May 24

F1: Rosberg Takes Pole For Monaco Grand Prix

Nico Rosberg captured his second pole position of the season. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

captured his second pole position of the season. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Nico Rosberg took pole position for the Grand Prix ahead of on Saturday after making a late error that left his teammate visibly irate at missing out on a shot at qualifying in first place.

With Rosberg holding the best time, the Mercedes pair went out for one final qualifying lap with less than a minute remaining in the session, but the German lost control coming out of the Mirabeau turn, sliding down an escape road. After Rosberg backed out onto the circuit, a yellow flag came up — meaning the session was over and Hamilton could not improve on his time.

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May 23

F1: Hamilton Questions If Rosberg Has Enough Hunger To Win

Lewis Hamilton (right) attends a press conference with teammate Nico Rosberg (left). (Photo: Getty Images)

(right) attends a press conference with teammate (left). (Photo: Getty Images)

With looking certain to run away with the constructors’ championship, the promising battle between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg should provide an intriguing backdrop for the rest of the season.

Rosberg is only three points behind Hamilton, the championship leader, who has won the past four races. The two go back a long way, to their days karting together. But with so little separating them in the title race, their friendship looks set to be tested.

Hamilton has even questioned Rosberg’s desire to win.

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May 23

IndyCar: Ganassi Finds Speed In Final Indy 500 Practice

Tony Kanaan was fastest in the final Indy 500 practice with a lap of 227.838 mph. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

was fastest in the final practice with a lap of 227.838 mph. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

insists that Ganassi Racing wasn’t trying to bamboozle anybody.

After struggling last week and failing to put a car in the fast nine for qualifying, the team led by defending Indy 500 winner Tony Kanaan staged a rally on Carb Day. Kanaan was left atop the leaderboard Friday with a lap of 227.838 mph, while Dixon was next-fastest at 227.773 mph.

“We definitely didn’t do it on purpose,” said Dixon, who will start in the middle of the fourth row Sunday. “We would like to roll out straightaway and be quick. I think we are normally.”

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May 22

Formula 1: Hamilton sets fastest time Thursday while Alonso tops FP2

during practice ahead of the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit de Monaco on May 22, 2014 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco.

has the fastest time of the weekend so far at a 1:18.271 (Photo: Getty images)

(AP) — Ferrari driver posted the fastest time in the rain-disrupted second practice session at the Grand Prix on Thursday, with Formula One leader Lewis Hamilton second. Yet Hamilton’s FP1 time remained the fastest time of the day.

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May 18

IndyCar: Carpenter Wins Indy 500 Pole, Busch Qualifies 12th

Ed Carpenter will lead the field to green in the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

will lead the field to green in the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Ed Carpenter won the Indianapolis 500 pole for the second straight year, posting a four-lap average of 231.067 mph.

He was the last of the nine fastest qualifiers to hit the track Sunday at . He knocked off on the last lap to start first on the May 25 race.

Hinchcliffe starts second a week after his concussion in the Grand Prix of Indianapolis. joins them on the front row.

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