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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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F1: Azerbaijan – Ricciardo wins, Stroll takes first podium

Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) started on pole for the 66th time of his career, moving him past Ayrton Senna on the all-time list. Teammate Valtteri Bottas lined up next door. Ferrari locked out Row 2 (Kimi Raikkonen, Sebastian Vettel), with Max Verstappen (Red Bull) starting fifth and Sergio Perez (Force India) sixth. Bottas collided with Raikkonen through the first few turns. Hamilton led Vettel and Perez. Verstappen was pushing Perez for P3 during Lap 11 (of 51), then his engine crapped out. The ...

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CTSCC: Circuit of the Americas – Multimatic Mustang out front green to checkers.

The Top 3 on the overall grid were Scott Maxwell (#15 Multimatic Motorsports Ford Shelby GT350/R-C), Daniel Burkett (#33 CJ Wilson Racing Porsche Cayman GT4) and Paul Holton (#76 C360R Ford Shelby). ST’s first three qualifiers were Tyler Cooke (#84 BimmerWorld Racing BMW 328i), Sarah Cattaneo (#44 CRG-I Do Borrow Nissan Altima) and Drake Kemper (#34 Alara Racing Mazda MX-5). Holton took second early in Lap 2. A full course caution came out less than 3 min into the 2 hr 30 min race. Green-...

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IndyCar: Toronto – Power beats Castroneves, Hinchcliffe

Photo: Joe Skibinski Will Power claimed his third win of the season and third on the streets of Toronto’s Exhibition Place by 1.5275 sec over Penske teammate Helio Castroneves, driving directly into the 2016 championship conversation in the process. Power now sits second in the standings despite missing the season opener, 47 points behind teammate Simon Pagenaud. (Honda Indy Toronto box score) "Getting close, that's good," said Power, who sat out the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersbur...

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IndyCar: Iowa – Newgarden dominates for the win

Photo: Chris Owens Points lead Simon Pagenaud (#22 Team Penske Chevy) started on the pole, followed by Josef Newgarden (#21 Ed Carpenter Racing Chevy), Helio Castroneves (#3 Penske), rookie Max Chilton (#8 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevy), Charlie Kimball (#83 Ganassi), Tony Kanaan (#10 Ganassi), Ed Carpenter (#20 Ed Carpenter Racing Chevy), Will Power (#12 Penske), and Mikhail Aleshin (#7 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports) in the first Honda (P9). Newgarden took the lead from the start, followed by Pag...

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F1: Austria – Hamilton, Rosberg collide in final lap; Hamilton wins

Track-temperature on raceday was 50 deg. Cooler than it had been for qualifying. A combination of rain in Q3 and drivers’ inability to stay off the Red Bull Ring’s new curbs shuffled the starting grid away from what’s been typical in recent races. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) won his fifth pole of the season. Teammate Nico Rosberg originally qualified second but lined up P6 due to a gearbox-replacement penalty. Nico Hulkenberg (Force India) moved to the front row as a result, the...

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IndyCar: Road America – Power beats Kanaan and Rahal

Photo: Joe Skibinski Simon Pagenaud (#22Team Penske, Chevy) came into Road America with an 80-point lead on Scott Dixon (#9 Chip Ganassi Racing, Chevy) and an 86-point edge on teammate Helio Castroneves (#3). Will Power (#12 Penske) started on pole next to Dixon. Another Ganassi-Penske split occupied Row 2, Tony Kanaan (#10 Ganassi) starting third and Pagenaud fourth. Castroneves started P5, ahead of the best-qualifying Honda, Graham Rahal (#15 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing). Power, Dixon, a...

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WEC: 24 Hours of Le Mans – Michael Shank Racing-Honda qualify LMP2 P5 in debut

  Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian’s journey to Le Mans took a significant step forward on Wednesday when the team turned its first official laps at the historic 8.47-mile circuit. It was the first official day of on track action as teams prepare for the 84th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, set to begin Saturday afternoon local time (8:30 AM ET). The Team’s Le Mans 24 Hour drivers John Pew, Ozz Negri, and Laurens Vanthoor all put i...

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IndyCar: Ft. Worth - Stopped by rain after 71 laps, will finish Aug. 27

Photo: Chris Owens The scheduled 248-lap event at Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) - the ninth race of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season - was stopped after 71 laps today by heavy rain. IndyCar and track officials announced that the race was suspended and will be completed Aug. 27 as a night race. "We certainly want to come back and have a full race for the fans here in Texas," said Jay Frye, IndyCar president of competition and operations. "The people at TMS do a great job, so what we will do,...

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IndyCar: Indianapolis 500 – Rossi wins as rookie, first since Castroneves

Photo: Walter Kuhn The 100th running of this all-time classic started with a mix of former champions, relative newcomers, and Indy 500 specialists making up the first three rows. Row 1: James Hinchcliffe (#5 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, Honda), Josef Newgarden (#21 Ed Carpenter Racing, Chevy), and Ryan Hunter-Reay (#28 Andretti Autosport, Honda). Row 2: Townsend Bell (#29 Andretti), Carlos Munoz (#26 Andretti), and Will Power (#12 Team Penske, Chevy). Row 3: Mikhail Aleshin (#7 Schmidt Peterso...

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