Hype News: US Grand Prix In Trouble As Texas Mulls Cutting Circuit Of The America’s Funds

Posted on 11.11.15 | Andrew Beckford No Comments

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When Formula One came back to America after a lengthy absence fans were thrilled.  They were more thrilled to see F1 come back at a brand new top-notch facility known as the Circuit Of The Americas (COTA) which was constructed in Austin, Texas.  Since the track opened in 2012 its been not only host to Formula 1 but Moto GP and several other racing series.  Even the X Games chose COTA as their new venue after leaving Los Angeles.

One of the more impressive things about COTA was how fast everything came together once contracts were signed.  Much of that had to do with the fact that the owners of COTA had an agreement with the state of Texas that COTA would receive subsidies which would help them fund operations for the track, most importantly pay the FIA’s hefty sanctioning fee for the right to have an F1 race at the facility.

Well according to the Austin-American Statesman, Texas’ Governor Gregg Abbott is thinking of reducing the state funding promised to COTA and this directly effect’s COTA’s ability to pay the FIA fee which could mean that the only American F1 race on the calendar may not return in 2016.  Also since the FIA sanctions Moto GP as well that event would also be gone.

It seems at this point nothing is quite set in stone yet but even the thought of this has F1 fans all over the world up in arms.  The COTA twitter account has been retweeting local and international F1 fans pleading with Gregg Abbott to re-consider cutting COTA’s funding.

Now if you’re wondering why COTA is so dependent on state funding at the moment that is because this year’s USGP was a pretty big financial hit for COTA.  Despite the race itself being incredibly exciting, the heavy rain during the race weekend severely impacted attendance.  An additional kick in the wallet came when the FIA decided to schedule the Mexico GP only a week after the USGP.  This hurt COTA because Mexican F1 fans would travel to Texas to see watch their countrymen race.  However, this year many of them stayed home since they were going to have a race in their own back yard just a week later.

This issues could very well combine into a perfect storm that will see F1 leave America again just 3 years after its return.  We sincerely hope that doesn’t happen!  For more information you can read the story from the Statesmen by clicking the source link below.  This is normally a subscription site but they allow you to read one article for free before having to pay up so you’ll be fine.

After reading the story let us know your thoughts in the comments or tweet to us @MotorworldHype!

[Source: The Statesman]

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F1 Hype: Mexican Grand Prix Quick Results (With Video)

Posted on 11.02.15 | Andrew Beckford No Comments

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Did you miss out on the Mexican Grand Prix due to a post-Halloween candy hangover?  No worries.  It happens to the best of us.  One year I went on a York Peppermint Patty bender that nearly ruined my life!  I had to make a lot of apologies the day after… but at least my breath was minty fresh!  Anyway, on to the important stuff! Scroll below for the official Mexican GP race results and some video highlights courtesy of NBC Sports.

WARNING!! SPOILERS BELOW!!!!

2015 Mexican Grand Prix Results:

1st: Nico Rosberg
2nd: Lewis Hamilton
3rd: Valtteri Bottas

Mexican Grand Prix Highlights via NBC Sports:

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F1 Hype: US Grand Prix Quick Result (Video)

Posted on 10.26.15 | Andrew Beckford No Comments

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Need the results for the US Grand Prix over the weekend?  We’ll forgive you if you thought the race was canceled due to rain, however the clouds parted just long enough for a race to be ran and it was quite the race indeed.  If you haven’t watched I highly recommend finding a replay but if you can’t we have the podium and points results right here as well as a video from the event via NBC Sports.  Its all below!

WARNING SPOILERS BELOW!!!

2015 US Grand Prix Results:

1st: Lewis Hamilton
2nd: Nico Rosberg
3rd: Sebastian Vettel

2015 F1 World Championship Driver Points:

1st: Lewis Hamilton 327 points
2nd: Sebastian Vettel 251 points
3rd: Nico Rosberg 247 points
4th: Kimi Raikkonen 123 points
5th: Valtteri Bottas 111 points

Note: Lewis Hamilton is now officially the 2015 Formula 1 World Champion as he has mathematically locked out all other competitors for the rest of the season!  Congrats Lewis!

Video: Final lap as Lewis Hamilton secures his third world championship

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F1 Hype: Russian Grand Prix Quick Results (With Video)

Posted on 10.12.15 | Andrew Beckford No Comments

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Did you miss out on the Russian Grand Prix over the weekend?  I won’t blame you this time because I missed it too!  I had my hands full of Formula Drift Irwindale so the 3:30am start time of the race (on the west coast) just wasn’t going to cooperate with my brain!  Any how, if you need the results simply scroll below for the race podium!  Below that is a quick highlight reel courtesy of NBC Sports.

WARNING!! SPOILERS BELOW!!

2015 Russian Grand Prix Results:

1st: Lewis Hamilton
2nd: Sebastian Vettel
3rd: Sergio Perez

Race Highlights:

Driver Standings:

1st: Lewis Hamilton 302 points
2nd: Sebastian Vettel 236 points
3rd: Nico Rosberg 229 points
4th: Kimi Raikkonen 123 points
5th: Valtteri Bottas 111 points

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F1 Hype: Japanese Grand Prix Quick Result (With Video)

Posted on 09.28.15 | Andrew Beckford No Comments

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Miss the Japanese Grand Prix over the weekend?  Normally I’d give you crap about it but considering that it came on at odd hours for us American types I’ll give you a pass this time.  So, if you’re not waiting for a replay and you want the results then scroll below for the podium as well as a video recap of the race from NBC sports.

 

WARNING SPOILERS BELOW!!!

2015 Japanese Grand Prix Results:

1st: Lewis Hamilton
2nd: Nico Rosberg
3rd: Sebastian Vettel

Race recap:

Current driver championship points top 5:

1st: Lewis Hamilton 277 points
2nd: Nico Rosberg 229 points
3rd: Sebastian Vettel 218 points
4th: Kimi Raikkonen 119 points
5th: Vatteri Bottas 111 points

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F1 Hype: Singapore Grand Prix Quick Result (Video)

Posted on 09.21.15 | Andrew Beckford No Comments

Miss out on the Singapore Grand Prix this weekend?  I don’t blame you.  It was a prime weekend for BBQ and Footbal-Of course I blame you!!  You missed one of the few night races in the F1 season? Are you kidding me?!  Fine, fine I’ll let it slide this time and hook you up with the results but don’t let it happen again or I’ll…do absolutely nothing.  Who am I kidding right?  Anyway if you need to get caught up the official results are below along with a video recap of the race.

WARNING! SPOILERS BELOW!!

2015 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix Results:

1st: Sebastian Vettel
2nd: Daniel Ricciardo
3rd: Kimi Raikkonen

Current 2015 top 5 driver points standings:

1st: Lewis Hamilton 252 points
2nd: Nico Rosberg 211 points
3rd: Sebastian Vettel 203 points
4th: Kimi Raikkonen 107
5th: Valtteri Botas 101 points

Singapore Grand Prix Recap video via NBC Sports:

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F1 Hype: Belgian Grand Prix Quick Results (With Video)

Posted on 08.24.15 | Andrew Beckford No Comments

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The weekend was a big one for motorsports fans.  There was Indy Car in Pennsylvania (even though it ended on a bad note), Drifting in Texas, and Formula 1 in Belgium.  If you happened to miss out on that last one, we have the official Belgian GP results for you below along with a race recap by the guys at NBC sports.  Scroll down for all the info.

WARNING SPOILERS BELOW!

2015 Belgian Grand Prix Results:

1st: Lewis Hamilton
2nd: Nico Rosberg
3rd: Romain Grosjean

Race recap:

Current top 5 points standings:

1st: Lewis Hamilton (227pts)
2nd: Nico Rosberg (199pts)
3rd: Sebastian Vettel (160pts)
4th: Kimi Raikkonen (82pts)
5th: Felipe Massa (82pts)

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F1 Hype: Hungarian Grand Prix Quick Result (With Video)

Posted on 07.27.15 | Andrew Beckford No Comments

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What? You didn’t watch the F1 race this weekend?  What the heck were you doing then?  Watching Paper Towns?  Ugh fine, I’ll give you the results to get you caught up but next time you’re own your own!  …Who am I kidding?  I can’t stay mad at you!  I got your back!  Anyway, scroll down for official results of the Hungarian GP and a race recap from NBC Sports.

WARNING: SPOILERS BELOW!

2015 Hungarian Grand Prix Results:

1st: Sebastian Vettel (Vettel dedicated his win to the late Jules Bianchi)
2nd: Daniil Kvyat
3rd: Daniel Riccardo

Race recap:

2015 Formula One World Championship Driver Standings:

1st: Lewis Hamilton -202 points
2nd: Nico Rosberg -181 points
3rd: Sebastian Vettel -160 points
4th: Valtteri Bottas -77 points
5th: Kimi Raikkonen -76 points

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F1 Hype: British Grand Prix Quick Result (With Video)

Posted on 07.06.15 | Andrew Beckford No Comments

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With America celebrating its birthday this weekend it was probably easy to forget to watch the British GP on Sunday morning.  Especially if you were still recovering from copious amounts of BBQ and blowing stuff up.  As per usual we are your motorsport wing man and we have you covered for the quick results.  There is also a race review video from NBC sports below as well to make sure you see all the important bits.

WARNING: SPOILERS BELOW!!

2015 British Grand Prix Results:

1st: Lewis Hamilton
2nd: Nico Rosberg
3rd: Sebastian Vettel

2015 British Grand Prix Recap:

2015 Formula One World Championship Driver Standings:

1st: Lewis Hamilton -194 points
2nd: Nico Rosberg -177 points
3rd: Sebastian Vettel -135 points
4th: Valtteri Bottas -77 points
5th: Kimi Raikkonen -76 points

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Hype Video: New F1 2015 Trailer Lists New Game Modes And Shows Off Beautiful Capabilities Of New Game Engine

Posted on 07.02.15 | Andrew Beckford No Comments

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Codemasters F1 2015 is coming out soon and we are definitely excited for it.  We had a taste of it at E3 2015 last month and while it was just a short experience we enjoyed it.  Now, it is obviously still possible that once the full game comes out there may be a pile of things we hate about it.  But, that seems unlikely at this point.  Today, just before the British Grand Prix weekend Codemasters has released a new trailer which lists off some of F1 2015’s game modes and features as well as demonstrates the kind of imagery their new game engine can muster.  They also released some in-game Silverstone screen shots as well.  Check out the trailer and the screen shot gallery below!

F1 2015 “Features” Trailer:

F1 2015 Silverstone Gallery:

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