Nov 17

F1: Sights And Sounds From The United States Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel has already clinched his fourth F1 World Championship, but can he finally conquer Circuit of The Americas? (Photo: Getty Images)

has already clinched his fourth F1 World Championship, but can he finally conquer ? (Photo: Getty Images)

Good afternoon and welcome to Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas.

We will bring you inside the paddock before today’s United States Grand Prix, which has a scheduled start time of 2 p.m. ET.

 

2:00 p.m. ET – We are just minutes from the lights going out. Enjoy the race!

 

1:55 p.m. ET – Final preparations underway. Today’s race is scheduled for 56 laps around the 3.427-mile circuit.

 

1:45 p.m. ET – Pit lane is open!

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Nov 16

Kurt Caselli Killed In Baja 1000 Crash

(Photo: KTM Racing)

(Photo: KTM Racing)

Off-road racing legend passed away Friday from serious head injuries suffered in a crash during the Baja 1000 race in Mexico.

According to a statement issued by SCORE International – the racing sanctioning body behind the event – the crash occurred at 4:30 p.m. PT when Caselli was leading in the late stages of the 883.1-mile race.

Caselli’s KTM team, who have now recovered the bike, discovered traces on the machine that indicate he had collided with some small animal, which apparently caused the crash.

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Nov 16

BJ Baldwin Powers To Second Consecutive Baja 1000 Victory

BJ Baldwin powered to his second consecutive Baja 1000 victory. (Photo: BJBaldwin97.com)

powered to his second consecutive victory. (Photo: BJBaldwin97.com)

BJ Baldwin put on an Iron Man-esque performance to win the 46th annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000.

Baldwin completed the 883.1-mile loop course in 28 hours and 34 minutes to earn his second straight Baja 1000 victory and the 2013 Trophy Truck Championship.

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Nov 16

F1: Vettel Quickest Again In Third And Final Austin Practice

Sebastian Vettel prepares to drive in the third and final practice session at Circuit of The Americas. (Photo: Getty Images)

prepares to drive in the third and final practice session at . (Photo: Getty Images)

Sebastian Vettel again set the fastest time in the third and final practice session at Circuit of The Americas, leading teammate in a repeat performance of yesterday’s second practice.

Vettel, who will attempt to capture his eighth pole of the season later in qualifying, set a fastest time of 1:36.733 on the option tires. Webber was 0.203 seconds off the pace in second with defending race winner down in third.

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Nov 15

F1: Hamilton Unveils Michael Jackson-Themed Helmet For Austin Race

A look at Lewis Hamilton's Michael Jackson-themed helmet. (Photo: Twitter - @JasonFowlerJLF)

A look at ’s Michael Jackson-themed helmet. (Photo: Twitter – @JasonFowlerJLF)

Lewis Hamilton is ditching his traditional yellow helmet this weekend for a Michael Jackson-inspired lid.

The 2008 World Champion used Twitter to debut his new look, stating: “For the Austin race, I wanted to dedicate this helmet to my favourite artist MJ.”

On the top, it features a photo of the late King of Pop with a personalized message that says “we’ll always love you” on one side and “rest in peace MJ” on the other.

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