Episode 209 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

New OP

New OPWhitesell, Patterson, and Shaw examine the news from INDYCAR and the organizational changes surrounding IMS and INDYCAR, and we’re agog at the stunning revelation that Dallara will produce the 2015 IndyLights chassis. Whitesell leads us through the news from Formula 1, the Kimi drama, and we review the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Shaw wraps up the show with all the news from the WRC, Rally America, and the Global Rallycross including a discussion of Kubica’s future, a recap of the Perryville Farms Rally, a preview of Rally GB, and a recap of the GRC season finale.

Open Paddock #209 – Thursday, November 7th, 2013

IndyCar

  • Veteran IndyCar engineer Bill Pappas joins RLL
  • IndyCar to get new ‘Voice of the 500′ as Mike King resigns
  • Dreyer & Reinbold Racing working on IndyCar comeback
  • Former NASCAR team owner, Ford exec join IndyCar
  • Final 2013 TV numbers – 22% drop, Fontana up 41% though….
  • JPM in IRS trouble…. thats just so Penske

MRTI

  • Dallara confirms new Indy Lights deal

Formula 1

  • Bernie facing legal proceedings in 3 countries
  • India – Mikes Race Review
    • Vettel starts from pole, wins from pole, zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
    • Vettel reprimanded and fined for post race donuts
    • India Results
  • Abu Dhabi – Mikes Race Review
    • Vettel takes Webber on start and rockets into the lead, Kimi wrecks out, Mike loses interest
    • Kimi is a ‘no show’ on Thursday
    • Vettel does donuts with FIA approval
    • Abu Dhabi Results
    • Standings
    • Alonso passed fit after big impact at Abu Dhabi
  • Ecclestone backs Raikkonen over strike threat
  • Bernie has mad ideas about the points
  • 2014 calendar to shrink by two races
  • Brawn to leave Mercedes
  • Super Aguri joins Formula E
  • Alexander Rossi gets a GP2 win at Abu Dhabi

Rally

  • Unfinished LSPR Business – Brakim Racing and Idiotic Photog
  • Josh Tons – Awesome photos from Perryville Farm & Forest Rally
  • Ogier wins in Spain
    • Results – Standings
    • Kubica wins WRC2 championship
  • World Rally Championship TV strategy tops crunch promoter meeting
    • VW walks out of the meeting
  • WRC – Worst kept secret official – Neuville inks 3yr deal as Hyundai lead driver
    • Wilson wants Hirvonen back
    • Silly season – Let the drivers chess game begin! Who goes where now?
  • WRC – Rally GB Preview
    • Kubica plays down expectations
  • EA Games Need for Speed signs multi-year relationship with Ken Block
  • GRC – Finale is at SEMA in Las Vegas Tonight
    • Ken Block Wins…Finally