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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 [...]

Barrichello Testing Indycar
Monday, 30 Jan, 2012 – 17:42 | Comments Off
Barrichello Testing Indycar

Formula 1 veteran Rubens Barrichello drove an Indycar on Monday and said afterward that he is unsure if the drive would lead him to a job in 2012 with the Indianapolis-based series.
“We’ll see,” said Barrichello, who drove a second car prepared by KV Racing Technology at Sebring International Raceway in Florida when asked if fans [...]

F1 Begins Texas Ticketing
Wednesday, 25 Jan, 2012 – 8:27 | 2 Comments
F1 Begins Texas Ticketing

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AUSTIN, Texas – Circuit of The Americas has launched its ticketing process with a Select Seating Wait List for events beginning with the Formula One United States Grand Prix scheduled for Nov. 16-18, 2012.
Select Seating Wait List is the first ticketing stage designed to help fans purchase seats.
“We are receiving great interest in tickets every [...]

Sturbin: Ten Big Memories From 2011 Season
Sunday, 1 Jan, 2012 – 10:28 | One Comment
Sturbin: Ten Big Memories From 2011 Season

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Completely sober when the ball in New York City’s Times Square dropped – and failed to land anywhere close to Lady Gaga – I admit to immediately clicking over to ESPN to watch extreme sports dudes Robbie Maddison and Levi LaVallee ring-in 2012 via record-setting ramp-to-ramp jumps on a motorcycle [...]

Pedley: Time To Describe Some Nouns
Monday, 12 Dec, 2011 – 10:31 | Comments Off
Pedley: Time To Describe Some Nouns

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Race fans, it’s an Adjective Day…
Curious – A lot of signs point to the hiring of David Ragan by Penske Racing. The job, of course, being to take the place of Kurt Busch in the No. 22 Dodge.
And a good job it is: The previous driver was in the Chase [...]