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F1Weekly podcast # 560

F1weekly podcast number 560

This week’s special Interviews:

Jonathan Bomarito an American racing driver from Monterey, California.

After much success in karting and two years driving in Grand-Am Cup, Jonathan Bomarito moved to Formula Ford 2000 USA in 2003 and won the championship. The next year he moved to the Atlantic Championship and finished 9th in points. The following year he captured his first series win and finished 5th in the championship. 2007 saw him finishing 5th again, winning at San Jose. In 2008, he was the Atlantic Series runner-up, capturing 3 victories. He also drove in the last three Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona, 2008-’10, in the SpeedSource team’s Mazda RX-8, competing in the Rolex GT class. He won this year’s event, sharing the car with Sylvain Tremblay, Nick Ham and Dave Haskell. Bomarito will continue competing in Mazda #70 with Tremblay, as they compete for the 2010 Rolex GT Series crown.

Bud Moeller  is a Formula One race car driver in North America and Europe, racing in Historic Grand Prix and Ferrari’s F1 Cliente program. Bud Moeller’s fascination with Ferraris goes back to the days of Ferrari great Niki Lauda, one of his heroes back in the 70’s. “He was a driver who not only won world championships, but had a crash that nearly ended his life, and came back and won yet another championship after that. Phenomenal,” says Moeller. At age 26, Moeller bought his first Ferrari — a 308 for weekend use — with a partner. Moeller had 3/4 of the car, therefore he got the use of it three weekends of the month. “It worked out just great for both of us. We were able to do something we couldn’t have done alone.” Since then, Moeller has had a Ferrari in the garage almost continuously. “I got the bug very early,” says Moeller. “Once it’s in your blood, it stays.” Since then, the Ferraris he’s owned include two Daytonas, two Boxers, a 330 GTC, and a 355; he currently owns a 550 Maranello and has just received a brand new 360 Spider.

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Count down to Melbourne

 

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You’re teammate was faster, too? Winters are cold and dark in their native land, Finland. Both Kimi Raikkonen and Heikki Kovalainen were put in the shade by their respective teammates last year.

The 2009 season starts this weekend in Melbourne, Australia.
Man with the tattoo is 2007 World Champion Kimi Matias Raikkonen. After scoring two wins early in the season last year, his bubble was pierced by his fellow Ferrari pilot Felipe Massa. The Sao Paulo driver took the title fight to the final race in his home town and enjoyed his 15 seconds of fame as World Champion, only to have his hopes docked by Lewis Hamilton passing Timo Glock on the last corner of the last lap.

Heikki Kovalainen never recovered from the Caribbean Mojo his teammate laid on him from the start of the season by winning in Australia. While the English driver became the sport’s youngest ever World Champion, Kovalainen’s only visit to the top of the podium was made possible by an engine kablamo on Massa’s dominant Ferrari in Hungary

Red Bull to protest against the diffusers of Brawn GP, Williams and Toyota.

David Coulthard takes on the role of reserve driver for Red Bull.

Felipe Massa speaks out against wins deciding the world Championship.

The FIA final Formula 1 entry list:

1 Lewis HAMILTON (GB) VODAFONE McLAREN MERCEDES McLAREN MERCEDES
2 Heikki KOVALAINEN (FIN) VODAFONE McLAREN MERCEDES McLAREN MERCEDES

3 Felipe MASSA (BRA) SCUDERIA FERRARI MARLBORO FERRARI
4 Kimi RÄIKKÖNEN (FIN) SCUDERIA FERRARI MARLBORO FERRARI

5 Robert KUBICA (PL) BMW SAUBER F1 TEAM BMW SAUBER
6 Nick HEIDFELD (D) BMW SAUBER F1 TEAM BMW SAUBER

7 Fernando ALONSO (E) ING RENAULT F1 TEAM RENAULT
8 Nelson PIQUET (BR) ING RENAULT F1 TEAM RENAULT

9 Jarno TRULLI (I) PANASONIC TOYOTA RACING TOYOTA
10 Timo GLOCK (D) PANASONIC TOYOTA RACING TOYOTA

11 Sébastien BOURDAIS (F) SCUDERIA TORO ROSSO STR FERRARI
12 Sébastien BUEMI (CH) SCUDERIA TORO ROSSO STR FERRARI

14 Mark WEBBER (AUS) RED BULL RACING RBR RENAULT
15 Sebastian VETTEL (D) RED BULL RACING RBR RENAULT

16 Nico ROSBERG (D) AT&T WILLIAMS WILLIAMS TOYOTA
17 Kazuki NAKAJIMA (J) AT&T WILLIAMS WILLIAMS TOYOTA

20 Adrian SUTIL (D) FORCE INDIA F1 TEAM FORCE INDIA MERCEDES
21 Giancarlo FISICHELLA (I) FORCE INDIA F1 TEAM FORCE INDIA MERCEDES

22 Jenson BUTTON (GB) BRAWN GP FORMULA ONE TEAM BRAWN MERCEDES
23 Rubens BARRICHELLO (BR) BRAWN GP FORMULA ONE TEAM BRAWN MERCEDES
 

Renault R29 capable of victory.

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Flavio Briatore and Ron Dennis had threatened to boycott Melbourne.

Renault are convinced the new R29 will fight for wins this season.

Alonso is in the Michael Schumacher and Alain Prost mould" Brundle.

Bernie believes McLaren are sandbagging and will surprise in Melbourne.

Rubens Barrichello can gallop to victory in the Brawn Mercedes machine.

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