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F1Weekly podcast # 780

THE HOST IS OVER THE MOON WITH FERNANDO’S VICTORY AT THE DAYTONA 24 HOURS! WE DISCUSS THE 2019 POSSIBILITIES AND IMPOSSIBILITIES,

HERE IS SOME NEWS FROM THE INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY…

The 50th anniversary of Mario Andretti’s historic Indianapolis 500 victory in 1969 will be honored on the Bronze Badge for this Month of May at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

A Bronze Badge is a treasured keepsake that provides fans with insider access and one of the best values in sports. It provides gate admission and Gasoline Alley access every day IMS is open during May except for Race Days for the INDYCAR Grand Prix and the 103rd Indianapolis 500.

ORG XMIT: NY155,NY155 Race car driver Mario Andretti waves from the winner’s circle after winning the Indianapolis 500 in this May 1969, photo at the Indianapolis Motorspeedway. Andretti and A.J. Foyt, who challenged each other from the dirt tracks of the ’50s to the racing palaces of the ’90s, share the honor of best driver of the century as voted by a six-member panel of experts assembled by The Associated Press. (AP Photo) [Via MerlinFTP Drop]
“It is one of the ultimate honors in Indianapolis to be on a Bronze Badge,” Andretti said. “I am truly blessed to have such a wonderful family at the Speedway, sending accolades in such a magnificent way.

“Since I am almost at a loss for words when I look at the Bronze Badge, I can only express my appreciation with a sincere and profound thank you. I’m going to embrace the honor, and I’m ever so grateful for the recognition.”

Fans with Bronze Badges get behind the scenes in the garage area, where they can interact with drivers, see NTT IndyCar Series cars up close and much more. They also provide even more value for fans who visit the track many days during May.

Bronze Badges can be purchased at ims.com/bronzebadge for $135 each through March 31. The price increases to $150 on April 1, so order today while supplies last. Each Bronze Badge holder must be 18 or older and is required to sign a waiver.

A limited number of Silver Badges also are available for $500 each. Silver Badges add pit lane access to the same perks as the Bronze Badge. Pre-race (cold) pit passes for INDYCAR Grand Prix and Indianapolis 500 Race Day can be added to Silver Badges for an additional $1,000.

For more information on Bronze Badges and Silver Badges, call the IMS Credential Office at 317-492-6500.

Cardboard or laminate badges were used from the inaugural Indianapolis 500 in 1911 through 1937, assigned only to event participants. Beginning in 1938, more durable metal badges were used before IMS Bronze Badges made their debut in 1947 and were initially sold to the general public in the early 1990s, immediately becoming a coveted motorsports collectible.

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F1Weekly podcast # 779

THE HOST SENDS NASIR TO THE ROAR BEFORE THE 24 AT DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY AND BINGO ANOTHER COUP FOR THE F1WEEKLY FAMILIA! THIS WEEKS INTERVIEW…PASTOR MADONADO!!

Maldonado began the 2012 season alongside Brazil’s Bruno Senna, for Williams. He started the season with promising pace, qualifying eighth for the Australian Grand Prix. In the race, he was running strongly until he crashed out on the final lap, fighting with Fernando Alonso for fifth position. In the Malaysian Grand Prix, Maldonado retired in the closing stages of the race while running in the points.

He scored his first points of the season by finishing eighth in China. A puncture ended his race in Bahrain, after he qualified in seventeenth position. At the Spanish Grand Prix, Maldonado qualified second, next to Lewis Hamilton on the front row of the grid after strong pace from his Williams car during the race weekend. Maldonado was later promoted to his first pole position in his Formula One career after Hamilton was excluded from the results of qualifying, due to having insufficient fuel in his car.

Maldonado was beaten to the first corner by Fernando Alonso, but regained the lead after the second round of pit stops. Maldonado held his lead after the third pit-stop phase, and held off Alonso and Kimi Räikkönen to win, becoming the first Venezuelan driver to finish on a Grand Prix podium in the process. He remains the most recent Williams driver to win a race as of today!

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F1Weekly podcast #778

CLARK AND NASIR CELEBRATE THE NEW YEAR WITH A LITTLE CHIT CHAT ON THE UPCOMING F1 SEASON AND ALL THE OTHER RACING ACTIVITIES AROUND THE GLOBE.
LOOSH ON THE LOOSE IS BACK WITH HIS OPINION! AND… GET READY FOR THE DAKAR RALLY BEGINNING ON JANUARY 6.

With the 2019 Dakar Rally now just three days away the excitement surrounding the event is screaming through the gears. As race crews arrive in Peru there’s plenty of speculation over who will walk away with the big prizes. The teams and drivers who have conquered the Dakar in previous years have plenty of expectation on them to get the better of the dunes once again.

Among the favourites in the car category are the trio of drivers in the X-raid MINI JCW Team. Stéphane Peterhansel (FRA), Carlos Sainz (ESP) and Cyril Despres (FRA) have an incredible 20 Dakar victories between them and all have ambitions to park on the top step of the podium in 2019. With so much talent and experience within their ranks, could we see a MINI John Cooper Works Buggy take the chequered flag in Lima, Peru on January 17?

“The Dakar challenges you in every way both physically and mentally. It taxes all your strength and that of your team, so victory brings maximum satisfaction.” – Carlos Sainz, defending car race champion.

Sébastien Loeb (FRA) returns to the Dakar this year for his fourth attempt at the rally. The Frenchman is yet to win the desert classic, but has made his mark with a total of 10 stage victories and a second place finish in 2017. Loeb will set off from the Peruvian capital on January 7 behind the wheel of a Peugeot 3008DKR. The nine-time WRC winner has recently refamiliarised himself with the car he previously drove at the Dakar during an intense training session.

“Several teams will have a shot at winning and I hope we are one of them.” – Sébastien Loeb

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F1Weekly podcast # 777

CLARK AND NASIR TALK ABOUT THE 2018 SEASON AND WHAT 2019 MIGHT BRING ABOUT. AND OF COURSE THE HOST MISSING FERNANDO CONTINUES TO RANT! NASIR ALSO SHARES HIS TRIP WITH F1W WEBMASTER TOBY DAWES TO CIRCUIT GILLES VILLENEUVE!
THIS WEEKS F1W BONUS… SPECIAL INTERVIEW WITH WILLIAMS F1 DRIVER FOR 2019 GEORGE RUSSELL…

FIA Formula 2

Russell competing at the Red Bull Ring during the 2018 FIA Formula 2 Championship

On the podium after winning the Austrian feature race in 2018

On 18 January 2018 Russell was confirmed as a driver for ART Grand Prix for the 2018 FIA F2 Championship, which would see the new Dallara F2/18 make its debut in the expanding 12-race calendar. He was also confirmed as the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport F1 Reserve Driver, sharing duties with Pascal Wehrlein on the 22 February 2018.

Russell qualified in 2nd position on debut at Bahrain, finishing 5th in the opening round of the championship.

At Baku for the second round of the championship, Russell led the majority of the Feature Race before a late safety car caused drama at the restart, denying him a maiden victory in the series. Coming through from the back in the Sprint Race, Russell set the fastest lap on his way to taking victory from 12th on the grid.

Russell took his second victory of the season at Barcelona, after prevailing in a nail-biting duel with Nyck de Vries, taking his maiden Feature Race win of the season. He followed that up with 4th in the Sprint Race to move up to 2nd in the Championship Standings.

In Monte-Carlo, Russell had an engine failure in Free Practice which severely limited his running. Russell was on the back foot, qualifying in 16th position and endured two races outside of the points.

Russell hit back in France at the Le Castellet (Paul Ricard Circuit), taking his maiden pole position in FIA F2. He led a wet / dry challenging race from lights-to-flag and took his third victory of the championship.

Formula One

On 19 January 2017, Russell joined Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport as a part of their junior driver programme. It was announced that Russell would take part in both days of the Budapest Test on the 1–2 August, which followed the Formula One World Championship and support series races at the same circuit from the weekend before. On 7 November 2017 it was announced that Russell would make his Formula One practice debut at the 2017 Brazilian Grand Prix driving in the first practice session for Force India. Subsequently it was announced that he would also drive for them in first practice session for the 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Russell was announced as one of the Pirelli Tyre Test Drivers for Force India at the post-Spanish Grand Prix test on 1 May 2018. He completed 123 laps for the team at the test, his first in a Formula One car with 2018 specifications. In October 2018 it was announced that Russell would be driving for the Williams Formula 1 Team at the start of the 2019 season where he will be partnered by Robert Kubica.

Play Podcast: 12-13-18f1weekly777.mp3

F1Weekly podcast # 776

CLARK CAN’T BELIEVE THE END IS HERE, THE FINAL CURTAIN. NASIR IS SO HAPPY FOR LCH AND KNOWS THAT MAX IS THE ONE TO TAKE IT TO HIM IF…HONDA DELIVERS!

LE CLERC IS ON TOP OF TESTING IN ABU DHABI…

Charles Leclerc enjoyed a successful first test as an official Ferrari driver as he closed the F1 2018 season on top in Abu Dhabi.

Leclerc will become the Scuderia’s second-youngest driver in history when he makes his race debut for the team next season, and he completed 135 laps on his first and final day in the 2018 car at the post-season test

The Monegasque driver, who had a superb rookie season at Sauber, was one of several drivers testing for his new team as Pirelli’s tyre compounds for next year were put to work.

Leclerc finished ahead of Pierre Gasly on the final track day of the 2018 season, with the Frenchman making his official bow for Red Bull as he prepares to replace Daniel Ricciardo.

Lance Stroll, not officially announced at Force India but in the car for the second day in a row, was third.

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F1Weekly podcast # 775

CLARK HINTS AT MORE CONSPIRACIES WHILST NASIR IS PRAISING LCH AND ADMIRING MAX FOR HIS MACHISMONESS!

IT’S ALSO TIME TO ORDER YOUR 2019 FORMULA CALENDAR FIRE AND ICE!!

https://www.grandprixweekly.com/merchandise/“Fire & Ice”the theme for 2019 calendar – features sizzling and simmering performances from teammates during the same season. The tradition of uber domination that Sebastian Vettel enjoyed in 2013, winning 13 races while his teammate went winless, goes back to the first decade of the Formula 1 championship.

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