The Porsche 963 competes in the top, GTP class in this year’s IMSA Weathertech Sportscar championship. And Nick Tandy is one of the full-time drivers in car number six. We talk about his racing career, his stint at Chevrolet, and racing in the highly competitive, hybrid powertrain GTP class.
IMSA put on quite a show despite just bringing 16 cars to the party. No yellow flags, but plenty of fenders clashing made it close in both DPi and GTD classes. I also interview the drivers from Wayne Taylor Racing, Meyer Shank Racing, and Paul Miller Racing.
It occasionally rains in Monaco. Changing conditions increased the importance of pit strategy and mistakes bit some teams harder than others. Nice weather prevailed stateside for the Indy500, but high winds played with car balance, as did pit penalties.
Nine of the ten teams brought new parts to their cars to improve performance, with Haas being the one hold out. Chris and I dissect the performance differences we saw in a Grand Prix filled with luck, both good and bad.
As constructors start to sort out their cars and better understand underlying issues, we see a tightening and thrilling mid-pack battle as some teams start to flirt with the front. Reliability is still a concern, as are sorting out which drivers have the best grip on this new F1 era.
Though his teammate, Sergio Perez, started from pole, and Ferrari looked strong all weekend, Verstappen took the trophy in a thrilling weekend. Mercedes continues to struggle, Alpine and Alfa Romeo fight in the mid-pack, as does Haas.
Led by Charles LeClerc, Ferrari took victory at the inaugural Grand Prix of 2022 in Bahrain, with teammate Carlos Sainz not far behind in second place. It proved a breath of fresh air to see a non-Mercedes with such pace. Will the Silver Arrows team recover? Lewis Hamilton did reach … Continue reading Episode 318: Ferrari Dominates Bahrain Grand Prix!→
Formula 1 just wrapped up its final preseason test in Bahrain and prepares to start the season at the same venue this weekend. Who looks strong? It’s also a race weekend for Indycar, IMSA, and WEC. Mega weekend! And I interview Simon Pagenaud, driver of the #60 Meyer Shank Racing … Continue reading Episode 317: Grand Prix Racing Returns!→
In a thrilling February season start, the sophomore Penske driver took the checkered flag at the St. Petersburg Grand Prix from pole position. Formula 1 completed its first official three-day test session with Mercedes claiming the fastest lap. The Russian Grand Prix is in serious jeopardy. And much more.
The cars look different than last year and different from each other. And, as I write this, the first day of testing is under way. Chris Roche and I also dive into Formula 1 news as well as upcoming Indycar and IMSA events.
Meyer Shank Racing led an Acura 1-2 at the 24 Hour event with Wayne Taylor Racing’s Acura following close behind. We also catch you up on the latest Formula 1 news, WRC, and I speak with Ricky Taylor of Wayne Taylor racing about the Daytona race.
But not without controversy. Bizarre calls from the Race Director throughout the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix dulls the purity and enthusiasm for the way Verstappen won. I also interview Porsche Ambassador and Sports Car Racing Legend, Hurley Haywood. Robin is joined by Christopher Roche and they discuss Max Verstappen wins … Continue reading EPISODE 313: Max Verstappen 2021 F1 World Champion→
After an intense Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, the two title contenders, Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen, are tied in points. Also, I speak with Porsche Ambassador Patrick Long. Robin is joined by Christopher Roche and they discuss Lewis Hamilton wins the inaugural Saudi Arabian Grand Prix Two red flags, three … Continue reading Episode 312: Slug Fest at the Saudi Arabian GP→
In a race weekend full of penalties, tensions, and tire failure, Lewis Hamilton stayed above the fray to comfortably win the Grand Prix. But Verstappen once again proved brilliant at damage mitigation and finished second. Also, I interview Ricky Taylor, driver of the Acura DPi car, about a fantastic 2021 … Continue reading Episode 310: Hamilton Controls the Qatar GP→
Max Verstappen puts in an impressive performance to hold off Lewis Hamilton and his kinder-to-tires Mercedes. Sergio Perez plays a critical helping role. And I speak with Dr. Franka Schröder and Katharina Rees at Alfa Romeo Racing Orlen about life inside the factory of a Formula 1 team!