How To Make A Snooze Fest Exciting? Mexican F1 | EP 34
Nearly a year into our Global Motorsport Podcast, Paul Woodman and Tiff Needell are back, with episode 34!
We crowned 3 new champions this weekend, but we kick off with Formula 1 in Mexico. Unfortunately, it was quite an uneventful race, but Max Verstappen drove brilliantly and won the race, with Lewis Hamilton’s Championship hopes are sadly dying away! Sergio Perez had the Mexican crowd behind him, finishing 3rd on the podium.
The first corner seemed to hold the most action, with McLaren driver Daniel Ricciardo managing to cause a five car collision and Mercedes boss, Toto Wolff calling for action against the driver. We have Brazil to look forward to at Interlagos, as well as Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the finale in Abu Dhabi
The World Sportscar Championship came to an end this weekend too, with a back-to-back Championship win for Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and Jose Maria Lope in the #8 Toyota after a 2nd place at Bahrain.
In NASCAR, it was a win for #5 with Kyle Larson at Phoenix Raceway, holding off the other four contenders in Martin Truex Jr., Denny Hamlin and Chase Elliott. Larson’s pit crew managed a pit stop in 11.8 seconds, which isn’t great by Formula 1 standards, but very quick for NASCAR!
Moto GP was at Portimao in Portugal. A win for Francesco Bagnaia on his Ducati, and it looks like Remi Gardner will take the championship in Moto 2, with a win on his Red Bul KTM Ajo. Moto 3 was won by Pedro Acosta on his KTM.
Next week, we have one more title to be taken, with Moto GP at Valencia. We have the Brazilian Grand Prix, with Red Bull hot favourites with Max Verstappen! Who will win? Paul is also at the Race of Remembrance with Team Paddlup in a Caterham 270 race car! Fingers crossed for dry weather Paul!