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2:08 PM ET Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — Sarah Fisher is getting a promotion for this month’s Indianapolis 500. Race organizers announced Tuesday they selected the IndyCar veteran and local fan favorite to be the celebrity pace car driver for the May 29 race. Fisher has been the regular pace-car driver for series events at Indianapolis
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8:29 AM ET MIAMI — In the hours before the Miami Grand Prix, Formula One’s paddock was teeming with VIPs, sport stars and celebrities. Everywhere you looked, famous faces emerged from the crowd. Tom Brady crossed paths with Michael Jordan in the Mercedes garage. David Beckham greeted the Williams sisters outside Red Bull. Pharrell Williams
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5:47 PM ET Britain’s Jamie Chadwick won the season opener in Miami with fellow Brit Jessica Hawkins third, and Marta Garcia of Spain second. Mark Thompson/Getty Images Britain’s Jamie Chadwick made a perfect start to her bid for a third W Series title by winning the season-opening race of the all-female championship with a last lap
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2:35 PM ET MIAMI — How in the world did the world’s most prestigious racing series arrive here? Not here as in Miami, but rather here as in this moment in time? Formula One’s former boss once said he didn’t believe his series needed the United States. Meanwhile, the U.S. motorsports community and its massive
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9:50 PM ET Seven-times world champion Lewis Hamilton said he has no intention of removing his body piercing despite being given just a two-race exemption to resolve the issue. Hamilton said on Friday that he was prepared to be banned from racing in this weekend’s Miami Grand Prix after governing body the FIA issued a
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8:00 PM ET Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz chat after locking out an all-Ferrari front row for the Miami Grand Prix. Dan Istitene – Formula 1/Formula 1 via Getty Images MIAMI — The championship battle between Ferrari and Red Bull continues to swing back and forth. Charles Leclerc‘s performance on Saturday at the Miami Grand Prix
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11:24 AM ET Lando Norris and Sergio Perez have criticised the track at the first Miami Grand Prix after several drivers struggled with the surface in the opening practice sessions. McLaren’s Norris took P6 after Friday’s second session but was far from happy with race conditions. “It is extremely tricky. It is very bumpy in
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6:40 PM ET Formula One’s commercial rights holders Liberty Media are buying a plot of land in Las Vegas for $240 million to locate the pit and paddock complex for a grand prix next year, they said on Friday. The floodlit race, to be held on a Saturday, will be the third U.S. round on
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10:20 AM ET Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — British driver Stefan Wilson spent an entire year hoping to drive in this year’s Indianapolis 500. All he has to do now is qualify. Cusick Motorsports and DragonSpeed announced Thursday that they have hired the 32-year-old British driver, virtually assuring race organizers they will fill the traditional 33-car
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12:06 PM ET As he watched his dad’s van pull back on to the Autostrada without him, Max Verstappen was struggling to digest what had happened. In all of his 11 years and 11 months on this earth, he’d never seen his dad as angry as he was at the go-kart track a couple of
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3:45 AM ET Tony Brooks, the British ‘racing dentist’ who was Formula One’s last surviving grand prix winner from the 1950s and finished second in the 1959 world championship, has died aged 90. “I was saddened to hear the news that Tony Brooks has died,” Formula One chief executive Stefano Domenicali said in a statement.
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9:19 AM ET Volkswagen’s premium brands Audi and Porsche will join Formula One after convincing the German automaking group that the move will bring in more money than it will cost, VW chief executive Herbert Diess said on Monday. Discussions by the board of directors about the two brands’ plans had created some divisions, Diess
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3:59 PM ET Associated Press LEEDS, Ala. — Pato O’Ward made a conscious decision to stop worrying about his IndyCar contract and Formula One aspirations and focus on his current job. The effort first earned him a pending contract extension, and on Sunday, O’Ward picked up his first win of the IndyCar season. The popular
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5:37 PM ET Associated Press CONCORD, N.C. — John Force won the Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals on Sunday at zMAX Dragway for his 155th Funny Car victory. The 72-year-old Force beat Robert Hight, Ron Capps and Mike McIntire Jr. in the final with a 3.914-second run at 328.66 mph in a Chevrolet Camaro SS.
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7:34 PM ET ESPN News Services CONCORD, N.C. — John Force topped Funny Car qualifying Saturday with his zMAX Dragway-record run Friday night in the Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals. The 72-year-old Force, a 16-time Funny Car season champion, had a 3.850-second pass at 334.24 mph in a Chevrolet Camaro, eclipsing the track record of
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3:50 PM ET Associated Press Rinus VeeKay led an upset in IndyCar qualifying to position himself to race for the win at Barber Motorsports Park. The Dutchman was the surprise pole winner for Sunday’s race following a qualifying session that saw most of IndyCar’s top names fail to advance through the rounds. Alexander Rossi and
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6:28 AM ET All-electric racing series Formula E has launched a new net carbon zero car to compete its 2022-23 season. The triangle-shaped ‘gen 3’ car will increase the top speed of Formula E’s racers to 200 m/ph (320 km/h). It will feature two different powertrains, one at the front and one at the rear,
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3:56 AM ET Lewis Hamilton has downplayed speculation he is unhappy with Formula One, posting to Instagram that he will be the one to decide when his “masterpiece” is finished. Seven-time world champion Hamilton has endured a difficult start to the new season with Mercedes. After scoring a podium at the opening race in Bahrain,
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4:10 AM ET Formula One race directors Eduardo Freitas and Niels Wittich have both tested positive for COVID-19, raising questions about who will take charge of next week’s inaugural Miami Grand Prix, British media reported on Wednesday. A well-placed source confirmed to Reuters that the news, first reported by the Daily Telegraph and Sky Sports
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7:05 AM ET McLaren boss Zak Brown has said next week’s inaugural Miami Grand Prix already feels like Formula One’s version of the Super Bowl with a huge buzz and celebrities clamouring for the hottest tickets in town. The American said his team were the biggest buyers of hospitality for the May 8 race around
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3:10 PM ET Formula One’s 46-year wait for a woman driver is likely to continue for some years but next week’s Miami Grand Prix could be a significant springboard for the all-female W Series, according to founder Catherine Bond Muir. The single-seater championship, which uses F3 cars and partnered with Formula One in 2021, has
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6:10 PM ET Associated Press Roger Penske has tweaked qualifying for next month’s Indianapolis 500 to add a shootout that will determine the first four starting rows for “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” Penske told The Associated Press the tweaks will create a high-pressure atmosphere on the second day of qualifying. “We’re going to have
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