Sunday's Iowa Corn 300 is run in the heat of the afternoon Sunday so this cool evening practice session after qualifying Saturday was a total waste of time, especially since the grandstands were empty. The grandstands were empty for qualifying too. NASCAR owns this track and once they bought it IndyCar attendance has dropped every year. It will eventually lead to the race dying from lack of proper promotion.
Why isn't this race still run as a night race? The fans will bake tomorrow in the afternoon sun and go home wilted.
Alexander Albon took his second FIA Formula 2 Championship victory in the Feature Race at Silverstone, Great Britain, the DAMS driver capitalizing on a slow pitstop for polesitter George Russell to clinch the win by 9.783s. ART Grand Prix’s Russell collected a five-second time penalty for speeding in the pitlane en route to second, as Antonio Fuoco of Charouz Racing System collected third place.
Braun and CORE autosport sweep Friday practice sessions at Mosport
Building off of last week's contending pace, Watkins Glen pole sitter Colin Braun took the top spot in both of Friday's practice sessions in the CORE autosport LMP2.
Try as they might, the Team Penske Acura DPis could not quite match Braun's pace, with Dane Cameron sitting just 0.037 off of Braun's best lap time of 1:06.902. Cameron's teammates in the #7 improved from the first session to the second, leaping from sixth fastest to third.
Hamilton nips Raikkonen in final British GP practice
Hamilton quickest but what does Vettel have up his sleeve?
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton pipped Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen by just 0.093s to top the timesheets in final practice for the British GP Saturday morning at Silverstone. However, Ferrari's lead driver, Sebastian Vettel, did not make a qualifying simulation run and he's usually faster than Raikkonen so qualifying should be interesting in 2 hours time.
Valtteri Bottas was third quick for Mercedes 0.42s behind his teammate while Vettel was 4th 1.1s back but at race pace, not qualifying pace, and only ran 8 laps.
From left, Nikita Mazepin (ART Grand Prix), Anthoine Hubert (ART Grand Prix), Callum Ilott (ART Grand Prix)
Anthoine Hubert cruised to victory in an eventful GP3 Series Race 1 at Silverstone, Great Britain, shrugging off two virtual safety cars and a full safety car period to clinch his second win of the season. Hubert beat his ART Grand Prix teammate Nikita Mazepin by 3.9 seconds, as Callum Ilott completed a podium lockout for the French team.
Getting away from the line on the formation lap, Hubert suffered a slight scare having edged away from his grid slot slowly, but was able to reassume his position at the front of the grid. He kept the lead as the lights went out, keeping Mazepin at bay as Ilott thrust past a slow-starting Giuliano Alesi. Immediately, there was plenty of action at the first corner; Alessio Lorandi stalled, leaving the field to bunch up in avoidance. Juan Manuel Correa attempted to pass Julien Falchero around the outside of turn 1, but the Arden driver had nowhere to go and speared into the side of the American driver - leaving the two to retire.
Seven-time Supercars Champion Jamie Whincup has made it ten wins in ten years in North Queensland, by claiming victory in today’s opening race of the 2018 Watpac Townsville 400.
It was Whincup’s third race win of the year, and was desperately needed to keep the defending Virgin Australia Supercars Champion within reach of current points leader, Scott McLaughlin who finished third today.
Lewis Hamilton Reflects on Special Silverstone Memories He’s experienced some incredible British Grand Prix memories, but 2017 was on another level. Lewis reflects on that unforgettable experience… Comment
Mercedes Austrian Grand Prix F1 Debrief Technical Director James Allison answers your questions about the 2018 F1 Austrian Grand Prix - including why we didn't pit Lewis under the VSC and why teams were suffering tyre blistering in Spielberg. Comment
After the highs of a very decent run of eight consecutive finishes in the points culminating in our home Grand Prix in France, Austria was like a crash landing. Although the circuit did not play to our strengths, we must do better. While the race did not go our way, it certainly benefited our rivals, who took advantage of three retirements in the top teams to finish higher than usual in the rankings.
NBC NASCAR analyst Steve Letarte for the next two Cup races will "move to the network's pit box, which will be located in the same row as the team pit boxes."
During Saturday's race at Daytona, Letarte will work alone on the pit box as "sort of a middle man between the main booth and NBC's roaming pit reporters."
The NBC box is "very close to the racing surface, potentially bringing a lot of noise into the broadcast when Letarte is on the air." Also new this weekend, Mike Tirico "will be included" in the prerace show. USA TODAY
Russell streaks to third consecutive pole at Silverstone
George Russell on pole
George Russell secured a third consecutive FIA Formula 2 Championship pole position in Qualifying at Silverstone, Great Britain, wowing the crowd at his home round with a 1:39.989 laptime. The ART Grand Prix driver will start ahead of DAMS’ Alexander Albon in tomorrow’s Feature Race, as Antonio Fuoco for Charouz Racing System will begin from third.
Hubert clinches maiden pole in Silverstone qualifying Anthoine Hubert secured his first ever GP3 Series pole in Qualifying at Silverstone, Great Britain, clocking in a 1:46.033 to beat ART Grand Prix teammate Nikita Mazepin to the top of the timing boards. Giuliano Alesi of Trident completed the top three, setting his quickest laptime in the dying moments of the session.
Pritchett, Hagan, Anderson Lead Qualifying in New Hampshire
Matt Hagan continued his recent hot stretch in the Funny Car class by earning the preliminary No. 1 qualifier at the sixth annual NHRA New England Nationals at New England Dragway.
Leah Pritchett (Top Fuel) and Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) are also preliminary No. 1 qualifiers in their respective categories at the 13th of 24 events on the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.
Hagan jumped atop the category lead with a pass of 3.932-seconds at 322.04 mph in his Sandvik Coromant Dodge Charger R/T recorded during his second qualifying run of the day. He entered the weekend tied for second in the Funny Car points standings following his victory in Norwalk, Ohio as he also chases his second consecutive win in Epping.
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