Episode #190: Fin Of The Castle

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Dre, RJ and King are back with a deep dive on Valtteri Bottas’ Baku victory, a chaotic wet race in Formula E, the first of its kind, and we break into hysterics over NASCAR and what gets left at a race track. We also start solemnly over the 25th anniversary of the tragic weekend of Imola 94′. Here’s the full list:

SAN MARINO 1994, 25 YEARS LATER

FORMULA 1: AZERBAIJAN GRAND PRIX – https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2019/races/1003/azerbaijan/race-result.html
– FP1 is #CANCELLED! Weld done Baku!
– BOT takes pole in qualifying, but LEC, KUB crashes highlight the session
– Surprise! Baku isn’t a shitshow! Nor is it terribly remarkable! BOT wins from HAM & VET
– LEC wins DOTD – leads early on alternate strategy, but ultimately compromised by starting 8th, finishes 5th behind VER
– GAS drives from the pit lane up to 6th, then retires with a driveshaft failure
– RIC backs into KVY
– PER wins F1.5 as both Racing Points finish in the points
– SAI, NOR lead McLaren to first double-points finish in a year; RAI 10th

FORMULA 2 AZERBAIJAN
– So that SC restart crash in the Feature Race tho…
– Aitken wins the feature race, De Vries 2nd, King 3rd
– Sean Gelael and Mahaveer Ragunathan’s Comedies of Folly
– Latifi powers to points lead with sprint victory, Correa 2nd!!, and Aitken 3rd

FORMULA E: PARIS ePRIX
– One streak doesn’t continue! After post-qualifying penalties, Rowland gets his 2nd pole (and bins it after 2 laps!)
– One streak does! Robin Frijns takes his first FE victory and the championship lead!
– Lotterer takes 2nd straight runner-up finish ahead of Abt in 3rd, Di Grassi 4th
– Guenther a career-best 5th

NEWS, THE WEEK AHEAD
– Schedule Silly Season: Monza has a five-year deal in place; Silverstone might have three-year extension, Zandvoort in for Barcelona?
– Indy 500 Entry List unveiled – http://www.imscdn.com/indycar_media/documents/2019-04-30/Indy%20500%20Entry%20List%205-1.pdf
– Brendon Hartley to replace Alonso at Toyota Gazoo Racing
– Talladega: Left Behind https://twitter.com/TalladegaSuperS/status/1122918661877043202
– Paris’ mayoral candidate wants to scrap the ePrix
– MotoGP Spanish GP, WEC 6h Spa, IMSA Mid-Ohio, Super GT Fuji 500km, DTM Hockenheim I (with the W Series too!)

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