R.J. O'Connell

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    Oh goodness, if Lorenzo were to win on the bike that put Rossi in a slump, almost sent Crutchlow back to WSBK, and effectively ended Nicky Hayden’s top-flight career…

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    @ernietheracefan – Sean and Antonio have been best friends since they got started in single-seaters, for the most part, and Sean’s father Ricardo was generous enough to keep not only supporting his son and his son’s teammate, but his son’s best friend too.

    Which, if I must say, is a very refreshing change of pace in the cutthroat world of junior formula racing.

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    IndyCar’s team preview for Dale Coyne Racing all but confirms Luca Filippi as the team’s second driver:
    http://www.indycar.com/News/2016/03/03-05-Coyne-team-preview

    While a rumour has popped up about a potential road/street race ringer for Ed Carpenter to replace Filippi. He is a driver who’s won at every level of single-seater racing he’s competed in including Formula 1, who’s driven for two of Formula 1’s most historic names in a five-year career.

    I think you know the guy.

    Pastor Maldonado is talking with IndyCar team

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    Marvin Kirchhöfer will race for Carlin next year. Last year, he led GP3 in race victories, and was an ADAC Formel Masters and German F3 champion in his first two years of single-seater racing.

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    In Mexico, as of right now, Latvala is offering the perfect response to Ogier’s criticism of his mental strength.

    Granted, if Latvala chucks it into a rock by tomorrow and loses the rally, he’ll prove Ogier right for a bit.

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    Would it be premature to just hand ART Grand Prix the teams’ title? The two top rookies in the two leading F3 categories last year, plus another standout in Euro F3, plus a McLaren YDDP member and the top rookie in Formula V8. That’s almost unfair to everyone else.

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    Knowing the nature of Le Mans, they’ll probably find a way in somehow due to attrition and withdrawals.

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    Tickets for Barber Motorsport Park = BOUGHT. GO ROSSI.

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    If you asked me yesterday:

    1. Mercedes
    2. Ferrari
    3. Red Bull
    4. McLaren
    5. Williams
    6. Force India
    7. Toro Rosso
    8. Haas
    9. Renault
    10. Sauber
    11. Manor

    I’m gonna wait it out until testing’s over to update as needed.

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    As expected for a while, Vandoorne is in at Dandelion Racing. The Stanaway/Theodore deal fell through, which is a shame. Cassidy is running Super GT & European F3 full-time, and Hirakawa is leaving single-seaters entirely to run SGT & the European Le Mans Series for an LMP2 team to be named later. Duval is staying in WEC & Formula E. Coletti is unlikely to get a ride.

    Narain Karthikeyan has taken the other Le Mans seat next to Kobayashi, and who could have foreseen these two as teammates five years ago?

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    Malja did a lot better than I’d expected in FR3.5 given his prior track record. I’ll set my expectations low on him this year, but there’s some potential.

    I like this grid. There’s a lot of strong drivers who all have a shot to become champion, which more than outweighs the weaknesses of the tail end of the grid.

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    Ogier wins a truncated Rally Sweden ahead of Paddon, who ties his career best, and Ostberg, who’s really gotten off to a great start in his return to Ford.

    Camilli’s retired from two straight, which wouldn’t look so bad – he is a rookie at this level after all – if he wasn’t looking up at both Tanak and Evans in the standings, and if their replacements over the offseason weren’t met so coldly.

    Craig Breen got points too!

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    Nirei Fukuzumi has been confirmed for a move up to ART Grand Prix. Here’s some things to know about Japan’s newest GP3 competitor:

    This is his third year of single-seaters. He was really quick in December testing at YMC. He had a dominant round last year in Motegi in Japanese F3, where he finished fourth in the championship behind second-year drivers Kenta Yamashita and Mitsunori Takaboshi, and Nick Cassidy, who had small handfuls of European F3 experience beforehand. As good as Nobuharu Matsushita is, Fukuzumi might be even better.

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    @lolzerbob That’s actually a fifth year of Daniel de Jong, Mr. #VeteranPresents himself. But he’s basically bankrolling Rowland’s drive, which is a good thing, and I’m glad that he’s recovered from that savage crash at Spa. Kinda like how Ricardo Gelael is bankrolling his son, his son’s teammate, and his son’s best friend who doesn’t even drive for the same team as the previous two.

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    Then again, we don’t know what potential MP Motorsport has had while De Jong has been their lead driver. Rowland did fairly well for them last year. Marco Sorensen and Tio Ellinas were good the year before. If they want to turn their form around, getting a driver on Rowland’s caliber is a good place to start.

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