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What do I expect for the coming Formula One season, after watching the first winter pre-season tests? The unexpected.
Some unfinished sagas are idling as the car-racing winter off-season reaches its midpoint.
2012 was a marathon for those of us following the race. It took its toll. And just when it seemed it was over, a mini-controversy arose.
There were two double world champions vying for the record of the youngest triple world champion. But in the end, it was the younger of the two, Sebastian Vettel, who took the record.
It is rare that the spotlight goes to the drivers who qualified in fourth and eighth position but that's where the two championship contenders, Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso, will have a big battle on Sunday. Fourteenth? Michael Schumacher, in his last race of his career.
The Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday is not only the last race of Formula One's longest season ever, it will also write history, as it decides which of two drivers will become the youngest triple world champion. Read more »
The inaugural United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas was a resounding success in just about every way -- but especially in the track and the racing itself.
Formula One has tried and tried again to find a permanent home for the United States Grand Prix. Finally, it has settled on what might seem like the weirdest place: Austin, Texas.
Kimi Raikkonen has truly returned after two years away from Formula One, winning the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The big story on Sunday was the reduction of the championship contenders to just two, but Raikkonen's sharp tongue provided the most entertaining story.
Formula One is often accused of neglecting its fans and being racing for the rich. But thanks to an independent initiative called F1 FanZone, in recent years certain race venues have brought the circuit's excitement into the city streets. A reminder that sport is all about fun.
As Sebastian Vettel adds victory to victory and gains confidence, Fernando Alonso, his main competition for the title, continues his game of bluff.
A dust up between India and Italy over the fate of two Italian marines, two Indian fishermen and the Ferrari team.
It was starting to look like business as usual at the Korean Grand Prix as the Red Bull cars of Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel finished first and second in qualifying. It also looked like almost no business at the circuit on the southern tip of South Korea as few spectators attended the preliminary sessions.
Fernando Alonso of Ferrari crashed out of the Japanese Grand Prix and his main challengers all scored points, leaving the winner, Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull, just four points behind Alonso in the driver championships. But the star of the day was the Japanese driver Kamui Kobayashi, who finished third in his Sauber.
Michael Schumacher announced his second retirement from racing, and many people think his comeback has been a failure. But the German driver seems to have succeeded in another way, off track.
Sebastian Vettel won the race in Singapore, but Fernando Alonso, by finishing third, proved once again how important consistency is in the 2012 race for the drivers' title.
Formula One drivers arrived in Singapore to take part in the series' only night race, and it felt during the press meetings as if the night-hours had made some of them drop their usual barriers to expressing their skepticism toward the media.
Professor Sid Watkins, responsible for saving lives in Formula One racing, has died at the age of 84. The tributes have flooded in from all corners of the F1 world.
Lewis Hamilton drove his McLaren Mercedes to a dominating victory at the Italian Grand Prix, and the race was full of other interesting plots and angles as well, which befits the current Formula One season.
Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button were the fastest drivers during qualifying on Saturday for the Italian Grand Prix. The relatively flat course at Monza, unlike the wet, hilly and sometimes scary track at Spa last week, is the fastest of the season.