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[19 Nov 2012 | Comments Off | Posted By:Dileep|]
2012 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix

Winner – Lewis Hamilton. Team – McLaren-Mercedes. Laps – 56. Time – 1:35:55.269.

Formula 1 racing has visited the American shores once again, after a brief hiatus. And, Lewis Hamilton got another race win with McLaren Mercedes, before he moves to the Mercedes works team next year. Sebastian Vettel was only 0.6 seconds behind him at the chequered flag. Ferrari tried all the tricks in the book (and a few from outside it), as they tried to beat Vettel. But, all that Alonso could manage was to finish P3. He’ll now need a very good result in Brazil and Vettel needs to have a very poor race in Brazil, if the German is to be beaten in the Championship. Looks like Alonso’s efforts might again prove to be in-adequate to stop the defending champion from winning his third consecutive World Championship.

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[12 Nov 2012 | Comments Off | Posted By:Dileep|]
GP Generali De La Comunitat Valenciana 2012

Winner – Dani Pedrosa. Team – Repsol Honda Team. Time – 48’23.819.
He might have lost the World Championship, but Dani Pedrosa didn’t look like he lacked any motivation here at Valencia. Moreover, he looked like he wanted to right that one mistake he made in Australia, as he set about shattering his competition while winning by a huge margin of 37 seconds. Yamaha’s replacement rider Katsuyuki Nakasuga claimed the second place, and Casey Stoner made sure that he finished on the podium on his last MotoGP race. It was a good …

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[5 Nov 2012 | Comments Off | Posted By:Dileep|]
2012 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Winner – Kimi Räikkönen. Team – Lotus-Renault. Laps – 55. Time – 1:45:58.667.

After looking likely to win a race all season-long, they have finally managed one at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Kimi Räikkönen and Lotus-Renault. Yes, luck did have a role to play in it as the race leader Lewis Hamilton retired mid-way through handing the lead to Kimi. But, he sure was there at the right place at the right time. He even managed to up his pace towards the end, as Fernando Alonso tried to put him under some pressure. But, the real hero of the evening was Sebastian Vettel who climbed all the way from last on the starting grid, to finish on the podium. Even if not for anything else, he does deserve the 2012 championship for this drive.

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[29 Oct 2012 | Comments Off | Posted By:Dileep|]
2012 Formula 1 Airtel Indian Grand Prix

Winner – Sebastian Vettel. Team – Red Bull Racing-Renault. Laps – 60. Time – 1:31:10.744.

Sebastian Vettel won his fourth race in a row, as he has ensured he has one hand on the 2012 Drivers’ World Championship already. But, Fernando Alonso might not quite agree with that opinion, and he managed to finish next-best. But if he has to win the Championship, he’ll have to beat Vettel in the coming races. Mark Webber was the P3 finisher. Fourth and fifth were the McLaren pair – Lewis Hamilton ahead of Jenson Button. Felippe Massa finished sixth.

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[29 Oct 2012 | Comments Off | Posted By:Dileep|]
Airasia Australian Grand Prix 2012

Winner – Casey Stoner. Team – Repsol Honda Team. Time – 41’01.324.

Casey Stoner was ready for one final encore, before he hangs up his MotoGP racing helmet at the end of the year. As always, he was in dominating form at his home circuit in Phillip Island, Australia. And, we have the official confirmation on the 2012 MotoGP World Champion – it is Jorge Lorenzo for Yamaha Factory Racing team. He came up with yet another 2nd place finish, while main championship rival went down in a crash while fighting for the race lead. Cal Crutchlow took the third step on the podium for Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Team, and his team mate Andre Dovizioso followed him home.

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