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  • 01:16

    Motorsports Unplugged: Formula One and What About NASCAR?

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    Formula One comes down to the wire this weekend in AbuDhabi with Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes fighting for the World Championship. Is Formula One becoming les relevant? NASCAR ended it's season last weekend at Homestead Flroida with Kevin Harvicl taking the Sprint Cup tile under the new playoff system. Did it work? Join Michele Rahal and Gene Boyer to find out , right here on Motorsports Unplugged Radio!

  • 00:16

    Formula One Champion Lewis Hamilton on Pole for 2015 Australian Grand Prix

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    Opening season for Formula One got off to an exciting start in Melbourne, Australia.  Two-time world champion kicked off the start of the weekend by grabbing the pole position. His teammate and closest rival, Nico Rosberg locked out the second position for a one-two Mercedes front row, for Sunday’s race. Teenage rookie, Max Verstappen was impressive on the track and made the top ten. However, the much anticipated McLaren-Honda debut was disappointing to fans and drivers, who had high expectations for the return of Honda in Formula One. Jenson Button did his best, and Fernando Alonso was still out for medical reasons.


    Red Bull lead driver Daniel Ricciardo will start in seventh position, while his former teammate, four-time champion Sebastian Vettel, will start fourth. Ferrari seems poised; to give Williams and Red Bull a fight this season


    In more drama and woes on and off the track for Manor, formally Marussia, Will Stevens and Roberto Merhi never made it onto the track for qualifying. While Sauber has been embroiled with a lawsuit over, which driver has a right to a seat, for the 2015 season? We will have additional details on the drama of both teams in the Xiro Xone F1 Report, on Sunday.

  • 00:13

    Formula One Grand Prix Spa De Francorchamp Belgium Preview

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    After nearly a month on vacation, the Formula One Grand Prix returns to Belgium. With vacation over and Formula One getting back into the swing of things,top teams such as Mercedes, Williams, Red Bull and Ferrari are gearing up to continue the fight for championship, while other teams are showing great strength and promise.  Sahara Force India, Lotus, and Marrussia have surprised many. Sauber is more improved than ever, and Toro Rosso has over shadowed their return with the announcement that a young 17-year old Dutchman will become their newest Formula One driver, next season.  


    In other news, The Autodome in Sochi Russia, has been cleared by Charlie Whiting to host the upcoming, Formula One race.

  • 00:15

    Lewis Hamilton’s Dramatic Pole At Formula One Grand Prix Qualifying in Singapore

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    Just when Nico Rosberg thought he would be pole sitter for the Formula One Grand Prix in Singapore, his team-mate Lewis Hamilton pulls the rug out in Q3 by seven one-thousandth of a second.  Red Bull Daniel Ricciardo was 3rd, his team-mate Sebastian Vettel 4th, and Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso was 5th.  This was the sixth pole position of the 2014 season for Hamilton and a much needed one, for a track like Singapore. Sundays race in Singapore will be the first test of the new radio rules.


    Entertainment- The Pet Shop Boys-Kicking off the weekend is UK’s most successful music duo and three-time Brit Award winner Pet Shop Boys, who are slated to enthrall audiences before the start of the Formula One qualifying session on Saturday. Having sold more than 50 million records worldwide, Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe’s energetic electropop sound, avant-garde costumes and fervent fan base will transform the Circuit Park into an electrifying pre-race party


    Six-time Grammy winner and Emmy winner Ziggy Marley will perform in Zones 1 and 4 at the Marina Bay Street Circuit. Fresh from winning Best Reggae Album at the 2014 Grammy Awards, Ziggy Marley will mark his debut performance in Singapore at the seventh edition of the night race. He will perform after the on-track action at the Village Stage on Saturday, 20 September and before the Formula One race on Sunday, 21 at the Esplanade Outdoor Theatre Stage.


    Returning to Singapore after thirteen years, one of UK’s biggest pop star Robbie Williams will perform after the Formula One qualifying on Saturday, 20 September 2014 at the Padang Stage


    Originally from Colombia, The Shock’s cover Latin Pop, Latin Jazz and reggae. The 7-member band will groove on Zone 1 at the Village Stage on Friday and Sunday, as well as the Paddock Club Lifestyle Stage on Saturday.


    Stay tuned to Xiro Xone News and F1 Sports


     

  • 00:16

    Lewis Hamilton Wins Formula One Grand Prix China with Brains Brawn and Talent

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    Sunday’s Formula One Grand Prix in Shanghai China was off to a great start, with champion race leader, Lewis Hamilton on pole. Fresh off the starting line behind Lewis was Rosberg and Vettel.  By lap 12, the top seven on the track were Hamilton, Rosberg, Vettel, Raikkonen, Massa, Grosjean and Verstappen.


    Toro Rosso’s Max Verstappen, the youngest driver in Formula One, out drove the big bad Red Bulls, until lap 54 when he suffered a DNF in what appeared to be, gearbox failure.  Unfortunately, the safety car was deployed.  The race was finished under the safety car with a Mercedes 1-2, lead by Lewis Hamilton who won comfortably crossed the finish line first, Rosberg second, Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen third and fourth respectively.  Coming in fifth was Williams-Martini driver Felipe Massa, with teammate Valtteri Bottas close behind in sixth.  A great surprise for the Lotus team when Romain Grosjean, came in seventh.  The Sauber garage was quite jubilant when, both of their drivers finished in the top ten. In another star-studded podium interview, the great Olympian runner, Edwin Moses, conducted the interview with Hamilton, Vettel and Rosberg, just as Arnold Schwarzeneggar did at the Australian Grand Prix.  The thorn in Mercedes side this season will be Ferrari, and the thorn in Ferrari’s side, will be Williams.


    Keep it tuned to Xiro Xone F1 Sports News.  Fun and Informative.

  • 00:15

    World Champion Lewis Hamilton on Pole at the Formula One Grand Prix in Shanghai

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    World Champion Lewis Hamilton is in pole position for the third time, since the start of the season. Racing in the beautiful city of Shanghai, Mercedes driver, Lewis Hamilton, will lead the pack on Sunday, at the Formula One Grand Prix China.  Hamilton’s teammate Nico Rosberg pushed his way into second, leaving the Ferrari drivers Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen, third and fourth.  Formula One teams, Mercedes AMG, Scuderia Ferrari, and Williams-Martini have started making moves on the track to build Championship Constructors points. Ferrari and Williams are poised to fight it out on the track, against the superiority of Mercedes.  Not to be ignored are the Red Bulls Daniil Kvyat and Daniel Ricciard, or Sauber, whose drivers Felipe Nasr and Marcus Ericcson made it into the top ten at qualifying.


    The Sahara Force India team is at the bottom of the heap, and may remain there until their upgraded packages arrive, mid season. Dropping off the pace at qualifying was McLaren.  When Fernando Alonso was asked about the performance of the McLaren Honda, he relied, “I enjoyed the session. All the updates we brought here seem to be working as we’d expected, and they’ve put us closer to the mid-pack. It’s very encouraging to see that we’re moving firmly in the right direction – it’s a question of time as to when we’ll become competitive.  “Obviously, we began the season from a lower starting point than some of the other teams, so it’s been easier for us to make quick improvements, but the team is so focused and determined to improve – that’s very impressive."


    Keep it tuned to Xiro Xone F1 Sports

  • 00:15

    Xiro Xone F1 : Hockenheim Germany Ready For Formula One

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    Preview day at the Formula One track in Hoeckenheim, Germany is all abuzz with the news that, Merceses AMG driver Nico Rosberg has signed a news multi-year contract to stay with the team.  German champion Sebastian Vettel, with Red Bull Formula One is a four time World Champion who won last year at Nubering.  Although there are 3-German drivers that will be on the track, Vettel is currently the fan favorite for this weekend's race.


    Stay tuned to Xiro Xone News and Xiro Xon F1 Sports

  • 00:15

    Lewis Hamilton Wins the Big Bad Battle in Bahrain at the Formula One Grand Prix

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    There was plenty of drama when the lights went down at the Formula One Grand Prix in Bahrain.  The night race started with Mercedes pole sitter and champion, Lewis Hamilton out front.  Hamilton was followed by Ferrari drivers Sebastian Vettel and teammate, Kimi Raikkonen, who worked together to block Mercedes second driver, Nico Rosberg, from advancing from third to second, by pushing him back to fourth.  A determined Rosberg was not going to settle for third or fourth, so, in lap nine, Rosberg overtook Raikkonen and Vettel to claim second, while Hamilton remained the leader of the pack.


    In lap 35 when Rosberg emerged from a pit stop, Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel leap frogged and got out in front, but could not stay there. Meanwhile, both Toro Rosso drivers Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz Jr. were retired.


    By lap 47, it was Hamilton, Rosberg, Raikkonen, Bottas and Vettel in the top five.  Going into the final 7 laps, there was a fierce battle between Nico Rosberg and Kimi Raikkonen for second. Moving into lap 56 Raikkonen overtook Rosberg and claimed second, pushing Rosberg into third.  On the podium after the race, Raikkonen was disappointed that he had to settle for second, while fans wondered out loud if he was deluding himself into thinking he could have caught up with, and overtaken Hamilton, in the unstoppable Mercedes power unit.


    Crossing the finish line after the top three was Valtteri Bottas in fourth, Sebastian Vettel fifth, and Daniel Ricciardo who, barely made it across the finish line amidst a huge cloud of smoke bellowing from the back of his car. 


    Late Breaking News: The F1 race in Monza may be hanging in the wings. Like Germany, Monza has money problems.  The German automotive industry VW-Audi, did a study that showed tremendous support for an Audi F1 team, but, they dislike Bernie Egglestone so much, they refused to enter F1 as long as he is in control.

  • 00:16

    Xiro Xone Live Sports: Formula One Brazil

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    News and analysis of Formula One Brazil at Interlagos: The last race of the Formula1 World Championship Grand Prix. Plus, overview of teams and drivers as the season ends.  Superstar Lewis Hamilton leaves McLaren with gratitude, friendship, and respect.  Red Bull Sebastian Vettel makes history as the youngest driver to win three championship races, and Red Bull Racing's third consecutive constructors win. 

  • 00:15

    News and Sports Recap From The Formula One Grand Prix in Bahrain

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    News and Sports recap from the Dormula One Grand Prix in Bahrain


    Late Breaking News: The F1 race in Monza may be hanging in the wings. Like Germany, Monza has money problems.  The German automotive industry VW-Audi, did a study that showed tremendous support for an Audi F1 team, but, they dislike Bernie Egglestone so much, they refused to enter F1 as long as he is in control.

  • 00:31

    Motorsports Unplugged: Formula One and What About NASCAR?

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    Formula One comes down to the wire this weekend in AbuDhabi with Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes fighting for the World Championship. Is Formula One becoming less relevant? NASCAR ended it's season last weekend at Homestead Flroida with Kevin Harvicl taking the Sprint Cup tile under the new playoff system. Did it work? Join Michele Rahal and Gene Boyer to find out , right here on Motorsports Unplugged Radio!