F1weekly podcast # 430

Mark Webber is unstoppable grabbing pole for the Grand Prix of Turkey.

Fernando Alonso makes another mistake denying him a chance at Q3.

Pos  Driver         Team                   Q1        Q2        Q3       
 1.  Webber         Red Bull-Renault       1:27.500  1:26.818  1:26.295
 2.  Hamilton       McLaren-Mercedes       1:27.667  1:27.013  1:26.433
 3.  Vettel         Red Bull-Renault       1:27.067  1:26.729  1:26.760
 4.  Button         McLaren-Mercedes       1:27.555  1:27.277  1:26.781
 5.  Schumacher     Mercedes               1:27.756  1:27.438  1:26.857
 6.  Rosberg        Mercedes               1:27.649  1:27.141  1:26.952
 7.  Kubica         Renault                1:27.766  1:27.426  1:27.039
 8.  Massa          Ferrari                1:27.993  1:27.200  1:27.082
 9.  Petrov         Renault                1:27.620  1:27.387  1:27.430
10.  Kobayashi      Sauber-Ferrari         1:28.158  1:27.434  1:28.122
11.  Sutil          Force India-Mercedes   1:27.951  1:27.525
12.  Alonso         Ferrari                1:27.857  1:27.612
13.  de la Rosa     Sauber-Ferrari         1:28.147  1:27.879
14.  Buemi          Toro Rosso-Ferrari     1:28.534  1:28.273
15.  Barrichello    Williams-Cosworth      1:28.336  1:28.392
16.  Alguersuari    Toro Rosso-Ferrari     1:28.460  1:28.540
17.  Hulkenberg     Williams-Cosworth      1:28.227  1:28.841
18.  Liuzzi         Force India-Mercedes   1:28.958
19.  Trulli         Lotus-Cosworth         1:30.237
20.  Kovalainen     Lotus-Cosworth         1:30.519
21.  Glock          Virgin-Cosworth        1:30.744
22.  Senna          HRT-Cosworth           1:31.266
23.  di Grassi      Virgin-Cosworth        1:31.989
24.  Chandhok       HRT-Cosworth           1:32.060

Podcast number 430 Saturday Edition. The Josef Kaufmann Racing Special.

First of all my thanks to Josef and Lars Kaufmann for their fine German hospitality in Barcelona. Their team area was also my base of operation.

We were staying in the same hotel, not too far from the track.

They have three drivers in Formula BMW Europe this season, we call them Kaufmann Kids.

Robin Frijns

First interview is with their senior driver now in his second year in the series and a race winner in Barcelona, Dutch Master Robin Frijns.

Robin is looking to fly high this year by taking the championship. He also won a race at Silverstone in his rookie season. My thanks to Robin Frijns for his time. Please enjoy the conversation.

Hannes van Hasseldonk

Our second interview today is another Dutch treat, Hannes van Asseldonk. He was Benelux Rotax Max Senior champion in 2008. Last year he was in the top 10 of German Shifter Karting Championship. We wish him all the best in his rookie year of single seater racing.

Petri Suvanto

In 2006, Suvanto was Finnish Junior Champion in karting. He was also very quick and successful in international karting. Was awarded BMW Motorsport Scholarship for the 2010 season. He is with Gravity Management.

In Barcelona Petri Suvanto also struck a deal with F1weekly, details of which are coming up in the interview. Thank you Senor Suvanto.

Everything is big in Texas!

Now the big show comes to Austin. Full Throttle Production is on pole position to bring Formula One back to the United States. This weekend Formula One’s Turkish March takes place at Istanbul Park on the Asian side of this historical and beautiful city.

Red Bull looks as strong as Turkish coffee to continue their sweep of pole positions this year. Sebastian Vettel will be hoping “Randy Mandy” will get his 2010 campaign back on track after two back-to-back wins by teammate Mark Webber.

Two nil is the score at McLaren. Pussy Cat Doll will attend her first F1 race of the season, and that may be all the ‘motivation’ Lewis Hamilton needs to score his first win of the season.

Ferrari is celebrating their 800th Formula 1 start.

GP2. Four races have seen four different drivers. Davide Valsecchi is on pole position ahead of Pastor Maldonado for Saturday’s feature race.

GP3. Canadian star Robert Wickens leads the championship by a single point. Hot on his heels to give him a Turkish bath are ART teammates Esteban Gutierrez of Mexico and California kid Alexander Rossi who won the second race of the opening round in Barcelona.

The weekend may also reveal the tire supplier to replace Bridgestone.


Helio Castro Neves starts from his fourth pole position at the “Brickyard” and will be racing to history to become the fourth driver to drink milk four times. First three are AJ Foyt, Al Unser Sr. and Rick Mears.


Charlotte Motor Speedway will host Nascar’s longest race. Ryan Newman from Indiana starts from pole.

— Nasir Hameed