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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.

Oct 3

IndyCar: Shell And Pennzoil GP Of Houston Ready To Run

IndyCar: The Shell and Pennzoil GP of Houston, Ready To Run

Helio Castroneves, of Brazil, is the IndyCar Series points leader. (Photo: Getty Images)

Setup is under way as we near race weekend for the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston on Oct. 5 and 6. Follow the rest of the story and take a virtual lap on the Houston race circuit. Be sure to get your spotter’s guide, as well!

Oct 3

F1: Raikkonen Not Sweating Health Concerns In Korea

F1: Raikkonen Not Concerned About Physical Issues Prior to Korean GP

Kimi Raikkonen of Finland and Lotus speaks to the media. (Photo: Getty Images)

Kimi Raikkonen does not expect his back to be of concern in Korea this weekend, although he admits that he won’t know for sure until he drives in FP1.

“I wouldn’t be here if I (wasn’t planning to race),” he said on Thursday. “It would be a bit pointless to come here if I wasn’t thinking I would race.

“But, obviously, tomorrow we’ll see. Right now it’s always difficult to say until we drive and try how it is. But I think it should be OK.”

Oct 3

F1: Marussia Confirms Bianchi Will Stay For 2014

Marussia Confirms That Bianchi Will Stay For 2014

Jules Bianchi of France and Marussia will return to his seat next year. (Photo: Getty Images)

Jules Bianchi will stay on at Marussia in 2014, the team confirmed Thursday.

The news comes as no great surprise given that Marussia will use a Ferrari powertrain and gearbox package next year. The Frenchman is a protege of the Italian team and remains part of its Driver Academy.
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