Oct 3

F1: Hamilton Fastest, Raikkonen Crashes In First Korean GP Practice

Lewis Hamilton drives during first practice for the Korean Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

drives during first practice for the Korean Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

driver Lewis Hamilton set the fastest lap in Friday’s opening practice session for the Korean Formula One Grand Prix, beating the times of pair and .

Hamilton’s time of 1 minute, 39.630 seconds around the Yeongam circuit was just three-hundredths of a second faster than runaway Formula One championship leader Vettel, with Webber also within two-tenths of a second of Hamilton.

Hamilton’s Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg was fourth fastest, followed by the of Jenson Button and ’s Fernando Alonso.

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Sep 30

Indianapolis To Host IndyCar Road Race In May

Indianapolis To Host IndyCar Road Race In May

Motor Speedway on May 24, 2013 in , Indiana. (Photo: Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

The is taking a different tack to bring fans to the track this May — a road race.

On Thursday, the speedway’s board of directors voted to add a second race in May at the historic Brickyard. It’s the first time drivers will compete on something other than Indy’s 2.5-mile oval, and it’s the first time they’ll prepare for two races in one season at the speedway. The road race is scheduled for the weekend of May 10-11, two weeks ahead of the series’ marquee event, the Indianapolis 500. Finals details have not yet been worked out.

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Sep 29

Marquez Wins Aragon GP, Pedrosa Crashes Hard

extended his points lead by winning the on Sunday, but his victory came only after he played a part in the crash of Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa.

Marquez grazed the back of Pedrosa’s bike when he was trying to pass him with 18 laps to go, causing Pedrosa to lose control and slide down the track with sparks flying.

“I touched him a little with the front of my bike, and they tell me I may have broken a cable and that’s why he fell,” said Marquez. “It was very unlucky. That doesn’t usually happen.”

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Sep 27

Report: Kanaan Joining Ganassi In 2014

Tony Kanaan (left) and Dario Franchitti (right) could become Chip Ganassi Racing teammates next season. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

(left) and (right) could become teammates next season. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

500 winner Tony Kanaan will not return to KV Racing next season and is finalizing a deal to join Chip Ganassi Racing, The Associated Press has learned.

Two people familiar with Kanaan’s plan said Friday that the Brazilian is nearing a signed contract with Ganassi. They spoke on condition of anonymity because Ganassi has not announced the move.

The 38-year-old Kanaan will join a lineup that includes Indy 500 winners Dario Franchitti and , and . Franchitti and Dixon have combined to win six titles, and Kanaan won it in 2004.

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Sep 24

F1 Team Bosses Lament Coming Cost Increases

F1 Team Bosses Lament Coming Cost Increases

team members practice a pit stop ahead of the F1 Singapore GP. (Photo: Getty Images)

Formula One team bosses say the rapidly escalating costs of the sport — set to climb even higher next season — mean there is something “fundamentally wrong” with the sport which must be corrected.

The switch to V6 turbo engines next season, along with the re-introduction of in-season testing, means already financially-stretched teams will face a significant increase in costs.

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