Mar 16

F1: Mercedes’ Rosberg Wins Season-Opening Australian Grand Prix

Nico Rosberg takes the win at Albert Park in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo: Getty Images)

takes the win at Albert Park in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo: Getty Images)

′s season-opening race ended in rancor and controversy Sunday as initial second-place finisher of Red Bull disqualified for a breach of fuel regulations, five hours after Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg took the checkered flag.

Ricciardo’s exclusion from the results tarnished what had been a day of celebration for local fans, who were jubilant that the Red Bull driver had apparently become the first Australian to finish on the podium at his home race.

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Mar 15

NHRA: Cruz Pedregon Tops Funny Car Qualifying At Gatornationals

Cruz Pedregon led Funny Car qualifying at the NHRA Gatornationals. (Photo: NHRA)

led Funny Car qualifying at the . (Photo: )

Cruz Pedregon topped Funny Car qualfying in the NHRA Gatornationals for the third year in a row and fifth time overall, powering to a 4.068-second run at 308.21 mph Saturday in his Toyota Camry.

The 1998 Gainesville winner will open Sunday against 16-time world champion John Force.

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Mar 15

F1: Rosberg Fastest In Final Australian Grand Prix Practice

Nico Rosberg drives during the third and final Australian Grand Prix practice. (Photo: Getty Images)

drives during the third and final Australian Grand Prix practice. (Photo: Getty Images)

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg set the fastest time in Saturday’s pre-qualifying practice session for the season-opening Australian Grand Prix, well clear of his rivals.

Rosberg was 1.4 seconds quicker than the next fastest driver, of McLaren, around the Albert Park street circuit.

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Mar 14

IndyCar: Verizon Named Title Sponsor Of IndyCar Series

Verizon and the IndyCar Series have inked a multi-year deal. (Photo: Getty Images)

and the Series have inked a multi-year deal. (Photo: Getty Images)

IndyCar announced a multi-year agreement with Verizon on Friday that will make the telecommunications giant the title sponsor of the series.

Verizon replaces former title sponsor Izod. Its sponsorship of what will now be known as the Verizon IndyCar Series launches with the March 30 season-opening race.

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Mar 13

F1: Alonso Quickest, Hamilton Struggles In First Practice

Fernando Alonso rounds the bend during first practice at Albert Park in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

rounds the bend during first practice at Albert Park in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso set the fastest time in Friday’s opening practice for the Australian Grand Prix, while pre-race favorite was one of several drivers to strike trouble as entire field struggled to master their all-new engines and radically redesigned ahead of the season opener.

Hamilton was unable to complete a single lap after his Mercedes engine automatically shut down due to an oil pressure alarm on his first tour of the Albert Park circuit. With repairs to the complex V6 turbo hybrid engines taking much longer than last year’s powertrains, Hamilton was unable to emerge in the next 90 minutes.

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