Following Sunday’s German Grand Prix – Lewis Hamilton’s fourth successive race win to cap off the month of July – our NBCSN team of Will Buxton and Jason Swales are back with the latest new episode of the NBC Sports Group original digital series, Paddock Pass.
As per usual the show is in two parts to digest.
In part one, Buxton checks in with the podium finishers – race winner Hamilton of Mercedes AMG Petronas and then the Red Bull Racing duo of Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen.
In part two, Buxton speaks with Ferrari drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel on their recent struggles. Meanwhile Jenson Button of McLaren talks about the progress made by his team this year.
F1 is now on the summer break until the Belgian Grand Prix at the end of the month of August.
With motor racing reckoning with its own issues of diversity and equality, “Race and Sports in America: Conversations” will tackle the topics of social justice with several athletes. The show will air at 8 p.m. ET Monday, July 13 on NBCSN, Golf Channel, Olympic channel and on regional sports networks.
The roundtable discussions will be hosted by Damon Hack and feature Charles Barkley, Steph Curry, Jimmy Rollins and Ozzie Smith in one segment. The other segment will include Kyle Rudolph, Anthony Lynn, Troy Mullins and James Blake.
Race has been a major topic in motorsports this year.
NASCAR banned the Confederate flag at its race after lobbying by Bubba Wallace, the only Black driver in the premier Cup Series. In Formula One, six-time series champion Lewis Hamilton has joined Black Lives Matter marches in London and also formed a panel on diversity. The lone Black driver in F1 also led 14 of 20 drivers taking a knee before the season opener in Austria.