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By INDYCAR MONTEREY, Calif. – Josef Newgarden isn’t going down without a big fight. Two-time NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion Newgarden led practice Friday for the Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, turning a top lap of 1 minute, 11.7125 seconds in the No. 2 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet after losing ground to championship leader Alex Palou last weekend at Portland International Raceway. FRIDAY PRACTICE: Results “Overall, we unloaded pretty good,” Newgarden said. “Small differences here or there, but for the most part globally it felt like the carRead More
By FIA Max Verstappen set the quickest lap of the opening practice session for the British Grand Prix, with the Red Bull driver eclipsing McLaren’s Lando Norris and title rival Lewis Hamilton by almost eight tenths of a second. With a new format in place for the weekend to accommodate tomorrows first Sprint Qualifying and with just a single one-hour practice session at their disposal ahead of Friday evening’s Qualifying session, teams were forced to hit the ground running at Silverstone in search of a workable set-up. Hamilton set theRead More
By FIA Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen reasserted his authority at the Red Bull Ring by beating Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas to top spot in final practice for the Austrian Grand Prix as Lewis Hamilton finished third, almost seventh tenths of a second behind the championship leader. Hamilton had eclipsed Verstappen on Friday afternoon but in the last hour of practice befoe qualifying the Dutch driver again showed the pace that took him to an emphatic Styrian Grand Prix victory at this circuit last weekend. After early running on the testRead More
By FIA Lewis Hamilton led a Mercedes one-two in the second practice session for the Austrian Grand Prix, with the defending champion finishing 0.189s ahead of team-mate Valttero Bottas and more than two tenths of a second ahead of championship-leading Red Bull Racing driver Max Verstappen. As with the morning session a number fo teams spent the early part of running in the hour-long session testing the new rear tyre Pirelli intends to introduce at the British Grand Prix. When the session settled, Bottas emerged as the pacesetter, using mediumRead More
By FIA Lewis Hamilton took top spot in final practice for the FIA Formula 1 Styrian Grand Prix, narrowly beating championship leader Max Verstappen by two tenths of a second. Hamilton’s Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas was third ahead of the second Red Bull of Sergio Pérez. After heavy overnight rain the session was held in bright, warm sunshine. Despite the conditions the session was slow to get underway however with just the Haas cars of Mick Schumacher and Nikita Mazepin circulating in the opening minutes. They were later joined byRead More
By FIA Max Verstappen repeated his timesheet-topping performance from the opening practice session for the Styrian Grand Prix by logging the fastest lap of the afternoon session. The Dutchman finished almost four tenths clear of title rival Lewis Hamilton who had his best time deleted for a track limits infringement. In the opening part of the session Red Bull driver Verstappen went quickest on hard tyres. Hamilton then made the switch for soft compound Pirelli tyres and the Mercedes deriver jumped to top of the timesheet thanks to a lapRead More
By FIA F1 Drivers’ Championship leader Max Verstappen went quickest in the opening practice session for this weekend’s FIA Formula 1 Styrian Grand Prix, beating AlphaTauri’s Pierre Gasly and Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton. Verstappen set the quickest time on medium tyres in the first phase of the session, working his way down to a lap of 1:06.511 a third of the way through the hour. Mercedes then made the switch to soft tyres with Hamilton claiming top spot on a 1:06.390. The defending champion’s team-mate Valtteri Bottas then went quickest withRead More
By FIA Formula 1 Championship leader Max Verstappen went quickest in final practice for the French Grand Prix beating Mercedes Valtteri Bottas by 0.747s while the Red Bull driver’s chief title rival Lewis Hamilton finished almost a second off the Dutchman’s pace and fifth place. The opening 10 miniutes of the session were quite, with no cars on track, but eventually the Haas cars of Mick Schumacher and Nikita Mazepin broke the silence and the session got properly underway. Alpine’s Fernando Alonso set the pace in the opening stages ofRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer INDIANAPOLIS – Sage Karam had an eventful Sunday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Not only he had to make the 33-car field, he had a good view of Simon Pagenaud’s mechanical problems. Karam had began the Month of May showing good speed where he even end up in the top-10 standings. Like his competitors starting on the final row next Sunday, Fast Friday and qualifying proved to be a struggle. As a result of missing the top-30 Saturday, Karam had to qualify again and makeRead More
By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS – Scott Dixon raised the speed limit on “Fast Friday” at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, turning the fastest lap of the week – 233.302 mph – in the final full day of practice before Crown Royal Armed Forces Qualifying Weekend for the 105th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge. It was the second day this week that six-time and reigning NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion Dixon topped the speed charts, as he also was fastest Wednesday in the No. 9 PNC Bank Grow Up Great Honda. MEDIA LINKS: Fast Friday Practice Results | CombinedRead More