Speedcast 24 – Mark Webber
Interview with F1 superstar Mark Webber
Austin/Circuit of the Americas News
Speed Limit Hits 85 MPH on Texas Highway. FASTEST in the United States!
Huge crashat Spa before the first turn takes out Grosjean, Alonso, Hamilton and Perez .
Lotus’s Romain Grosjean has been given a one-race ban (Les thinks this is harsh considering how they seem to not be as strict on Maldonado).LINK “We’ll announce the name of his replacement a bit later in the week.”Lotus’s reserve is former Marussia driver Jerome D’Ambrosio.
Maldonado gets a two penalties, totaling 9 this season. The first penalty was handed down for his jump start. The Williams driver received his second grid penalty for this weekend’s race for the crash with Timo Glock. Fan video here: LINK
Kimi Raikonnen and Shumacher had a great passing battle. Kimi got the best of that battle.
Jenson Button gets a 2.6 second pitstop for tires & gas as he dominates the race!
Lewis Hamilton tweeting and getting in trouble. Lewis tweeted on his wing choice being slower than Webbers and THEN followed up with another tweet sharing McLaren DATA SHEETs comparing the two cars! Both tweets were taken down immediately and caused a stir in the team. Doesn’t seem like a smart thing to do when he does not yet have a contract.
F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone hinted last Sunday that Schumacher was retiring.
GRAND AM & ALMS to merch for 2014!
Grand Am (prototypes racing) owned France family
American LeMans Series is factory backed sports cars.
Brad Keselowski created a CAUTION FLAG situation by throwing his water bottle out the window, then, because of the yellow, he was then close enough to to the lead pack to pass and take 2nd place.
12 drivers w/i 3 mph during practice at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
World Super Bikes
Nurburgring this weekend
Local car stuff
Saturday night @ Top Notch Hamburgers street rod movie night.
7525 Burnet Rd., Austin, TX 78757
Time: 6:00pm until 10:00pm
It’s time again to jump in the old ride and cruise into Top Notch Hamburgers for great food,live music and an old movie on the “big screen”.Music entertainment provided by Mandy Marie and the Cool Hand Lukes…..Movie feature”OMEGA MAN” 1971,starring Chuck “my dead hands” Heston..PRE -1971 CARS AND TRUCKS.
Speed City Motorcycle ride. Meet up at Ducati Austin Sept 9. Pull out at 9am headed through the hills towards Marble Falls.