Thursday, July 28, 2016

What to watch this Weekend (July 28th - Aug 3rd)

  • World Rally Championship. Finland. Thursday @ 1pm - 2pm (MAVTV) live
  • V8 Supercars. Townsville. Thursday @ 9pm - 10pm (CBSSN(HD)) delayed airing from 7/9-10
  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Germany; from the Hockenheimring in Hockenheim, Germany. Practice. Friday @ 8am - 9:30pm (NBCSN(HD)) live; replay at 11:30pm
  • World Rally Championship. Finland. Friday @ 1:30pm - 2:30pm (MAVTV) live
  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Germany; from the Hockenheimring in Hockenheim, Germany. Qualifying. Saturday @ 8am - 9:30am (CNBC(HD)) live; replay at 11:30pm
  • World Rally Championship. Finland. Sunday @ 6am - 7am (MAVTV) live
  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Germany; from the Hockenheimring in Hockenheim, Germany. Race. Sunday @ 7am - 10am (CNBC(HD)) live
  • IndyCar Series - Mid-Ohio. Sunday @ 2pm - 5pm (CNBC(HD)) live
  • Chris Harris On Cars. Monday @ 9pm - 9:30pm (BBCAmerica(HD)) new 
  • Top Gear (UK). Monday @ 9:30pm - 11pm (BBCAmerica(HD)) replay 
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD)
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Mini-marathon Tuesday @ 8pm - 10:30pm (VelocityHD) new@10pm
  • Wheeler Dealers. Mini-marathon. Wednesday @ 7pm - 10pm (VelocityHD) new@9pm
This weekend is chock full of mospo action, from rally to open wheel to @harrismonkey. Last weekend in Hungary was somewhat predictable, from the podium perspective, but there was plenty of great action throughout the top 10. Verstappen and Kimi went at it, Vettel and Ricciardo did the same and Rosberg and Hamilton duked it out as well. Alonso finished in the points again, taking P7 in all sessions. The rain rolled in and lead to some interesting results during qualifying; actually Q1 took about an hour due to rain delays. The number of folks smacking into walls due to misjudging water on the track was only out done by some of the greatest WOT-slicks-on-water saves rolling on to the straight, from turn 14, that we've seen this season. Red Bull is still fast and Ricciardo snatched 3rd for Red Bull, and 3rd in the Driver's Championship (DC). Raikkonen's poor qualy was rectified during the race, but was capped by an unpassable Verstappen. The ream radio rules were amended. Rosberg got a questionable Pole in qualy under a yellow flag, edging out Hams; Hams got the last laugh, taking the checkered flag and the DC lead, despite having trouble keeping pace on the softs. With the smoke cleared the championship standings are as follows: Hamilton, Rosberg (-6), Ricciardo (-77), Raikkonen (-78), Vettel (-82), Verstappen (-92). The best of the rest is tighter than ever and Ferrari is feeling the pressure, and to make matters worse, they've lost their technical director, well known aerodynamicist James Allison, this week. Rosberg signed a new contract, so the top 6 drivers here will be in their same cars next year. Red Bull may want to reconsider the engine venture next season, because Renault is doing some great work for them; oh I'm sorry TAG is doing some great work for them. Now we're back in Germany where Nico is strong and is looking to take his lead back. Should be another good one.

Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of TheSmokingTire.

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