Apr 5

Red Bull: New F1 Engine Rules Fail To Achieve Aims

Adrian Newey is unhappy with the new formula. (Photo: Getty Images)

Adrian Newey is unhappy with the new formula. (Photo: Getty Images)

Red Bull master designer Adrian Newey has mocked Formula 1′s new engine rules, claiming they have produced slower cars without achieving the intended green goals.

Speaking ahead of Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix, Newey — who designed the cars that won Red Bull the past four drivers’ championships — said the new 1.6 liter V6 turbo hybrid engines have increased costs and slowed down the cars for little benefit.

Apr 5

F1: Rosberg bests Hamilton to claim pole for Bahrain GP

Nico Rosberg topped teammate Lewis Hamilton to  win the pole for the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix. (Paul Gilham: Getty Images)

Nico Rosberg topped teammate Lewis Hamilton to win the pole for the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix. (Paul Gilham: Getty Images)

Mercedes locked out the front row for the Bahrain Grand Prix as Nico Rosberg claimed pole position on Saturday, qualifying ahead of teammate Lewis Hamilton.

Rosberg’s time of 1 minute, 33.185 seconds at the Bahrain International Circuit was a quarter of a second faster than Hamilton, who had to abandon his final flying lap after running wide.

Apr 5

F1: Mercedes Quickest In Final Bahrain GP Practice

Lewis Hamilton was quickest in all three Bahrain GP practices. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton was quickest in all three Bahrain GP practices. (Photo: Getty Images)

Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg continued to dominate the new Formula 1 season by setting the pace in Saturday’s pre-qualifying practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix, while World Champion Sebastian Vettel had a rare session-ending spin.

Hamilton, who won last weekend in Malaysia, was quickest with a time of 1 minute, 35.324 seconds at the Bahrain International Circuit, while his teammate and championship leader Rosberg was just one tenth of a second off that pace.

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Apr 4

F1: Mercedes Teammates Set Pace In Both Friday Practices

Lewis Hamilton drives during first practice at Bahrain International Circuit. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton drives during first practice at Bahrain International Circuit. (Photo: Getty Images)

Mercedes further demonstrated its early-season dominance by outpacing its rivals in Friday’s practice sessions for the Bahrain Grand Prix, indicating the team is well poised for a third straight win to start 2014.

Lewis Hamilton followed up his victory last week in Malaysia by having the fastest time in both sessions, the second of which was held under lights for the first time at the Bahrain International Circuit, which has switched to being a night race.

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Mar 30

IndyCar: Power Opens Season With Win In St. Petersburg

Will Power won the season-opening Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Will Power won the season-opening Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Will Power picked up right where he left off last season, in Victory Lane, for the fourth time in the last six IndyCar Series races.

Power won the IndyCar Series season-opening race Sunday through the streets of St. Petersburg with a dominating run. He passed pole-sitter Takuma Sato for the lead with an outside move headed into the second turn on Lap 31, and the Australian was never really challenged again.