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Raikkonen Opens F1 Season With Victory In Melbourne
Sunday, 17 Mar, 2013 – 8:49 | Comments Off

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Finland’s Kimi Raikkonen won the season-opening Australian Grand Prix Formula 1 race on Sunday.
His victory came in a Lotus.
Raikkonen won by taking only two pit stops, compared to three for each of the six cars which followed in Melbourne.
Raikkonen took the lead for good on lap 43 of 58 in a race that had seven [...]

2012 Formula 1 Season Ends With A Vettel Triple
Monday, 26 Nov, 2012 – 9:03 | Comments Off
2012 Formula 1 Season Ends With A Vettel Triple

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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The message filling Sebastian Vettel’s helmet as he crossed the finish line behind Formula One’s Safety Car Sunday was loud-and-proud: “You’re a triple World Champion. You are The Man!”
Unfortunately, the radio in Vettel’s dinged-up race car was only half-working and his Red Bull Racing/Renault teammates couldn’t hear his reply. [...]

Hamilton Stays Hot, Wins F1 Pole In Brazil
Sunday, 25 Nov, 2012 – 8:46 | Comments Off
Hamilton Stays Hot, Wins F1 Pole In Brazil

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Lewis Hamilton will start Sunday’s 2012 season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix on-pole, determined to close-out his mercurial McLaren/Mercedes career on a two-race winning streak while also playing spoiler in the World Driving Championship.
Hamilton toured the 2.677-mile Interlagos Circuit in Sao Paulo Saturday in 1-minute, 12.458-seconds during the 10-minute Q3 session to [...]

Elliott Sadler Lands Job At Joe Gibbs Racing
Thursday, 22 Nov, 2012 – 10:35 | Comments Off
Elliott Sadler Lands Job At Joe Gibbs Racing

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Elliott Sadler and his primary sponsor have found a new home at Joe Gibbs Racing for the 2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series season.
Sadler, NNS championship runnerup by 23 points in 2012, will drive the No. 11 Toyota Camry next year with primary sponsorship from OneMain Financial, a personal loan solutions company. [...]

Hamilton And COTA Are The Big Winners At USGP
Monday, 19 Nov, 2012 – 6:01 | Comments Off
Hamilton And COTA Are The Big Winners At USGP

The 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship will go down to the wire down in South America next weekend.
Lewis Hamilton’s victory over Sebastian Vettel in Sunday’s inaugural United States Grand Prix at Circuit of The Americas allowed the latter to stretch his lead over Fernando Alonso from 10 to 13 points heading into Sunday’s Brazilian [...]

USGP Polesitter Vettel Charges Toward Championship
Sunday, 18 Nov, 2012 – 8:38 | Comments Off
USGP Polesitter Vettel Charges Toward Championship

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Formula One superstar Sebastian Vettel, whose meteoric career was launched in the United States five years ago, is poised to move closer to an historic third consecutive World Driving Championship at America’s latest/greatest motorsports venue.
Vettel will start Sunday’s inaugural United States Grand Prix at Circuit of The Americas in Austin, [...]

COTA Is About To Make American History
Friday, 16 Nov, 2012 – 8:36 | Comments Off
COTA Is About To Make American History

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Formula One’s honeymoon with Circuit of The Americas continued Thursday, less than 24 hours before opening practice for the United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas.
Speaking during the $400-million circuit’s first official press briefing, two-time World Driving ChampionFernando Alonso of Spain said he initially lapped the 3.4-mile, 20-turn layout via [...]

Awesome Austin Track Steps Into World Spotlight
Thursday, 15 Nov, 2012 – 10:30 | Comments Off
Awesome Austin Track Steps Into World Spotlight

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Formula One will add another chapter to its nomadic and disjointed history in America this weekend when Circuit of The Americas – and a pig farm – welcome the motorsports world’s elite, Texas-style.
Opening practice for Sunday afternoon’s latest/greatest edition of the United States Grand Prix is scheduled for 10 a.m. [...]

TV News: F1, Speed Break Up While Fox, NASCAR Renew Vows
Tuesday, 16 Oct, 2012 – 8:27 | 3 Comments
TV News: F1, Speed Break Up While Fox, NASCAR Renew Vows

Formula 1 will have a new broadcast platform beginning next season, with NBC Sports Group securing the rights via a four-year contract that marks the end of the series’ long-standing partnership with Speed.
Four of the 20 races on the 2013 schedule will be carried on NBC, with the remainder on NBC Sports Network –which also is [...]

Austin F1 Track Declared Ready
Wednesday, 26 Sep, 2012 – 9:04 | Comments Off
Austin F1 Track Declared Ready

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Circuit of The Americas has been declared ready to host the 2012 Formula One United States Grand Prix by Charlie Whiting, director of racing, safety and technical matters for the sanctioning Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA).
Whiting visited the venue near Austin, Texas, on Tuesday as part of a scheduled pre-race inspection and approved the circuit [...]