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Nov 15

F1: Vettel Leads Red Bull Racing 1-2 In Second USGP Practice

Sebastian Vettel drives during practice for the United States Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

drives during practice for the United States Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel served notice Friday he has every intention of going after a victory that eluded him last year and perhaps set a couple of records are still within reach during his remarkable season.

Vettel posted the fastest time in the day’s two practice sessions at the U.S. Grand Prix, driving the in 1 minute, 37.305 seconds, topping teammate for a 1-2 start for Red Bull on the first day of driving.

It was quite a turnaround from the morning for Vettel, who finished a leisurely 18th in the first practice that was delayed by fog, then stopped and ultimately shortened to about half of its scheduled 90 minutes.

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Nov 15

F1: Alonso Fastest In First USGP Practice

Fernando Alonso drives during first practice at Circuit of The Americas. (Photo: Getty Images)

drives during first practice at . (Photo: Getty Images)

’s Fernando Alonso posted the fastest time in the first practice session at the United States Grand Prix, followed closely by McLaren’s in a session first delayed by fog and then interrupted and shortened because the medical helicopter was late to arrive.

Alonso drove the Circuit of the Americas in 1 minute, 38.343 seconds. That was 0.0028 seconds faster than Button.

Red Bull’s , who is chasing a record eighth consecutive victory in a single season, was 18th at 1:40.662.

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Nov 7

F1: German Report Suggests Raikkonen May Regret Ferrari Return

F1: German Report Suggests Raikkonen May Regret Return To Ferrari

of Finland and retires from the race on lap one of the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Kimi Raikkonen might already be regretting his impending return to , according to a pundit.

The Finn had a particularly bad-tempered weekend in Abu Dhabi, starting with his no-show on Thursday and ending with a rare first-lap crash and rapid return to the airport in flip-flops.

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Nov 6

F1: Massa Relaxed Since Being Dropped By Ferarri

Felipe Massa Is Relaxed Since Being Dropped By Ferarri

of Brazil and attends the drivers parade before the Abu Dhabi GP. (Photo: Getty Images)

Felipe Massa says he’s been a lot more relaxed since it was confirmed that he would be leaving Ferrari at the end of the season.

Massa has outqualified five times in the past six races.

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Nov 4

F1: Alonso Says Fifth-Place Finish A Result Of Damage Limitation

F1: Alonso Says, Fifth Place Finish Was Result Of Damage Limitation

’s Spanish driver drives during the qualifying session at the Yas Marina circuit. (Photo: Getty Images)

Fernando Alonso says that fifth place was the best he could have achieved in Abu Dhabi, and the result was good damage limitation given Ferrari’s lack of pace during the weekend.

“I think I did my maximum,” he said on Sunday night. “The car in front was 20 seconds ahead. It’s true that I lost a little bit of time with the traffic, but 20 seconds is a lot of time, but we didn’t have the pace to be in the top four. And top five is the maximum. We have one Mercedes in front, one behind.

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