NASIR LISTENS QUIETLY TO THE HOST’S LONG RANT ABOUT CONSPIRACIES AND FERRARI FUMBLING THE 2018 SEASON HE SIMPLY CAN’T TAKE IT ANYMORE!
HERE’S VETTEL REFLECTING AFTER THE JAPANESE GRAND PRIX…
I found it quite inspirational walking through the garage and watching the guys work! All the team is fired up and that certainly helps, as the last couple of weeks haven’t been that easy. The spirit is unbroken despite everything. Races like this are a bit of a hand-over and we know it is difficult from where we are in the point standings, but we don’t have much to lose.
We have given everything so far and I believe there’s still something we can learn and understand from the car. So we keep fighting and resisting and we’ll see what the other races bring. As for the collision with Max, I was obviously pushing to pass, I knew he had a penalty, but I also felt that we were fast. I could see that his battery was clipping, while I had saved some energy from mine. I saw a gap and went for it on the inside, he obviously tried to defend and I couldn’t go anywhere, so we touched. However, this is part of racing.
Maurizio comments on the race…
After what happened in qualifying, today the team and the drivers fought back well. The podium could have been within our grasp, but unfortunately, damage on both cars, as a result of collisions in the race, affected the final result. Regardless of what is now a very difficult situation in terms of the championship, we will tackle the coming races giving them our best shot, maintaining concentration and determination.
CLARK AND NASIR SPEAK RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX AND THE HOST IS NOT A HAPPY COMRADE, SO HE PULLS OUT THE CONSPIRACY CARD! ON A HAPPIER NOTE HERE IS MAX’S JAPANESE RACE PREVIEW…
Max Verstappen“We have been successful in Japan in the past, so I’m really looking forward to going back and hopefully achieving a good result for the Team. You never know how competitive you will be until you get out on track but our car has always been very good in the first sector and with a good strategy we could have a decent chance this weekend.
My favourite corner is the fast Esses but it’s also the most difficult section of the track and you really have to focus on the car and getting the set-up right. I also like that the Japanese people are so passionate about Formula 1 because it has such a great history there. Suzuka circuit is one of my favourite tracks of the season and it’s always a great experience to see the fans. Let’s hope the typhoon stays away and we have a weekend to remember.”
CLARK AND NASIR FINALLY GET TO THE SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX AND THEY COME TO THE CONCLUSION VETTEL HAS BEEN RATTLED! WE ALSO TALK ABOUT MICK SCHMACHER AND HIS SUDDEN SUCCESS IN THE F3 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP.
In the third FIA Formula 3 European Championship race at the 4.318 kilometres long Red Bull Ring, nobody was faster than Robert Shvartzman (PREMA Theodore Racing). The Russian rookie scored his maiden victory in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship. Mick Schumacher (PREMA Powerteam), the leader in the drivers’ standings, took the chequered flag in second place from Jonathan Aberdein (Motopark). For the PREMA Theodore Racing team, this result was enough to seal an early title in the 2018 FIA Formula 3 European Championship teams’ classification.
Mick Schumacher (PREMA Theodore Racing): “Also from me congratulations to the team, winning the teams’ title is great. Everyone on and off the track has worked hard to achieve this and has done a great job. In this race, Robert was very good while my start wasn’t optimal. After that, my speed was very good as well which shows that I had the potential to win this race, too.”
CLARK AND NASIR FINALLY GET TO THE ITALIAN GRAND PRIX THE DISASTER FOR FERRARI AND WE HAVE THE BRAZIER REPORT FROM SILVERSTONE!
HERE ARE SOME WORDS FROM SEBASTIAN VETTEL…
It’s never easy to come and win even if, obviously, that was our target. Yesterday the qualifying didn’t go the way we wanted and we couldn’t extract the best out of ourselves. Today, starting from third position, we had to try something different, but it didn’t work out and we finished where we started.
We were running second after a good start which allowed me to get past Max, I was happy and confident when I got the call to box, I knew I needed a mega out lap to try and challenge for the lead but it didn’t work. I lost time behind another car and the brakes got a little too hot, it was close but we got the worse of it.
I fully support the team’s decision because, as I am sitting in the car, I can’t be aware of everything that goes on, so I rely on them. Our target was not to finish third, but today we just did not have enough speed.
CLARK AND NASIR NOT SURPRISED WITH THE BELGIAN GRAND PRIX RESULTS ARE STUNNED WITH THE LACK OF RESTRAINT ON THE FIRST LAP. THEN… F1W BEGIN REFLECTING ON FERNANDO’S LAST SEASON IN FORMULA 1
ALSO…THE HOST HAD A TERRIFIC TIME AT LAGUNA SECA ATTENDING THE ROLEX MONTEREY MOTORSPORTS REUNION
MONTEREY, Calif. – Beautiful weather, incredible racing vehicles from historic eras of motor racing and unforgettable memories defined the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. Nissan’s incredible 50 years of motorsport success in the United States were celebrated with Nissan taking center stage as the featured marque of this Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, the first Asian automobile manufacturer to receive such a spotlight. With more than 200 IMSA sports car victories and 100-plus SCCA National Championships, many of the stars and the cars of Nissan’s past racing success were racing or on display at the highlight of Monterey Classic Car Week. More than 50 of the 551 total participants selected out of over 1,000 applicants based on authenticity and race provenance were attributed to the Nissan and Datsun brands.
Championship-winning Nissan and Datsun legends including John Morton, Peter Brock and Steve Millen attended this year’s event and took part in various activities including the Murray Smith-hosted Picnic in the Paddock panel on Saturday and being special guests on Adam Carolla’s “Car Cast” podcast recorded at the Nissan display. Comedian and actor Carolla also participated in the event. The Los Angeles-based comic owns the largest collection of Nissan and Datsun cars formerly raced by acting and racing legend Paul Newman.
Along with celebrating the past, Nissan had the season five ABB FIA Formula E car on display along with the recently revealed Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign. Other Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) relished the opportunity to use the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion as a platform to showcase their latest creations. The world premiere of the 2019 Audi PB 18 e-tron took place amid a crowd of international journalists gathered at the Paddock Stage presented by Audi on Thursday, August 23. The following day, Ford unveiled the 2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition on the same stage and displayed it next to the famous Le Mans-winning Gulf Oil car with the same livery.
Racing personalities make the event as well as the cars. Late American racing legend Dan Gurney was honored in a touching tribute on the Showcase Stage on Saturday with Sir Jackie Stewart and Chris Cord sharing stories with Smith and Donald Osborne closing with a poignant musical rendition. One of Gurney’s original Lola cars was on display throughout the event in the first two pit bays.
15 race groupings competed during the course of the events with cars ranging in age from a 1911 National Speedway Roadster in Group 1A to a 1995 Nissan 240SX in Group 7B. Results of the Rolex Race can be found HERE for Saturday and HERE for Sunday.
CLARK HAVING SEEN THE FUTURE KNEW THAT FERNANDO WAS DONE. NASIR GOES ON ABOUT WHY RED BULL DIDN’T WANT TO PRESSURE MAX WITH A FERNANDO…AND THIS WEEKS INTERVIEW…NEEL JANI
He was linked to a reserve F1 seat with the Sauber team. In 2004 however, he moved back to GP2 the following year. In December 2005 he was confirmed as Scuderia Toro Rosso’s third driver, alongside race drivers Scott Speed and Vitantonio Liuzzi, a role he held throughout the 2006 season, before departing to pursue a Champ Car career. For the 2008 F1 season, Neel was linked with the test driving role at Red Bull Racing.
As his father is from India, Jani was linked to the proposed Indian-backed buyout of BMW Sauber but this did not succeed. In early 2010 he tested for Force India and was rumoured to be involved with the team in 2010. However Force India signed Mercedes driver Paul di Resta as their test and reserve driver.