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F1: Canada – Hamilton leads Mercedes 1-2, Bottas takes third

Mercedes locked down the front row at Montreal’s Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Lewis Hamilton on pole and Nico Rosberg next to him. Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari) started third and Valtteri Bottas (Williams) fourth. These four held their positions at the start. Raikkonen pitted from third on Lap 27 (of 70). He spun at Turn 10 during his out lap. Bottas came in one lap later, with Rosberg setting fastest lap of the race. Hamilton came in from the lead during Lap 29. Rosberg followed the next lap, c...

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PWC: Belle Isle, Round 10 – Estre’s McLaren fastest of all

The grid was set by points, qualifying having been cut short by an accident. Olivier Beretta (#61 R. Ferri Motorsports Ferrari 458 GT3 Italia) started on pole. Kevin Estre (#9 K-PAX Racing McLaren 650S GT3) lined up next to him, followed by Johnny O’Connell (#3 Cadillac Racing ATS-V GT3) and Ryan Eversley (RealTime Racing Acura TLX GT) Nicky Catsburg (#25 Blancpain Racing Lamborghini Gallardo GT3 FL2) rose from P9 on the grid to take fourth from Eversley during the first lap. Estre took t...

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F1: Monaco – Rosberg takes third straight Monaco win as Mercedes scuttles Hamilton

Ten of the last 11 Grands Prix in Monaco have been won from pole position, held by Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) for this year’s event. Teammate Nico Rosberg, the winner of the last two Monaco Grand Prix, started next to Hamilton. Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) started third, and Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull) fourth. A Ferrari driver had not won  in Monaco since Michael Schumacher in 2001. A 30% chance of rain was forecast for the 78-lap race. Daniil Kvyat jumped teammate Ricciardo on the star...

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F1: Spain – Rosberg wins; first of season, first at Spain

Nico Rosberg (Mercedes) beat teammate Lewis Hamilton, who started P2, for pole for the first time this season. It was Hamilton’s 13th consecutive front-row start. 67% of F1 Grand Prix at Circuit de Barcelona Catalunya have been won from pole, 92% from the front row. Row 2 consisted of Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) and Valtteri Bottas (Williams). The surprise of qualifying came from Toro Rosso, which put its two rookie drivers on Row 3: Carlos Sainz Jr. (20-years old) P5 and Max Verstappen (17...

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FIA WEC: 6 Hours of Spa – Audi wins again, Rees for the first time

Porsche locked down the first three positions in the starting grid at Spa-Francorchamps. The #17 Porsche Team 919 Hybrid driven by Timo Bernhard and Brendan Hartley was fastest (average fastest laps of 1 min 54.767 sec), followed by the team’s third entry, the #19 piloted by Nico Hulkenburg and Nick Tandy (+0.258 sec). Neel Jani and Marc Lieb followed in the #18. The Audi Sport Team Joest #7 R18 e-tron quattro was the first non-Porsche, lining up fourth on the grid and driven by Andre Lott...

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F1: Bahrain – Hamilton wins again, Raikkonen closing at end

Ferrari managed to close the qualifying gap on Mercedes, Sebastian Vettel starting on the outside of Row 1 next to Lewis Hamilton, who claimed his fourth-straight pole to start the 2015 season. Row 2 was another Mercedes-Ferrari (Nico Rosberg-Kimi Raikkonen) split, with Williams locking down Row 3 (Valtteri Bottas, Felipe Massa). Massa, however, couldn’t fire his car initially and started from pitlane. Raikkonen and Vettel both made it past Rosberg at the start. Hamilton built a 1.5-sec l...

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USCC: Long Beach – Taylors take first 2015 win, BMW tops GTLM

Tudor United SportsCar Championship competition at Long Beach was limited to prototype and GT Le Mans classes. Ricky Taylor (#10 Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette DP) captured pole with a time of 1 min 14.790 sec. Scott Pruett (#01 Chip Ganassi Racing Ford-Riley) secured second with a best lap of 1:15.048. Christian Fittipaldi (#5 Action Express Racing) lined up third (1:15.274). “It’s really cool to fight with someone like Scott,” Taylor said. “It’s been a long time si...

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FIA WEC: Silverstone – Audi wins season opener; Porsche, Toyota also on podium

The #7 Audi R18 e-tron quattro hybrid (Marcel Fassler, Andre Lotterer, Benoit Treluyer) won the FIA World Endurance Championship season-opening 6 Hours of Silverstone by 4.160 sec over the #18 Porsche 919 hybrid (Romain Dumas, Neel Jani, Marc Lieb). Defending series champions Anthony Davidson, Sebatien Buemi, and Kaz Nakajima (#1 Toyota TS040 Hybrid) finished third. The Audi’s sister car, driven by Lucas di Grassi, Loïc Duval, and Oliver Jarvis took fifth place following two unschedu...

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F1: China – Mercedes 1-2, Vettel 3

Mercedes returned to the top of Formula 1 over the weekend at Shanghai International Circuit, Lewis Hamilton posting the fastest time in all three practice sessions and the taking pole position on his way to both fastest lap and the race win. Teammate Nico Rosberg finished second, followed by Sebastian Vettel in the first of back-to-back Ferraris. Rosberg was frustrated after the race, feeling that Mercedes’ insistence on saving Hamilton’s tires late in the contest put him unnecess...

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PWC: St. Petersburg – Beretta’s Ferrari tops Catsburg’s Lamborghini

The grid for Round 4 of the Pirelli World Challenge was set by fastest lap times set in Round 3. Andy Pilgrim (#8 Cadillac Racing ATS-VR GT3) started on pole, with Nicky Catsburg (#25 Blancpain Lamborghini Gallardo GT3 FL2) on the outside of Row 1. Row 2 consisted of Olivier Beretta (#61 R. Ferri Motorsports Ferrari 458 GT3 Italia) and Kevin Estre (#9 K-PAX Racing McLaren 650S GT3). Beretta leapt into the lead at the start, followed by Catsburg and Estre. Estre took P2 from Catsburg during Lap ...

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