Episode 231 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

It’s the Mike & Mike show again! Doug is buried in ungraded final exams, and Shaun is busy making life difficult for the bad guys. Joining M&M this week is Christopher Leone, Social Media Manager of the Red Bull Global RallyCross, to discuss the cool things that are happening with GRC this season including their new broadcast deal wtih NBC! Shaw recaps the rest of the news from the world of rally racing, and Whitesell gives us his perspective from the viewing mounds of the inaugural Indy Grand Prix, and the pair wrap up the show with some of the latest shenanigans from Formula One.

OpenPaddock.net Podcast, Episode 231 – Tuesday, May 13th, 2014


  • GRC interview with Christopher Leone, Social Media Manager of the Red Bull Global RallyCross and season preview
  • Rally Argentina review
    • Results – Standings
  • Rally America – Return of Olympus!
  • Royal Purple teams up with Subaru Rally Team USA for both GRC and Rally America


  • Grand Prix of Indianapolis Review
    • Wet qualifying session results
    • Saveedra’s bad start
    • Mayor Ballard injured in start calamity
    • Dixon vs Power again!
    • Helio living right, timed his pitstop perfectly
    • Verizon golden boy Power gets penalized for hitting pit equipment
    • The Rahal/Montoya restart
    • Do we need to change restarts?
    • Plowman lives up to his name
    • Hinch got clobbered by front wing debris… concussion
    • EJ Viso is testing for 500 in Hinch’s place
    • How about Hawksworth?
    • Servia, Pagenaud, & RHR had to save fuel to make it the final 28 laps with a strong Helio charging behind them
    • Results – Standings
    • Feel of the event, crowd, ratings=0.9
  • Helio to run throwback yellow penzoil livery for 500
  • Penske 1-2-3 on Mother’s Day 500 practice
  • RHR leads on day 2
  • EJ Viso fastest on day 3

Formula 1

  • Catalunya Review
    • Quals
    • Race review
    • Car problems, gearbox penalty can’t keep Vettel down
    • Pastor penalized again
    • Raikonnen not happy with strategy calls
    • Results – Standings
  • Ferrari rumors galore
  • Megaphone to be tested this week
  • Gerhard Gribkowsky testifies that Bernie had offered him bribes on 2 separate occasions in the past. And that he indeed accepted a bribe from Bernie in the process of the sale of F1 that affected his negotiations.

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