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11:37 PM ET Associated Press MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Rain forced the postponement of the NASCAR Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway after just 42 laps Saturday night, setting up a doubleheader Sunday. The day will start at noon with the completion of an Xfinity Series race that was suspended after 91 laps Friday night. That
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7:36 AM ET Mike Elliott will take over from James Allison from July 1 as technical director of Formula One champions Mercedes, the team announced on Friday. Allison will stand back from day-to-day management of technical operations and take on the newly created role of chief technical officer, working closely with the factories at Brackley
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10:09 AM ET Nico Hulkenberg will be reserve driver for both Aston Martin and Mercedes during the 2021 Formula One season. Hulkenberg impressed as F1’s “super-sub” in 2020, deputising for Racing Point at three different events — doing so twice for Sergio Perez, once for Lance Stroll after positive COVID-19 tests. He failed to land
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10:22 AM ET Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — JR Hildebrand has a new team and an old-fashioned look for this year’s Indianapolis 500. On Thursday, A.J. Foyt Racing announced it had hired the California native to drive the No. 1 ABC Supply Chevrolet as the team’s fourth driver in IndyCar’s biggest race. The candy apple red
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12:56 PM ET Associated Press Santino Ferrucci will enter the Indianapolis 500 with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, creating a lineup of drivers who took three of the top four spots in last year’s race. Ferrucci will drive the No. 45 Honda at Indianapolis with sponsorship from Hy-Vee. The Midwestern supermarket chain will also be the
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4:29 AM ET Formula One’s motorsport managing director Ross Brawn has hailed Yuki Tsunoda as the best rookie in years after the Japanese scored points on his debut in Bahrain last Sunday. The former Ferrari technical director who also ran the Honda, Brawn and Mercedes teams, said he had been impressed by the 20-year-old AlphaTauri
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5:13 PM ET Laurence Edmondson Close F1 Editor • Joined ESPN in 2009• An FIA accredited F1 journalist since 2011 Nate Saunders Close F1 Associate Editor • Previously worked in rugby union and British Superbikes • History graduate from Reading University• Joined ESPNF1 in February 2014 For all the millions of dollars and labour hours invested by Mercedes and Red
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4:45 AM ET Fernando Alonso’s return race to Formula One was ended prematurely by a sandwich wrap getting stuck in the brake ducts of his Alpine car. Alonso’s appearance at the Bahrain Grand Prix was his first appearance since 2018, driving for the rebranded Renault team. In the closing stages of the race he was
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4:33 AM ET Daniel Ricciardo raced with a significantly damaged car on his McLaren debut in Bahrain last weekend, the Formula One team said on Tuesday. The Australian, who moved from Renault at the end of last season, finished seventh at the Sakhir circuit after qualifying sixth. Daniel Ricciardo finished seventh on his McLaren debut. Clive
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9:14 AM ET Formula One rookie Yuki Tsunoda said he felt emotional overtaking boyhood hero Fernando Alonso on his debut at the Bahrain Grand Prix. Tsunoda turned in a series of impressive overtakes on his way to ninth position in Bahrain, making him the first rookie to score on debut since Stoffel Vandoorne in 2016.
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3:16 PM ET Nikita Mazepin apologised to Haas after spinning out three corners into his Formula One debut at the Bahrain Grand Prix. Mazepin spun out without making contact with another driver and hit the wall, ending his race immediately. The Russian driver, who spun several times during practice on Friday and qualifying on Saturday,
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4:09 PM ET Two times world champion Fernando Alonso clarified on Saturday a comment in which he appeared to suggest he was better than Formula One’s leading drivers, saying he had misheard the question. The 39-year-old, who is making a comeback with Renault-owned Alpine and qualified ninth in Bahrain for his first grand prix since
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4:18 PM ET Four-times world champion Sebastian Vettel will appear before Bahrain Grand Prix stewards on Sunday for allegedly failing to respect warning flags in qualifying for his first race with Aston Martin. The summons for not respecting double-yellow flags at turn one capped a frustrating day for the German, who had hoped for a
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4:03 PM ET Laurence Edmondson Close F1 Editor • Joined ESPN in 2009• An FIA accredited F1 journalist since 2011 Nate Saunders Close F1 Associate Editor • Previously worked in rugby union and British Superbikes • History graduate from Reading University• Joined ESPNF1 in February 2014 The Red Bull hype was real. Preaseason suggested Mercedes’ domination of F1 was under
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4:01 PM ET McLaren’s Lando Norris was second fastest in second practice for Formula One’s season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix on Friday and almost as quick in playing down his team’s prospects. “We looked quick today but it’s fairly obvious what’s going to happen tomorrow. It’s going to be kind of the usual front four cars
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1:45 PM ET Lewis Hamilton will continue to take a knee ahead of Formula One races this year in the hope it will spark more “uncomfortable conversations” on issues related to racism. Throughout the 2020 season, F1 invited all 20 drivers to unite against racism ahead of the start of each race. Not all drivers
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