F1 saw the title race get closer going into the final race in Abu Dhabi. Alonso, Webber and Vettel all separated by 14 points sees the Red Bull rivalry develop further. Surely advantage Red Bull: they still have the fastest car, so it?s just a case of getting both cars in front of Alonso. But then what happens? It?s mano-a-mano into the first corner and we know what happened last time? Oh, and Jenson Button almost got hijacked.
Jeff Gordon got hijacked by Jeff Burton and Burton almost got lamped. Uncharacteristic from Gordon. In facr, a race of uncharacteristic moves from key drivers. Kyle Busch losing his patience with NASCAR for his penalty, the #48 team making mistakes on pit road, mistakes that could kill the Drive for Five. That may please the crowds.
Carl Edwards gave a crowd pleaser when he controversially jumped Kyle Busch in the green-white-checker to take his 3rd win this year in the Nationwide Series. After his trademark backflip, he then proceeded to an impromptu meet-and-greet with the fans at the racetrack. It was a nice touch, and nice to see a NASCAR driver engaging with fans where it matters.
It didn?t really matter if Jorge Lorenzo won this weekend, he?s already champion. But he did anyway, and in the process set the record for most points scored in a single season. It?s all change now though, as Rossi heads to from Yamaha to Ducati, Stoner from Ducati to Honda and the second British World Superbike defect looks to further his career in MotoGP. A good year ahead.
But let?s just focus on this year for now. Two championships to settle in the next two weeks and two interesting scenarios at hand. Stay tuned.
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