April 2014 News
F1 Bahrain Grand Prix

Apr 6 - This was an exciting race with team
mates battling each other.  This was the 10th
race at Bahrain and the first time at night
under the lights.

Once again, Mercedes power was a force to
be reckoned with.  
Lewis Hamilton won his
second race in a row, followed by his
Mercedes teammate
Nico Rosberg.  The
Mercedes-powered Force India team
finished 3rd and 5th.  Renault-powered Red
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Bull is looking better. Finally Daniel Ricciardo scored
points by finishing 4th. His performance has been
masterful so far at his new team, but he's had bad luck.
He finished 2nd at Australia, but was disqualified.  At
Malaysia he was doing well before losing a tire.  His
world champion teammate,
Sebastian Vettel finished
in 6th. At one point Vettel was told to move over and
let his Ricciardo by!  He did it too.

The Renaul-powered Williams team finished in 7th and
8th, followed finally be the two Ferraris.
The safety car was released following an accident
(see video) where
Pastor Maldonado hit Esteban
flipping him upside down.  Gutiérrez got
out of the car by himself and appeared uninjured.  
Maldonado received a 10-second Stop & Go penalty
for it.

Interestingly, the singer for AC/DC, Brian Johnson,
conducted the post race interview with the drivers on
the podium.
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New Daily Tours at IMS

Apr 7 - IMS has added to the bus shuttle tours that
give visitors a lap around the track.

For $60, fans can take a lap around Indy in a
two-seater IndyCar.  The car will attain speeds of
160-mph.  Or, up to 3 fans can take a 60-mph ride
around the track in a Chevy Impala.  Minimum age is
9-years old.

Sign up at the Indy Racing Experience trailer located in
the museum parking lot.
IndyCar at Long Beach

Apr 13 - IndyCar started the race from a standing start.

Sebastian Bourdais slid into a barrier twice during the

After the leaders pitted, with 20 some laps to go,  
came out in front.  But within a few
corners, an anxious
Ryan Hunter-Reay plowed into
him while trying to pass which resulted in a bottle neck
that took out at least 5 cars, 3 of which were the

On the restart Dixon had the lead and he bumped
wheels with
Justin Wilson sending him out of the
race.  Dixon had
Mike Conway on his ass with Will
in third.

Graham Rahal spun and that brought out another
caution. Dixon held the lead but had to pit for fuel with
2 laps to go.

Conway drove his Fuzzy's Ed Carpenter car into
victory lane.  He was followed by Power,
and Juan Pablo Montoya.
Sir Jack Brabham, his son Geoff and his son Matthew
Indy Light Drivers

Apr 13 - Mathew Brabham is a 20 y/o rookie this
year in Indy Lights.  Last year he won the Pro Mazda
championship.  The year before, he won the USF2000

His father Geoff is 4-time IMSA GTP champion
and the 1993 Le Mans winner.

His grandfather is Sir Jack Brabham, a 3-time F1
Champion.  In 1961, he was the first driver to bring a
rear-engined car to the Indy 500.