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Defining the Word ‘Champion’

by Frank Santoroski                   @seveng1967 As NASCAR prepares for their penultimate race of the season, to be held at Phoenix this coming weekend, there is talk of whether or not the current Chase format will crown a ‘true’ champion. At issue here is the fact that many people seem to have ...

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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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Alexander Rossi Represents USA For Manor F1 At The US Grand Prix At Circuit of the Americas

Drafting the Circuits Formula 1 Report United States Grand Prix By Steve Aibel @steveaibel The United States Grand Prix returns to Austin this week for the 4th United States Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas. With the Constructor’s Championship settled in favor of Mercedes, and Lewis Hamilton looking to ...

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Russian Grand Prix Hopes To Be More Exciting In Year 2

Drafting the Circuits Formula 1 Report Russian Grand Prix Preview By Steve Aibel @steveaibel The Russian Grand Prix will be run on Sunday with Lewis Hamilton working on the final layer of his third driver’s championship. With a 48-point lead over teammate Nico Rosberg, Hamilton can essentially clinch the championship ...

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World Endurance Championship and Tudor United Sportscar Championship Qualify at Lone Star Le Mans

Both WEC and Tudor United Sportscar Championship series qualified for the Lone Star Le Mans on Saturday at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. With the temperatures approaching 97 degrees, the grid took shape in the late afternoon for all series engaging in battle tomorrow. IMSA series GTD drivers ...

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Formula 1 Slings Into Asia For The Singapore Grand Prix

Drafting the Circuits Formula 1 Report Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix Preview By Steve Aibel @steveaibel Lewis Hamilton will chase history this week in Singapore as round 13 of the Formula 1 Championship moves far from Europe to Singapore in Asia. Hamilton currently sits in 4th position all time with ...

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Lewis Hamilton Wins The Italian Grand Prix Continuing To Dominate Formula 1

Drafting the Circuits Formula 1 Report Italian Grand Prix By Steve Aibel @steveaibel Lewis Hamilton took another big step toward his third Formula 1 Driver’s Championship with a win at Monza in the Italian Grand Prix. Hamilton’s dominant victory was his 7th of the season and 40th in his career. ...

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Scott Dixon and the Case for Greatness

Drafting the Circuits by Frank Santoroski         @seveng1967 New Zealand’s Scott Dixon made headlines this past weekend by taking home a fourth Verizon IndyCar Series Championship in spectacular come-from-behind fashion. In the wake of this, there is a lot of talk as to Dixon’s legacy as one of the best ever ...

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F1 Ready To Take On Monza And The Italian Tifosi

Drafting the Circuits Formula 1 Report Monza Preview By Steve Aibel @steveaibel   The Italian motor racing fans, or Tifosi, will take center stage this week as Formula 1 wraps up the European summer segment of the schedule in Italy. Monza is another classic track that has hosted racing since ...

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Justin Wilson 1978-2015

by Frank Santoroski       @seveng1967 Most days, I love being the IndyCar correspondent at Drafting the Circuits, and it’s incredibly easy to write on and on about a number of race-related topics because I love this sport so much, and I’ve been around it as long as I can remember. On ...

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Belgian Grand Prix: Formula 1 Returns From Break At Spa!

Drafting the Circuits Formula 1 Report Summer Break August 17 By Steve Aibel The Formula 1 season will resume this weekend as the paddock returns to action in Belgium at Spa-Francorchamps. Perhaps the most scenic circuit in all of motor racing, this classic and legendary race track blends high and ...

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It’s Always Too Soon…Formula 1 Loses Jules Bianchi

Drafting the Circuits Formula 1 Report Jules Bianchi By Steve Aibel @steveaibel Jules Bianchi died on Friday, July 17th, from injuries sustained in an accident on October 5th, 2014 at the Japanese Grand Prix in Suzuka, Japan. Bianchi battled injuries from a diffuse axonal injury that left him comatose after ...

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Hunter-Reay Returns to Form in Iowa

by Frank Santoroski        @seveng1967 Prior to this weekend, the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season had been absolutely dismal for former Series Champion Ryan Hunter-Reay. Indeed, the entire Andretti AutoSport team is having an uncharacteristic off-season. Carlos Munoz did pull off a surprise win in the rain shortened event in Detroit. ...

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Classic Silverstone Brings Mid-Summer Formula 1 Battle To British Grand Prix

Drafting the Circuits Formula 1 Report Preview British Grand Prix By Steve Aibel @steveaibel The Austrian Grand Prix drew battle lines between Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton. Both have shown strength this season with Hamilton winning 3 of the first 4 races and Rosberg winning 3 of the last 4. ...

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Rahal Wins Wild 500-Miler at Fontana

Drafting the Circuits By Frank Santoroski        @seveng1967  For Graham Rahal, a second win in the Verizon Indycar Series was a long time coming. His first win in the Series came in back in 2008 and he has been shut out of victory lane ever since. That all changed on Saturday ...

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IndyCar: Scott Dixon Takes Texas Win

Drafting the Circuits By Frank Santoroski        @seveng1967 Back in April, I was engaged in a round table conversation with some of my fellow motorsports journalists discussing the Grand Prix of Long Beach. It was Joey Barnes of Tribute Racing who made the comment, “There’s no such thing as an exciting ...

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Storms, Strategy and Surprises: The IndyCar Dual in Detroit

by Frank Santoroski    @seveng1967 Mother Nature played her hand yet again against the Verizon Indycar Series in their bid to stage two races at Belle Isle Park in Detroit, Michigan. A wet race, or a race with changing weather conditions, has an equalizing effect on the field. It magnifies driver’s ...

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Photo Journal From Indianapolis 2015

by Frank Santoroski    @seveng1967 The 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500 as seen through the lenses at DTC There were a number of tributes to team owner, David Letterman, who recently retired from late night television Sebastien Bourdais, sometimes referred to as See-Bass or Kermit The Andretti AutoSport Crew preparing ...

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99th Indy 500 Produces Thrilling Battles on the Ground

by Frank Santoroski    @seveng1967 Early Sunday morning at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, there was a light drizzle in the air. When the sun broke through a bit later, I noticed several people looking towards the sky. The precipitation had caused a circular rainbow to form around the sun. This phenomenon, ...

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Anatomy of a Crisis: Indianapolis Qualifying 2015

by Frank Santoroski    @seveng1967 At the risk of sounding like an old-timer that longs for the return of the ‘good old days’, I will tell you that some of my fondest childhood memories revolve around watching the high drama that once was Indianapolis 500 qualifying. There was so much that ...

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