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FIA WEC: 24 Hours of Le Mans preview – Toyota, Ligier, Ferrari lead the way

Photo: Toyota Racing   The #8 Toyota Racing TS 040 Hybrid continued its 2014 World Endurance Championship strength by posting the fastest time in Wednesday’s free practice in advance of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The car turned in a best lap of 3:23.652 on its sixteenth circuit of 43 with Anthony Davidson behind the wheel. The 43 laps run during the 4-hr practice session was tied for the most of any vehicle with the #14 Porsche Team 919 Hybrid. Davidson’s time was 0.324 sec fa...

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F1: Canada – Ricciardo earns first Formula 1 win

Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton again locked down the front row for Mercedes, Rosberg winning his first Canadian pole. Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull) started third, with Valtteri Bottas (Williams) completing Row 2. Hamilton leapt ahead at the start and got knocked to the right as Rosberg drew even, creating an opening for Vettel to move into P2. The safety car came out before completion of the first lap as the two Marussia entries collided and took each other out, just one event after having earn...

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USCC: Detroit – Taylors take the win; Ferrari tops GT

Richard Westbrook (#90 Spirit of Daytona Corvette DP) won the pole. Gustavo Yacaman (#42 OAK Racing Morgan-Nissan) started fourth and came into the race fourth in the standings. Ricky and Jordan Taylor (#10 Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette DP) won the race by just 0.207 sec over Westbrook and co-driver Michael Valiante. Olivier Pla brought the #42 in third. The win was Jordan Taylor’s third straight at Detroit, having won the last two events held there as part of the Grand-Am series. Ricky T...

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F1: Monaco – Rosberg wins, retakes championship lead

Mercedes locked down the front row of the grid, last year’s winner Nico Rosberg besting teammate and 2008 Monaco champion Lewis Hamilton. 2014 points-leader Hamilton continued to whine, this time feeling Rosberg had unfairly impeded his progress on course, preventing him from taking the pole. Hamilton had won four straight races coming into Monaco and started on the front row for every race of the season. Rosberg, second in the drivers’ championship by just 3 points, won the first ...

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F1: Spain – Hamilton wins fourth straight, Rosberg takes P2; Red Bull rising?

The two Mercedes started on the front row at Circuit de Catalyuna, Lewis Hamilton on pole and Nico Rosberg next to him. The duo maintained their positions at the start, with Valtteri Bottas (Williams) taking third from Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull). During Lap 6 (of 66) Ricciardo was advised by this team that he didn’t have the speed to overtake and to drop back to a 2-sec gap and maintain his tires. During Lap 14, however, Ricciardo was still just 0.466 sec behind the Finn, with Rosberg in...

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FIA WEC: Spa-Francorchamps – Toyota, G-Drive remain undefeated

Photo: Gabi Tomescu/Adrenal Media.com   Anthony Davidson, Nicolas Lapierre, and Sebastien Buemi secured their second 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship victory in two races, crossing the finish line of the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps in their #8 Toyota TS040 Hybrid 1 min 13.926 sec ahead of the #1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro (Lucas di Grassi, Loic Duval, Tom Kristensen). It was nearly a second 1-2 for Toyota, the Audi having crossed the line just 6.935 seconds in front of the #7 Toyota (A...

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FIA WEC: Silverstone – Toyota finishes 1-2; Porsche, Webber third in debut

Photo: Sean Smith/Adrenal Media After 1 hr, the #8 and #7 Toyota Hybrid TS040s ran first and second ahead of the #20 Porsche 919 Hybrid and the #2 Audi e-tron quattro. The #7 had started on pole, with thet #1 Audi in P2. Andre Lotterer (#2 Audi) passed Alexander Wurz (#7 Toyota) on Lap 13 to take the lead before rain started 36 min into the race. After the first cycle of pit stops, Sebastian Buemi (#8 Toyota) emerged in the lead, ahead of Wurz and Lotterer, still on slicks. Lucas di Grassi (#1 ...

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F1: China – Mercedes 1-2, Alonso takes third for Ferrari

Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) won his 34th career pole in a rainy qualifying session in Shanghai, passing Jim Clark and Alain Prost to move into fourth on the all-time list. Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel (both Red Bull) qualified second and third. Hamilton’s teammate Nico Rosberg spun in the final corner of the session to take fourth.Hamilton’s drive continued Mercedes’ dominance, one car or the other having started P1 in all four races of the year. Three of the four qualif...

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FIA WEC: Silverstone – Toyota takes pole by 0.005 sec

Alex Wurz and Kaz Nakajima piloted the #7 Toyota TS040 Hybrid to P1 on the starting grid, posting an average time of 1:42.774. Stephane Sarrazin is the car’s third driver. WEC qualifying takes place over 25 min, with each team using two drivers and the average of their best two laps determining starting position. Defending champions Tom Kristensen and Loic Duval posted a time of 1:42.779 in #1 Audi e-tron quattro. Lucas di Grassi replaces the retired Allan McNish as the team’s thir...

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FIA WEC: Silverstone – Porsche, G-Drive, Ferrari top first practice

Photo: DR/Porsche Motorsport The #14 Porsche 919 Hybrid debuted at the top of the time sheets at Silverstone, Marc Leib setting a time of 1:44.042 in Free Practice 1. Loic Duval was second quickest in the #1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro (1:44.470). Toyota was two-tenths back, Anthony Davidson driving the #8 Toyota to a fast lap of 1:44.661. Roman Rusinov drove the #26 G-Drive Racing Morgan-Nissan to the top of LMP2 at 1:51.004, followed by Nicolas Minassian, #27 SMP Racing Oreca 03 Nissan (1:51.743...

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