Jul 5

F1: Rosberg Takes Pole In Wild Qualifying Session At Silverstone

Nico Rosberg mastered tricky conditions on Saturday to take pole for the British GP. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Nico Rosberg mastered tricky conditions on Saturday to take pole for the British GP. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Formula 1 championship leader Nico Rosberg claimed pole position for the British Grand Prix on Saturday, capitalizing on a critical error of judgment by his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton on the last lap of a shock-filled and rain-hit qualifying session.

The German secured pole by persevering on his final lap in drying conditions as Hamilton — who had the fastest time up to that point — aborted his lap and pulled into the pits, believing that the his time could not be bettered.

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Jul 4

F1: Hamilton Leads Second Practice At British GP

Lewis Hamilton drives during second practice at the Silverstone Circuit. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton drives during second practice at the Silverstone Circuit. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton topped the times ahead of Mercedes teammate and series leader Nico Rosberg on Friday in second practice at the British Grand Prix.

The 2008 World Champion clocked a best lap of 1:34.508 to outpace Rosberg, who leads him by 29 points in the championship, by 0.228 seconds.

But on a warm and windy day Hamilton then stopped on track with an engine problem that hit his preparations for Sunday’s key race, which he has targeted for victory in a bid to reboot his title challenge.

Jun 30

Corvette museum likely to keep part of sinkhole as tourist attraction

 

A 1993 40th Anniversary Ruby Red Corvette (top) and 2009 "Blue Devil" ZR1 sit inside the sinkhole.

A 1993 40th Anniversary Ruby Red Corvette (top) and 2009 “Blue Devil” ZR1 sit inside the sinkhole before extraction.

A massive sinkhole that swallowed eight prized sports cars at the National Corvette Museum has become such a popular attraction that officials want to preserve it — and may even put one or two of the crumpled cars back inside the hole.

Jun 29

Pagenaud triumphant in second race of IndyCar doubleheader

Simon Pagenaud celebrates winning the second race of the 2014 Grand Prix of Houston doubleheader. (Photo: Phil Abbott)

Simon Pagenaud celebrates winning the second race of the 2014 Grand Prix of Houston doubleheader. (Photo courtesy Phil Abbott)

HOUSTON (AP) — Simon Pagenaud, the Frenchman who thought he had a winning car in the first race of the Grand Prix of Houston doubleheader, finally picked up a victory in Sunday’s second race.

The victory, the second of the season for Pagenaud, allowed him to significantly cut into Will Power’s lead in the championship standings. Pagenaud came to Houston down 91 points to Power, but cut it to 59 following his victory.

Jun 29

IndyCar: Andretti penalized for ignoring blue flags

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Marco Andretti (No. 25) in front of leader Takuma Sato (No. 14) during Saturday’s Grand Prix of Houston. (Photo: Perry Nelson/LAT Photographic)

HOUSTON (AP) — IndyCar has fined Marco Andretti $2,500 for failing to heed to an order from race control during Saturday’s race at the Grand Prix of Houston.

Andretti ignored a blue flag to give way to leader Takuma Sato as Andretti tried to stay on the lead lap.