F1 Soap Box – All the Noise About the Lack of Noise in F1

Ron Walker, the promoter of the F1 race in Melbourne, has been making all kinds of stink about the quieter engines that graced the streets of Albert Park.  Even before the FIA excluded the Australian Daniel Ricciardo from his podium, the newspapers were printing vitriol about the lack of engine noise.  Add this to the fact that there is growing resentment from the citizens that the Queensland government continues to shell out an exorbitant $50 million a year to subsidize the race, it would be fair to say that the…

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Episode 223 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSMike, Doug, and Mike take over the show as Fearless Leader Shaun is pulled away on other business. We review the IndyCar testing results, consider the implications of Verizon signing a long-term deal as entitlement sponsor, and review the news from the Mazda Road to Indy. Mr. Shaw shares news of Foust and Block competing in World RallyCross, and he previews the WRC Rally Portugal. Whitesell leads us through a review of the Formula One season opener at Melbourne, and we…

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Episode 180 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSMike Whitesell takes the reins as Kevin is swept off to Oz by the tornados and gives us a review of F1’s season opener in Melbourne and a preview of IndyCar’s opener at St. Pete. Doug reviews the USF2000 season opener at Sebring, and Mr. Shaw points and laughs at us for starting our seasons so darn late as he recaps the week’s news from the world of rally.

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