Daily: 21st April 2011

21 April, 2011 at 00:01 (GMT+01:00)

By Pat W

We have a nice break this weekend, for many of us it is a four-day weekend for Easter with Good Friday tomorrow and a holiday on Monday too (with due apologies to those working in retail or in places around the world without time off). And with the extra holiday next Friday for the Royal Wedding we get two long weekends in a row - bonus!

Most forms of racing are taking a break too, meaning we can have a nice little rest to recover after the opening salvos in all the major series. How will you spend yours?

Lots to plug on the site at the moment, far more than can be included here. What you should do is go to the homepage and just start reading and listening! Lots of good stuff.

Whilst enjoying your favourite F1 podcast, if you are also a fan of IndyCar perhaps you might start thinking, "I wish there was a podcast a bit like this for IndyCar". I'd like to direct you to More Front Wing with Steph and Paul and some special guests in each show. I recommend show 36 with Shane comparing F1 to IndyCar, show 38 with James Hinchcliffe, and show 39 with Pippa Mann, who will be the first British woman to enter the Indy 500, and blogger extroadinaire Jeff Iannucci.

F1 news seems a bit thin at the moment, but that's not unusual at the start of a 3-week break after 3 races so close to each other. Natural downtime. There's a bit of rampant speculation about Murdoch buying F1 which I don't believe for one second so I've chosen to ignore it.

Do keep an eye on my blog tomorrow for some Friday Favourites, links to interesting racing articles I've found. I'd gladly include some of them here too but I haven't got around to making the list yet!

Races This Weekend

Most of the major series take a break, although we do have a test at Le Mans and a bit of tintop and F3 action.

  • Le Mans Test Day. You can see a list of testers here with an update here (thanks to Gabriel and Alianora). This is our first look at Audi vs Peugeot in 2011 at La Sarthe itself. Audi will be bringing their brand new yet-to-be-raced (but heavily tested) R18 coupe, let's see how it stacks up against the new 908!
  • World Touring Cars, Zolder, Belgium
  • NASCAR Nationwide Series & Truck Series, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The main Cup Series takes a week off, but the second-tier Nationwide race is 12.30am Saturday night / Sunday morning.
  • British F3 & GT, Oulton Park, Cheshire, UK. Leigh will again be in attendance through the BF3 weekend,you can keep up with his reports at the F1 & Motorsports Archive.

The following weekend it picks up again when we have IndyCar, MotoGP, DTM, NASCAR, V8 Supercar and BTCC.

If you have a long Easter weekend take it easy, relax and do enjoy it! Mine's a pint.

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