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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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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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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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F1: Bahrain – Hamilton takes second straight, Force India finishes third

Mercedes once again dominated qualifying, with Nico Rosberg taking the pole this time over Lewis Hamilton, his second straight Bahrain pole. Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull), winner of the last two Bahrain races, failed to make Q3. His teammate Daniel Ricciardo qualified third, but was given a 10-grid spot penalty for an unsafe pit release last week in Malaysia. Valtteri Bottas (Williams) started third, more than 0.5 sec behind Hamilton, with Sergio Perez (Force India) lining up in P4.  Mercede...

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Formula 1: Malaysia – Mercedes finishes 1-2, Vettel takes third

A track temperature of 120 as the cars circulated to take the grid promised to tax the new design in the second race of the season. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) started on pole for the second straight race, with teammate and Race 1 winner Nico Rosberg taking the grid in P3. Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull), who finished out of the points in the first race after winning nine straight to close 2013, started next to Hamilton on the front row, posting a rainy qualifying time 0.55 sec slower. Fernando Alonso...

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IndyCar: St. Pete preview – Dixon, Bourdais, Hawksworth all have winning touch

Photo: John Hendrick   The first race of the 2014 Verizon IndyCar season will run this Sunday at 3 pm (ET) on the 1.8-mile temporary street circuit in St. Petersburg, Fla. Cars and drivers tested most recently at Barber Motorsports Park, with the Top 16 of the 23 participants separated by less than 1 sec.   Last year’s champion Scott Dixon (Target Chip Ganassi Racing, Chevrolet) enters the season as IndyCar’s most winning active driver with 33 victories, standing behind...

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Formula 1: Australia – Rosberg wins, Red Bull DQ’d, rookie on podium in debut

Turbocharged 1.6-l V6 powerplants are new to this year’s cars, marking the return of the turbo to F1 for the first time in 26 years. Electrical and heat power recovery are also at work in the new car designs’ drivetrains, as the 2014 Formula 1 season kicks off in Melbourne, Australia.  Mercedes lived up to preseason testing expectations, with Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg qualifying first and third. Australian Daniel Ricciardo joined Hamilton on the front row in his Red Bull ...

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F1: 2014 pre-season testing underway

Team testing of their new 1.6-liter turbocharged cars began in Jerez, Spain, today, with Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari) running 31 laps and posting a session-best lap time of 1:27.104. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) was roughly 0.7 sec back, posting an 18-lap best of 1:27.820. Raikkonen’s lap total was the most on the day, with competitors for the most part feeling their way around the all-new rides. Hamilton’s session was cut short despite being the first car on track when a front wing failur...

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Formula 1: Brazil – Vettel enters the record books, Webber goes helmetless. Champions.

Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull) won pole in 2013’s final championship round, setting himself up well to tie the records for most wins in a season (13, Michael Schumacher) and most consecutive wins (9, Alberto Ascari). Nico Rosberg weathered the rain to qualify his Mercedes P2, followed by Fernando Alonso (Ferrari, P3) and Mark Webber (Red Bull), making his 215th and final F1 start at P4. Mercedes led Ferrari by 15 points in the manufacturers’ championship coming into the final event. R...

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