Tuesday, May 21, 2019
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Motorsport figures pay tribute to Niki Lauda

7:44 AM ETESPN staffThe world of motorsport has paid tribute to Niki Lauda following the news of his death on Monday night.The three-time world champion was an inspirational figure in the sport and had ties with a large...

Ex-Indy 500 champ Unser Jr. charged with OWI

Two-time Indianapolis 500 champion Al Unser Jr. was arrested on a charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, according to an online jail record.Bond was set at $300, according to the record at the Hendricks County (Indiana) jail....

Alonso rejects offer to buy him Indy 500 seat

INDIANAPOLIS -- McLaren offered to buy Fernando Alonso a seat in the Indianapolis 500, but the Formula One champion told the team he was uncomfortable replacing a driver who had earned a spot in the race.Alonso, with McLaren,...

The series of events that led to Fernando Alonso and McLaren’s Indy 500 failure

Fernando Alonso's failure to qualify for the Indy 500 was not part of the script McLaren had planned to write for the two-time world champion this year.Far from it, in fact. When Alonso was doing doughnuts at the...

W Series leader Chadwick joins Williams F1 team

British driver Jamie Chadwick, the championship leader of the all-female W Series, has been named development driver for the Williams Formula One team.Chadwick, 21, is highly rated after numerous successes in her junior career -- she became the...

McLaren apologises to Fernando Alonso for Indy 500 failure

11:26 AM ETESPN staffMcLaren sporting director Gil de Ferran has apologised to Fernando Alonso after the Spaniard's shock failure to qualify for the 2019 Indy 500.Alonso struggled throughout the opening week of practice at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway...

Double amputee Monger wins first race since accident

6:15 PM ETESPN staffBilly Monger has claimed his first race victory since the accident which led to the amputation of both his legs two years ago.Monger, 20, returned to single-seater racing last year in British Formula 3 in...

Alonso fails to qualify for Indy 500; Hinchcliffe in

INDIANAPOLIS -- Fernando Alonso and McLaren missed the Indianapolis 500 after a 23-year-old American in a rebuilt race car for an underfunded team snagged the final spot in the field.Things turned out far better for James Hinchcliffe, who...

Fernando Alonso fails to qualify for 2019 Indy 500

5:54 PM ETESPN staffFernando Alonso has sensationally failed to qualify for the 2019 Indy 500.The Spaniard had slipped into Sunday's 'Bump Day' qualifying shootout to determine the drivers who start on the final row of the grid for...

Alonso fails to qualify for Indy, down to Shootout

INDIANAPOLIS -- McLaren's return to the Indianapolis 500 neared a total collapse after Fernando Alonso failed to lock himself into the field on the first day of qualifying.The two-day qualifying process guaranteed a spot in the May 26...

Hinchcliffe’s Indy woes continue with quals crash

INDIANAPOLIS -- James Hinchcliffe spent 12 months plotting his Indianapolis 500 comeback, but the final chapter has been put on hold for at least one more day -- and possibly another year.Hinchcliffe crashed during his first qualifying attempt...

Daly paces ‘Fast Friday’ as others seek speed

INDIANAPOLIS -- The pressure of making the Indianapolis 500 amped up considerably on "Fast Friday" as teams desperately searched for the speed needed to book a spot in the biggest race of the year.The two-day qualifying process for...

Owners still split on guaranteeing Indy 500 spots

INDIANAPOLIS -- Bobby Rahal remembers watching the start of the Indianapolis 500 from a suite with his sponsors after he failed to make the 1993 field.He was bitter to miss "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" but understood the...

Dale Jr. cherishes chance to drive Indy pace car

Retired NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. will drive the pace car for the Indianapolis 500.Earnhardt will drive the Corvette Grand Sport at Indianapolis Motor Speedway to lead the 33 drivers to the green flag May 26.The NBC Sports...

Juncos Racing scrambling following Kaiser crash

Kyle Kaiser nearly went airborne in a crash during Indianapolis 500 practice on Friday.Kaiser appeared to dip below the white line on the low portion of the track when he lost control and spun into the outside wall....

Can Mercedes keep its super-team together?

Since the start of 2014, Mercedes has won 75 percent of the grands prix it has entered. It has secured five constructors' championships, five drivers' championships and, since the start of the 2019 season, five one-two victories from...

Formula 1 looking at African race in SA or Morocco

Formula One wants to go back to Africa, with the Moroccan city of Marrakesh and South Africa's Kyalami circuit keen to host a race, according to commercial managing director Sean Bratches.Rwanda and Nigeria have also expressed interest in...

Jehan Daruvala eyes top 3 finish in drivers’ championship after Barcelona win

8:51 AM ETJonathan SelvarajESPN One of the surest signs of having found your way into the national zeitgeist in India is to be featured in one of the pun-loaded commercials for Amul Butter. In a tradition that goes...

Castroneves sets sights on five Indy 500 victories

INDIANAPOLIS -- When Helio Castroneves left Indianapolis last May, he pleaded with Roger Penske for one more chance at a record-tying fourth Indianapolis 500 win.Now that Castroneves is back in town and Penske has assured the exuberant Brazilian...

McLaren misses full day of 500 practice fixing car

INDIANAPOLIS -- McLaren had another miserable day preparing for the Indianapolis 500 as the team worked tirelessly in a failed effort to get Fernando Alonso on the track Thursday for practice.Alonso crashed early Wednesday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway...

Damon, Bale named honorary Indy 500 starters

On May 26, the Greatest Spectacle in Racing will take the green flag -- actually, two of them -- as they are waved by a pair of Hollywood's biggest stars. Matt Damon and Christian Bale will serve as...

Kevin Magnussen – Spanish Grand Prix clash with Romain Grosjean looked worse than it...

10:47 AM ETESPN staffKevin Magnussen has downplayed his clash with Haas teammate Romain Grosjean at the Spanish Grand Prix and said it was a consequence of two drivers fighting hard for position.Haas boss Guenther Steiner held clear-the-air talks...

Penske expects Castroneves back at Indy in 2020

INDIANAPOLIS -- Roger Penske expects Helio Castroneves to race in next year's Indianapolis 500.The most successful IndyCar team owner in history told The Associated Press on Wednesday that when the three-time race winner made the full-time switch to...

Matt Damon, Christian Bale and the return of star power to the Indianapolis 500

"What's my goal with the green flag?" Chris Hemsworth said one year ago, repeating a question shouted by a sweaty race fan pressed against the fence that lines the legendarily long front-stretch grandstand of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway....

Drivers still adapting to new debris deflector

INDIANAPOLIS -- The first time Takuma Sato drove with IndyCar's new debris deflector, he felt like he had one eye closed. Ed Carpenter thought he was seeing double.A one-day test in April, last weekend's road race and two...

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