RIP Sir Frank Williams! WTCR, WRX and more! | EP37
Welcome to episode 37 of the Lovecars On The Grid Podcast! Paul Woodman and Tiff Needell once again bring us the latest motorsport updates from around the World!
This week, we’re crowning two FIA World Champions in both World Touring Cars and World Rally Cross. We look at a rally event in the UK, but we start with some sad news. Sir Frank Williams sadly passed away, a real tragedy and our thoughts are with the Williams family. Listen to Tiff’s memories of Sir Frank!
World Touring Cars took place in Russia this weekend, for the Race of Russia at the Sochi Olympic Park. Ex-British Touring Car driver, Rob Huff took the win, becoming the 12th different driver to win in the 16 races in his Cupra, but the Championship win went to Yann Ehrlacher in his Lynk and Co car.
We also saw World Rally Cross this weekend, with it’s season finale taking place at the Nurburgring in Germany. Swedish driver, Johan Kristoffersson took the Championship win, after his rival Timmy Hansen was disqualified from the final.
This weekend also saw the Roger Albert Clark Rally take place in the UK, with drivers such as Top Gear star, Chris Harris! Snow and bad weather resulted in drivers getting stuck and entire stages being called off. Unfortunately, the weather also brought an early end to the event, too.
Next weekend, we have the penultimate race in Formula 1 in Saudi Arabia. The Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen battle continues! Formula 2 will follow, with Oscar Piastri expected to take his Championship win, ahead of rival Guanyu Zhou, who already has a seat with Alfa Romeo in Formula 1 next year! We’ll leave you with one question, what’s your 1,2,3 prediction for the Formula 1 this weekend?