Thursday, September 24, 2020

What to watch this F1 Weekend (Sept 25th - Sept 30th)

  • Formula 1 - Russian Grand Prix; from the Sochi Autodrom in Sochi, Russia. Practice 1. Friday @ 3:55am - 5:30am (ESPN2) live
  • Formula 1 - Russian Grand Prix; from the Sochi Autodrom in Sochi, Russia. Practice 2. Friday @ 7:55am - 9:30am (ESPN2) live
  • Formula 1 - Russian Grand Prix; from the Sochi Autodrom in Sochi, Russia. Practice 3. Saturday @ 4:55am - 6am (ESPN) live
  • Formula 1 - Russian Grand Prix; from the Sochi Autodrom in Sochi, Russia. Qualifying. Saturday @ 7:55am - 9am (ESPN2) live
  • Formula 1 - Russian Grand Prix; from the Sochi Autodrom in Sochi, Russia. Race. Sunday @ 7am - 9am (ESPN2) live
  • Bitchin Rides. Monday @ 4pm - 5pm, 8pm - 10pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Garage Squad. Mon/Tues/Wed @ 6pm - 7pm (MotorTrend) replay
  • Bitchin Rides. Mon/Tues/Wed @ 4pm - 5pm (MotorTrend) replay
  • Auto Mundial. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (MotorTrend) new
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (MotorTrend) new
  • Geared up. Mercedes-Benz 300 SL. Tuesday @ 9pm - 10pm (MotorTrend) new
  • Wheeler Dealers. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (MotorTrend) new
Coming off another exciting 24hrs of Le Mans, the F1 circus arrives in Sochi, Russia. The last race, the 1000th Ferrari (Tuscan) GP at Mugello, was one of the wildest in some time. The retirements and red flags were high, accidents on top of accidents and after the smoke cleared Hamilton took both pole and the race win. Gasly (lap 1 accident) and Stroll (rear puncture accident on lap 43) were no where to be found at the checkered flag, unlike the prior weekend in Monza, and more senior driver's made some great showings, including Kimi taking 9th in a relatively weak Alfa Romeo. Sainz had some bad luck, DNF'd as well, Ricciardo got close but not close enough to put a tattoo on Cyril in Italy, taking 4th. Bottas had a better race weekend, but still wasn't able to reel Hams in; had some bad luck with trying an alternate tire strategy, but pitting before Lewis. Mugello isn't really a passing circuit and with all of the fast corners disrupted aero will ruins tires and slows lap times. Albon came through for Red Bull to take the final podium spot, in the wake of Verstappen getting hit and beached in the gravel on lap one, after having another challenging Saturday. Very quietly, Verstappen has DNF'd himself out of the Driver's Championship in a short period of time. Lastly, Vettel was able to get the last championship point, taking 10th, Leclerc in 8th. Further recaps below in the vids. With the smoke cleared the Driver's Championship standings are as follows: Hamilton, Bottas (-55), Verstappen (-80), Norris (-125), Albon (-127), Stroll (-133). Sochi should be another exciting chance to see who in the mid-field can stand out while Hamilton tries to equal Schumi in race wins.
Enjoy your motorsports weekends.

Video courtesy of Formula1.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Enthusiast Topic: Driving the £5.4m Bugatti Divo (TopGear)

Jack drives the uber-limited production Bugatti Divo and takes a ride along in a Bugatti Type 35.


Video courtesy of TopGear.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

What to watch this 24Hrs of Le Mans Weekend (Sept 19th - Sept 23nd)

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans - 88th running of the legendary race for the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup. Live from Le Mans, France. Saturday @ 7:30am - Sunday 9am (MotorTrend) live 
  • Garage Squad. Mon/Tues/Wed @ 4pm - 5pm (MotorTrend) replay
  • Bitchin Rides. Mon/Tues/Wed @ 5pm - 6pm (MotorTrend) replay
  • Auto Mundial. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (MotorTrend) new
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (MotorTrend) 
  • Geared up.  Tuesday @ 9pm - 10pm (MotorTrend) new
  • Wheeler Dealers. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (MotorTrend) new
After a three month delay, endurance racings' crown event is back. Tune in to MotorTrend Saturday to see the live feed of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Enjoy your endurance motorsport weekends.

Video courtesy of Lovecars.