Episode 81 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadJoin the crew for the 81st episode of the show! We are honoured to have Martin Plowman on the show to talk about his 2011 plans and also gives an inside look into the processes involved when hunting sponsorship. Brilliant interview and we want to thank plowey for his time! We also have the latest in INDYCAR, ALMS, Rally and F1! Sit back with your favorite beverage and enjoy the show!

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Help Martin Plowman Raise Money for Military Charities

Martin Plowman has graciously started a project to help raise $10,000 for two charities involving the military. Below are his tweets from earlier: Listen up tweeps! I need you all to pay attention for a moment please!! I am going to try to raise a lot of money for two good causes HELP FOR HEROES and the WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT. As part of the deal, I will be getting a military style CREW CUT whilst on board the USS Enterprise in the Gulf sea. I have set up TWO seperate…

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Rally – MINI Showing Positive Progress

The Prodrive/MINI project seems to be coming along just fine. The MINI Clubman WRC has undergone its first serious gravel test and is looking to step up to a more intensive program. After last weeks test that saw the likes of Kris Meeke, Marcus Gronholm and Markko Martin driving the car on gravel, the team has indicated their intention to test the car once a month up until Christmas. The team was clear that the level of technical changes and situations would be limited but they would run the car…

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Episode 56 – Openpaddock.net Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadJoin Mike and I this week as we spice things up with a new show format. We cover Rally Japan as well as the Monza race for the F1 circus. We get into the WMSC’s decisions on all things F1 and WRC. We also give a mini silly season preview for IndyCar and talk some of the schedule changes. So sit back with your favorite beverage and enjoy a night at the races!

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F1 – Humble Hamilton?…I’m Confused

Anybody who has followed F1 the last few years has come to understand that Lewis Hamilton sometimes has a way of making some pretty far out there statements. This is the man who “blew away” two time champion Fernando Alonso while both drivers were at McLaren together. However, Lewis has had a slightly different tone when discussing his on track action with Michael Schumacher. Autosport has recently ran a story where Hamilton describes his on track action at last weeks Barcelona test with the seven time champion as well as…

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Le Mans – Aston Performs a 180

A few weeks back we had originally posted a story that indicated Aston Martin was not going to have a factory effort in the Le Mans championships around the globe. They have decided to do a 180 and seize an opportunity that has been provided. We have noted this off season that the LMP field was rather lacking and that was putting it nicely. Both Audi and Peugeot are running very select races and the American prototype program is virtually non existent. Enter newly named series vultures Aston Martin to…

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Le Mans – Aston Martin Out Until 2011

Prodrive teamed with Aston Martin will take a one year break from their LMP challenger this year. The team has decided to focus on the 2011 challenger instead of a continuous evolution of the current project. Aston has yet to decide whether or not the car will run in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, however a private team will run one Aston/Lola combo for the European Le Mans Series. Signature-Plus, a French outfit, will run the Aston Lola for the 2010 season. However, it is unknown at this time…

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Le Mans – 1000Km of Nurburgring

While we often sit and discuss the negative aspects of the ALMS series, we sometimes forget that there is another series in Europe that showcases great cars over long periods of time. This weekend in particular the Le Mans series travelled to one of the most famous race courses on the planet in the Nurburgring for 1000km. While the course would showcase the best Europe had to offer…the series did not. Missing from action were the Audi R15s and the Peugeot team that has had a strong grip on the…

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