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Mar 14

Lewis Hamilton Bounces Back From Early Disaster

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain speeds from the pits during the second practice session at the Formula One Australian Grand Prix. (Photo: William West/AFP/Getty Images)

driver of Britain speeds from the pits during the second practice session at the Formula One Australian Grand Prix. (Photo: William West/AFP/Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton came back from a disastrous start to finish the first day in Australia on top of the times, emphasizing that as expected Mercedes will set the pace this weekend.

Hamilton stopped on track at the start of FP1 due to a sensor issue, but ran 37 laps without issue in the second session to lead his teammate Nico Rosberg by just 0.157s.

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Mar 13

F1: Alonso Quickest, Hamilton Struggles In First Practice

Fernando Alonso rounds the bend during first practice at Albert Park in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

rounds the bend during first practice at Albert Park in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso set the fastest time in Friday’s opening practice for the Australian Grand Prix, while pre-race favorite was one of several drivers to strike trouble as entire field struggled to master their all-new engines and radically redesigned cars ahead of the season opener.

Hamilton was unable to complete a single lap after his engine automatically shut down due to an oil pressure alarm on his first tour of the Albert Park circuit. With repairs to the complex V6 turbo hybrid engines taking much longer than last year’s powertrains, Hamilton was unable to emerge in the next 90 minutes.

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Mar 13

Formula E Reveals Circuit Layout For Series Opener

The 20-turn Beijing street circuit features four chicanes and two main straights. (Photo: fiaformulae.com)

The 20-turn street circuit features four chicanes and two main straights. (Photo: fiaformulae.com)

A 20-turn street circuit consisting of four chicanes on the roads of Beijing has been revealed as the inaugural circuit for the new Championship.

The series will run ten races from September 2014 to June 2015, and will race on street courses only in cities such as Los Angeles, Rio de Janeiro and Monte Carlo and will finish up the season in London. The long straights and late braking zones drawn out in the design hope to provide for some exciting racing to kick off the series, which will be shown LIVE on Fox Sports 1 all season long.

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Mar 13

SX: The Holeshot – 22 Takeaways From Daytona

The Supercross field heading into the turn for round ten at Daytona. (Photo: Racer X / Simon Cudby)

The field making their way through the turn during round ten at . (Photo: Racer X / Simon Cudby)

Daytona is as brutal as they come and it’s for that very reason why the winners of the prestigious event are a who’s who of the sport. Last Saturday night, a pair of familiar faces with past success at the World Center of Racing stood atop the podium. With this big test now out of the way for the world’s best riders, the 2014 Monster Energy Supercross season now hits the home stretch and, unfortunately for the 450SX Class field, time is not on their side as they look to track down .

Each week, The Holeshot will provide 22 takeaways – a full starting gate – from the most recent round of action.

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Mar 13

F1 Simulator Testing: Lewis Hamilton At Albert Park

takes us through a lap of the Albert Park circuit in a simulator.

While doing so, Hamilton talks us through his braking points, gear selection and throttle control as he and prep themselves for the . He also recaps his greatest memories of the circuit and explains his concerns regarding this weekend’s upcoming season opener.

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