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A Wild, Unpredictable Weekend For F1
Wednesday, 16 May, 2012 – 6:59 | Comments Off
A Wild, Unpredictable Weekend For F1

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Pastor Maldonado’s breakthrough victory in the Spanish Grand Prix is the latest installment in an FIA Formula 1 World Championship that continues to be delightfully…unprixdictable!
Maldonado, of Williams/Renault, became the fifth different winner driving for a fifth different constructor on the Circuit de Catalunya, holding off Spanish hero and two-time World [...]

Vettel, Red Bull Return To Top
Monday, 23 Apr, 2012 – 7:33 | Comments Off
Vettel, Red Bull Return To Top

Order was restored in the FIA Formula 1 World Championship at an unlikely venue Sunday, when Sebastian Vettel turned his first pole of the season into his first victory of 2012 in the politically troubled Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix.
Vettel, the two-time/reigning World Driving Champion for Red Bull Racing/Renault, held off a late-race charge by [...]

Red Bull’s Vettel On F1 Pole In Troubled Bahrain
Saturday, 21 Apr, 2012 – 15:44 | Comments Off

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Two-time World Driving Champion Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull Racing broke out of a puzzling mini-slump Saturday, qualifying on-pole for the politically troubled Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix in Sakhir.
Vettel, who set a record with 15 poles during the 2011 FIA Formula 1 season, earned his first pole for the [...]

Rosberg, Mercedes Win In China
Monday, 16 Apr, 2012 – 9:18 | Comments Off
Rosberg, Mercedes Win In China

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
First pole. First win. Nico Rosberg “broke his duck” in convincing fashion Sunday, posting his inaugural FIA Formula 1 victory from pole position in the UBS Chinese Grand Prix.
The son of 1982 F1 World Driving Champion Keke Rosberg, Nico scored the first win for the factory Mercedes team since 1955, [...]

COTA Moves Forward Despite Lawsuit
Wednesday, 28 Mar, 2012 – 15:23 | Comments Off
COTA Moves Forward Despite Lawsuit

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
A multi-million-dollar lawsuit filed by original event promoter Tavo Hellmund hasn’t slowed construction at Circuit of The Americas, the Austin, Texas, facility scheduled to play host to its inaugural Formula One United States Grand Prix in November.
Significant progress on the medical and media buildings was reported by an official with [...]

F1: Alonso And Ferrari Win At Sepang
Sunday, 25 Mar, 2012 – 10:06 | Comments Off

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Ferrari “tifosi” world-wide breathed a collective sigh Sunday, when Fernando Alonso drove the embattled F2012 to victory over a determined Sergio Perez in the rain-marred FIA Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix.
A two-time World Driving Champion, Alonso tapped into every bit of his skill to fend off Perez and his Sauber [...]

Hamilton, McLaren Stay Perfect On F1 Qualifying Days
Saturday, 24 Mar, 2012 – 12:48 | Comments Off

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Lewis Hamilton bagged his second pole of the 2012 FIA Formula One season Saturday, leading the second consecutive front-row sweep for Vodafone McLaren/Mercedes heading into the Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix.
Hamilton’s best time of 1 minute, 36.219-seconds was 0.149-seconds quicker around the 3.443-mile Sepang International Circuit than teammate Jenson Button, [...]

Button Starts Formula 1 Season With Victory In Australia
Sunday, 18 Mar, 2012 – 7:15 | Comments Off

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Jenson Button put his signature on what he termed “a very special year in Formula One” Sunday by scoring a flag-to-flag victory in the season-opening Qantas Australian Grand Prix.
One of six current/former F1 World Driving Champions on the grid, Button took the lead from pole-sitter and Vodafone McLaren/Mercedes teammate Lewis [...]

McLaren/Mercedes Rules The Front Row At Aussie Grand Prix
Saturday, 17 Mar, 2012 – 7:58 | Comments Off

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
McLaren/Mercedes teammates Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button fired the opening salvos of the 2012 FIA Formula One season Saturday, when the former World Driving Champions swept the front row during qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.
Hamilton, the 2008 World Champion, was the lone driver to break the 1-minute, [...]

Texas F1 Track On Pace
Sunday, 12 Feb, 2012 – 18:45 | Comments Off
Texas F1 Track On Pace

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Despite nearly two inches of winter rain this month, excavation work at Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas, continues on-pace for the facility scheduled to play host to its inaugural Formula One United States Grand Prix in November.
“We are good. We are locked down and focused on our target [...]