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Nascar brings to the world some of the most exhilarating races of all time. The drivers are constantly flirting with top speed and looking to outdo each other in whichever way possible. The accidents and mishaps that they often come across do not hinder the spirit of these speed junkies. Team Penske continued to dominate the standings after the last race. Joey Logano captured the top spot and equaled the achievement of his fellow team mate in the process. Brad Keselowski had five wins to his name till now but he finished at the bottom half of the table that cost him dearly in the standings.
The former Nascar champion Jimmie Johnson finished tenth in the race. He is treating Charlotte as a must win race if he is to harbor any dreams of retaining his championship. Talladega Superspeedway has been a challenging circuit over the years as it involves a lot of tough turns and requires great patience on the part of the drivers. It will be a fiercely contested race among the drivers as they will be out to prove a point for themselves. The fans will be looking forward to see their favorite teams in action.
Nascar took a great initiative recently by involving the better halves of the drivers who have been variously involved in accidents in a unique race. This race saw the wives of some of the drivers competing among themselves in order to raise funds for a charity event. They were visibly quite excited at the race and happy to be the part of a noble cause. The newly introduced racing aircrafts is also proving to be a hit among the fans. Nascar has gone a long way in popularizing races with the common people and this high performance race is surely set to pump the adrenaline.
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Force Indian is currently enjoying the fifth position in the constructor’s championship after both their drivers succeeded in achieving a top ten finish. Their closest rival is McLaren who are struggling with just a single finish by one of their drivers on the top. The Silverstone outfit is now five points clear of their immediate rivals. They were considered the underdogs owing to the lack of experience but they succeeded in coming out on top of their game. The team Principal Vijay Mallya said that his team will do absolutely everything to ensure that they hold on to the fifth position and even tries to improve on that in the near future. There are some exciting upgrades that are coming up for their cars in the later part of the season. The 2015 season has also been kept under consideration but Mallya insisted on believing in the present. His sole aim at this point of time is to maintain the lead over the veteran McLaren which could go a long ay in proving their true worth as a team.
Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg have been impressive to say the least. They did not have luck going in their favor but have managed to stay up with the quality of the challenges that came to their way. Vijay Mallya has already confirmed that Force India has enough trust in them to retain them for the next season. The flamboyant Indian businessman said that the drivers did their best and it will now be the prerogative of the team to maintain the good show in the upcoming races. Force India might be a new team in the arena but it has followers all over. The Japanese Grand Pix will be no different at all as the people are expected to turn up in numbers and support their teams.
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Lotus F1 gas claimed that star driver Romain Grosjean remains very much a part of their plans for the future, despite the fact that they failed to announce his name for the 2015 season while confirming that Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado will remain with the team.
The Frenchman scored six podium finishes for the team last season and was a revelation alongside Kimi Raikkonen but the new car this season has been very disappointing and has led to the team struggling on the grid with Grosjean himself scoring just eight points and this has led to immense speculation that he might be lured by some of the major players on the grid and that is something the team is keen to aboid.
Federico Gastaldi, the team principal of Lotus F1 stated that Grosjean has been a part of the Lotus family for a very long time, since his days as a driver in the GP2 series. He went on to add that Grosjean is a top driver and he is not happy with how this season has turned out and that is the same feeling echoed by everyone else associated with the team.
He went on to add that although he cannot announce anything right now, it will be done once both parties are comfortable with the timing of it but he did mention that it is the team’s intention to have him around for a long time and continue what has already been a great relationship.
He also spoke about the renewal of Maldonado’s contract, terming it as a renewal of vows after what has been a very difficult honeymoon period for them. Gastaldi added that the driver is very much a part of their plans for the future and he is happy that he has committed himself to the cause as well.