The Inside Line Podcast: Trump should hire Bernie

Kunal Shah 31/01/2017
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Bernie Ecclestone.

Bernie Ecclestone was fired from Formula 1. What should he do next? We think he could be a TV commentator, so he gets to travel to the races for free (since he’s known to be cheap!). Or his good friend Donald Trump could hire him as an government relations expert? Current affairs indicate that Mr. Trump might need Ecclestone’s service immediately! Or maybe he could start up a business with his fellow unemployed men from the paddock, Nico Rosberg and Ron Dennis.

2017 may not be Bernie Ecclestone’s year, but in all other sports, it is fast becoming the Year of the Oldies. Does this mean that Kimi Raikkonen will finally win some races this season? Likewise for Ferrari and McLaren too?

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Former F1 World Champion Jenson Button raced through the skies earlier this week after testing out the new British Airways flight simulator at Heathrow Airport in London.

The Englishman – who retired from Formula One after the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in November – spent nearly two hours learning the skills of flying with one of the world’s largest commercial aircrafts.










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Bottas confident he can withstand pressure in 2017

F1i 31/01/2017
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New Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas knows that he will be under the spotlight like never before in 2017, as he takes over from reigning champion Nico Rosberg putting alongside formidable team mate Lewis Hamilton.

Bottas said that coping with the pressure will be crucial to achieving success in the upcoming campaign.

“It would be very easy to take a lot of pressure and stress yourself, he told Finnish broadcaster MTV. “But in Formula One I have noticed that if pressure piles up, it only does you harm.”

He added that the pressure wouldn’t come from media and fans, but rather from his own expectations of what he should be able to achieve now that he finally has a potential title-winning car under him.

“My goals are always so high – I set the bar really high – so I believe that if the pressure comes, it is mostly from me rather than the outside,” he said.

“I want to win races and championships and in that sense the objective is not changing. I have huge support from the team and that will certainly help me in every situation.”

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