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Approaching a Half-Century of Racing: The Long Beach Grand Prix

by Frank Santoroski          @seveng1967 The NTT IndyCar Series’ 2019 season is solidly underway with three different winners from three different teams. This weekend, the crews will begin unloading for the Grand Prix of Long Beach. Situated on Southern California’s Pacific Coast on the border of Orange County and Los Angeles ...

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Gone, But Not Forgotten: Former U.S. Racing Venues

by Frank Santoroski           @seveng1967   The thought of having automobiles race against one another was conceived almost immediately after the invention of the automobile. Early races were often contested over considerable distances, traveling from one city to another utilizing existing travel routes as a means to show the durability of the ...

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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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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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Podcast: Drafting The Circuits: December 8, 2016

Drafting The Circuits Podcast

Join the DTC Panel as they give their final thoughts of the 2016 NASCAR, IndyCar and Formula One seasons. Joining DTC – Guest hosts Joey Barnes, Chris DeHarde and Seth Eggert of Motorsports Tribune

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Podcast: Drafting the Circuits: Dec. 1, 2016

Join Frank Santoroski, Gray Warren & Steve Aibel to discuss the world of racing as the seasons begins to wind down heading into their two hour finale for next week.

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Podcast: Drafting The Circuits: October 20, 2016

Drafting The Circuits Podcast

The DTC crew talk “Everything Racing” with guest host Joey Barnes of Motorsports Tribune –

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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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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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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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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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Formula 1: Let’s Move to a NASCAR Style Playoff And Soon!

Drafting the Circuits Formula 1 Report F1 Should Move Toward a NASCAR Chase Style Playoff Ending In Abu Dhabi  By Steve Aibel/Drafting The Circuits/F1Racing Plus @steveaibel 3-time champion Lewis Hamilton brought an international presence to the NASCAR finale in Miami last weekend. Hamilton visited Jeff Gordon during the pitwalk and driver ...

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Rosberg Rolling in Brazil Grabbing His Second Win In A Row

Drafting the Circuits Formula 1 Report Brazilian Grand Prix By Steve Aibel/Drafting The Circuits/F1Racing Plus Nico Rosberg won his second race in a row at the Brazilian Grand Prix. The win was the 13th in his Formula 1 career and replicated the win he had last year in Sao Paolo. ...

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Rosberg Rides Momentum to Brazil

Drafting the Circuits Formula 1 Report Brazil Preview Grand Prix By Steve Aibel/Drafting The Circuits/F1Racing Plus @steveaibel As Formula 1 moves into the final two rounds of the season, both championships have been decided in favor of the dominant Mercedes organization. With Nico Rosberg taking the win in Mexico, we ...

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Formula Fiesta For Rosberg In Mexico

Drafting the Circuits Formula 1 Report Mexico Grand Prix By Steve Aibel/Drafting The Circuits/F1Racing Plus @steveaibel Nico Rosberg took his 4th Grand Prix victory of the season with a convincing win over 3-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton. Valtteri Bottas took the third and final podium position in what was a ...

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