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F1WEEKLY PODCAST # 714

CLARK AND NASIR DO THE MEXICAN HAT DANCE AROUND THE LAST TWO GRAND PRIX, NASIR WITH A FULL REPORT FROM THE US GRAND PRIX AND THE HOST STILL HOLDS OUT HOPE FOR A FERNANDO VICTORY IN 2016. ALSO HERE ARE SOME THOUGHTS FROM FUTURE RENAULT DRIVER NICO HULKENBERG…

Nico: “Definitely not a bad effort today and the best result we could hope for in regular circumstances. I made a great start, but once the pit stops were out of the way, it turned out to be quite a lonely afternoon for me. This allowed me to manage my tyres and my pace. At the end, the battle with Kimi [Raikkonen] was always going to be difficult, because he had a massive tyre advantage over me: I was surprised we could keep him behind for so long. I tried to defend as hard as I could on the inside, but braking on a dirty line with 60-lap-old tyres is quite tricky! He turned in on me and there was no way I could stop the car, so I forced it into a spin to avoid a crash. In the end, it was a good weekend: qualifying was my highlight and we’ve come away with a solid result today. We leave Mexico having strengthened our fourth place in the constructors’ championship, so there is plenty to smile about.

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F1weekly podcast # 713

THE HOST SO HAPPY WITH THE MALAYSIAN KABLAMO AND THE RED BULL ONE TWO AND LET’S NOT FORGET FERNANDO’S OPENING LAP! NASIR IS BEGINNING TO ACCEPT THE FACT THAT LCH WILL NOT WIN THE CHAMPIONSHIP THIS SEASON AFTER HIS PERFORMANCE IN JAPAN…
AND HERE ARE SOME THOUGHTS ON THE JAPANESE GRAND PRIX FROM THE BOYS AT RENAULT F1…

Kevin Magnussen, #20, R.S.16-04: Started P17, finished P14

“I started the race on hard tyres against others around me on the softs and mediums – it was always going to be tough today. We can’t be completely satisfied with today’s race after scoring points in the last two races but we will work hard to get back into point-scoring position in the coming races. The next round is in the USA and it’s a pretty cool track to drive so I look forward to being there next.”

Jolyon Palmer, #30, R.S.16-05: Started P16, finished P12

“Tenth last week, twelfth this week, but this week everyone finished the race! We had a lot of luck last week and I think today was actually a stronger performance. We beat everyone that we could this afternoon. I’m pleased with how we went, the strategy, the pace, performance… Everything was good.”

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F1Weekly podcast # 712

CLARK CONTINUES TO DESPAIR WHILST NASIR IS JOYFUL AND FILED WITH GLEE OVER THE 2016 FORMULA 1 SEASON AND IN ORDER TO CONTINUE KICKING THE CAN DOWN THE ROAD HEAR ARE MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX PREVIEWS FROM NICO HULKENBERG AND SERGIO PEREZ…

Nico on Malaysia
Nico: “It feels strange to be going to Sepang at the end of the season, but it’s also a nice change to mix up the calendar. It’s one of the hottest events of the year and the temperatures make it quite tough on tyre degradation. The tyres will be important here, managing them throughout the race is crucial and it’s an area we really concentrate on understanding with the engineers.
“Coming after Singapore, I hope we will be a bit more acclimatised to the hot weather – it may even feel like a relief after the real oven of Marina Bay! I’d rank these two events as the toughest races of the season from a physical point of view – you really need to be at the peak of you fitness to do well here.
“Most of the races I remember in Malaysia have seen crazy weather conditions, in April, with monsoon rain, red flags and aquaplaning everywhere. I am quite curious to see how it will change now that the race is in October. It’s a track where I have scored some good points and where I had a strong race in 2014, so I hope to go there and create some more special memories.”
Sergio on Malaysia
Sergio Perez hopes to score more points in Sepang this weekend.
Sergio: “Getting a good result after a difficult weekend, as in Singapore, is a big boost for everyone in the team. It shows we can overcome challenges and that you should never give up.
“Kuala Lumpur is a very interesting and busy city. There are many things to do and see so it’s always cool to be there. The weather usually plays a big role in the race and it will be interesting to see how this year’s changes to the calendar affect the weekend, with the race going from April to October.
“Sepang is usually a circuit where rain is a certainty rather than a possibility. It’s where I scored my first podium in Formula One, in 2012, thanks to making the most of the weather conditions. Being in a position to fight for the win came as a shock for me as we did not expect it, but the emotions of that day will stay with me forever.
“It’s another physical race, with the heat and humidity. The track itself is very long and there are a several technical corners. There are long straights with big braking zones that require precision and the high temperatures take the life out of the tyres quickly, especially the rear ones. We have done well in similar hot conditions this season so hopefully we can be on the pace once again.”

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F1Weekly podcast # 711

CLARK AND NASIR ARE IN A MONZA MOOD OVER THIS LAST GRAND PRIX! WE BRING YOU MOTORSPORTS MONDIAL WITH A GOODY BAG AND FIFTY WORDS FROM THE F1W FORUM

HERE ARE SOME THOUGHTS FROM KEVIN MAGNUSSEN ON MONZA.

Kevin Magnussen: “My start was okay but there were incidents everywhere… I had a better start than the Saubers ahead of me, which meant going around them, then another car on the grid. After that, I was able to build-up the momentum into turn two but had to avoid a spinning car by going on the grass. From then on, it was a quiet race with just a bit of early action with one of the Manors. It’s a shame that we didn’t get a good result today but we still learn more about the car every weekend and this race was no exception.”

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F1Weekly podcast # 710

CLARK AND NASIR ARE THRILLED OVER THE PENALTIES GIVEN OUT TO VARIOUS TEAMS AT THE BELGIAN GRAND PRIX. MOTORSPORTS MONDIAL IS ON THE WAY AND WE HAVE 50 WORDS FROM THE F1W FAMILIA. AND HERE IS SAHARA FORCE INDIA’S ITALIAN GRAND PRIX PREVIEW…
Nico on Monza
Nico Hulkenberg gets ready for magical Monza following his season-best result in Spa.
 
Nico: “Monza is a great place to go racing. There are so many different destinations on the calendar and there is something special about each one of them, but Monza is legendary. It’s a unique track, with very high speeds and low downforce. The setting in the park of Monza is beautiful: the moment you drive through the gates, you feel all the history of the place coming at you. The tifosi, the Italian fans, add to this combination and create a fantastic vibe.
 
“Monza is just on the outskirts of Milan, which is a very interesting place, but during a race weekend you’re just too busy to go and explore. The parties on Sunday night are not too bad, though! We go to Italy at the end of the summer and the weather is usually still quite hot. Great weather, great fans, great food – it all adds up to make a very cool race.
“Few tracks push the car to the limit as Monza does. There is no margin for error in the braking zones and every mistake costs you time. In terms of set-up, you need to strike a balance between high speed on the straights and downforce in the corners, but the focus is firmly on top speed. You also need good traction, to make the most of the long straights. We have been doing well on these sort of tracks, so I expect us to be competitive and fighting for points.”
 
Sergio on Monza
Sergio Perez looks forward to the high-speed challenge of Monza.
 
Sergio: “After a month off on holiday, Spa was the best way to get back into action. We had a very positive weekend, an exciting race and we’re now fourth in the championship!
 
“Italy is one of my favourite places: the people are very warm and welcoming, and they’re absolutely crazy for Formula One. The passion you see from the Italian fans reminds me of the atmosphere we saw in Mexico. There’s so much support; everyone is chanting and waving flags and there are so many people asking us for a photo when we arrive at or leave the track.
 
“I have great memories from Monza and it’s where I’ve had some of my best races. When I was racing in F3, I had the best weekend of my career there: I started 14th in both races and went on to win both. I scored a podium there in Formula One and I’ve always had a special relationship with the track. It’s not just what happens at the venue – I have a lot of good friends living nearby and it’s just a very enjoyable experience.
 
“As a fan of our sport, I know Monza has a special place in the history of Formula One. It’s one of the circuits where Formula One should always race. It’s so incredibly fast and the key to a quick lap is to be good under braking and have good traction out of the corners. You brake really hard at the end of the straights and the car moves a lot: you run with very little wing and having a good balance is very important.
 
“You feel the lightness of the car in every corner because you’ve got so little aero load and it’s even hard to keep the steering wheel level on the straights. The two Lesmo corners are crucial: you need to be stable under braking and control your traction – get wheelspin out of the corner and you’ll destroy your tyres. Then you have the Parabolica: it lost a little of its challenge with the tarmac run-off but you still need to be very precise and use the very last inch of track in this interesting corner.”

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F1Weekly podcast # 709

CLARK AND NASIR PREPARE FOR THEIR SUMMER VACATIONS WHILST THE HOST HAS TO ADMIT  LCH IS CLOSING ON ANOTHER WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP. WE HAVE A GREAT MOTORSPORTS MONDIAL AND THIS WEEKS GOODY BAG IS AN INTERVIEW WITH RICKY COLLARD.

Ricky Collard is a British racing driver. He started his racing career in karts in 2006, finishing fourth in the British Cadet Championship in 2009, sixth in the Kartmasters British Grand Prix KF3 category in 2011, and eighth in the U18 Karting World Championship in 2012. That season he also made his car racing debut in the Ginetta Junior Championship.[2] He competed in the 2015 MSA Formula Championship (British Formula 4), having finished seventh in the 2014 British Formula Ford Championship the previous year.[1] He took six wins and finished 2015 as runner up in the MSA Formula Championship to Lando Norris, graduating to the BRDC British F3 Championship in 2016 with Carlin Motorsport alongside Norris.[2] He is the son of Touring Car racer Rob Collard and the grandson of Hot Rod racer Mick Collard.

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