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F1: Hungary – Vettel wins, Red Bull 2-3  #JB17

All the front runners began the race on soft tires. Mercedes (Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg) locked down Row 1 again, followed by Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) and Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull). Felipe Massa (Williams) lined up out of place on the grid and aborted the first start, forcing another formation lap to avoid overheating and dropping the race distance from 70 laps to 69. Hamilton dropped to P4 at the start, jumped by both his teammate and the two Ferraris (Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen). The Fe...

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F1: Austria/Silverstone – Mercedes’ wins continue

Nico Rosberg, Lewis Hamilton (both Mercedes), and Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) led the first lap in Austria, Rosberg taking P1 from Hamilton on the start. which also saw the race’s first caution; Further back, Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari) and Fernando Alonso (McLaren) collided, bringing out the race’s first caution. Green-flag racing resumed on Lap 7 (of 71). Rosberg’s lead over Hamilton measured 2+ sec during Lap 20. Vettel was another 7+ sec back. By Lap 30 the gaps had stretched ...

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FIA WEC: 24 Hours of Le Mans – Hulkenberg, Bamber, Tandy win for Porsche

Photo:  Guenole Trehorel / ACO Porsche and Audi ran strong through the night, the #19 Porsche Team 919 Hybrid leading the way with Nick Tandy at the wheel holding a 1-lap lead over Mark Webber in the #17 sister car.  The #9 Audi Sport Team Joest R18 e-tron quattro driven by René Rast held third. Marcel Fässler’s #7 Audi was running second in the early hours of the morning but lost part of its engine cover, and the place, after having to make a slightly longer stop t...

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FIA WEC:  24 Hours of Le Mans – Porsche, KCMG, Corvette, SMP mid-race leaders

Four LMP1 factory teams – Audi, Toyota, Porsche, Nissan -- lined up for the tri-color for the first time since 1999. Porsche took the first three places on the grid, led by Neel Jani (#18, with Marc Lieb and Romain Dumas). Mark Webber, Brendan Hartley, and Timo Bernhard followed in the #17 and Formula 1’s Nico Hulkenberg, Nick Tandy, and Earl Bamber in the third Porsche factory P1 entry. The #8 Audi (Loic Duval, Lucas di Grassi, Oliver Jarvis) was the first non-Porsche and the first ...

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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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