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Oct 28

Formula 1: Alonso Was Left Struggling After First Lap Contact

Formula 1: Alonso Was Left Struggling After First Lap Contact

Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso of Spain negotiates a turn at The Buddh International Circuit. (Photo: Getty Images)

Fernando Alonso’s hopes of a decent result in the Indian GP were over at the first corner after he hit the rear of Mark Webber – ironically the other front-running driver who took a gamble on qualifying on the medium tire.

Alonso also hit Jenson Button on the first lap. A second lap stop for a new nose then ruined his strategy and left him struggling to catch up. He eventually finished 11th.

Oct 27

MotoGP: Lorenzo Hails Motegi Performance As One Of His Best

Jorge Lorenzo celebrates after winning the Japanese Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Jorge Lorenzo celebrates after winning the Japanese Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Jorge Lorenzo stopped just short of calling it a perfect race but this is as good as it gets.

Lorenzo’s brilliantly conceived and “close to perfect” victory in Sunday’s Japanese Grand Prix has triggered a last race showdown for the 2013 MotoGP World Championship.

After gambling on a soft tire choice, Lorenzo hammered out 24 laps in a masterclass of front-running pace to pile the pressure on his title rival Marc Marquez with just one race remaining.

Oct 27

WRC: Ogier Pulls Off Dramatic Comeback To Win Rally Of Spain

Sebastien Ogier starts the Rally of Catalunya in front of the Cathedral of Barcelona. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sebastien Ogier starts the Rally of Catalunya in front of the Cathedral of Barcelona. (Photo: Getty Images)

World champion Sebastien Ogier won the Rally of Spain on Sunday after coming from behind on the third and final day.

The French driver entered the last leg — run on gravel after two days of asphalt — in fourth place, 46.5 seconds behind Volkswagen Polo teammate and pacesetter Jari-Matti Latvala after being slowed down by a damaged wheel on Saturday.

Oct 27

F1: Vettel Opens Up After Winning ‘Difficult’ Championship

Sebastian Vettel became the youngest driver to win four Formula 1 world titles. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sebastian Vettel became the youngest driver to win four Formula 1 world titles. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sebastian Vettel made his emotions clear by performing donuts in front of the grandstand after his victory in the Indian GP finally confirmed him as World Champion for the fourth time.

Vettel joins Alain Prost, Juan Manuel Fangio and Michael Schumacher in the elite group of drivers who have won four or more titles, and only the latter pair have won four in a row.

After his win he spoke at length about his feelings.

Oct 27

Crash Happy: Moto2, Moto3 Riders Slam Hard At Motegi

Sunday action at the tricky Twin Ring Motegi circuit in Motegi, Japan was jumpstarted by a wild Moto3 race, which saw major drama unfold on the very first lap.

While racing for a spot in the top-five, championship leader Luis Salom was caught up in a wreck triggered by Isaac Viñales. Viñales attempted a pass on the inside of Salom in the V Corner when Viñales lost control and high-sided.

Both riders would be OK, but were no longer a factor in the race. Salom will look to bounce back at the finale in Valencia, where he enters with a two-point leader over Maverick Viñales.