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In this bonus episode, Parker and Landon are joined by none other than Formula E's powerhouse CEO, Jeff Dodds, and it's an electric ride from start to finish!
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Massa’s 15 Year Old Fight
Felipe Massa's revving up his legal team, challenging his 2008 F1 world championship loss 🏁. The Ferrari superstar dispatched a "Letter Before Claim" to both FIA and FOM, based on info from ex-F1 head Bernie Ecclestone. 🕵️ The claim? Early knowledge of the 2008 Singapore GP 'crashgate' could've changed the championship outcome, favoring Massa.
Instead of a prompt investigation, it was tackled a year later, which cemented the results 📊. "Mr Massa is the rightful 2008 Drivers' Champion," reads the letter. Estimated losses? Massa’s team claims potentially tens of millions of euros.
The plot twist? Ecclestone, 92, can't recall the interview that fueled Massa's legal fire 🔥. "I don't remember any of this," he shared.
Clock's ticking ⏰ – the letter demands a significant response within two weeks, or it's court time. 🏛️ But with the FIA's strict rules, challenging a 15-year-old result might be a long shot.
Classics Make a Comeback
NASCAR's revved up its digital game, launching a free, ad-free website dubbed “NASCAR Classics.” Hosting over 1,000 full race replays, it's your pit stop for nostalgia 🔄. Curated? Absolutely. The archive includes a feature on “NASCAR’s Top 75 Greatest Races.”
Tim Clark, bigwig at NASCAR, quips, “NASCAR Classics is a significant addition to our digital content offerings that, for the first time ever, gives fans around the world free, uninterrupted access to enjoy decades of past NASCAR Cup Series action whenever and wherever they’d like.” 🌎📺
Dive into the past, from Michigan '51 to Ross Chastain’s recent “Hail Melon” race 🍉. Navigate by track, era, or jump to specific on-track moments. Plus, new races get added shortly after they're run.
Larson’s Indy Initiation
Kyle Larson, NASCAR's 2021 Cup champ, is gearing up for his IndyCar debut in the 108th Indy 500 next year. Step one? A rookie orientation test in October. Larson's not completely green, having done virtual laps on GM’s simulator and a seat fit that's apparently a perfect match with driving advisor, Tony Kanaan's.
Gavin Ward, Arrow McLaren’s racing director, laid out the plan: “Our goal is just to build up and get as much prep and seat time as we can, just to hit the ground running come May.”
Larson's a touch jittery, but hopeful: “I think once I get in the car… it will feel like home.”
Bonus: NASCAR vet Rick Hendrick partners with McLaren for this venture, marking his IndyCar debut. Looking ahead, McLaren’s Zak Brown hinted at more collaborations stating “It can certainly lead to other opportunities in the future”. 🤝🔮
Take a trip to far away motorsport lands
🏆 Sutton wins at Knockhill: The reigning BTCC champion extended his points lead with a dominant victory at the Scottish circuit.
✍️ Stanaway returns to Supercars: The controversial driver has secured a deal to race for Erebus Motorsport in the 2024 season of the Australian touring car series.
BONUS EPISODE with Formula E CEO is out NOW! In this episode, Parker and Landon are joined by none other than Formula E's powerhouse CEO, Jeff Dodds, and it's an electric ride from start to finish. Ever wondered what it's like to steer the ship of a global racing series? Jeff gives us an inside look at his whirlwind first 100 days at the helm, revealing the challenges, the triumphs, and those moments that left an indelible mark.
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