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Nov 17

F1: Bottas Earns First World Championship Points In Austin

Valtteri Bottas drives to an eighth-place finish in the United States Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Valtteri Bottas drives to an eighth-place finish in the United States Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Valtteri Bottas scored his first points in Formula 1 after finishing eighth in the United States Grand Prix.

The Williams driver enjoyed a successful weekend in Austin, making it into Q3 for only the second time this season. Then from ninth on the grid, Bottas made an impressive start and managed his tires to score four World Championship points, moving him ahead of teammate Pastor Maldonado – who only has one point to his name as a result of a 10th-place finish in Hungary.

Nov 17

F1: Grosjean Played Cat And Mouse Game To Achieve Second In Austin

Romain Grosjean sports a cowboy hat while talking with the media in Austin. (Photo: Getty Images)

Romain Grosjean sports a cowboy hat while talking with the media in Austin. (Photo: Getty Images)

Romain Grosjean continued his run of strong results with a superb second in Austin, having got ahead of Mark Webber at the start and survived intense pressure from the Australian in the closing laps.

It was Grosjean’s fourth podium in five races, but his first second place of the season.

“I think the strategy was pretty clear,” he said of his efforts to stay in front. “We were copying what Mark was doing. When he was pitting for hard tires, we pitted for hard tires, if he was pitting for prime or option. Then in the race I was just trying to make as much gap as I could before the DRS zone, so turns eight and nine are pretty hard to follow another car.

Nov 17

F1: Vettel Reflects On Historic USGP Victory

Sebastian Vettel celebrates after winning the United States Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sebastian Vettel celebrates after winning the United States Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sebastian Vettel has set a lot of records over his Formula 1 career, and in Austin today he achieved another landmark when he beat Michael Schumacher’s record to become the first man to win eight straight races in a single season.

Alberto Ascari won nine times over 1952-’53, but nobody had won more than seven in a single season.

“I think it’s one of those records that you never expect to be beaten, so it’s very difficult to find the right words,” said Vettel. “I didn’t really answer the questions the last couple of days because at the end of the day what makes me jump into the car is not a certain number.

Nov 17

IndyCar: Franchitti’s Vacated Seat Could Be Filled By Kanaan

Tony Kanaan (right) could drive the No. 10 Target-sponsored car recently vacated when Dario Franchitti (left) was forced to retire. (Photo: Getty Images)

Tony Kanaan (right) could drive the No. 10 Target-sponsored car recently vacated when Dario Franchitti (left) was forced to retire. (Photo: Getty Images)

IndyCar driver Tony Kanaan showed up at NASCAR’s season finale wearing a red Target hat.

It may have been a show of support.

It also may have been a sign of things to come.

Kanaan, a Miami native, spent time with car owner Chip Ganassi as well as close friend Juan Pablo Montoya at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday. But Kanaan offered no insight into what changes might happen at Target Chip Ganassi Racing in the coming weeks.