Episode 188 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast With Justin Wilson

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The boys are proud to welcome Justin Wilson, driver of the #19 Boy Scouts of America car for Dale Coyne Racing, to this week’s show! Mr. Neely shares his observations from the opening weekend of practice at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Mr. Whitesell reviews the Spanish Grand Prix which surprisingly didn’t suck, and Mr. Shaw takes a look at the proposed revamping of the power stage and contemplates the future of stage rally.

Show Notes for Episode 188

Preview

  • IndyCar – Justin Wilson on the show, 500 practice underway, Aerokits – take 3 – action
  • F1 – Catalunya didn’t suck
  • Rally – Powerstage rehash imminent? Is this the beginning of the end for traditional stage rally?

IndyCar

  • Indy 500 field grows to 33
  • Busch Hits 218 At Indy; Interested In Next Year’s 500
  • Carpenter Tops 220 On Opening Day At Indy
  • Munoz Hits 223 MPH On Windy Day 2 At Indy
  • Andretti up to 225 on day 3
  • Walker Hired As Competition Boss
  • Aero Kits Set For 2014 Indy 500 Debut
  • IMS will unveil zip line this month

Formula 1

  • Catalunya
    • Quals
    • Race Review
    • results – standings
  • Pirelli looking at making changes… possibly…. Red Bull spouting venom
  • Pirelli says it can bring boring processions back to F1 if asked
  • Changes to the tyres would be unfair – Lotus
  • German bribery charges against Bernie Ecclestone imminent
  • James Allison closing in on Ferrari move, but no deal yet
  • New Jersey update
    • Pook joins New Jersey bid
    • New Jersey handed F1 cash boost
  • Next up – Monaco in 2 weeks
    • Mercedes is favourite in Monaco – Fernando Alonso

Rally

  • World Rally Championship in radical power stage decider proposal
  • World Rally Championship close to sealing 2014 China return
  • Next Up – WRC Acropolis and RA STPR in 3 weeks
    • Antoine L’Estage pulls registration from STPR, announces 2013 championship impossible
    • L’Estage only to compete in Canada, says possible WRC car could return before season is up
  • Olympus Rally resurrected as Nameless Performance Rally
    • Featuring first ever competing Toyobaru on gravel with Will Orders from Australia to drive it
  • GRC X-Games Barcelona to feature “El Matador” Carlos Sainz