Thursday, September 24, 2015

What to watch this Weekend (Sept 25th - Sept 30th)

  • /Drive on NBC. Japan. Friday @ 12:30am - 1am (NBCSN(HD)) 
  • Formula 1 - Japanese Grand Prix; from the Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka, Japan. Practice. Friday @ 1am - 2:30am (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • Formula 1 - Japanese Grand Prix; from the Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka, Japan. Qualifying. Saturday @ 2am - 3:30am (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • Formula 1 - Japanese Grand Prix; from the Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka, Japan. Race. Sunday @ 12:30am - 3am (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • V8 Supercars. Sandown. Sunday @ 3pm - 4pm (CBSSN(HD)) delayed airing from 9/13
  • Top Gear (UK). Marathon of past episodes. Monday @ 2pm - 11pm (BBCAmerica(HD)) great replays
  • Wheeler Dealers. Triumph Spitfire. Tuesday @ 5pm - 6pm (VelocityHD) replay
  • Motorweek. Aston Martin Vantage GT Roadster. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD)
  • Wheeler Dealers. AMC Pacer. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (VelocityHD) new
This past F1 weekend in Singapore was quite the adventure for multiple drivers. Vettel came away with a race win, surpassing Senna with 43 wins and his 3rd win this season. Ferrari was very strong all weekend. Ricciardo took second with Raikkonen right behind him. Rosberg took fourth. Hamilton (power unit issues), Alonso, Button, Hulkenberg and Massa didn't finish. Massa and Hulkenberg had an incident at pit exit that the stewards decided in Massa's favor, but Hulkenberg took the immediate brunt and immediately retired; Massa's retirement came from the result of gearbox issues that may or may not have happened without the contact. Bottas finished 5th, Kvyat 6th, followed by Perez and the Toro Rosso dual of Sainz and the young Verstappen. Toro Rosso pit leadership gave Verstappen team orders (with a few laps) left to let Sainz by, presumably for driver's championship standing help, but he didn't oblige. I don't blame him. Hamilton was in as good a spirits as I've seen him after a DNF, but on his side is a large quantity of championship points. Rosberg on the other hand has Maranello's finest breathing down his neck. There were also yellow flags a plenty in this race; once for some random dude that wandered on to the circuit. Hopefully he's in jail tonight. After the smoke cleared the standings are as follows: Hamilton, Rosberg (-41), Vettel (-49), Raikkonen (-145), Bottas (-151).

This weekend we're at another technical track, Suzuka. Mercedes has shown they aren't as reliable as they could be, and not the fastest around in every scenario. This should be another opportunity for Ferrari to run wild, but if Hamilton wants to win this championship they better figure their issues out.

Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of Motorweek.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Current Events: New 2016 Porsche 911: Facelifted 991, First Look And Engine Noise (XCAR)

XCAR looks at the new 911, the 991.2 facelift. This thing has been revised in looks and powerplant.

Video courtesy of XCAR.

Monday, September 21, 2015