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Oct 4

F1: Hamilton Leads Both Friday Practices In Korea

F1 Grand Prix of Korea - Practice

Lewis Hamilton paced both Friday practice sessions in Korea driving his Mercedes. (Photo: Getty Images)

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton got the better of runaway Formula One leader Sebastian Vettel by setting the fastest time in Friday’s practice for the Korean Grand Prix.

Saturday’s qualifying shapes again as being a shootout between Mercedes and Red Bull, with Hamilton’s teammate, Nico Rosberg, and the Red Bulls of Vettel and Mark Webber all within two-tenths of a second of the leading time.

Oct 3

F1: Hamilton Fastest, Raikkonen Crashes In First Korean GP Practice

Lewis Hamilton drives during first practice for the Korean Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton drives during first practice for the Korean Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton set the fastest lap in Friday’s opening practice session for the Korean Formula One Grand Prix, beating the times of Red Bull pair Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber.

Hamilton’s time of 1 minute, 39.630 seconds around the Yeongam circuit was just three-hundredths of a second faster than runaway Formula One championship leader Vettel, with Webber also within two-tenths of a second of Hamilton.

Hamilton’s Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg was fourth fastest, followed by the McLaren of Jenson Button and Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso.

Oct 3

MotoGP: Casey Stoner Tests Honda Production Racer At Motegi

Casey Stoner Tests Honda Production Racer At Motegi

Two-time MotoGP champion Casey Stoner makes a test run at Motegi. (Photo: Courtesy of MotoGP.com)

Former MotoGP World Champion Casey Stoner was back in action on Thursday in order to test Honda’s Production Racer. However, there was another postponement as more poor weather conditions delayed proceedings at Twin Ring Motegi.

Unable to ride at all on Wednesday because of the adverse conditions, Stoner took to the track on the RC213V machine under cloudy skies on Thursday. He then trialled the Production Racer which is being developed based on the RC213V. This was the Australian’s first test on the model, although it did not prevent him from lapping the circuit with “high average speeds.”

Oct 3

Cars: Vintage Ferrari Sells For Record $52 Million

1963 Ferrari 250 GTO

1963 Ferrari 250 GTO. (Photo: Courtesy of Bloomberg.com)

According to multiple published reports, a 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO has sold for $52 million, making it the most expensive sale of any car in history.

Bloomberg.com reported the seller to be Paul Pappalardo of Greenwich, Conn., who acquired the car in 1974 and drove it in a number of vintage events since then. The buyer’s identity was not disclosed.

Oct 3

F1: Live Updates! Thursday Korean GP On-Site Coverage

Live Updates! Thursday F1 Korean GP On-Site Coverage

Here’s a general view of the track at sunset during previews for the Formula One Korean Grand Prix at Korea International Circuit. (Photo: Getty Images)

Horner  Denies Use Of Traction Control For Vettel

Red Bull Racing team principal Christian Horner (left) confers with driver Sebastian Vettel . (Photo: Getty Images)

Horner  Denies Use Of Traction Control For Vettel

Christian Horner has denied suggestions that Sebastian Vettel’s performance in Singapore was aided by a form of traction control.

Since the German’s dominant win at the Singapore GP, paddock gossip has suggested that Red Bull has found an advantage, with former team boss Giancarlo Minardi recently adding to the debate after observing the cars on the Asian street track. In Korea on Thursday, Lewis Hamilton dropped a less than subtle hint about his thoughts on the subject, while a clearly frustrated Vettel opted to joke about it being a feature on his car.