Tag Archives: 2012

Indycar-Top 10 Stories of 2012 Part 1

This past season may have been one of the best seasons Indycar has experienced in many years. An unexpected champion, engine competition, a bold new chassis and famous fresh faces all made 2012 a season for the record books. But, like most things Indycar, stupidity in the background overshadows good on the track. I’ve been giving some thought on the

F1 – Force India to Launch 1st of February 2013

Force India has announced they will launch their 2013 challenger on the 1st of February. The Indian team is the first to make such an announcement. Paul di Resta is thought to be the primary driver for 2013. However, the team has not officially confirmed its lineup with one seat still available. It is thought that Pedro de la Rosa

F1 – Driver Market News

It has been a busy couple of days for the Formula 1 paddock this week. Two more drivers have confirmed their seats while another has given up on his 2013 race seat. Here is a quick look at the news. Romain Grosjean Confirmed at Lotus Renault – The French driver is having a great start to his holiday. After winning

Episode 168 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

OpenPaddock Podcast LogoKevin, Mike, Mike and Doug are happy to have Conor Daly as their guest tonight. Conor talks with the OP boyz about the different racing culture in Europe, having spent the past two years competing full-time in GP3. He also talks with us about his goals for 2013, his upcoming IZOD IndyCar Series test with AJ Foyt Racing, as well as a bit of rally. We need to start a campaign to get Conor into the X-Games RallyX event! Also, anyone have a car he can use at Sno*Drift this January?

In addition to our conversation with Mr. Daly, we have a whole line-up of the usual ranting and raving about Formula 1, IndyCar, Mazda Road to Indy, and Rally as we recap the week’s motorsports news and rumors.

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Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSKevin, Mike, Mike and Doug are happy to have Conor Daly as their guest tonight. Conor talks with the OP boyz about the different racing culture in Europe, having spent the past two years competing full-time in GP3. He also talks with us about his goals for 2013, his upcoming IZOD

OpenPaddock Podcast – Episode 165

This week on the OpenPaddock Podcast, we have a packed show and a full house! Mike, Doug, and Kevin are joined by our new Rally reporter Mike Shaw and friend of the show John Olsakovsky. We begin with analysis from Mike Shaw on Petter Solberg’s future in rally and the sad sorry state of M-Sport. Whitesell and Patterson get excited about the addition of GT3 cars in the SCCA Pirelli World Challenge, for our money, some of the absolute best sports car racing to be found in the US!

The biggest portion of our show this week is of course a discussion of the return of Formula 1 to the United States and the inaugural race at the Circuit of the Americas. John gives us an account of what the venue and event was like as he spend all weekend in Austin. There were some logistic glitches, but we were all agreed that COTA layout was absolutely fantastic and the GP was one of the best of the season.

Lastly, we turn our attention IndyCar and the continued negotiations between Andretti Sports Marketing and the City of Fort Lauderdale. No one is surprised that HVM is fed up and looking to follow Conquest’s example and go sports car racing. To wrap up, we discuss some MRTI tidbits and look at how, if at all, the CEO uncertainty for INDYCAR has affected the ladder program.

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Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThis week on the OpenPaddock Podcast, we have a packed show and a full house! Mike, Doug, and Kevin are joined by our new Rally reporter Mike Shaw and friend of the show John Olsakovsky. We begin with analysis from Mike Shaw on Petter Solberg’s future in rally and the sad

Edpisode 164 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

Kevin, Mike, and Doug stumble and stagger their way through the weekly news in Rally, Formula 1, and IndyCar. We recap Loeb’s unsurprising win at Spain, and preview the upcoming return of the USGP at COTA in Austin.

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Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSKevin, Mike, and Doug stumble and stagger their way through the weekly news in Rally, Formula 1, and IndyCar. We recap Loeb’s unsurprising win at Spain, and preview the upcoming return of the USGP at COTA in Austin.

Episode 163 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

Shaun makes his last appearence on OpenPaddock Live before being shipped out to Qatar to pound sand and watch MotoGP racing. Joining Shaun are Mike (as always), Doug, and the new Shaun, Kevin Neely. On the docket this week:

  • Rally
    • WRC – the future of M-Sport. Will Nasser Al-Attiyah’s Qatar money be the team’s saving grace?
    • WRC – Sistemas Integrales de Telecomunicacion (SIT) slated to take over timing duties for 2013.
    • Kubica will drive the WRC Citroen C4 in two rallies this month. Back full-time in 2013?
  • Formula One
    • Is Vettel in fact an alien?
    • Kimi is a honeybadger and wants to be left alone!
    • Cheever’s son gets to test an F1 car
  • Mazda Road to Indy
    • Belardi Auto Racing gathering non-perishable food for Sheltering Wings
    • Dempsey makes a run at another Walter Hayes trophy
  • IZOD IndyCar Series
    • HVM picks up its marbles and goes elsewhere to play. …can’t blame them!
    • Marshall Pruitt is the man!
    • How bummed are we really about Randy’s departure? Some honest reflection.
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Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSShaun makes his last appearence on OpenPaddock Live before being shipped out to Qatar to pound sand and watch MotoGP racing. Joining Shaun are Mike (as always), Doug, and the new Shaun, Kevin Neely. On the docket this week: Rally WRC – the future of M-Sport. Will Nasser Al-Attiyah’s Qatar money

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