NASCAR Madness! WEC, Formula Ford and More | EP33
Welcome to episode 33 of the Lovecars On The Grid Podcast! Tiff Needell and Paul Woodman are back for another week of roundups with the latest motorsport updates!
We’ve been encouraging you all to watch NASCAR for weeks, but after an initially dull and boring race, the last round before the Grand Finale went right down the wire in the last 50 laps! Kyle Larson was caught speeding twice, but Alex Bowman took the win with a controversial clash with Denny Hamlin after the race! Hamlin managed to lock up all four wheels and ended up in front of Bowman! Hamlin still managed to get through to the final 4.
Over in Bahrain we had the WEC. Jose Maria Lopez, Mike Conway and Kamui Kobayashi took a 50 second lead in the #7 Toyota for their 3rd consecutive win, giving the trio a 15 point lead ahead of the championship final coming up this weekend. In the GTE class, there was controversy as Ferrari were deducted 25HP by the FIA, giving the race to the Porsche’s in the same race.
Paul is taking part in his own endurance race, in the Race Of Remembrance at Anglesey Circuit in his Caterham Academy car on 13-14th November!
This weekend was also the Formula Ford 50th Festival at Brands Hatch, with a win for B-M Racing’s Jamie Sharp, and previous winners such as Jan Magnussen and Dennis Lind also driving. Tiff was actually at the first Festival all those years ago, and finished 7th!
There was also the Visit Conwy Cambrian Rally, with the British Rally Championship, with a win for Osian Pryce in the VW Polo. He now leads the Championship as they go into their final round at the Modern Tyres Ulster Rally next weekend.
We also have the Mexican Grand Prix coming up! The Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton battle continues with the S bends and track limits at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez. Will the Mexican crowd get behind Sergio Perez? WEC will be back in Bahrain, whilst the NASCAR finale is taking place in Phoenix. Moto GP is the Algarve Grand Prix, taking place in Portimao.