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F1weekly podcast # 434

Olivier Panis

Lucky Strike in Monaco: Olivier Panis scored his one and only Grand Prix win in the streets of Monte-Carlo in 1996. His day of days came in the wet at the wheel of a Mugen-Honda powered Ligier JS43.

“I had people calling me on the radio in three languages to slow down as we were running low on fuel”, recalled the likeable Frenchman in a previous interview with F1weekly last year.

The victory turned out to be the first and last not only for the driver but also the final win for the French team started by ex-Rugby player, Guy Ligier.

We caught up with him again last month in Lyons, of all the places in the security check lane of the airport, for another exclusive interview. Please enjoy the conversation with Olivier Panis on podcast # 434.

Panis ponders on the return of Michael Schumacher, his son’s racing career and why he has gone from driving a Ferrari in everyday life to a Diesel Powered Jeep.

Merci Monsieur Monaco.

— Nasir Hameed

Gauloises greetings from California.

Motorsports Mondial

Photo: F1weekly

One two finish for McLaren in Canada with Hamilton grabbing victory.

Fernando misses out on a win as both Lewis and Button pass him in traffic.

Sebastian Vettel limps home in fourth with yet another car problem.

Renault’s Eric Boullier seeking out Kimi Raikkonen’s services.

Clark finds the best restaurant in Montreal: La Salle a manger

Stay tuned to podcast number 434 for the Canada re-cap and…

Special interview with Olivier Panis.

The Canadian Grand Prix
Montreal, Canada;
70 laps; 309.396km;
Weather: Sunny.

Classified:

Pos  Driver        Team                       Time
 1.  Hamilton      McLaren-Mercedes           1h33:53.456
 2.  Button        McLaren-Mercedes           +     2.254
 3.  Alonso        Ferrari                    +     9.214
 4.  Vettel        Red Bull-Renault           +    37.817
 5.  Webber        Red Bull-Renault           +    39.291
 6.  Rosberg       Mercedes                   +    56.084
 7.  Kubica        Renault                    +    57.300
 8.  Buemi         Toro Rosso-Ferrari         +     1 lap
 9.  Liuzzi        Force India-Mercedes       +     1 lap
10.  Sutil         Force India-Mercedes       +     1 lap
11.  Schumacher    Mercedes                   +     1 lap
12.  Alguersuari   Toro Rosso-Ferrari         +     1 lap
13.  Hulkenberg    Williams-Cosworth          +     1 lap
14.  Barrichello   Williams-Cosworth          +     1 lap
15.  Massa         Ferrari                    +     1 lap
16.  Kovalainen    Lotus-Cosworth             +    2 laps
17.  Petrov        Renault                    +    2 laps
18.  Chandhok      HRT-Cosworth               +    4 laps
19.  Di Grassi     Virgin-Cosworth            +    5 laps

Fastest lap: Kubica, 1:16.972

Canada GP


Lewis Hamilton puts an end to Red Bull’s pole domination in Canada.

Sebastian Vettel still in reverse cage rattling mode.

Hamilton fined $10,000 and reprimanded.

Ferrari pit stop practice June 12 2010

Pos  Driver         Team                   Q1        Q2         Q3
 1.  Hamilton       McLaren-Mercedes       1:15.889  1:15.528  1:15.105
 2.  Webber         Red Bull-Renault       1:16.423  1:15.692  1:15.373
 3.  Vettel         Red Bull-Renault       1:16.129  1:15.556  1:15.420
 4.  Alonso         Ferrari                1:16.171  1:15.597  1:15.435
 5.  Button         McLaren-Mercedes       1:16.371  1:15.742  1:15.520
 6.  Liuzzi         Force India-Mercedes   1:17.086  1:16.171  1:15.648
 7.  Massa          Ferrari                1:16.673  1:16.314  1:15.688
 8.  Kubica         Renault                1:16.370  1:15.682  1:15.715
 9.  Sutil          Force India-Mercedes   1:16.495  1:16.295  1:15.881
10.  Rosberg        Mercedes               1:16.350  1:16.001  1:16.071
11.  Barrichello    Williams-Cosworth      1:16.880  1:16.434
12.  Hulkenberg     Williams-Cosworth      1:16.770  1:16.438
13.  Schumacher     Mercedes               1:16.598  1:16.492
14.  Petrov         Renault                1:16.569  1:16.844
15.  Buemi          Toro Rosso-Ferrari     1:17.356  1:16.928
16.  Alguersuari    Toro Rosso-Ferrari     1:17.027  1:17.029
17.  de la Rosa     Sauber-Ferrari         1:17.611  1:17.384
18.  Kobayashi      Sauber-Ferrari         1:18.019
19.  Kovalainen     Lotus-Cosworth         1:18.237
20.  Trulli         Lotus-Cosworth         1:18.698
21.  Glock          Virgin-Cosworth        1:18.941
22.  Senna          HRT-Cosworth           1:19.484
23.  di Grassi      Virgin-Cosworth        1:19.675
24.  Chandhok       HRT-Cosworth           1:27.757

Motorsports Mondial

Clark arrives in Montreal and is greeted by the Renault F1 girls!

Friday practice:

Pos  Driver         Team                   Time              Laps
 1.  Vettel         Red Bull-Renault       1:16.877            32
 2.  Alonso         Ferrari                1:16.963  + 0.086   35
 3.  Rosberg        Mercedes               1:17.151  + 0.274   34
 4.  Webber         Red Bull-Renault       1:17.273  + 0.396   33
 5.  Massa          Ferrari                1:17.401  + 0.524   33
 6.  Sutil          Force India-Mercedes   1:17.415  + 0.538   28
 7.  Hamilton       McLaren-Mercedes       1:17.522  + 0.645   29
 8.  Kubica         Renault                1:17.529  + 0.652   36
 9.  Schumacher     Mercedes               1:17.688  + 0.811   34
10.  Liuzzi         Force India-Mercedes   1:17.903  + 1.026   35
11.  Button         McLaren-Mercedes       1:17.961  + 1.084   33
12.  Barrichello    Williams-Cosworth      1:18.385  + 1.508   27
13.  Hulkenberg     Williams-Cosworth      1:18.447  + 1.570   41
14.  Petrov         Renault                1:18.582  + 1.705   40
15.  de la Rosa     Sauber-Ferrari         1:18.658  + 1.781   34
16.  Kobayashi      Sauber-Ferrari         1:19.142  + 2.265   38
17.  Buemi          Toro Rosso-Ferrari     1:19.168  + 2.291   32
18.  Alguersuari    Toro Rosso-Ferrari     1:19.274  + 2.397   41
19.  Kovalainen     Lotus-Cosworth         1:19.969  + 3.092   35
20.  Chandhok       HRT-Cosworth           1:20.879  + 4.002   29
21.  Senna          HRT-Cosworth           1:21.097  + 4.220   31
22.  Trulli         Lotus-Cosworth         1:21.346  + 4.469   11
23.  Glock          Virgin-Cosworth        1:21.488  + 4.611   25
24.  di Grassi      Virgin-Cosworth        1:21.577  + 4.700   30

F1weekly podcast # 433

Podcast number 433.

F1weekly host Clark Rodgers on his way to the Grand Prix de Canada.

Felipe Massa extends his contract with Ferrari to 2012.

Motorsports Mondial with Nasir Hameed and…

Special Interview with 2010 Formula BMW winner Jack Harvey.

Jack Harvey is a 17 year English driver, competing this year in the Formula BMW Europe championship. He is with Fortec Motorsport and was the winner of the opening race of the season in Barcelona where this conversation was recorded. In four races so far this season he has 2 wins, 3 pole positions, 3 podiums and 3 fastest laps.

He is quite Jack the Racer.

His karting credentials are also very impressive. He is part of the Racing Steps Foundation which was set up to help talented British drivers.

http://jackharveyracing.com/

Thanks and cheers, mate!

Motorsports Mondial

SLIPPERY AND VICTORY IN THE WET

Robin is a winner. In the dry at Barcelona, in the wet at Zandvoort. The talented Dutch driver for Josef Kaufmann team gave the locals fans reason to smile in the rain on Sunday at the seaside track.

Robin Frijns: “At the start I couldn’t see anything and I was fourth. So I took it easy and the braking was pure luck. Then Michael came by, and Carlos was trying a move. But then after the second lap I passed the guys in front of me and I knew I was quite fast as I was closing on Harvey by a second a lap. I was pushing like crazy and then after a few laps the team told me to take it easy as I was 15 seconds ahead. I took it easy then and just cruised around and brought it home.”

Robin has flown to success in both rounds of the 2010 Formula BMW Europe so far, and after winning Rookie of the Year honors last year plans to land the big prize this season.

Robin has a smile for everyone, just like the pit babe holding his sign.

— Nasir Hameed