Pirelli girls

F1weekly podcast # 436


Pirelli was the winning rubber when Dr. Nino Farina took the checkered flag at Silverstone in the 1950 British Grand Prix, the dawn of Formula 1 civilization. Since then the Milanese company has amassed success in various forms of motorsports all over the world.

Pirelli’s first success came in the 1907 Paris-Peking Rally, which inspired the company to introduce its elongated P logo in 1908.

The company’s products were used by Ferrari to win the 1954 Le Mans 24 Hours with Maurice Trintignant and Froilan Gonzales. Three years later Pirelli shod Maserati won at Sebring 12 Hours with Juan Manuel Fangio and Jean Behra. The same year, 1957, Pirelli departed from F1 scene on a very high mark, helping Fangio to his fifth world championship and his final and greatest Grand Prix triumph at the Nürburgring.


On the rallying front Pirelli has been involved since the 1970s, most notable success was Sandro Munari’s three in a row Lancia Stratos wins in the 1975-’77 Monte Carlo Rally.

Pirelli’s second foray in F1 circles was in the early ‘80s. Brazilian Nelson Piquet gave the team their first win at Paul Ricard in the 1985 French Grand Prix. Six years later in Canada Piquet would provide their last Grand Prix win in a Benetton.

Currently the company is exclusive supplier in WRC, GP3, Grand Am, Ferrari Challenge and World Super Bikes.

With Bridgestone following Japanese giants Honda and Toyota in their F1 exodus we welcome an old F1 friend back to the Grand Prix circuit. Pirelli will be the exclusive supplier from 2011 to F1 and GP2 teams.

Pirelli is also one of the largest manufacturers of cables.

Funiculi, Funicula!

Nasir Hameed

Heavenly regards from California.

Pirelli tyres to become sole supplier to Formula 1 replacing Bridgestone.

The 107 percent rule to return to qualifying in 2011.

Adjustable rear wings to replace adjustable front wings.

Renault and Mercedes to bring Red Bull type exhaust for Valencia.

USF1 Is fined and banned from any FIA championships.

Podcast number 436 in post production.

Motorsports Mondial with Nasir Hameed and…

This weeks special Interview with GP3 driver Pal Varhaug.

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F1weekly podcast # 435


Podcast number 435.

A Motorsports Mondial special weekend edition.

Interview with Juncos racing drivers Tatiana Calderon and Conor Daly.

Established in 1997 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Juncos Racing opened its doors as a full-service Formula Racing Team. Over the next 5 years, the team competed in various National Championships including the Formula Renault 1600 Championship, the Formula Renault 2000 Championship and the National Sport Prototype Championship of Argentina. In 2003, team founder and owner, Ricardo Juncos, felt there was a need to carry his knowledge and expertise to North America. In September of 2003, Juncos Racing opened its doors in Miami, Florida as a full service karting team.

The next few years proved to be successful beyond imagination as the newly formed Juncos Racing team captured 19 Local, Regional and National karting Titles throughout North America. In 2008, Juncos Racing dedicated most of its time establishing and training its drivers and crew members in preparation of the much anticipated next step into the vast world of open wheel Formula Car Racing. 2009 proved to be a challenging, yet successful season as we carried our dedication, knowledge and expertise forward to start our journey with the Star Mazda Championship presented by Goodyear.

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F1weekly podcast # 434


Olivier Panis

Lucky Strike in Monaco: Olivier Panis scored his one and only Grand Prix win in the streets of Monte-Carlo in 1996. His day of days came in the wet at the wheel of a Mugen-Honda powered Ligier JS43.

“I had people calling me on the radio in three languages to slow down as we were running low on fuel”, recalled the likeable Frenchman in a previous interview with F1weekly last year.

The victory turned out to be the first and last not only for the driver but also the final win for the French team started by ex-Rugby player, Guy Ligier.

We caught up with him again last month in Lyons, of all the places in the security check lane of the airport, for another exclusive interview. Please enjoy the conversation with Olivier Panis on podcast # 434.

Panis ponders on the return of Michael Schumacher, his son’s racing career and why he has gone from driving a Ferrari in everyday life to a Diesel Powered Jeep.

Merci Monsieur Monaco.

–  Nasir Hameed

Gauloises greetings from California.

Motorsports Mondial


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One two finish for McLaren in Canada with Hamilton grabbing victory.

Fernando misses out on a win as both Lewis and Button pass him in traffic.

Sebastian Vettel limps home in fourth with yet another car problem.

Renault’s Eric Boullier seeking out Kimi Raikkonen’s services.

Clark finds the best restaurant in Montreal: La Salle a manger

Stay tuned to podcast number 434 for the Canada re-cap and…

Special interview with Olivier Panis.

The Canadian Grand Prix
Montreal, Canada;
70 laps; 309.396km;
Weather: Sunny.

Classified:

Pos  Driver        Team                       Time
 1.  Hamilton      McLaren-Mercedes           1h33:53.456
 2.  Button        McLaren-Mercedes           +     2.254
 3.  Alonso        Ferrari                    +     9.214
 4.  Vettel        Red Bull-Renault           +    37.817
 5.  Webber        Red Bull-Renault           +    39.291
 6.  Rosberg       Mercedes                   +    56.084
 7.  Kubica        Renault                    +    57.300
 8.  Buemi         Toro Rosso-Ferrari         +     1 lap
 9.  Liuzzi        Force India-Mercedes       +     1 lap
10.  Sutil         Force India-Mercedes       +     1 lap
11.  Schumacher    Mercedes                   +     1 lap
12.  Alguersuari   Toro Rosso-Ferrari         +     1 lap
13.  Hulkenberg    Williams-Cosworth          +     1 lap
14.  Barrichello   Williams-Cosworth          +     1 lap
15.  Massa         Ferrari                    +     1 lap
16.  Kovalainen    Lotus-Cosworth             +    2 laps
17.  Petrov        Renault                    +    2 laps
18.  Chandhok      HRT-Cosworth               +    4 laps
19.  Di Grassi     Virgin-Cosworth            +    5 laps

Fastest lap: Kubica, 1:16.972

Canada GP



Lewis Hamilton puts an end to Red Bull’s pole domination in Canada.

Sebastian Vettel still in reverse cage rattling mode.

Hamilton fined $10,000 and reprimanded.

Ferrari pit stop practice June 12 2010

Pos  Driver         Team                   Q1        Q2         Q3
 1.  Hamilton       McLaren-Mercedes       1:15.889  1:15.528  1:15.105
 2.  Webber         Red Bull-Renault       1:16.423  1:15.692  1:15.373
 3.  Vettel         Red Bull-Renault       1:16.129  1:15.556  1:15.420
 4.  Alonso         Ferrari                1:16.171  1:15.597  1:15.435
 5.  Button         McLaren-Mercedes       1:16.371  1:15.742  1:15.520
 6.  Liuzzi         Force India-Mercedes   1:17.086  1:16.171  1:15.648
 7.  Massa          Ferrari                1:16.673  1:16.314  1:15.688
 8.  Kubica         Renault                1:16.370  1:15.682  1:15.715
 9.  Sutil          Force India-Mercedes   1:16.495  1:16.295  1:15.881
10.  Rosberg        Mercedes               1:16.350  1:16.001  1:16.071
11.  Barrichello    Williams-Cosworth      1:16.880  1:16.434
12.  Hulkenberg     Williams-Cosworth      1:16.770  1:16.438
13.  Schumacher     Mercedes               1:16.598  1:16.492
14.  Petrov         Renault                1:16.569  1:16.844
15.  Buemi          Toro Rosso-Ferrari     1:17.356  1:16.928
16.  Alguersuari    Toro Rosso-Ferrari     1:17.027  1:17.029
17.  de la Rosa     Sauber-Ferrari         1:17.611  1:17.384
18.  Kobayashi      Sauber-Ferrari         1:18.019
19.  Kovalainen     Lotus-Cosworth         1:18.237
20.  Trulli         Lotus-Cosworth         1:18.698
21.  Glock          Virgin-Cosworth        1:18.941
22.  Senna          HRT-Cosworth           1:19.484
23.  di Grassi      Virgin-Cosworth        1:19.675
24.  Chandhok       HRT-Cosworth           1:27.757

Motorsports Mondial


Clark arrives in Montreal and is greeted by the Renault F1 girls!

Friday practice:

Pos  Driver         Team                   Time              Laps
 1.  Vettel         Red Bull-Renault       1:16.877            32
 2.  Alonso         Ferrari                1:16.963  + 0.086   35
 3.  Rosberg        Mercedes               1:17.151  + 0.274   34
 4.  Webber         Red Bull-Renault       1:17.273  + 0.396   33
 5.  Massa          Ferrari                1:17.401  + 0.524   33
 6.  Sutil          Force India-Mercedes   1:17.415  + 0.538   28
 7.  Hamilton       McLaren-Mercedes       1:17.522  + 0.645   29
 8.  Kubica         Renault                1:17.529  + 0.652   36
 9.  Schumacher     Mercedes               1:17.688  + 0.811   34
10.  Liuzzi         Force India-Mercedes   1:17.903  + 1.026   35
11.  Button         McLaren-Mercedes       1:17.961  + 1.084   33
12.  Barrichello    Williams-Cosworth      1:18.385  + 1.508   27
13.  Hulkenberg     Williams-Cosworth      1:18.447  + 1.570   41
14.  Petrov         Renault                1:18.582  + 1.705   40
15.  de la Rosa     Sauber-Ferrari         1:18.658  + 1.781   34
16.  Kobayashi      Sauber-Ferrari         1:19.142  + 2.265   38
17.  Buemi          Toro Rosso-Ferrari     1:19.168  + 2.291   32
18.  Alguersuari    Toro Rosso-Ferrari     1:19.274  + 2.397   41
19.  Kovalainen     Lotus-Cosworth         1:19.969  + 3.092   35
20.  Chandhok       HRT-Cosworth           1:20.879  + 4.002   29
21.  Senna          HRT-Cosworth           1:21.097  + 4.220   31
22.  Trulli         Lotus-Cosworth         1:21.346  + 4.469   11
23.  Glock          Virgin-Cosworth        1:21.488  + 4.611   25
24.  di Grassi      Virgin-Cosworth        1:21.577  + 4.700   30

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