F1 Excitement in Turkey! The End Of The Caterham Academy Season! | EP30
Welcome to Episode 30 of the Lovecars On The Grid Podcast! Paul Woodman and Tiff Needell are back to give you a motorsport roundup from the past week!
We kick things off with Formula 1, that took place in Turkey this weekend, and we were in for an eventful race at Istanbul Park! Another wet Turkish Grand Prix led to Lewis Hamilton coming into the pits earlier to change his tyres. Mercedes driver, Valtteri Bottas achieved a Win, with Red Bull driver Max Verstappen coming 2nd, putting him back at the top for the Championship for 2021. Hamilton unfortunately finished in 5th place. Who do you think will win the Championship, Lewis or Max?
Paul has now concluded his fantastic season with the Caterham Academy. With two different grids and 25 cars on each grid, teaching drivers how to race. As Paul says, the best driving experience he’s had in his life! The final race took part in Snetterton this weekend, with the championship coming down to just 2 car lengths after all of these races!
In the Green Group, Freddie Chiddicks reached second in the Championship, but Geoff Newman took the fastest lap on the last lap and took the Championship win! Over in the White Group, our friend Charlie Lower won the Championship in his group, with Harry George in 2nd place. Well done to all the podium finishers in both groups.
It was the last round in DTM this weekend too, taking place at the Norisring in Germany. Maximilian Gotz won the Championship, following Mercedes implementing a team order, denying the race winner and championship favourite Liam Lawson of his title. What a controversial end to the season!
The Fanatec GT World Challenge final round took place in Barcelona this weekend too, with Tiff’s friends at Barwell Motorsport taking the win in the Pro-Am category in their Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo.
The BTCC was at Donington, with two wins for Gordon Sheddon in his Honda Civic Type R. Race 3 was won by Colin Turkington in his BMW 330i M Sport, winning his 60th BTCC race!
Across the pond, NASCAR was great entertainment at Charlotte, with another win for Kyle Larson in his Chevrolet, despite an alternator failure. There were also some spectacular crashes!
Next week, WRC is in Spain, British GT are in Donington for their final round, fingers crossed for Barwell Motorsport. NASCAR go to Texas and the World Superbikes are at a new track in Argentina! British Superbikes on the other hand are finishing their season at Brands Hatch, so some great motorbike action to come!