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Flat Spot On: Red Bull Racing Trivia Contest
Tuesday, 17 Dec, 2013 – 12:46 | Comments Off
Flat Spot On: Red Bull Racing Trivia Contest

Each year about this time my wife Elaine and I host our friends who are Formula 1 fans to commemorate the season. There’s usually some sort of contest involved and this year I conjured up this fairly tough trivia contest on Red Bull Racing, to honor the team,
Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber.
After 12 seasons in [...]

Webber Drives Off To Porsche After Ride In Brazil
Wednesday, 27 Nov, 2013 – 15:36 | Comments Off
Webber Drives Off To Porsche After Ride In Brazil

Sebastian Vettel’s relentless rewrite of Formula One’s record book continued during last Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix, where the German’s latest victory shared the spotlight with the retirement of teammate Mark Webber.
The four-time/reigning World Driving Champion, Vettel closed the 2013 season in Sao Paulo with his record-tying ninth consecutive victory and 13th overall in 19 events. [...]

Formula One Will Take On A New Look In 2014
Saturday, 23 Nov, 2013 – 19:31 | 2 Comments
Formula One Will Take On A New Look In 2014

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
In theory, there is no such thing as an ugly race car. Any vehicle designed to poke a hole through the air, transfer torque and horsepower to the pavement and move from Point A to Point B faster than the other guy/gal serves a worthy purpose.
But clearly, some race cars [...]

Vettel Rewriting German History
Sunday, 17 Nov, 2013 – 21:58 | Comments Off
Vettel Rewriting German History

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
AUSTIN, Texas – Comparisons between Formula One superstars Sebastian Vettel and Michael Schumacher have become routine this season as the “Baby-Faced Killer” continues to accelerate the pursuit of his fellow-German countryman and boyhood idol.
Vettel, so-dubbed on the cover of a recent issue of “AutoWeek,” one-upped his hero via a [...]

Vettel Adds Texas Victory To His List Of Accomplishments
Sunday, 17 Nov, 2013 – 17:09 | Comments Off
Vettel Adds Texas Victory To His List Of Accomplishments

Sebastian Vettel won the Formula One U.S. Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin Texas on Sunday. And, as per usual, the German driver did it in dominating fashion.
Starting from the pole position, Vettel, a four-time champion who has already clinched this year’s championship, got through the critical first turn with his [...]

Vettel Shakes ‘N Bakes His Way To Pole At COTA
Saturday, 16 Nov, 2013 – 20:10 | Comments Off
Vettel Shakes ‘N Bakes His Way To Pole At COTA

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
AUSTIN, Texas – Sebastian Vettel’s domination of Formula One long ago exhausted the vocabulary of his critics, and apparently that’s also becoming the case for his comrades.
“Crickey!” said Adrian Newey, designer of the Infiniti Red Bull Racing/Renault RB9 chassis Vettel qualified on-pole Saturday for the second annual United States [...]

Flat Spot On: NASCAR, F1 Champs on Same Page
Saturday, 16 Nov, 2013 – 9:51 | Comments Off
Flat Spot On: NASCAR, F1 Champs on Same Page

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
HOMESTEAD, Fla. –Since Jimmie Johnson and Sebastian Vettel compete in radically different forms of major league motor racing, they initially appear to have little in common other than their winning ways and preference for wearing blue jeans.
But they share more than a few things in common, starting with one [...]

Power Unit Turbo Talk Heats Up COTA Weekend
Friday, 15 Nov, 2013 – 20:54 | Comments Off
Power Unit Turbo Talk Heats Up COTA Weekend

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
AUSTIN, Texas – While Sebastian Vettel’s Formula One World Victory Tour continues through Circuit of The Americas this weekend, the sport’s technical directors are dickering with rules changes that figure to significantly alter the landscape in 2014.
“I suppose in probably less than 10 days’ time is when the focus [...]

Vettel On A Major ‘Roll’ As He Arrives In Texas
Thursday, 14 Nov, 2013 – 20:27 | Comments Off
Vettel On A Major ‘Roll’ As He Arrives In Texas

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
AUSTIN, Texas – Working on a seven-race winning streak and with his fourth consecutive Formula One World Driving Championship in the books, Sebastian Vettel has reduced the 2013 season to a single question:
Dunkin’ or Krispy Kreme?
We’re talking about donuts, breakfast of the campgrounds for fans of NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series [...]

October Blahs Take Beatings From Vegas To India
Wednesday, 30 Oct, 2013 – 9:05 | Comments Off
October Blahs Take Beatings From Vegas To India

Late October. Generally, a rather unexceptional time of the year. Halloween? Pretty good time for little kids and raging alcoholics. The World Series? Again, a rather unexceptional time of the year, except for little kids and raging boors.
Even for race fans late October can be dreary. Sports cars and IndyCar is over, short tracks have/will [...]