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Hamilton and Verstappen Are a Go for an Expanded Grid
Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen are all 👍 for Andretti's push into the sport, despite a 👎 from their team bosses and other F1 elites. The two veterans aren’t shy about their approval, even as the majority of teams clutch to the classic 10.
Hamilton is all for expansion: “Yeah, I think it’s great. I’ve always felt there wasn’t enough cars on the grid. It opens up more possibilities, and I think it would be more exciting for the race.” Verstappen echoes the sentiment, though he’s well aware of the business end of the stick. “I speak from the driver’s side, but of course I’m not a team owner, so I can understand their side.”
While the drivers are ready for a grid that’s a bit more crowded, Aston Martin owner Lawrence Stroll and others are hesitant to shift from the status quo. But, Andretti’s application getting the nod from the FIA has opened up the real possibility of two more seats on the grid.
As the F1 bigwigs mull it over, the rest of us wait in anticipation. However, the verdict won’t come until after the current season.
NASCAR’s 2024 Cup Series calendar is here, and there are some twists. 🔄 Beginning February 4th with another pre-season showcase at L.A. Memorial Coliseum. 🌆
Surprising changes? Auto Club Speedway is out, and Bristol Dirt’s switched back to concrete. 🏟️ Plus, mark Easter Sunday for Richmond Raceway instead of the usual spot. 🐰
Big shifts for Texas Motor Speedway, moving away from playoffs to a 14 April spot, and North Wilkesboro Speedway getting ready with a fresh repave for the All-Star Race on 19 May. 🌟
New on the list? Iowa Speedway will host its first Cup Series event on 16 June. 🌽
Ben Kennedy, NASCAR SVP says, “NASCAR is committed to delivering an annual schedule that continues to be bold and dynamic across all three national series while maintaining the famed destinations that our fans love and newer locations like our first Cup race in Iowa and our highly anticipated return to the streets of Chicago.” 🚗💨
The season ends at Phoenix Raceway on 10 November. 🏆 Mark your calendars! 🗓️
The Money Lap Podcast | Episode 23
Episode 23 is out NOW! Landon and Parker return from a week hiatus, filled with all sorts of hijinks. Parker nearly wins two races in his off time, Producer Josh goes off and gets engaged to his lady, and who knows what Landon was up to in his free time! The team breakdown Parker's pace at Texas, deconstructing PK's moves into Turn 3 at Texas to figure out how he could have won the race. The attention then turns to Parker's Talladega Truck performance, in a new chassis built specifically for superspeedways. Next, the duo focuses on the good, the bad, and the ugly of the Matt Crafton and Nick Sanchez post race scuffle that resulted in fines and some facial bleeding. Xfinity driver moves are discussed, where the idea of Confidence as a Driver being one of the factors that can move a driver from being good to being great.
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