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Sebastian Vettel Breaks Track Record, Takes Pole in Germany

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Sebastian Vettel continued his quest for his fifth world championship by grabbing a last-minute track record pole position time of 1:11:212 to beat Finns Valtteri Bottas and Kimi Raikkonen Saturday afternoon for Sunday’s German Grand Prix at Hockenheim. Vettel’s time was done with seconds to go in the final session, as Raikkonen previously cracked a …

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Happiness Is: Numbers

Martin Truex Jr, Kyle Busch, Joey Logano(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

The major motorsport shows were all on stage this past weekend as NASCAR, Formula 1 and IndyCar all played around, made some noise and laid some rubber — with a little bit of carnage included. Combined, all three provided an interesting, disparate and engaging display of racing and culture. That seems like a pretty good …

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Vettel Spoils Hamilton’s Party; Wins in Britain

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Sebastian Vettel dominated most of the British Grand Prix on Sunday afternoon at the Silverstone International Circuit, taking the lead from the start, along with one pit stop and two safety car periods, to claim victory over a recovering Lewis Hamilton, with Kimi Raikkonen finishing in third. Vettel took his 51st win of his career, …

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Hamilton Takes Record 6th Pole in Britain

Lewis Hamilton celebrating his 2014 Russian GP win (credit: AP)

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Briton Lewis Hamilton has always had a good Formula One qualifying record at Silverstone. On Saturday (July 7), at this famous British Grand Prix circuit, he did not disappoint. The Mercedes and defending Formula One champion recorded a late 1:25.892 fastest time to take the pole for Sunday’s race. Sebastian Vettel, who had the opening …

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Sebastian Vettel, Lewis Hamilton Trade Best Times at Friday F1 Practices in Britain

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Sebastian Vettel found his ground in Friday Practice for this weekend’s British Grand Prix, by taking the second session with a time of 1:27:552, ahead of Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas at the Silverstone International Circuit in Northhamptshire, England. Vettel had his time 0.187 seconds fastest than Hamilton’s, but it was not the best time …

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F1 Midweek: What Happened to Mercedes in Austria?

Lewis Hamilton out front (Photo: Getty Images)

Since the hybrid era began in 2014, Mercedes sped their way from midfielders to champions. One of the drivers, Lewis Hamilton, has dominated for three of the last four seasons, and his only real challenge occurred in 2016, when his then teammate, Nico Rosberg, won the world title in the last race of the season and …

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5 Points to Ponder: A Fresh Start For Dale Earnhardt Jr.

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ONE: #WelcomeDaleJr Away from actual on-track action at Chicagoland Speedway this past weekend, the big story of NBC’s return to lead broadcasting duties was the addition of a certain ex-driver to the team in the booth. As you may very well have heard, perhaps just in passing, the 15-time-straight Most Popular Driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. swapped …

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Pace Laps: Beating the Heat at Chicagoland Speedway

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Aric Almirola’s Stellar Run Derailed Lost in the excitement of the race finish in which Kyle Busch and Kyle Larson used every inch of the track – and each other – in an epic last-lap battle is Aric Almirola’s stellar run. For the first time since Daytona, the driver of …

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Bottas Edges Hamilton; Takes Third Career Pole in Austria

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Valterri Bottas proved Saturday afternoon at the Red Bull Ring that this track was well suited for him, as the Finn took his first pole position of the season over Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton by just 0.019 seconds in preparation for Sunday’s Austrian Grand Prix at Spielberg. Sebastian Vettel was third before receiving a three-place …

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