Episode 242 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

OpenPaddock.net Episode #242 for Tuesday, July 29, 2014


  • unintelligible ‘malgamation of motorsport musings – F1 Hungary review, a brief review of the madness of Bernie E, and a wee bit o nascar
  • Indy – Mid O preview, hinch in free agency, lights chassis testing, and some good/bad news for the lights series
  • Rally – GRC charlotte, WRC 2017 tech changes, and a yumptastic preview of finland


  • F1 – Hungaroring review
    • Qualifying – Hamilton has a BBQ for Hungary fans in Q1 & starts at the rear
    • wet race causes for fantastic action
    • Hamilton v Rossburg team orders?
    • Ricciardo only non-merc driver to win this year
    • results – standings
    • DOTOR – Ricciardo or Alonso or Hamilton?
  • F1 – Bernie wants to accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative
    • by bringing back Flavio (Is this a positive?)
    • by paying off the german prosecuters
    • by going to Russia
    • by eliminating standing restarts for 2015
    • great article by Will Buxton ‘new coke’
  • F1 – Mexico set to return in 2015
  • Potential impact on attendance at USGP at CotA
  • NASCAR – Tony says NNS and Sprint Cup would be feasible at Eldora
  • NASCAR – Attendance at the Brickyard?


  • Mid-Ohio preview
  • More on hand/wrist injury prevention
  • Hinch to test free agency?
  • Future of IndyCar at Toronto?
  • Championship scenarios.


  • New Indy Lights chassis to be tested at Putnam Park tomorrow by Conor Daly
  • AJ Foyt considering an Indy Lights team
  • Michael Andretti may not do Indy Lights next year due to cost


  • GRC – Nelson Piquet Jr. – new sponsor HAUS™ Personal Vaporizer by Mistic® (big tobacco returns to racing without the tobacco)
  • GRC – At The Dirt Track in Charlotte
    • Results – Standings
    • More TV Program complaints
  • Rally America – MUST WATCH Chris Duplessis w/FY Racing at Mt. Washington
  • Rally America – 2015 Schedule released
  • WRC – 2017 Technical Rules evolution focusing on fuel-flow restrictions?
  • WRC – Ostberg wins “Helsinki Battle” vs. Gronholm
  • WRC – Toyota Yaris WRC makes tarmac test debut
  • WRC – M-Sport Facelift – finally employs current generation Fiesta ST grill for Finland
  • WRC – Rally Finland Preview

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