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May 10

IndyCar: Peterson’s Faith In Saavedra Pays Off In A Big Way At Indianapolis

Sebastian Saavedra and his AFS Racing team celebrate after winning the pole for Saturday's GP of Indy. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sebastian Saavedra and his AFS Racing team celebrate after winning the pole for Saturday’s GP of Indy. (Photo: Getty Images)

When Sebastian Saavedra was a young teenage driver trying to make it in the Indy Lights Series team owner Gary Peterson saw something in the kid from Bogota, Colombia that made him a believer. Peterson became more than a car owner for Saavedra; he was a benefactor.

Peterson was a team owner and former driver in the Indy Lights Series – a ladder series that was designed to prepare young drivers for a potential career in IndyCar.

May 10

F1: Vettel Hit With Grid Penalty After Gearbox Change At Spanish GP

Sebastian Vettel watches as his car is removed from the Spanish GP circuit. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sebastian Vettel watches as his car is removed from the Spanish GP circuit. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sebastian Vettel will start the Spanish GP from 15th place after being forced to change his gearbox following Saturday’s qualifying session.

The four-time World Champion was exiting pit lane when his RB10 stalled momentarily. He managed to get going again but the car would lose drive in the first turn, forcing Vettel out of the 10-minute Q3 session.

May 10

IndyCar: Qualifying Crash Costs Hunter-Reay Pole At Grand Prix of Indy

Ryan Hunter-Reay sits in his damaged race car during qualifying at Indianapolis. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Ryan Hunter-Reay sits in his damaged race car during qualifying at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Ryan Hunter-Reay took the two toughest hits Friday in qualifying at Indianapolis.

First, he damaged his car, then he was stripped of his two fastest laps — costing him the pole position for Saturday’s inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis.

The 2012 IndyCar Series champ said afterward that he was OK, though the ramifications of his late crash will linger all night.

May 10

MotoGP: Hayden Provides Injury Update

Nicky Hayden finished 11th in the Spanish Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Nicky Hayden finished 11th in the Spanish Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Nicky Hayden has provided an update on his condition ahead of the Monster Energy Grand Prix de France, having missed the post-race Monday test at Jerez due to swelling around an old wrist injury.

The Drive M7 Aspar rider saw a wrist injury – which required surgery in 2013 – become inflamed over the weekend of the Spanish Grand Prix and was forced to sit out the day of testing in the south of Spain.

May 10

F1: Hamilton Edges Teammate Rosberg For Spanish GP Pole

Lewis Hamilton used a late flyer to capture pole position for the Spanish Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton used a late flyer to capture pole position for the Spanish Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton earned his fourth pole position of the Formula One season Saturday as Mercedes was again in a class of its own at the Spanish Grand Prix, while four-time champion Sebastian Vettel was left stranded by his faulty Red Bull.

Hamilton clocked a leading lap of 1 minute, 25.232 seconds on the sunny and dry Barcelona-Catalunya circuit for his 35th career pole.