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F1: Australia – Hamilton wins, Rosberg P2; Ferrari, Vettel return together

Fernando Alonso (McLaren) was not on the grid, having suffered an accident and concussion during testing in Barcelona. Valtteri Bottas was also sidelined, suffering an injury during qualifying. The McLaren-Honda pairing struggled mechanically in both pre-season testing and practice/qualifying at Melbourne. Kevin Magnussen, substituting for Alonso, had an engine failure during the formation lap. Jenson Button started last on the grid. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) started on pole, qualifying 0.6 sec...

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Friday LinkFrogging - 3/13/15

If the #LinkFrogging fits

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Cosplay Thursday - 3/12/15

A look at some more #cosplay from @WizardWorld

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PWC: Circuit of the Americas – Estre, McLaren take wet Round 2 win; Dalziel P2 again

Race officials moved Round 2 of Pirelli World Challenge GT/GTA/GT Cup competition at Circuit of the Americas forward by 30 min due to expectations of worsening weather and decided on side-by-side rolling start as well. Nick Catsburg (#25 LG Racing Lamborghini Gallardo GT3) posted the fastest lap in yesterday’s Round 1 to earn pole today with Johnny O’Connell (#3 Cadillac Racing ATS-VR GT3) starting next to him. Catsburg led from the start in the first round until a driver through pe...

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PWC: Circuit of the Americas – Cooper, Blackdog Camaro take wet GTS Round 2 win

GTS Round 2 used a double-file rolling start due to wet conditions. Round 1 winner Kris Wilson (#07 TRG-AMR Aston Martin Vantage GT), subbing in for sick teammate Max Riddle started on the pole, with Andrew Aquilante (#32 Phoenix American Motorsports Ford Mustang Boss 302) next door. Kurt Rezzetano in the #37 Phoenix sister car and Dean Martin (#50 Rehagen Racing Mustang) made up Row 2. Aquilante fought Wilson hard for the lead through the first series of turns before briefly leaving the track ...

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PWC:  Circuit of the Americas – Beretta, Dalziel, O’Connell finish 1-2-3 in GT Round 1

Lambo, McLaren, Ferrari, Porsche: the front four for Round 1 of GT/GTA/GT Cup competition at Circuit of the Americas. Kevin Estre started very slowly in the #9 K-PAX Racing McLaren 650S GT3. Nicky Catsburg (#25 LG Motorsports Lamborghini Gallardo GT3) maintained the lead with Ryan Dalziel (#31 EFFORT Racing Porsche 911 GT3-R) slotting into second and Olivier Beretta (#61 R. Ferri Motorsport Ferrari 458 GT3 Italia) running third. Johnny O’Connell (#3 Cadillac Racing ATS-VR GT3) moved up in...

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PWC: Circuit of the Americas – Wilson takes GTS win in series debut

Kris Wilson (#07 TRG-AMR Aston Martin Vantage GT, filling in for the ill Max Riddle) started on pole with Dean Martin (#50 Rehagen Racing Ford Mustang Boss 302) next door. Mark Wilkins (#38 Kinetic Motorsports Kia Optima) and Andrew Aquilante (#32 Phoenix American Motorsports Mustang) made up Row 2 in the timed 50-min. race Martin beat Wilson, who was making his first standing start in 20 years, off the line and up the hill to take the lead in Turn 1. Aquilante took third from Wilkins. Wilson ...

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PWC: Circuit of the Americas – Lamborghini, McLaren, Ferrari top GT qualifying

  Nick Catsburg drove the #25 LG Motorsports Lamborghini Gallardo to pole for GT Round 1 of the Pirelli World Challenge at Circuit of the Americas. Kevin Estre (#9 K-PAX Racing McLaren 650S GT3) will start next to him on Row 1, qualifying 0.107 sec back from Catsburg and just 0.010 sec ahead of Olivier Beretta (#61 R. Ferri Motorsport Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 Italia). Beretta was fasted in yesterday’s Practice 2. The remainder of the first three rows was filled by: Ryan Dalziel (#31 ...

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PWC: Circuit of the Americas - Rookie Kris Wilson puts TRG-AMR Vantage on GTS pole

Rookie Kris Wilson drove his #07 TRG-AMR Aston Martin Vantage GT to pole at Circuit of the Americas for Round 1 Pirelli World Challenge GTS competition, with a time of 2:15.943. Dean Martin (#50 Rehagen Racing Ford Mustang Boss 302) will start next to him in Row 1 having posted a 2:16.495. The rest of the Top 6: Mark Wilkins (#38 Kinetic Motorsports Kia Optima), 2:17.003 Andrew Aquilante (#32 Phoenix American Motorsports Mustang), 2:17.058 – Aquilante posted the fastest practice time ye...

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PWC: Circuit of the Americas - Ferri, Risi Ferraris top Practice 2

Circuit of the Americas is hosting the 2015 season opener for the Pirelli World Challenge in its 26th year of competition. Olivier Beretta (#61 Ferri Motorsport Ferrari 458 GT3 Italia), Ricardo Perez (#62 Risi Competizione Ferrari), and Colin Thompson (#11 Kelly-Moss Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3) were fastest in GT, GTA and GT Cup for the second practice session for the Nissan Grand Prix of Texas at Circuit of the Americas. Beretta posted a 2:05.323. Guy Cosmo (#23 M1 Racing Audi R8 LMS ultra) po...

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