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Formula 1: India – Vettel wins race, 4th consecutive world championship

Sebastian Vettel’s (Red Bull) dominance coming into India was clear: 5 straight 2013 victories, and having won each pole, led every lap, and won each race in the 3-year history of the Indian Grand Prix. A Top 5 finish for Vettel would give him his fourth straight championship. In order for Fernando Alonso (Ferrari) to remain alive he needed to finish either first or second.   Nico Rosberg (Mercedes) started next to Vettel, with Rosberg’s teammate Lewis  Hamilton and Mark ...

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FIA WEC: 6 Hours of Fuji – Toyota takes win, Audi manufacturers’ championship

Torrential rain at 4.563-km Fuji International Speedway stopped the race at 3 hr and 46 min, with the No.7 Toyota TS030 Hybrid of Kazuki Nakajima, Nicolas Lapierre, and Alexander Wurz declared the overall winner. Half points were awarded to all drivers, whether they got behind the wheel or not. The No.2 Audi R18 e-tron quattro of Tom Kristensen, Loïc Duval, and Allan McNish finished second clinching the FIA World Endurance Manufacturers’ Championship for Audi. The No. 2 car, starting ...

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Formula 1: Japan – Vettel wins fifth straight, Gutierrez scores first points

Sebastian Vettel came to Suzuka on a four-race winning streak and with a chance to clinch the 2013 Formula 1 driver’s championship, joining Michael Schumacher, Juan Manuel Fangio and Alain Prost as the only drivers to win four or more. His teammate, Mark Webber, however, won the pole. Fernando Alonso (Ferrari), second in the points, started P8 and would remain in contention even with a Vettel win if he placed there or higher. Webber started second on the grid, marking the first all-Red Bul...

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GRAND-AM: Lime Rock - Wayne Taylor Racing, Scuderia Corsa take final championships

The GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series took its final bow after 14 years of competition at 2013’s season closer at Lime Rock Park. Daytona Prototype teams entered the weekend with 5 still in contention for the championship, Max Angelelli and Jordan Taylor (Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette DP) having an 8-point lead over Memo Rojas and Scott Pruett in the Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates BMW Riley. Angelelli and Taylor came into Lime Rock having never lost there and with two consecutiv...

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Formula 1: Italy - Vettel wins third of last four, Alonso P2

Photo: Getty Images/Mark Thompson Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber made it an all Red Bull front row in Monza. More remarkable, however, was the success of Nico Hulkenberg in nailing down P3 for Sauber and the lack of same for Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), who failed to make it to Q3 for the first time in 67 races after winning four straight poles. Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso did their best to keep the Tifosi at bay by putting their Ferraris on the grid at P4 and P5. Both Toro Rossos and both...

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F1: Belgium – Vettel wins, extends season points lead

Photo: www.formula1.com The end of Formula 1’s 25-day summer break means a return to the 4.4-mile, 19-turn forested thrills of Spa Francorhamps for the Belgian Grand Prix. Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull Racing-Renault) led the chase for his fourth consecutive championship by 38 points over Kimi Raikkonen (Lotus-Renault) coming into the race. The oft-changing weather at Spa during grid formation was cloudy but dry. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) won the pole, with Vettel starting next to him, the ...

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GRAND-AM: Kansas – Jordan Taylor tops Pruett for the win

Photo: Wayne Taylor Racing Daytona Prototype rookie Jordan Taylor (Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette DP) made a great move inside pole-sitter and series veteran Scott Pruett (Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates BMW Riley) with 44 min left in the race to take the lead. Pruett, however, kept up the fight, remaining within 0.528 sec of the leader 29 min later. A close high-speed encounter with a GT car inside the 9-min mark could have taken out either of front two but didn’t. With 6:10 left ...

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Formula 1 2013 - Hungary: Hamilton takes first win of year

Photo: DPPI/Francois Flamand Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) won his third straight pole to start at the front of the field in Hungary, the last Formula 1 race before the series summer break. Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull) took the second slot, with Romain Grosjean (Lotus) out-qualifying teammate Kimi Raikkonen for the second time in three races to start third on the grid. Daniel Ricciardo (P8, Toro Rosso), competing with Raikkonen to succeed Mark Webber at Red Bull, started in the Top 10 for the four...

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GRAND-AM: Brickyard - Dalziel, Popow win: Ferrari takes first GT victory

Photo: Grand-Am.com   The GRAND-AM Rolex Series came to Indianapolis with the Top 8 DP drivers within 6 points of each other, including a 4-way tie for the series lead between Max Angelelli and Jordan Taylor (Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette DP) and Ryan Dalziel and Alex Popow (Starworks BMW Riley). 2013 Indy 500 winner Tony Kanaan (No. 02 Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates BMW Riley), Rubens Barrichello (Doran Racing Ford Dallara), Sebastien Bourdais (8 Star Motorsports Corvette DP), AJ ...

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24 Hours of Le Mans 2013: McNish and Audi lead at halfway

  Photo: www.24h-lemans.com Andre Lotterer (Audi Sport Team Joest No. 1 R18 E-Tron Quattro) pitted from the lead with 22 hr 41 min left, leaving the Toyota piloted by Anthony Davidson (Toyota Racing No. 8 TS 030 Hybrid) at the point. Toyota’s early pace surprised, helped by a 56-min caution brought about in the wake of an ultimately fatal crash by GTE Pro World Endurance Championship leader Allan Simonsen (Aston Martin). I love watching racing. I hate knowing that something like t...

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