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F1weekly podcast # 368

 

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Podcast number 368 is ready for your enjoyment.

Nelsinho Piquet Jr. continues his barrage on Flavio Briatore.

Start time for the 2010 Malaysian Grand Prix moved forward an hour to 4pm.

Motorsports Mondial with Nasir Hameed and…

Special repeat interview with Romain Grosjean.

This weekends special interview podcast 369 features SpeedTV’  Bob Varsha.

Birthdate: April 21, 1951
Birthplace: Northport, N.Y.
Residence: Atlanta
Spouse: Karen (three children)

CAREER HISTORY

Varsity letter winner in cross country and track at Dartmouth College, continued athletic career after graduating with a bachelor of arts degree in foreign language in 1973 as a two-time Olympic Trials marathon finalist while attending Emory University Law School … once a practicing attorney in Atlanta, Varsha accepted an invitation from Turner Broadcasting to cover a popular footrace in his home town in 1980 … performance led to an offer of a part-time job from TBS and a new career … moved to ESPN in 1986 to cover motor sports, including Formula One, CART, sports cars, drag racing and motorcycles … covered variety of sporting events, including World Alpine Championships, Indianapolis 500 Time Trials, U.S. Olympic Trials, New York Marathon and the Boston Marathon … moved to Speedvision in 1999, where he hosted Speedvision News Raceweek and Speedvision coverage of Formula One, the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the 12 Hours of Sebring.
 

F1weekly podcast # 367

 

MICHAEL SCHUMACHER A LONATO

FIA has re-opened selection process for final place on the 2010 Formula 1 Grid.

Schumacher will impress his fans in Valencia…Weber.

Felipe Massa can now continue his recovery at home in Sao Paulo.

Bernie Ecclestone expects Michael Schumacher to finish on the podium.

Peter Sauber has blamed BMW for his failure to take over the team.

Podcast number 367 featuring

Motorsports Mondial with Nasir Hameed and…

Special repeat interview with Dr. Mario Theissen.

You can now watch… yes I said watch the first part of the latest podcast, just click on the link below.

F1Weekly Podcast 367 part 1

 

 

Jacky Ickx

 

Podcast 354 interview.

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Jacky Ickx

Riding to Success

Belgian ace Jacky Ickx was a racing sensation both on two and four wheels. As a teenager he was a factory rider for Zundapp.
 

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Ickx was only 23-years old when he joined Ferrari. His first Formula 1 win
came in the wet at Rouen in the 1968 French Grand Prix.

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Ickx “walked” to victory in the 1969 Le Mans 24-Hours driving the beautiful Gulf Oil- sponsored John Wyer Racing Ford GT40 in one of the closest finishes ever.
 

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A happy and successful man Jacky Ickx now resides in Monte Carlo.

Please enjoy our conversation with this racing legend on podcast # 354.
 

F1weekly podcast # 348

 

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Podcast number 348 is here

Fernando Alonso on top in the final Monaco practice.

Stefano Domenicali refuses to deny speculation Alonso’s future is with Ferrari.

Motorsports Mondial with Nasir Hameed.

Special F1weekly interview with Leigh Diffey.

 

Leigh Diffey: born on March 3, 1971 in Brisbane is an Australian auto racing commentator with the SPEED Channel in the United States. He has also worked in Britain and in his homeland of Australia, where he commentated on Champ Car and V8 Supercars for Network Ten in Australia. Jokingly referred to as "Stiffey" by fans and fellow commentators.

Prior to his Commentary and TV career, Leigh was a PE Teacher at Ipswich Grammar School, leaving in 1995/6 to pursue his love of Motor Sports and Television.

Prior to his 2002 move to the United States, Diffey commentated on the Superbike World Championship and presented coverage of the World Rally Championship for the BBC in the United Kingdom. He worked alongside Steve Parrish who along with Diffey, shared a mutual friend – the late Barry Sheene. Sheene was instrumental in joining Diffey and the BBC together.

In 2001 Diffey filled in for Jeremy Shaw covering the Champ Car series for ESPN International at the Rockingham 500 and the American Memorial 500 at Lausitzring alongside Ben Edwards.
In 2003, Diffey was hired by SPEED. At SPEED, Diffey was the play-by-play announcer for the network’s coverage of the SPEED World Challenge, the American Le Mans Series, the Rolex Sports Car Series, the Rolex Grand-Am Cup, the SCCA Trans-Am Series, and an occasional SPEEDNews anchor and Formula One host. He also did occasional lap-by-lap coverage of the NASCAR Busch North Series.
In 2008, Diffey filled in for SPEED commentator Bob Varsha during the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix. Varsha was unable to assume his usual role due to his covering the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Las Vegas, NV.
Diffey, Bob Varsha and Krista Voda are now the mainstays of "The SPEED Report" – the network’s popular Sunday evening wrap of the week’s news and results. Leigh has also commentated selected rounds of the AMA Superbike and AMA Motocross Championships.

Thursday’s second practice times:

Pos Driver Team Time Laps
1. Alonso Renault (B) 1:15.164 24
2. Button Brawn-Mercedes (B) 1:15.233 + 0.069 29
3. Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes (B) 1:15.278 + 0.114 24
4. Barrichello Brawn-Mercedes (B) 1:15.286 + 0.122 26
5. Massa Ferrari (B) 1:15.293 + 0.129 23
6. Raikkonen Ferrari (B) 1:15.382 + 0.218 25
7. Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes (B) 1:15.389 + 0.225 23
8. Vettel Red Bull-Renault (B) 1:15.722 + 0.558 23
9. Rosberg Williams-Toyota (B) 1:15.758 + 0.594 23
10. Webber Red Bull-Renault (B) 1:15.985 + 0.821 24
11. Nakajima Williams-Toyota (B) 1:16.103 + 0.939 22
12. Sutil Force India-Mercedes (B) 1:16.228 + 1.064 20
13. Bourdais Toro Rosso-Ferrari (B) 1:16.301 + 1.137 23
14. Fisichella Force India-Mercedes (B) 1:16.317 + 1.153 29
15. Piquet Renault (B) 1:16.382 + 1.218 27
16. Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari (B) 1:16.432 + 1.268 22
17. Glock Toyota (B) 1:16.527 + 1.363 29
18. Kubica BMW Sauber (B) 1:16.599 + 1.435 26
19. Heidfeld BMW Sauber (B) 1:16.661 + 1.497 22
20. Trulli Toyota (B) 1:16.810 + 1.646 26