Thursday, June 17, 2021

What to watch this F1 Weekend (June 18th - June 23)

  • Formula 1 - French Grand Prix; from Circuit Paul Ricard, France. Practice 1. Friday @ 5:25am - 6:30am (ESPN2(HD)) live 
  • Formula 1 - French Grand Prix; from Circuit Paul Ricard, France. Practice 2. Friday @ 8:55am - 10am (ESPNU(HD)) live 
  • Formula 1 - French Grand Prix; from Circuit Paul Ricard, France. Practice 3. Saturday @ 5:55am - 7am (ESPN2(HD)) live  
  • Formula 1 - French Grand Prix; from Circuit Paul Ricard, France. Qualifying. Saturday @ 8:55am - 10am (ESPN2(HD)) live
  • Formula 1 - French Grand Prix; from Circuit Paul Ricard, France. Race. Sunday @ 8:55am - 11am (ESPN(HD)) live
  • Garage Squad. Mon/Tue/Wed @ 4pm - 5pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Bitchin Rides. Mon/Tue/Wed @ 6pm - 7pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Auto Mundial. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (MotorTrend)
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (MotorTrend) 
  • Wheeler Dealers. Wednesday @11pm - 12am (MotorTrend)
Merc takes another L, but Red Bull doesn't make them pay for it as dearly as they could've due to some exploding hard tires. Vettel gets his first podium after driving a great weekend and getting some good fortune. Hams leaves his brake heaters on and falls out of the points positions on a red flag restart with two laps left. Bottas has another forgettable weekend on another street track. Ferrari is still fast on slow corners and fast overall, Leclerc bouncing back from the no start in Monaco. Perez seems to be fitting into the Red Bull very well and gets his first race win as Verstappen's teammate. Verstappen was strong all weekend, was poised to take the win, but then he became the second driver on 30+ lap old hards to have them fail on the long straight at over 200mph; the first of those drivers to suffer a tire failure was Lance Stroll who was driving an excellent race up to that point and was running in 4th. A lot to unpack here, but the main items are Verstappen's DNF wasn't completely a disaster as Ham's mistake took him out of the points. Perez got 25pts (Viva Checo!) and made the race go how Red Bull has wanted for years; both drivers close together to maximize strategy and points hauls. Alpha Tauri was quick and Gasly parlayed it into a podium. Vettel takes second, looking like he still has the talent to compete if the circuit is right for the Aston Martin. Red Bull still leads the Constructors' and Drivers' Championships. Merc has two bad races and is working on getting back on track in France. Alpine will be at home this weekend, but are far from major contention, but have the ability to perform well in the mid-field. Ferrari is looking to continue putting a stamp on 3rd place in the Constructors' and McLaren is fighting for the very same position.
Enjoy your motorsport weekends.

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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Thursday, June 10, 2021

What to watch this Weekend (June 12th - June 16th)

  • IndyCar Series - Detroit Indy Grand Prix, Race #1. From Belle Island Park in Detroit, MI. Saturday @ 2pm - 4pm (NBC) live
  • WeatherTech Sports Car Championship - Detroit Belle Island Grand Prix. From Belle Island Park in Detroit, MI. Saturday @ 5pm - 7pm (NBCSN) live
  • IndyCar Series - Detroit Indy Grand Prix, Race #2. From Belle Island Park in Detroit, MI. Sunday @ 12pm - 3pm (NBC) live
  • Garage Squad. Mon/Tue/Wed @ 4pm - 5pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Bitchin Rides. Mon/Tue/Wed @ 6pm - 7pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Auto Mundial. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (MotorTrend)
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (MotorTrend) 
Enjoy your motorsport weekends.

Video courtesy of HeelandToeBlog.