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Australian V8 Supercars: Coulthard tames Tasmania

By APP (additional editing, Chris Smith) A spectacular 160 kph head-on crash almost brought an end to the final race of the V8 Supercars round at Symmons Plains, Tasmania, before Fabian Coulthard (Team BOC and Lockwood Racing Holden Commodore, former F1 driver David Coulthard’s second cousin) broke through for his second win of the weekend on Sunday.  The incident happened when young Commodore driver Scott Pye's (Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport, ekol Racing) brakes failed and he speared i...

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Australian V8 Supercars: Circuit of the Americas May 17-19

Photo: VUE Images / Red Bull Content Pool Australian V8 Supercars will debut at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin May 17-19. The series’ first US race, the V8 Supercars Austin 400, will feature 4 x 100 km races rune on COTA’s shorter 2.3 mile circuit, two on Saturday and two on Sunday. A qualifying session will be held each morning. Former Aussie Champion and NASCAR stalwart Marcos Ambrose said the short track was ideally suited to his former category and he looked forward to w...

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Formula 1 2013: Malaysian Grand Prix – Vettel wins, Webber not happy

Kimi Raikkonen (Lotus) won the season’s opening round in Australia, and starts seventh on the grid in Malaysia today for Race 2. Defending 3-time Formula 1 champion Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull) won his second straight pole, followed by the Ferraris of Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso. In the run up the race both rain and rapid tire degradation featured prominently in conversation.   Most teams took to the track on intermediate tires, with rain on parts of the course and sunshine on o...

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Formula 1 2012: Brazilian Grand Prix - Button takes race, Vettel the title

Photo: SPEED TV The 2012 Formula 1 season started off with unprecedented parity, seven different drivers winning the first seven races. From Fernando Alonso’s (Ferrari) late June victory at the European Grand Prix, however, Ferrari, Red Bull, and McLaren reintroduced their stranglehold at the top, Kimi Raikkonen’s (Lotus) win in Abu Dhabi at the start of the month marking the only exception to their hegemony. Red Bull locked up the constructor’s championship last week at t...

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Formula 1 2012: United States Grand Prix - Hamilton wins; Vettel, Alonso carry fight to Brazil

The front two rows of the starting grid for the inaugural US Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas (also the first event at the track itself) consisted of Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull), Lewis Hamilton (McLaren), Mark Webber (Red Bull), and Kimi Raikkonen (Lotus) in positions 1-4 respectively. Webber jumped into P2 at the start, with Alonso moving into P4. Niko Hulkenberg (Force India) ran fifth during Lap 2. Hamilton and Webber battled for P2 throughout Lap 3 and 4, with Hamilton eventually secu...

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Formula 1 2012: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Kimi wins, Vettel +21

Photo: Mark Thompson - Getty Images Europe The race to the championship is well and truly on. Just when it was starting to look like Red Bull, and Sebastian Vettel in particular, was invincible, Lewis Hamilton (McLaren) took pole position in Abu Dhabi, with Mark Webber (Red Bull) lining up second on the grid and Vettel third. At the end of qualifying, however, Vettel was instructed by his engineers to turn his engine off on-track. What they clearly feared was confirmed during post-qualifying ...

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Formula 1 2012: Indian Grand Prix - Vettel goes wire -to-wire for third straight race

Red Bull and Sebastian Vettel are poised to pull away from the pack as the 2012 Formula 1 season nears its climax. The Grand Prix of India marks the third straight race in which Vettel and his teammate Mark Webber start 1-2 on the grid, with Lewis Hamilton (McLaren) holding down third. Vettel won the inaugural Indian Grand Prix last year, leading start-to-finish and setting fastest lap. To win again in 2012 would mark a fourth consecutive victory for the first time in the young German’s al...

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Formula 1 2012: Korean Grand Prix - Red Bull 1-2

Red Bull again! Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel occupied the front row for the start of the Korean Grand Prix, in pole and P2 respectively, marking the second consecutive week Red Bull locked down the front row in qualifying. Lewis Hamilton (McLaren) and Fernando Alonso (Ferrari) started third and fourth respectively. Vettel got Webber at the start, taking P1 before the first corner. Kamui Kobayashi (Sauber) took out Jenson Button (McLaren) during the first lap, with Nico Rosberg (Mercedes) al...

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Formula 1 2012: Japanese Grand Prix - Vettel wins, but Kobayashi steals the show

Just when it looked like Lewis Hamilton (McLaren) was going to make a run at Fernando Alonso (Ferrari), Red Bull had a return to 2011 form, with Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber locking down the first two spots on the grid, unveiling a new double-DRS system in the process. It was Vettel’s fourth pole in four starts at Suzuka. As bad as this might be for Hamilton’s driver’s championship prospects, it’s even worse for McLaren constructor’s hopes, Red Bull entering the...

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Formula 1 2012: Singapore Grand Prix – Role reversal; Vettel wins, Hamilton DNF

McLaren and Williams, two of the great marquees of modern Formula 1, yet two names not often said in the same breath over the past few years. Qualifying for the 2012 Singapore Grand Prix bracketed the two perfectly, however, Lewis Hamilton taking poll for McLaren while Pastor Maldonado drove his Williams to P2. Hamilton’s run was consistent with his recent performances, including both poll and the victory at the Italian Grand Prix two weeks ago. Maldonado’s stood out a little bit mor...

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