Episode #205: Drag Strip Of Poor Judgement

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We thought we’d give you a break before dropping one of the biggest episodes of recent times on your laps! An EPIC 2+ hour long show featuring the German Grand Prix, Suzuka’s 8 Hours and IndyCar in Mid-Ohio with Dre, RJ and Cam!

FORMULA 1 GERMAN GRAND PRIX
– In a race of rain and calamity, VER overcomes slow start, and spin, to win 2nd race of season
– Rebounding from technical failure in Q1, VET drives from P20 to P2
– KVY’s roller-coaster F1 journey hits another peak – finished 3rd for Toro Rosso
– STR’s gamble sees him lead, finish 4th for Racing Point
– SAI recovers from T16 spin, continues McLaren’s stellar 2019 in 5th
– ALB comes from back of grid to finish 6th
– Alfa 7-8 OH NO WAIT NO THEY’RE NOT
– So who’s left? GRO & MAG overcome more drama to finish 7-8 for Haas
– HAM 9th despite crash, pit entry penalty, and 50 second stop
– KUB scores first points since 2010, finally puts Williams on the board
– BOT, LEC, GAS, HUL, PER each crash out; NOR & RIC retire with mechanical issues
– Y’all what the fuck did we just watch

42ND SUZUKA 8 HOURS
https://api.its-results.com/v1/download-pdf?result=b031c249-695e-49ec-b392-df67e93690ee&name=2018-2019+FIM+Endurance+World+Championship+Final+Round+-+Final+results+after+8+Hours+-+Final+ranking
– Drama in final minutes as Suzuki ERT loses an engine
– This causes J. Rea to crash from the lead after a long time before the red was displayed
– Yamaha initially declared winners for 5th race in a row after Kawasaki are excluded via the Mahias Rule™
– Kawasaki files a protest, such rule isn’t in the FIM EWC regs, and thus, are reinstated as winners
– Red Bull Honda complete podium in 3rd, after dominating testing
– SRT Kawasaki wins FIM Endurance World Championship

INDYCAR GRAND PRIX OF MID-OHIO
http://www.imscdn.com/indycar_media/documents/2019-07-28/indycar-race-results.pdf
– Death, taxes, Dixon wins Mid-Ohio…
– But only just, as Rosenqvist takes first podium and narrowly misses first career victory by 0.093s!
– Dixon also has incredible duel with Power who finishes 4th
– Last-lap spin for Newgarden puts him out – RHR locks up 3rd – Rossi in 5th closes to within 16pts
– SPM’s race comes undone with first-lap contact btwn Hinch, Marcus, & Sato takes another blow to title aspirations

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT HAPPENED OH MY GOD
– Alain Prost promoted to non-exec director of Renault F1 Team
– No injuries after Renault team truck crashes en route to Hungary
– Alexander Rossi re-signs with Andretti Autosport & Honda in multi-year deal
– Back in Germany, Mick Schumacher drove his dad’s F2004
– And in Japan, paraplegic 500cc alum Takuma Aoki rode a bike for first time since 1997
– Road to Indy Recap: Clean sweep weekends for Askew in Indy Lights, Kirkwood in IP2000; Rasmussen and McElrea split victories in USF2000
– Spa 24 Hours: Porsche’s GTE Pro World titlists Estre/Christensen/Lietz lead a 1-2 for Porsche; Anime car finishes 3rd
– Supercars at Ipswitch: Patreon backer James sees his boy Whincup win one, McLaughlin wins his 14th and taunts on podium

THE WEEK AHEAD: MAGYAR NAGYDIJ, MotoGP Czech GP, IMSA Road America, Super GT Fuji 500 Miles, WRC Rally Finland

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