Episode 211 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

New OPDoug, Mike, and Mike debate who should fill the #10 seat at TCGR, and review a bevey of driver signings and tests. Doug gives us a MRTI silly season summary, Whitesell leads us through a recap of the USGP, and Shaw brings us up to speed on Rally GB.

OpenPaddock.net Podcast – Episode 211, Tuesday, November 19th, 2013


  • IndyCar legend Dario Franchitti retires from racing
    • who replaces him?
    • #10 or #8 car?
  • Penske, Sam Hornish part ways after decade together
  • IndyCar Series outlines revised testing guidelines
  • KVSH signs Mistic E-Cigs sponsorship for Sebastien Bourdais
  • Honda testing speed impresses Hunter-Reay
  • Indy 500 runner-up Carlos Munoz gets full-time ride
  • Carpenter makes way for Conway for IndyCar road and street courses
  • Luyendyk gets Coyne IndyCar test
  • Mikael Grenier to get IndyCar test time with KV Racing at Sebring
  • Competition changes likely coming for IndyCar, per Walker
  • IMS road course paving complete


  • Fan Force United goes for a crowd funded racing across disciplines
  • Read graduates to Indy Lights from Pro Mazda
  • Dalton Kellett to Pro Mazda with Team Pelfrey

Formula 1

  • USGP in Austin
    • Qualifying
    • Maldonado accuses Williams of sabotaging car
    • Sebastian Vettel makes it eight in a row with victory in Austin
    • Results – Driver Standings – Team Standings
    • Austin had 113,000 on race day, 3 day attendance was 250,000
  • The Lotus Saga Continues – Schumi turns them down – Kovi steps up
  • Lotus investment deal losing credibility – Hulkenburg? Maldanado?
  • More detail on Alonso’s Abu Dhabi back issue
  • McLaren confirms Kevin Magnussen for 2014 – where does this leave Perez?
  • Teams fear boring ’14 races after USGP
  • F1 must confirm Pirelli’s aggressive role says Hembery


  • WRC Rally GB: Sebastien Ogier ends VW’s dominant year with victory
    • Citroen apologises for Sordo penalty
    • SS11: Kubica and Novikov crash out
    • Lehtinen takes blame for Hirvonen crash
    • Results – Standing
    • Surprise, Surprise Timing Issues….AGAIN!
    • Teams happy with Wale Rally GB changes
  • WRC Technical stability through 2017, but Say goodbye to Subies & Mitsus
    • “From the end of 2014, R4 cars (Subaru Impreza, Mitsubishi Lancer) will no longer be authorised to compete in Europe”
  • Hyundai announces collaboration with Electronic Arts – no details yet
  • Rally America – Sudden date change for STPR 2014 due to scheduling conflict with X-Games Austin
  • Canadian Rally Championship – Richard Brother & Sister reunited for Rally of Tall Pines Nov. 29-30 near Bancroft, Ontario

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