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Jul 18

Ricciardo First And Third In Silverstone Test

Ricciardo First And Third In Silverstone Test

Photo: LAT Photographic

managed to be both first and third fastest on the second day of the Silverstone test after swapping from Toro Rosso to Red Bull over the lunch break.

Ricciardo was one of four race drivers in action Thursday, with Nico Hulkenberg, Pastor Maldonado and Paul Di Resta also appearing for half a day apiece with their respective teams.

The Aussie set his quicker time in his regular car before making his pitch for a 2014 seat with the RB9. An early trip into the gravel didn’t do him any favors and he was ultimately a little over two-tenths slower in the afternoon session.

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Jul 17

“The Indy” Is Back

“The Indy” Is Back

Photo: Marshall Pruett

For the better part of 15 years, Toronto was one of the true treasures for open wheel racing.

Canadians flocked to Exhibition Place to cheer for Paul Tracy, Greg Moore, Jacques Villeneuve, Patrick Carpentier and Alex Tagliani. Molson Brewery promoted “the Indy” like nobody in the states with and banners, billboards and commercials everywhere. There were also street parties and it became one of Canada’s largest sporting events.

That was the heyday of CART but by the time Champ Car was winding down in the middle of the last decade so were the crowds as well as the enthusiasm. In 2008, the year IRL and Champ Car unified, there was no longer a race in Canada’s largest city.

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