F1Weekly Podcast #295 (07-30-2008)


Hungaroring: Sunday’s Formula 1 event in Budapest is round 11 in the 2008 Formula 1 World Championship. The Magyar Grand Prix has featured some memorable Hungarian dances over the years. The inaugural event in 1986 saw an unbelievable slipping and sliding pass on the outside by Nelson Piquet over arch rival and fellow Brazilian countryman Ayrton Senna. In 1989 Senna again had to settle for second place after a brilliant lightning quick move by Nigel Mansell to grab the lead and win in a Ferrari after starting from the sixth row. Fernando Alonso scored his maiden win here in 2003, lapping Michael Schumacher on his way to victory. The long dry winless spell for Jenson Button was over in the wet 2006 Hungarian Grand Prix.
And it was in the 2007 race that the Hungarian rhapsody developed a sour note in the McLaren band. Shenanigans orchestrated by both the drivers, Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso, was the beginning of the end of their world championship hopes, and time for the hombre from Oviedo was over in Ron’s den in Woking.

Podcast # 295

Ferrari insist no crisis!
Jenson Button reflects on his only GP win.
Hungarian Grand Prix discussion
Motorsports Mondial with the King!

News Update 07/29/2008

Ferrari’s Shark Attack: With Lewis Hamilton on a winning prowl after dominating wins in England and Germany, the Italian team will be looking to take a bite out of McLaren’s resurgence in Hungary next weekend. Felipe Massa tried the team’s new shark fin engine cover in recent testing at Jerez, Spain. The Adrian Newey innovation has been copied and tried by several teams already this season and may be the wave of the future. 

Flavio Briatore wants changes made in F1.
Valencia race fresh air for European GP.
Roman Grosjean to Toro Rosso? danica milka duno

News Update 07/27/2008


Weber’s New Grill: Rising German talent Nico Hulkenberg celebrates after winning Saturday’s F3 Euro Series race at Nurburgring. Nico also set the fastest lap of the race and is now joint second in the championship with Finnish driver Mika Maki, only six points behind championship leader Italian Edoardo Mortara, who dropped out on the opening lap. ART teammate Jules Bianchi of France was second and fellow countryman Tom Dillman third. Hulkenberg, who hails from Emmerich, is managed by Willi Weber and is also a test driver for Williams-Toyota team. Photo by Pellegrini.

Heikki to become number two?
The shark fin bites Ferrari.
Valencia given FIA approval.


F1Weekly Podcast #294 (07-24-2008)


Podcast # 294

Mosley wins in high court.
Piquet not getting carried away!
Hockenheim review and Motorsports Mondial with Nasir.

 Testing continues at the circuit on Friday.

Jerez – 25/07/2008
1. Heikki Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes 1min 18.385secs 83 laps

2. Sebastien Bourdais Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1min 18.746secs 78 laps

3. David Coulthard Red Bull-Renault 1min 19.494secs 59 laps

4. Romain Grosjean Renault-Renault 1min 19.561secs 82 laps

5. Felipe Massa Ferrari-Ferrari 1min 19.611secs 62 laps

6. Kazuki Nakajima Williams-Toyota 1min 19.724secs 66 laps

7. Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber 1min 19.915secs 71 laps

8. Adrian Sutil Force India-Ferrari 1min 19.965secs 43 laps

9. Jenson Button Honda-Honda 1min 20.532secs 61 laps

10. Kamui Kobayashi Toyota-Toyota 1min 20.878secs 61 laps

News Update 07/22/2008

Kiwi in F3: Brendon Hartley is set to fly high in his racing career. The talented New Zealander has won three races in this year’s British F3 series, and has been called upon to drive for RC Motorsport in this weekend’s F3 Euro Series race at Nurburgring. After testing the car at Vallelunga, near Rome, Hartley is confident he can do a good job for the team. Hartley hails from Palmerston North and last year won the Formula Renault Euro Cup. He is part of Red Bull brigade and earlier this year drove their F1 car in a demo in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Vettel fastest in Jerez!
Michelin become tyre supplier for the A1GP.
Is McLaren using a new form of traction control?
The shocking truth about BMW and the KERS system.

Pos  Driver        Team                      Time      Laps
1.  Vettel        Toro Rosso-Ferrari   (B)  1:19.844   94
2.  Paffett       McLaren-Mercedes     (B)  1:20.179   80
3.  Badoer        Ferrari              (B)  1:20.697   69
4.  Hulkenberg    Williams-Toyota      (B)  1:20.953   58
5.  Buemi         Red Bull-Renault     (B)  1:20.997  110
6.  Grosjean      Renault              (B)  1:21.223   71
7.  Trulli        Toyota               (B)  1:21.459   96
8.  Wurz          Honda                (B)  1:21.596   84
9.  Klien         BMW-Sauber           (B)  no time     3

F1Weekly Podcast #293 (07-20-2008)

 UK Used Car – Used Cars

Reign and Shine: Lewis Hamilton’s back to back wins, in the rain on home ground at Silverstone, and Sunday’s German Grand Prix at Hockenheimring, has put the new Swiss resident at the top of the world championship. His eighth, and fourth of the season, career win came in dominant fashion despite a pit-lane blunder by the McLaren team when they elected not to bring him into the pits during a safety car period. Nelson Piquet Jr. was a lucky and jubilant second for Renault on a track where his father made his Formula 1 debut in 1978. Felipe Massa salvaged third for Ferrari and is now second in the championship, four points behind Hamilton. The F1 circus now moves to the Hungarian Grand Prix on August 3rd.

Podcast number 293.

Lewis Hamilton claws back to win in Germany!!
Nelson Piquet brings home second place Bravo Bravo Bravo!!
Felipe salvages third for Ferrari.


Pos  Driver        Team                      Time
1.  Hamilton      McLaren-Mercedes      (B)  1h31:20.874
2.  Piquet        Renault               (B)  +     5.586
3.  Massa         Ferrari               (B)  +     9.339
4.  Heidfeld      BMW Sauber            (B)  +     9.825
5.  Kovalainen    McLaren-Mercedes      (B)  +    12.411
6.  Raikkonen     Ferrari               (B)  +    14.403
7.  Kubica        BMW Sauber            (B)  +    22.682
8.  Vettel        Toro Rosso-Ferrari    (B)  +    33.299
9.  Trulli        Toyota                (B)  +    37.158
10.  Rosberg       Williams-Toyota       (B)  +    37.625
11.  Alonso        Renault               (B)  +    38.600
12.  Bourdais      Toro Rosso-Ferrari    (B)  +    39.111
13.  Coulthard     Red Bull-Renault      (B)  +    54.971
14.  Fisichella    Force India-Ferrari   (B)  +    59.093
15.  Nakajima      Williams-Toyota       (B)  +  1:00.003
16.  Sutil         Force India-Ferrari   (B)  +  1:09.488
17.  Button        Honda                 (B)  +     1 lap

Fastest lap: Heidfeld, 1:15.987