Episode 213 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

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New OPMike, Mike, and Doug make one last appearance in 2013 and talk about the few bits of motorsport news that’s around. Formula E seems to have a lot more traction that we expected, Ganassi and Briscoe are reunited, as is Paul Page and IMS radio. Fan Force United returns to Indy Lights, Sutil safe at Sauber, and Kubica confirmed at M-Sport. In each category, we also look back at the best and worst from each segment we cover. It’s been another great year, and we really appreciate those of you who listen to our rants and ramblings.

OpenPaddock.net Podcast – Episode 213, Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Grab Bag

  • Andretti Sports Marketing to promote Miami Formula E race
  • Steve Kinser to run final season in WoW in 2014
  • USAC National Schedules out

IndyCar

  • Briscoe in #8, Kanaan in #10
  • IndyCar aero kits a go for 2015
  • Sato back at Foyt
  • Paul Page to replace Mike King on the radio
  • Jack Hawksworth still trying to catch a ride at Coyne
  • BIGGEST NEWS OF THE YEAR

MRTI

  • Newgarden to serve as ladder mentor
  • Jack Harvey joins Schmidt Peterson Indy Lights team
  • Fan force united returning, Anderson in for Indy Lights
  • BIGGEST NEWS OF THE YEAR

Formula 1

  • Sutil confirmed at Sauber
  • Perez for 2nd seat at Force India
  • 3 Seats left in F1
    • current seats filled
  • If you weren’t confused enough by F1 rules…. new engine penalty system announced
  • New pole award trophy and permanent numbers
  • New aero restrictions for 2014
  • FIA opens bid for 12th F1 team
    • A bit late for a 2015 start, unless somebody has already approached the FIA about it
    • Volkswagen?
    • How did the last round of new teams fare?
  • BIGGEST NEWS OF THE YEAR

Rally

  • Hirvonnen & Evans confirmed at M Sport
  • Note: No sign of Nasser Al Attiyah & Qatar
  • Kubica joins M Sport
  • BIGGEST NEWS OF THE YEAR