Episode 242 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadOpenPaddock.net Episode #242 for Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Preview unintelligible ‘malgamation of motorsport musings – F1 Hungary review, a brief review of the madness of Bernie E, and a wee bit o nascar Indy – Mid O preview, hinch in free agency, lights chassis testing, and some good/bad news for the lights series Rally – GRC charlotte, WRC 2017 tech changes, and a yumptastic preview of finland UMMM F1 – Hungaroring review Qualifying – Hamilton has a BBQ for Hungary fans in Q1 &…

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IndyCar-Media Day….Fun in 1000 Words Or Less

I’m feeling quite inadequate today. I’m sitting here in the media room at Barber Motorsports Park amongst the cream of the crop of IndyCar media. (By the way, Brian….Are you happy I capitalized the C in IndyCar?) As I sit here at my station looking across to see Curt Cavin typing away, Kevin Lee and Jon Beekhus going over notes for NBC and Amy Konrath pulling everything together, I am reminded that I should probably have a yellow stripe on my laptop in here. Behind me is Jenna Fryer from…

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Formula 1 – Force India Getting it Wrong Already

If I am Jules Bianchi, I am one pissed off reserve driver today. I have worked well with my Sahara Force India team all year last year, and tested well with them this off season and still I get snubbed. To be honest I would be an ex-reserve driver at this point. This after finding out that Adrian Sutil who has not driven a racing car but once over the last year and a half has been signed to the second race seat at my team. This is a real…

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F1 – Jerez Day 1

The second official winter test of the 2010 season has began this week and we have day one times and highlights. A few drivers were able to set some dry lap times before rain moved into the area causing slower lap times. This provided a chance for the teams to test their new cars in the wet conditions. Force India, Virgin Racing, and Red Bull were new additions to the testing session with the Red Bull squad suffering mechanical failure early. Not a hot start for the drink racers as…

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F1 – Car Launch Dates – 1/14/2010

McLaren has announced that they will launch their MP4-25 on January 29th.  No location has been given for their launch at this time, however McLaren is least likely to have a low-key shindig. And why should they. With two British world champions on the team, they have much to trumpet. Add to that the amazing development they did on their 2009 challenger which brought it from the back of the grid at the beginning of the season to winning races. 2010 could be a very good year for Lewis Hamilton.…

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IndyCar Barber Open Test Preview

The IndyCar series returns to Barber Motorsports Park outside Birmingham, Alabama this weekend for open testing. Previous to this, IndyCar conducted a suitability test in October of 2008 with seven drivers. Saturday will see the Indy Lights take to the track from 9am to 5pm, with the big cars running on Sunday and Monday from 9am – 5pm as well. Live timing and scoring will be available on IndyCar’s website. Those who attended the test in 2007 loved driving on the hilly, wide open road course. The beautiful park like…

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