Raceline Radio Weekend Wrap-Up, and Show Guest Schedule – December 13, 2020

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton. (Luca Bruno/AP)

Raceline Radio Weekend Wrap-Up, and Show Guest Schedule.

Compiled By Erik Tomas, The Raceline Radio Network.   Week Of:  December 13th 2020  

“Use your HEAD…..to stop the SPREAD!”

Formula One World Driving Championship: 

Last Race: SEASON CLOSER:  December 13th: Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi: Max Verstappen and Red Bull the fastest pretty much all weekend, leading every lap from the pole for his 2nd win of the season, 10th of his career. A 13 second gap over Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton. Abu Dhabi was a dull, processional affair, the top 3 never changing position the entire 55 lap distance.

The Mercedes off pace. They essentially had to drop engine power slightly with old motors, rather than change to fresh bullets and start at the back.

Canadians: Montreal’s Lance Stroll finished 10th, not enough to get Racing Point 3rd in Constructor’s points, settling for 4th. Stroll himself 11th in the final driver’s tally. Toronto’s Nick Latifi finished the final GP of the season 17th, 21st in final points.

So ends the Covid-19 ravaged F-1 season. Just 17 races the shortest schedule since 1966. All in all, the F-1 community did very well heath wise during C-19. Just one in a thousand testing positive- no fatalities!

The 2020 season is now closed:  2021 Season Opener: March 21st: Australian Grand Prix, Melbourne. The 2020 Canadian Grand Prix Montreal, cancelled in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, is slated for June 13th.

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NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series:  Season Closed.

Last Race: Sunday November 8thPhoenix: Chase Elliott wins his 5th of the season, 2nd in a row to claim his first CUP title in his 5th year in Cup, 31 years after his Dad Bill took his.  At 24, Elliott from Dawsonville GA is the 3rd youngest to win a championship and just the 3rd father/son combo to accomplish the feat!  NASCAR Cup championship # 13 for Hendrick Motorsports. Other Father & Son titlists: Lee Petty ( ’54 ’58 ’59) and Richard Petty ( 7X 60’s ‘70’s ) … Ned Jarrett ( 2X 60’s ) and Dale Jarrett ( 1999 ). Youngest champion: Bill Rexford in 1950, 23 years old.

The 2021 season opens with the 63rd Daytona 500 February 14th.

NTT IndyCar Series:  Season Closed.

New Zealand’s Scott Dixon wins the 2020 championship, 6th of his career in his 19th season with Chip Ganassi Racing.    The 2021 season opens March 7th at St. Petersburg Florida. Toronto, cancelled this year due to Covid 19: July 11th.

Sports Cars:  IMSA:  Season Closed

Acura Team Penske / Helio Castroneves and Ricky Taylor taking the DPi crown. Former guest Kyle Marcelli claimed the IMSA GS Challenge title… Jeff Kingsley, clinched the Porsche-uh GT-3 Challenge Cup USA title at Sebring! _________________________________________________________________

Canadian Rally Championship presented by Subaru:  Season Closed

Season suspended by Covid-19

Note: The CRC has also cancelled the 2021 season opener, The Rallye Perce Neige, 56th edition, scheduled for Feb. 5th and 6th due to Covid-19. Projected 2021 season start: May 29th, Rocky Mountain Rally, Cochrane Alberta.

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World Rally Championship:

Next Rally:  Season closer: December 6th: Rally Monza Italy: Sébastien Ogier and co-driver Julien Ingrassia won their 7th WRC Championship title in 8 seasons with the victory. Ogier started the final rally 14 points behind Toyota team-mate Elfyn Evans. But it was all done when Evans crashed down a bank on the treacherous snow-covered mountain roads. Ogier wins the title by 8 points. French drivers have claimed the WRC crown16 times over the last 17 years.

Raceline Radio Show Guest Schedule for The Week of:

December 13th: Final live show of the season before four BEST OF shows: we wrap up the 2020 Formula One season with Inside Track Motorsport News editor and F-1 specialist James Neilson… and we announce the winner of The Subaru-Raceline E-Mail Bag Trivia Contest.

Best Of Raceline Radio Show dates: December 20th, December 27th, January 3/21 and January 10/21. The shows feature replays of some of the best interviews aired during 2020.

2021: Will be our 29th consecutive season on the air as Canada’s National Radio Motorsport Authority!

2020 Raceline Radio Network Affiliate Stations:

Most feature live audio streaming, podcasting and Iphone access.

Sportsnet 590 The FAN Toronto: ( Co Flagship ) Sundays 7am (replay) and 11 PM Eastern for the primary airing. The FAN / Raceline is also available in HD FM: 92.5 Channel 3, The Radio Player Canada App, Bell Express-Vu Sat. channel 959, and carried live and podcasted on the Web at sportsnet.ca 

Raceline Podcasts: (http://www.sportsnet.ca/590/) “Shows” –  link to the audio page for Raceline Radio (http://www.sportsnet.ca/590/raceline-radio/

Listen LIVE: www.sportsnet.ca     

Tune In Radio: http://tunein.com/radio/Raceline-Radio-p58510/.

TSN 690 Montreal: Sunday 11 PM Eastern

Sportsnet 650 Vancouver: Sunday 11:00pm Mountain. Also in HD at 96.9 – HD 3, and on the Radioplayer Canada App.

Sportsnet 960 The FAN Calgary: Sunday 11:06 PM Mountain

TSN 1260 Edmonton: Saturday 7:00 AM Mountain

TSN 1290 Winnipeg: Friday 10 PM Central 

News 95.7 Halifax: Monday 8:00 PM Atlantic

TSN 1200 Ottawa: Monday 7:06 PM Eastern

AM 800 CKLW Windsor: Sunday 8:06 PM Eastern

AM 900 CHML Hamilton: ( Co-Flagship ) Sunday 8:06 PM Eastern, HD FM at 95.3 Channel 3 and podcasted.

NEWS-TALK 610 CKTB St. Catharines-Niagara: Sunday 8:00 PM and Saturday 4:06 PM Eastern, I-Heart Radio and podcasted.

NEWS TALK 1290 CJBK London: Monday 7:06 PM and Saturday 5 PM Eastern

AM 1070 CHOK Sarnia: Sunday 8:06 PM Eastern

103.9 FM CHOK Sarnia: Sunday 8:06 PM Eastern

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