Many things happened this weekend, perhaps you missed something. Don’t worry, we did too, BUT we’re bringing you the highlights right here!
Craig Lowndes Gets 6th Bathurst 1000 Victory
Steven Richards was also driving the car, but not at the same time as Lowndes. Lowndes did it without hands for a bit though, so that’s something. The win in Australia’s great race was Holden’s 13th. Lowndes’s Red Bull Racing Australia teammate, Jamie Whincup, set a lap record in the closing laps of the race while in 18th place. Mark Winterbottom and Steve Owen in the Pepsi Max Crew Ford Falcon finished the race in second, fighting back after receiving two black flag penalties. Garth Tander and Warren Luff, in the Holden Racing Team Commodore, rounded out the podium. The first ever all female driver line up of Simona de Silvestro and Renee Gracie finished the race in 21st.
Mercedes Locks Up F1 Constructor’s Championship
— MERCEDES AMG F1 (@MercedesAMGF1) October 11, 2015
Mercedes, as a team, needed to score a total of 3 more points than Ferrari to secure the championship. Lewis Hamilton winning the race overall helped, Nico Rosberg retiring didn’t. With Sebastian Vettel in second and Kimi Raikkonen in fifth made it look like Mercedes would have to wait, but then Kimi challenged Valtteri Bottas in a turn and proceeded to punt his fellow countryman. Kimi, who knows what he’s doing, was awarded a 30 second penalty for this act of Fin on Fin violence. That 30 seconds put him in 8th, and that allowed Mercedes to win back-to-back constructor’s titles.
Patrick Dempsey Won His First WEC Race
— Porsche Motorsport (@PorscheRaces) October 11, 2015
The Fuji 6 Hour was a wet affair, but Patrick Dempsey and Marco Seefried didn’t seem to mind as they took the win in the GTE-Am class. The win is Dempsey’s first in World Endurance Championship competition, and was another win for manufacturer from Stuttgart. Porsche finished 1-2 in LMP1, with the #18 919 Hybrid being ordered to let the #17 of Mark Webber, Brendon Hartly and Timo Bernhard take over the lead. The reason for the order was because the driver line up in the #17 car has a better chance of winning the driver’s championship.
G-Drive Punts KCMG to Take Lead in WEC LMP2 Championship
Entering the race KCMG was ahead of G-Drive for the LMP2 Championship. During the race, both G-Drive drivers (Romain Rusinov in the #26 and Gustovo Yacaman in the #28) mixed it up with the lone KCMG entry, driven by Richard Bradley. Rusinov battled hard, and made contact with Bradley. The Stewards ruled the contact part of racing for the lead and issued no penalties. They were both on the lead lap, the #28 of Gustavo Yacaman was a lap down. After the final fuel stops, Yacaman spun Bradley, which forced the KCMG car to pit for a new tire. After fighting back to third place, Yacaman then punted the KCMG. KCMG received a DNF, and Yacaman’s actions are under investigation. As of now, the #26 G-Drive car holds a 12 point lead over KCMG’s lone #47 car in the LMP2 Championship.
Joey Logano Wins In Charlotte, But This Happened Too
— #TheChase (@NASCAR) October 11, 2015
Kyle Busch (in the pink #18) kinda looked like he was going to duck into the pits, and Kyle Larson (in the #42) decided he wanted in too. Busch didn’t get on pit lane, at least not by choice. Kyle Larson, from high on the track, came all the way down in a gloriously failed attempt to pit. Larson hit Busch, and the Commitment Cone, and both wound up on pit lane. Larson managed to not hit the wall after spinning, and they both managed to stay on the lead lap.
Fredric Aasbo Wins in Irwindale
He had a commanding lead heading into Forumla D’s final event of the season, and he kept it. The win secured his Formula D championship, his Formula D World Championship, and helped Scion and Hankook lock up their respective championships in the series as well.
And there you have it, all the weekend’s highlights in one place so you can get on with your day.
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