F1Weekly Podcast #288 (06-28-2008)

 

Villa Trips: Museum dedicated to the life and career of German driver Wolfgang von Trips is located in Horrem, near Cologne. All items in the museum, from the go-kart he bought in Florida in the fifties to the helmet he was wearing at the time of his tragic and fatal accident at Monza, in 1961, are authentic. There is a large collection of personal items with letters from fellow Grand Prix drivers and the library has an extensive collection of racing books. The karting track Michael Schumacher’s father managed was an extension of a project von Trips had started to promote young German talent. My sincere thanks to Herr Jörg-Thomas Födisch of the museum for his time and special thanks to my friend Herr Herbert Schneider for arranging the visit and to Fraulein Monika Schneider for her seal of approval. 

Podcast 288

Nasir walks us through a guided tour of the Wolfgang Graf Berghe von Trips Museum!

News Update 06/27/2008

 

Tyre warmers will stay for 2009
Hamilton preparing to turn it around at Silverstone.
Kubica not happy with BMW progress!
Lewis tops the time sheets!!

Pos  Driver       Team                     Time      Laps
1.  Hamilton     McLaren-Mercedes    (B)  1:19.170   88
2.  Glock        Toyota              (B)  1:19.815   79
3.  Raikkonen    Ferrari             (B)  1:20.321   60
4.  Alonso       Renault             (B)  1:20.862   78
5.  Heidfeld     BMW-Sauber          (B)  1:21.011   93
6.  Nakajima     Williams-Toyota     (B)  1:21.059   70
7.  Sutil        Force India         (B)  1:21.331   71
8.  Barrichello  Honda               (B)  1:21.344   94
9.  Bourdais     Toro Rosso-Ferrari  (B)  1:21.432   76
10.  Coulthard    Red Bull-Renault    (B)  1:22.232   31

F1Weekly Podcast #287 (06-25-2008)

 

F1 weekly listener climbing the ladder: Kazeem Manzur has been a faithful F1weekly listener since our early days. After years of success in karting and becoming vice-champion in 2007 French KF1 championship, Kazeem is now competing in the Formula BMW Europe championship with Josef Kaufmann racing of Germany, one of the top teams in the series. His next race is at Silverstone supporting the British Grand Prix.  

Podcast # 287

French Grand Prix discussion.
FIA to bring back Formula Two.
No USGP on 2009 calendar.
Motorsports Mondial with Nasir.
Interview with Kazeem Manzur!

News Update 06/24/2008

 

 

MASSAPPEAL: Victory in the French Grand Prix has made Felipe Massa the fourth driver to lead the championship this season. And the first Brazilian to do so since Ayrton Senna in 1993 after he won the Monaco Grand Prix for the sixth time. Catching teammate and pole sitter Kimi Raikkonen at Magny-Cours was a pipe dream for Massa as the Finn looked set for an easy victory. But Lady Luck smiled on the young man from São Paulo and a broken exhaust melted Iceman’s pace. Kimi kept his cool and was lucky to finish second and score 8 valuable points. The circuit now moves to the cradle of Formula 1 racing, Silverstone. 

 

ITALIA in love with Felipe Massa.
The FIA are raising their prices.
Lewis Hamilton to pick up his game for home race.

F1Weekly Podcast #286 (06-22-2008)

 

Podcast # 286!

Massa grabs the win at Magny Cours!
Kimi able to limp his Ferrari home for second
and a fantastic third for Jarno and Toyota!

Bernie’s Nevers Nevers Land: Let’s hope the 2008 French Grand Prix was not the last serving at Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours. Despite the fact track is located in cow country, Bernie is hopeful he can milk more money by staging a race in Paris or Panmunjon. Track has hosted the French Grand Prix since 1991 when Nigel Mansell triumphed in a Renault powered Williams. Renault had won the first ever Grand Prix race in 1906 and the 100th. anniversary race in 2006 was won by Michael Schumacher in his Ferrari, marking his eighth triumph at this circuit.

The French Grand Prix
Magny Cours, France;
70 laps; 308.586km;
Weather: Cloudy, then light rain.

Classified:

Pos  Driver        Team                      Time
1.  Massa         Ferrari               (B)  1h31:50.245
2.  Raikkonen     Ferrari               (B)  +    17.984
3.  Trulli        Toyota                (B)  +    28.250
4.  Kovalainen    McLaren-Mercedes      (B)  +    28.929
5.  Kubica        BMW Sauber            (B)  +    30.512
6.  Webber        Red Bull-Renault      (B)  +    40.304
7.  Piquet        Renault               (B)  +    41.033
8.  Alonso        Renault               (B)  +    43.372
9.  Coulthard     Red Bull-Renault      (B)  +    51.021
10.  Hamilton      McLaren-Mercedes      (B)  +    54.538
11.  Glock         Toyota                (B)  +    57.700
12.  Vettel        Toro Rosso-Ferrari    (B)  +    58.065
13.  Heidfeld      BMW Sauber            (B)  +  1:02.079
14.  Barrichello   Honda                 (B)  +     1 lap
15.  Nakajima      Williams-Toyota       (B)  +     1 lap
16.  Rosberg       Williams-Toyota       (B)  +     1 lap
17.  Bourdais      Toro Rosso-Ferrari    (B)  +     1 lap
18.  Fisichella    Force India-Ferrari   (B)  +     1 lap
19.  Sutil         Force India-Ferrari   (B)  +     1 lap

Fastest lap: Raikkonen, 1:16.630

F1Weekly Podcast #285 (06-21-2008)

 

 

Podcast 285 – Interview special with Richard Bright

http://www.richard-h-bright.com/index.html

Kimi with Ferrari’s 200th pole in France!
Massa in second, Hamilton third, Alonso P4.
Lewis Hamilton will drop to 13th due to his penalty for hitting Raikkonen in the Montreal pits.

Pos  Driver        Team                 Q1        Q2        Q3       Laps
1.  Raikkonen     Ferrari              1:15.133  1:15.161  1:16.449  16
2.  Massa         Ferrari              1:15.024  1:15.041  1:16.490  17
3.  Hamilton      McLaren-Mercedes     1:15.634  1:15.293  1:16.693  15
4.  Alonso        Renault              1:15.754  1:15.483  1:16.840  18
5.  Trulli        Toyota               1:15.521  1:15.362  1:16.920  19
6.  Kovalainen    McLaren-Mercedes     1:15.965  1:15.639  1:16.944  18
7.  Kubica        BMW Sauber           1:15.687  1:15.723  1:17.037  19
8.  Webber        Red Bull-Renault     1:16.020  1:15.488  1:17.233  18
9.  Coulthard     Red Bull-Renault     1:15.802  1:15.654  1:17.426  19
10.  Glock         Toyota               1:15.727  1:15.558  1:17.596  24
11.  Piquet        Renault              1:15.848  1:15.770            12
12.  Heidfeld      BMW Sauber           1:16.006  1:15.786            14
13.  Vettel        Toro Rosso-Ferrari   1:15.918  1:15.816            17
14.  Bourdais      Toro Rosso-Ferrari   1:16.072  1:16.045            17
15.  Rosberg       Williams-Toyota      1:16.085  1:16.235            12
16.  Nakajima      Williams-Toyota      1:16.243                       9
17.  Button        Honda                1:16.306                       9
18.  Barrichello   Honda                1:16.330                       6
19.  Fisichella    Force India-Ferrari  1:16.971                      10
20.  Sutil         Force India-Ferrari  1:17.053                       9