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Daniel Ricciardo quickest as Max Verstappen crashes out of final practice

MONTE CARLO, Monaco -- Red Bull face a race against time to repair Max Verstappen's car for qualifying at the Monaco Grand prix after he hit the barriers at the Swimming Pool chicane while attempting to set a...

Colton Herta wins Indy Lights race for Andretti-Steinbrenner Racing

INDIANAPOLIS -- Colton Herta held off on kissing the bricks when his father won the Indianapolis 500.For as long as the Indianapolis 500 has been on television, it has been on ABC, but it's leaving after this year....

Brendon Hartley plays down Toro Rosso exit rumours

Brendon Hartley says he was "surprised'' to read that this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix could be his last.In China, Hartley and Toro Rosso teammate Pierre Gasly collided, something which nearly occurred again during qualifying in Baku two weeks...

Valtteri Bottas – I am meeting Mercedes’ targets to secure ’19 drive

Valtteri Bottas thinks he's doing enough in Formula One to extend his stay with reigning champions Mercedes.The Finn earned a one-year contract extension after securing three wins and helping Mercedes to a fourth straight constructors' championship in 2017....

Lewis Hamilton as a teammate? Sebastian Vettel prefers Kimi Raikkonen

But Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel have never raced as teammates -- a scenario the German driver moved to distance himself from ahead of this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix. "I prefer Kimi, to give you my honest answer,"...

Miami considering a Sunday morning grand prix

Miami's proposal for a Formula One grand prix includes the suggestion of hosting the race on a Sunday morning in order to capitalise on a worldwide audience.The key facts about Miami's proposed street race and the wider implications...

Rally driver Kris Meeke fired due to high number of crashes

PARIS -- Northern Ireland driver Kris Meeke and his co-driver have been dropped from Citroen's World Rally Championship team because of "an excessively high number of crashes."Meeke's latest crash in this year's series came last weekend at Rally...

Kyle Busch captures pole at Charlotte; Kevin Harvick starts last

CONCORD, N.C. -- Kyle Busch is hoping his third career pole at Charlotte Motor Speedway will help end a dubious drought at a track that has frustrated him for years.Kevin Harvick is probably just eager to get back...

Rivals Mercedes and Red Bull trust FIA will check Ferrari ERS legality

MONTE CARLO, Monaco -- Ferrari's rivals Red Bull and Mercedes are confident the FIA will clamp down on the Italian team if it is found to be running its energy recovery system outside the regulations.There is no hard...

Who said what after practice for the Monaco Grand Prix

2:26 PM ETESPN staffESPN rounds up all the reaction from up and down the Monte Carlo paddock following practice for the 2018 Monaco Grand Prix.MercedesBORIS HORVAT/AFP/Getty ImagesLewis Hamilton: "It's been an okay day, we didn't suffer any damage...

Christian Horner – ‘Grotesque’ money demands delaying Hamilton’s Mercedes deal

Red Bull boss Christian Horner has suggested the sticking point in Lewis Hamilton's contract extension talks with Mercedes is the amount of money he is asking for.Hamilton's existing Mercedes contract expires at the end of 2018 and the...

Former F1 champion Nico Rosberg: ‘Formula E has advantages over Formula One’

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James Hinchcliffe no longer pursuing options to run in Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS -- James Hinchcliffe is no longer looking for a way to get into the Indianapolis 500.The Canadian driver used a Twitter post Wednesday to announce that, "barring unforeseen circumstances,'' he would not start Sunday's race and a...

Red Bull drivers estimate engine difference to be 0.2s in Monaco

MONTE CARLO, Monaco -- Red Bull's drivers Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo believe their Renault engine's power deficit will be reduced to just 0.2s this weekend around the streets of Monte Carlo.Despite showing promising race pace this season,...

Monaco is predictable, Indy offers excitement

MONTE CARLO, Monaco -- Twelve months ago Fernando Alonso was getting ready to race at his first Indy 500, but this year he is back in the familiar surroundings of Monte Carlo.In his debut at the Brickyard Alonso...

Romain Grosjean – People making a mountain out of a molehill of recent form

Despite not scoring a single point in 2018, Romain Grosjean says people are making a bigger deal out of his recent form than is necessary.The Frenchman has endured a torrid start to 2018 and the two most recent...

Monaco Grand Prix to feature ‘grid girls’ despite F1 ban

The Monaco Grand Prix will feature 'grid girls' ahead of the race despite Formula One's decision to end the practice ahead of the 2018 season.Ahead of the current season F1 announced it would no longer use promotional female...

Danica Patrick to host 2018 ESPYS

Danica Patrick will become the first woman to host the ESPYS, breaking another barrier when she takes the microphone for ESPN's 26th annual awards show July 18 at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles."My first ESPYS was 2005, and...

Hyper-soft Pirelli tyre promises Monaco qualifying ‘madness’

Pirelli's new hyper-soft tyre compound is expected to result in record-breaking levels of performance during qualifying at the Monaco Grand Prix on Saturday.Toto Wolff expects Mercedes to drop to third in the pecking order for the Monaco Grand...

F1 interview – Kevin Magnussen doesn’t care if you like him or not

Kevin Magnussen doesn't read what's written about him and doesn't care what others think of him.The Danish driver has forged two different reputations since joining Haas at the start of 2017: one for hard-nosed, elbows-out racing and another...

Fernando Alonso – Latest upgrade has put McLaren on right path

Fernando Alonso believes McLaren is on the right path to catch up with the top three teams in Formula One, but says there are no more excuses left for the team.A Canadian businessman, who is father of Force...

Courtney Force wins 2nd straight NHRA Funny Car race

TOPEKA, Kan. -- Courtney Force won her second straight Funny Car race, capturing the rain-delayed NHRA Heartland Nationals on Monday.Force powered her Chevrolet Camaro to a pass of 3.928 seconds at 329.83 mph to defeat defending world champion...

Robert Wickens crashes during Indianapolis 500 practice

INDIANAPOLIS -- Robert Wickens crashed Monday during the second-to-last practice for the Indianapolis 500, another headache for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports just two days after top driver James Hinchcliffe failed to make the field for the showcase race.In addition...

McLaren ‘significantly strengthened’ by £200 million investment from new shareholder

A Canadian businessman, who is father of Force India test driver Nicholas Latifi, has become a shareholder in the McLaren Group.Nidala (BVI) Limited, controlled by Michael Latifi, has made an investment reported to be over £200 million for...

Red Bull, Ferrari favourites in Monaco, says Mercedes boss Toto Wolff

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff is braced for a difficult weekend at the Monaco Grand Prix.Mercedes scored a dominant one-two at the last race in Spain but the team was quick to play down expectations for the next round,...

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