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IMSA: Long Beach – WTR takes third straight, Milner grabs GTLM victory

Ricky Taylor (#10 Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac DPi) started on pole and kept the lead from the start. GTLM pole-sitter Jan Magnussen (#3 Corvette Racing C7.R), however, was part of a three-car pileup behind Ed Brown in the #22 Extreme Speed Motorsports Nissan DPi. Toni Vilander in the Risi Competitizione Ferrari and Joey Hand in one of the Ford GTs were also involved. As the field circulated under caution with 1 hr 30 min remaining (of 1:40), Taylor led Tristan Nunez (#55 Mazda Racing DPi) and ...

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F1: Australia – Vettel takes first win since 2015, Ferrari championship lead

Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) earned his fourth straight Australian Grand Prix pole. The balance of Top 6 qualifiers were Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari), Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes), Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari), Max Verstappen (Red Bull), and Romain Grosjean (Haas’s best qualifying position ever). Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull), who crashed out in the first round of qualiftyin, stopped on track during warmup laps with a gearbox problem. He started the race, but three laps into it. The front four maint...

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IMSA: 12 Hours of Sebring – Wayne Taylor Racing, Corvette win

Joao Barbosa led Ricky Taylor and Misha Goikhberg under caution with 6 hr 12 min left in the race. Garret Grist ran first in Prototype Challenge. Joey Hand was at the point in GT Le Mans in front of Scott Dixon in the sister car. Mike Rockenfeller held P3 in class.  Jeroen Bleekemolen topped GT Daytona. Fittipaldi took over in the #5 with 5:48 to go, ceding the lead to Taylor. Taylor pitted 8 min later and came out in front of Fittipaldi. Fittipaldi retook the lead on track. With 4:33 le...

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IMSA: 24 Hours of Daytona – Wayne Taylor Racing, Ford, Porsche win

An extended rain-induced caution period was in place with 8 hr 30 min remaining, the second of the race. Jordan Taylor (#10 Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac DPi) led, followed by Marc Goossens (#90 VisitFlorida Racing Multimatic Riley-Gibson) and Felipe Albuquerque (#5 Action Express Racing Cadillac). Dirk Mueller’s #66 Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT circulated at the front of GTLM, with Mike Rockenfeller (#3 Corvette Racing C7.R) and Andy Priaulx (#69 Ford GT) following.  The overall leade...

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IMSA: 24 Hours of Daytona – Wayne Taylor Racing, Porsche, Acura lead at halfway point

Joao Barbosa started from the pole in the #5 Action Express Racing Cadillac DPi, with teammate Dane Cameron next door in the #31. The #31 Rebellion Racing XXX (Neel Jani) and #10 Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac (Ricky Taylor) made up Row 2. James French started on Prototype Challenge (PC) pole in the #38 Performance Tech Motorsports entry. Ford Chip Ganassi Racing GT’s held the top the spots in GT Le Mans (GTLM): #66 Joey Hand, #67 Richard Westbrook, and #68 Olivier Pla. GT Daytona was led t...

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IMSA: 24 Hours of Daytona – Cadillac, Ford, Ferrari top qualifiers for 2017 kickoff

Daytona International Speedway hosts the start of the 2017 racing from Jan. 26-29, as competitors from all corners of the world and a variety of racing disciplines convene for the 55th Rolex 24 At Daytona – the season-opening race of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 28 and 29 .   The Rolex 24 will see 55 competitors for the race’s 55th running. Twelve cars make up the Prototype class, with Daytona Prototype international (DPi) entrants f...

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Well done, Nico!

Nico Rosberg retired yesterday at age 31 after winning his first Formula 1 world championship at the end of his 11th season less than a week earlier. He bested three-time world champion, and Mercedes teammate, Lewis Hamilton on the way to equaling his father Keke’s one world title, claimed in 1982. I couldn’t be happier for him and his family. He and wife Vivian Sibold have a 1-year old daughter together. Assuming he’s saved anything (much less invested well) he has 10 lifetim...

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F1: Abu Dhabi – Rosberg world champion; Hamilton, not this time

The driver championship remained on the line at the start of the race, 12 points separating Mercedes teammates Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton. A Rosberg podium finish would clinch the title. Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull) had already clinched third in the championship. The race was also the last Formula 1 contest for Jenson Button (McLaren-Honda) and Felipe Massa (Williams). Hamilton took the lead at the start, Rosberg slotting in P2, and Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari) passing Ricciardo to move into th...

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WEC: 6 Hours of Bahrain – Audi 1-2 in swansong

The 6 Hours of Bahrain marked not just the end of the 2016 season but the end of Audi Sport Team Joest’s participation in the championship, Audi choosing to focus on Formula E competition instead after 18 years of endurance competition. It was also the final race of Mark Webber’s career, the Aussie retiring from the cockpit after storied runs in both Formula 1 and the highest rung of sports car racing, the latter of which included being crowned 2015 champion in the #1 Porsche and win...

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Lewis Hamilton started on pole in wet conditions, 19 points behind Mercedes teammate and Row-1 neighbor Nico Rosberg in the driver championship. A Rosberg win would clinch the title for him. Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari) started third and Max Verstappen (Red Bull) fourth. Rosberg’s front-row start was his 19th of 2016, a new single-season record. The race began behind the safety car, with full action beginning with Lap 8. Verstappen took third early in the lap. He pitted with the safety car ba...

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