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F1weekly podcast # 332

str_4_profile_9602Charge of the Red Bull: Stampede of the Adrian Newey-designed cars is set to commence in land down under at the end of this month. Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne is the season opener. German wunderkind, Sebastian Vettel, fresh from his victory in Monza last year with Toro Rosso, has now been promoted to the flagship Red Bull team. This makes teammate Webber a Mark-ed man. The Australian made his Grand Prix debut in home country in 2002 and is still searching for that elusive maiden win. The team is powered by Renault engines.

Junior team Toro Rosso pranced away with Ferrari power plant to an historic win and several impressive showings last year, mainly due to the efforts of Vettel. He leaves his name behind on both Toro Rosso race cars for the 2009 season. His replacement is Sebastien Buemi, the Swiss racer has been a Red Bull Driver for some years now and last year raced in GP2. His teammate is Sebastien Bourdais, who continues with the team for a second year.

Flins-Les Mureaux, north east of Paris given the nod as the French authorities’ preferred option for the return of the Grand Prix de France by 2011

Rubens Barrichello tops the times sheets in the new BGP001

Fernando Alonso says Renault have more work to do.

Charlie Whiting taking a close look at the diffusers in question.

Motorsports Mondial with Nasir Hameed

Special interview with F1weekly listener and Kart racer Carlos Calderon.

Final day of testing times:

Pos Driver Team Time Laps
1. Barrichello Brawn-Mercedes (B) 1:18.926 110 two legged
2. Rosberg Williams-Toyota (B) 1:19.774 120
3. Glock Toyota (B) 1:20.091 128
4. Vettel Red Bull-Renault (B) 1:20.576 83
5. Alonso Renault (B) 1:20.664 64
6. Massa Ferrari (B) 1:20.677 92
7. Kubica BMW-Sauber (B) 1:20.740 134
8. Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes (B) 1:20.869 70
9. Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari (B) 1:21.013 62
10. Fisichella Force India-Mercedes (B) 1:21.045 141
11. Bourdais Toro Rosso-Ferrari (B) 1:21.629 27



F1weekly podcast # 330



Honda F1 is now Brackley F1 for the moment.

Brackley F1 to begin testing 2009 hybrid and say contracts are signed!

Motorsports Mondial with Nasir Hameed.

This weeks special interview with Jackie Oliver.

People like Jackie Oliver make motor racing such a fascinating sport. He was born in Essex, England, on August 14th 1942. His racing career started in 1961 at the wheel of a Mini.

After driving for Lotus in Formula 1, he replaced Jim Clark as teammate to Graham Hill in 1968 after the Hockenheim tragedy. Oliver qualified on the front row of his home Grand Prix at Silverstone and was leading when the car broke down.

In 1969 driving the beautiful John Wyer’s Gulf GT40 he won the Le Mans 24 hour race and the Sebring 12 hours.

In 1971, he won the Daytona 24 hours in a Porsche shared with Pedro Rodriguez.

In 1974 Jackie Oliver won the Can Am championship driving for Don Nichols Shadow team. He would drive in Formula 1 for the same team and later became involved in management.

At the end of 1977, Oliver left Shadow and started his won Formula 1 team called Arrows. Some of his drivers included Riccardo Patrese, Gerhard Berger and Eddie Cheever. Team also had sponsors as varied as USF&G, Ragno Ceramiche and Warsteiner.

This conversation took place last month at his business, Arrows Self Storage Limited, in Bletchley, Milton Keynes, UK. My sincere thanks to Mister Oliver for his time and to Mister Brazier for making this possible.

F1Weekly Podcast # 327




Motors TV reports on a number of race series including the Le Mans Series and the American Le Mans Series, the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM), Formula Three Euroseries, Australian and New Zealand V8 Supercars and the Champ Car World Series. Previously the channel has also shown the NASCAR Busch Series as well as the British Touring Car Championship and its supporting series.

In 2006 and 2007 Motors TV provided live coverage of the entire Le Mans 24 Hours as well as the scrutineering, qualifying and other events preceding it. With its coverage of the 2006 event, over the weekend of 17th and 18th June, Motors TV and German pay-TV network Premiere made history as the first television channels to provide coverage of the entire race.

On the 4th July 2008, Motors TV got the coverage for the FIA GT Championship in the UK from ITV for the rest of the 2008 season.

Photo by Peter Brazier

New Red Bull RB5 is unveiled in animated video here!

USF1 can this really happen in todays economic atmosphere?

F1 teams working towards a ban on the testing ban because of KERS.

Sebastian Bourdais is confirmed at Toro Rosso.

Motorsports Mondial with Nasir Hameed

Interviews with "Motors TV" Frederic Viger and

Bonus interview with race driver Franck Montagny

F1Weekly Podcast #326

Podcast number 326 now online.

The parliament in France has reversed the senates OK on the construction of a new Formula 1 circuit on the outskirts of Paris.

Renault say they are not concerned with their recent slow pace in testing.

Hewlett-Packard join Renault F1 as a technical partner.

Motorsports Mondial with Nasir Hameed with special interview: Paul Di Resta.

paul-di-resta-with-nasirPaul di Resta is a race car driver born in West Lothian, Scotland on April 16, 1986. He started his career in karting, racing in various competitive series of karts from 1994 until 2001. He stepped up to the British Formula Renault Winter Series in 2002, joining British Formula Renault full-time in 2003. He stayed there in 2004, also driving some races of Eurocup Formula Renault due to his impressive performances.

Photo by Peter Brazier