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Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain, Stop 5 in the 2011 F1 calendar, feels like home to many of the drivers, it being the series' primary off-season testing track. It's also really home turf to Fernando Alonso (Ferrari) and Jaime Alguersuari (Toro Rosso), the two Spaniards in competition this year. More remarkable than any of that, however, is that it had been from pole for 10 straight years.
This string included Mark Webber's (Red Bull) victory in 20...
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Formula One racing, the highest form of motorsport, is returning to the US in 2012 at a purpose-built circuit currently under construction outside of Austin, Tex. I'm a fan of motorsports in general, but am particularly drawn to F1 (with the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series coming in a respectable second). As a kid my favorites were Nicki Lauda and Jody Scheckter. My current faves include Jenson Button and reigning champ Sebastian Vettel.
That's right folks. Th...