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07/12/19
irl

Pagenaud tops 2nd IndyCar practice
Simon Pagenaud quickest on Friday
Simon Pagenaud quickest on Friday

Indy 500 winner Simon Pagenaud turned the fastest lap in the 2nd practice for the Honda Indy of Toronto Friday afternoon in his Penske Chevy.

Pagenaud's time of 59.871s nipped Ganassi Honda rookie Felix Rosenqvist by 0.0603s

Sebastien Bourdais was the only other driver under the 1-min. mark at 59.987s in his Dale Coyne Honda.

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07/12/19
irl
nasmon

Award from Trump humbles Penske
President Trump and Roger Penske
President Trump and Roger Penske

“What an honor it was to get a call from the President,” Roger Penske said on Wednesday, while celebrating along with Indy 500 winner Simon Pagenaud and team sponsor John Menard at the grand opening of a Menards Megastore near Penske’s Michigan headquarters in Bloomfield Hills. “It was very humbling to understand that I would receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom. I responded to the President, and we’ll be setting up a date for me to go to the White House, probably in the next month or so.

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07/12/19
f2

Zhou seals first F2 pole at Silverstone
Guanyu Zhou
Guanyu Zhou
UNI-Virtuosi’s Guanyu Zhou scored his first ever pole position in the FIA Formula 2 Championship, and the first this season for a rookie, at Silverstone in Round 7. The team followed up P1 in Free Practice to score a front-row lock-out, with Luca Ghiotto following his teammate in second and Dams’ Sergio Sette Camara nabbing third.

Louis Deletraz was the first out onto a cool Silverstone circuit, but it was DAMS who were hottest in the early exchanges, when Sette Camara and Nicholas Latifi claimed P1 and P2. Their time at the top was short lived, as UNI-Virtuosi continued to show their searing speed in Round 7. No sooner had Ghiotto taken provisional pole, had his teammate Zhou stolen in.

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07/12/19
USF2000

Rasmussen wins USF2000 pole for Race 1
Christian Rasmussen has won the pole for the first Toronto USF2000 race

PosNoNameTimeDiffGapSpeedTeam
16Christian Rasmussen1:13.545--.------.----87.424Jay Howard Driver Development
22Darren Keane1:13.7580.21310.213187.171Cape Motorsports
322Hunter McElrea1:14.1350.59030.377286.728Pabst Racing
43Reece Gold1:14.4990.95420.363986.304Cape Motorsports
523Colin Kaminsky1:14.5270.98140.027286.273Pabst Racing
68Braden Eves1:14.5591.01400.032686.235Cape Motorsports
724Bruna Tomaselli1:15.0511.50570.491785.670Pabst Racing
873Cameron Shields1:15.0571.51200.006385.663Newman Wachs Racing
941Eduardo Barrichello1:15.1431.59750.085585.565Miller Vinatieri Motorsports
1040Jack William Miller1:15.2531.70780.110385.440Miller Vinatieri Motorsports
1127Matt Round-Garrido1:15.2701.72480.017085.420BN Racing
1214Zach Holden1:15.5241.97900.254285.133Legacy Autosport
1312Manuel Sulaiman1:15.6622.11640.137484.978DEForce Racing
1421Yuven Sundaramoorthy1:15.8002.25510.138784.823Pabst Racing
157Christian Bogle1:15.8172.27190.016884.804Jay Howard Driver Development
1636Nolan Siegel1:16.0142.46860.196784.585Newman Wachs Racing
1752Jak Crawford1:22.3168.77106.302478.109DEForce Racing

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07/12/19
f3

Late charge puts Vips on Silverstone Pole
Juri Vips
Juri Vips

Juri Vips’ last lap scored the Hitech Grand Prix man his first F3 pole position, during an intense final few minutes of today’s FIA Formula 3 Qualifying. No fewer than five drivers held first in the final 90 seconds of the session, but Vips came out on top ahead of PREMA duo Marcus Armstrong and Jehan Daruvala.

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07/12/19
irl

Wickens back behind the wheel


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07/12/19
SF
irl

Ex-IndyCar driver O'Ward sends greetings from Japan


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07/12/19
il

Askew leads opening Indy Lights practice in Toronto
Oliver Askew
Oliver Askew
With the lone Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires practice session on the streets of Toronto complete the team shifts focus to qualifying Saturday morning for Race 1 later in the afternoon.

Oliver Askew Finished the day first overall with a best lap time of 1:06.5555
“It was a good first session - we ended up P1. I think there is still a little left in the car but we were on pace right away so we didn’t have many issues at all. The track is very green right now and we’re going to be about three seconds quicker in qualifying tomorrow, so it is going to be hard to make the right decision for the car. Luckily, these guys at Andretti Autosport have a ton of experience from years prior so we’re probably going to have to rely on that more than anything to keep up with the changing track positions. I feel good, car feels good and I’m looking forward to tomorrow.”

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07/12/19
FIAGT

Paul Williams named Bentley Director of Motorsport
Paul Williams
Paul Williams
Bentley Motors is today announcing the appointment of Paul Williams as Director of Motorsport, replacing Brian Gush who will bring a 20-year Bentley career to a close on 1st August.

Member of the Board for Engineering, Werner Tietz, comments:

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07/12/19
irl

Dixon leads opening IndyCar practice in Toronto
Dixon quick in practice 1
Dixon quick in practice 1

Last year's Honda GP of Toronto winner Scott Dixon, who took advantage of a restart mistake by race leader Josef Newgarden last year to win, topped the opening practice Friday morning for the IndyCars in his Ganassi Honda on the streets of Toronto, Canada.

Ironically Newgarden was 2nd quick in his Penske Chevy just 0.1415 sec behind.

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07/12/19
irl

Friday Morning IndyCar Report from Toronto, Canada
Hotel X at Exhibition Place
Hotel X at Exhibition Place

Good morning from the 35th running of the Honda Indy Toronto.  The weather has been great so far today.  Temperatures should not be warmer than 77 degrees today with some clouds but mostly sunny today.  No rain in the forecast for the whole weekend.

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07/12/19
f1

Bottas-Hamilton 1-2 in 2nd British GP practice
Bottas and Hamilton 1-2
Bottas and Hamilton 1-2

Mercedes dominated the 2nd practice session for the British GP Friday afternoon at Silverstone with Valtteri Bottas fastest at 1m26.732s. His teammate Lewis Hamilton was just 0.069s behind.

3rd and 4th were the two Ferraris of Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel, 0.197 and 0.448s behind respectively.

Pierre Gasly rounded out the top-5 for Red Bull and was faster than his teammate Max Verstappen only because Verstappen set his fast times on the harder medium compound tire.

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07/12/19
f2

Ghiotto back at the top of the order
Luca Ghiotto
Luca Ghiotto
Luca Ghiotto carried his Austrian form into Round 7 to achieve his highest session placing since Barcelona, lapping quickest in FIA Formula 2 Free Practice, at Silverstone. The Italian followed up his pair of podium finishes in Spielberg with P1, ahead of DAMS’ Nicholas Latifi and teammate Guanyu Zhou.

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07/12/19
irl

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07/12/19
f1

Gasly shocks - fastest in opening British GP practice
Pierre Gasly
Pierre Gasly

In a shock to the entire Silverstone paddock, and statements like someone must be cheating, Pierre Gasly has topped opening practice for the British GP by a massive 0.456s.

In reality it was a low fuel qualifying simulation run that is usually done in P3 to give the Red Bull rookie some positive PR after being shamed by his teammate all year.

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07/12/19
fe

Formula E teams have all been cheating
Formula E teams have been exploiting traction control
Formula E teams have been exploiting traction control
The FIA, Formula E’s regulating body, is finally taking steps to better regulate racing teams suspected of using software curiously similar to traction control, which is against the rules and rather surprising given how tightly controlled the cars are. Apparently kindly asking the teams not to do it didn’t work.

The first of the new regulations will go into effect in the next season, season six, and will monitor teams for how they program the action of the driver pressing the accelerator with how the car itself interprets that input.

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07/12/19
nasmon

NASCAR suspends crew member for assaulting woman
Joshua P. Long
Joshua P. Long

NASCAR has indefinitely suspended Joshua P. Long after he was arrested overnight by the Salisbury (North Carolina) Police department for allegedly assaulting a female.

Long, who served as an underneath mechanic for Germain Racing, is no longer employed by the team. A Germain Racing spokesperson confirmed Long’s employment has been terminated and provided NBC Sports with the following statement:

“Germain Racing leadership is aware of the investigation involving Joshua Long, and the alleged actions do not align with the conduct standards that have been set for team members. At this time, he is no longer an employee of Germain Racing. The team has no further comment on the situation as this is an ongoing police investigation.”

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07/12/19
f3

Max Fewtrell quickest in Silverstone Free Practice
Max Fewtrell
Max Fewtrell
Max Fewtrell ensured the British race weekend got underway with a countryman on top, lapping quickest around the freshly laid Silverstone circuit to top the times in this morning’s FIA Formula 3 Free Practice. The ART Grand Prix man ran ahead of Trident’s Devlin DeFrancesco and teammate David Beckmann, who both secured their highest practice positions of the campaign to date. 

It was the third ART machine which got the session underway, as Christian Lundgaard set the early pace in cool 17 degree temperatures. Fellow Englishman Jake Hughes and Leonardo Pulcini then exchanged places at the top, as the grid warmed up their tires.

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07/12/19
nasx

NASCAR ejects Team Penske crew chief
Austin Cindric loses 10 points
Austin Cindric loses 10 points
NASCAR ejected crew chief Brian Wilson on Thursday and suspended him for the rest of the Kentucky weekend for an L1 penalty for body modification to Austin Cindric‘s Xfinity Series car.

Wilson also was fined $10,000.

Cindric was docked 10 points. Team Penske was docked 10 car owner points.

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07/12/19
tv news

Weekend TV Times
All Times Eastern
Friday, July 12LocationTV TimesNetwork
F1 Practice 1Silverstone4:55am-6:30amESPN2
F1 Practice 2Silverstone8:55am-10:30amESPNU
IndyCar Practice 1Toronto11:05am-11:50amNBC Gold
NASCAR Cup Practice 1Kentucky11:30am-12:30pmNBCSN
NASCAR Cup Practice 2Kentucky1:30pm-2:30pm (L)NBCSN
IndyCar Practice 2Toronto3:15pm-4:00pm (L)NBC Gold
NASCAR Xfinity QualifyingKentucky4:15pm-5:30pm (L)NBCSN
NASCAR Cup QualifyingKentucky6:00pm-7:00pm (L)NBCSN
Xfinity Series Pre-RaceKentucky7:00pm-7:30pm (L)NBCSN
Xfinity Series RaceKentucky7:30pm-10:00pm (L)NBCSN
Xfinity Series Post-RaceKentucky10:00pm-10:30pm (L)NBCSN
MotoGP HighlightsGermany8:00pm-9:00pmbeIN Sports
Superbike World Championship HighlightsDonington9:00pm-10:00pmbeIN Sports
Saturday, July 13LocationTV TimesNetwork
F1 Practice 3Silverstone5:55am-7:00am (L)ESPN2
Formula 1 QualifyingSilverstone8:55am-10:00am (L)ESPNEWS
IndyCar Practice 3Toronto10:20-11:05am (L)NBC Gold
Superbike World Championship HighlightsDonington1:00pm-1:55pmbeIN Sports
Superbike World Championship SuperpoleLaguna Seca1:55pm-3:00pm (L)beIN Sports
IndyCar QualifyingToronto2:00pm-3:30pm (L)NBCSN
MotoGP HighlightsGermany3:00pm-4:00pmbeIN Sports
Formula E Pre-Race #1New York3:30pm-4:00pm (L)FOX
Formula E Race #1New York4:00pm-5:00pm (L)FOX
Superbike World Championship #1Laguna Seca4:55pm-6:00pm (L)beIN Sports
NASCAR Cup Pre-RaceKentucky7:00pm-7:30pm (L)NBCSN
NASCAR Cup RaceKentucky7:30pm-11:00pm (L)NBCSN
NASCAR Cup Post-RaceKentucky11:00pm-12:00am (L)NBCSN
Superbike World Championship #1Laguna Seca10:00pm-11:00pm (SD/R)beIN Sports
Sunday, July 14LocationTV TimesNetwork
Formula 1: Pit Lane LiveSilverstone7:30am-8:30am (L)ESPN3.com
Formula 1 Pre-RaceSilverstone8:30am-9:05am (L)ESPN2
Formula 1 RaceSilverstone9:05am-11:00am (L)ESPN2
Superbike World Championship #1Laguna Seca8:30am-9:30am (R)beIN Sports
IndyCar Sunday WarmupToronto12:15pm-12:45pm (L)NBC Gold
Superbike World Championship SuperpoleLaguna Seca1:55pm-2:55pm (L)beIN Sports
Blancpain GT RaceZandvoort3:00pm-5:00pm (SDD)CBS-SN
IndyCar Pre-RaceToronto3:00pm-3:30pm (L)NBCSN
IndyCar RaceToronto3:30pm-5:30pm (L)NBCSN
IndyCar Post-RaceToronto5:30pm-6:00pm (L)NBCSN
Formula E Race #2New York3:30pm-5:00pm (L)FS1
Superbike World Championship #2Laguna Seca4:55pm-6:00pm (L)beIN Sports
Formula 1 RaceSilverstone6:00pm-8:30pm (SD/R)ESPNEWS
Superbike World Championship #2Laguna Seca10:00pm-11:00pm (SD/R)beIN Sports
Formula 1 RaceSilverstone1:00am-3:00am (Mon.)ESPNEWS

Legend: L=Live, SDD=Same Day Delay, SD/R=Same Day Repeat, R=Repeat 
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07/12/19
f1

Williams admits struggling Kubica 'frustrated'
Robert Kubica
Robert Kubica
(GMM) In the midst of its awful 2019 season, Williams is looking ahead to the future.

The once-great British team has been easily dead last at every grand prix so far this year, but there are crucial new parts mounted on the car at Silverstone.

"They're on the car to show us which way to go," team boss Claire Williams said.

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07/12/19
f1

Vettel not keen on 'fancy' London GP
Sebastian Vettel
Sebastian Vettel
(GMM) Sebastian Vettel has suggested that Formula 1 should scrap its plans to take the sport to the city of London.

On the eve of the British GP, the Ferrari driver admitted that Silverstone's new five-year race contract is "fabulous news" for Formula 1.

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07/12/19
f1

Ferrari has 'found answers' to problems - Vettel
Vettel's Ferrari
Vettel's Ferrari
(GMM) Ferrari's 2019 title challenge appears to be slipping away, but the Italian team insists it is making steady progress.

Sebastian Vettel told reporters at Silverstone that he has not yet written off his chances of winning the world championship.

But boss Mattia Binotto has already warned that the 2019 car is not suited to Silverstone.

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07/12/19
f1

Red Bull pushed Honda for power boost - Verstappen
Honda delivered Red Bull more power
Honda delivered Red Bull more power
(GMM) Max Verstappen has fended off a question about his future by saying Red Bull and Honda need to keep making "progress".

The Dutchman stopped Mercedes' eight-race run of victory in 2019 by winning in Austria, despite speculation he could quit the team thanks to a performance clause in his contract.

"Yes, we made good progress in that week," Verstappen told De Telegraaf newspaper ahead of the British GP.

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07/12/19
f1

Contract news no surprise to Sainz Jr.
Carlos Sainz Jr.
Carlos Sainz Jr.
(GMM) Carlos Sainz Jr. says he is not surprised that he is staying put at McLaren for 2020.

Ending speculation that Fernando Alonso might return, the British team announced that Sainz and Lando Norris will remain next year.

Norris has signed a new two-year contract. "It's a big load off my shoulders," the 19-year-old Briton said at Silverstone.

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07/12/19
f1

Lehto tips Bottas to keep Mercedes seat
Will Wolff farm out Ocon?
Will Wolff farm out Ocon?
(GMM) Former F1 driver JJ Lehto thinks Valtteri Bottas could keep his race seat at Mercedes.

Earlier, former Lotus boss Matthew Carter said he has heard from "sources" that Mercedes reserve Esteban Ocon will replace Bottas for 2020.

But Lehto told Iltalehti newspaper: "Valtteri has done such a good job that I see the possibilities of that (Ocon replacing him) as very small.

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07/12/19
f1

Perez welcomes new gravel at Silverstone
Silverstone
Silverstone
(GMM) Sergio Perez has welcomed the addition of new gravel traps at Silverstone.

Amid ongoing debates about asphalt run-off areas that do not properly punish driver mistakes, British GP organizers have added new gravel at turns 7, 11 and 12.

"I like this idea. It should be done at all the tracks," Racing Point driver Perez said.

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07/12/19
f1

Title sponsor drama continues at Haas
William Storey looks like a freak with that beard
William Storey looks like a freak with that beard
(GMM) A ludicrous drama about Haas' title sponsor is continuing to dominate the headlines ahead of the British GP.

The boss of the controversial energy drink company Rich Energy has continued his tirade after announcing that he has terminated the sponsor deal.

"A milk float at the back of the grid is a disaster for us. End of," William Storey told the Sun newspaper.

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07/12/19
automotive

Luminar announces low-cost automobile Lidar
The size of a soda can, Luminar's Lidar unit is cheap and superior and will make autonomous vehicles far more viable than before
The size of a soda can, Luminar's Lidar unit is cheap and superior and will make autonomous vehicles far more viable than before

Every technology has its weakness. Maybe it’s too big or slow or not versatile. Critics of Lidar, Tesla’s Elon Musk being, perhaps, the loudest among them, focus on the cost that the laser-based system adds to a self-driving vehicle. The spinning, rooftop lidar produced by industry leader Velodyne runs about $75,000. That’s enough to trouble the companies developing robotaxis, the fully autonomous vehicles that hope to amortize their costs by ferrying passengers. For personally owned vehicles, anything near that cost is a nonstarter.

“Anyone relying on lidar is doomed,” Musk said at Tesla’s inaugural “Autonomy Day” in April. “It’s like having a whole bunch of expensive appendices. Like, one appendix is bad, well now you have a whole bunch of them.”

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07/11/19
f1

Rich Energy terminates Haas sponsorship deal (3rd Update)
William Storey
William Storey

UPDATE The sad saga continues. Storey put out this tweet aimed right at the minority shareholders.



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07/11/19
f1

Illegal immigrants stowaway on Ferrari transporter
Ferrari pit crew
Ferrari pit crew

(GMM) Two refugees were discovered hiding in a Ferrari team truck when it arrived at Silverstone for the British GP.

"Two men were detained by Northamptonshire police on Wednesday night after being found in the back of a truck at the Silverstone Circuit," local police told the German newspaper Bild.

"They were arrested on suspicion of possessing a weapon, but no further action was taken," the statement added.

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07/11/19
fe

Harley Signs Deals With Formula E and Electrify America
Harley Livewire
Harley Livewire

Harley-Davidson has signed a new deal with Formula E to promote its new LiveWire electric bike line at this weekend’s doubleheader season finale on the streets of Brooklyn.

The deal is a one-off to start, but Formula E Commercial Dir Yanni Andreopoulos told THE DAILY that FE is hopeful the deal will grow into more from there.

Harley, which works with CSM Sports & Entertainment, is already in FE as a team sponsor of Envision Racing.

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07/11/19
SkipBarber

Skip Barber Racing School coming to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Skip Barber School Car
Skip Barber School Car
The iconic Skip Barber Racing School is coming to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the first time Oct. 8-18, 2019, offering three levels of instruction for aspiring race car drivers or experienced racers looking to advance their skills at the Racing Capital of the World.
 
Founded in 1975, the Skip Barber Racing School (SBRS) is one of the largest racing instructional schools in the world and has provided on-track and classroom education for some of the greatest drivers in nearly all disciplines of North American and global motorsports.

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07/11/19
tv news

Weekend TV Times
All Times Eastern
Thursday, July 11LocationTV TimesNetwork
British Touring CarsCroft12:00am-1:00am (R)CBSSN
Gander Outdoors Truck Series QualifyingKentucky4:00pm-5:00pm (L)FS1
NASCAR - The Adventures of Janet Guthrie-5:00pm-5:30pm (R)FS1
NASCAR America-5:00pm-6:00pm (L)NBCSN
Refuse to Lose - Jeff Gordon 1997 Daytona 500-6:00pm-7:00pm (R)FS1
NASCAR Truck Series Pre-RaceKentucky7:00pm-7:30pm (L)FS1
NASCAR Truck Series RaceKentucky7:30pm-10:00pm (L)FS1
NHRA in 30Epping10:30pm-11:00pmFS2
Pro Motocross HighlightsRedbud11:00pm-12:00amNBCSN
Friday, July 12LocationTV TimesNetwork
F1 Practice 1Silverstone4:55am-6:30amESPN2
F1 Practice 2Silverstone8:55am-10:30amESPNU
IndyCar Practice 1Toronto11:05am-11:50amNBC Gold
NASCAR Cup Practice 1Kentucky11:30am-12:30pmNBCSN
NASCAR Cup Practice 2Kentucky1:30pm-2:30pm (L)NBCSN
IndyCar Practice 2Toronto3:15pm-4:00pm (L)NBC Gold
NASCAR Xfinity QualifyingKentucky4:15pm-5:30pm (L)NBCSN
NASCAR Cup QualifyingKentucky6:00pm-7:00pm (L)NBCSN
Xfinity Series Pre-RaceKentucky7:00pm-7:30pm (L)NBCSN
Xfinity Series RaceKentucky7:30pm-10:00pm (L)NBCSN
Xfinity Series Post-RaceKentucky10:00pm-10:30pm (L)NBCSN
MotoGP HighlightsGermany8:00pm-9:00pmbeIN Sports
Superbike World Championship HighlightsDonington9:00pm-10:00pmbeIN Sports
Saturday, July 13LocationTV TimesNetwork
F1 Practice 3Silverstone5:55am-7:00am (L)ESPN2
Formula 1 QualifyingSilverstone8:55am-10:00am (L)ESPNEWS
IndyCar Practice 3Toronto10:20-11:05am (L)NBC Gold
Superbike World Championship HighlightsDonington1:00pm-1:55pmbeIN Sports
Superbike World Championship SuperpoleLaguna Seca1:55pm-3:00pm (L)beIN Sports
IndyCar QualifyingToronto2:00pm-3:30pm (L)NBCSN
MotoGP HighlightsGermany3:00pm-4:00pmbeIN Sports
Formula E Pre-Race #1New York3:30pm-4:00pm (L)FOX
Formula E Race #1New York4:00pm-5:00pm (L)FOX
Superbike World Championship #1Laguna Seca4:55pm-6:00pm (L)beIN Sports
NASCAR Cup Pre-RaceKentucky7:00pm-7:30pm (L)NBCSN
NASCAR Cup RaceKentucky7:30pm-11:00pm (L)NBCSN
NASCAR Cup Post-RaceKentucky11:00pm-12:00am (L)NBCSN
Superbike World Championship #1Laguna Seca10:00pm-11:00pm (SD/R)beIN Sports
Sunday, July 14LocationTV TimesNetwork
Formula 1: Pit Lane LiveSilverstone7:30am-8:30am (L)ESPN3.com
Formula 1 Pre-RaceSilverstone8:30am-9:05am (L)ESPN2
Formula 1 RaceSilverstone9:05am-11:00am (L)ESPN2
Superbike World Championship #1Laguna Seca8:30am-9:30am (R)beIN Sports
IndyCar Sunday WarmupToronto12:15pm-12:45pm (L)NBC Gold
Superbike World Championship SuperpoleLaguna Seca1:55pm-2:55pm (L)beIN Sports
Blancpain GT RaceZandvoort3:00pm-5:00pm (SDD)CBS-SN
IndyCar Pre-RaceToronto3:00pm-3:30pm (L)NBCSN
IndyCar RaceToronto3:30pm-5:30pm (L)NBCSN
IndyCar Post-RaceToronto5:30pm-6:00pm (L)NBCSN
Formula E Race #2New York3:30pm-5:00pm (L)FS1
Superbike World Championship #2Laguna Seca4:55pm-6:00pm (L)beIN Sports
Formula 1 RaceSilverstone6:00pm-8:30pm (SD/R)ESPNEWS
Superbike World Championship #2Laguna Seca10:00pm-11:00pm (SD/R)beIN Sports
Formula 1 RaceSilverstone1:00am-3:00am (Mon.)ESPNEWS

Legend: L=Live, SDD=Same Day Delay, SD/R=Same Day Repeat, R=Repeat 
In-Part from TV Racer

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07/11/19
automotive

Tesla Model S beats 70 years of Motor Trend legends
The finalists for MotorTrend’s Ultimate Car of the Year award, representing the best of motoring over the past 70 years. (Photo: MotorTrend)
The finalists for MotorTrend’s Ultimate Car of the Year award, representing the best of motoring over the past 70 years. (Photo: MotorTrend)
After seven years in the market, multiple awards, and establishing itself as the undisputed king of premium electric sedans, the Tesla Model S has earned what could very well be its most impressive award to date. Just recently, the Model S, the first vehicle designed from the ground up by Tesla, was dubbed by MotorTrend as its Ultimate Car of the Year, beating 70 years worth of motoring legends in the process. 

MotorTrend started its Car of the Year awards in 1949, which was won by Cadillac. Over the years, the publication’s Car of the Year award would expand to several segments such as Imports, Trucks, and SUVs. Despite this, each winner of the esteemed award had one thing in common: each vehicle scored very well under the publication’s six criteria — Advancement in Design, Engineering Excellence, Efficiency, Performance of Intended Function, Value, and Safety.

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07/11/19
automotive

Tesla to boost Fremont factory output
Tesla Model 3 selling well globally
Tesla Model 3 selling well globally
Less than a week after reporting quarterly vehicle sales numbers that blew past expectations, Tesla appears ready to crank up the production line at its massive Fremont plant.

In an email sent to employees, Jerome Guillen, the company’s automotive president, said Tesla was “making preparations” to boost production levels in Fremont as it is seeing growing demand for its Model 3 sedan in particular. Bloomberg reported that it saw a copy of Guillen’s email, which was sent to Tesla employees late Tuesday.

Guillen’s comments come on the heels of Tesla saying a week ago that its second-quarter deliveries - a term the company uses to refer to sales - reached a record 95,200 vehicles. The numbers exceeded Wall Street analysts’ consensus estimates of approximately 91,000 cars

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07/11/19
f1

Silverstone still concerned about London GP
Silverstone has nothing to worry about, the tree huggers will never allow an F1 race in London
Silverstone has nothing to worry about, the tree huggers will never allow an F1 race in London
(GMM) Even with a new five-year contract signed with Silverstone, Liberty is not ruling out a Formula 1 race in London.

The F1 owner and the Silverstone-owning BRDC on Wednesday ended months of speculation by announcing that the British GP is staying on the calendar at least until 2024.

"We always said that, if it is to have a long-term future, our sport must preserve its historic venues," F1 CEO Chase Carey said.

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07/11/19
f1

Lando Norris plays down father's wealth
Part of his management team, when Zak Brown looks at Norris he sees dollar signs
Part of his management team, when Zak Brown looks at Lando Norris he sees dollar signs

(GMM) Lando Norris has defended his father's wealth.

The McLaren driver has been impressive in his rookie season in Formula 1, securing a new deal for 2020.

"Lando is extremely fast and he quickly come up to the pace that he needs in Formula 1," new McLaren team boss Andreas Seidl is quoted by Auto Bild.

Norris, just 19, had considerable success in his formative racing career, including the European F3 title in 2017 and Formula 2 runner-up last year.

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07/11/19
f1

Berger not sure Hamilton best ever driver
Gerhard Berger knows F1 is 99% car and 1% driver
Gerhard Berger knows F1 is 99% car and 1% driver
(GMM) Gerhard Berger is not so sure that Lewis Hamilton is the best F1 driver of all time.

This year, Lewis Hamilton looks certain to win a sixth drivers' world championship. Only Michael Schumacher - with seven titles - was more successful.

"He is a great driver," F1 legend Berger told Abendzeitung. "But the best of all time?

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07/11/19
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Van der Garde tells Verstappen to stay at Red Bull
Giedo van der Garde
Giedo van der Garde
(GMM) Former F1 driver Giedo van der Garde has urged Max Verstappen to stay put at Red Bull-Honda.

In recent days and weeks, it has emerged that the Dutch driver has a performance-related exit clause in his contract that might theoretically allow a move to Mercedes for 2020.

But van der Garde, who drove for Caterham in 2013, said Verstappen should stay where he is.

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07/11/19
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Ricciardo not ready to sign new Renault deal
Daniel Ricciardo
Daniel Ricciardo
(GMM) Daniel Ricciardo says he is not ready to sign a contract extension at Renault.

In the past days, the Australian denied that he might be a contender to replace Sebastian Vettel at Ferrari, due to his new two-year Renault deal.

But Ricciardo has also expressed concern about Renault's progress.

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07/11/19
f1

ROKiT renews with Williams
Kubica in the Williams in Austria
Kubica in the Williams in Austria
ROKiT Williams Racing is pleased to announce that ROKiT has extended its title partnership with the team from three to five years. The decision demonstrates a long-term commitment between the two companies and a stable base from which to deliver the partnership’s strategic goals.

As the team have experienced first-hand over the last six months, ROKiT is a company using innovative and humanitarian business practices. By offering great value smartphones and innovative global WiFi services, ROKiT aims to build a better, more inclusive world.

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07/11/19
f1

Vettel: "Silverstone is something special"
Can Vettel repeat at Silverstone?
Can Vettel repeat at Silverstone?
Sebastian Vettel says there’s “something special” about racing at Silverstone as Formula 1 heads toward the 2019 British Grand Prix, scene of one of Vettel’s five victories last season.

Vettel converted second on the grid last year to race victory.

“Racing at Silverstone is something special for all the drivers because it’s such a cool track,” says Vettel. “There are a lot of fast sections. It is also very technical, especially in the first part of the track with the new corners.

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07/11/19
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Daniel Abt to continue racing for Audi in Formula E
Daniel Abt
Daniel Abt
Audi has announced that Daniel Abt will continue competing in the fully electric racing series together with Lucas di Grassi for the Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler team in the coming season. They are the only pairing to have existed since the series was launched in 2014.

With a track record of 40 podium finishes and 1,027 points, Abt and di Grassi are the most successful duo in Formula E. Since the inaugural event of the series in September 2014, they have contested 56 races side by side and celebrated the teams’ title with Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler last season. Now it is clear: when Formula E enters its sixth season in Ad Diriyah at the end of November 2019, the German-Brazilian duo will again be on the grid under the banner of the four rings.

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07/11/19
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Kyle Busch wins ESPN ESPY award, Dixon a finalist
Kyle Busch voted best driver
Kyle Busch voted best driver
NASCAR's Kyle Busch was honored Wednesday as the Best Driver during ESPN's sports award show in Los Angeles. Busch also won the ESPY in 2016.

Reigning and five-time NTT IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon was a finalist for the award presented at the Microsoft Theater, which also hosts the Emmys (television awards) and the Grammys (music awards).

Lewis Hamilton (Formula One) and Steve Torrence (NHRA) were the other finalists for the year's Best Driver.

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07/11/19
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Don Garlits - You Can't Handle the Truth
On Saturday, July 20 at Palm Beach International Raceway, Jupiter, Fla. Don Garlits will attempt to break 200 mph in the quarter-mile in his Swamp Rat 38 electric dragster.

Here is a video of Garlits perspective on the future of the sport.

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