Mon 31 Dec 2012
Sebastian Vettel has already achieved three world titles, 26 Formula One wins with 46 podium finishes, and 36 pole positions. An amazing record for one so young. Motorsport.com slots him second on our top 20 moments of 2012.
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At the start of the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Penske Racing's Brad Keselowski was not one of the favorites for the championship. Yet they won which makes them our #3 top 20 moment!
Sun 30 Dec 2012
An amazing return by BMW in the DTM with their M3 DTM cars in the tightly-contested German-based series, and Canadian driver Bruno Spengler finally landed his championship. Without a doubt, they are the number four in our top 20 moments countdown.
The two American sportscar series are now under NASCAR, but the final decisions still need to be made prior to the on-track competition in 2014. Motorsport.com placed it fifth in our top five moments of the year.
Audi Sport factory driver Allan McNish heads to the USA for the “Roar Before The 24” testing in Daytona, Florida with the Starworks Motorsport team. The Scotsman is one of many racers worldwide that take on the January 24 hour race in a one-off...
Antron Brown became the first African American racer of a four-wheel vehicle to earn a major American-based championship. The 2012 NHRA Top Fuel champion was selected by our staff to hold the #6 top moment spot.
Latest picture on my screen saver 2012-12-29: Motorsport.com art director Eric Gilbert presents the photos that he actually uses as screen savers (and that he has actually shot, also). Enjoy!
In 2011, INDYCAR sanctioning body was already in test mode with the new Dallara DW12 chassis that would house the powerplants for 2012. It is our seventh moment of the year so was the outcome as expected?
Sat 29 Dec 2012
Nani Roma, Monster Energy X-raid Team Mini driver, previews the 2013 Dakar. The Spaniard is ready for the demanding contest with the first stage on January 5th in Lima, Peru.
Ryan Hunter-Reay never gave up in his chase for the IZOD IndyCar crown. Nor did Michael Andretti and his Andretti Autosport team as they gave RHR the best they could.
With seven MotoGP championships, the Italian decided to go for the empty seat on the Yamaha Factory Team, and for those reasons, Valentino Rossi was named to the 8th spot on our top ten moments.
After an exciting season and the next already in sight, the men from Ferrari came together in Maranello at several meetings, also celebrating the upcoming holidays.
Kimi Raikkonen and is successful comeback lands in the 9th spot in the top 20 moments. The Iceman returned to Formula One with the Lotus team. His fans were happy, while others questioned his decision.
No surprise to note that the 10th top moment is for the Nissan DeltaWing. The newest prototype drew a lot of attention both on and off the track!
Fri 28 Dec 2012
Asian Le Mans Series prepares for their first season with special interviews, Mark Goddard, team principal for Craft Racing AMR, brings insight of the preparation to take on the new challenge in 2013.
The 11th top moment was an easy decision by the staff at Motorsport.com: The Clint Bowyer/Jeff Gordon fight at Phoenix which, of course, included their teams!
Following Marc Coma’s withdrawal from the Dakar 2013, Cyril Despres’ chances of winning the title a fifth time have certainly improved… but the competition for the French rider could be even stronger.
This year’s Formula One season saw a lot of crashes including the very dramatic start ones that saw cars get airborne. Obviously, they are one of the Motorsport.com top moments - number 12 out of 20.
We've extended the voting deadline so here's your last chance to help choose THE Big Picture of the year 2012. Make your vote count!
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Motorsport.com’s 13th top moment is the record holder of Formula One championships who lost his ride at Mercedes and swiftly went back into retirement. Michael Schumacher leaves the premier series with seven world championships.
In 2013, DRS will only be used during races and not during free practice and qualifying. Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen agrees with the FIA.
Playing in Petrov's favour is the desire to have a local driver on the grid when Russia hosts its inaugural grand prix in 2014.
While his hometown may have snow this time of the season, Jeg Coughlin has a smile that could warm up the coldest wintry weather in Ohio.
Will Power: self-discipline, control of oneself and one’s conduct and one heck of a racer but for the third consecutive time, he lost out on taking the IndyCar championship. The Team Penske driver thus becomes our 14th top moment.
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