Sebastien Ogier is on course to finish his title-winning world rally campaign with another victory after taking a 20.1-second lead after two days of the season-ending Wales Rally GB.Jari-Matti Latvala, Sebastien Ogier, Sports Cars, Thierry Neuville, Wales Rally GB, WRC
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 Circuit of the Americas in 1 minute, 37.305 seconds, topping teammate Mark Webber 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.Circuit of the Americas, Fernando Alonso, Formula 1, Jenson Button, Mark Webber, Nico Rosberg, Sebastian Vettel, USGP
Lotus has confirmed that Kimi Raikkonen underwent a successful operation Thursday, and is now starting the recovery process.
A short statement said: “As planned, Kimi Raikkonen underwent back surgery yesterday at The University Hospital of Strasbourg. Lotus F1 Team is happy to report that the operation was totally successful, according to Professor Afshin Gangi.Formula 1, Kimi Raikkonen, Lotus
Target Chip Ganassi Racing announced Thursday that Dario Franchitti will no longer compete in motor sports racing, citing injuries he suffered in a crash Oct. 6.
Franchitti suffered two spinal fractures, a fractured right ankle and a concussion in a vicious crash at the Houston Grand Prix where his car went airborne and into a catchfence.
Since the crash, Franchitti has been under the care of doctors and nurses who have advised the 40-year-old Scotsman to step away from racing. The doctors pinpointed an increased risk of re-injury to Franchitti’s head and spine, which could affect his future health.Dario Franchitti, IndyCar
The culture of partying, VIP’s, and all-night festivities have always been an attractive part of Formula 1. The countless special events taking place this weekend in Austin will be no exception. With the beginning of on-track practice, we want to give you a preview of what to expect as the sun goes down.
Enjoy this photo gallery of F1 night life!