Mar 30

F1: Massa Stands By Decision To Ignore Team Orders In Malaysia

Felipe Massa finished seventh in the Malaysian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Felipe Massa finished seventh in the Malaysian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Williams driver Felipe Massa is standing by his decision to ignore team orders to let teammate Valtteri Bottas pass him in the closing stages of Sunday’s Formula 1 Malaysian Grand Prix, saying the team should recognize he has his own interests to pursue in the drivers’ championship.

Massa was repeatedly told to let Bottas past to enable the Finn to chase the McLaren of Jenson Button, but Massa refused to make way, and finished seventh and Bottas eighth, with Button holding on for sixth.

Mar 30

F1: Hamilton Leads Mercedes One-Two At Malaysian GP

Lewis Hamilton celebrates after winning the Malaysian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton celebrates after winning the Malaysian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton broke his drought at Formula 1′s Malaysian Grand Prix and led a one-two finish for the Mercedes team on Sunday.

Hamilton beat teammate Nico Rosberg by 17.3 seconds at the Sepang International Circuit, with defending world champion Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull third.

It was the first one-two by the Mercedes factory team since 1955, when it was a dominant force in the embryonic days of F1.

Mar 29

Sato Wins Pole For IndyCar Season Opener

Takuma Sato celebrates after winning pole position for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. (Photo: Getty Images)

Takuma Sato celebrates after winning pole position for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. (Photo: Getty Images)

Takuma Sato won the pole at St. Petersburg for Sunday’s season-opening IndyCar Series race, where Tony Kanaan will make his debut in his new Target/Chip Ganassi Racing ride starting alongside him on the front row.

Sato circled the street course in 1 minute, 0.01 seconds Saturday in the rain-delayed qualifying session to put his A.J. Foyt Racing entry out front. It was a stellar debut for Honda and its new twin turbo engine.

Mar 29

F1: Mercedes’ Hamilton Takes Pole At Malaysian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton drives during a wet qualifying session at Sepang. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton drives during a wet qualifying session at Sepang. (Photo: Getty Images)

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton took pole position for the Malaysian Grand Prix on Saturday to tie the record for most qualifying wins by a British driver in Formula One.

Tropical rains delayed the start of qualifying for 50 minutes, but even the wet track at the Sepang International Circuit could not prevent Mercedes continuing the dominance it had shown all weekend as Hamilton made it back-to-back poles to start the new season.

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Mar 29

F1: Mercedes Dominates Free Practice Sessions In Malaysia

Nico Rosberg drives during practice for the Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang. (Photo: Getty Images)

Nico Rosberg drives during practice for the Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang. (Photo: Getty Images)

Mercedes drivers set the two fastest times in Saturday’s pre-qualifying practice session at the Formula 1 Malaysian Grand Prix, showing they are the team to beat again for pole position and in Sunday’s race.

Nico Rosberg, who won the season-opener in Australia, led the way with a time of 1 minute, 39.008 seconds at the Sepang International Circuit, a quarter of a second ahead of teammate Lewis Hamilton.

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