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NEWS REVIEW - PUBLISHED ON APRIL 20TH 2009
Racing review: All the results
AUTOSPORT brings you the definitive who won what, and where, round-up from throughout the racing world last weekend


  By Matt Beer
 
 

This weekend saw new stars taking breakthrough victories in both China and Long Beach, just as former champions returned to the top in other series.

The maiden triumphs came from Red Bull Racing in the sodden Chinese Grand Prix, and De Ferran Motorsports in round two of the American Le Mans Series.

On the other side of the coin, popular veteran Mark Martin was overjoyed to end his lengthy NASCAR Sprint Cup losing streak. Dario Franchitti did not have to wait that long between IndyCar Series wins, but his Long Beach victory still marked his first success since returning from NASCAR.

There was also a new winner in the Formula Renault 3.5 series - this weekend's only European action - as Marcos Martinez commanded both Saturday's uneventful opener and Sunday's bizarre second round.

THE ACTIONMark Martin

NASCAR Nationwide: Biffle wins Phoenix Nationwide

NASCAR Cup: Martin takes popular Phoenix win

V8 Supercars: Whincup dominates Hamilton race one

V8 Supercars: Whincup adds comfortable race two win

FR3.5: Martinez wins Renault series opener

FR3.5: Martinez wins again in crazy second race

ALMS: De Ferran claims first ALMS victory

F1: Vettel scores Red Bull's maiden F1 win

IndyCar: Franchitti takes Long Beach victory

  FEATURES FROM APR 16, 2009 - APR 22, 2009
The Chinese GP preview
By Mark Glendenning
Stat Attack: China (pre-race)
By Michele Merlino
Qatar review: The dawn of a new era
By Toby Moody
MPH: Mark Hughes on...
By Autosport magazine
Formula Renault 3.5: Runners and riders
By Peter Mills
Formula Renault 3.5: Season preview
By Peter Mills
The complete 2009 Chinese GP review
By Matt Beer and Pablo Elizalde
Stat Attack: China (post-race)
By Michele Merlino
Racing review: All the results
By Matt Beer
Shanghai news wrap-up
By Matt Beer
Dodgy Business: It's a funny old game
By Tony Dodgins
SuperStats: Chinese Grand Prix
By David Wright
The Weekly Grapevine
By Dieter Rencken
Bamber's Week
By Jim Bamber
Online: F1's new feel-good factor
By Jonathan Noble
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  ABOUT MATT BEER
Matt Beer originally joined autosport.com as a weekend editor in the website's early days from 1998 to 2001, before spending several years writing for other motorsport websites, covering UK national racing, working for teams and drivers, and getting some degrees.

He returned to the autosport.com fold for the start of the 2006 season and has remained on board ever since. Alongside his journalistic career, Matt is a director of a company that runs several award-winning theatres at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
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