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Nov 18

F1: Nico Hulkenberg Still In Consideration For Lotus, Sauber And Others

F1 Grand Prix of USA

Nico Hulkenberg of Germany and Sauber F1 drives during qualifying for the United States Formula One Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Nico Hulkenberg is still the big player at the tail-end of the 2014 driver ‘silly season’.

Actually, as recently as Sunday in the Austin paddock, most insiders now expected that Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado’s PDVSA millions had resulted in a done deal for the most competitive race seat still vacant on next year’s grid.

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Nov 18

Video: Madman Adrian Cenni Pulls Off First Ever Barrel Roll

pulled off the first flat ground to flat ground 360-degree barrel roll this past weekend in front of a live audience at a pre-race event in Ensenada, Mexico.

“The Wildman” used a specially designed two-part ramp to complete the feat. The first part was a launch ramp that sent the Pro 4 truck airborne, while the second part – only on the left side – initiated the barrel roll.

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Nov 17

F1: Webber On Podium As Final Race Beckons

Mark Webber celebrates after finishing third in the United States Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

celebrates after finishing third in the United States Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Mark Webber showed he has lost none of his fight by finishing third in his penultimate start in Austin.

Webber had another bad first corner, dropping to fourth from his second starting spot, but after overtaking Lewis Hamilton he chased to the flag.

“I was very happy with how I drove today,” said Webber. “I got a very good start. You want to be on the outside for Turn 1 but Romain was already there. I think I made a very good start from the left-hand side, which is not the easiest here, so we did what we could. Lewis also was on the outside for clean braking, so I had to be a little bit careful with Seb on the inside. And then you’ve got to clear people, and you know when you’ve got to clear people you use tires, you use everything up.

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Nov 17

F1: Bottas Earns First World Championship Points In Austin

Valtteri Bottas drives to an eighth-place finish in the United States Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

drives to an eighth-place finish in the United States Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Valtteri Bottas scored his first points in after finishing eighth in the United States Grand Prix.

The Williams driver enjoyed a successful weekend in Austin, making it into Q3 for only the second time this season. Then from ninth on the grid, Bottas made an impressive start and managed his tires to score four World Championship points, moving him ahead of teammate – who only has one point to his name as a result of a 10th-place finish in Hungary.

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Nov 17

F1: Grosjean Played Cat And Mouse Game To Achieve Second In Austin

Romain Grosjean sports a cowboy hat while talking with the media in Austin. (Photo: Getty Images)

sports a cowboy hat while talking with the media in Austin. (Photo: Getty Images)

Romain Grosjean continued his run of strong results with a superb second in Austin, having got ahead of at the start and survived intense pressure from the Australian in the closing laps.

It was Grosjean’s fourth podium in five races, but his first second place of the season.

“I think the strategy was pretty clear,” he said of his efforts to stay in front. “We were copying what Mark was doing. When he was pitting for hard tires, we pitted for hard tires, if he was pitting for prime or option. Then in the race I was just trying to make as much gap as I could before the DRS zone, so turns eight and nine are pretty hard to follow another car.

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