Thursday, July 28, 2011

What to watch this weekend (July 29th - August 3rd)

  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Hungary; from the Hungaroring in Budapest, Hungary. Practice. Friday @ 8am - 9:30am (SPEED/SPEEDHD) live
  • Motorweek. 2012 Audi A7 and Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet. Friday @ 8pm - 9pm (Discovery's HD Theater) replays
  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Hungary; from the Hungaroring in Budapest, Hungary. Qualifying. Saturday @ 8am - 9:30am (SPEED/SPEEDHD) live
  • 24 Hours of Spa. Endurance racing from the legendary Spa Francorchamps racetrack. Saturday @ 9am - Sunday @ 9am (Webcast on live
  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Hungary; from the Hungaroring in Budapest, Hungary. Race. Sunday @ 7:30am - 10am (SPEED/SPEEDHD) live - replay Sunday @ 4:30pm
  • GT - Racer: Carrera Pan-Americana Cross Country Race. 3200kms through Mexico. Sunday @ 12pm - 1pm (Discovery's HD Theater)
  • Top Gear America. Season 2 Episode 2; First cars. Sunday @ 10pm - 11pm (HistoryChannel/HistoryChannelHD)
  • The Car Show with Adam Carolla. Blast from the past and a look into the future. Wednesday @ 10p - 11pm (SPEED/SPEEDHD)
I got home from vacation last week and checked my DVR. I was excited to see I had an F1 race saved with Sunday's race around the corner. Sunday afternoon came and I watched both races back to back. Even though I'd been at the Ring' mid-week during the setup for the Grand Prix of Germany, I amazingly didn't have the ending of the British Grand Prix ruined before I got home, two weeks after it was run. And the gods have smiled again with another week of F1 action; this time in Budapest, Hungary. These are the current Drivers Championship point standings in Formula 1:

01 Sebastian Vettel 216
02 Mark Webber 139
03 Lewis Hamilton 134
04 Fernando Alonso 130
05 Jenson Button 109
06 Felipe Massa 62
07 Nico Rosberg 46
08 Nick Heidfeld 34
09 Vitaly Petrov 32
10 Michael Schumacher 32

Hammy's great performance last week (and Vettel's last two 'off' performances) has made the proverbial peloton quite stout as three men deep. If Button had better luck it would be a 4-man peloton, and McLaren will have to work those bugs out quick as they only have one week to get his chariot back to top form. Last year at this track Webber took home the big trophy, so look for him to do his best to stick it to his doubters after the team orders situation at Silverstone.

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