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Oct 25

F1: Williams Fined €60,000 For Unsafe Release

Pastor Maldonado's car is lifted off the track during FP2. (Photo: Getty Images)

’s car is removed from the track during FP2. (Photo: Getty Images)

Williams has been fined €60,000 ($82,799.96) by the FIA for an unsafe release of Pastor Maldonado in Free Practice 2 in India.

A wheel nut came loose and rolled across the track after the Venezuelan left the pits. However the wheel – the right front – was retained, and he continued on before finally stopping close to the pit entry.

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Oct 25

F1: Maldonado Denies Involvement In Currency Exchange Scandal

Pastor Maldonado talks with the media ahead of this weekend's Indian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

talks with the media ahead of this weekend’s Indian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Formula One driver Pastor Maldonado denied any involvement in a currency exchange scandal that has implicated motorsports athletes from his native Venezuela.

Speaking ahead of the Indian Grand Prix on Friday, Maldonado said he supports his government’s investigations and is “really looking forward to getting some news on this.”

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Oct 25

MotoGP: Bad Weather Leads To Cancellation Of All Friday Practices

Heavy fog and persistent rain put a damper on MotoGP proceedings at Twin Ring Motegi. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

Heavy fog and persistent rain put a damper on proceedings at Twin Ring Motegi. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

Friday’s MotoGP practice sessions have been cancelled due to low levels of visibility at Twin Ring Motegi in Japan.

The program was originally set to kick off with Moto3, but because of the thick fog, medical helicopters could not be operated safely.

MotoGP Sporting Code states that a medical helicopter must be available at the circuit at all times.

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Oct 25

What To Watch: Your Weekend Racing Schedule

MotoGP heads to Twin Ring Motegi this weekend for the penultimate round of the 2013 championship. (Photo: Getty Images)

heads to Twin Ring Motegi this weekend for the penultimate round of the 2013 championship. (Photo: Getty Images)

Friday, October 25

All Day – ADAC GT Masters | Hockenheim Race 1 (www.Speed2.com)

12:30 a.m. –  | India GP P1

4:30 a.m. – Formula 1 | India GP P2

Saturday, October 26

All Day – ADAC GT Masters | Hockenheim Race 2 (www.Speed2.com)

12:30 a.m. –  | Japan GP P4/Qualifying (www.Speed2.com) *Streaming

1:30 a.m. – Formula 1 | India GP P2

4:30 a.m. – Formula 1 | India GP Qualifying 

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Oct 25

F1: Vettel On Top After Friday Practices In India

Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel drives during the first practice session at The Buddh International Circuit. (Photo: Getty Images)

Red Bull driver drives during the first practice session at The Buddh International Circuit. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sebastian Vettel drove 35 flawless laps in the second practice session Friday to edge Red Bull teammate for the quickest time ahead of Sunday’s Indian Grand Prix.

Vettel recorded 1 minute, 25.722 seconds on soft tires for his best lap on the Buddh International Circuit, .289 faster than Webber and almost a second quicker than his time of 1:26.683 in the first session.

Vettel, who has won both previous races from pole, can win his fourth straight world title by placing fifth or better on Sunday.

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