Alvaro Bautista matched his best finish of the season so far by coming home fourth in Sunday’s Air Asia Grand Prix of Japan, equaling his results of Laguna Seca and MotorLand Aragón.Alvaro Bautista, Japanese GP, MotoGP, Stefan Bradl
Sebastian Vettel has been given a reprimand by the FIA after his tire smoking donut display after the Indian GP.
Officially, it was for failing to proceed straight to parc ferme after the checkered flag ‘without unnecessary delay.’
In addition, Red Bull Racing was fined €25,000 ($34,517.51) for failing to sufficiently ensure by radio that he went to parc ferme.Formula 1, Indian GP, Red Bull Racing, Sebastian Vettel
Marc Marquez has once again failed to wrap up the 2013 MotoGP World Championship, and will now look to capture the title in two weeks time at Valencia.
Marquez needed to outscore eventual race winner Jorge Lorenzo by eight points in Sunday’s Japanese Grand Prix to clinch the title, but the Repsol Honda ace was unable to do so. Instead, Marquez finished second to Lorenzo, decreasing his championship lead to only 13 points with one race remaining in the season.
The 20-year-old struggled to keep pace with fellow Spaniard Lorenzo, and acknowledged that it was better to settle for second rather than crash out while vying for the win.Alex Marquez, Japanese GP, Jorge Lorenzo, Marc Marquez, MotoGP
One day, Sebastian Vettel says this will all sink in. Right now, he’s still too young to appreciate his fourth straight Formula One championship.
The 26-year-old Red Bull driver won the Indian Grand Prix from the pole Sunday with a clinical ride. He became the third driver to win four consecutive F1 championships, joining Juan Manuel Fangio and Michael Schumacher. Vettel is also the youngest four-time world champion by eight years.
“I’m way too young to understand what it means,” he said. “I might be 60 one day, maybe then I will understand, but nobody cares anymore. I care. It’s difficult to realize something that nobody can take away from you.”Fernando Alonso, Formula 1, Indian GP, Kimi Raikkonen, Lewis Hamilton, Mark Webber, Nico Rosberg, Romain Grosjean, Sebastian Vettel
Jorge Lorenzo has triumphed for the seventh time in 2013, winning Sunday’s AirAsia Grand Prix of Japan. The Yamaha Factory Racing rider fought off a stiff challenge from Repsol Honda Team’s Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa to ensure that the MotoGP title battle goes down to the wire for the first time since 2006.
Providing a truly unpredictable end to the late-season triple-header, the Motegi weekend was very much shaken up by inclement weather conditions; this led to the cancellation of all track action on Friday as well as heavy modifications to the Saturday agenda. Ironically, Sunday’s race took place under clear blue skies in Japan.Alvaro Bautista, Dani Pedrosa, Japanese GP, Jorge Lorenzo, Marc Marquez, MotoGP, Valentino Rossi