November 2020 News
RACE NEWS & VIEWS
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2021 F1 Schedule Released

Nov 10 - Formula 1 has revealed the calendar for the 2021
season, with 23 Grands Prix on the provisional schedule for
next year.

The season will start in Australia in mid-March, finish in
Abu Dhabi in early December, and feature the first-ever
World Championship race in Saudi Arabia.

Interestingly, the Monaco Grand Prix is scheduled for May
23, a week before the Indy 500.  I don't recall a time when
these two races were not held on the same day.
Hamilton Captures 7th F1 Title

Nov 15 - Lewis Hamilton won the slippery Turkish
Grand Prix at Intercity Park in Instanbul and sealed his 7th
Formula 1 championship, tying
Michael Schumacher's
record.

The race started on a wet track, led by
Lance Stroll with
his first pole position.  Lewis uncharacteristically started
from 7th on the grid.

Sergio Perez, currently without a ride for next year, was
leading in his Racing Point when Hamilton got by him on
Lap 37 of 58.  The Mexican was able to bring it home in
2nd.

Hamilton's Mercedes team captured the Manufacturers
championship at the previous race; it's 7th in a row.
Sergio Pérez Finished 2nd
Nascar Cup Season Finale

Nov 8 - Chase Elliott won his first NASCAR Cup Series
championship with a dominating drive at Phoenix Raceway.

Elliott led a race-high 153 laps in the Season Finale 500,
besting fellow title contenders
Brad Keselowski, Joey
Logano
, and Denny Hamlin. All four finished in the top
four positions.

The pass for the win and the championship came with 42
laps to go. Logano had cycled to the race lead after green-
flag pit stops by pitting one lap before Elliott and Hamlin.
But lapped traffic quickly negated his advantage, and
Elliott closed and made easy work of Logano.

Elliott was 2.7 seconds ahead of Keselowski at the
checkered flag. Logano was 4.8 seconds behind at the
finish and Hamlin over eight seconds back.

Jimmie Johnson finished fifth in his final race as a full-
time NASCAR competitor. He will race in IndyCar's next
season.
Chase Elliott With Parents.

Chase's father Bill Elliott won the
Cup championship in 1988.
Grosjean Escapes Fiery Crash

Nov 29 - Formula 1 driver Romain Grosjean was
involved in a horrific crash that left his car engulfed in
flames at the Bahrain Grand Prix, causing the race to be
halted.

On the first lap, Grosjean veered off the track after the third
corner following some contact with
Daniil Kvyat and his
Haas car ploughed into the barriers, exploding on impact and
breaking in half.

The French driver miraculously emerged from the flames  
and was immediately tended to by the track side emergency
services.

Sky Sports estimated that there were 18-20 seconds between
the point of impact and Grosjean emerging from the flames.
The mangled and charred front half of the car, from which
Grosjean managed to escape on his own, was embedded in
the track side barriers.

He suffered burns to the back of his hands , but had no
broken bones.

Grosjean made his Formula One debut in 2009 and joined the
American Haas team in 2016, though he is set to leave at the
end of the current season. The 34-year-old has earned 10
podium finishes in his career.
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