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December 23, 2012 The 2012 Formula1 Podcast Awards By Rishi Kapoor And Kunal Shah

The 2012 Formula1 Podcast Awards By Rishi Kapoor And Kunal Shah

The 2012 Formula1 Podcast Awards

In our final Formula1 podcast of the 2012 Formula1 season, Rishi Kapoor and I donned our tuxedos to come up with the ‘2012 Formula1 Podcast Awards’. The credit for the concept and award categories goes to our avid listener Latesh Wakodkar, thank you! And as always, while the categories and nominations may seem standard, the eventual winners of course aren’t. Now what’s Formula1 without a little bit of humour from Rishi and myself!

Here’s what is in store:
-A quick message to congratulate Narain Karthikeyan and Karun Chandhok for winning Race of Champions Asia Nations Cup! And crash-kid Romain Grosjean for winning the ‘Champion of Champions’ title!
-2012 Formula1 Podcast Award Categories (and nominees)
1.Fulcrum of the Year (Pirelli P-Zero, Newey, Alonso)
2.Rumour of the Year (Alonso’s team-mate(s), return of Adrian Sutil)
3.Technology of the Year (Coanda exhausts, D-DRS )
4.Demise of the Year (HRT, Mercedes AMG)
5.Pitstop of the Year (Mclaren’s 5 wheel pitstop, Mclaren’s World Record pitstop)
6.Promotion of the Year (Monisha Kaltenborn, Sergio Perez, Charles Pic)
7.‘Keep Distance From Me’ of the Year (Pastor Maldonado, Narain Karthikeyan, Romain Grosjean) – (yes, we pick two winners for this award!)
8.‘How Did That Happen’ of the Year (Hamilton-Mercedes, Perez-Mclaren, Hulkenberg-Sauber, Schumacher’s Monaco Pole and more…)
9.‘WOW Factor’ of the Year (7 out of 7, Maldonado and Rosberg’s maiden victories, Marussia – Caterham fight and more…)
10.Chaos of the Year (Abu Dhabi, Suzuka and Spa Turn 1, HRT)
11.Overtaking Maneuvre of the Year (Massa-Senna in Singapore, Raikkonen-Hulkenberg in Austin, Alonso-Grosjean in Valencia and some 1456 other moves!)
12.(our Oscars!) Race of the Year (Valencia, Austin, Brazil)
-Over to the 2013 Formula1 Season

A few more weeks before the official car launches and pre-season testing take precedence in our lives. A few Formula1 seats are still pending as we eagerly await announcements from Sahara Force India and Caterham! Till then, Rishi and I promise to keep you entertained. As for now, we have the 2012 Formula1 Podcast Awards! See you in the New Year…!

December 6, 2012 Formula1 Jokes and SIDVIN Festival of Speed

Formula1 Jokes and SIDVIN Festival of Speed

Our first off-season Formula1 podcast and we thought we wouldn’t have much to speak about. However, ten minutes into our pre-podcast talk and we ended up striking out topics to ensure we don’t overshoot our usual time limit! Now such is Formula1…
Here’s a brief on what RJ Rishi Kapoor and I spoke about in our latest podcast:
-We try but are unable to stay away from talking about Formula1
-And we share Ross Brawn’s joke…! (Did you find it funny too?)
-Will Hamilton and Mercedes give Schumacher the credit for the 2013 Formula1 season? (Read: Hamilton To Replace Schumacher In Mercedes In 2013)
-The Flag Saga (as we call it!):
oFIA’s role
oAnd why on earth is Ecclestone criticizing Ferrari for it?? Hear my view!
-Button is our ‘tyre man’, do you think Pirelli should change tyre characteristics for next season?
-And Rishi tries to be a ‘tyre man’ too – hear his view on a different strategy that Pirelli should follow. Anyone put him in touch with Ecclestone and the FIA?
-We do a roundup of the seats waiting to be confirmed for 2013 – who do you want to see in Sahara Force India, Caterham and Marussia? Share your thoughts!
-The Indian Formula1 drivers and their tryst with the Race of Champions – some respite for motor-racing fans this off-season (Read: Narain Karthikeyan And Karun Chandhok In The Race Of Champions)
-Rishi passes it off as local stuff, but knows it’s important for Indian Motorsport – we speak about the SIDVIN Festival of Speed. Why is it important?
This off-season, we will aim to bring to you our weekly Formula1 podcasts and will talk about issues that we don’t otherwise get to speak about in Formula1. Anything you’d like to hear us speak about? Anything you’d like us to discuss? Feel free to write to us! We are listening…