NEWS ON VALTTERI BOTTAS! LOVECARS ON THE GRID PODCAST EP25
Welcome to the Lovecars On The Grid Podcast, where we have our 25th Episode!
Paul Woodman and Tiff Needell kick off this episode with the hot off the press news of Finnish Formula 1 driver, Valtteri Bottas making the move to Alfa Romeo! Just waiting for Mercedes to announce the signing of George Russell now! Who will join Bottas at Alfa Romeo, will it be Mick Schumacher, Antonio Giovinazzi or even Alex Albon! What are your thoughts?
This weekend featured the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort, where home champion, Max Verstappen dominated the weekend with a win for the Dutch fans! The win was almost shadowed by the announcement of Kimi Räikkönen. Unfortunately, Kimi also had Covid this weekend, so Robert Kubica took his Alfa Romeo seat for the weekend!
Supporting the Formula 1, we had the Formula 3 and the W Series. In F3, the first sprint race was won by Arthur LeClerc (Not Charles – Sorry Tiff!) and Victor Martins in the second. Norwegian driver, Dennis Hauger extends his leads with another victory as he closes in on a F3 Championship win.
Whilst we’ve not had successful British drivers so far on this podcast, the British dominated in the W Series! All 6 British drivers finished in the top 10, with Alice Powell and Jamie Chadwick finishing first and seconds, now being on the same number of points in the Championship!
In two wheel racing, the World Superbikes were at Magny-Cours, France, where championship leader, Toprak Rzgatlioglu took three wins! The Turkish rider continues to lead the pack, although British rider Jonathan Rea is very much contesting him! Rea actually took one of the wins from Toprak due to track limits! Elsewhere with bikes, the British Superbikes were at Snetterton, with an excellent weekend for Yamaha. Two wins for Tarran Mackenzie, and a win for Jason O’Halloran both of which were on Yamaha bikes.
Over in America, the NASCAR drivers were in South Carolina, at the Darlington Raceway. We had a fantastic last few laps, with Chevrolet driver, Kyle Larson dominating most of the race, but got caught out with a yellow flag, leaving Toyota driver Denny Hamlin to win the race after some contact with the wall! A fantastic finish!
Much closer to home, we hear about Paul’s adventures with the Caterham Academy this weekend! The Academy was at Croft, and our Lovecars Academy driver had cancelled his entry into the race due to personal plans. His plans changed, and heroic Paul drove to Croft, did the race (having never driven the circuit before) and managed to finish in 7th place! Onto Snetterton on the 10th October for the final race, fingers crossed for that podium, Paul!
We have a motorsport packed weekend coming up next, with the Formula 1 at Monza, Indycar is back at Portland, whilst we have WRC and Moto GP in Spain. At home here in the UK, British GT is at Oulton Park, and the British Superbikes are at Silverstone! We’re looking forward to it all!