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.
Nasir walks us through a guided tour of the Wolfgang Graf Berghe von Trips Museum!
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
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!
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.
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.
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
Podcast 285 – Interview special with Richard Bright
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