10 Headlines That Will Dominate F1 2020

Jun 30, 09:15 PM

It's RACE WEEK! And it'll be so for the next three weeks. YAY! 8 races or 18, we tell you the 10 headlines that will dominate the 2020 Formula 1 season.

Will Honda bring Red Bull-Verstappen into the title fight? Will the Black Arrows create history? And then what about the Pink Arrows? Will they lead the mid-field battle? Not just Ferrari, it'll be Sebastian Vettel at Ferrari that'll create headlines. Let's hope we see 'vintage Seb!' At least 6 drivers will fight for 7th place in the Drivers' Championship - each with a hope to race in a better car come 2021.

Also in this episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast: will the uncertainty of the 2020 Formula 1 calendar favour some over the others? Likewise for the long off-season, would certain drivers have benefited from a 'pause and reflect' approach? Is Formula 1 ready to let Kimi Raikkonen retire? And finally, will Bernie Ecclestone be banned from entering the Formula 1 paddock? Tune in!

(Season 2020, Episode 26)

Hear our previous episode:
22 predictions for the 2020 Formula 1 season

Here's what's in store for you in this episode:
0:00-3:00 - It's RACE WEEK - for the next three weeks! Why focus will be on Honda all through F1 2020. In Honda, we need to trust if we want to enjoy a Max Verstappen vs. Lewis Hamilton for the title

3:00-6:00 - More than just Ferrari, it'll be Sebastian Vettel at Ferrari who will make headlines in F1 2020. Will he, won't he go all bonkers and race like 'vintage Seb' did?

6:00-9:00 - Charles Leclerc is now the driver under pressure to win Ferrari their next Drivers' Championship. Black Arrows, will they dominate in F1 2020, too? Can Valtteri Bottas score a surprise title win this season?

9:00-12:00 - The form factor of the Pink Arrows will turn heads. They should lead the mid-field battle. But is their driver line-up their Achilles' heel?

12:00-15:00 - At least six drivers will compete for the seventh place in the Drivers' Championship. They'll all want to impress for the two works team seats that are up for grabs - Mercedes and Renault

15:00-18:00 - Is Formula 1 ready to deal with Kimi Raikkonen's retirement? Let's hope Raikkonen isn't booted out of Alfa Romeo to make room for Mick Schumacher!

18:00-21:00 - Is Fernando Alonso waiting to see Renault's form in F1 2020 before deciding to join them from 2021? Renault needs to showcase it's capabilities to potential drivers, too.

21:00-24:00 - Formula 1 is expected to race at new circuits. Expect new venues + the uncertainty of the calendar to spice up F1 2020. Would the long off-season have helped certain drivers re-energise and mount a fresh attack this season?

24:00-end - Will F1 2020 allow Liberty Media to evolve Formula 1's business model? The silliest battle to follow this season might be Bernie Ecclestone vs. Formula 1! Has Formula 1 banned Ecclestone from entering the paddock?

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Music courtesy: Lucien Byfieldt
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