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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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F1Weekly podcast # 736

CLARK AND NASIR TRY TO UNDERSTAND WHAT IS HAPPENING AT FERRARI AND IN VETTEL’S MIND! VERSTAPPEN NEEDS TO SLOW DOWN TO WIN AND CAN YOU BELIEVE MASSA MAY BE BACK IN 2018?

Felipe on Malaysia…The race in Malaysia is another one held in very hot and humid conditions, but for this we go back to racing in the daylight. Without doubt it will be very difficult physically and us drivers will lose a lot of fluids. It is a shame that this will be our last F1 race there, as I like racing there and have some friends who live around Kuala Lumpur. I really hope we can enjoy this and it is a great last race for the fans.

Verstappen on Malaysia: “Last year we had a one-two in Malaysia. Daniel and I had a good wheel-to-wheel battle, we gave each other just enough room which provided some good action for the crowd and a great result for the team.
“Both Singapore and Malaysia are very hot and humid races, being one after the other means you can at least tailor your training for those conditions, but it will still be physically tough. It’s also challenging for the pit crew in their overalls, they get very hot and I’m sure they also lose a few kilos over the weekend!
“After Malaysia we will spend some time in Tokyo before heading to Suzuka. Japan is full of new experiences and it will be great to spend a couple of days exploring before the race weekend starts. Some people say the Japanese fans are crazy, but I think they are just very passionate about Formula 1, which for me is very nice to see.
“Suzuka will always be a special place for me because I made my Formula 1 debut there during Friday practice and it’s a proper old-school track. My favourite corner is the fast Esses in the first sector, but it’s also the most difficult section of the track and you really have to concentrate on getting the set-up right.”

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F1Weekly podcast # 735

CLARK AND NASIR SHARE A DISH OF PASTA AND TRY TO SWALLOW THE FACT THAT LCH WILL CONTINUE TO BREAK RECORDS FOR A LONG TIME TO COME. SAINZ Jr. IS DESTINED FOR RENAULT AS IS MCLAREN….MORE ON THIS TODAY.

Carlos Sainz Jr. has signed a deal to join Renault as Toro Rosso prepares to part ways with Renault in favor of using Honda power in Formula 1 for 2018.

Reports surfaced over the weekend that Renault will announce Sainz as the replacement driver for the struggling Jolyon Palmer for 2018 at this weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix. Sainz has been angling for a move for the majority of the season since Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo are locked in at the senior Red Bull team, limiting his opportunities to get into a potentially race-winning outfit.

The deal is basically the first of a domino effect. Toro Rosso will run with Honda power in 2018 in a move that would allow McLaren to pick up Renault engines. Honda would then power Toro Rosso in exchange for McLaren gearboxes to accelerate the learning curve.

Sainz could make his Renault debut sooner than the season-opening Australian Grand Prix. Dissatisfied by the lack of improvement from Palmer, Renault is rumored to be considering introducing Sainz for the Malaysian Grand Prix toward the end of September.

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