Lewis Hamilton vs. Max Verstappen – Who was to blame? | EP26
This is episode 26 of our Lovecars On The Grid Podcast with Paul Woodman and Tiff Needell!
It’s been an exciting week, but we kick off with the controversy in Formula 1 at Monza, where Red Bull driver, Max Verstappen ended up with his car on top of of Mercedes driver, Lewis Hamilton!
Following Max’s poor pit stop, that took 11 seconds, the two drivers came together. Who was to blame? Nonetheless, McLaren ended up doing very well at Monza, with Daniel Ricciardo taking 1st place, and Lando Norris coming in 2nd. A brilliant Grand Prix.
In Formula 2, the first Sprint race was won by French driver, Théo Pourchaire. The second Sprint was won by Carlin Racing’s Jehan Daruvala and the feature race in Monza for the F2 was won by Australian driver, Oscar Piastri. Elsewhere, British racing driver, Dan Ticktum admits he may have blown his chances in Formula 1, after being dropped by both Red Bull and now Williams. The driver admitted he probably opened his mouth too many times, when he probably shouldn’t have! Is he suitable to be a Formula 1 driver? What do you think?
We had an exciting race in Moto GP, at Ciudad del Motor de Aragón. Home rider, Marc Márquez had a great battle with Francesco Bagnaia on his Ducati, but Bagnaia was able to hold out, beating the Spanish rider by 0.6 seconds. The closes British rider, Cal Crutchlow finished in 16th position. The World Rally Championship was over in Greece, with the Acropolis fixture returning to WRC for the first time since 2013! French rally driver, Sébastien Ogier was first out in his Toyota Yaris WRC and edges towards his next Championship win, finishing in 3rd place.
The British Superbikes were racing at the Silverstone National this weekend, with a big clash between Yamaha team mates, Taz Mackenzie and Jason O’Halloran. Thankfully, both drivers were ok and were back in race 2 and 3 with both taking a win! Just 3 rounds left of British Superbikes!
Over the pond in the USA, Indycar was the Grand Prix of Portland, which has very limited of overtaking. This lead to tactical moves in the pits! Ex-Formula 1 Romain Grosjean caused mayhem at turn 1, with Alex Palou taking the win, followed by Alexander Rossi in second place.
NASCAR was at the Richmond Raceway in Virginia, for a fairly uneventful race!
Next week, Indycar goes to Laguna Seca for what will hopefully be an exciting race with the Corkscrew and just 2 rounds left. Moto GP is at Imola, and the battle continues between Toprak Razgatlıoğlu and Jonathan Rea in the World Superbikes at Barcelona and there’s BTCC at Croft! Tiff’s also driving at Goodwood in a Jaguar! Unrelated to motoring, a massive congratulations to British teenager, Emma Raducanu who won the US Open. Thank you for watching!