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. He competed in the 2015 MSA Formula Championship (British Formula 4), having finished seventh in the 2014 British Formula Ford Championship the previous year. 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. He is the son of Touring Car racer Rob Collard and the grandson of Hot Rod racer Mick Collard.
CLARK AND NASIR ARE NOW BECOMING CYNICAL AND BITTER OVER THE BIZARRE RULES IN FORMULA ONE…AND WE GO OVER THE BRITISH GRAND PRIX RESULTS. WE ALSO HAVE AN INTERVIEW FROM SILVERSTONE WITH LANDO NORRIS
Norris started his racing career at the age of seven where he claimed pole position at his first national event and is still to this date the youngest driver to achieve pole position at a national meeting. In 2013, Norris won in the World Karting Championships held in Bahrain, the WSK Euro Series and the CIK FIA European and CIK FIA Supercup titles. The following year, Norris won the CIK-FIA KF World Championship thereby making him the youngest karting world championship winner.
In 2014, Norris made his debut in Ginetta Junior Championship where he finished third overall, winning the Rookie Cup in his first year racing cars. For 2015, Norris signed with Carlin Motorsport to drive in the newly established MSA Formula series. Norris would win the series with eight wins, ten pole positions and 14 podiums. He also made occasional appearances in the ADAC Formula 4 Championship and the Italian Formula 4 Championship with Mücke Motorsport where he enjoyed even more successes, picking up six podiums from eight starts in the former and a single podium in the latter.
For 2016, it was announced that Norris would be driving for M2 Competition in the Toyota Racing Series in New Zealand. Norris achieved six wins throughout the season, including the New Zealand Grand Prix and won the championship on his first attempt. Norris will take part in Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup and Formula Renault 2.0 NEC series driving for Josef Kaufmann Racing as well as embark on a campaign in the BRDC British Formula 3 Championship with Carlin.
CLARK AND NASIR DISAGREE ON WHO WAS AT FAULT ON THAT LAST LAP TANGLE IN AUSTRIA, WE BRING PART 2 OF THE JOHN SURTEES INTERVIEW FROM HIS OFFICE IN THE U.K. AND THE REALLY BIG MIND BOGGLING NEWS…
FERRARI RESIGNS KIMI RAIKKONEN!
The 2007 world champion committed his future to Ferrari and ended the speculation surrounding his career. Raikkonen will go on his collaboration with Ferrari for the 2016 Formula 1 season. Many drivers have been linked with the position over past few months, such as Valteri Bottas, Nico Hulkenberg and Daniel Ricciardo. But the company decided to resign Raikkonen for next season who will again partner Sebastian Vettel. “What can I say. For me, to be able to stay another year at Ferrari means that the dream goes on. The Scuderia is my family, as I always said, it’s here I want to end my career,” said Raikkonen.
CLARK AND NASIR CATCH UP ON THE LAST TWO GRAND PRIX OF CANADA AND BAKU, OF COURSE THE 24 HOURS OF LE MANS MUST BE TALKED ABOUT BUT… THE MEAT AND POTATOES OF THIS PROGRAM IS THE ONE ON ONE INTERVIEW WITH JOHN SURTEES CBE PART 1.
John Surtees, CBE (born 11 February 1934) is a British former Grand Prix motorcycle road racer and Formula One driver. He is a four-time 500cc motorcycle World Champion – winning that title in 1956, 1958, 1959 and 1960 – the Formula One World Champion in 1964, and remains the only person to have won World Championships on both two and four wheels. He founded the Surtees Racing Organisation team that competed as a constructor in Formula One, Formula 2 and Formula 5000 from 1970 to 1978. He is also the ambassador of the Racing Steps Foundation.
CLARK AND NASIR CAN’T HOLD BACK THEIR EXCITEMENT OVER MAX VERSTAPPEN WINNING THE SPANISH GRAND PRIX WE BRING YOU ANOTHER OUTSTANDING MOTORSPORTS MONDIAL AND WE HAVE A NEW EDITION OF TECH TALK WITH TIM!
Here are some thoughts from the boys at Ferrari on Monaco…
Kimi and James Allison talk about Monaco
From its inception, way back in 1929 (it has featured on the F1 calendar since 1950) for fans of this discipline, the Monaco Grand Prix has always been the most glamorous event of the World Championship. This year, it’s the sixth round of the season. The track is truly unique and that results in a “different” kind of weekend to usual, as Kimi Raikkonen and Scuderia Ferrari’s Technical Director James Allison explain.
“The circuit in Monaco is different from all the others, it is a good challenge, but during the race, it depends: if you start at the front it is nice, but if you are down at the back it is very difficult to overtake” says Kimi, who on the other hand is quite unimpressed by the glamour of the night life: “Like during all the races, we have a lot of meetings and after that we go to sleep, although all the people obviously enjoy it”. Yet, Monaco gives drivers a unique opportunity to feel the closeness of the public on the grandstands: “When the race is finished, we go slowly back and obviously we can see people and flags, but there are so many people that it is hard to notice”.