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Pagenaud to start from pole for 2nd straight race

NEWTON, Iowa -- Simon Pagenaud will start first in Saturday's IndyCar race at Iowa Speedway after winning the pole for the second week in a row.Pagenaud, who won in Toronto last weekend starting from the front row, posted...

The bizarre Haas-Rich Energy saga explained

Haas' title sponsor has renamed itself Lightning Volt after a bizarre internal struggle under its former guise, Rich Energy, captured headlines over the past two weeks.The saga has featured numerous twists and turns -- most recently, the removal...

Vietnam Grand Prix releases 3D images of new F1 circuit

The organisers of the Vietnam Grand Prix have released the first images of how the circuit will look ahead of the first Formula One race there next year.The race will be held around the country's capital city of...

Australian GP to remain in F1 until 2025

The Australian Grand Prix has extended its race contract for a further two years, keeping the race in Melbourne until at least 2025.It has become F1's traditional season opener, hosting the first race of the season every year...

Mercedes engineers still don’t understand how Hamilton secured the fastest lap at Silverstone

Mercedes' engineers are still struggling to understand how Lewis Hamilton was able to set the fastest lap of the British Grand Prix on a set of tyres that should have been well past their best.1 RelatedA new rule...

Superlicence points from 2020 to mark a sea-change for W Series

W Series founder Catherine Bond Muir admits there were times when she wondered whether she had wasted years of her life setting up the all-female single-seater championship, but not any more.1 RelatedAs the six race series prepares for...

Alfa Romeo technical director Simone Resta set to return to Ferrari

Alfa Romeo technical director Simone Resta will leave the team at the end of this month in order to return to Ferrari.1 RelatedResta, who previously worked as Ferrari's chief designer from 2014 to 2018, joined Alfa Romeo last...

Haas sponsor Rich Energy changes name as CEO William Storey leaves

Rich Energy, the energy drinks company that sponsors the Haas F1 team, has renamed itself Lightning Volt and split ways with former CEO William Storey.Doubt was cast over the future of the title sponsorship deal ahead of the...

Should F1 bring back refuelling?

9:30 AM ETESPN staffThe British Grand Prix was one of the most entertaining in Formula One's recent history. But while several drivers stole the show -- such as Charles Leclerc and Max Verstappen -- for the right reasons,...

Red Bull’s 1.91s pit-stop broke world record at Silverstone

What can you do in 1.91 seconds?It's probably fair to wager it wouldn't be a lot, whoever you are. But that's how long it took Red Bull's pit crew to change four tyres on Pierre Gasly's car at...

‘Borderline dirty’ racing great for F1

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff thinks the hard racing seen at the British Grand Prix is good for spectacle, but is happy his drivers avoided any "dirtiness" in their fight for the lead.1 RelatedMercedes' drivers swapped positions early on...

Luck had nothing to do with Hamilton’s British GP victory

SILVERSTONE, U.K -- As Lewis Hamilton walked away from Mercedes' pre-race strategy meeting on Sunday morning, he had a clear plan of how to win the British Grand Prix. Starting from second on the grid behind teammate Valtteri...

Vettel cost Max shot at P2

Max Verstappen could have finished second at the British Grand Prix had he not been punted off the race track by Sebastian Vettel, according to Red Bull team boss Christian Horner.1 RelatedVerstappen had just passed Vettel for third...

Pagenaud wins in Toronto for 3rd win of season

TORONTO -- Simon Pagenaud won his third race of the season and Alexander Rossi tightened the championship race with Josef Newgarden in IndyCar's Sunday race through the streets of Toronto.The win on the streets around Exhibition Place is...

Wickens uses hand controls in IndyCar parade lap

TORONTO -- Robert Wickens made an emotional return to the race track Sunday with a parade lap in a car equipped with hand controls before the IndyCar race in Toronto.Wickens suffered a spinal cord injury in a crash...

Steiner furious with Haas drivers after collision

SILVERSTONE, U.K. -- Guenther Steiner said his two drivers have helped dig Haas into an even bigger hole after colliding in the opening moments of the British Grand Prix.Romain Grosjean bumped wheels with Kevin Magnussen at Turn 4,...

One of the best days of my life

SILVERSTONE, U.K -- Lewis Hamilton said his record sixth British Grand Prix victory will live long in the memory.Hamilton continued his impressive run at the Silverstone circuit on Sunday after beating teammate Valtteri Bottas, in a drive helped...

The British Grand Prix was bonkers — and it could have been even better

Jul 14, 2019Laurence EdmondsonCloseF1 Editor• Joined ESPN in 2009• An FIA accredited F1 journalist since 2011Nate SaundersCloseF1 Associate Editor• Previously worked in rugby union and British Superbikes • History graduate from Reading University• Joined ESPNF1 in February 2014SILVERSTONE, England -- What. A. Race.The...

Lewis Hamilton wins record sixth British Grand Prix

It looked as though teammate Valtteri Bottas would spoil the party for the 141,000 visiting fans, but a timely safety car intervention gifted Hamilton first place.Ferrari's Charles Leclerc claimed an impressive third place after an intense, wheel-to-wheel battle...

Vettel takes the blame for clumsy Verstappen clash

SILVERSTONE, U.K -- Sebastian Vettel took full responsibility for his collision with Max Verstappen in the closing stages of the British Grand Prix.Vettel clumsily slammed into the back of the Red Bull driver at the penultimate corner, shortly...

Newey-designed Valkyrie makes debut at Silverstone

SILVERSTONE, U.K -- Five years after Adrian Newey first penned his vision of the ultimate road car, the results of those sketches, the Aston Martin Valkyrie, made its first public outing at Silverstone on Saturday.The 1,160bhp hypercar is...

British GP strategy guide – A rare, but genuine, dilemma

SILVERSTONE, U.K. -- For the first time in a long time, teams face a genuine dilemma between a one-stop strategy and a two-stop at the British Grand Prix.The new track surface at Silverstone has resulted in excessive wear...

Pagenaud claims pole; Bourdais, Sato scuffle

TORONTO -- Indianapolis 500 winner Simon Pagenaud will start from the pole for the IndyCar race through the streets of Toronto.Pagenaud has been on a tear around Exhibition Place all weekend, as his Team Penske Chevrolet has been...

Rich Energy saga doesn’t hurt our image

SILVERSTONE, U.K. -- Haas team principal Guenther Steiner will not get involved in the internal bickering at his team's title sponsor, Rich Energy, saying it does not impact his team's reputation.Ahead of the British Grand Prix, Rich Energy's...

Hamilton brushes off questions of ‘Britishness’

SILVERSTONE, U.K -- There is no doubt about who is the crowd favourite at the British Grand Prix these days, but Lewis Hamilton was still answering questions about the extent of his 'Britishness' after qualifying on Saturday afternoon.1...

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