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FIA WEC: 6 Hours of Spa – Toyota, Ferrari take 1-2s; G-Drive, Aston Martin also win

Toyota Gazoo Racing TS050 Hybrids finished 1-2 at the 6 Hours of Spa, Sebastien Buemi (#8) outrunning Kamui Kobayashi (#7) to the checkered flag by just 1.992 sec. The #2 Porsche 919 Hybrid (Brendon Hartley, Earl Bamber, Timo Bernhard) finished third. The 1-2 finish was Toyota’s first in WEC competition since the 6 Hours of Shanghai in 2014. The #8 (Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima, Anthony Davidson) also won the season opener at Silverstone.   Alex Lynn, Roman Rusinov, and Pierre Thiriet won...

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WEC: 6 Hours of Fuji – Toyota, G-Drive take first wins of 2016

The #7 Audi Sport Team Joest R18 started on pole, but all three LMP1 makes led at some point early in the race. The #7 retired during the first hour, race officials determining that its drive-train was out of homologation. Leaders half way in were the #8 Audi, the #42 Strakka Racing Gibson-Nissan (LMP2), the #66 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Team UK GT (GTE Pro), and the #98 Aston Martin Racing Vantage (GTE Am).   Competition at the front of the field was extremely tight, the #6 Toyota Gazoo R...

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WEC: 24 Hours of Le Mans – Toyota, Signatech, Ferraris lead at halfway

Porsche, Toyota, and Audi qualified in the order at the front of the grid, the #2 Porsche Team 919 Hybrid (Romain Dumas, Neel Jani, Marc Lieb) starting on the pole. LMP2 qualifying had the #26 G-Drive Racing Oreca 05-Nissan starting first followed by the #35 Baxi DC Racing Alpine A460-Nissan and the #36 Signatech Alpine A460-Nissan. Ford Chip Ganassi Teams USA and UK took three of the top four spots in GTE Pro qualifying. The USA #68 GT started on the pole (Joey Hand, Dirk Muller, Sebastien Bou...

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WEC: 6 Hours of Silverstone – Audi crosses line first, excluded; appeals

Audi Sport Team Joest R18s held down Row 1 on the starting grid, Andre Lotterer (#7) on pole with Oliver Jarvis (#8) next to him. The  #1 Porsche Team 919 Hybrid entry piloted by Mark Webber started third and the #2 Porsche driven by Romain Dumas fourth. Roman Rusinov was tops in LMP2, driving the #26 G-Drive Racing-Nissan machine, followed by Pipo Derani (#11 Extreme Speed Motorsports-Nissan) and Bruno Senna (#41 RGR Sport by Morano-Nissan). Davide Rigon was the fastest GTE Pro driver in ...

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Formula 1 2012: Brazilian Grand Prix - Button takes race, Vettel the title

Photo: SPEED TV The 2012 Formula 1 season started off with unprecedented parity, seven different drivers winning the first seven races. From Fernando Alonso’s (Ferrari) late June victory at the European Grand Prix, however, Ferrari, Red Bull, and McLaren reintroduced their stranglehold at the top, Kimi Raikkonen’s (Lotus) win in Abu Dhabi at the start of the month marking the only exception to their hegemony. Red Bull locked up the constructor’s championship last week at t...

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Formula 1 2012: Japanese Grand Prix - Vettel wins, but Kobayashi steals the show

Just when it looked like Lewis Hamilton (McLaren) was going to make a run at Fernando Alonso (Ferrari), Red Bull had a return to 2011 form, with Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber locking down the first two spots on the grid, unveiling a new double-DRS system in the process. It was Vettel’s fourth pole in four starts at Suzuka. As bad as this might be for Hamilton’s driver’s championship prospects, it’s even worse for McLaren constructor’s hopes, Red Bull entering the...

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Formula 1 2012: Lotus' Grosjean suspended one race for Spa crash

Photo: Lotus F1 Team www.formula1.com reports: Lotus’s Romain Grosjean has been given a one-race ban after the stewards at Spa-Francorchamps judged him to be responsible for causing the first-corner accident at the start of Sunday’s 2012 Formula 1 Shell Belgian Grand Prix. The ban means Grosjean will miss next weekend’s Italian event, which takes place at Monza from September 7-9. He has also been fined 50,000 Euros. “The stewards regard this incident as an ex...

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Formula 1 2012:  Belgian Grand Prix - Button start-to-finish

Photo: Getty Images. Qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps showed that the month-long summer break hadn’t done a thing to dampen the 2012 Formula 1 season’s competitiveness. Bottom, middle, and top; surprises were evident everywhere. Nico Rosberg (Mercedes) failed to make it out of Q1, while Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull) mired in Q2. And at the top? Jenson Button (McLaren) won his first pole in 61 races (Monaco 2009). Kamui Kobayashi (Sauber) became the first ...

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Formula 1 2012: German Grand Prix - Alonso wins his third

Photo: Getty Images Another rainy weekend was waiting for the Formula 1 2012 teams in Hockenheim, Germany, for the German Grand Prix. Fernando Alonso (Ferrari) prevailed to take poll position, with Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull) second, and Mark Webber (Red Bull) third. Webber, however, was assigned a five-spot grid penalty for a gearbox change, ceding P3 to Michael Schumacher (Mercedes) in his home race. Schumi was joined on the second row by fellow German Nico Hulkenberg (Force India). Schumach...

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Formula 1 2012: Chinese Grand Prix

Race 3 of the 2012 Formula 1 season brings the series to Shanghai for the Grand Prix of China. Even before the race itself, drama was running high. Nico Rosberg drove to his first pole in 111 races and in the process gave Mercedes its first since Juan Manuel Fangio at Monza in 1955. At the same time, defending champion Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull) failed to make into Q3 for the first time since 2009, taking 11th on the grid and being out-qualified by teammate Mark Webber for the third time this s...

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