Will F1's Budget Cap Force Ferrari To Race In Formula E?

May 01, 08:43 PM

F1's lower budget cap could force Ferrari to race elsewhere...Formula E? Will Lando Norris attempt the e-Triple Crown of Motorsport? Will pay drivers flood F1 after the pandemic ends?

Ferrari are at it again. The Italian horse is prancing in a direction most of Formula 1 doesn't wish to go in. Ferrari's arguments against the all-teams-are-equal budget cap hold merit, but they assume that all will be hunky-dory in Formula 1 once the virus is contained. But why is it that Ferrari always have an alternate view on the affairs of Formula 1?

In this episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, we discuss the pros and cons of Ferrari's exclusivity to Formula 1 - has it become a liability as seasons have passed? Would the value and image of Formula 1 be damaged if Ferrari race in other Motorsport series? In fact, we'd love to see Ferrari race elsewhere - Formula E, please? We're not sure about you, but we definitely don't tune in to Formula 1 to only watch Ferrari race even though their bloopers are unmatched.

Also in this episode, did the Wolff-Hamilton interview deliver a veiled message to Mercedes? Zak Brown's hits-misses suggestions to Formula 1 for 2020. Does Lewis Hamilton interact with his virtual character while playing the Gran Turismo? Finally, Lucien re-lives the classic 1989 Australian Grand Prix - a wet race that saw only 8 drivers finish. Tune in!

(Season 2020, Episode 16)

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Here's what's in store for you in this episode:

0:00-3:00 - Is it a privilege for Formula 1 if Ferrari chooses to race only in Formula 1?

3:00-6:00 - We explain why Ferrari are seeking a two-tier budget cap in Formula 1

6:00-9:00 - Would Formula 1 lose much if Ferrari decide to race in other Motorsport series, too?

9:00-12:00 - Ferrari waiting for a historic bonus + veto power from Formula E before agreeing to participate?

12:00-15:00 -  Will pay drivers fill up the Formula 1 grid in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic? Well, that's what happened after the economic crisis in 2008-09

15:00-18:00 - Lando Norris, he is the Fernando Alonso of virtual racing. Which virtual race will he participate in next? Could he win the e-Triple Crown of Motorsport?

18:00-21 :00 - Did Toto Wolff deliver a veiled message to Mercedes?

21:00-24:00 - Re-live the 1989 Australian Grand Prix with Lucien

24:00-end -  RIC did the parkour, RAI was trampolining around, KVY played the guitar. What've you been up to? Tell us! 

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Music courtesy: Lucien Byfieldt
Image courtesy: Ferrari