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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)

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

Formula 1′s season-opening race ended in rancor and controversy Sunday as initial second-place finisher Daniel Ricciardo 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.

Mar 16

SX: Stewart Wins Detroit; Villopoto Extends Championship Lead

James Stewart raced to his third win of the season in Detroit. (Photo: Supercross / Simon Cudby)

James Stewart raced to his third win of the season in Detroit. (Photo: Supercross / Simon Cudby)

James Stewart dominated Saturday night’s Monster Energy Supercross race in front of 50,856 fans at Ford Field to earn his 48th career victory, tying him with Ricky Carmichael for second on the all-time wins list.

After suffering three straight finishes of seventh or worse – including an 18th-place result last weekend in Daytona – Stewart returned to the top step of the podium in Detroit, Mich., leading 19 laps en route to a win over Ryan Villopoto and Ryan Dungey.

CIANCIARULO WINS 250SX RACE IN DETROIT

Mar 16

SX: Cianciarulo Holds Off Bogle To Win In Detroit

Adam Cianciarulo races to third victory of the season. (Photo: Supercross / Frank Hoppen)

Adam Cianciarulo races to third victory of the season. (Photo: Supercross / Frank Hoppen)

Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Adam Cianciarulo picked up his third Eastern Regional 250SX victory of the season at Ford Field on Saturday, stretching his points lead to 17 over teammate Martin Davalos.

STEWART WINS DETROIT; VILLOPOTO EXTENDS POINTS LEAD

The 17-year-old rookie moved into the lead when Davalos crashed on Lap 2 and managed to keep GEICO Honda’s Justin Bogle at bay to win in front of a record 50,856 fans.

Mar 15

SportsCars: Chip Ganassi Racing Wins Twelve Hours Of Sebring

Marino Franchitti takes the checkered flag in the No. 01 Chip Ganassi Racing Ford Riley DP. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Marino Franchitti takes the checkered flag in the No. 01 Chip Ganassi Racing Ford Riley DP. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

With a bit of luck and a late-race yellow, Chip Ganassi Racing powered through to claim victory in Saturday’s 62nd Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, the second round of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.

After an unforgettable around-the-clock endurance classic, that saw nearly half the race run under yellow, Marino Franchitti took the No. 01 Telcel Riley-Ford across the line 4.682 seconds ahead of the No. 1 Extreme Speed Motorsports HPD ARX-03b of Ryan Dalziel in second.

Mar 15

F1: No Team Orders For Hamilton And Rosberg, Says Mercedes Team Boss

Lewis Hamilton (left) and Nico Rosberg (right) are clear to battle each other for the lead. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton (left) and Nico Rosberg (right) are clear to battle each other for the lead. (Photo: Getty Images)

In all likelihood, the Australian GP will quickly develop into a battle between Mercedes teammates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, which begs the question, will they be allowed to race?

Given the potential challenges of fuel consumption, tire durability and of course reliability, a team boss could be forgiven for imposing orders, especially when his cars have such a big advantage over the rest. Why waste a guaranteed one-two when the cars are still potentially fragile by risking retirement?