Thursday, June 30, 2016

What to watch this Independence Day Weekend (June 30th - July 6th)

  • Formula 1 - Austrian Grand Prix; from the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria. Practice. Friday @ 8am - 9:30am (NBCSN(HD)) live; replay @ 10:30pm
  • Formula 1 - Austrian Grand Prix; from the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria. Qualifying. Saturday @ 8am - 9:30am (CNBC(HD)) live; replay @ 12pm (NBCSN(HD))
  • World Rally Championship. Poland. Sunday @ 3am - 4pm, 6am - 7am (MAVTV) live
  • Formula 1 - Austrian Grand Prix; from the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria. Race. Sunday @ 7:30am - 10:30pm (CNBC(HD)) live
  • United Sports Car Championship. Six hours of the Glen. From Watkins Glen International Raceway in New York. Sunday @ 10am - 4:30pm (FS1(HD)) live
  •  Pirelli World Challenge. Road America. Sunday @ 3pm - 5pm (CBSSN(HD)) delayed airing from 6/25-6/26
  • Top Gear (UK). Season 23 - Episode 6. Monday @ 9pm - 11pm (BBCAmerica(HD)) new
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD)
  • Top Gear America. Tuesday @ 9pm - 10pm (HistoryChannel(HD)) new
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Tuesday @ 10pm - 10:30pm (VelocityHD) new
  • Wheeler Dealers. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (VelocityHD) new
We gots a great few days of motorsport ahead, but more importantly Independence Day here in the States. Look forward to the 6hrs of the Glen, Pirelli World Challenge, WRC, Top Gear, new eps of the regulars and F1 returns to Austria. Last go around, Nico got back to his winning ways, Vettel and Ferrari is still strong, but not quite on the level of the silver arrows, and Force India is turning into the surprise team of the season with Checo taking 3rd place for two races in a row. Hamilton's woes seem to be back, the tight street track of Baku catching him out on multiple occasions during the weekend. He started 10th due to issues during Q3 and finished 5th in the race primarily due to some settings glitch that had his Mercedes short on power for several laps. Ricciardo and Verstappen of Redbull may have pitted too early on the supersofts and fell victim to the one stop strategy of the majority of other front runners. Baku retired several cars and multiple people put their car in the concrete walls throughout the weekend, but was seen as positive by most of the paddock. With the smoke clear the Driver's Championship standings are as follows: Rosberg, Hamilton (-24), Vettel (-46), Raikkonen (-60), Ricciardo (-63), Verstappen (-87). Austria should be a race to see.

Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of Lemans15.

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