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Webber, Hamilton tangle at Singapore F1 event

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11:45 AM ET 09.27 | Mark Webber may have helped to dim Lewis Hamilton's F1 title hopes after an incident at this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix. Hamilton, who went into the event second in the standings, was inching up on points leader Webber entering Turn 7. But as Hamilton made a move to the outside, Webber refused to budge, causing his right front to careen into Hamilton's left rear. Webber finished the race, but the incident knocked Hamilton out, pushing him back to third in points behind race winner Fernando Alonso.

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September 27, 2010  12:12 PM ET

Clearly the author has a bias toward Hamilton. Hamilton was not clear when he turned in and Webber was all the way onto the curbing. Hamilton could have taken the corner wider and should have known NO WAY Webber slows down to let him in (not even for his team mate)

September 27, 2010  12:15 PM ET

yep, nothing much going on in NASCAR these days........

September 27, 2010  12:22 PM ET
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yep, nothing much going on in NASCAR these days........

Agreed, but this is T&R >AUTO RACING. They don't worry about us, they are trying to save the 3 or 4 F1 fans they have. LOL

September 27, 2010  01:47 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Clearly the author has a bias toward Hamilton. Hamilton was not clear when he turned in and Webber was all the way onto the curbing. Hamilton could have taken the corner wider and should have known NO WAY Webber slows down to let him in (not even for his team mate)

you are on point, sir

September 27, 2010  02:04 PM ET
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Agreed, but this is T&R >AUTO RACING. They don't worry about us, they are trying to save the 3 or 4 F1 fans they have. LOL

Actually JK, when I click T&R and then select it from the drop down menu, it says NASCAR, but it is listed as "autoracing" when you look up "categories" or something. just another fine example of the exceptionally tight and well build pages on SI and FN.

September 27, 2010  02:54 PM ET

These guys are just copy-catting the Harvick - Hamlin tiff from over the weekend. F1 will do anything for cheap publicity.

September 27, 2010  04:35 PM ET
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The fine folks here at T&R don't give a **** about the racing fans as anyone could see.

One way to solve the problem, spend your spare time somewhere else.

September 27, 2010  04:39 PM ET
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One way to solve the problem, spend your spare time somewhere else.

Actually, that then becomes somewhat self fulfilling for T&R. I dont think there is an answer.. If we hang around, they wont notice a drop in traffic, if we leave, they can say nobody cares. I learned this in managment school :)

September 27, 2010  04:42 PM ET
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Actually JK, when I click T&R and then select it from the drop down menu, it says NASCAR, but it is listed as "autoracing" when you look up "categories" or something. just another fine example of the exceptionally tight and well build pages on SI and FN.

I was thinkin' they put fenders on the F-1 machines ... LOL

September 27, 2010  05:24 PM ET
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How old are you?

I don't answer questions to someone that comes on here and has 500 comments in ten days, throws a shot at a regular about his avatar and when it's pointed out that you belong to several of the groups that flaunted babes, you dropped them from your profile of around 40 groups that you had joined in one week. Grow up or get used to Joooonya getting a shot now and then.

September 27, 2010  08:11 PM ET

FLOAT; you need a little help.

September 28, 2010  11:52 AM ET

F1 has been especially good this year. 7 points standing lead changes and 5 drivers with a chance to win the whole thing.
Webber was actually at fault in this incident but Hamilton should have known he wouldn't back off.

October 1, 2010  01:58 PM ET

[b] SOMETHING TO COMMENT ON THATS NEW[b]
Burton in position to make championship run
Driver enters Kansas in seventh place, 80 points behind Chase leader Hamlin
By Sporting News Wire Service
October 1, 2010
09:36 AM EDT

type size: + -Could this be the year Jeff Burton has been working toward since he first climbed into a Cup Series car for Filbert Martocci 18 years ago? Considering the way things went for Burton in September, you could make the argument for yes.

In order for it to be this year, Burton likely will need a very good finish Sunday at a track -- Kansas Speedway -- where he has not been very good in the past.


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Can do, he said this week.

"I like the Kansas race track," said Burton, whose best Cup Series points finish was third in 2000, the year before Kansas opened for business. "It's a fun place to go and I look forward to going there. I feel like this weekend will be our best chance to run well there."

Burton will take to the 1.5-mile oval in Kansas City, Kan., on Sunday, just 80 points behind leader Denny Hamlin entering the third of 10 Chase races.

That deficit isn't bad. There are, however, seven potentially bad things standing between him and first place.

Six of those are the drivers in front of him in the standings as Burton heads to Kansas. A stumble on Sunday, Burton knows, could be disastrous.

"You can be out of the Chase in three races," he said. "You can either be out of it or you can position yourself to win it. Where we'll be, who knows?"

The seventh thing standing in Burton's way is history.

None of Burton's 21 career victories have come at Kansas. His best finish in nine tries there is fifth -- that came in 2006.

Five times Burton has finished 15th or worse at Kansas and his average finish there is 18.6. Last year, as a non-Chase driver, he ended the day 22 spots behind winner Tony Stewart.

Inside the Numbers
Jeff Burton at Kansas

Year Start Finish

2001 26 11
2002 15 29
2003 33 13
2004 17 15
2005 40 28
2006 10 5
2007 34 36
2008 37 7
2009 35 23
Average 27.4 18.6
Still, Burton said, he does not feel like Kansas has his number.

"To be honest," he said, "I don't even know what my stats are there. I don't view Kansas as a place where we don't run well. I view it as a place where we don't have [high] finishes. My focus when we go there is to be as prepared as we can be.

 
October 2, 2010  05:50 PM ET

The thing is if you don't have a comment for this article, then maybe wait till something comes around that concerns what you want to talk about. hamilton was total at fault concerning this matter. He thinks that the other drivers should move over when he comes up on them. Webber had the line and hamilton knew it, but didn't care. He was going to make his move no matter what happened. I guess he figured he would blame Webber and hamilton's buddies in the booth, (Hobbs and followers) sitting in their chairs at Speed headqtrs in Conn.!, would make a stink so that FIA would come out and penalize Webber. They didn't. For good reason. It was hamilton's fault. This is the second week he has done the same thing. He has done it this season to his teammate Button. vettel and hamilton are the brats of F1 like Busch,Edwards and Hamlin are the brats of nascar. F1 isn't too far behind nascar in boring racing. Unless they change their system more people will quit watching just like what is happening in nascar. That stupid chase format is just that..stupid. I watch the highlights on espn and that is all I need. I record the F1 race, then fastforward to the end stopping when there is something to watch! Both are very boring racing these days. Endurance racing is much better. Having 4 or 5 classes of cars racing at the same time during rain,early morning,night, etc. is racing that is enjoyable to watch. You should try it.

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