The question on everyone's minds - will the 2021 Formula 1 season be less than 23 races? It's supposed to be the longest season in the history of the sport, but will we actually have those many races? For starters, Singapore has been cancelled and several other venues may be forced to do so due to the ongoing pandemic. In which case, what would be the impact of a shortened season on Formula 1 and its stakeholders?
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In this week's episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, Soumil and Kunal are joined by Dipak Ragav - an FIA-accredited journalist for leading Indian publication, The Hindu. The trio discuss the sporting, commercial and technical impact of the shortened 2021 Formula 1 season.
How will it impact the title battle between Hamilton and Verstappen? What about the development race between Red Bull Racing and Mercedes? Which driver would actually be hoping for a full season to resurrect form? How will a shortened season impact the commercials between Liberty Media-Formula 1 teams and the teams and their sponsors. And finally, how many races do you think will Formula 1 manage to host in 2021? Write to us via our Facebook page.
(Season 2021, Episode 35)
Follow our hosts on Twitter: Dipak Ragav, Soumil Arora and Kunal Shah
Music courtesy: Lucien Byfieldt
Image courtesy: Mercedes