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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: ROSBERG SETS HIS SIGHTS HIGH FROM THIRD PLACE

Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes GP prepares to drive during qualifying for the Malaysia Formula One Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty)

Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes GP prepares to drive during qualifying for the Malaysia Formula One Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty)

Nico Rosberg lost out to team mate Lewis Hamilton in Malaysian GP qualifying, and will start third for the second race in a row.

At the end of Q3 Rosberg pulled off a cheeky move when he passed Sebastian Vettel as both men prepared to start their final laps, and the RBR driver was not happy with the move.

Mar 29

F1: BOTTAS LANDS GRID PENALTY FOR IMPEDING RICCIARDO

Valtteri Bottas of Finland and Williams looks on at a press conference during previews to the Malaysia Formula One Grand Prix . (Photo: Getty)

Valtteri Bottas of Finland and Williams looks on at a press conference during previews to the Malaysia Formula One Grand Prix . (Photo: Getty)

Valtteri Bottas has been given a three-place grid penalty in Malaysia for an impeding incident involving Daniel Ricciardo.

The Finn, who drops from 15th to 18th, has also been given two license penalty points. He’s the first driver to accrue points under the new system.

Mar 29

Formula E: Takuma Sato on team’s shortlist

Takuma Sato qualifying the Super Aguri for the 2008 F1 Grand Prix in Spain. (Photo: Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Takuma Sato qualifying the Super Aguri for the 2008 Formula 1 Spanish GP. (Photo: Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Super Aguri, which ran two full seasons in Formula 1, is one of ten teams that will be fielding cars into the inaugural season of Formula E.

During an interview with FIAFormulaE.com, Super Aguri’s Team Principal Mark Preston revealed that Takuma Sato is on the team’s shortlist for a spot in the Formula E field.

Mar 29

F1: VETTEL KEEPS THE PRESSURE ON HAMILTON AND MERCEDES

 Lewis Hamilton, (C) celebrates in parc ferme after finishing first alongside Sebastian Vettel (R) and Nico Rosberg  (L) during qualifying for the Malaysia Formula One Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty)

Lewis Hamilton, (C) celebrates in parc ferme after finishing first alongside Sebastian Vettel (R) and Nico Rosberg (L) during qualifying for the Malaysia Formula One Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty)

Sebastian Vettel showed just how much progress Red Bull has made by earning second place in wet qualifying in Malaysia – just 0.05s shy of pole man Lewis Hamilton.

With rain likely to stir things up on Sunday, the German has a shot at challenging Mercedes for the win.