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Mario Fritzsche

Growing up in Plauen, Mario's first visits to a racetrack naturally took place at the Schleizer Dreieck during the 1980s. In 1989 he was finally infected with the racing buzz, following Formula 1 and 500cc motorcycle racing on TV. From the beginning of the 90s, when channels like Eurosport along with relevant racing literature became available, there was no turning back. Even though F1 and 500cc continued to be followed, Mario's main focus of interest from then on has been on CART and NASCAR. And what used to be a hobby for years - before, during and after studying media informatics - has been the job as motorsports editor since 2011. Following five years of coverage for Motorsport-Total.com from Munich, Mario migrated to the USA. Since 2016 he reports from Miami for Motorsport.com, and since 2017 also again for Motorsport-Total.com, on IndyCar and NASCAR, plus MotoGP and various other racing series. Besides, he worked as a TV commentator for the NASCAR broadcasts on Motorvision TV. When there's no racing action, you can find Mario without an engine in Miami Beach on the beach.

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Ferrari Challenge NA: MacNeil, McCarthy win on 488 Evo debut

Road Atlanta saw the on-track debut of the Ferrari 488 Challenge Evo with Cooper MacNeil and Jason McCarthy taking the victories.

Breaking down NASCAR's Championship 4 drivers

Take a closer look at the four drivers who will battle for the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday.

Miami F1 Festival thrills 80,000 fans

While the US Grand Prix ran at Circuit of The Americas in Austin, the fifth edition of an F1 festival took place in downtown Miami, featuring show runs by Emerson Fittipaldi, Takuma Sato and more.

All Malaysian GP winners till date

We recount all winners of the Malaysian Grand Prix, which has been an active part of the Formula 1 calendar since 1999.

Gallery: All Italian Grand Prix winners since 2010

With the exception of 1980, Monza has always been the host of the Italian Grand Prix. We've compiled a list of all winners of this iconic race since start of the millennium.

Gallery: F1 races with record number of spectators

In the written history of Formula 1 since the 1950s, there were several races that had 200,000 spectators or more at the track on Sunday!

Gallery: Career of triple F1 champion Nelson Piquet

Having won three championships in a career spanning over a decade, Nelson Piquet is one of the most successful F1 drivers of all time. We profile the career of the Brazilian...

F1's greatest cars: McLaren-Mercedes MP4/13

With or without the controversial 'four-wheel steering', Adrian Newey's McLaren MP4/13 has asserted itself as one of the greatest Formula 1 cars ever made.

How Force India's predecessor team nearly took a surprise win

At the 2007 European Grand Prix Spyker's (now Force India) Markus Winkelhock staged a surprise story on his Formula 1 debut. We reflect back at his heroics.

Gallery: All British GP winners since 2000

The British Grand Prix is one of the longest standing races on the calendar. We list down all drivers who've won at the Silverstone Circuit since the turn of the millennium.

Gallery: F1's 10 youngest podium finishers

Lance Stroll became F1's second youngest podium finisher at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, joining an elite list that also includes Bruce McLaren, Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel. Full list below...

Gallery: All Spanish Grand Prix winners since 2000

Ahead of this weekend's Spanish GP, we compile a list of drivers who've won this European race since 2000.

Gallery: Melbourne's Australian GP F1 winners

Here are all the winners and podium finishers at the Australian Grand Prix since it moved to Melbourne.

One-on-one with NASCAR Whelen Euro CEO Jerome Galpin

NASCAR sanctioned series continues impressive growth throughout Europe