Episode 216 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

OpenPaddock-Emblem-Flare-v2-2Your regular quartet of misfits meet once again to discuss the week’s news in motorsport. We even talk about NASCAR! I know, right? We discuss the wee bit of IndyCar news that’s out there and highlight a couple of USF2000 driver announcements. Pechin and Shaw discuss the biggest event of the past week, IMSA’s TUDOR United Sports Car Championship Rolex 24 at the Daytona International Speedway. We look at the exciting race that it was, but also discuss the indecision and waffling by the officials that marred the GT-Daytona class race. Shaw gives us the latest news in WRC, the new Cascadia International Rally Championship, and recaps the first round of the Rally America National Championship the Sno*Drift Rally. Whitesell rounds out the show for us discussing Formula 1 testing and we try to avoid as much as possible discussions of the hilariously obscene new noses.

OpenPaddock.net: Episode #216 – Tuesday, January 28th, 2014


  • NASCAR sets new qualification format


  • Panther testing Huertas again
  • Justin Wilson signs with Coyne again…. 🙁
  • 70 percent chance of Bush at 500


  • Austin Cindric to USF2000 Pabst Racing
  • JAY motorsports sets their 3 car USF2000 lineup


  • Daytona 24 recap
  • Results


  • WRC teams not happy with promoter & TV
  • Rally America Sno Drift – Higgins wins
    • results
  • Rally America on NBC Sports!
  • Cascadia International Rally Championship officially launches new website

Formula 1

  • Launch & Testing – 93 laps total on day 1
    • Red Bull – 3 laps
    • Ferrari – 31 laps for Raikonnen & fastest time, also a trip back to pits early on the hook
    • Mercedes – 18 laps, Hamilton in the wall, front wing failure, back to testing on Wednesday, 2nd quick
    • McLaren – Electrical problems = no testing… just tear down and reassembly
    • Lotus – Not coming to first test
    • Sauber – 7 laps
    • Williams – 3rd quick, 7 laps
    • Torro Rosso – 15 laps
    • Force India – 11 laps
    • Caterham – 1 lap
    • Marusia – Not at test yet, but car is on its way
  • photoshop and the new cars
  • Bernie’s new york case dismissed
  • Boulier leaves Lotus… going to McLaren? Lotus has new Russian funding

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