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    Video: Circuit of the Americas in Austin coming together before your very eyes
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    Whether you're driving an F1 car or riding a superbike, getting around any racing circuit this side of the Nürburgring Nordschleife is a rather rapid affair. Which is more than we could say for building one – that bit takes some time. Together with the cash it takes to finance such a ...

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    Lotus opens new on-site test track
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    There are a great many things that Lotus does well. The company's own sports cars are some of the best-handling machines money can buy, and Lotus also performs magic on other automakers' chassis on a consultational basis. Turns out, it lays out some pretty serious race tracks, too. The Top Gear ...

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    Are you the Top Gear USA test track?
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    Spinning off shows from British television into American programs are all the rage these days. Just ask anyone who watches The Office, American Idol, The Shield or Life on Mars. But the one we're most excited about, of course, is the U.S. version of Top Gear. A long time coming, the pilot is set ...

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    Autoblog attends 2010 Le Mans Classic, celebrates 80 years of legendary racing
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    2010 Le Mans Classic – Click above for high-res image gallery, and help us caption some of the cars!
    Every two years in July, hundreds of vintage race cars gather at the famed Le Mans race circuit in France to fire up their engines and relive the glory days in the historic corners and long ...

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    Heluva Good! Big renovations planned for Watkins Glen
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    Watkins Glen is in for some renovations. The historic road course in upstate New York was once the home of the US Grand Prix, and today hosts races in the Indy Racing League, NASCAR, the Rolex Grand-Am series and the SCCA Speed World Challenge, not to mention several vintage racing series. It's a ...

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    Bring the Noise: Belgium's Spa-Francorchamps reportedly safe... for now
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    Following earlier news that the Donington track, which was supposed to take over the British Grand Prix in lieu of Silverstone, had to declare bankruptcy comes a reversal of fortune for the Spa-Francorchamps circuit. The longtime host of the Belgian Grand Prix looked to be in serious trouble with ...

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    Circuit Logic: Pocono Raceway going solar powered?
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    The greening of motorsport continues with NASCAR, which has a program to plant 20 acres of trees at race tracks every year. Individual tracks are doing their own things as well, with Pocono Raceway the latest to go a step further: The New York Times reports that it is planting 25 acres of solar ...

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    Williams FW30 breaks through the fog
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    click above for more high-res pics of the Williams FW30 Things have gotten a bit foggy over at Williams F1. The once front-running, championship-winning grand prix team has landed on tough times. This year the team opted against holding a glitzy unveiling event like those held recently by ...

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    Fiat 500 to hit the track in Australian GP support race
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    Click image to view in high resolution With revenues and attendance declining, Merlbourne's Albert Park circuit is in danger of losing the Australian Grand Prix to another venue Down Under, but the organizers aren't giving up without a fight. With cash from title sponsor ING, which has been pouring ...

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    Peugeot recalling 240,000 307s
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    It's no big deal, really, just an eensy weensy potential short circuit in the ABS/Stability control system. A seal on the hardware that the ABS and ESP systems share can allow water infiltration, which leads to electrical maladies. A mass self-immolation of 307s would be rather unseemly, so Peugeot ...

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    Monza's been iced out
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    We first told you about a little Italian company called Gioielli Circuiti a bit over a year ago. The jewelers craft necklaces and other sparkly things in the shape of race tracks around the world, all decked-out in diamonds, rubies and other precious stones. Being the Italian racing fans they so ...

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    Video: a Hot Lap with Lamborghini's test driver (NSFW)
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    Valentino Balboni has one of the best jobs in the world. When at Maranello, the Ferrari F1 drivers lend a hand in ringing out the latest Italian stallions. Over in Sant'Agata the job belongs to Balboni. He's been with the company since 1968, working his way up from mechanic's apprentice to his ...

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    VIDEO: Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera gets on track
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    Less is more when it comes to exotic sportscars. Less weight, that is. Enthusiasts know that taking extra weight out of a sportscar makes it go faster. No wonder, then, that the Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera that was unveiled last month at the Geneva show was such a hit. Although Lamborghinis ...

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    Not so fast: new F1 circuits aren't happening yet, says Tilke
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    Despite all the ongoing rumors of this country and that preparing bids for F1 czar Bernie Ecclestone, few of them are anywhere near that stage. As track designer Hermann Tilke has pointed out, many of the speculative locations lack circuits that would be ready to host grands prix. Tilke has to his ...

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    Autoblog Night Watch: Der Nrburgring
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    It's claimed numerous lives and Niki Lauda's ears. It snakes through 22 kilometers of German countryside. It's been updated, modernized, even replaced. But the Nordschleife course of the formidable Nürburgring circuit in Germany is still the most famous – and infamous – track in ...

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    F1 circuit to join Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi
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    It's not scheduled to open before 2009, but we're already looking at flights to Abu Dhabi. (Yes, Abu Dhabi, that obscure place Garfield used to send Odie to.) Why? Well, because of a little project underway that'll do a lot to put the place on the map. The project we're talking about is Ferrari ...

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    Canadian race shuffle: NASCAR comes to Montreal, CART moves to Tremblant
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    To battle its image as a form of motorsport exclusive to the South, NASCAR is going North – to Canada: "the True North, Strong and Free" (at least that's how the anthem goes). So with F1 drivers coming to NASCAR, NASCAR is going to an F1 track: it's been confirmed that next season's Busch ...

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    Bulgarian Grand Prix? Not likely
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    Rumors are flying about (improbable) potential new sites for F1 races. Last Thursday it was Alabama; now Bulgaria's jumping and shouting "me too!" The mayor of Kavarna is set to present a proposal next month to the city council that would involve a Dutch consortium investing $19 million (not even ...

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