F1Weekly Podcast #315 (11-14-2008)

Podcast # 315

Sato on top of the time sheets in Barca.
Big day for Bruno Senna in his F1 test.
Alonso voted by British newspaper best driver of 2008.
Motorsports Mondial with Nasir.
Interview with John Edwards.


Smile of Success: Podcast 315 features an interview with newly crowned Formula Star Mazda Champion, John Michael Edwards. The Cincinnati Kid has been poking his way through the International waters of motor racing since 2005. Born in Louisville, Kentucky, on March 11, 1991, the young gun is shooting for a professional career in motorsports. At the tender age of 12 he became the youngest ever licensed driver in US open wheel road racing. 

John’s January 2004 victory at Daytona in Skip Barber Formula Dodge Race Series made him the youngest winner in open wheel road racing history. Flying to Europe in 2005 on the wings of Red Bull, John landed in the ultra-competitive world of International karting and half way through the season was promoted to Formula Renault. In 2006, he made podium appearances at Spa-Francorchamps and Nurburgring, and took his first victory of the season in Sweden at Anderstorp.  

Racing stateside for the past two years, John continues with the "youngest" trend with his podium finish in the Formula Atlantic race in Toronto last year. Skipping the Sebring season opener this year, John quickly established himself as the new and winning kid on the block. He celebrates his championship victory with a fully funded ride in Formula Atlantic courtesy of Mazda Motorsports.

Zoom Zoom to his website www.johnmichaeledwards.com for more information on this exciting and talented young American driver.

Today’s times:

Pos  Driver         Team                      Time     Laps
 1.  Sato           Toro Rosso-Ferrari   (B)  1:20.763  121
 2.  Buemi          Toro Rosso-Ferrari   (B)  1:21.071  117
 3.  Wurz           Honda                (B)  1:21.198   77
 4.  de la Rosa     McLaren-Mercedes     (B)  1:21.417   65
 5.  Badoer         Ferrari              (B)  1:22.038   93
 6.  Paffett        McLaren-Mercedes     (B)  1:22.235   47
 7.  Kubica         BMW-Sauber           (B)  1:22.341   56
 8.  Loeb           Red Bull-Renault     (B)  1:22.503   82
 9.  Piquet         Renault              (B)  1:22.560   80
10.  Klien          BMW-Sauber           (B)  1:22.883   53
11.  Hulkenberg     Williams-Toyota      (B)  1:23.467  116
12.  Liuzzi         Force India-Ferrari  (B)  1:23.794   86
13.  Sutil          Force India-Ferrari  (B)  1:23.832   88
14.  Gene           Ferrari              (B)  1:24.117   32
15.  Senna          Honda                (B)  1:24.343   39
16.  van der Garde  Renault              (B)  1:24.908   27
17.  di Grassi      Honda                (B)  1:25.512   48

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