Daytona pole gives Chase Elliott confidence heading into big show The driver of the No. 9 shares why starting on the front row on Saturday will be an advantage as he seeks his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win. Comment
Paddy Lowe was brought onboard by Williams thinking he could make the Williams fast. Just the opposite happened - despite having the best engine (Mercedes) the Williams is the slowest car on the grid and it's destroying the soul of the team.
"For me personally, this is very difficult, it's heart-breaking and it's a little bit soul destroying," she said during Friday's British GP Press Conference. "This is mostly my family's team and it's been within our family for four decades now and the sacrifices our family have made for the team over the years have been great - but we've also had an enormous reward and feel enormously privileged as a family to be involved in this amazing sport."
Vettel tops Practice 2 as 'Crashstappen' does it again
Vettel beats Hamilton in FP2
Sebastian Vettel showed Lewis Hamilton the way at his home Grand Prix as he beat the British driver in Friday's second practice session at Silverstone. The big surprise was Fernando Alonso in 5th while Max Verstappen was up to his old tricks - crashing out after less than two laps on track...
Under bright sunny skies, Vettel finished 0.187s ahead of his Mercedes rival - who set the quickest time in FP1.
George Russell led the way in the FIA Formula 2 Championship Free Practice session at Silverstone, Great Britain, the ART Grand Prix driver setting a 1:40.410 to clear the rest of the field with a margin of seven tenths of a second. DAMS’ Alexander Albon occupied second place on the timing boards, beating Carlin’s Lando Norris by 0.036 seconds.
Grosjean in Silverstone garage before he plastered the tire barrier
According to Guenther Steiner American drivers are not good enough for the American Haas F1 team so he hired two foreign drivers. As is normal one or both of them crash each race weekend.
On Friday at Silverstone Romain Grosjean crashed in first practice. And to make matters worse, the damaged sustained to his car was such that Haas had no choice but to change Grosjean’s chassis, meaning the 10-time podium finisher will have to sit out FP2.
Hamilton easily fastest at Silverstone, his favorite track
Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas ran 1-2 in opening practice for the British GP by 1/2 second over the Ferrari of Sebastian Vettel. Hamilton's lap of 1m27.487s was 3/10ths up on his teammate.
Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo and Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen claimed fourth and fifth spots, but the session wasn’t without incident for the Finn, as he spun his Ferrari coming through Brooklands and bounced over the curbs. He rejoined the track without damage, though, and finished ahead of the second Red Bull of Max Verstappen. The Dutchman ended FP1 parked on the start-finish straight, however, with a suspected gearbox issue.
IndyCar windscreen prototype to see update ahead of first road course action
As the world’s top racing series continue to strive forward in driver safety, IndyCar continues to develop a windscreen prototype ahead of its road course testing debut.
“The one we’ve used in testing so far was always intended to be a temporary piece,” President of Competition and Operations Jay Frye told RACER.com, “and our team has been incorporating some things to make it stronger and mount to the car easier now that we’ve taken some time to use the feedback we’ve gotten and design a new flange -- possibly the final version.”
Alesi snatches control of Silverstone Free Practice
Giuliano Alesi drew first blood in the GP3 Series Free Practice session at Silverstone, Great Britain, topping the timesheets with a 1:46.492 at the death of the morning’s running to take the early advantage. The Trident driver’s lap overhauled that of Niko Kari, as the Finn beat his MP Motorsport teammate Dorian Boccolacci – who completed the top three.
Silverstone, Formula 1 Still Far Apart In British GP Negotiations
Lewis Hamilton dominates Silverstone
British Racing Drivers' Club Chair John Grant said that Silverstone and Formula 1 are still "some ways apart" in negotiations to secure the future of the British Grand Prix, according to Andrew Benson of the BBC.
Grant in a letter to BDRC members said that he is "hopeful" a deal can be agreed. But he warned that "as things stand, 2019 could be the last British GP at Silverstone -- or indeed anywhere."
Toyota Supra announced for NASCAR XFINITY Series competition
The bastardized Toyota Supra that will be used in NASCAR. That's a Supra?
Toyota announced the Supra will compete in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2019, when it will make its competition debut at Daytona to begin a maiden voyage that will vault the iconic spots car back into the spotlight.
Rumors of the Supra's return have been circulated for years. Recent hints, have alluded to the return of Toyota's famed sports car, but the NASCAR announcement confirmed the speculation."When you talk Toyota and cool cars, the Supra is the first thing that comes to mind for many auto enthusiasts," said Ed Laukes, group vice president of Toyota Division Marketing.
Walmart joins as presenting sponsor for Quaker State 400 at Kentucky
Truex Jr won last year at Kentucky
Officials at Kentucky Speedway have announced that Walmart will be the presenting sponsor for the Quaker State 400.
This new relationship will be used to help promote savings to consumers nationwide during the 400-mile event in Kentucky. The partnership helps further solidify a successful foundation that NASCAR is the state of Kentucky’s premier motorsports event.
Mario and Dee Ann in 1969 after Mario won the Indy 500
UPDATE Michael Andretti tweeted: Contrary to what has been reported, my mother died of complications from open heart surgery at Penn Medicine
Dee Ann Andretti, 75, of Nazareth, PA, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 2, 2018 in Philadelphia, PA. She was the loving wife of 56 years of Mario Andretti. Dee Ann was born July 10, 1942 in Allentown, PA. She was the daughter of the late Earl and Alethea (Transue) Hoch. Dee Ann graduated from Nazareth Area High School in 1960. She married Mario Andretti on November 25, 1961.
Nazareth native Sage Karam is set to race at Mahoning Valley Speedway on July 14, allowing the IndyCar driver to compete close to home.
Karam started in his 5th Indy 500 earlier this year and now will compete at the quarter-mile track in Lehighton later this month. Karam will be driving Ricky Yetter's No. 5 dirt modified at Mahoning Valley.
ISC Reports 10% Dip In Admissions Revenue For Fiscal Q2 (Update) UPDATE ISC President John Saunders today discussed the company's Q2 attendance decline of 10% with financial analysts, and he "matter-of-factly mentioned the lack of star power" in NASCAR. Saunders: "We still have an issue with star power and hopefully this stable of young drivers coming along will start to win and build their brands." Few observers "would argue that the recent retirements" of high-profile drivers "have drained some of the star power from the sport." Three drivers -- Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. -- have "combined to win 13 of the 17 races this year." ESPN.com
McLaren Automotive emerged as the fastest growing luxury automotive brand in the UK following the release of year-to-date car registration figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). The British creator of luxury sportscars and supercars recorded an extraordinary 47.73% year-on-year growth and registered 390 vehicles in the first half of 2018. In addition, the brand increased their number of UK retailers to eight with McLaren Hatfield and McLaren Leeds opening doors for business. A new location for the south coast of England is currently under consideration.
Video: Zak Brown on Eric Boullier QUITTING McLaren! McLaren team chief Zak Brown, speaking exclusively to Sky Sports F1, said the causes of team's struggles "are systemic and structural, which require major change from within" following Eric Boullier's shock exit from the team. Comment
This Sunday, the Classic Racing Times will present "Classic Indycars at Iowa" as part of Verizon IndyCar Series weekend. When Iowa Speedway hosts the 12th running of the Iowa Corn 300 on July 8, the cars of the premier open-wheel racing series in North America will be joined by a representative sampling of their ancestors. The addition of “Classic Indycars at Iowa” to the Iowa Corn 300 weekend will feature two on-track sessions ahead of some the best INDYCAR racing of the season.
IMSA Watkins Glen Acura Report It was a six-hour race on a near 100-degree day at Watkins Glen International for the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen. Check out to see how the Penske Acura team did Comment
Video: Driving the Green Hell If you’re like me, you grew up dreaming about racing on the original 12.9 mile Nurburgring Nordschleife circuit. With its tree-lined 154 corners and unpredictable weather, the 'Ring has deservedly earned the nickname - “The Green Hell”. In Safe Is Fast's latest video, a group of the world's best Ringmeisters reveal some of their secrets. Comment
The RCCI engine uses both gasoline and diesel fuel When most of us pull up to the pump, we are in vehicles that require gasoline. A portion of us sidle up to diesel pumps. In the future, maybe we'll we'll drive vehicles with RCCI engines and we'll need to hit both pumps. The Reactivity Controlled Compression Ignition (RCCI) engine is a concept engine being developed by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and it only exists in the lab. What it's capable of, however, could be revolutionary. The RCCI engine can deliver up to 60 percent thermal efficiency. As for gasoline engines, the Toyota Prius's engine will hit a remarkably high 42-percent thermal efficiency, while the Mercedes-AMG F1 engine reaches to 50 percent. Most other gasoline engines have thermal efficiencies in the 30-40-percent range.
Miller Lite Named the Featured Beer of Honda Indy Toronto
Miller Lite is also a longtime Team Penske sponsor
Honda Indy Toronto is proud to announce that Molson Coors has extended its partnership with the event through 2020. Miller Lite will be the official featured beer of the annual summer festival held at Exhibition Place, set for July 13-15, 2018.
Miller Lite, a classic and purpose-brewed light beer, will hold a site-wide serving license, so that festival attendees can enjoy Miller Lite across the grounds including at the brand new 'Miller Lite Deck'. This location on the west end of Thunder Alley, between Turns 4 and 5, adds another great space for fans to gather.
Video: Nigel Mansell on the British GP, home support & Lewis Hamilton
Nigel Mansell was known as 'The People's Champion' even before he secured the F1 World Championship title with Williams in 1992, with the Briton's fighting spirit endearing him to fans all over the world. But nowhere did he receive more support than at home, with packed grandstands spurring him on to four British Grand Prix victories.
Mobil 1 The Grid sat down with Mansell to understand just what it meant to perform on home soil, and how he feels he would fare against current British star Lewis Hamilton.
Dale Jr.'s debut on NASCAR broadcast an instant classic
"First broadcast was a big hit, I feel like." NBCSN earned a 1.6 overnight rating for yesterday's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Overtons 400 at Chicagoland, up 14% from last year's race at Chicagoland which was the playoff opener in September and earned a 1.4 on the same channel.
The deep appreciation Dale Earnhardt Jr. carries for NASCAR's history includes him often re-watching races from decades before. It was fitting then that Sunday his debut Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series broadcast as a full-time NBC analyst just happened to be a race harkening to the classics Earnhardt likes to view.
A thrilling last-lap duel featuring Kyle Busch and Kyle Larson saw them bump-and-bang off one another multiple times, culminating with Busch nudging Larson out of the lead in Turn 3, then maintaining control of his battered car to drive it across the finish line to win the Overton's 400 at Chicagoland Speedway."That's all Dale Jr. right there," Busch said of the finish. "It's 70s-, 80s- [esque]."
During the buildup to the stirring finish and on the final lap itself, Earnhardt shined in his new role, displaying an acumen for broadcasting that gives every indication he will be as successful in the broadcast booth as he was on the track.
Sanya, a city on the southern end of China’s Hainan Island, has several bays with large beach resorts. Yalong Bay is known for upscale hotels, while Wuzhizhou Island and its coral reefs are destinations for scuba diving, surfing and other water sports.
Remember where the ABB FIA Formula E Championship all began - back in Beijing, China in 2014? Well, for the first time since the opener in Season 2, all-electric racing returns to mainland China with a race in Sanya on March 23, 2019 for Round 6 of the championship.
Situated on the southern tip of Hainan, Sanya will see the new Gen2 cars battle it out on the tropical shores of the South China Sea. All 22 drivers and 11 teams will race wheel-to-wheel against the backdrop of Haitang Bay. The race follows on from Round 5 in Hong Kong on March 10, bringing Formula E’s Season 5 campaign in Asia to a close.
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