Thursday, April 26, 2018

What to watch this Weekend (April 27th - May 2nd)

  • The Grand Tour. Season 2. Friday (Amazon Prime) replays
  •  Formula 1 - Azerbaijan Grand Prix; from the street circuit in Azerbaijan, Baku. Practice 3. Saturday @ 5:55am - 7pm (ESPNNEWS(HD)) replay
  • Formula 1 - Azerbaijan Grand Prix; from the street circuit in Azerbaijan, Baku. Qualifying. Saturday @ 9am - 10am (SkySports.com) live
  • Formula 1 - Azerbaijan Grand Prix; from the street circuit in Azerbaijan, Baku. Race. Sunday @ 7:30am - 10am (ESPN2(HD)) live
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (VelocityHD) replay
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD) replay
  • JDM Legends. Season1 Ep3. Tuesday @ 9pm - 10pm (VelocityHD) new
  • Wheeler Dealers. Season 15 Ep4. 1987 Alfa Romeo Spyder. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (VelocityHD) new

The past few races have been pretty crazy. China once again shows strategy is enough to bridge the gap between the top three teams. Don't have enough power on the straights? Overtake via pitstop, ideally as soon as a safety car shows up and get on the best tires for the remainder of the race. China was an unbelievable victory for Red Bull and Daniel Ricciardo, great race for Bottas and solid grid spot penalty salvage for Hamilton. Kimi is still just off the tip of the Ferrari spear, still getting out qualy'd, by hundredths, by Vettel. Vettel still seems to be a magnet for agressive driver moves, but he still did his best to finish an avoid giving up major points to Hams in the Driver's championship. Verstappen, despite his incident with Vettel and 10 second penalty, drove his ass off and helped Red Bull take home great team points. And in case you didn't noticed, Massa's replacement isn't doing so well; Williams has regressed.

Just when I was warming up to Sky Sports shared coverage of F1 on ESPN, they don't include a live airing of qualifying in Azerbaijan this weekend (or so I can tell right now) -- what a !@#$*(# joke. This weekend should still be an interesting race as we wait to see if Red Bull can build on this success, if Petronas Mercedes can come up with a tweak to help them get on the front row, if Ferrari is still the team to beat this year (despite not leading the Manufacturers Championship) and if Alonso can continue knocking on the door of the top 7 teams.

Enjoy your weekends.


Video courtesy of Shmee150.

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