Aug 24

Franchitti Flies To IndyCar Pole At Sonoma

Dario Franchitti will start first at Sonoma Raceway. (Photo: Getty Images)

will start first at . (Photo: Getty Images)

Although Dario Franchitti hasn’t won an race since last year’s Indianapolis 500, he’s in prime position to snap that unpleasant streak when he starts on the pole Sunday in an excellent Honda at Sonoma Raceway.

But if he can help by stepping off the gas a bit, Franchitti would be happy to follow team orders.

Franchitti won’t put his personal success ahead of Target Chip Ganassi Racing’s fortunes. That means Dixon will get every chance to gain ground on IndyCar points leader (453 points), who leads second-place Dixon (422) with five races to go.

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Aug 24

Rossi Upbeat On Brno Prospects Despite Tough Qualifying Outing

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Photo Credit: Getty Images

believes he can win his first race in four years at despite a troubled qualifying session that will see him start the from the third row.

Rossi and his factory teammate Jorge Lorenzo were overshadowed by British rider Cal Crutchlow who took pole position on the satellite team Tech3 .

But Rossi says he is unfazed by braking issues that slowed him to seventh on the grid and he is openly confident that his reputation as a ruthless racer will work in his favour at Brno.

Rossi last won the race at Brno in 2009 on a Yamaha.

“This race is open for me because the Brno has a lot of places to overtake and I feel good with my race pace,” said Rossi who is chasing his second win of the season following his DutchTT victory.

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Aug 24

Live Updates! Saturday F1 Belgian GP On-Site Coverage


Lewis Hamilton. (Photo: Getty Images)

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Hamilton surprises with brilliant pole

Lewis Hamilton surprised even himself with by taking a superb pole position in tricky conditions at Spa.

Hamilton, who only just scraped into Q3, was the last car across the line as the track began to dry. Belgium is his fourth pole in a row.

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