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Jun 8

F1: Mercedes’ Bid To Win In Montreal Thwarted By ERS Failure

Mercedes was dominating the Canadian Grand Prix until they ran into problems with the power unit. (Photo: Getty Images)

Mercedes was dominating the Canadian Grand Prix until they ran into problems with the power unit. (Photo: Getty Images)

Both Mercedes drivers were hit by an unexpected overheating problem with the Motor Generator Unit (Kinetic) in Canada, and it was just bad luck that saw retire while was able to carry on.

The problem arose around the time of the second stops, just as Hamilton passed Rosberg for the lead. It was the time spent at rest in the pit lane – with no cooling air going through the system – that tipped Hamilton over the edge and led to his retirement.

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Jun 8

VIDEO: Massa, Perez Released From Hospital After High-Speed Crash

Felipe Massa of Williams and Brazil crashes out of the Canadian F1 Grand Prix at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. (Photo: Getty Images)

of Williams and Brazil crashes out of the Canadian F1 Grand Prix at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. (Photo: Getty Images)

Felipe Massa and have been checked and released from a hospital in Montreal after the two were involved in a heavy crash at the end of Sunday’s Canadian Grand Prix.

While battling for fourth place, Massa clipped the right-rear wheel of Perez’s Force India which caused both drivers to veer off track. They were carrying a high rate of speed at the time of the collision and were unable to slow before slamming viciously into the barriers in Turn 1.

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Jun 8

F1: Ricciardo Earns First Career Win In Thrilling Canadian GP

Daniel Ricciardo celebrates after winning the Canadian Grand Prix. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

celebrates after winning the Canadian Grand Prix. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Daniel Ricciardo may be coming out of the shadow of his more celebrated Red Bull teammate.

The 24-year-old Australian won the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday to earn his first career Formula One victory, joining four-time defending world champion on the podium and snapping Mercedes’ stranglehold on the circuit this season.

Ricciardo’s win was the first win this year for any driver other than , the pole-sitter and championship leader, and , a three-time champion. But the twin Mercedes Silver Arrows were forced to slow down midway through the race to keep their brakes from overheating, and Ricciardo was able to take advantage.

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Jun 8

From Red Flag At Indy To Green-White-Checkered Finish At Texas

Ed Carpenter leads the field back to green for a two-lap shootout. (Photo: Getty Images)

leads the field back to green for a two-lap shootout. (Photo: Getty Images)

brought up the idea of how cool he thought green-white-checkered finishes could be for only moments after his third-place finish at Motor Speedway.

“No way,” quickly responded. “Not in IndyCar.”

Except that is exactly what had just happened Saturday night after a late caution led to a restart with two laps left at the 1 1/2-mile, high-banked track.

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Jun 8

F1: Newey Signs Long-Term Contract With Red Bull, But Role To Change

Adrian Newey's role at Red Bull is set to extend outside of Formula 1. (Photo: Getty Images)

’s role at Red Bull is set to extend outside of . (Photo: Getty Images)

Red Bull has put a stop to speculation about Ferrari’s interest in Adrian Newey by confirming that he will be with the company for the long haul.

Intriguingly he will get involved in some new projects, and it’s apparent that he will be taking a step back from his current Formula 1 duties.

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