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Flashback: The Life and Career of Ronnie Peterson

by Frank Santoroski                     @seveng1967 In the prior 68 seasons of Formula One competition, there are only 33 drivers that can lay claim to the title of World Drivers’ Champion. In order to be crowned champion, a driver must not only possess the talent and determination, but also have the circumstances ...

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25 Years Ago: 1993 in Racing

by Frank Santoroski           @seveng1967  The early 1990s were a golden period for motor racing. In the United States, the PPG Indy Car World Series offered a strong racing platform and a diverse offering of race tracks that attracted former formula one drivers, featured second-generation champions and rising stars that competed ...

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The Halo: Unintended Consequences

by Luis Torres                   @TheLTFiles Let’s face it, we all have mixed opinions about the Halo in Formula 1. Some understand it’s for the sake of safety, and the drivers wanted something to be done for head protection after notable incidents that’s ended ...

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Photo Gallery: 2018 Formula One Launches (Part One)

As the teams of the FIA Formula One World Championship prepare for testing ahead of the 2018 season opener on March 25, the traditional Launch Events are under way. Here are the first of the 2018 cars to be revealed. The Haas F1 VR18   The Williams FW41 The Aston ...

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F1 in the United States: A Brief History

by Frank Santoroski                                      @seveng1967 As the Formula One circus arrives in Austin, Texas to contest the United States Grand Prix at the beautiful Circuit of the Americas, there is a certain significance this year. Formula One is now controlled by the U.S. based Liberty Media Corporation. The Liberty Group is ...

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Preview: Action-Packed Labor Day Race Weekend

by Frank Santoroski  @seveng1967 Labor Day weekend signifies the unofficial end of Summer for many as the school year begins, the temperatures begin to cool and Fall looms just around the corner. Auto racing enthusiasts will have the opportunity to enjoy an action-packed weekend as the three major series will ...

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A Look Back: Forty Plus Years of Action at Long Beach

by Frank Santoroski                            @seveng1967 March 22, 2017: The Verizon IndyCar Series’ 2017 season is now underway, and in just two weeks time the crews will begin unloading for the 43rd annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Situated on Southern California’s Pacific Coast on the border of Orange County and ...

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The Hamilton & Rosberg Battle Takes Hold Of Formula 1

With the Malaysian Grand Prix in the books, Nico Rosberg has a slim 23-point lead over Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton in the wildfire battle that is called the Formula 1 World Championship. Rosberg has put together a Herculean effort post summer break that has pitched him into command of the title ...

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IndyCar: A Candid Discussion With Alexander Rossi

Alexander Rossi’s  journey over the last few years has been nothing short of amazing.  From a Formula 1 reserve driver looking for his big break, to an Indianapolis 500 winner, Rossi has gained the attention of the racing world and been rewarded  for his effort in spades.   I had ...

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A Study in Red, White, and Blue: Patriotic Racing Liveries

As Americans, there are a number of forces that divide us. These may include political ideology, religious beliefs, social status, upbringing, geographic location, or our own opinions on pressing issues. However, many of us are united by national pride, and the belief that we live in the greatest nation on ...

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Historical: The 1977 Long Beach Grand Prix

by Frank Santoroski       @seveng1967 The concept of racing on city streets is as old as motor racing itself, with events like the 24 hours of Le Mans and the Grand Prix of Monaco having graced the racing world since the 1920s. In North America however, street races have a spotty ...

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45 Years Ago: The Questor Grand Prix

by Frank Santoroski                 @seveng1967 Race fans are notorious for passionately arguing about “What if?” scenarios. One of the most common themes found involves pitting the drivers and cars of one series against a different series. Comparisons between Formula One and Indianapolis style racing cars have been discussed for years, and ...

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Formula 1 Opener Creates Thunder Down Under

Nico Rosberg took his 4th consecutive victory at the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.  Rosberg took the final three victories from last season and continued his wining streak in the season opener.  This was his 15th Formula 1 victory and sets the stage for the mega battle that looks to be ...

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The Formula 1 Season Begins In Australia. Welcome To OZ!

There is something about the start of a Formula 1 season that gets the blood flowing.  Starting in the “Land Down Under” makes it that much better.  On Sunday, March 20th, the 2016 race for the World Championship begins anew with some fresh storylines that could make this a season ...

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Formula 1 Season Preview

  With Formula 1 testing complete and Australia just over a week away, there are some observations that can be inferred from the 8 days the teams spent testing in Barcelona. This quick break before the first set of flyaway races gives time to evaluate testing and ask whether the ...

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Can An American Effort Make Its Mark In Formula 1?

  Formula 1 has always been a European based sport, circling the globe, bringing the top echelon of motorsports to fans in all countries. American based teams have been in and out of Formula 1 with no team winning a Constructors Championship. Only Penske, Eagle and Shadow (which has its ...

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Formula 1: The Bulging Mid-Pack Will Create More Teams Scoring Points This Year

2016 Formula 1 Is Set To Take Off And These Storylines Will Dominate The Season!   Last year in Formula 1 there were essentially three classifications of competitor within the paddock. Race Winners: Teams capable of winning races Mercedes and Ferrari Mid-Pack: Teams capable of consistently scoring points Williams, Red ...

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Formula 1: The Battle At The Sharp End Of The Field

2016 Formula 1 Is Set To Take Off And These Storylines Will Dominate The Season! The Battle At The Sharp End Of The Field For the racing aficionado, Formula 1 offers great battles throughout the field if you watch closely. The problem, and it’s a big one, is the closest ...

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2016 Formula 1 Is Set To Take Off: These Three Story-lines Will Dominate The Season!

In just over one month, the 2016 Formula 1 campaign will begin anew. Eleven teams will compete across the globe in what is a travelling exhibit of explosive firepower and technology. Unbridled racing as it should be! As the excitement builds toward the first race in Australia on March 20th, there are ...

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Rosberg Ripper in Abu Dhabi F1 Finale

Drafting the Circuits Formula 1 Report Abu Dhabi Review By Steve Aibel/Drafting The Circuits/F1Racing Plus @steveaibel Nico Rosberg collected his 3rd win on the trot, winning the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix over teammate Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen. Rosberg also took pole position for the 6th time in a ...

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