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Webber looking forward to Hungaroring challenge

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Mark Webber is looking forward to Formula One’s return to Hungary next weekend as he hopes to repeat his win from 2010 at the Hungaroring, just outside of Budapest.

The Australian driver, who will retire at the end of the season, spoke about his affinity for the circuit in Red Bull’s grand prix preview.

“The favourite part of the circuit for me is after the top chicane, the left right, it’s the middle sector basically, which is really rewarding,” Webber said. “It’s quite nice to put a Formula One car on the limit through there because it’s quite challenging for the driver.”

Webber also recalled some of his fondest memories at the circuit, with this year’s race marking his final Hungarian GP as a Formula One driver.

“My first ever race there was 1998 with the Mercedes sportscar, where we won the race. The Hungaroring has been a good circuit for me over the years and I have picked up a lot of points there, including my F1 win in 2010.”

Currently lying 5th in the drivers’ championship, Webber will be hoping to claim his first win of the season ahead of the summer break.

V8SC: Mostert, five marshals injured in heavy qualifying crash (VIDEO)

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Chaz Mostert, the defending Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 champion, and five corner marshals have been injured following Mostert’s heavy accident in qualifying coming through the exit of the Dipper at Mount Panorama.

Mostert clipped the apex at a left-hand corner, which then ricocheted him both right and then left again at the corner, the last of the impacts shooting him up the retaining wall with severe left side damage to his No. 6 Pepsi Max Racing Ford Falcon.

Mostert was conscious, but has sustained a fractured left femur and a fractured left wrist, and has been airlifted to hospital.

Five corner marshals were also injured. Four of them sustained minor injuries while a fifth was taken to a hospital in stable condition.

V8 Supercars CEO James Warburton said this in a statement:

“Our number one priority is the safety of our drivers and officials. Our thoughts are with Chaz and his family and the marshals who do an incredible job.

“I’d like to thank the specialist emergency response teams and medical staff at the circuit.”

The video is below.  All remaining track activity for the day has been canceled.

Pippa Mann, breast cancer survivors paint IMS’ start/finish line pink

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We’ve written a fair bit on MotorSportsTalk about the efforts Pippa Mann has done in working with the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer awareness. Susan G. Komen has supported Mann’s last two runs at the Indianapolis 500, when she’s driven the No. 63 Honda for Dale Coyne Racing.

This being National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the awareness hit a new level with Mann working alongside breast cancer survivors to paint the start/finish line at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s iconic Yard of Bricks pink for the day.

IMS president Doug Boles also joined in the opportunity.

View a selection of photos and social posts below. More is linked here, via IndyCar.com.