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Pirelli: Slow puncture caused Vettel’s tire failure

MILAN (AP) — Formula One tiremaker Pirelli has concluded that Sebastian Vettel’s shredded tire last weekend at the end of the British Grand Prix was caused by a slow puncture. The Ferrari driver appeared to be heading for third place at Silverstone until his front left tire suddenly blew apart two laps from the finish. The four-time F1 champion managed to steer his Ferrari back...
Via MyNorthwest.com
21 hours ago

Lewis Hamilton wins fifth Career British Grand Prix

Mercedes had an amazing weekend in Silverstone as both Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas finished first and second, respectively, at the British Grand Prix. The win for Hamilton marked his fifth career Grand Prix victory in his home country and has brought him within one point of Sebastian Vettel in the driver standings. Bottas also had an impressive day as he greatly recovered...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Irap wins Indiana Derby; AJ Foyt’s horse finishes 2nd

Irap won the $500,000 Indiana Derby by five lengths over Colonelsdarkemper, owned by four-time Indianapolis 500 winner A.J. Foyt.
Via CSN Chicago
5 days ago

Sportswriter Terry Frei fired for racist Indy 500 tweet

Denver Post sportswriter Terry Frei set off a firestorm on Sunday afternoon following a racist tweet in response to Takuma Sato, a Japanese driver, winning the Indianapolis 500.Frei claimed he felt “uncomfortable” with Sato winning the Indy 500 on Memorial Day Weekend, subtly referencing the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, which led to American involvement in World...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 29, 2017  |  Discuss

Sportswriter faces backlash for racist Indy 500 tweet

Sportswriter Terry Frei faced tremendous backlash on Twitter after sending a tweet Sunday about the Indy 500.Frei, who writes for The Denver Post, said he was “very uncomfortable with a Japanese driver winning the Indianapolis 500 during Memorial Day weekend.” That was in reference to driver Takuma Sato winning the Indy 500 after beating out Helio Castroneves. Sato became the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 28, 2017  |  Discuss

Looking back at 40 years of women racing in the Indianapolis 500

The 1977 Indianapolis 500 was monumental in a variety of ways. A.J. Foyt made history as the first four-time champion of the Indy 500. But the race also signaled a change in the speedway and in modern racing that is still seen 40 years later.It was in 1977 that Janet Guthrie broke the gender barrier and became the first woman in 66 years to race in the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing...
Via The Comeback
May 26, 2017  |  Discuss

Fernando Alonso is a game changer for the future of IndyCar and the Indy 500

Since last week, after Fernando Alonso shockingly announced he was going to compete in the Indy 500, I have read many viewpoints ranging from good and bad about this bit of news.One such notable viewpoint came from AP’s Jenna Fryer. Fryer is one of the most knowledgeable motorsports journalists in the world, but I was left confused by what she wrote about Alonso coming to Indianapolis...
Via The Comeback
April 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Now that Bernie Ecclestone doesn’t get money from F1 promoters, he calls on new F1 owners to lower promoter fees

Even though he sold the commercial rights to Formula 1 to Liberty Media, Bernie Ecclestone still finds a way to get in the news.This time, Ecclestone called on Liberty Media to lower the fees for F1 race promoters because there is fear that races could go away if it costs too much for a promoter to pay, especially if that nation’s government is footing the bill. This has been the...
Via The Comeback
April 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Hamilton's F1 title bid might prove harder without Rosberg

PARIS (AP) Lewis Hamilton's bid to regain his Formula One title might actually prove harder without Nico Rosberg around. Rosberg retired days after becoming the 2016 world champion and finally getting the better of Hamilton, ending their acrimonious rivalry at Mercedes just as he got the upper hand. With Rosberg gone, a key factor this season - starting Sunday with the Australian...
Via Associated Press
March 19, 2017  |  Discuss
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