Numerous champions were crowned this past weekend around the world and at all levels of motorsport.
At the top of the list, Renault's Fernando Alonso (pictured) became the youngest Formula 1 World Champion in history, at age 24. The Spaniard wrapped up the championship by finishing third in this weekend's Brazilian GP. Alonso and runner-up Kimi Raikkonen (McLaren-Mercedes) have both won 6 races so far this year, but Alonso's consistency throughout the season won him the championship. With a one-two finish for Montoya and Raikkonen, McLaren edged into the lead of the constructor's championship, with just two races remaining.


In the U.S., it was a busy weekend, with Britain?s Dan Wheldon locking up the Indy Racing League championship at Watkins Glen, while Dave Steele won the USAC Silver Crown title. In U.S. amateur competition, the SCCA National Runoffs wrapped up at Mid-Ohio, with no less than 24 national champions crowned in the Super Bowl of amateur road racing. Results are here. In Las Vegas, Sebastien Bourdais moved closer to his second consecutive Champ Car World Series championship with a win at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. In the Nextel Cup playoffs, everyone played nice at Dover, with Jimmie Johnson capturing the win and moving into a narrow lead in the Chase for the Championship.

In MotoGP action in Malaysia, part-time Ferrari test driver Valentino Rossi wrapped up his fifth world championship, amid renewed speculation about whether his future lies with two wheels or four.

In Portugal, the World Karting Championship, a launching pad for many Formula 1 careers, was won by Great Britain?s Oliver Oakes, driving for Gillard.

A1GP kicked off the ?World Cup of Motorsport? in the U.K. this weekend with a dominating performance by Team Brazil?s Nelson Piquet Jr., whose namesake father was a three-time Formula 1 driver?s champion. The series moves to Germany for its next event in two weeks time.


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