Jun 21

F1: Massa Takes Surprise Pole For Austrian GP

Felipe Massa drives during qualifying ahead of the Austrian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

drives during qualifying ahead of the Austrian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Felipe Massa felt like kickstarting his Formula One career after earning his first pole since 2008 as Williams stunned Mercedes in qualifying on Saturday.

Massa and teammate posted the two fastest times, setting up the first Formula One race of the season without Mercedes in the front row.

Championship leader was third, while Mercedes teammate went off track in the final qualifying round and will start ninth.

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Jun 20

F1: Hamilton Quickest In Second Practice At Austrian GP

Lewis Hamilton drives during second practice at the Austrian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

drives during second practice at the Austrian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Red Bull’s hopes for a triumph on its home circuit were dampened Friday as Mercedes regained its dominance in Formula One, clearly setting the pace on the opening day of practice for the Austrian Grand Prix.

With ’s maiden victory in Canada two weeks ago, Red Bull ended a six-race winning streak by Mercedes but the Australian driver and his teammate did not come close to matching their rival’s speed on the Red Bull Ring.

Lewis Hamilton beat teammate to the fastest time in the second practice. Hamilton completed his best lap on the 4.3-kilometer (2.7-mile) track in 1 minute, 9.542 seconds, topping Rosberg by 0.377. Ferrari’s was almost a second off the lead in third.

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Jun 16

F1 Legend Schumacher No Longer In Coma, Leaves French Hospital

Michael Schumacher won seven Formula 1 World Championships during his racing career. (Photo: Getty Images)

won seven World Championships during his racing career. (Photo: Getty Images)

Formula 1 great Michael Schumacher is no longer in a coma and has left a French hospital where he had been receiving treatment since a skiing accident in December, his manager said Monday.

Schumacher left the hospital in Grenoble “to continue his long phase of rehabilitation,” manager Sabine Kehm said in a statement.

She did not say when he was released, where the seven-time F1 champion was taken or give any further details of his condition, and her office refused to elaborate on the statement.

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Jun 15

Audi Wins 13th Title At 24 Hours Of Le Mans

(From L) Drivers of the Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro Hybrid N°2 French Benoit Treluyer, German Andre Lotterer and Swiss Marcel Fassler celebrate on their car after winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race on June 15, 2014. (Photo: Getty Images)

(From L) Drivers of the R18 E-Tron Quattro Hybrid N°2 Benoit Treluyer, Andre Lotterer and Marcel Fassler celebrate on their car after winning the . (Photo: Getty Images)

Marcel Fassler, Andre Lotterer and Benoit Treluyer overcame turbocharger problems to drive Audi to its 13th title at the 24 Hours of Le Mans on Sunday.

It was the trio’s third victory in the world’s most famous endurance race. Their Audi No. 2 finished three laps ahead of Audi No. 1 driven by Lucas di Grassi, Marc Gene and defending champion Tom Kristensen.

Audi has now won 10 of the last 11 races at Le Mans, including the last five.

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Jun 12

RLL Racing To Field Car For Filippi In Three IndyCar Races

Luca Filippi has four career IndyCar starts, with a best-career finish of 10th. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

has four career starts, with a best-career finish of 10th. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing will field a car for Italian driver Luca Filippi in the IndyCar Series races at and Toronto.

The car Filippi will drive will have associate sponsorship from IMPCO, a supplier of alternative fuel systems, and FightSMA, a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding a treatment or cure for spinal muscular atrophy.

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