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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 starting freelancing for AUTOSPORT.com in the first week of its existence in 1999, and spent the next decade-and-a-half dovetailing increasing amounts of time contributing to it with working for other Haymarket motorsport websites, UK national reporting, co-managing award-winning Edinburgh Festival Fringe theatres, racing driver and team PR, and getting some degrees, plus contributions to an AUTOCOURSE Champ Car yearbook and the FIA Institute's in-house magazine. Now deputy editor of AUTOSPORT.com, he also oversees AUTOSPORT's talent development programme for emerging motorsport writers.
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