Thursday, April 11, 2013

What to watch this weekend (Apr 12th - Apr 17th)

  • Formula 1 - Chinese Grand Prix; from Shanghai, China/Shanghai International Circuit. Practice. Friday @ 2am - 3:30am (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • Formula 1 - Chinese Grand Prix; from Shanghai, China/Shanghai International Circuit. Qualifying. Saturday @ 2am - 3:30am (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge. From Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama. Saturday @ 2pm - 4pm (SPEED/SPEEDHD) replay
  • Ultimate Cars. Season 1 marathon. Saturday @ 8pm - 11pm (VelocityHD)
  • Formula 1 - Chinese Grand Prix; from Shanghai, China/Shanghai International Circuit. Race. Sunday @ 2:30am - 5am (NBCSN(HD)) live; replay Sunday at 1pm
  • Grand Prix: The Killer Years. This historic special looks at the brave pilots who raced in the F1 of the 60's and 70's, well before the safety advances of more recent times. Sunday @ 10am - 11am (VelocityHD) replay
  • Australian V8 Supercars - Tasmania Challenge; from Symmons Plains Raceway in Launceston, Tasmania. Sunday @ 11:30am - 1:30pm (SPEED/SPEEDHD) re-airing of 4/5-7 races
  • Top Gear (UK). Mini-Marathon of Seasons 11,12&16. Monday @ 4pm - 10pm (BBCAmerica(HD)) great replays
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Season 5 mini-marathon. Monday @ 7pm - 11pm (VelocityHD) replays
  • Motorweek. Porsche 911 Carerra 4S. Tuesday @ 8pm - 8:30pm (VelocityHD) new
  • Wheeler Dealers. The early years. Wednesday @ 8pm - 10pm (VelocityHD) new replays
  • Fifth Gear (UK). CLS63AMG vs Panamera GTS. Wednesday @ 10pm - 11pm (VelocityHD) new
Two races in the Formula 1 season done and we find ourselves once again asking the question...when's Mark Webber going to get it over with? When I say get it over with I mean punching Sebastian in the face. He obviously doesn't like him, he got screwed over by Seb for arguably the n'th time if you include some similar 'going against team orders' transactions during Seb's first championship year when Webber was in the lead for most of the season. I think if he punched him, they'd probably get along much better than they do. In the other corner you had Hams bringing home a car with no fuel and his teammate Nico Rosberg actually follow team orders, to a fault, and stayed behind Hams for the last third of the race. Difference is Hams admitted that he couldn't have held his position, like a man, versus snaking the win and claiming it was all honest. That said, the results are the results. Kimi didn't do as well as he did in race one, but he's still in second overall. Massa's championship points reflect the job he's done (5th) as he's ahead of Alonzo by four points. Seb is the overall leader and Hams is in fourth. Now lets see what takes place in China. And can anyone tell me where McLaren is?

Some solid replays, specials and new shows this week. V8 Supercars continues it's season with newcomers Mercedes and Nissan still going through growing pains. We're experiencing an early Summer preview here on the East coast, so make sure to take advantage for some car servicin' and detailin'. Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of V8SupercarsOfficial.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Automotive Workshop: Feels Like a Million Bucks - Inside Koenigsegg (Drive)

In this fourth episode of Drive Networks' 'Inside Koenigsegg' series, Christian Von Koenigsegg walks us through the extensive engineering involved in making the driver cockpit, of the Agera R, one of the most special places in the world to be.

Video courtesy of Drive.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Car Pron: Audi S4 v Audi RS4. Does Supercharging Rule? (Drive)

Chris Harris brings us a rare tuner segment. The question is, does the supercharged V6 in the current Audi S4 have more potential than the 8400rpm limited, race-bred, V8 in the current B8 RS4? I think you know the answer already.

Video courtesy of Drive.