Thursday, July 23, 2015

What to watch this Weekend (July 24th - July 29th)

  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Hungary; from the Hungaroring in Budapest, Hungary. Practice. Friday @ 7pm - 8:30pm (NBCSN(HD)) delayed airing from 8am
  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Hungary; from the Hungaroring in Budapest, Hungary. Qualifying. Saturday @ 8am - 9:30am (CNBC(HD)) live; replay @ 3pm (NBCSN)
  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Hungary; from the Hungaroring in Budapest, Hungary. Race. Sunday @ 7:30am - 10:30am (CNBC(HD)) live - replay Sunday @ 2pm (NBCSN)
  • IMSA United Sports Car Championship - From Lime Rock Park. Sunday @ 5pm - 7:30pm (FS1) delayed airing from 7/25
  • Top Gear (UK). Marathon of past episodes. Monday @ 2pm - 11pm (BBCAmerica(HD)) replays
  • Motorweek. Performance Coupe Challenge. Tuesday @ 8pm - 8:30pm (VelocityHD)
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Mini-marathon. Tuesday @ 8:30pm - 11pm (VelocityHD)
  • Wheeler Dealers. VW Split-screen. Wednesday @ 5pm - 6pm (VelocityHD)
Lewis brought it home in one of the greatest tire change calls in the history of F1, Kimi hit the nitrous button too soon (junior), and Vettel found his way back on the podium, right behind Nico. Masa and Bottas missed their chance for a win, with a combination of touchy politics and poor rain performance with the intermediates. They still finished well, but the team has to figure out how to close the deal. There were retirements out the wazoo, including Jason Button in front of his home crowd. His teammate Alonso, who was non-maliciously responsible for Button's retirement, went on to take his (and Mclaren Honda's) first championship point in 10th place. This weekend brings us to the very technical Hungaroring circuit. This should be another exciting race, but Silverstone has to have been the best race of the year thus far.

RIP to Jules Bianchi who recently passed after several months battling the head injury he suffered at Suzuka last season. Racing drivers always put their lives on the line, so hopefully lessons learned can make accidents like his less likely to reoccur. I think the Virtual Safety Car is a step in the right direction.

Enjoy your weekends.

Video hosted courtesy of CanalMonday.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Neo-Vintage Motorsport Pron: Emanuele Pirro drives Targa-winning Porsche 908/3 at Goodwood (GoodwoodRoadAndRacing)

Emanuele Pirro experiences one of motorsports greats, the Porsche 908/3, up the Goodwood hillclimb circuit. He also talks modern motorsports, including F1 and Le Mans.

Video courtesy of GoodwoodRoadAndRacing.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Track Pron: EVO Track Evening - 991 Porsche 911 GT3 (EVO)

Harry takes a 991 GT3 around Bedford Autodrome for some hot laps and lets us join him.

Video courtesy of EVO.