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F1Weekly podcast # 742

CLARK AND NASIR REALIZE KUBICA HAS NO CHANCE AND SUGGEST LOT’S OF RUSSIAN RUBLES ARE ON THE WAY TO THE WILLIAMS F1 TEAM! F1W IS PREPARING FOR THE DAYTONA 24 HOURS WHICH COULD BE AN INTERVIEW BONANZA!! AND THIS WEEKS INTERVIEW IS WITH CHARLES LECLERC FROM LAS VEGAS 2012 NOW 2018 F1 DRIVER FOR SAUBER.

Charles Leclerc (born 16 October 1997) is a Monégasque racing driver and a member of the Ferrari Driver Academy. He won the GP3 Series championship in 2016 and the FIA Formula 2 Championship in 2017.He will drive for Sauber in the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship.

Leclerc was a childhood friend of Jules Bianchi and began karting at the track managed by Bianchi’s father in Brignoles. Like Bianchi, Leclerc joined the ARM management company headed by Nicolas Todt.

Leclerc has two brothers, Lorenzo and Arthur. His father, Hervé, also raced cars, driving in Formula 3 in the 1980s and 1990s, and was well respected in karting. He died, aged 54, in 2017

In 2012, at the wheel of an ART GP Kart, Charles won the WSK title, as well as finishing runner-up in the European and World championships.

In 2013, Charles was again runner-up in the European series and finished second in the Under 18 category with the Fortec Motorsport team, with whom he was also second in the 2014 ALPS Championship.

He was best rookie on his Formula 3 debut in 2015, racing with Van Amersfoot Racing, finishing fourth in the championship. In 2016, he joins the Ferrari Driver Academy, as well as racing in GP3 for ART Grand Prix, with another role as development driver for Scuderia Ferrari. He won the Formula 2 Championship in 2017.

He will drive for Sauber in the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship.

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F1Weekly podcast # 741

CLARK AND NASIR GO OVER THE EXCITING FINAL RACE OF THE 2017 FORMULA 1 SEASON IN ABU DHABI AND WHEN THE F1 SEASON ENDS THE 2018 MOTORSPORT MEMORIES CALENDAR “THE ART OF RACING” BEGINS!! GET YOURS TODAY!

The 2018 theme, “The Art of Racing”, is a tribute to great grand prix designers. The world of Formula One motor racing has seen some beautiful racing machines driven to success by legendary names.

Gioachino Colombo designed the graceful Maserati 250 F which was driven to one of the greatest wins in grand prix racing by Juan Manuel Fangio at the Nurburgring in 1957. Ron Tauranac designed cars for his Aussie mate, Jack Brabham. “The Black Jack” drove their 1966 creation to championship success. Colin Chapman was one of the greatest engineering minds. His “simplify”, then add lightness” to Lotus racing cars took names like Clark, Hill, Rindt, Fittipaldi and Andretti to championship glory.

The modern masters, Gordon Murray, Mauro Forghieri, Ross Brawn and Adrian Newey are also profiled.

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F1Weekly podcast # 740

CLARK AND NASIR SAY GOODBYE TO FELIPE MASSA AND THE 2017 FORMULA 1 SEASON THE HOST SENDS NASIR TO NEW YORK TO GET ANOTHER CLASSIC INTERVIEW THIS TIME WITH FORMER LOTUS FORMULA 1 TEAM MEMBER KENNY SZYMANSKI!
Kenny Szymanski. Living the dream from Milwaukee to Grand Prix.

We are very excited to present a conversation with Kenny Szymanski. He caught the racing bug as a young boy from the 1960 Indy 500.

A trip to the 1973 United States Grand Prix at the Glen, and the International aroma of Formula 1 motor racing fueled his passion to be among the “In crowd.”

And there he was in 1978 at Team Lotus; checking the tire pressure under the watchful eyes of Mario Andretti….

Hope you enjoy his experiences as much as I did.

Thank you Kenny. Thank you F1W familia.

Nasir

P.S. He is now also an aficionado of banana lassi!

 

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F1Weekly podcast # 739

NASIR CONSOLES CLARK DURING THIS DIFFICULT PERIOD IN HIS LIFE…TOO MUCH LCH NOT ENOUGH BRAVO BRAVO BRAVO!

AND HERE IS FORCE INDIA’S BRAZIL GRAND PRIX PREVIEW…

Sergio: “I like Interlagos and it’s always one of the special races of the year. The track is tight and challenging, and it almost feels like a karting track. There is a good mix of corners and it’s a track that often creates good racing and some surprises.

“Rain showers are never too far away at this time of the year. I remember the wet race last year when I nearly finished on the podium. I only missed out with a few laps to go and it was one of those really difficult races because the track was so wet. I would like some more rain this year because it creates more of an opportunity for a big result.

“I enjoy visiting Brazil because it reminds me of Mexico and I’m always very relaxed there. I feel great support from the fans and the atmosphere in the grandstands gives me lots of energy.”

Esteban: “Interlagos is definitely one of my favourite tracks on the calendar. I drove there for the first time last year and had a very strong race in the rain. It’s an old-school track with little margin for error. As a driver, you always get more of a buzz from these types of circuit.

“As we saw last year, the weather conditions can be very unpredictable. I enjoyed driving in the wet last year and would be happy if it rains again. Whether it’s wet or dry, we will be strong because the car is performing really well and it’s a good chance to score some more points.

“Away from the track, I’ve always thought Sao Paulo is a cool place. Everybody talks about the food and there are some amazing restaurants. It’s always a good place to eat meat.”

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F1Weekly podcast # 738

CLARK HAS CAPITULATED AND ACCEPTS LCH AS 2017 F1 WORLD CHAMPION AS NASIR TALKS ABOUT THE SEB MELTDOWN!… WE HAVE A NEW EPISODE OF LOOSH ON THE LOOSE! AND HERE ARE SOME WORDS FROM OUR FRIEND FELIPE MASSA…

It was a very difficult race for us in Japan. I was struggling with the degradation of the tyres with both sets. The other cars had better pace than us and it’s difficult to understand why. At the end, I lost positions to both Haas in a move that was a little bit tricky, but they were much quicker than me anyway.

If they didn’t pass me there, I think they could have passed me afterwards with the pace difference. I’m not happy with the pace today, but looking at the problems we had, we still finished in front of Renault and Toro Rosso, and one point is better than nothing.

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F1Weekly podcast # 737

CLARK AND NASIR DO THE MALAYSIAN FOX TROT IN CELEBRATION OF MAX VERSTAPPEN’S VICTORY AND WHAT THIS MEANS FOR THE RENAULT PACKAGE AND FERNANDO! WE HAVE THE SECOND INSTALLMENT OF “PEGLER’S PERSPECTIVE” AND…

PLEASE READ FERRARI’S THOUGHTS ON SUZUKA…

Even after 30 years, all drivers like it

Suzuka – Torrential rain greeted the Scuderia Ferrari team members as they landed in Japan. However, the current forecast is for better weather over the weekend, with the possible exception of Friday.

The Suzuka track is one of the classics of the Formula One Championship and exactly 30 years ago, it hosted its first Grand Prix. On that occasion, the race was won by Gerhard Berger in a Ferrari F1/87, the Austrian having started from pole position. From then on, apart from a couple of years when the race returned to Fuji, Formula One has always raced at this track in the Mie prefecture.

The track is pretty much universally liked by the drivers, even if no one can forget the 2014 tragedy that befell Jules Bianchi, a rising star for motor racing and for the Prancing Horse. Technically, it’s an “old style” circuit, narrow, with minimal run-off areas, corners with only one clear line and an interesting range of turns. The best known of these is undoubtedly the double uphill “esses” after the first corner, a place where Michael Schumacher was particularly adept at making a difference and there was almost a sense of destiny in the fact that, twice, he clinched the Drivers’ title here with Ferrari, in 2000 and 2003.

The key to Suzuka, in terms of driving, is to find a rhythm, so that getting the flow right through the turns is the key to success. With the 2017 cars and their very high aerodynamic downforce levels, a tricky corner such as the famous 130R, named after the original radius of its turn, could almost become a straight. But that won’t make the Japanese track and it’s unusual setting within an amusement park, any less of a challenge. And as for the fans, they are truly unique when it comes to their level of passion and enthusiasm.

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