Raceline Radio Weekend Wrap-Up, and Show Guest Schedule.
Compiled By Erik Tomas, The Raceline Radio Network. Week Of: December 5th 2021
Formula One World Driving Championship:
Last Grand Prix: Sunday December 5th: Grand Prix of Saudi Arabia, Jeddah Circuit: Lewis Hamilton won a “dog’s breakfast” with Max Verstappen 2nd– meaning we head into the final race with Lewis and Max dead-even in points! After 2 red flags, the crucial moment: Hamilton tried a pass for the lead on Lap 36 but Verstappen ran wide in Turn 2 retaining P-1. He was told to give the lead back, but Max brake-checked Lewis, and Hamilton damaged his front wing running into the back of the Red Bull*. Hamilton tried again to get past on Lap 42 but Verstappen pushed him wide- a 5 second penalty! A lap later Hamilton took the lead for good, win # 8 for the season, 103 for his career. Lewis also grabbed the bonus point for fastest lap- tying the points dead even into the finale at Abu Dhabi.
* Verstappen was given a 10 second penalty for the brake check. It does not impact his 2nd place finish or the points.
Canadians: Lance Stroll 11th-one spot out of the points. Nick Latifi: 12th in Saudi Arabia.
Points into Abu Dhabi ( season closer ): Drivers: Hamilton and Verstappen are tied at 369.5 each!
Constructors: Mercedes leads Red Bull in Constructors by 28 pending any further rulings by the Stewards.
Next Grand Prix: Sunday December 12th: The Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi, the season closer.
NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series: Season Closed
2021 NASCAR Cup champion: Kyle Larson with 10 wins on the year in his first season for Hendrick Motorsports!
2022 Season Opener: Sunday February 20, The 64th Daytona 500, Daytona FLA.
NTT IndyCar Series: Season Closed.
2022 season opener: February 27th: St. Petersburg Florida. Toronto July 17th if Covid allows.
Spain’s 24 year old Alex Palou wins his first career championship for Chip Ganassi Racing in his rookie season. Canadian’s points: Hinchcliffe: 20th, Dalton Kellett: 23rd.
Sports Cars, IMSA: Season Closed
2022 Season Opener: January 27th to January 30th, Rolex 24 at Daytona.
Canadian Rally Championship presented by Subaru:
Next Rally: Season closer: The Big White Rally December 11th Kelowna BC.
Last Rally: November 20th: Rally of the Tall Pines Bancroft North of Toronto: Andre and Rene LeBlanc of New Richmond Quebec in their Subaru WRX win by 5 minutes over Marc-Andre Brisbois and Marie-France Desmarais. The LeBlanc’s hold the series points lead into the season finale.
World Rally Championship: Season Closed
Last Rally: November 21st Rally Monza. Season closer: Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia swept to a remarkable 8th title.
2022 Season opener: ( 50th Anniversary Season! ) January 23rd: Rally Monte Carlo
Raceline Radio Show Guest Schedule for The Week of:
December 5th: Canadian rally legend Frank Sprongl… Greg MacPherson, Inside Track Motorsport News details the return of The Motorama Custom Car and Motorsports Expo in 2022 after the effects of Covid-19… plus more entries and commentary for The Subaru-Raceline E-Mail Bag Trivia Contest!
December 12th: Running down the top stories of 2021 with fellow Canadian Motorsport Hall of Famer Norris McDonald from Toronto Star Wheels…. and final entries for The Subaru-Raceline E-Mail Bag Trivia Contest!
Note: December 12th is the final “live” show of the season. We then swing into our traditional Best-Of Raceline Radio shows over Christmas and New Years. The Dates: December 19/21, December 26/21, January 2/22 and January 9/22. We’re back “live” the week of January 16th, 2022.
2022: Will be our 30th Anniversary season as Canada’s National Radio Motorsport Authority!
2021 Raceline Radio Network Affiliate Stations:
Stations feature live audio streaming, podcasting and Iphone access.
( NEW! ) Sportsnet 590 The FAN Toronto: ( Co-Flagship ) Sundays 7am (replay) and Monday nights at 10 PM Eastern or after the post-game show 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: Monday 9 PM Eastern or After the Game
Sportsnet 650 The FAN Vancouver: Sunday 10 PM Mountain. Also in HD at 96.9 – HD 3, and on the Radioplayer Canada App.
Sportsnet 960 The FAN Calgary: Sunday 10 PM Mountain
TSN 1260 Edmonton: Saturday 7:00 AM Mountain
CityNews 95.7 Halifax: Monday 8 PM Atlantic
CityNews 101-1 FM Ottawa: Saturday 5 PM Eastern
CityNews 1310 AM Ottawa: Saturday 5 PM Eastern
Global News Radio 900 CHML Hamilton: ( Co-Flagship ) Sunday 8 PM Eastern, HD FM at 95.3 Channel 3 and podcasted.
NEWS-TALK 610 CKTB St. Catharines-Niagara: Monday 11 PM Eastern, and Saturday 6 PM Eastern, I-Heart Radio and podcasted.
NEWS TALK 1290 CJBK London: Saturday 5 PM Eastern and Sunday 6 PM Eastern and I-Heart Radio.