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F1: Hungary – Ferrari 1-2 wire-to-wire, Bottas third

  Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) led Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) by 1 point coming into the final race before Formula 1’s month-long summer break. Paul Di Resta substituted for Felipe Massa (Williams), his first F1 race since 2013. Vettel and teammate Kimi Raikkonen locked down the front row for the second time this year, Vettel on pole. Mercedes controlled Row 2, Valtteri Bottas ahead of Hamilton. Red Bull’s two cars collided through the first series of turns, Max Verstappen taking...

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WEC: 6 Hours of Nurburgring – Porsche 1-2, Ferrari tops GTE Pro

Photo: Erik Junius Toyota Gazoo Racing started at the front of the grid, the #7 TS050 Hybrid (Kamui Kobayashi, Jose Maria Lopez) turning in the fastest qualifying time. The #26 G-Drive Racing LMP2 entry qualified quickest in its class but failed subsequent inspection, giving the top spot to the Le Mans-winning #38 Jackie Chan-DC Racing Oreca-Gibson (Oliver Jarvis, Thomas Laurent). Michael Christensen and Kevin Estre brought Porsche its firsts GTE Pro pole since 2013 in the #92 911. The #98 Asto...

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F1: Great Britain – Hamilton wins fourth-straight British GP, closes on Vettel

Lewis Hamilon (Mercedes) took pole, tying him with Jimmy Clark for most all-time (5) at Silverstone and moving him to within one of Michael Schumacher for the all-time F1 lead. The Ferraris of Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel followed. Max Verstappen (Red Bull) lined up fourth following a five grid-spot penalty for Vatteri Bottas (Mercedes), Vettel’s left-front brakes were smoking on the grid. Verstappen passed Vettel through the first few corners. Daniil Kyvat took his Toro Rosso team...

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F1: Austria – Bottas wins, pole to checkers; Vettel second, Ricciardo third

Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) earned his second career pole. Championship-leader Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) started second, followed by teammate Kimi Raikkonen. The two Red Bulls were next, Daniel Ricciardo ahead of Max Verstappen, with Romain Grosjean (Haas) slotting in at P6. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) lined up P8 after a five grid-spot penalty for changing his gearbox. Ricciardo moved up to third and Grosjean fourth through the first series of corners, Verstappen after a terrible start and Turn ...

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WEC: 24 Hours of Le Mans – Porsche wins third straight, LMP2s 2-3 overall

Photo: Erik Junius Nicolas Prost starting reporting steering difficulties while on track in the #31, running second overall and first in LMP2 with 11 hr and 48 min left in the race. He pitted the next time past and the team pulled the car into the garage. The Vaillante Rebellion entry fell to third in class and fourth overall before retaking the track. Teammate Heinemeier-Hansson (#13) assumed first in LMP2 followed by Ho-Pin Tung in the #38 Jackie Chan DC Racing machine. The #1 Porsche Team 9...

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IMSA: Belle Isle – Taylors start P12 finish P1, fifth straight win

Wayne Taylor Racing entered the race with wins in all four 2017 events. Ricky Taylor put the #10 Cadillac DPi into the wall in qualifying, however, putting the team at P12 on starting grid. GT Le Mans competitors were off this weekend. Action Express Racing teammates Christian Fittipaldi (#5 Cadillac DPi) and Eric Curran (#31 Cadillac DPi) locked out Row 1, followed by Misha Goikhberg (#85 JDC-Miller Motorsports Oreca-Gibson) and Scott Sharp (#2 Extreme Speed Motorsports Nissan DPi). James Fren...

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F1: Monaco – Vettel brings Ferrari first Monaco win since 2001

Ferrari staged a front-row sweep in qualifying (Kimi Raikkonen ahead of Sebastian Vettel), locking down the top two spots on the Monaco grid for the first time since 2008. It was also Raikkonen’s first pole since 2008 and set a record for longest gap between P1 starts, 129 races. Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) started third and Max Verstappen (Red Bull) fourth. Hamilton started P13 after failing to make the final round of qualifying. He entered the race trailing Vettel by 6 points for first p...

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F1: Spain – Hamilton, Vettel duel; Hamilton wins

Mercedes and Ferrari once again dueled for pole, Mercedes taking spots 1 and 3 (Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas) and Ferrari 2 and 4 (Sebastian Vettel, Kimi Raikkonen). Vettel entered the race with a 13-point lead on Hamilton. Red Bull held down Row 3, Max Verstappen ahead of Daniel Ricciardo. Fernando Alonso gave McLaren-Honda its highest qualifying position of the year, P7. Vettel took the lead at the start. Bottas punted Raikkonen into Verstappen, putting both the Ferrari and Red Bull out of...

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FIA WEC: 6 Hours of Spa – Toyota, Ferrari take 1-2s; G-Drive, Aston Martin also win

Toyota Gazoo Racing TS050 Hybrids finished 1-2 at the 6 Hours of Spa, Sebastien Buemi (#8) outrunning Kamui Kobayashi (#7) to the checkered flag by just 1.992 sec. The #2 Porsche 919 Hybrid (Brendon Hartley, Earl Bamber, Timo Bernhard) finished third. The 1-2 finish was Toyota’s first in WEC competition since the 6 Hours of Shanghai in 2014. The #8 (Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima, Anthony Davidson) also won the season opener at Silverstone.   Alex Lynn, Roman Rusinov, and Pierre Thiriet won...

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IMSA: COTA Qualifying – Cadillac, BMW, Porsche top the fields

Ricky Taylor (#10 Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac DPi) took pole position for tomorrow’s Advance Autoparts Sportscar Showdown by 1.592 sec over the next fastest qualifier, Johannes van Overbeek in the #22 Extreme Speed Motorsports Nissan DPi. Only three cars make up the Prototype Challenge field for the event. James French took PC pole in the #38 Performance Tech Motorsports entry. BMW Team RLL put both its M6s in the Top 3 of the GT Le Mans grid. John Edwards (#24) took pole and Alexander ...

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