Lewis Hamilton has led a Mercedes 1-2, Daniel Ricciardo ended head of the queue in the battle for third, Force India missed a podium chance and Ferrari had an off day – it made for quite an interesting Canadian Grand Prix.
Checking in with all the post-race tidbits and analysis is NBCSN pit reporter and insider Will Buxton in the post-race edition of the NBC Sports Group original digital series Paddock Pass.
Besides the usual driver interviews, stay tuned for a special guest in part three – comedian and burgeoning F1 fan Bill Burr visited the Canadian Grand Prix, and checks in near the end of the third part.
Previous editions of this weekend’s Paddock Pass shows are below:
Here’s Sunday’s show, below.
Audi bid farewell to its iconic head of motorsport, Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich, at its end-of-season ‘Race Night’ event in Germany on Friday upon his retirement.
Ullrich took over the reins as Audi’s head of motorsport in 1993 and stayed in the role for 23 years, overseeing its arrival in the prototype class of sports car racing and domination of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Ullrich stepped down from the position at the end of 2016, handing the reins over to ex-Audi DTM chief Dieter Gass, and attended his final racing event with the German marque at its first works Formula E outing in Hong Kong earlier this month.
Ullrich was honored at the Race Night event on Friday and thanked for his efforts in developing Audi into a force within global motorsport.
“In 566 factory-backed commitments during this period he celebrated 209 victories, 13 of them in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, eleven in the 12-hour race at Sebring and nine in the ‘Petit Le Mans’ at Road Atlanta,” a piece on Ullrich’s tenure for Audi’s website reads.
“31 driver titles in super touring car racing, in the DTM and in the sports prototype category are credited to him. 57 campaigners were Audi factory drivers during Wolfgang Ullrich’s era and he was responsible for 18 new developments of racing cars – an impressive tally.”