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Nov 2

F1: Alexander Rossi Becomes First American To Claim GP2 Win

Alexander Rossi celebrates after winning his first career GP2 race. (Photo: GP2 Series)

Alexander Rossi celebrates after winning his first career GP2 race. (Photo: GP2 Series)

Alexander Rossi powered to his maiden GP2 victory Saturday at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, becoming the first American to score a win in the F1 feeder series.

Rossi, who is trying to become the first American to compete in F1 since Scott Speed in 2007, converted his first career pole into spectacular race form, besting Britain’s Jolyon Palmer and Sweden’s Marcus Ericsson in the 29-lap feature.

Nov 2

F1: Webber Blasts To Pole At Yas Marina Circuit, Vettel Second

Mark Webber drives during qualifying for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Mark Webber drives during qualifying for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Mark Webber beat Red Bull teammate Sebastian Vettel’s time right at the end of qualifying Saturday to take pole position for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

The veteran Australian is competing in his final season in Formula One and still looking for his first win of 2013. He will look to end Vettel’s run of six straight race wins on Sunday.

The 37-year-old Webber got his second pole from the past three races and 13th of his career.

Nov 2

F1: Pirelli To Start 2014 Tire Testing At Brazilian Grand Prix

Pirelli expects a little bit of early testing to take place during the first practice session at the Brazil finale. (Photo: Getty Images)

Pirelli expects a little bit of early testing to take place during the first practice session at the Brazil finale. (Photo: Getty Images)

Pirelli will take some of next year’s development tires to the season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix to give teams an early look at them.

Pirelli motorsport director Paul Hembery expects a little bit of early testing to take place during the first practice session at Interlagos at the end of this month.

Nov 2

F1: Vettel Leads Red Bull 1-2 In Third And Final Abu Dhabi Practice

Sebastian Vettel competes during the third practice session at Yas Marina Circuit. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sebastian Vettel competes during the third practice session at Yas Marina Circuit. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sebastian Vettel again posted the fastest time in the third and final practice session of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and will go for his eighth pole position of the season later Saturday.

In a repeat of the top three places from Friday’s second practice run, the German driver beat his Red Bull teammate Mark Webber and Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton.

Nov 1

F1: Kvyat Is The Real Deal, Says Toro Rosso Boss

Daniil Kvyat will drive for Scuderia Toro Rosso in 2014. (Photo: Getty Images)

Daniil Kvyat will drive for Scuderia Toro Rosso in 2014. (Photo: Getty Images)

Scuderia Toro Rosso boss Franz Tost is adamant that new signee Daniil Kvyat is the real deal, in the light of his good form in GP3 and F3 this year.

The Russian will start his learning process by driving in FP1 in Austin and Interlagos.

“We will have a test with him next week to get the Super License,” said Tost on Friday. “Afterwards, he will go out on Friday in America and in Sao Paulo, and of course we will have winter time, where he has to do a lot of work with physical training, mental training, then working on the simulator to prepare him as good as possible for the next season.”