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Jun 7

F1: Hamilton Optimistic Despite Qualifying Error In Montreal

Lewis Hamilton (left) and Nico Rosberg (right) talk to media after qualifying for the Canadian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton (left) and Nico Rosberg (right) talk to media after qualifying for the Canadian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton had to face being beaten to pole for the second race in a row after a great effort by Nico Rosbeg secured the top spot in Montreal.

Hamilton was fastest in FP3, Q1 and Q2, but lost out when it mattered in Q3.

“It wasn’t a great lap to be honest,” said a frustrated Hamilton. “And to be honest I really should have got the banker lap in before, a bit like in Monaco, and I didn’t. Nico did a great job today.

Jun 7

Scott Speed, Andretti Autosport Win Gold At X Games Austin

Scott Speed leads the field during the Global Rallycross final at X Games Austin. (Photo: Red Bull GRC)

Scott Speed leads the field during the Global Rallycross final at X Games Austin. (Photo: Red Bull GRC)

Ex-Formula 1 and NASCAR driver Scott Speed raced to his second career X Games Rallycross gold medal on Saturday at Circuit of The Americas.

Speed, who earned his first X Games gold medal last season in Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil, dominated Saturday’s proceedings at the state-of-the-art circuit which usually plays host to Formula 1 and MotoGP races. After winning both of his heats and the two qualifiers, Speed led all 10 laps in the final to clinch X Games gold.

Jun 7

F1: Montreal Extends Formula 1 Deal For 10 More Years

The Canadian Grand Prix will continue to be held at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve through 2024. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

The Canadian Grand Prix will continue to be held at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve through 2024. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

The Canadian Grand Prix is staying in Montreal through 2024 after an agreement with the Formula 1 Group worth more than $200 million.

The grand prix’ future in Montreal was secured with the help of substantial governmental investment: $62 million from the federal government, $50 million from Quebec, $62 million from Tourisme Montreal, and at least $32 million from the City of Montreal.

Jun 7

F1: Vettel Leads The Chase Of Mercedes In Montreal

Sebastian Vettel qualified third for the Canadian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sebastian Vettel qualified third for the Canadian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sebastian Vettel put his Monaco disappointment behind him to lead the chase of Mercedes in Montreal qualifying – albeit by a tiny margin from the Williams drivers and his own teammate Daniel Ricciardo.

Vettel said he took some risks to find time on his final run.

“The start of the last lap wasn’t great,” he said. “I still didn’t manage to get that first sector right, the first two corners I didn’t get along very well with today. After that I tried to take more risk and it worked, so sector two was very good through the two kind of chicanes, especially the second one; I found a significantly better line and more time compared to previous runs and kept it together until the end.

Jun 7

F1: Rosberg Pips Hamilton For Canadian GP Pole

Nico Rosberg beat Lewis Hamilton in a thrilling qualifying session to take pole for Sunday's Canadian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Nico Rosberg beat Lewis Hamilton in a thrilling qualifying session to take pole for Sunday’s Canadian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

For the third straight Formula One grand prix, Mercedes teammates and championship leaders Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton will line up side-by-side in the front row of the starting grid.

If all goes as expected, they will finish in the top two again as well.

The dominant team on the circuit — winning all six races, with five second-place finishes as well — Mercedes claimed the top two starting spots for the Canadian Grand Prix in qualifying on Saturday. Rosberg, the points leader, earned the pole, and Hamilton will be next to him at the start of Sunday’s race.