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Oct 6

IndyCar: Power Holds Off New Championship Leader Dixon To Win Race 2

Will Power holds up the first place trophy along with second place Scott Dixon (L) and third place  James Hinchcliffe(R) after Sunday's Houston Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Will Power holds up the first place trophy along with second place Scott Dixon (L) and third place James Hinchcliffe(R) after Sunday’s Houston Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Scott Dixon took control of the IndyCar championship race when Helio Castroneves suffered his second mechanical failure in two days at the Grand Prix of Houston, where the race ended when Dario Franchitti’s car went airborne into the fence on the final lap.

The accident in Turn 5 happened when the car of four-time IndyCar champion Franchitti launched over Takuma Sato’s and sailed into the fence. Debris was showered into the grandstand from both the cars colliding and the impact with the fence, and Franchitti’s badly damaged car bounced back onto the track. E.J. Viso then hit Sato’s car.

Oct 6

IndyCar: Franchitti Suffers Spinal Fracture, 13 Fans Injured In Houston Crash

Dario Franchitti has been diagnosed with a spinal fracture that will not require surgery, a fracture to the right ankle and a concussion after being involved in a serious crash during Race 2 of the Houston Grand Prix.

Franchitti was battling with Takuma Sato on the final lap when they collided, sending Franchitti airborne and into the catch fence in Turn 5. EJ Viso, who was also involved, managed to miss Franchitti’s destroyed car, but T-boned Sato.

Oct 6

F1: Live Updates! Sunday Korean GP On-Site Coverage

Sebastian Vettel (2nd R), Kimi Raikkonen (L), Romain Grosjean (R) and Red Bull Performance Engineeer Tim Malyon (2nd L) pose on the podium after Sunday's Korean GP. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sebastian Vettel (2nd R), Kimi Raikkonen (L), Romain Grosjean (R) and Red Bull Performance Engineeer Tim Malyon (2nd L) pose on the podium after Sunday’s Korean GP. (Photo: Getty Images)

Another Formula 1 weekend has come and gone, and once again, it’s Red Bull Racing’s Sebastian Vettel taking home the top spot. Although the race may be over, our coverage on SPEED.com is not. Stay tuned for updates from the Korea International Circuit.

 

Alonso Rues Lack Of Ferrari Race Pace

Fernando Alonso drives to a sixth place finish in Sunday's Korean Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Fernando Alonso drives to a sixth place finish in Sunday’s Korean Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Fernando Alonso admits that Ferrari didn’t have its usual race pace in Korea, having already realized after practice that it would be a tough weekend.

Alonso finished sixth at Yeongam, behind Nico Hulkenberg and Lewis Hamilton.

“Normally on Sunday we have a good pace, but here also on Sunday we didn’t have the performance we expected,” he said. “We saw on Friday a little bit, the long runs were not as good as other Grands Prix, and we knew that maybe the race was tough, and unfortunately we confirmed this feeling today. We were not so good at the start, in Turn 3 we lost a position to Nico, and then we were all the race behind Hulkenberg, which obviously also doesn’t help the tires. We didn’t have the pace, but hopefully in Suzuka we can come back to a better one and fight for the podium again.”

Oct 6

MotoGP: Winter Testing Dates Confirmed

Sepang will play host to two MotoGP test sessions in February. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sepang will play host to two MotoGP test sessions in February. (Photo: Getty Images)

After the publishing of the 19-event 2014 MotoGP race calendar on Wednesday, the dates for winter testing have also been revealed.

As has been the case since the end of the 2012 campaign, the new season now officially begins on the day after the season-ending Grand Prix in Valencia. In a further change for 2014, there will be no inclusion of the Moto2 and Moto3 categories in the official Valencia post-race test, but instead three for days for the MotoGP riders from Monday 11th until Wednesday 13th November. Some teams involved in the intermediate and lightweight classes do, however, intend to carry out private test outings at Jerez (14-15 November) and Almeria (26-28 November).

Oct 6

F1: Raikkonen Impresses With Podium Drive In Korea

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Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen drives his car during the Formula One Korean Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Kimi Raikkonen enjoyed another good run to the podium in Korea, the Finn turning ninth on the grid into second place at the flag.

Crucially he got ahead of Lotus teammate Romain Grosjean just after the first safety car restart, and after that, the Frenchman was not able to find a way back past.