Thursday, December 31, 2020

What to watch this New Years Weekend (Jan 2nd - Jan 6th)

  • Dakar Rally. Stage 1 action from Saudi Arabia. Sunday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (NBCSN)
  • Garage Squad. Mon/Tues/Wed @ 6pm - 7pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Bitchin Rides. Monday @ 7pm - 8pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Auto Mundial. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (MotorTrend)
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (MotorTrend) 
  • Wheeler Dealers. Tuesday @ 9pm - 10pm (MotorTrend) new
  • Bitchin Rides. Mini-marathon. Wednesday @ 7pm - 10pm (MotorTrend) replays
Have a great 2021 everyone.

 

Video courtesy of Carfection.

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Enthusiast Topic: Porsche Cayman GTS vs Alpine A110 S - hot coupe shootout (AutoExpress)

Steve compares the new Cayman GTS 4.0 against the Alpine A110S, for a key mid-engined sports car matchup on a damp track.

Video courtesy of AutoExpress.

Thursday, December 24, 2020

What to watch this Xmas Weekend (Dec 26th - Dec 30th)

  • Bitchin Rides. Mon @ 6pm - 7pm, 8pm-11pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Bitchin Rides. Tues @ 6pm - 7pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Auto Mundial. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (MotorTrend)
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (MotorTrend) 
  • Wheeler Dealers. Tuesday @ 9pm - 10pm (MotorTrend) new
  • Bitchin Rides. Wednesday @ 8pm - 10pm (MotorTrend) replays
Enjoy your holiday weekends.

Video courtesy of MotorWeek.

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Automotive Topic: The Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo SV is a 1900hp racecar with a MASSIVE wing (Drivetribe)

The Jaguar Vision Grand Tourismo SV was created for the video game, however it was built in real life. And while we're at it, Mike also looks at some of Jaguars other concepts.

Video courtesy of Drivetribe.

Monday, December 21, 2020

Current Events: NEW Hennessey Venom F5: America's Latest Hypercar Sounds Like THUNDER (Carfection)

Henry checks out the absolutely ludicrous Hennessey Venom F5. We already know that Koenigsegg doesn't care about even higher top speeds, but Hennessey definitely wants to push well beyond 300+mph going forward, beyond what this new F5 can do; not saying this hypercar isn't going to attack corners, too, of course. Pushrods and a cast iron block, but a chassis and components made of carbon fiber, aluminum and inconel; both old school and new school at the same time.

Video courtesy of Carfection.

Thursday, December 17, 2020

What to watch this Weekend (Dec 18th - Dec 23rd)

  • Bitchin Rides. Mon/Tues/Wed @ 5pm - 6pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Auto Mundial. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (MotorTrend)
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (MotorTrend) 
  • Wheeler Dealers. Tuesday @ 9pm - 10pm (MotorTrend) new
  • Bitchin Rides. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (MotorTrend) new
Enjoy your weekends.


Video courtesy of HarrysGarage.

Friday, December 11, 2020

Thursday, December 10, 2020

What to watch this F1 Finale Weekend (Dec 11th - Dec 16th)

  • Formula 1 - Abu Dhabi Gran Prix; from the Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi in UAE. Practice 1. Friday @ 3:55am - 5:30am (ESPN) live
  • Formula 1 - Abu Dhabi Gran Prix; from the Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi in UAE. Practice 2. Friday @ 7:55am- 9:30am (ESPNU) live
  • Formula 1 - Abu Dhabi Gran Prix; from the Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi in UAE. Practice 3. Saturday @ 4:55am- 6am (ESPN) live 
  • Formula 1 - Abu Dhabi Gran Prix; from the Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi in UAE. Qualifying. Saturday @ 7:55am- 9am (ESPN2) live
  • Formula 1 - Abu Dhabi Gran Prix; from the Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi in UAE. Race. Sunday @ 8:05am - 10am (ESPN2) live
  • Bitchin Rides. Mon/Tues @ 5pm - 6pm (MotorTrend) replay
  • Wheeler dealers. Monday @ 8pm - 11pm (MotorTrend) replays 
  • Auto Mundial. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (MotorTrend)
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (MotorTrend) 
  • Garage Squad. Tuesday @ 9pm - 10pm (MotorTrend) new
  • Bitchin Rides. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (MotorTrend) new

Max and Charles out on lap one! GEOOOOORRRGGEE NOOO :(. CHECCOOOOOOOOOOO!  That was essentially the race. Merc screwed the pooch and the Pink Mercs picked up the pieces. Russell was amazing all weekend and was leading the race by a good margin; he got a golden opportunity and took it with both hands -- he essentially took pole (2nd by .026secs behind Valteri), was leading the race and got bungled out of a race win via a horrible double stack pitstop during a virtual safety car, ironically, for a retired Williams. Then, to add insult to injury, he gets a puncture on his 'corrected' tires, making him pit again. He worked his way back to the points, which is the only silver lining here, taking 9th and his first career F1 points. Aside from Racing Point jumping back into 3rd in the Constructor's with a 1-3 finish, Renault and Racing Point were the biggest winners in the Sakhir GP. Mclaren would join that group, but with their competitors gaining points too, they relatively didn't do as well. Carlos took 4th, which was great, but Lando had a rough race but took 10th for the final point. On the sunny side of things, Sergio took his first F1 race win, so happy for him. Went from last to first place after getting clipped by an eager Leclerc, on lap one, who misjudged his entry and the cars ahead. He has no seat next year at this time, but apparently has options in '22. Meanwhile Albon came off his first podium to being nowhere in the last race. Hoping Checo gets that seat, but it looks doubtful. Mick Schumacher will be joining F1 in the HAAS next year after taking the F2 Championship; plenty of exciting new drivers to look forward to next year. Back to this season though, the mid-pack position fight in the Constructor's Championship, in Abu Dhabi, will be amazing. Looking forward to the final race of the season. 

Enjoy your motorsport weekends.

Video courtesy of Formula1.

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Automotive Topic: Will the 2030 ban & dash to electric cars spell the end for classics in UK? (HarrysGarage)

Harry discusses the UK's 2030 internal combustion-powered car sale ban and the likely effect on classic car ownership. The idea is that Europe will eventually buy nothing but electric cars new and that this will lead to a reduced collective carbon footprint. Is anything ever that simple?

Video courtesy of HarrysGarage.

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Thursday, December 3, 2020

What to watch this F1 Weekend (Dec 4th - Dec 9th)

  • Formula 1 - Sakhir Grand Prix. From the Bahrain International Circuit in Manama. Practice 1. Friday @ 8:25am - 10am (ESPNNEWS) live
  • Formula 1 - Sakhir Grand Prix. From the Bahrain International Circuit in Manama. Practice 2. Friday @ 12:30pm - 2:05pm (ESPN2) live
  • Formula 1 - Sakhir Grand Prix. From the Bahrain International Circuit in Manama. Practice 3. Saturday @ 8:55am - 10am (ESPN2) live
  • Formula 1 - Sakhir Grand Prix. From the Bahrain International Circuit in Manama. Qualifying. Saturday @ 12:55pm - 2pm (ESPNNEWS) live
  • Formula 1 - Sakhir Grand Prix. From the Bahrain International Circuit in Manama. Race. Sunday @ 12:05pm - 2pm (ESPN2) live
  • Bitchin Rides. Mon/Tues @ 5pm - 6pm (MotorTrend) replay
  • Auto Mundial. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (MotorTrend)
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (MotorTrend) 
  • Garage Squad. Tuesday @ 9pm - 10pm (MotorTrend) new
  • Bitchin Rides. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (MotorTrend) new
We're back in Bahrain this weekend for a different configuration of the same track, for a night race. Last week's twilight race on the normal Bahrain circuit was crazy battle for 3-6th place in the constructors, but before we get to that the leading story was Romain Grosjean's close call after a pretty one-in-a-million accident on lap 1. He crossed tires with Kvyat while accelerating which shot him almost straight into an armco barrier that essentially split open, while tearing his chassis in half, releasing fuel and quite the shocking explosion. Fortunately, Romain successfully extricated himself from the car, while ablaze, with the help of track marshals and the johnny-on-the-spot safety car crew (driver Alan van der Merwe and Dr. Ian Roberts), who follow the drivers around the first lap before pulling into the pits. Thank the halo, thank Romain not getting knocked unconscious and getting out of the halo in a ball of fire, thank the FIA safety measures and the guys who acted quickly and without hesitation, but it's almost unbelievable that he made it out of that wreck with minor injuries given that impact and the resultant fire. I'm confident investigations will be deep to ensure this doesn't happen again. Thankfully Grosjean is doing ok and has since been released from the hospital. The very next lap (lap #2) Kvyat was involved in another incident, this time his fault, flipping Stroll onto his halo. Then the race actually started. Skipping to the end to keep this brief, Hamilton had another strong drive and took the checkered flag. Albon surprised many and ended up on the podium in 3rd, Verstappen took second and unfortunately the reason Albon was alongside Hams and Max on the podium is because Perez's engine went up in a ball of fire with two laps to go, taking away a potential 3rd place finish from Racing Point, which they desperately needed in order to seal up 3rd in the constructors Championship; instead they got a double DNF which helped McLaren and Renault out significantly. Now McLaren is solidly in 3rd place and Renault is 10pts behind Racing Point, in 5th, with just two races left. Bottas had a rough race but ended up taking 8th, the  Ferrari's were MIA and Renault did pretty well. Ricciardo is 4th in the Driver's Championship right now by two points. The other big story coming into this weekend's race is that Hams tested positive for covid the Monday after the GP so he'll be sitting out; there was a lot of conjecture on who would take his seat and after some work behind the scenes, George Russell made the cut to fill his seat for the weekend, which is an extraordinary opportunity for him. So this weekend will be a showcase for what George can do behind the wheel of a championship car. 

Enjoy your motorsport weekends.

Video courtesy of Formula1.

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Monday, November 30, 2020

Thursday, November 26, 2020

What to watch this F1 Thanksgiving Weekend (Nov 27th - Dec 2nd)

  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Bahrain. From the Bahrain International Circuit in Manama. Practice 1. Friday @ 3:55am - 5:30am (ESPN) live
  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Bahrain. From the Bahrain International Circuit in Manama. Practice 2. Friday @ 9:55am - 11:30am (ESPNNEWS) live
  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Bahrain. From the Bahrain International Circuit in Manama. Practice 3. Saturday @ 6:55am - 8:30am (ESPN2) live
  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Bahrain. From the Bahrain International Circuit in Manama. Qualifying. Saturday @ 9:55am - 11:30am (ESPNNEWS) live
  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Bahrain. From the Bahrain International Circuit in Manama. Race. Sunday @ 9am - 11am (ESPN2) live
  • Garage Squad. Mon @ 4pm - 5pm (MotorTrend) replay
  • Bitchin Rides. Mini-marathon. Mon @ 7pm - 11pm (MotorTrend) replay
  • Auto Mundial. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (MotorTrend)
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (MotorTrend) 
  • Garage Squad. Tuesday @ 9pm - 10pm (MotorTrend) new
  • Bitchin Rides. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (MotorTrend) new
Looking back to the last race, the circuit in Turkey was resurfaced shortly before the GP and was still expelling oils, all while it was cold and wet out. This set the table for some very interesting jumbling of the field which many viewers including myself found very compelling. Lance Stroll took pole (first of his career), followed by Sergio in the other pink Merc, followed by Max -- Lance was able to put together the best lap as Q3 expired after a red flags delayed qualy on Saturday. It came down to which cars turned their tires on faster and this would play out again during the race. Lewis and Valteri were both outside of the first two rows at race start. With the checkered flag dropped, Lewis is a seven-time World Champ, he took the title with a memorable victory where he made magic happen running a set of intermediates well past their sell by date, which turned out to be the winning formula for most of the top ten. The new intermediates weren't working on a damp track with no rainfall (which Valteri found out the hard way) and slicks were a bridge too far. Seb drove the race of his season, returning to the podium for the first time in quite a while, taking third place behind Perez who finished right where he started. Credit Seb's finish to smart driving and also making his old intermediates work; lord knows his pit crew didn't do him any favors (again). Sergio showed why he should be in a seat next season and also what could've been if Lance didn't end up taking some aero damage early in the race, which took him out of contention. Racing in this part of the world this far into Fall, with a brand new track surface yet to be broken in, made for some unusual conditions and more unusual shuffling of the order which was quite refreshing. Turkey is arguably in the lead for race of the year, if for no reason other than the sheer degree of difficulty thrown at the paddock. This week we're back in Bahrain for the final stretch of 2020. The primary storyline now is who will take 3rd through 6th in the Constructors'. If Ferrari can continue delivering results like this (3-4) they'll be fighting Renault and McLaren for 4th.

Enjoy your motorsport holiday weekends.

Video courtesy of Formula1.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Neo-Vintage Motorsport Feature: The Greatest F1 Cars Ever - All In One AMAZING Place: Williams Heritage (Carfection)

The Williams F1 outfit has had quite to colorful and decorated race history and while the race team has been sold off and they're working their way back to the mid-pack, their history is preserved within Williams Heritage. Dickey Stanford and Jonathan Williams share their thoughts and memories of the past few decades.

Video courtesy of Carfection.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

What to watch this Weekend (Nov 21st - Nov 25th)

  • Garage Squad. Mon/Tues @ 4pm - 5pm (MotorTrend) replay
  • Bitchin Rides. Monday @ 7pm - 8pm (MotorTrend) replay
  • Wheeler Dealers. Monday @ 8pm - 9pm (MotorTrend) replay
  • Auto Mundial. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (MotorTrend)
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (MotorTrend) 
  • Garage Squad. Tuesday @ 9pm - 10pm (MotorTrend) new
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 10pm - 11pm (MotorTrend) new
Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of TopGear.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Neo-Vintage Feature: 1970 Mercedes-Benz C111-II (JayLenosGarage)

Jay talks to Constantine von Kageneck to checks out a very rare car from the Mercedes-Benz stable; the Wankel powered, gull-winged, fiberglass bodied, 1970 Mercedes-Benz C111-II coupe. It never made it production, but was a special model with historical significance.

Video courtesy of JayLenosGarage.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Friday, November 13, 2020

Thursday, November 12, 2020

What to watch this F1 Weekend (Nov 11th - Nov 17th)

  • Formula 1 - Turkish Grand Prix; from Intercity Istanbul Park. Practice 1. Friday @ 2:55am - 4:30am (ESPN) live
  • Formula 1 - Turkish Grand Prix; from Intercity Istanbul Park. Practice 2. Friday @ 6:55am - 8:30am (ESPN2) live
  • Formula 1 - Turkish Grand Prix; from Intercity Istanbul Park. Practice 3. Saturday @ 3:55am - 5am (ESPN) live
  • Formula 1 - Turkish Grand Prix; from Intercity Istanbul Park. Qualifying. Saturday @ 6:55am - 8am @ (ESPN2) live
  • Formula 1 - Turkish Grand Prix; from Intercity Istanbul Park. Race. Sunday @ 5am - 7am (ESPN) live
  • WeatherTech Sportscar Championship. 12hrs of Sebring. Sunday @ 1pm - 4pm (NBCSN) replay
  • Garage Squad. Mon/Tues @ 4pm - 5pm (MotorTrend) replay
  • Bitchin Rides. Mon @ 7pm - 8pm (MotorTrend) replay
  • Auto Mundial. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (MotorTrend)
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (MotorTrend) 
  • Garage Squad. Tuesday @ 9pm - 10pm (MotorTrend) new
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 10pm - 11pm (MotorTrend) new
  • Bitchin Rides. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (MotorTrend) new
Imola was an interesting race that had some curve balls; I'll let the highlight show you the major beats, but Valteri had some bad luck, but not horribly bad - he hit some debris which slowed his pace. Verstappen had some horribly bad luck with a puncture late while in 2nd place, Gasly and Ocon retired with mechanical failures/ailments and Ricciardo got on the podium again, but this time made sure to enjoy his shuey -- Hams joined him. Mercedes-AMG took their 7th straight manufacturers title, leaving the Drivers Championship the only title left to claim; Hamilton taking his 94th win has it pretty much sown up. He has the potential of taking it this weekend in Turkey. In the meantime, Albon and Vettel still struggle with cars more suited to their counterparts and Renault just took over third in the constructors, one point over McLaren, with Daniels strong performances. Istanbul Park should be another interesting adventure with many drivers learning the track for the first time.
Enjoy your Motorsport Weekends.

Video courtesy of Formula1

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Monday, November 9, 2020

Friday, November 6, 2020

Thursday, November 5, 2020

What to watch this Weekend (Nov 7th - Nov 11th)

  • DTM. 2020 Action from Hockenheim. Sunday @ 1pm - 3pm (CBSSN) same-day delay
  • Garage Squad. Mon/Tues @ 4pm - 5pm (MotorTrend) replay
  • Bitchin Rides. Mon @ 7pm - 8pm (MotorTrend) replay
  • Auto Mundial. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (MotorTrend)
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (MotorTrend) 
  • Garage Squad. Tuesday @ 9pm - 10pm (MotorTrend) new
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 10pm - 11pm (MotorTrend) new
  • Bitchin Rides. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (MotorTrend) new
Enjoy your motorsport weekends.

Video courtesy of EvolveAutomotive.

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Neo-Vintage Feature: MZR Roadsports: Evolving The Datsun 240Z in England (Petrolicious)

On this feature, Petrolicous looks at MZR Motorsports out of the UK. They restore, rebuilt and customize Datsun 240Z to spec, making them more reliable, modern, luxurious and perform better than the originals. Think Singer-esque for those who love the original Z car.

Video courtesy of Petrolicious.

Monday, November 2, 2020

Thursday, October 29, 2020

What to watch this F1 Weekend (Oct 31st - Nov 3rd)

  • Formula 1 - Romagna Grand Prix; from Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari. Practice 1. Saturday @ 4:55am - 6:30am (ESPN) live
  • Formula 1 - Portugal Grand Prix; from Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari. Qualifying. Saturday @ 8:55am - 10am @ (ESPN2) live
  • Formula 1 - Romagna Grand Prix; from Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari. Race. Sunday @ 7am - 9am (ESPN2) live; replay @ 
  • WeatherTech Sports Car Championship. Qualifying. Season finale from Laguna Seca Raceway. Sunday @ 11:25am - 12:35pm (IMSA.TV) live 
  • WeatherTech Sports Car Championship. Race. Action from Laguna Seca Raceway. Sunday @ 6:30pm - 9:30pm (NBCSN) same-day delayed airing 
  • Garage Squad. Mon/Wed @ 6pm - 7pm (MotorTrend) replay
  • Bitchin Rides. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (MotorTrend) new
Pretty packed weekend with the WeatherTech Sports Car Championship at Laguna Seca and F1. It's been a busy week on this end, so I'll mainly leave F1 to the replay below -- crazy opening lap, but in the end Hams has taken the top spot in race wins after foiling Bottas not once, but twice in Portugal, nipping him on Saturday to take pole and running away from him on Sunday. Some strong performances from the usual mid-pack suspects, Leclerc made magic happen in the Ferrari finishing 4th and Gasly had another great showing taking 5th ahead of Sainz in the McLaren and Perez in the Racing Point. The mid-pack continues to shuffle and based on his strong showing so far this season, Gasly has officially been brought back for the 2021 season for Alfa Tauri. Vettel took the final championship point in tenth, which is significant given Ferrari is pretty deep in the standings currently. This weekend in Imola will be relatively short in terms of action as there is only one practice day scheduled, on Saturday ahead of qualy. This should be another entertaining weekend where Ferrari will look to have another decent showing in front of their home fans.

Enjoy your motorsport weekends.

Video courtesy of Formula1.

Monday, October 26, 2020

Automotive Topic: Chris Harris on... New BMW M4 & M3 Touring (TopGear)

Chris and Jack talk BMW G80M3/4, design, a future touring option and their appeal.

Video courtesy of TopGear.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

What to watch this F1 Weekend (Oct 23rd - Oct 27th)

  • Formula 1 - Portugal Grand Prix; from Autodromo Internacional do Algarve. Practice 1. Friday @ 5:55am - 7:30am (ESPN2) live
  • Formula 1 - Portugal Grand Prix; from Autodromo Internacional do Algarve. Practice 2. Friday @ 9:55am - 11:30am (ESPN2) live
  • Formula 1 - Portugal Grand Prix; from Autodromo Internacional do Algarve. Practice 3. Saturday @ 5:55am - 7am (ESPN) live
  • Formula 1 - Portugal Grand Prix; from Autodromo Internacional do Algarve. Qualifying. Saturday @ 8:55am - 10am @ (ESPN2) live
  • Formula 1 - Portugal Grand Prix; from Autodromo Internacional do Algarve. Race. Sunday @ 9am - 11am (ESPN2) live
  • Bitchin Rides. Mon/Tues/Wed @ 4pm - 5pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Garage Squad. Mon/Tues/Wed @ 6pm - 7pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Auto Mundial. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (MotorTrend) 
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (MotorTrend) new
  • Garage Squad. Tuesday @ 9pm - 10pm (MotorTrend) new
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 10pm - 11pm (MotorTrend) new
  • Bitchin Rides. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (MotorTrend) new
The Eifel Grand Prix had some drama, but not in the way that you'd think before Sunday. Bottas took pole and was riding high after a race win, however, the stars didn't align for him -- while chasing Hams down after swapping tires had a powertrain failure and DNF'd. Max had a great race and finished second, pipping the fastest lap on his final lap by thousandths; he had just about no help from Albon who had another rough weekend and a DNF, leading to talk about his replacement from Helmut Marco. Gasley had another solid performance, taking 6th, but the current talk is that he won't get promoted to race along side Max. Meanwhile Perez is looking sharp and is looking for a seat so the rumors are swirling. The DNF bug was pretty widespread at the 'Ring, with 5 cars getting claimed, including Norris (who did his best Alonso impression afterwards) and Ocon. The best storyline of the day was definitely Ricciardo, taking his first podium for Renault and ensuring at least one tattoo on Cyril's body as result and an ecstatic Renault Team afterwards. Daniel is in an odd place now leaving for McLaren when Renault is coming together. The next best story was Hulkenberg doing another pinch hitting job for the pink Merc's after Stroll fell ill (non-covid apparently). He got the call, made it in time for Qualy, had no time in the car and got the boot in Q1, but then raced well Sunday and finished 8th for 4 championship points. Absolutely fantastic drive, the German media were all over him and it was well deserved. He's also looking for a seat next year. Perez took 4th, Sainz took 5th and Leclerc did well to take Ferrari to 7th. Vettel had another rough weekend and Giovinazzi got his first championship point to the delight of Alfa Romeo. With the checkered flag dropped, Hamilton took his 91st win to match Schumi, Mick gifted Lewis a used helmet on behalf of the family and Merc is on the way to locking up both championships. Lastly Kimi broke the record for the most F1 race starts, with 323; what a career he's had. The 2020 F1 Driver's Championship standings are as follows: Hamilton, Bottas (-69), Verstappen (-83), Ricciardo (-152), Perez (-162), Norris (-165). Algarve will bring a new challenge to the paddock this weekend so it'll be interesting to see how Renault continues to progress, how the mid-field shakes out with updates from Ferrari and McLaren along with how Bottas bounces back, including future engine part penalties. Should be another exciting weekend.

Enjoy your motorsport weekends. 

Video courtesy of Formula1.
Video courtesy of FormulaWorld.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Collector Car Pron: Collecting Rare Porsches - Sport Classic, 911R, 997.2 GT3RS (TheSuperCarDriver)

On this episode of SCD they talk to Spencer, the owner of a 997.2 Porsche Sport Classic, a 997.2 GT3RS and 991 911R. Collecting rare sporty Porsches ain't for greenhorns.

Video courtesy of TheSuperCarDriver.

Thursday, October 15, 2020

What to watch this Petit Le Mans Weekend (Oct 17th - Oct 20th)

  • WeatherTech Sports Car Championship. Petit Le Mans, from Road Atlanta. Saturday @ 12:30pm - 6:30pm, 9:30pm - 11pm (NBCSN) live
  • DTM. 2020 action from Zolder pt2. Sunday @ 2pm - 4pm (CBSSN) same-day delay
  • Bitchin Rides. Mon/Tues/Wed @ 4pm - 5pm (MotorTrend) replay
  • Garage Squad. Mon/Tues/Wed @ 6pm - 7pm (MotorTrend) replay
  • Auto Mundial. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (MotorTrend) new
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (MotorTrend) new
  • Garage Squad. Tuesday @ 9pm - 10pm (MotorTrend) new
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Season 16 Premier. Tuesday @ 10pm - 11pm (MotorTrend) new
  • Bitchin Rides. Season 7 Premier. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (MotorTrend) new
Enjoy your motorsport weekends. 

Video courtesy of carwow.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Enthusiast Topic: Porsche 911 Carrera 997.2 | $50,000 Beater? (Savagegeese)

The SG gang looks at a car that I'm strongly looking at -- the 997.2 Porsche 911 Carrera.


Video courtesy of Savagegeese.

Thursday, October 8, 2020

What to watch this F1 Weekend (Oct 9th - Oct 14th)

  • Formula 1 - Eifel (German) Grand Prix; from the Nuerburgring in Nuerburg, Germany. Practice 1. Friday @ 4:55am - 6:30am (ESPN2)) live 
  • Formula 1 - Eifel (German) Grand Prix; from the Nuerburgring in Nuerburg, Germany. Practice 2. Friday @ 8:55am -10:30am (ESPN2) live
  • Formula 1 - Eifel (German) Grand Prix; from the Nuerburgring in Nuerburg, Germany. Practice 3. Saturday @ 5:55am - 7am (ESPN2) live
  • Formula 1 - Eifel (German) Grand Prix; from the Nuerburgring in Nuerburg, Germany. Qualifying. Saturday @ 8:55am - 10am (ESPN2) live 
  • IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship. Racing action from Charlotte Motor Speedway. Saturday @ 8pm - 10pm (NBCSN) live
  • Formula 1 - Eifel (German) Grand Prix; from the Nuerburgring in Nuerburg, Germany. Race. Sunday @ 8am - 10:30am (ESPN2) live, replay @ 4pm - 6:30pm (ESPNNEWS) same-day delay
  • DTM. 2020 Action from Zolder. Sunday @ 9pm - 11pm (CBSSN) same-day delay
  • Bitchin Rides. Mon/Tues/Wed @ 4pm - 5pm (MotorTrend) replay
  • Garage Squad. Mon/Tues/Wed @ 6pm - 7pm (MotorTrend) replay
  • Auto Mundial. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (MotorTrend) 
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (MotorTrend) 
  • Garage Squad. Tuesday @ 9pm - 10pm (MotorTrend) new
  • Wheeler Dealers. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (MotorTrend) new
Russia was another interesting race with some unexpected results for unexpected reasons. Hamilton took pole again and was poised to taking his 91st GP win, starting from the front and getting clear of Bottas who qualified third behind a very quick Verstappen. However, things didn't quite shake out that way once FIA handed him not one but two 5sec penalties (and two points on his super license which were later withdrawn) were applied to Hams after he did some practice starts too far out of the pitlane after his pit told him he was good to do so. This effectively put him in mid-field after the penalty was served, which was even rougher since he had to qualify on softs in Q2 after losing his lap time on his first run for going beyond the line on the final corner then Seb putting his car into a wall bringing a red flag with two minutes to go and Hamilton on a flyer. He barely made the cutoff to start a qualy lap and already had too much distance on his mediums since they would be race tires. In other Merc news, Bottas was an opportunist and used this chance to get as many points as he could over Lewis, which ended up being a delta of 11 points; he managed fastest lap and Hams finished 3rd behind Verstappen. Outside of this top three there were some important result and critical news. Renault looked extremely strong, with Ricciardo taking 5th after getting a 5sec penalty himself and Ocon taking 7th. Sergio took 4th in this installment of the 'give me a seat for 2021' tour. Leclerc took 6th, performing much better than anyone from Maranello expected, but notably, positions 8 through 10 were two AlfaTauri's and Albon brining up the rear, in tenth. The reason this is important is because these three cars, along with P2 Verstappen, are all Honda powered -- Honda just announced they were pulling out of F1 after the 2021 season. This is going to have big implications as Red Bull and Alfa Tauri will need to either get Renault power-plants again or go Ferrari on either one or both teams. Red Bull and Renault are like Alonso and McLaren in some ways. With the smoke cleared, the Driver's Championship standings are as follows: Hamilton, Bottas (-44), Verstappen (-77), Norris (-140), Albon (-141), Ricciardo (-142). Bottas' and Verstappen's point delta to the driver they're behind is quite the coincidence and there's a virtual free for all from 4th back.

This weekend we're heading back to the Nurburgring for the first time since the early 2010's and you know Merc is looking to show out at home. Bottas is feeling good about himself and Hamilton is trying to correct the blemish that was Sochi, so I'm sure he'll be on it to finally match Schumi and get this milestone behind him. Ricciardo is still trying to get a tattoo on Cyril and McLaren is looking to bounce back after an awful weekend in Sochi.

Enjoy your motorsport weekends.

Video courtesy of Formula1.
Video courtesy of Autosport.

Thursday, October 1, 2020

What to watch this Weekend (Oct 3rd - Oct 7th)

  • Bitchin Rides. Mon/Tues/Wed @ 4pm - 5pm (MotorTrend) replay
  • Garage Squad. Mon/Tues/Wed @ 6pm - 7pm (MotorTrend) replay
  • Auto Mundial. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (MotorTrend) new
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (MotorTrend) new
  • Garage Squad. Season 7 Premier. Tuesday @ 9pm - 10pm (MotorTrend) new
  • Wheeler Dealers. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (MotorTrend) new
Enjoy your weekends. 

Video courtesy of Drivetribe.

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

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.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Thursday, September 10, 2020

What to watch this F1 Weekend (Sept 11th - Sept 16th)

  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Tuscany; from Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello, Italy. Practice 1. Friday @ 4:55am - 6:30pm (ESPN) live
  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Tuscany; from Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello, Italy. Practice 2. Friday @ 8:55am - 10:30am (ESPN2) live
  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Tuscany; from Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello, Italy. Practice 3. Saturday @ 5:55am - 7am (ESPN) live
  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Tuscany; from Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello, Italy. Qualifying. Saturday @ 8:55am - 10am (ESPN2) live
  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Tuscany (Ferrari's 1000th race); from Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello, Italy. Race. Sunday @ 9am - 11am (ESPN2) 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) new
  • Geared up. 1959 Mercedes-Benz 180D. Tuesday @ 9pm - 10pm (MotorTrend) new
  • Wheeler Dealers. 2006 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (MotorTrend) new
Italy is the backdrop once again this weekend much like the back to back races in the UK. This time around, however, we're at a different track -- Mugello. First off, a late farewell to the Williams family at the helm of the Williams F1 Team, including Claire Williams as Team Principal and Sir Frank Williams as founder and proprietor. This historic era came to an end at Monza last week and the paddock has tipped their collective cap to the last privateer outfit in F1. The silver lining is that Williams F1 have new backing and will be in F1 for years to come. Secondly, congrats to Pierre Gasly after taking his maiden grand prix victory due an extraordinary sequence of events, some impeccable timing and a strong drive to hold of the advances of Carlos Sainz who wanted to make his own incredible storyline come true before coming to Maranello. All said, there was a refreshing podium last weekend, with Gasly, Sainz and Stroll spraying champagne and we had an Italian anthem being played for a team without a red paint scheme, that of Scuderia Alfa Tauri. Speaking of teams with a red paint scheme, Ferrari had as bad a weekend as you could've imagined. They were slow and didn't make it out of Q2 and when the race came they had a double DNF highlighted by a rear brake failure(fire) for Seb and Charles' misfortune of losing the rear end on the way out of parabolica, with a snap/catch and very rapid impact into the tire barriers. This latter incident brought about a red flag that ended up giving Stroll a free pitstop while in second behind Hams, at the time, with his original tires as Racing Point bet on track position rather than fitting new tires during a prior yellow flag (after a mechanical failure for Magnussen's Haas, right before the pit entrance). Magnussen's retirement was key in this race, because when his car broke and the track marshals decided to push his car towards the nearby pit entrance rather than getting a crane and flatbed, the stewards closed the pit. Seconds later, the collective Mercedes team (including Lewis behind the wheel who was apparently making settings changes on his steering wheel) didn't notice the two boards showing 'X' and had Lewis box to take advantage of a quick pitstop. Antonio Giovinazzi and Alfa Romeo made the same mistake shortly afterwards and both drivers got 10second stop and go penalties costing them both about 30 seconds, effectively. But before the pit closed and after the yellow flag came out, Pierre Gasly stopped for a tire change and this very opportunity helped him compete for the win after the red flag grid restart. After serving his penalty, Hams came back onto the track in last place (~17th) with about half the race left, and grinded his way back to 7th on a weekend where Bottas was trying to make up Driver's Championship ground with Verstappen retired for mechanical issues and Hams  just about dead to rights. Whatever happened to Bottas' car during his terrible race start and scrap with other front runners seemed to have limited him from showing his pace from Saturday; the same pace that Lewis showed on his comeback drive. But more importantly plenty of teams took advantage of the chaos, the grid restart after the red flag Leclerc brought on (he walked away from the accident, btw) including Renault and McLaren. This is important for that third manufacturers spot for this season. With the checkered flag dropped, the Driver's Championship standings are as follows: Hamilton, Bottas (-47), Verstappen (-54), Stroll (-107), Norris (-107), Albon (-116). As you can see, Stroll and Norris are here to play and just out of view are Sainz and Gasly. Mugello should be another interesting challenge for everyone, but what most will be looking to see is if Ferrari can genuinely compete in their thousandth grand prix as a constructor.
Enjoy your motorsport weekends.

Video courtesy of SkySportsF1.

Video courtesy of Formula1.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Thursday, September 3, 2020

What to watch this F1 Labor Day Weekend (Sept 4th - Sept 9th)

  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Italy; from Autodromo di Monza, Italy. Practice 1. Friday @ 4:55am - 6:30am (ESPN) live
  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Italy; from Autodromo di Monza, Italy. Practice 2. Friday @ 8:55am - 10:30am (ESPN2) live
  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Italy; from Autodromo di Monza, Italy. Practice 3. Saturday @ 5:55am - 7am (ESPN) live
  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Italy; from Autodromo di Monza, Italy. Qualifying. Saturday @ 8:55am - 10am (ESPN) live
  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Italy; from Autodromo di Monza, Italy. Race. Sunday @ 9am - 11am (ESPN2) live
  • Bitchin Rides. Marathon. Monday @ 7am - 8pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Garage Squad. Tues/Wed @ 4pm - 5pm (MotorTrend) replay
  • Bitchin Rides. Tues/Wed @ 5pm - 6pm (MotorTrend) replay
  • Auto Mundial. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (MotorTrend) new
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (MotorTrend) new
  • Geared up. 1927 Ford Track T Roadster. Tuesday @ 9pm - 10pm (MotorTrend) new
  • Wheeler Dealers. 2001 Saab 9-3. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (MotorTrend) new
Spa was quite the race, but don't blink yet there are two more back to back races as the F1 season aims for 17 total races this year, using some old and brand new race tracks. Italian Grand Prix followed by the Tuscan Grand Prix, both at the legendary Monza circuit. This was a great weekend, but it's been a short week so I'll really stick to replay help this time ha. I feel bad for Carlos with a second Spa DNF in a row through no fault of his own, Hams is unflappable, Bottas is good, but is missing something, Verstappen is doing what his car is capable of, Ricciardo has been on form and Renault is looking fast, Ocon with a great showing. Gasly is still showing great skill and Ferrari are bringing up the rear of the mid-pack, again. Monza has always exposed those with a lack of power so it's going to be a long two weeks. Hams is still on top of the pile, with Verstappen holding onto a 3pt lead over Bottas in the Driver's Championship standings for the time being.

Enjoy your motorsport Labor Day weekends.

Video courtesy of Formula1.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Monday, August 31, 2020

Current Events: I'm the FIRST to go in the 300mph Bugatti Chiron Super Sport *WORLD EXCLUSIVE* (Carwow)

Matt rides along for the testing of a Bugatti Chiron Super Sport development car. Once finished, this extremely limited model will be capable of 300mph (on a special track with the limiter removed).


Video courtesy of carwow.

Thursday, August 27, 2020

What to watch this F1 Weekend (Aug 28th - Sept 2nd)

  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Belgium; from circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium. Practice 1. Friday @ 4:55am - 6:30am (ESPN) live
  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Belgium; from circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium. Practice 2. Friday @ 8:55am - 10:30am (ESPN2) live
  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Belgium; from circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium. Practice 3. Saturday @ 5:55am - 7am (ESPN2) live
  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Belgium; from circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium. Qualifying. Sunday @ 8:55am - 10:30am (ESPN) live
  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Belgium; from circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium. Race. Sunday @ 9:05am - 11am (ESPN) live
  • Garage Squad. Mon/Wed @ 4pm - 5pm (MotorTrend) replay
  • Bitchin Rides. Mon/Tues/Wed @ 5pm - 6pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Auto Mundial. Season Premier. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (MotorTrend) new
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (MotorTrend) replay
  • Geared up. 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Coupe. Tuesday @ 9pm - 10pm (MotorTrend) new
  • Wheeler Dealers. Audi Avant. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (MotorTrend) new
We're heading to Spa for another F1 weekend with the new technical directive of removing high-power 'party modes' from the entire paddock, come the Italian GP. The race in Spain was as hot as ever, but Merc's changes post-70th Anniversary GP seem to have worked. Their tire management was solid and race pace was typical top shelf quality. Hamilton broke more records this weekend with his 156th podium while taking his 88th race win, spoiler alert, but what was more intriguing was what happened elsewhere in the field. Bottas had a bad start which has lead to him spending the race trying to get back into his starting position, without success -- he tried to salvage it a bit by taking the fastest lap point on a new set of tires, late. Verstappen split the two Mercs, taking 2nd, showing really good race pace and tire management although Albon got caught up in mid-pack fighting and took 8th as result; his performances on Saturday are what he's trying to get a better handle on. Leclerc had some really bad luck, with his engine cutting off late in the race, requiring a restart, a long pit-stop and some seatbelt re-fastening, which lead to a retirement decision. Seb's strategy from Ferrari was a bit flakey, but he ended up one stopping after no safety cars showed up and his tire management looked ok and was able to hold onto 7th for his first points in some time. Perez came back from quarantine and picked up right where he left off, looking strong in the race and finished 4th before a pretty odd blue flag penalty (based on the replays I saw) and it's associated 5-second penalty was applied, leading to him swapping spots with Stroll who was 2.3 seconds back at the checkered flag. Stroll had a great race and between his strong outings and Perez looking consistently sharp, the decision for the Racing Point 2021 driver line up will be difficult to say the least. Mclaren got points from both cars despite this not being a strong track for them and Gasley finished in the points once again, just behind Albon, who replaced him on the top Red Bull team. With the checkered flag dropped, the Driver's Championship standings are as follows: Hamilton, Vertstappen (-37), Bottas (-43), Leclerc (-87), Stroll (-92), Albon (-92), Norris (-93). As you can see, there has been some shuffling at the top, but this season is far from over. Spa rewards top end power so this should be another Merc powerplant favorable circuit. We'll see how the new regulations, tire selection and temperatures all factor into the race finish.

Enjoy your motorsport weekends.

Video courtesy of Formula1.
Video courtesy of Autosport.

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Thursday, August 20, 2020

What to watch this Indianapolis 500 Weekend (Aug 23nd - Aug 26th)

  • IndyCar Series - The Indianapolis 500. From Indianapolis Motor Speedway, from Speedway, Indiana. Sunday @ 1pm - 6pm (NBC) live
  • DTM. 2020 Action from Lausitzring. Sunday @ 6pm - 8pm (CBCSN) same-day delay 
  • Bitchin Rides. Mon/Wed @ 7pm - 8pm (MotorTrend) replay
  • Hot Rod Garage. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (MotorTrend) replay
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (MotorTrend) replay
  • Geared up. 1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL Pagoda. Tuesday @ 9pm - 10pm (MotorTrend) new
  • Wheeler Dealers. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (MotorTrend) new
Enjoy your motorsport weekends.

Video courtesy of Chainbear.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Thursday, August 13, 2020

What to watch this F1 Weekend (Aug 14th - Aug 19th)

  • Formula 1 - Spanish Grand Prix; from Catalunya Circuit, Spain. Practice 1. Friday @ 4:55am - 7am (ESPN2) live
  • Formula 1 - Spanish Grand Prix; from Catalunya Circuit, Spain. Practice 2. Friday @ 8:55am - 11am (ESPN2) live
  • Formula 1 - Spanish Grand Prix; from Catalunya Circuit, Spain. Practice 3. Saturday @ 5:55am - 7:30am (ESPN2) live    
  • Formula 1 - Spanish Grand Prix; from Catalunya Circuit, Spain. Qualifying. Saturday @ 8:55am - 10am (ESPN) live
  • Formula 1 - Spanish Grand Prix; from Catalunya Circuit, Spain. Race. Sunday @ 9:05am - 11am (ESPN) live
  • Bitchin Rides. Mon/Wed @ 7pm - 8pm (MotorTrend) replay
  • Hot Rod Garage. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (MotorTrend) replay
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (MotorTrend) replay
  • Geared up. 1973 Porsche 911 RS. Tuesday @ 9pm - 10pm (MotorTrend) new
  • Wheeler Dealers: Dream Cars. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (MotorTrend) new
Short week so I'll keep it brief. The biggest takeaways from the second race at Silverstone was Max Verstappen was right, the Merc doesn't like high temps and rear tires with the upped pressures enforced by FIA to avoid tire blow outs, and fortune favors the bold. Some nice one stoppers out there for points, Hulk's Racing Point fires up on race day and he scores points in 7th, while Perez recovers from covid. The strategy didn't pay off for Bottas, but it seemed more like trying to mix things up turned out to work better for Hams after thinking Bottas covered off Max; the Red Bull's pace was just too strong in the heat for the Merc. Max earned that win, Hamilton did well to take second with fresh tires late, but took a little to long to pass Leclerc during his second stint. Bottas, dropped two spots from pole and will have a bad taste in his mouth heading to Spain. Merc is going to have to figure out why they can't handle the heat; it could be too much downforce based on discussions from post-race, but we'll see how the long run tire performance looks for the teams comes FP2. Everyone is heading to Spain in August so it should be another hot one. With the checkered flag dropped, the Driver's Championship standings are as follows: Hamilton, Verstappen (-30), Bottas (-34), Leclerc (-62), Norris (-69), Albon (-71). As you can see, Bottas' 11th place finish in the BGP has cost him quite a bit and he has good reason to be peeved, but there's a lot of bad luck in play which he can hopefully shake going forward.

Enjoy your motorsport weekends.


Video courtesy of Formula1.
Video courtesy of JoeAchillies.

Monday, August 10, 2020

Thursday, August 6, 2020

What to watch this F1 Weekend (Aug 7th - Aug 12th)

  • Formula 1 - 70th Anniversary Grand Prix; from Silverstone Circuit in Northamptonshire, England. Practice 1. Friday @ 5:55am - 7:30am (ESPN2) live
  • Formula 1 - 70th Anniversary Grand Prix; from Silverstone Circuit in Northamptonshire, England. Practice 2. Friday @ 9:55am - 11:30am (ESPN2) live
  • Formula 1 - 70th Anniversary Grand Prix; from Silverstone Circuit in Northamptonshire, England. Practice 3. Saturday @ 5:55am - 7am (ESPN2) live
  • Formula 1 - 70th Anniversary Grand Prix; from Silverstone Circuit in Northamptonshire, England. Qualifying. Saturday @ 8:55am - 10am (ESPN) live 
  • Formula 1 - 70th Anniversary Grand Prix; from Silverstone Circuit in Northamptonshire, England. Race. Sunday @ 9:05am - 11:30am (ESPN) live
  • Bitchin Rides. Mon/Wed @ 7pm - 8pm (MotorTrend) replay
  • Bitchin Ranchero. Monday @ 9pm - 11pm (MotorTrend) replay
  • Hot Rod Garage. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (MotorTrend) replay
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (MotorTrend) replay
  • Geared up. 1962 Mercedes-Benz 220 SE Cab. Tuesday @ 9pm - 10pm (MotorTrend) new
  • Wheeler Dealers: Dream Cars. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (MotorTrend)
Some would say it's better to be lucky than good, but when you're good and have luck on your side, you're unstoppable. One of the most incredible finishes in recent memory, chaos across the board late in the race in the form of hard tires unraveling across the field and causing some serious mayhem. It appeared to happen with Kvyat, it happened to Sainz; it happened to Hams on his last lap and most importantly it happened to Bottas with a few laps left, taking him from hunting Hams down late to getting held off from the final championship point by a recently struggling 4-time world champion in a red car. With Hamilton making it across the finish line, with sparks flying and his LF tire carcass almost completely separated, Hamilton's record collection was pushed even further along, but his point total was also increased by a margin of 25 over Bottas'. Valteri got a pretty bad draw and in reaction to all of the tire destruction and plans of going with even softer compounds for this weekends 70th Anniversary Grand Prix, at the very same tire abusing track, Pirelli looked into this matter quite seriously. I'll leave the other race highlights to today's video, but strong performances by many drivers in the top ten, including Ricciardo, Lando and Charles. With the checkered flag dropped, the Driver's Championship standings are as follows: Hamilton, Bottas (-30), Verstappen (-36), Norris (-52), Leclerc (-55), Albon (-62).
Enjoy your motorsport weekends.


Video courtesy of Formula1.

Video courtesy of peterwindsor.