Episode 235 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

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OpenPaddock.net Podcast – Episode #235 for Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

IndyCar

  • Double file restarts dropped for rest of season
  • Texas Review
    • More downforce than last year
    • flaming Marco out early
    • Wilson/Bourdais (lap 121) come together… probably Bourdais’ fault
    • Huertas loops it in pit lane on the yellow
    • RHR’s woes continue with oil pressure problems (lap 138)
    • (lap 182) Ed passes Power for the lead as Will suffers understeer and lapped traffic.
    • Last pit stop and Power incurs pit speed violation which leaves Ed +12s on the field.
    • 7 laps to go and Sato has an oil fire as well. Honda = ?
    • Great pit strategy for Power pits from 6th at end of lead lap for fresh rubber
    • Will Power overcomes pit lane speed violation to finish 2nd
    • JPM takes first podium
    • Ed Carpenter takes the win
    • Texas attendance – 65,000 per Star Telegarm….. ???
    • capacity is 112k in grandstands, 16k in suites/condos
    • Texas ratings – 0.4 overnight
    • results – standings
  • GP of Indianapolis picks up Angie’s List as title sponsor
  • Brazil, Dubai and NOLA possible additions to a 20 race schedule for 2015

Rally

  • WRC Rally Italia Sardegna
    • Hirvonnen’s car up in a blaze of glory and mystery
    • Ogier takes the win
    • results – standings
    • More idiotic spectators in Italy
  • VW Announces WRC Commitment through 2019
  • GRC X-Games – So much bad
    • Terrible Track – back to old days of first corner mayhem
    • Terrible commentating (Toby Moody sucks…How do you mix up Foust and Pastrana?)
    • Red flags galore as Speed wins again
    • results – standings
    • Positive note: GRC Lites was cool
    • results
  • GRC – UFD on board with VW for DC event
  • Rally America – 2015 Sno*Drift dates confirmed Jan. 30th & 31st

Formula 1

  • Montreal
    • Quali
      • Nico out qualifies Hamilton at one of Hamilton’s favorite tracks
    • Race review
      • Nico shuts the door on Hamilton in t1/2 first lap
      • Nico cuts the chicane
      • Nico better at managing the car than Hamilton
      • Perez has magical race… until he blocked Massa and got penalized
      • Massa felt he could have won if his first pit stop wasn’t botched
    • What about that botched camera in the hairpin?
    • 1.1 overnight rating up from 0.9 last year on NBC
    • results – driver standings – team standings
  • Newey signs a contract extension with Red Bull…. to work on other projects?
  • Red Bull takes up option on Ricciardo Contract…. wouldn’t you?

Sportscar
Grand Prix of Kansas
Ferrari to Le Mans rumor???
Le Mans preview