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The Race F1 Podcast: Chandhok on 2020′s second start

by Jack Benyon
1 min read

The start of the 2020 Formula 1 season is, for the second time, approaching fast with the early stages of the calendar in place and drivers getting back behind the wheel.

Former F1 driver Karun Chandhok joins us on the latest edition of The Race F1 Podcast to explain how to go about rebuilding race sharpness ahead of next month’s Austrian Grand Prix.

With Mercedes also returning to the track for two days of running at Silverstone with a 2018 car starting tomorrow, there’s also a look at the specific challenges teams face that must be prepared for.

The impact of the structure of the calendar and ongoing uncertainty about how many races will be held is also discussed.

With speculation continuing over F1’s driver market and the futures of Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso, Racing Point has ostensibly closed off any chance of a change there.

But it’s perhaps not that simple, and the language used by the team that appears to leave the door open for a possible switch should Lance Stroll not step up – which is delved into.

And with the latest attempts to trial such an approach blocked by Mercedes, we also ask if it’s time for the idea of reversed-grids in F1 to die following its latest failure.

The Race F1 Podcast is available free to subscribe to and download via all good podcasting suppliers, including Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

Listen to “F1 2020 is getting serious again, with Karun Chandhok” on Spreaker.

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