Monday, October 4, 2021

Monday, September 27, 2021

Thursday, September 23, 2021

What to watch this Weekend (Sept 24th - Sept 29th)

  • Formula 1 - Russian Grand Prix; from the Sochi Autodrom in Sochi, Russia. Practice 1. Friday @ 4:25am - 5:30am (ESPN2) live
  • Formula 1 - Russian Grand Prix; from the Sochi Autodrom in Sochi, Russia. Practice 2. Friday @ 7:55am - 9am (ESPNU) live
  • Formula 1 - Russian Grand Prix; from the Sochi Autodrom in Sochi, Russia. Practice 3. Saturday @ 4:55am - 6am (ESPN2) live
  • Formula 1 - Russian Grand Prix; from the Sochi Autodrom in Sochi, Russia. Qualifying. Saturday @ 7:55am - 9am (ESPN2) live
  • WeatherTech Sports Car Championship. IMSA action at the Acura Grand Prix at Long Beach. Saturday @ 5pm - 7pm (NBCSN) live
  • Formula 1 - Russian Grand Prix; from the Sochi Autodrom in Sochi, Russia. Race. Sunday @ 7:55am - 10am (ESPN2) live
  • Garage Squad. Mon/Tue/Wed @ 4pm - 5pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Bitchin Rides. Mon/Tue/Wed @ 5pm - 6pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Auto Mundial. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Hot Rod Garage. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Bitchin Rides. Wednesday @ 8pm - 9pm (MotorTrend) replay
  • Top Gear America. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10:30pm (MotorTrend) 
Monza was another crazy race with championship implications. Hams had a bad start and finish in the sprint race, putting him a bit out of position in the race and while trying to pass Max early, they touch tires and he looses a spot or two. Fast forward to the first round of pit stops, Max has a stinker (10sec) and homes out no longer in the effective lead. He goes nuts on his out-lap to ensure Hamilton doesn't get the undercut on his stop, but Hams comes out of the pit a bit ahead of Max. They both came to turn one at about the same time and more wheel on wheel crime took place. This time around, however, they tangle rear tires. Verstappen was dinged by the stewards for this accident, which ended with a rear tire on Hamiltons helmet in a very worrisome scene resulting in a red flag. Verstappen got a 5-grid spot penalty primarily because Hamilton was there first and neither yielded coming out of the chicane -- not surprising based on what they're fighting for. Even though these two took each other out of the race, the race leader at the time was neither of them. Ricciardo, after all these ups and downs in the McLaren found his groove on a track that suited the McLaren better than the front runners had anticipated. Daniel looked comfortable and it showed during the sprint and during the actual race. Norris was in position to pickup where Max and Lewis left off, getting behind his teammate as the challenges chased after them. The points grab commenced and the newly announced 2022 Alfa Romeo driver Valtteri Bottas worked his way through the field after his grid penalty to take the final podium spot. Ferrari raced well, taking 4th and 6th, Perez snagged 5th to help with damage control in the Constructors' and Alpine took 8th and 10th. George Russell piloted his Williams to 9th for even more points this year and Lance got his Aston into 7th. Congrats to McLaren and Daniel for the race win and having all the hard work and rough years finally pay off. I'm sure this won't be the last time they content for a race win this season. Russia, this weekend, should be another interesting race; Red Bull typically isn't super strong in Sochi, but they'll be doing all they can to gain points in the Drivers' and Constructors' chips. This Driver's Championship is as competitive as it's been is years and I'm enjoying, although I'd like them both to finish the races.

Enjoy your motorsport weekends.

Videos courtesy of peterwindsor.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Orbital Dreams: Full Detail Lamborghini Countach: Matt Farah (AMMONYC)

 Larry and a few detailing pro friends take on Matt Farah's Lamborghini Countach and it's lovely, original, single stage paint. Great spec and great result.

Video courtesy of AMMONYC.

Monday, September 20, 2021

Thursday, September 16, 2021

What to watch this Weekend (Sept 18th - Sept 23rd)

  • NTT Indy Car Series. Race. Action from Laguna Seca Raceway. Sunday @ 3pm - 6pm (NBC) live 
  • Garage Squad. Mon/Tue/Wed @ 4pm - 5pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Bitchin Rides. Mon/Tue/Wed @ 5pm - 6pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Auto Mundial. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Hot Rod Garage. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Bitchin Rides. Wednesday @ 8pm - 9pm (MotorTrend) replay
  • Top Gear America. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10:30pm (MotorTrend) new
Enjoy your motorsport weekends.

Video courtesy of Netflix.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Enthusiast Topic: Saying Goodbye to the BMW 1M Coupe | @Collecting Cars x Heel and Toe (HeelAndToe.Blog)

Robert showcases a very special clubsport-prepped BMW 1M which he's showcased in multiple prior videos as it goes for sale on Collecting Cars. Turn it up.

Video courtesy of HeelAndToe.

Monday, September 13, 2021

Thursday, September 9, 2021

What to watch this F1 Weekend (Sept 10th - Sept 15th)

  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Italy; from Autodromo di Monza, Italy. Practice 1. Friday @ 8:25am - 9:30am (ESPNU) live
  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Italy; from Autodromo di Monza, Italy. Qualifying. Friday @ 11:55am - 1pm (ESPN) live
  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Italy; from Autodromo di Monza, Italy. Practice 2. Saturday @ 5:55am - 7am (ESPN2) live
  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Italy; from Autodromo di Monza, Italy. Sprint Qualifying. Saturday @ 10:25am - 11:30am (ESPN2) live
  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Italy; from Autodromo di Monza, Italy. Race. Sunday @ 8:55am - 11am (ESPN2) live
  • WeatherTech Sports Car Championship. Race. Action from Laguna Seca Raceway. Sunday @ 4pm - 7pm (NBCSN) live 
  • Garage Squad. Mon/Tue/Wed @ 4pm - 5pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Bitchin Rides. Mon/Tue/Wed @ 5pm - 6pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Wheeler Dealers. Tuesday @12pm - 3pm (MotorTrend) replay
  • Auto Mundial. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Bitchin Rides. Wednesday @ 8pm - 9pm (MotorTrend) replay
  • Top Gear America. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10:30pm (MotorTrend) new
Short week again, rolling into the final race of a F1 triple header, post-summer break. The Sprint Qualifying rules are back again for Monza, but before that, lets review Max's homecoming in Zandvoort. Max was everything we thought he'd be, over the weekend, in front of his home fans with all the pressure of trying to take the lead in the Driver's Championship back after a run of bad luck. Hamilton showed poise getting within a few hundredths of Max's pole time in Q3, but Max and the Red Bull was the superior package last weekend -- with a commendation going to the ability of the Ferrari to change direction very well and outperform their nearest rivals in papaya for another weekend. Gasly in his Alfa Tauri raced outstanding as well, finishing fourth in a generally quiet race with no one near him. Perez has more trouble on Saturday which lead to him racing from the backpack to points, but his Sunday skill was on display, finishing in 8th on a track where passing is no easy feat. Alonso had another solid race, taking 6th late in the race over his countryman, Sainz, with his tires going off. Bottas continued to play the team game despite what he wanted to do, get the fastest lap after a late stop by the team to cover off potential tire failure. He took 3rd, right behind Hams which has been typical of recent memory. Valtteri announced, post-race, that he'd be going to Alfa Romeo, replacing his countryman, Kimi, with a multi-year deal starting with the 2022 regulation change over. So this would point to George Russell making the leap to Merc, however, all should be revealed shortly (probably as I type). With the checkered flag dropped Max is in the lead of the Driver's, Mercedes remains in the lead of the Constructors and everyone looks forward to the power-friendly circuit of Monza. The scene of Zandvoort was incredible, the track design was old school, wildly banked, narrow and quick; most everyone enjoyed the track and I too look forward to the next race in Holland.
Enjoy your motorsport weekends.

Video courtesy of peterwindsor.

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Automotive Workshop: The finest Honda engine tuner in Japan who build engines using F1 technology, we meet K-Tech/JDM (JDM Masters)

JDM Masters brings us K-Tech's founder, owner and lead engineer Makoto Kawashima. They talk engines, engineering and the custom engine parts he designs and produces to insert motorsport performance and street reliability in road cars. Grab a snack.

Video courtesy of JDMMasters.

Monday, September 6, 2021

Current Events: 2022 Toyota GR86 | First Drive and Details (savagegeese)

Mark and Jack review the new GR86, which seeks to fix all the problems from the original GT86/FRS/BRZ. I seriously considered buying a FR-S when it first came out, but the cons outweighed the pros, especially with so many other cars used at this ~30k price point. From what I've learned of the GR86 so far, I kind of want one. A test drive at the very least. I'd kill that fake audio being pumped in, that's for sure, but we have to be thankful that a manufacturer wanted to build an affordable car like this in 2022. Bravo, Toyota and Subaru. Bravo.

Video courtesy of savagegeese.

Thursday, September 2, 2021

What to watch this Labor Day F1 Weekend (Sept 3rd - Sept 9th)

  • Formula 1 - Dutch Grand Prix; from Circuit Zandvoort in Zandvoort, Netherlands. Practice 1. Friday @ 5:25am - 6:30am (ESPN2) live
  • Formula 1 - Dutch Grand Prix; from Circuit Zandvoort in Zandvoort, Netherlands. Practice 2. Friday @ 8:55am - 10am (ESPNU) live
  • Formula 1 - Dutch Grand Prix; from Circuit Zandvoort in Zandvoort, Netherlands. Practice 3. Friday @ 5:55am - 7am (ESPN2) live
  • Formula 1 - Dutch Grand Prix; from Circuit Zandvoort in Zandvoort, Netherlands. Qualifying. Saturday @ 8:55am - 10am (ESPNU) live
  • Formula 1 - Dutch Grand Prix; from Circuit Zandvoort in Zandvoort, Netherlands. Race. Sunday @ 9am - 11am (ESPN2) live
  • Bitchin Rides. Marathon. Mon @ 12pm - 8pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Bitchin Rides. Tuesday @ 5pm - 6pm (MotorTrend) replay
  • Garage Squad. Tue/Wed @ 4pm - 5pm (MotorTrend) replay
  • Auto Mundial. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (MotorTrend) replay
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (MotorTrend) replay
  • Bitchin Rides. Wed @ 8pm - 9pm (MotorTrend) replay
  • Top Gear America. Wednesday @ 8pm - 10:30pm (MotorTrend) new
We all saw it so there isn't much to discuss; in some cases we saw it over the course of 12hrs if you were following on DVR and had your live race recording cutoff, waiting for the delayed airing Sunday night. 4 laps behind the safety car, half points for the top ten. This Verstappen homecoming weekend in the Netherlands should be better, weather permitting. The major takeaways from this past weekend at Spa were that George Russell is pretty incredible, taking second in the rain in his Williams; Max and the RBR still have the all-around pace edge even after a tricky weekend. Also, a shame for all the binned and damaged cars over the entire weekend. There were quite a few shunts, ranging from slow to dangerously quick. Looking forward, F1 hasn't been at Zandvoort in years so this should be interesting. Above all else though, please let us get some reasonable weather so we can get some F1 racing action.

Enjoy your motorsport holiday weekends.

Video courtesy of peterwindsor.

Thursday, August 26, 2021

What to watch this F1 weekend (Aug 27th - Sept 1st)

  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Belgium; from circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium. Practice 1. Friday @ 5:25am - 6:30am (ESPN2) live
  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Belgium; from circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium. Practice 2. Friday @ 8:55am - 10am (ESPNU) live
  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Belgium; from circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium. Practice 3. Saturday @ 5:55am - 7am (ESPN2) live
  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Belgium; from circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium. Qualifying. Sunday @ 8:55am - 10am (ESPN2) live
  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Belgium; from circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium. Race. Sunday @ 8:55am - 11am (ESPN2) live
  • Bitchin Rides. Mon/Tue @ 6pm - 7pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Garage Squad. Mon @ 7pm - 8pm (MotorTrend) replay
  • Bitchin Rides. Wed @ 5pm - 6pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Auto Mundial. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Top Gear America. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10:30pm (MotorTrend) new
Hungary was a wilder ride than even Silverstone; and once again Red Bull got the short end of the stick. A surprise result for Alpine as their car was incredible and Ocon took his first race win with the help of the wiley Alonso holding up Hamilton's run through the field after the Merc blunder of not switching off wets when the entire field did, following the red flag Valtteri's bowling ball impression caused. I say blunder due to the result, but at the time they were at the front of the field and had no idea what anyone else was doing. So they primarily lost a game of chicken. Back to that bowling ball impression though; plenty of DNFs resulted from that crash, McLaren and RedBull getting the worst of it -- Max continued his race but his barge boards were so destroyed they couldn't be repaired so he raced with jacked up aero all race, but was miraculously able to finish tenth. Another beneficiary of the rain was Vettel, but....as you'll see below his second place finish wasn't meant to be, due to some other issues his car had which lead to him getting DQ'd after the race. That DQ was quite a big deal, because plenty of folks downstream gained points accordingly. William's scored with both cars, but got even more points with the bump. Max got another point, moving from 10th to 9th. Sainz got bumped up to the podium and Alonso got bumped to 4th to bring in the biggest haul for Alpine ever in a single race. And of course Hams moved from 3rd to 2nd, after falling to the very back of the field. Vettel lost out due to the inability to turn over 1L of fuel after the race. Aston Martin put up a fight during the Summer break (video below) but at this time they have no recourse. Everything that's happened has lead to a few things; one, Ferrari has closed the gap to McLaren in the Constructors and has another engine upgrade on the way. Merc has taken the lead over in both Drivers and Constructors Championships. Ricciardo still hasn't gotten a handle on the McLaren and Alonso is as good as he's ever been. Spa is a legendary track where drafting and power are keys to success. It'll be interesting to see how RBR responds and how Valtteri continues working on his bid to keep the Merc seat in 2022. 
Enjoy your motorsport weekends.

Video courtesy of Peterwindsor.
Video courtesy of Autosport.

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Monday, August 23, 2021

Rally Pron Feature: We Drove Sebastien Loeb's 2008 Citroen C4 WRC Championship Winning Rally Car (Carfection)

Henry gets a crack at Sebatian Loeb's 2008 championship winning Citroen C4 WRC car (chassis #14). First, he walks through this cars' history with RM Sotheby's auctioneer extraordinaire Max, Girardo.

Video courtesy of Carfection.

Thursday, August 19, 2021

What to watch this 24Hours of Le Mans Weekend (Aug 21st - Aug 25th)

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans - 89th running of the legendary race for the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup. Live from Le Mans, France. Saturday @ 9:15am - Sunday 10:30am (MotorTrend) live 
  • Bitchin Rides. Mon/Tue/Wed @ 6pm - 7pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Garage Squad. Mon/Wed @ 7pm - 8pm (MotorTrend) replay
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Mini-marathon. Monday @ 8pm - 11pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Auto Mundial. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Top Gear America. Series 2. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10:30pm (MotorTrend) new

Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of SkuraWeekly.

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Monday, August 16, 2021

Thursday, August 12, 2021

What to watch this Weekend (Aug 14th - Aug 18th)

  • Bitchin Rides. Mon/Tue/Wed @ 6pm - 7pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Garage Squad. Mon/Wed @ 7pm - 8pm (MotorTrend) replay
  • Auto Mundial. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Wheeler Dealers. Tuesday @11pm - 12am (MotorTrend) replay
  • Wheeler Dealers: Dream Car. Mini-marathon. Wednesday 11am - 3pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Wednesday @ 10pm - 11pm (MotorTrend) new
Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of carwow.

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Enthusiast Topic: Porsche 911 GT3 (997) vs. 911 Carrera S (992) (Pistonheads)

Dan compares the similarly priced Porsche 997 911 GT3 to the new 992 911 C2S, on road.

Video courtesy of PistonHeads.

Thursday, August 5, 2021

What to watch this Weekend (Aug 7th - Aug 11th)

  • IMSA Weathertech Sports Car Championship - From Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Qualifying. Saturday @ 2:45pm - 4:20pm (IMSA.TV) live
  • IMSA Weathertech Sports Car Championship - From Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Race. Sunday @ 8pm - 11pm (NBCSN) same-day delay
  • Bitchin Rides. Mon/Tue/Wed @ 6pm - 7pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Garage Squad. Mon/Wed @ 7pm - 8pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Auto Mundial. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (MotorTrend) replay
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (MotorTrend) replay
  • Wheeler Dealers. Tuesday @11pm - 12am (MotorTrend) replay
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Wednesday @ 10pm - 11pm (MotorTrend) new

 Enjoy your motorsport weekends.

Video courtesy of FifthGear.

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Orbital Dreams: Paint Correction On My Personal NA Miata! // In-Depth (AidanTemplin)

I stumbled onto some of Aidan's wheel restoration vids a few months back and enjoyed them quite a bit. Here's one he made showcasing the detail of his NA-gen Mazda Miata. 

Video courtesy of AidanTemplin.

Monday, August 2, 2021

For the love of P: FIRST DRIVE: Singer’s DLS Project: the best Porsche 911? £2mil, 9,300rpm restomod on road & track (TopGear)

Ollie drives the Singer DLS on road and track. I know what I'll do when I get my hands on 10mil; use a small chunk to build a lovely air-conditioned garage and use a fifth of it to order a Singer DLS. Turn it up.

Video courtesy of TopGear.

Thursday, July 29, 2021

What to watch this F1 Weekend (July 30th - Aug 4th)

  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Hungary; from the Hungaroring in Budapest, Hungary. Practice 1. Friday @ 5:25am - 6:30am (ESPN2) live
  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Hungary; from the Hungaroring in Budapest, Hungary. Practice 2. Friday @ 8:55am - 10am (ESPNU) live
  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Hungary; from the Hungaroring in Budapest, Hungary. Practice 3. Friday @ 5:55am - 7am (ESPN2) live
  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Hungary; from the Hungaroring in Budapest, Hungary. Qualifying. Saturday @ 8:55am - 10am (ESPN2) live
  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Hungary; from the Hungaroring in Budapest, Hungary. Race. Sunday @ 9:05am - 11am (ESPN) live
  • Bitchin Rides. Mon/Tue/Wed @ 6pm - 7pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Garage Squad. Mon/Wed @ 7pm - 8pm (MotorTrend) replay
  • Auto Mundial. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Wheeler Dealers. Tuesday @11pm - 12am (MotorTrend) replay
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Wednesday @ 10pm - 11pm (MotorTrend) new

Silverstone's race weekend (and first lap for that matter) was an eye opener to say the least; we had our first sprint quali session which determined the GP starting order after an exciting traditional quali session on Friday afternoon. Hamilton took pole on Friday and Max converted his second place finish into pole in the sprint quali on Saturday afternoon. Then the lessons learned from sprint quali lead to potentially one of a few more race incidents between Max and Hamilton. I won't get into fault and all of that, there have been plenty of talking heads with that analysis, including the chainbear vid below, but as well all know when two racing drivers want to win and don't back down, shit happens. In this case Max just so happened to get the worse end of the contact and Hamilton ended up with minor damage (broken wheel rim that got swapped during the ensuing red flag) and parlayed some good race pace on hards into a race victory. What made this situation even more unfortunate for Red Bull Racing, the sprint race turned out as bad as it could've for Checo. He spun out late in the sprint race which resulted in him having to start the GP from the pit lane; he drove himself back into the points, but instead of taking 8th (with a possibility of taking 7th), RBR pit him late to steal the fastest lap point away from Merc/Hamilton. Not sure this was the most logical decision on the face, but it's in the books. The primary thing to pay attention to here is how Max and Hamilton will choose to go forward, in races; will they be more apt to contact one another again while imposing their will? Will things get more chippy as races pass? There is a lot at stake here, specifically for Red Bull Racing as they're trying to snag a Constructors' (and Drivers') chip heading into the new regulations of 2022, with by all accounts is a better overall package this year. Meanwhile Merc is trying to lockout the first stretch of the turbo-hybrid era with an 8th Constructors title. Lewis is trying to take his 8th Driver's title and break the Schumacher's historic record. In the meantime, Ferrari has been looking better, Charles taking second after almost taking the win. McLaren had a decent day as well, which definitely suggests the Constructors' fight for 3rd will drag out until very late in the year. With the checkered flag dropped Max now has an 8pt lead over Hamilton, cut down from 33. RBRs lead over Mercedes AMG is now just 4pts. Ferrari is now within 15pts of McLaren. Hungary should tell us plenty about what will happen through the second half of this Championship, post-summer break.

Enjoy your motorsport weekends.

Video courtesy of ChainBear.

Check here for the Formula1 race recap.

Thursday, July 22, 2021

What to watch this Weekend (July 25th - July 28th)

  • Bitchin Rides. Mon/Tue/Wed @ 4pm - 5pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Auto Mundial. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Wednesday @ 10pm - 11pm (MotorTrend) new
Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of savagegeese.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Current Events: NEW Lotus Emira First Look: Supercar Looks For Sports Car Money (Carfection)

Henry talks Emira turkey with Gavan Kershaw, Lotus' director of attributes and product integrity. This new Lotus will replace all current small sports cars, including the Evora and will be the new entry level sports car in the range as part of their overall production expansion plans for the future. Supercharged V6 and Turbo AMG I-4 options are in the plans, with styling cues from the all electric Evija. Sadly, this will be the last non-hybrid/all-electric Lotus model on offer. Buy these cars while they're around, folks, and cross your fingers for the progression of synthetic fuels.

Video courtesy of Carfection.

Monday, July 19, 2021

Thursday, July 15, 2021

What to watch this F1 Weekend (July 16th - July 21st)

  • Formula 1 - British Grand Prix; from Silverstone Circuit in Northamptonshire, England. Practice 1. Friday @ 9:25am - 10:30am (ESPNU) live
  • Formula 1 - British Grand Prix; from Silverstone Circuit in Northamptonshire, England. Qualifying. Friday @ 12:55pm - 2pm (ESPN2) live
  • Formula 1 - British Grand Prix; from Silverstone Circuit in Northamptonshire, England. Practice 2. Saturday @ 6:55am - 8am (ESPN2) live
  • Formula 1 - British Grand Prix; from Silverstone Circuit in Northamptonshire, England. Sprint Qualifying. Saturday @ 11:25am - 12pm (ESPN2) live 
  • IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship - From Lime Rock Park. Saturday @ 5:30pm - 8:30pm (NBCSN) same-day delayed airing
  • Formula 1 - British Grand Prix; from Silverstone Circuit in Northamptonshire, England. Race. Sunday @ 9:55am - 12pm (ESPN) live
  • Bitchin Rides. Mon/Tue/Wed @ 4pm - 5pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Auto Mundial. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Wednesday @ 10pm - 11pm (MotorTrend) new

An exciting race in Austria last time around and it almost wrapped up the way I thought it would, with a few interesting wrinkles thrown in. The fans have been back in the last few races and it's been noticeably better for it. This season has been outstanding; I think it's what many have been looking forward to for years -- someone other than Merc taking the podium, some mid-field teams competing for podiums more regularly and for Max to have a car good enough to compete. Well it's all happening right now and it's been pretty intriguing. Max took another win on RBR's home track, Lando is showing how strong he truly is in the McLaren and Bottas did good to help fight for his seat in 2022 after news of Hamilton signing a two year deal. Hamilton helped his hopes by limiting damage, finishing in fourth. Perez did another solid job for the constructors and his own place in the championship by taking 6th. The controversy of this race really came down to the penalties for overtaking on turn 10. That'll be addressed in the second vid below, but it raises questions about the stewards letting the drivers race -- or not. Merc still has issues to sort out, but the good news is they maximized points and didn't worry about which driver took second in order to do so. Ricciardo did a good job making up for a terrible Saturday to snag some good points on Sunday, taking 7th. And next to Lando, going for the win and coming up a bit short Sunday, the next driver which was a pleasure to root for was George Russell, who got into Q3 with his Williams, again, but missed out on taking 10th on Sunday due to a pressing Alonso on newer tires, late in the race. Hopefully he'll be rewarded sooner than later, but in the meantime the buzz is on whether he'll have a seat next to Hamilton in 2022 or if he'll be back at Williams for the first year of the new regulations. Ferrari also did a good job snagging points against their rival McLaren, taking 4th and 8th, Sainz taking the prior. Silverstone is going to be an interesting race. Red Bull has turned into the Merc of old, where you think they have the edge in every race. Meanwhile Merc has been tweaking the package to close the gap some; Silverstone is a race where Merc has been dominant, especially Hamilton, loving to show up in front of his home fans. The RBR package is just better at this point so it'll be interesting to see who has the edge over a single lap and race pace come Saturday afternoon. It'll also be nice to see if Hamilton, but more importantly Norris and Russell, can deliver some magic in front of their home fans. Also, there will be a different race weekend format with sprint qualifying; Silverstone is one of three races this year with this format. This will mean teams will only have an hour to get ready for qualy, so it should be interesting.

Enjoy your motorsport weekends.

Video courtesy of peterwindsor.

Video courtesy of ChainBear.

Watch race recap here courtesy of Formula1.

Thursday, July 8, 2021

What to watch this Goodwood FOS 2021 Weekend (July 8th - July 14th)

  • Goodwood Festival of Speed Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun @ live YouTube feed on GoodwoodRoad&Racing
  • Bitchin Rides. Mon/Tue/Wed @ 4pm - 5pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Auto Mundial. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (MotorTrend) replays

Enjoy your Goodwood FOS weekends -- it's streaming right now on YT.

Video courtesy of carwow.

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Enthusiast Topic: Zenvo TSR-S Review: €1.5M, 1,177BHP Danish Hypercar (Carfection)

Henry drives the Zenvo TSR-S Hypercar. Gaudy power numbers, hydraulic active rear wing, exotic materials, exorbitant price tag for the multi-millionaire who wants exclusivity.

Video courtesy of Carfection.

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Neo-Vintage Automotive Workshop: Porsche x Mercedes-Benz: 30 Years of the 500 E - Part 1 & 2 (Porsche)

Veteran Porsche engineers talk through that special window in time when they took over production of the legendary Mercedes-Benz 500E sports sedan.

Video courtesy of Porsche.

Monday, July 5, 2021

Thursday, July 1, 2021

What to watch this 4th of July Weekend (July 2nd - July 7th)

  • Formula 1 - Austrian Grand Prix; from the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria. Practice 1. Friday @ 5:25am - 6:30am (ESPN2) live
  • Formula 1 - Austrian Grand Prix; from the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria. Practice 2. Friday @ 8:55am - 10am (ESPNU) live
  • WeatherTech Sports Car Championship. WeatherTech 240. From Watkins Glen International Raceway in New York. Friday @ 6pm - 9pm (NBCSN) live
  • Formula 1 - Austrian Grand Prix; from the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria. Practice 3. Saturday @ 5:55am - 7am (ESPN2) live
  • Formula 1 - Austrian Grand Prix; from the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria. Qualifying. Saturday @ 8:55am - 10am (ESPN2) live 
  • Formula 1 - Austrian Grand Prix; from the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria. Race. Sunday @ 9:05am - 11am (ESPN) live
  • Speed Is The New Black. Tuesday @ 3pm - 4pm MotorTrend) replays
  • Bitchin Rides. Mon/Tue/Wed @ 4pm - 5pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Auto Mundial. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (MotorTrend) replays
Busy and short week again, but Max is on a roll. Merc held on to the other two podium spots and took fastest lap late, but going back to the same track doesn't bode well unless they figured something out with race pace. Red Bull Leads in both championships for another week, Lando is strong again, Ferrari recovered a bit last weekend and made up ground on McLaren, Alonso is looking more and more comfortable in the Alpine and Ricciardo is still struggling for now. George and Pierre had some bad luck. This GP triple-header will wrap this weekend then we'll have a short break before heading to Silverstone.
Enjoy your holiday motorsport weekends.

Video courtesy of peterwindsor.

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Enthusiast Topic Feature: BONUS EPISODE: McLaren F1, Porsche 911 GT1, Mercedes CLK GTR Group Test (Carfection)

Heres's an add-on bonus episode to the series covering the GT1 homologation cars that Henry covered on our channel a few weeks back. James of DK Engineering helps us geek out over the nuances of all three of these supercars. Grab a snack.

Video courtesy of Carfection.

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Quick Vid: Litchfield Toyota GR Yaris: Road Review (Carfection)

Tickled suspension and a bit more power make a great thing even better. Alex reviews the Litchfield GR Yaris.

Video courtesy of Carfection.

Thursday, June 24, 2021

What to watch this F1 Weekend (June 25th - June 30th)

  • Formula 1 - Steiermark Grand Prix; from the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria. Practice 1. Friday @ 5:25am - 6:30am (ESPN2) live
  • Formula 1 - Steiermark Grand Prix; from the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria. Practice 2. Friday @ 8:55am - 10am (ESPNU) live
  • Formula 1 - Steiermark Grand Prix; from the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria. Practice 3. Friday @ 5:55am - 7am (ESPN2) live
  • Formula 1 - Steiermark Grand Prix; from the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria. Qualifying. Saturday @ 8:55am - 10am (ESPN2) live
  • Formula 1 - Steiermark Grand Prix; from the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria. Race. Sunday @ 9:05am - 11:30am (ESPN) live
  • WeatherTech Sports Car Championship. Six hours of the Glen. From Watkins Glen International Raceway in New York. Sunday @ 7pm - 10pm (NBCSN) same-day delay
  • Garage Squad. Mon/Tue/Wed @ 4pm - 5pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Bitchin Rides. Mon/Tue/Wed @ 6pm - 7pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Auto Mundial. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Wheeler Dealers. Wednesday @11pm - 12am (MotorTrend) replays
Short week so watch the vid below to get caught up if you didn't watch the race. Red Bull did the old undercut double stop is better than your in the lead single stop race and have put Max and RBR further into their respective Championship leads. Bottas gets screwed out of a better result. Checo had a great race, so did Alonso and McLaren. Ferrari was no where to be found outside of street circuits. There are a lot of questions the Mercedes AMG strategists have to answer going into Red Bulls home race this weekend.
Enjoy your motorsport weekends.

Video courtesy of peterwindsor.

Thursday, June 17, 2021

What to watch this F1 Weekend (June 18th - June 23)

  • Formula 1 - French Grand Prix; from Circuit Paul Ricard, France. Practice 1. Friday @ 5:25am - 6:30am (ESPN2(HD)) live 
  • Formula 1 - French Grand Prix; from Circuit Paul Ricard, France. Practice 2. Friday @ 8:55am - 10am (ESPNU(HD)) live 
  • Formula 1 - French Grand Prix; from Circuit Paul Ricard, France. Practice 3. Saturday @ 5:55am - 7am (ESPN2(HD)) live  
  • Formula 1 - French Grand Prix; from Circuit Paul Ricard, France. Qualifying. Saturday @ 8:55am - 10am (ESPN2(HD)) live
  • Formula 1 - French Grand Prix; from Circuit Paul Ricard, France. Race. Sunday @ 8:55am - 11am (ESPN(HD)) live
  • Garage Squad. Mon/Tue/Wed @ 4pm - 5pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Bitchin Rides. Mon/Tue/Wed @ 6pm - 7pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Auto Mundial. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (MotorTrend)
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (MotorTrend) 
  • Wheeler Dealers. Wednesday @11pm - 12am (MotorTrend)
Merc takes another L, but Red Bull doesn't make them pay for it as dearly as they could've due to some exploding hard tires. Vettel gets his first podium after driving a great weekend and getting some good fortune. Hams leaves his brake heaters on and falls out of the points positions on a red flag restart with two laps left. Bottas has another forgettable weekend on another street track. Ferrari is still fast on slow corners and fast overall, Leclerc bouncing back from the no start in Monaco. Perez seems to be fitting into the Red Bull very well and gets his first race win as Verstappen's teammate. Verstappen was strong all weekend, was poised to take the win, but then he became the second driver on 30+ lap old hards to have them fail on the long straight at over 200mph; the first of those drivers to suffer a tire failure was Lance Stroll who was driving an excellent race up to that point and was running in 4th. A lot to unpack here, but the main items are Verstappen's DNF wasn't completely a disaster as Ham's mistake took him out of the points. Perez got 25pts (Viva Checo!) and made the race go how Red Bull has wanted for years; both drivers close together to maximize strategy and points hauls. Alpha Tauri was quick and Gasly parlayed it into a podium. Vettel takes second, looking like he still has the talent to compete if the circuit is right for the Aston Martin. Red Bull still leads the Constructors' and Drivers' Championships. Merc has two bad races and is working on getting back on track in France. Alpine will be at home this weekend, but are far from major contention, but have the ability to perform well in the mid-field. Ferrari is looking to continue putting a stamp on 3rd place in the Constructors' and McLaren is fighting for the very same position.
Enjoy your motorsport weekends.

Video courtesy of Formula1.
Video courtesy of peterwindsor.

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Thursday, June 10, 2021

What to watch this Weekend (June 12th - June 16th)

  • IndyCar Series - Detroit Indy Grand Prix, Race #1. From Belle Island Park in Detroit, MI. Saturday @ 2pm - 4pm (NBC) live
  • WeatherTech Sports Car Championship - Detroit Belle Island Grand Prix. From Belle Island Park in Detroit, MI. Saturday @ 5pm - 7pm (NBCSN) live
  • IndyCar Series - Detroit Indy Grand Prix, Race #2. From Belle Island Park in Detroit, MI. Sunday @ 12pm - 3pm (NBC) live
  • Garage Squad. Mon/Tue/Wed @ 4pm - 5pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Bitchin Rides. Mon/Tue/Wed @ 6pm - 7pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Auto Mundial. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (MotorTrend)
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (MotorTrend) 
Enjoy your motorsport weekends.

Video courtesy of HeelandToeBlog.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Monday, June 7, 2021

Car Pron Feature: Mercedes CLK GTR: The ULTIMATE Group Test Part 3 (Carfection)

Henry brings us part three of this series, showcasing homologation specials. This episode highlights the ever dominant Mercedes CLK GTR. There's always that one friend that ruins it for everybody.

Video courtesy of Carfection

Thursday, June 3, 2021

What to watch this F1 Weekend (June 4th - June 9th)

  • Formula 1 - Azerbaijan Grand Prix; from the street circuit in Azerbaijan, Baku. Practice 1. Friday @ 4:25am - 5:30am (ESPN2) live
  • Formula 1 - Azerbaijan Grand Prix; from the street circuit in Azerbaijan, Baku. Practice 2. Friday @ 7:55am - 9am (ESPNU) live
  • Formula 1 - Azerbaijan Grand Prix; from the street circuit in Azerbaijan, Baku. Practice 3. Saturday @ 4:55am - 6am (ESPNU) live
  • Formula 1 - Azerbaijan Grand Prix; from the street circuit in Azerbaijan, Baku. Qualifying. Saturday @ 7:55am - 9am (ESPN2) live
  • Formula 1 - Azerbaijan Grand Prix; from the street circuit in Azerbaijan, Baku. Race. Sunday @ 6:30am - 10am (ESPN) live
  • Garage Squad. Mon/Tue/Wed @ 4pm - 5pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Bitchin Rides. Mon/Tue/Wed @ 6pm - 7pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Auto Mundial. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (MotorTrend)
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (MotorTrend) 
Monaco is always the best weekends of the year, for teams, drivers and spectators, and the weather didn't disappoint; perfectly picturesque, sunny and with fans. Charles was home, once again, coming off some poor fortune last time around in 2019. Unfortunately his luck this year was no better, despite taking pole on Saturday via his first run in Q3. On his last run in Q3, however, he clipped the turn 15 barrier and put it into the wall. This is what set into motion what would take place on Sunday. But before we get to that, the rest of the top five qualifiers were on fliers when Charles hit the way, negating their attempts. Verstappen was in second, Bottas took third and a quick Sainz and Norris rounded out 4th and 5th. Ferrari was very quick around the Monaco streets all weekend and it was proven to not be a fluke on Saturday. Merc was not close enough, but Hams had a rough weekend overall, never able to quite get the balance where he was able to push; he qualified 7th. Vettel finally out qualified his teammate and qualified 8th beside Lewis. Gasly showed some pace, qualifying 6th and Perez was in 9th, not quite in a position to help out Max with strategy, but then again this race is almost entirely about track position due to the lack of passing points on the circuit. Sunday came, and the proverbial shit hit the fan (see vid two for an explanation). Leclerc wasn't the only one who got the shaft (no pun intended) Sunday, so did Valteri, who has be up there in the most unlucky drivers over the last couple years -- he's running in a podium position, comes in for tires and never leaves the pit again, as he had shredded wheel nut on his FR (see video three). Picking up the scraps of these mistakes, however, were Norris, Sainz, Verstappen and Vettel (!) who took fifth. Red Bull has taken the lead in the Constructors Championship for the first time in years -- and more importantly Max leads the Driver's Championship for the first time in his career. This weekend in Azerbaijan will be intense across the board; it'll be interesting to see if the unique nature of the Monaco streets were an anomaly or not in terms of pace and result; this championship could be getting really good.
Enjoy your motorsport weekends.

Video courtesy of Formula1.
Videos courtesy of Peterwindsor.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Monday, May 31, 2021

Car Pron Feature: Porsche 911 GT1: The ULTIMATE Group Test Part 2 (Carfection)

Henry brings us part two of this series, showcasing homologation specials. This episode highlights the Porsche 911 GT1; part 993, part 962, part 996.  vvb

Video courtesy of Carfection.

Thursday, May 27, 2021

What to watch this Memorial Day Weekend (May 30th - June 2nd)

  • IndyCar Series - The Indianapolis 500. From Indianapolis Motor Speedway, from Speedway, Indiana. Sunday @ 11am - 4pm (NBC) live; pre-race 9am-11am (NBCSN) 
  • Bitchin Rides. Marathon. Monday @ 12pm - 10am (MotorTrend) replays
  • Garage Squad. Tue/Wed @ 4pm - 5pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Bitchin Rides. Tue/Wed @ 6pm - 7pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Auto Mundial. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (MotorTrend)
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (MotorTrend) 
Enjoy your motorsport weekends.

Video courtesy of CarMagazine.

Monday, May 24, 2021

Car Pron Feature: McLaren F1, Porsche 911 GT1, Mercedes CLK GTR: The ULTIMATE Group Test, Part 1 (Carfection)

Henry and Carfection bring us one of the great comparison series due primarily to the participants; three all-time homologation greats derived by championship winning/competing race cars; the McLaren F1, the Porsche 911 GT1 and the Mercedes CLK GTR. What more could you ask for? This ep. showcases the McLaren.

Video courtesy of Carfection.

Thursday, May 20, 2021

What to watch this Monaco GP Weekend (Mar 20th - Mar 26th)

  • Formula 1 - Monaco Grand Prix. From Circuit de Monaco. Practice 1. Thursday @ 5:25am - 6:30am (ESPN2) live
  • Formula 1 - Monaco Grand Prix. From Circuit de Monaco. Practice 2. Thursday @ 8:55am - 10am (ESPN2) live 
  • Formula 1 - Monaco Grand Prix. From Circuit de Monaco. Practice 3. Saturday @ 5:55am - 7:30am (ESPNU) live 
  • Formula 1 - Monaco Grand Prix. From Circuit de Monaco. Qualifying. Saturday @ 8:55am - 10am (ESPN2) live
  • Formula 1 - Monaco Grand Prix. From Circuit de Monaco. Race. Sunday @ 8:55am - 11am (ESPN2) live; same-day replay @ 12:25pm (ABC)
  • Garage Squad. Mon/Tue/Wed @ 4pm - 5pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Hot Rod Garage. Mon/Tue @ 5pm - 6pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Bitchin Rides. Mon/Wed @ 7pm - 8pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Auto Mundial. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (MotorTrend)
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (MotorTrend) 
Barcelona was exciting even through it had a very familiar outcome; Merc clipped Red Bulls wings via strategy and moderately better pace on a set of medium tires during the second half of the race where either one stop or two stop were up on offer. Oh and Hams got pole number 100. Meanwhile Max raced his 100th grand prix. The wily veteran got the upper hand this go around, but I think if Red Bull had pit Max immediately after Hamilton pit for his last set of mediums, Max may have had a chance -- unfortunately there's no way to say at this point given how mighty Hamilton's pace on mediums was all weekend. Charles looked strong again with another best of the rest finish in 4th. Sergio had a solid race as well even though he wasn't along side Max to help counter Merc, finishing 5th. Ricciardo got the monkey off his back and had a strong outing in his McLaren, taking 6th ahead of his speed partner in crime, Lando who took 8th. Sainz took 7th to keep the points coming for Ferrari in their battle with McLaren and Ocon had another solid outing taking 9th. Gasly took the last championship point in tenth. It looks like Merc clawed some performance back despite much talk about Red Bulls bendy rear wing. It also looks like all the swapped drivers are settling into thing in their new surroundings. Alonso had a decent weekend, but Sunday wasn't memorable. With the checkered flag dropped, the Driver's Championship standings are as follows: Hamilton, Verstappen (-14), Bottas (-47), Norris (-53), Leclerc (-54), Perez (-62). After only a few races, the gaps between runners is becoming quite apparent. Most importantly, the gap between Merc and Red Bull in the Constructors' is 29 points. Monaco is a track known for little passing and rewarding qualy and track position. If Red Bull can't take the fight to Merc, on the slow and medium-speed corners of Monaco, it's going to be a long season; especially since everyone has already shifted to 2022 regulation development.
Enjoy your motorsport weekends.

Video courtesy of Formula1.

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Neo-Vintage Enthusiast Topic: Driving the fabulous Ferrari 250 SWB Revival by GTO Engineering (Autocar)

Matt shakes down a GTO Engineering Ferarri 250 SWB Revival, which improves upon the original to make it a better driver's car while not being completely original. 

Video courtesy of Autocar.

Monday, May 17, 2021

Thursday, May 13, 2021

What to watch this Weekend (May 14th - May 19th)

  • IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship - Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio. Sunday @ 2:30pm - 5:30pm (NBCSN) live
  • Garage Squad. Mon/Tue/Wed @ 4pm - 5pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Hot Rod Garage. Mon/Tues/Wed @ 5pm - 6pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Bitchin Rides. Mon/Wed @ 7pm - 8pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Wheeler Dealers. Mini-marathon. Monday @ 8 - 11pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Restoration Garage. Marathon. Tues @ 10am - 4pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Auto Mundial. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (MotorTrend)
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (MotorTrend) 
Enjoy your motorsport weekends.

Video courtesy of EvolveAutomotive.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

For the love of P: RUF CTR Yellowbird | MODIFIED (Hagerty)

Matt talks us through the legendary Ruf CTR Yellowbird on this episode of Modified.

Video courtesy of Hagerty.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Thursday, May 6, 2021

What to watch this F1 Weekend (May 7th - May 12th)

  • Formula 1 - Spanish Grand Prix; from Catalunya Circuit, Spain. Practice 1. Friday @ 4:25am - 6:30am (ESPN2) live
  • Formula 1 - Spanish Grand Prix; from Catalunya Circuit, Spain. Practice 2. Friday @ 8:55am - 10am (ESPNU) live
  • Formula 1 - Spanish Grand Prix; from Catalunya Circuit, Spain. Practice 3. Saturday @ 5:55am - 7am (ESPN2) live    
  • Formula 1 - Spanish Grand Prix; from Catalunya Circuit, Spain. Qualifying. Saturday @ 8:55am - 10am (ESPN2) live
  • Formula 1 - Spanish Grand Prix; from Catalunya Circuit, Spain. Race. Sunday @ 8:55am - 11am (ESPN) live
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Marathon. Mon @ 10am - 4pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Garage Squad. Mon/Tue/Wed @ 4pm - 5pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Bitchin Rides. Mon/Wed @ 7pm - 8pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Restoration Garage. Marathon. Tues @ 10am - 4pm (MotorTrend) replays
  • Auto Mundial. Tuesday @ 7pm - 7:30pm (MotorTrend)
  • Motorweek. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (MotorTrend) 
Short, busy week, so this will be brief. This race was much like last years race in that Bottas was the fastest on Saturday, Hamilton out raced him and took the victory and Verstappen was in the mix, splitting the two mercs when the checkered flag dropped. Bottas had a great start this time, unlike last year, but just wasn't as fast in race as Hams and Max. Bottas did snag the fastest lap, on the very last lap of the race as he and Max were sent out on softs to try getting what could be a very precious point come late in the season. What wasn't like last year was the fact that Sergio is now Max's teammate and took fourth to keep the points haul as high as possible for Red Bull; this is where they couldn't be last year with Albon, so on that level this is still a good thing. However, Max missed out on pole due to track limits and he wasn't pleased. Also, it appears that the advantage Red Bull had over the first two races has diminished and Merc has figured a few things out. Now this is Merc we're talking about, so it is to be expected to a degree, however, if the next few races go in AMG's favor Red Bull is really going to be pissed they weren't able to take the constructors' lead when they had the opportunity. The good news is that Red Bull and Merc are closer than they've ever been so if it remains tight it will give us all the entertainment we've been looking for. Time will tell; in the meantime, the transplants all looked decent this weekend -- Alonso looked better this race weekend, Perez is looking really comfortable in his RBR and Ricciardo, while not amazing, did improve some with his points after a rough qualy. Even Vettel looked pretty good in the Aston Martin, despite himself and Stroll both being out of the points. Lando is fast and the Ferrari boys are quick too, but unfortunately Sainz had tire management issues during the race leading to him getting feasted on in the last third. Tsunoda is having a rough time in the initially quick Alfa Tauri; Gasly snagged the final points position after a tough battle in the mid-field. McLaren vs Ferrari is turning into a pretty nice match up with Alpine trying to crash the party. With the checkered flag dropped, the driver's championship standings are as follows: Hamilton, Verstappen (-8), Norris (-32), Bottas (-37), Leclerc (-41), Perez (-47). Alonso is returning home, Red Bull is looking to counter, Ricciardo is looking to show his talent and Merc is looking to step on the competition. This should be another great race.
Enjoy your motorsport weekends.


Video courtesy of Formula1.