Episode 198 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

New OPThis week, Doug and Shaun recap their duel at the Kansas City Region SCCA Solo Event #8, Neely shares news and rumors from around the IndyCar Paddock as we all look forward to Mid-Ohio, Doug gives us the latest from the Mazda Road to Indy, Shaw reviews the New England Forest Rally and previews Rally Finland, and Whitesell leads us through the sad circus of Formula One as we head into the summer break.

Show Notes: OpenPaddock.net Podcast – Episode 198, July 30th 2013


  • Doug is Better than Shaun
  • Bragging rights galore
  • Block wins New England by a whisker, and Finland could be Mikko’s employee review for Citroen
  • IT’S MID-OHIO WEEKEND BOYZ! Land of fried bologna sandwiches

Formula 1

  • Hungaroring
    • Quals
    • Race Review
    • Hamilton still has a buddy at McLaren
    • Grosjean punished for Button incident
    • Massa: Grosjean penalty totally wrong
    • Results – Standings
  • Michelin planning announcement
  • F1 and FIA agree new Concorde deal
  • Loose wheels set to result in 10-place grid penalty
  • Ferrari confirms James Allison’s arrival
  • Ferrari issues rebuke as Alonso loses patience
  • 2014 schedule
  • No Indian Grand Prix in 2014
  • Korea could join India in F1 exile
  • Lauda says New Jersey has been dropped from 2014 calendar


  • Tony Kanaan back at IMS, maybe on a job interview
  • Panther Racing explores expansion to sports cars
  • Luhr to make Sonoma IndyCar debut for SFHR
  • Muscle Milk Pickett Racing exploring IndyCar option
  • IndyCar mandates twin-turbo engines for 2014
  • Honda had planned twin-turbo switch
  • Mid Ohio Preview
  • Acura NSX Hybrid Supercar To Make On-Track Debut At Mid-Ohio
  • Ryan Briscoe to miss IndyCar race at Mid-Ohio
  • Servia gets Mid-Ohio Panther call-up
  • Davison in at Coyne for Mid-Ohio IndyCar


  • Indy Lights updates for 2014, new car for ‘1
  • USF2000 Runs 3, Pro Mazda Runs 2, FIL Runs 1
  • Whitesell’s quick blurb on WC for Mid ohio


  • Ken Block and Alex Gelsomino Win 2013 New England Forest Rally
    • Results – Standings
    • Unfortunately Last Ditch didn’t finish
  • GRC X-Games LA
  • Rally America’s David Sterckx jumps into GRC with Millen’s Hyundai
  • Petter Solberg seeking WRC comeback in 2014
  • Poland set for 2014 World Rally Championship return
  • Makinen reveals his app… after faking a return to Finland
  • WRC Finland Preview

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