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Formula 1 2013: Chinese Grand Prix - Alonso wins, Raikkonen P2

  Photo: AFP Lewis Hamilton won his first pole since moving to Mercedes during the off-season, joined on the front row by Kimi Raikkonen (Lotus). Fernando Alonso (Ferrari) and Nico Rosberg (Mercedes) qualified third and fourth respectively. Tire wear was a theme throughout practice and qualifying, with the soft option tires degrading in as quickly as 3 laps but being substantially faster when new. This wear rate saw both Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull, P9) and Jenson Button (McLaren, P8) go o...

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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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Grand-Am 2013: Pruett, Montoya power BMW to Rolex 24 win

The Rolex Grand-Am Series got off to a great start this weekend at Daytona International Speedway. After 24 hours of racing, three cars from three different makers remained in contention to win in a class (DP) piloted by stars, including champions, not just from Grand-Am but NASCAR, IndyCar, LeMans, DTM, and formerly Formula 1 and Australian V8 Supercars. In the end, Scott Pruett tied Hurley Haywood’s record with his fifth overall victory as Juan Pablo Montoya crossed the finish line in t...

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Grand-Am 2013: Barrichello, Kanaan, Tracy; Brits and Scots; Audi

The 2013 Grand-Am season starts at the end of the month with the 51st Rolex 24 At Daytona and the field is shaping up to be one of the best ever in terms of both drivers and cars. Most recently, Rubens Barrichello, Tony Kanaan, and Paul Tracy have signed on to participate, starting with this weekend’s Roar Before the Rolex 24, the final 3-day test before the race itself. Barrichello and Kanaan are part of a two-car GT entry filed by Dener Motorsport, and will co-drive the team’s No...

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GonzoGeek's Top 10 Posts of 2012

Taking a look back at the year that was in GonzoGeekery

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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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