Motorsport

Indianapolis 500 Winner Dan Wheldon Dies After Massive Crash

Two-time Indianapolis 500 champion Dan Wheldon died Sunday from injuries sustained in a 15-car pileup at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Hong Kong eyes hosting F1 race [VIDEO]

The Express Tribune 21.06.2011
Hong Kong eyes hosting F1 race [VIDEO]

Hong Kong is keen on hosting a Formula One race “one day”, its industry groups reportedly said Saturday, as the city staged its first F1 exhibition run by world champion constructor Red Bull.


Eight Killed, 12 Injured at California off-Road Race

Phil Willon Los Angeles Times 16.08.2010
Eight Killed, 12 Injured at California off-Road Race

Authorities said eight people were killed and dozens injured when a driver racing in the California 200 desert race in Lucerne Valley lost control of his off-roader, which went airborne and landed on top of spectators.

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Torrential rain disrupted the second practice session for Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix as championship leader Jenson Button opted to remain in the safety of the Brawn GP garage.


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While the points leaders make themselves comfortable, seven or eight drivers jockey to make the late-season playoff.

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Valentino Rossi won the Czech MotoGP at Brno to extend his championship lead after Fiat Yahama team-mate Jorge Lorenzo crashed out when leading.


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Michael Schumacher will make a shock return to Formula 1 to replace injured Ferrari driver Felipe Massa.

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As Felipe Massa made continued improvements in his recovery from serious head injuries in hospital in Budapest last night, speculation was building that Michael Schumacher could replace him at Ferrari.


Hamilton grabs first win of 2009

Andrew Benson BBC Sport 27.07.2009
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Lewis Hamilton won the Hungarian Grand Prix to take his first victory since October last year and complete a remarkable turnaround for McLaren.

Crew chief keeps Mark Martin in the hunt

Jim Peltz Los Angeles Times 14.07.2009
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Alan Gustafson grew up idolizing Martin. Now he's helping the NASCAR veteran take one more stab at winning the Sprint Cup Series championship.


Webber battles to maiden F1 win

Andrew Benson BBC Sport 13.07.2009
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Red Bull's Mark Webber scored his maiden Formula 1 win with a brilliant performance at the German Grand Prix after a drive-through penalty.

Raikkonen to make rally debut

BBC Sport 30.06.2009
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Former Formula 1 champion Kimi Raikkonen is to compete in the World Rally Championship in his native Finland at the end of the July.


Joey Logano makes history in New Hampshire

Shawn Courchesne, The Hartford Courant Los Angeles Times 29.06.2009
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Logano, 19, becomes the youngest winner in NASCAR Cup history with rain-aided victory at Loudon, N.H.

Vettel romps to Silverstone win

Andrew Benson BBC Sport 22.06.2009
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Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel scored a crushing victory in the British Grand Prix as championship leader Jenson Button's Brawn struggled to sixth.


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Max Mosley last night threatened to destroy any breakaway Formula One championship with a blitz of legal action as the dispute between the teams and motor sport's governing body intensified before the British grand prix.

Formula one reeling as teams threaten breakaway series

Andy Martin guardian.co.uk 19.06.2009
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The Formula One Teams' Association, Fota, has sensationally confirmed it is to form a breakaway series, causing the greatest upheaval in the sport's 60-year history. Following a four-hour meeting last night of the eight teams that currently form F...


Toyota/Save Mart 350 to feature double-file restarts

Jim Peltz Los Angeles Times 19.06.2009
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Race leaders will now line up two-by-two at the front of the pack to take the green flag after a caution period. NASCAR drivers are concerned that the newly implemented rule could cause more problems.

Jenson Button on the brink of happiest homecoming in British Grand Prix

Edward Gorman, Motor Racing Correspondent Times Online 18.06.2009
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Jenson Button, the smiling young man from Somerset with the looks and elan of a Spitfire pilot, is ready to come home.


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Peugeot finished first and second in the Le Mans 24-hour race to end Audi's five-year domination of the event.

Brilliant Button on top in Turkey

Sean Chaney BBC Sport 08.06.2009
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Brawn's Jenson Button coasted to a comfortable sixth win in seven races as he capitalised fully on Sebastian Vettel's first-lap error in Turkey.



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