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IMSA: Laguna Seca – New Ford GT takes first win; Honda-Ligier overall victor

Prototypes and GT Le Mans classes raced separately from the other  classes. Mazda locked down the front row, Tristan Nunez (#55) taking pole ahead of Tom Long (#70). Dane Cameron (#31 Action Express Corvette DP) and Ricky Taylor (#10 Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette DP) made up Row 2. Daniel Serra (#68 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 488) led the GTLM field to green, followed by the two Ford GTs, Ryan Briscoe (#67) ahead of Dirk Mueller (#66), and Tommy Milner (#4 Corvette Racing C7.R). Christian Fitti...

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F1: Russia – Rosberg wins seventh straight

Nico Rosberg (Mercedes) took pole by 0.706 sec, teammate (P10) Lewis Hamilton having made it to the final round of qualifying before a power unit failure sidelined him early in the session. Ferrari continued to suffer reliability issues, Sebastian Vettel getting a five grid-spot penalty for a transmission change to line up seventh. Russian Daniil Kvyat (Red Bull) qualified eighth. Rosberg came into the race having won six-straight and carrying a 36-point lead in the driver standings. Valtteri ...

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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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F1: China – Six in a row for Rosberg

Nico Rosberg (Mercedes) won pole ahead of Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull) and the Ferraris of Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel. Rosberg’s teammate started last on the grid following power unit replacement. Daniil Kvyat (Red Bull) passed inside Vettel through the first series of turns, the German colliding with Raikkonen in avoidance. Kyvat took third. Ricciardo snatched the lead at the start, but Rosberg passed him early in Lap 3 with the Aussie suffering a blown left-rear in the process a...

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IMSA: Long Beach – Wayne Taylor Racing, Porsche win

Christian Fittipaldi started on pole in the #5 Action Express Corvette DP, with Ricky Taylor (#10 Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette DP) next door. Tom Long put the #70 SpeedSource Mazda on the grid in third. Porsche North America 911s started 2-3 in GT Le Mans (GTLM), #912 Earl Bamber in front of #911 Patrick Pilet, with Bill Auberlen leading the class in the #25 BMW Team RLL M6. Taylor passed Fittipaldi through the first series of turns, with Long moving into second a couple of corners later. Bambe...

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F1: Bahrain – Rosberg takes fifth straight, Vandoorne scores in debut

Lewis Hamilton won pole, with Australia winner Nico Rosberg lining up second, the eighth-straight Mercedes front row lockout. Ferrari followed in Row 2, Sebastian Vettel ahead of Kimi Raikkonen, with Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull) besting Valtteri Bottas (Williams) on Row 3. Romain Grosjean started P9 for Haas. Stoffel Vandoorne qualified 12th for McLaren in his F1 debut, filling in for Fernando Alonso following his crash in Australia. Vandoorne had only driven the car for the first time on Friday....

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IMSA: 12 Hours of Sebring – ESM Honda-Ligier wins second straight enduro

  The #2 Extreme Speed Motorsports Honda-Ligier JS P2 won the Twelve Hours of Sebring to take its second straight win in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. With 5 min 45 sec to go, Pipo Derani passed Dane Cameron (#31 Action Express Corvette DP) to take the lead and the eventual victory, sweeping Daytona and Sebring in back-to-back rounds of the Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup.   “What a tough race this was,” said Derani. “We had some c...

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F1: Australia – Rosberg wins fourth straight to start 2016

Mercedes picked up where it left off in 2015, locking down the front row with Lewis Hamilton on pole and Nico Rosberg next to him. Ferrari occupied Row 2, Sebastian Vettel ahead of Kimi Raikkonen. Max Verstappen (Toro Rosso) started fifth and Felipe Massa (Williams) sixth. A second formation lap ran after Daniil Kvyat (Red Bull) brought his car to a stop just short of the starting grid. Vettel and Raikkonen moved into P1 and 2 at the start, Rosberg claiming third as Hamilton dropped to sixth. V...

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IMSA: 24 Hours of Daytona: Tandy fastest overall, Aleshin takes Prototype pole

Russian IndyCar driver Mikhail Aleshin overcame extremely wet conditions to capture the Prototype class pole for the 54th Rolex 24 At Daytona. Aleshin ran a lap of 2:05.793 (101.882 mph) in the Nissan-powered #37 BR01 fielded by Russian-based SMP Racing. The Prototype debuted in 2015 ELMS competition and is racing in North America for the first time.   ”I think the conditions were surprising for everyone,” Aleshin said. “During qualifying I was never sure while braking f...

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F1: Abu Dhabi – Rosberg wins third straight to close 2015

Nico Rosberg (Mercedes) won the Brazilian Grand Prix two weeks ago. He started on pole and led the entire race; the same for teammate Lewis Hamilton in second, and more or less the entire top part of the grid. Interlagos might be a fun circuit to drive, and a beautiful one to watch cars turn laps on, but riveting competition is not its forte. I love this form of this sport, but Brazil scored one for the haters. Rosberg and Hamilton topped qualifying again at Yas Marina. Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari)...

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