Episode 223 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

Mike, 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 all shake our heads at yet another IMSA officiating bungle at Sebring.

OpenPaddock.net Podcast: Episode #23 for Tuesday, March 18th, 2014


  • Barber open test Monday and Tuesday
  • Penske on top on day 1
  • Alex Tagliani signs for SFHR
  • Daly not running IndyCar… huge GP2 testing crash
  • Getting a second GP2 test
  • Some revisions to the tire rules and some chassis upgrades
  • Verizon


  • Schmidt Peterson signs Juan Piedrahita for Indy Lights
  • Gabby Chaves signs for Belardi in Indy Lights


  • Foust to compete in World Rallycross
  • Ken Block too
  • M-Sport Completes 50th Fiesta R5
  • JWRC entries finally revealed
  • Huge 85 car entry list for WRC Portugal (April 3-6)
    • HENNING! returns
    • Tanak gets second outing in top level WRC machinery
    • Drive Dmack Fiesta Cup – includes Crazy Leo’s debut
  • Shaun’s Failure to Launch!

Formula 1

  • Melbourne
  • Quali results
    • Kimi was “playing around with the switches”
    • Hamilton edges Ricciardo for pole in the wet
  • Rossburg wins a dominant victory
    • Kobayashi takes out Massa in T1
    • Bottas has a good race…. more to come from Williams
    • Ricciardo disqualified
    • RBR to appeal, slams accuracy of fuel flow sensor
  • Results
  • Walker questions if their contract was breached by quiet cars
  • Bernie to push for louder engines


  • Sebring brings more botched calls from NASCARIMSATUSCARSERIES
  • Race review

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