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It was like the Detroit version of "Make Way For Ducklings"

Ducks crossing Belle Isle Grand Prix racetrack brought practice runs to a halt.

2010 Japanese Grand Prix – Click above for high-res image gallery

Karun Chandhok does laps of the Korean GP circuit – Click above to watch video after the jump

2010 Hungarian Grand Prix – Click above for high-res image gallery

Back in May, Formula One Group CEO Bernie Ecclestone announced that the racing organization had secured a deal with the city of Austin, Texas to bring the series to America for 10 years. All of that sounded great to American racing fans, but there have been lingering questions as to whether it was possible to get the city ready for F1 by 2012, which is when the contract is scheduled to go into effect.

2010 German Grand Prix – Click above for high-res image gallery

2010 British Grand Prix – Click above for high-res image gallery

2010 European Grand Prix – Click above for high-res image gallery

2010 Canadian Grand Prix – Click above for high-res image gallery

Bob Bondurant and his wife Patricia exchanged vows on the tarmac of the Monaco Formula One track on May 14. Spectators who gathered for the F1 race were treated to a different kind of spectacle when the two walked out onto the track with a handful of friends and family as witnesses. Bondurant has a special affinity for the Monaco course – he snagged a fourth-place finish there in 1966 and helped film the legendary movie Grand Prix on the track as well. While the Bondurants were already mar

2010 Turkish Grand Prix – Click above for high-res image gallery

There has been no shortage of entrepreneurs over the last couple of decades hoping to play host to a Formula One race. But as many of them have discovered, hopping into bed with Bernie Ecclestone is a surefire way to prove Roger Penske's motorsports maxim: "The quickest way to make a small fortune in racing is to start with large fortune."

If you've been following this year's Formula One World Championship and wonder how the backmarkers – mostly the new teams that joined the grid for 2010 – have been allowed to compete given their lagging performance, know that the FIA is on top of things.

2010 Monaco Grand Prix – Click above for high-res image gallery

2010 Formula One Spanish Grand Prix – Click above for high-res image gallery

The Indy Racing League is coming to Baltimore, and not just for the crab cakes and football. The Maryland city announced that it will be an official stop on the IRL schedule next year with a 2.4-mile loop that will snake through the heart of downtown and the inner harbor. The announcement means that around $7.8 million in state and federal funds will be used to repave the majority of the streets on the course. One road will also need to be widened in order to meet IRL regulations.

Sebastian Vettel explaining a hotlap of the Barcelona GP – Click above to watch video after the jump

Final lap battles, changes atop a world championship leader board and a season that's keeping us champing at the bit for each new round. With absolutely no disrespect to cream-colored ponies or crisp apple strudels, we can say with confidence that MotoGP 2010 is delivering a few of our favorite things.

2010 Toyo Tires World Challenge at Long Beach – Click above for high-res image gallery

2010 Long Beach Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race – Click above for high-res image gallery

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