The ultimate motor racing roundup, covering everything you need to know including: Formula 1, NASCAR, W-Series, BTCC, Formula E, F2, IMSA Sportscars, WRC, Caterham Academy and Challenge, and much more!
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Welcome to Episode 7 of the “Lovecars On the Grid” podcast, the global motorsport roundup!
This week we look back at 3 World Championship events from the weekend and look forward to two more next weekend! Plus the long awaited return of the series we all love for its non-stop action – the BTCC (British Touring cars).
Some great racing from the Portuguese Grand Prix – which saw another tense Mercedes / Red Bull battle but without the real drama of the opening two races as Mercedes look like they are taking the upper hand once again.
Lewis Hamilton provides a masterclass, Max lost his pole and fastest lap to track limits, Botas seemed to give up the ghost and Lando Norris once again best of the rest, but did his pass Perez illegally? Alpine had a great weekend with 7th and 8th with some fantastic driving from Alonso. Russell sadly faded backwards and one of the highlights of the race was Schumacher overtaking Latifi!
There was no F2 or F3 support but Euroformula Open, where all three races were won by American Cameron Daz – so one to watch for the future. Best Brit was Lous Foster with a couple of second places.
WEC kicked off with 6 hours of Spa, with some new regulations, and a fimiliaur field but only two Toyotas and one Alpine. Porsche and Ferrari will be back, in total there were 14 LMP2s, 5 GTE Pros, and 11 ProAms.
Moto GP was brilliant again, and that man (young man!) Pedro Acosta once again brought home the gravy! Fantastic also for Jack Miller – congrats to him.
Over in the USA plenty of full on action from Indycar and NASCAR with Kyle Busch winning the Buschy McBusch 400!
Britain’s Jack Harvey continues to impress 7th. Texas Speedway, Dixon wins first, big crash at start of second, and a debut win for 21 year old Pato O’Ward - who's been promised an F1 test by Zak Brown off the back of it!
Meanwhile back in little old England Tiff had 3 retirements at the Donington Historic race!
Next weekend F1 in Barcelona with F3 support with a couple of Brits to look out for. Plus Formula E on full Monaco - and BTCC at Thruxton!!
Welcome to Episode 6 of the Lovecars On the Grid, the global motorsport roundup podcast!
No F1 to discuss, but an action packed weekend from the world of motorsport events, including the third round of the World Rally Championship in Croatia which saw another last stage heartbreak for Elfyn Evans – and, as in Italy last year, Sebastien Ogier was the man who benefited from Elfyn’s error …
A couple of Brits also won the Junior WRC even – congratulations to Jon Armstrong and Phil Hall.
The other big event in Europe was Rounds 5 & 6 of the Formula E Championship from Valencia – but not the streets of Valencia – and it turned out to be another rather ‘interesting’ weekend… starting off with a rather embarrassing race ending on Saturday as Brit Jake Dennis led from start to finish – another driver who could well have ended up an F1 star – on Sunday.
For the rest of last week’s action, we go to Indycar and NASCAR … with a brilliant 4th place from Jack Harvey with the Talladega madness!
Next weekend F1 returns to the magnificent Algarve circuit for the Portuguese Grand Prix and hopefully another Max v Lewis classic, as MotoGP heads to Jerez in Spain.
Indycar makes it three rounds on the trot with a visit to Texas for the first oval race of the season, while the brave new world of the Hypercar World Endurance Championship kicks off at Spa but sadly only two Toyotas and one Alpine are ready for it – but the future still looks very promising with the return of Porsche and Ferrari over the next couple of years.
This week on Lovecars On the Grid podcast, Tiff and Paul discuss NASCAR, Formula E and the countdown to Imola begins!
The ‘Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500’ NASCAR race is first up, and it was typical Martinsvile mayhem all the way. While nearer to home the Formula E boys were winding their way around Rome for a double header weekend.
What do you think of Formula E? Do you like the qualifying system, the often petty penalties, ATTACK MODE!, or how about the fan boost?
Coming up Tiff gives his predictions for true petrol heads starting a big weekend with the Formula 1 at Imola. Will his 1, 2 and 3 be correct?
And a look ahead at Indycar, kicking off at Alabama Motorsports Road Course with F1s ex Grosjean, together with some British hopes – former GP driver Max Chilton, also Ed Jones and Jack Harvey.
Next week NASCAR is at Richmond for the ‘Toyota Owners 400’, MotoGP is in Portugal, but perhaps the main event is surely the Caterham Academy Sprint at Curborough!
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Welcome to Episode 3 of the Lovecars On the Grid podcast - the global motorsport roundup!
With no Formula 1 this week it was Extreme E in Saudi Arabia that took the limelight, with Nico Rosberg's team of Johan Kristoffersson and Australian rally driver Molly Taylor, beating Cristina Gutiérrez and Acclaimed French driver Sébastien Loeb in Lewis Hamilton's team in the opening round!
Stand out performance from Catie Munnings who recorded better split times across the final than her team-mate Timmy Hansen. Munnings also kept the team in the hunt for the final after nursing the car home on 3 wheels after a puncture during qualifying.
Christine Giampaoli Zonca had an outstanding weekend and was level with Oliver Bennett across split times in probably the tightest battle between team-mates all weekend. Great to see Carlos Sians on full send! And plenty of beautiful scenery and action from the inaugural Extreme E outing.
Also on the show we catch up on the MotoGP action in Doha, Qatar together with the most incredible NASCAR dirt race!
Oh, and Tiff Needell wins in a McLaren Can Am car at Donnington!
We kick off this week with the first Grand Prix of the 2021 season, the sensational roller coaster ride in Bahrain.
With Red Bull's Max Verstappen topping the practise sessions and leading the grid from pole position, could the Lewis get close to compete in the Mercedes, or would Botas and Perez be surprise contenders? The result was spectacular and a nail biter until the end.
Were the stewards fair with their assessment of Lewis and Max track limits? Who was your driver of the day? Great to see such a ding dong performance from so many pairing including McLaren's Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo, with Ricciardo out qualifying Llando, but losing out in the race. Oh and just the 96th career win for Sir Lewis Hamilton!
Also on the grid we discuss MotoGP in Qatar (where are all the British riders?), Formula 2, NASCAR on the dirt, Extreme E, the latest with the Caterham Academy and Tiff is back in the racing seat!
Episode 1 with Tiff Needell and Paul Woodman introducing the brand new motorsport podcast, "Lovecars: On the Grid".
We look ahead to the Bahrain Grand Prix, discuss NASCAR on dirt and remember Murray Walker and Sabine Schmidt.
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