F1weekly podcast # 334

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Nico Rosberg on top in Friday practice with a flying 1.26:053

Adrian Sutil in his force India outpacing the Ferrari’s.

Motorsports Mondial with Nasir hameed.

Special Interview with John Edwards.

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John Edwards first entered organized motor racing in karts in 2003 winning the Great Lakes Sprint Series Junior Briggs Restricted Championship. In October of that same year he became the youngest ever licensed driver in U.S. open-wheel road racing.

Competing in the Skip Barber Formula Dodge Race Series on January 17, 2004, John first won at the historic Daytona International Speedway, becoming the youngest winner in open wheel road racing history. His first year in racing concluded by being selected as the sole winner of the coveted 2004 Red Bull Driver Search, a program designed to find the next American Formula One World Champion.

To begin 2005 John moved to Europe, first competing in international karting. John’s early mid-year promotion to the highly competitive Formula Renault Cup and EuroCup Series resulted in him becoming the youngest in history to hold a FIA license, and the youngest to compete in the Formula Renault series. After a first year of learning and "baptism by fire" John completed a successful campaign in 2006 with podium finishes at Spa-Franchorchamps and the Nurburgring, and his first European victory at Anderstorp. In 2007 John set another “youngest-ever” record racing in the ultra-competitive Champ Car Atlantic Championship. John recorded on podium finish, with second place at Toronto, as well as many other top-five finishes, ultimately ending 9th in the championship standings.

In 2008, John is racing in the Star Mazda Championship. Despite missing the first race of the season, John is aiming for the championship and is already a multi-race winner.

Melbourne Saturday practice times:

Pos Driver Team Time Laps
1. Rosberg Williams-Toyota (B) 1:25.808 21
2. Trulli Toyota (B) 1:25.811 + 0.003 19
3. Button Brawn GP-Mercedes (B) 1:25.981 + 0.173 20
4. Massa Ferrari (B) 1:26.020 + 0.212 17
5. Nakajima Williams-Toyota (B) 1:26.078 + 0.270 18
6. Barrichello Brawn GP-Mercedes (B) 1:26.348 + 0.540 19
7. Webber Red Bull-Renault (B) 1:26.355 + 0.547 16
8. Glock Toyota (B) 1:26.410 + 0.602 25
9. Kubica BMW Sauber (B) 1:26.514 + 0.706 18
10. Heidfeld BMW Sauber (B) 1:26.555 + 0.747 19
11. Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes (B) 1:26.652 + 0.844 13
12. Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes (B) 1:26.714 + 0.906 18
13. Vettel Red Bull-Renault (B) 1:27.009 + 1.201 12
14. Sutil Force India-Mercedes (B) 1:27.062 + 1.254 12
15. Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari (B) 1:27.152 + 1.344 16
16. Bourdais Toro Rosso-Ferrari (B) 1:27.192 + 1.384 17
17. Alonso Renault (B) 1:27.357 + 1.549 18
18. Fisichella Force India-Mercedes (B) 1:27.492 + 1.684 20
19. Piquet Renault (B) 1:27.739 + 1.931 22
20. Raikkonen Ferrari (B) 1:28.801 + 2.993 5