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    Somewhere in the world, Will Buxton jumped up a hundred feet in the air in celebration.

    This makes up for re-hiring Brian Barnhart, and if CFH needed a driver to replace Mike Conway as the road course specialist, they got a really good one.

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    Nato is gonna fill the role of Decently Quick Monaco Specialist left behind by Coletti and Richelmi just fine, perhaps even better.

    Ocon is still on the cards for a GP2 move, but he just doesn’t seem a good “fit” anywhere on the surface except DAMS, which is already booked up with last year’s Red Bull juniors (Lynn has now parted ways).

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    Trident turned Cecotto into a top-5 driver and got the most productive season out of Canamasas, who aren’t on the same caliber as Marciello by any stretch. And Marciello has already tested for Trident before in 2013 post-season testing and set the fastest time on the first day.

    It may be political, but this is a solid move by a team who, just a year and a half ago, had to take Ricardo Teixiera as a paying option.

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    And that’s all before we decide where Esteban Ocon is hanging his hat.

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    So were Caterham Racing as a whole as a team on their way out the door.

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    So much for the deadwood mediocrities. Holy post-watershed vocabulary, that’s a strong team DAMS put together.

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    Rodolfo Gonzalez says he’s committed to Indycar in 2015 with multiple offers on the table.

    Good thing he’s not buying his ride via a ton of Citgo Cash but rather his amazing track record in series such as GP2!

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    Nico Hulkenberg confirmed. In the post-Bellof era, a deal like this is a very rare yet pleasant occurrence.

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    @jb001 I know about Valsecchi’s test with SPM. I’d just assumed Leal would be moving to North America this season given his connections to Juan Montoya.

    In reality, I’m not too bothered by any of these moves. GP2 and WSR had roughly the same amount of top-level F1 prospects last year, and its not as if the midfield of 2nd and 3rd-year drivers in WSR is leagues better than the midfield of 2nd to 5th-year drivers in GP2. With drivers like Latifi, Stuvik, Kirchhoefer, Ocon, Bernstorff, and Stanaway testing this week, if they were to all somehow make the GP2 grid next year – that’s a very good haul of promising talent coming into GP2 to join those who will likely return – Vandoorne, Marciello, Gasly, and Evans.

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    I thought for sure that Leal would have been jumping to Indycar or Indy Lights.

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    Scott Dixon and Dario Franchitti multiple times in IndyCar.

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    9th November – Super Formula – Kazuki Nakajima – Suzuka, Japan – Race 9 of 9
    16th November – Super GT (GT500 Class) – Tsugio Matsuda and Ronnie Quintarelli – Motegi, Japan – Race 8 of 8
    16th November – Super GT (GT300 Class) – Nobuteru Taniguchi and Tatsuya Kataoka – Motegi, Japan – Race 8 of 8

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    For the record, Speed no longer exist and NBC Sports got the F1 rights back in 2013.

    I’m very glad Will is sticking around with them – for all the undeserved flack they get for being forced to run in-race advertisements in a market where NASCAR and IndyCar can’t run without commercial interruption, or for “dumbing down” the coverage to actually try and attract new viewers, their coverage has been the best it’s ever been in the States.

    I’m just wondering who will replace him in the GP2/3 booth.

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    That’d be a big “get” for Toyota and the WEC.

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    I remember a race at Homestead Miami Speedway, 1998, it was him and Michael Andretti dueling for the win. In the end, Andretti won, but Moore put up a huge fight.

    His was the first death that hit hard, the first time a driver I recognized was killed at the wheel.

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