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F1Weekly podcast # 762

CLARK AND NASIR ARE OVERJOYED WITH THE AUSTRIAN GRAND PRIX RESULTS AND RAISE THEIR GLASS OF GRUNER VELTLINER TO MAX! THE F1WEEKLY PRESIDENT OF EUROPEAN OPERATIONS PETER BRAZIER SHARES HIS THOUGHTS AND CONCEPTS FOR THE FUTURE OF FORMULA 1 AND OF COURSE ANOTHER BRILLIANT MOTORSPORTS MONDIAL!

LET’S HERE FROM MAX AND RICCIARDO ON THE UPCOMING BRITISH GRAND PRIX…“Coming to the end of three busy weeks of racing it will be nice to get a little break before Hockenheim. Silverstone is a great track to end this busy stint at, it is of course a very historic track but also great fun. It has a lot of fast corners, Becketts and Maggots being my favourite and there are always loads of fans out in force.

It is quite hard to overtake due to the fast corners which means it is hard to follow so I’ll be hoping for some of that lovely British rain. I have been on the podium once before there so I’m eager to get back on it. Being close to the team HQ is also a bonus, it is nice for the mechanics and engineers to be close to home for a race weekend.”

Daniel Ricciardo… “My first ever F1 race was at Silverstone so it’s always a special one for me. I’ve always loved the circuit, it’s high speed, flowing and beautiful. Copse is flat and then into Maggots and Becketts is just epic, I’m genuinely so excited about this race. It’s gonna be, full, full, lift, downshift and back to full, it’s gonna be sick. I don’t always love the weather but you win some, you lose some.

It also has one of the most loyal and patriotic crowds and the place is rich in motorsport history. I had a fun race there last year coming from the back and through the field to fifth, it’s always been a pretty happy hunting ground for me. I’ve had a podium there but never a win, I might steal it from Lewis. He has a pretty good home record but I’ll try and get one back on the English, they are doing a bit too well in sport at the moment (laughs).

I definitely want the track to stay on the calendar and I really hope that’s the case, but if for some reason it had to be replaced with another English circuit I would say Brands Hatch GP Circuit, that would also be sick in an F1 car. Whatever happens, we have to have at least one English race on the calendar.”

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F1Weekly podcast # 761

CLARK AND NASIR SHARE A PASTIS AND ARE SO HAPPY TO HAVE LE GRAND PRIX DE FRANCE TO TALK ABOUT BUT THE SAD SITUATION AT MCLAREN DOMINATES THE CONVERSATION! WE HAVE LE GOODY BAG AFTER MOTORSPORTS MONDIAL AND SOME WORDS FROM FERNANDO ON THE UPCOMING AUSTRIAN GRAND PRIX…

Fernando Alonso, McLaren Driver

“After a disappointing result, the best thing you can do is move on, so it’s good that we have another race this weekend. And the weekend after. I like this track – it’s a good mix of the new and the old. The big hills, the gradient and the compact nature of the paddock all remind you that this was once one of F1’s grand old venues; but the modern facilities are also a fantastic addition.

Eric Boullier, Racing Director

“This is the second of F1’s summer triple-header, and like Paul Ricard and Silverstone, one of the most fan-focused events on the calendar. For that reason, it’s always an enjoyable weekend, and good for the sport.

“The track is compact and relatively straightforward, but also a real driver’s circuit – you’re looking to extract the tiniest margins from car and driver around such a short, quick lap. And that’s not always easy, as a few of the corners sometimes look more inviting than they really are…

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F1Weekly podcast # 760

FERNANDO FEVER IS SWEEPING THE F1WEEKLY PALATIAL STUDIOS AND WITH THE GRAND PIX DE FRANCE NEXT THE HOST IS BESIDES HIMSELF! TO CELEBRATE WE BRING BACK AN INTERVIEW WITH LE MANS GREAT HENRI PESCAROLO!!

Pescarolo began his career in 1965 with a Lotus Seven. He was successful enough to be offered a third car in the MatraFormula 3 team for 1966, but the car was not ready until mid-season.[3] However, in 1967 he won the European Championship with Matra and was promoted to Formula 2 for 1968. That season he was team-mate to Jean-Pierre Beltoise and achieved several second places and a win at Albi, which led to him being given a drive in Matra’s Formula One team for the last three races of 1968.

His career suffered a setback, in 1969, when he crashed on the Mulsanne Straight at Le Mans whilst testing the Matra sports car. Pescarolo was badly burned and did not compete again until mid-season. He returned at the German GP where he drove a Formula 2 Matra into fifth place winning the small capacity class, in his only Grand Prix race that season.

For 1970 Pescarolo was signed full-time by Matra for their Formula One team and once again as team-mate to Beltoise, put in a solid season with a third place at the Monaco Grand Prix being the high point. He also won the Paris 1000 km and Buenos Aires 1000 km sports car races partnered with Beltoise. Pescarolo was not retained by Matra, and in 1971, 1972, and 1973 with Motul sponsorship, he drove for the fledgling Formula One team run by the young Frank Williams, but with little success. In 1974, Pescarolo drove for BRM, again with Motul backing, but the team’s best days were gone and a ninth place in Argentina was his best result in a season with many retirements.

Pescarolo did not compete in Formula One in 1975 but returned to the championship in 1976 with a Surtees privately entered by BS Fabrications. Although neither car nor driver was considered to be competitive, failing to qualify for 2 of 9 Grands Prix entered, Pescarolo did begin to show speed in the final 5 races, even scoring a season’s best finish of 9th at the 1976 Austrian Grand Prix

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F1Weekly podcast # 759

CLARK AND NASIR EXPLAIN WHY THE CANADIAN GRAND PRIX WAS EXCITING! WE HAVE A FRESH EPISODE OF TECH TALK WITH TIM AND OF COURSE A NICE MOTORSPORTS MONDIAL
AND FOR KICKS HERE’S SOME NEWS ON LE MANS FROM TOYOTA GAZOO RACING…

Nakajima claims pole for Toyota!

In a heavily interrupted final qualifying session for this weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, Kazuki Nakajima claimed pole position for the No.8 Toyota Gazoo Racing entry he will share with Fernando Alonso and Sébastien Buemi with a time of 3:15.377.

The Japanese driver was one of a few to make an improvement since yesterday, and he finished the second a full two seconds ahead of the sister TS050 HYBRID to make it a Toyota 1-2 on the starting grid for the second round of the WEC Super Season.

Kazuki Nakajima: “I was more or less at the maximum on that lap, I had no traffic so I cannot complain too much. It was much better than yesterday when I didn’t feel as good grip as today. The lap time was not as good as I expected but I have to be happy with it. More importantly I had a really good balance for the race trim and we are ready for the race.”

The third session was extended by 30 minutes to balance a red-flag-shortened early evening qualifying and, although it started in the dry, rain began to fall over the track towards the chequered flag.

Rebellion Racing claimed third place with the No.1 Rebellion R13-Gibson of Bruno Senna (3:19.449). Just four hundredths of a second behind the second Swiss car was the No.17 SMP Racing BR Engineering BR1-AER. Thomas Laurent in the No.3 Rebellion actually set a faster time but was one of several drivers to have his times deleted for pit infringements.

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F1Weekly podcast # 758

CLARK AND NASIR PRESS ON AFTER WHAT SOME PEOPLE THOUGHT WAS A BORING MONACO GRAND PRIX…WE PROVIDE A NICE GOODY BAG AND PREPARE FOR CANADA!
ALSO…HERE ARE THE INDIANAPOLIS 500 RESULTS INCLUDING PRIZE MONEY…

102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500

Click HERE to view and download the official box score from the 102nd Running of Indianapolis 500-Mile Race presented by PennGrade Motor Oil.

INDIANAPOLIS – Results of the 102nd Running of Indianapolis 500-Mile Race presented by PennGrade Motor Oil Verizon IndyCar Series event on the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway, with order of finish, starting position in parentheses, driver, engine, laps completed and reason out (if any) and prize money earned:

1. (3) Will Power, Chevrolet, 200, Running, $2,525,454
2. (1) Ed Carpenter, Chevrolet, 200, Running, $911,504
3. (9) Scott Dixon, Honda, 200, Running, $587,129
4. (32) Alexander Rossi, Honda, 200, Running, $454,804
5. (14) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Honda, 200, Running, $419,804
6. (2) Simon Pagenaud, Chevrolet, 200, Running, $419,804
7. (21) Carlos Munoz, Honda, 200, Running, $254,005
8. (4) Josef Newgarden, Chevrolet, 200, Running, $400,654
9. (18) Robert Wickens, Honda, 200, Running, $424,979
10. (30) Graham Rahal, Honda, 200, Running, $401,229
11. (27) JR Hildebrand, Chevrolet, 200, Running, $225,305
12. (12) Marco Andretti, Honda, 200, Running, $364,129
13. (11) Matheus Leist, Chevrolet, 200, Running, $357,129
14. (22) Gabby Chaves, Chevrolet, 200, Running, $315,305
15. (23) Stefan Wilson, Honda, 200, Running, $212,330
16. (31) Jack Harvey, Honda, 200, Running, $200,305
17. (26) Oriol Servia, Honda, 200, Running, $211,105
18. (15) Charlie Kimball, Chevrolet, 200, Running, $300,305
19. (13) Zachary Claman De Melo, Honda, 199, Running, $339,354
20. (6) Spencer Pigot, Chevrolet, 199, Running, $346,154
21. (33) Conor Daly, Honda, 199, Running, $200,305
22. (20) Max Chilton, Chevrolet, 198, Running, $300,305
23. (25) Zach Veach, Honda, 198, Running, $334,129
24. (28) Jay Howard, Honda, 193, Running, $200,305
25. (10) Tony Kanaan, Chevrolet, 187, Contact, $346,954
26. (24) Sage Karam, Chevrolet, 154, Contact, $203,305
27. (8) Helio Castroneves, Chevrolet, 145, Contact, $205,305
28. (5) Sebastien Bourdais, Honda, 137, Contact, $348,829
29. (17) Kyle Kaiser, Chevrolet, 110, Mechanical, $205,805
30. (7) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 67, Contact, $208,305
31. (29) Ed Jones, Honda, 57, Contact, $338,129
32. (16) Takuma Sato, Honda, 46, Contact, $300,305
33. (19) James Davison, Chevrolet, 45, Contact, $200,305

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F1Weekly podcast # 757

CLARK AND NASIR SHARE THEIR THOUGHTS ON BARCELONA AND THE POSSIBILITY THAT LCH AND MERCEDES HAVE KICKED IT UP A NOTCH! AND FERRARI MY NOT BE ABLE SHAKE OFF THE SPAGHETTI CULTURE!

HERE’S SOME NEWS ON RED BULL RACING’S TESTING RESULTS FROM BARCA DAY TWO…

IN-SEASON TEST #1, BARCELONA – DAY TWO
Driver: Jake Dennis
Car: RB14
Laps: 75
Best time: 1:20.440
Circuit length: 4.655km
Fastest Lap: V. Bottas (1:16.904)
The second and final day of the first in-season Formula 1 test of the year saw a new name on the timesheets for Aston Martin Red Bull Racing as Simulator Development Driver Jake Dennis took part in his test debut for the Team. And despite a number of red flags in the afternoon session, GT racer Dennis completed 75 laps of the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya as he gained valuable real-world experience of the RB14 to aid with the team’s simulator programme, and as the team continued to evaluate test items targeted at upcoming races.
Commenting on his first track outing for the team, Jake said: “My first day in the RB14 went really well. Obviously it’s a big step up from what I’m used to in GT racing but I got used to the speed and the grip quite quickly and we managed to get through the whole run plan in the end. The morning session went pretty smoothly and then in the afternoon I managed to get quite a few laps under my belt, which was good. It was nice to change a few things to give me a proper representation of the difference between the simulator and real life. So we have a few things to work on back in Milton Keynes to help Max and Daniel and make it even more realistic for them. But overall, super happy, a big thanks to the team for giving me the opportunity, and hopefully I’ll be back in the RB14 soon!”
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