Thursday, April 19, 2012

What to watch this weekend (April 20th - April 25th)

  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Bahrain. From the Bahrain International Circuit in Manama. Practice. Friday @ 7am - 8:30am (SPEED/SPEEDHD) live
  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Bahrain. From the Bahrain International Circuit in Manama. Qualifying. Saturday @ 7am - 8:30am (SPEED/SPEEDHD) live
  • Mazda Motorsports Hour. MX-5 Cup: Sebring International Raceway (Race #1). Saturday @ 12pm - 1pm (VelocityHD) new
  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Bahrain. From the Bahrain International Circuit in Manama. Race. Sunday @ 7:30am - 10am (SPEED/SPEEDHD) replay Sunday @ 1:30pm
  • Top Gear (UK). Season 18. Episode 1 (US-premier). Monday @ 8:30pm - 10pm (BBC America/BBC America HD) new
  • Richard Hammond's Crash Course. Tree Harvester. Monday @ 10pm - 11pm (BBC America/BBC America HD) new
  • Motorweek. $16k sub-compact shootout. Tuesday @ 8pm - 8:30pm (Velocity/VelocityHD) new
  • Chasing Classic Cars (Season 5). Hartung cars. Tuesday @ 10pm - 10:30pm (Velocity/VelocityHD) new
  • Wheeler Dealers. VW Beetle. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (Velocity/VelocityHD) new
We have another back to back week of Formula 1 to bookend the action of last weekend in China. I think it's pretty safe to say that there's parity in F1 for the first time in years, and I'm enjoying every minute of it. Mercedes Petronas looks stronger than ever, and would've had a better showing if only their pit crew didn't let Shuey down...he showed how much of a professional he was after that wheelnut mistake. Button would've found himself in the same boat if McLaren's lollipop man wasn't paying attention. Raikkonen got a train run on him in lap 48, spurring some of the most exciting racing of the year thus far. In the end, the podium still had the usual Mercedes-powered suspects in it, save for a first place finish for Nico Rosberg (wow). Vettel pulled a Houdini, starting in 14th and getting as close as 2nd place, only to have his tires give way. This week in Bahrain should be another great one.

New Top Gear (UK) airing on BBC America Monday night. Plenty of other sweet repeats on the channels above, but what's the fun in listing those. Enjoy the weekend.

Video courtesy of Ste1an.

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