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1:48 AM ET Eamonn Tiernan Scott McLaughlin has ended a 13-year wait with a thumping win to become the first Supercars driver to win the Triple Crown in Darwin. DJR Team Penske star McLaughlin enjoyed a flawless weekend in the Top End after winning the both races from pole and the top-10 shootout in his
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1:32 PM ET Eamonn Tiernan Tickford Racing star Chaz Mostert admits he’s unsure if his team can deliver a championship-winning car that will keep him on their Supercars roster next season. Mostert’s commitment to the team giving him his start is uncertain amid speculation he’ll join rivals and fellow Ford customer DJR Team Penske. It
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5:04 AM ET Eamonn Tiernan Supercars supremo Scott McLaughlin says his car is fast enough to win Darwin’s elusive Triple Crown after clinching Saturday’s race one from pole position. McLaughlin, 26, is one-third of the way to becoming the first driver to complete the Triple Crown, with nobody able to achieve the landmark in the
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1:16 AM ET Eamonn Tiernan Supercars star Scott McLaughlin is one pole position short of Peter Brock’s qualifying record, after he clinched top spot for race one at the Darwin Triple Crown on Saturday. Brock (57) sits equal-second among all-time pole winners behind Jamie Whincup (80). McLaughlin can draw level with the motorsport legend in
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1:33 PM ET Eamonn Tiernan Six-time Supercars champions Walkinshaw Andretti United admits its title hopes are over ahead of the season’s halfway mark at this weekend’s Darwin Triple Crown. Team drivers James Courtney (14th) and Scott Pye (16th) have endured disappointing 2019 campaigns and team boss Ryan Walkinshaw concedes their championship tilt is done. But
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8:51 AM ET The Adrian Newey-designed Aston Martin Valkyrie is due to race at Le Mans under new regulations in 2021. The regulations for the top level of the World Endurance Championship are due to change for the 2020/2021 season to allow manufacturers to race cars derived from road-going hypercars. Aston Martin became the first
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4:58 PM ET Formula One has decided to defer until the end of October its final presentation of the sporting regulations for 2021 after a meeting in Paris on Thursday that was also attended by world champion Lewis Hamilton. The rules were due to have been put forward for approval this month but some teams
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3:42 PM ET Ferrari will not appeal the controversial penalty which cost Sebastian Vettel victory at the Canadian Grand Prix last Sunday. Vettel crossed the line in first place in Canada but was penalised five seconds for an incident on lap 48, dropping him behind Lewis Hamilton in the final classification. After making a mistake
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4:07 AM ET Eamonn Tiernan Supercars supremo Scott McLaughlin admits he keeps an eye on the record books and there’s two landmarks he’s aiming for in Darwin this weekend. McLaughlin is looking to become the first racer to claim the elusive Triple Crown at Hidden Valley Raceway, and also overtake legend Peter Brock into second
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10:18 AM ET MONTREAL, Canada — “Ultimately, it’s not the sport that I fell in love with when I started watching.” 1 Related As those words came out of Sebastian Vettel’s mouth, it was clear defeat at the Canadian Grand Prix had hit hard. Possibly harder than any other defeat in his career. A five-second
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7:56 AM ET Ferrari has admitted it forgot to tell Charles Leclerc about Sebastian Vettel’s penalty in the closing stages of the Canadian Grand Prix, something which almost cost the German another position. 1 Related Vettel was controversially handed a five-second penalty in Montreal, which meant he finished the race first but was immediately dropped
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9:24 AM ET Formula One could be more transparent about stewards’ decisions even if there was no hidden agenda behind the penalty that cost Ferrari‘s Sebastian Vettel victory in Canada, the sport’s managing director Ross Brawn said on Tuesday. 2 Related Vettel was punished after making a mistake in Sunday’s race in Montreal while under
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11:01 AM ET ESPN staff The Canadian Grand Prix was an F1 classic which quickly turned into an F1 farce — Sebastian Vettel’s controversial penalty cost him the victory and led him to suggest he is no longer in love with the sport. Our F1 writers Laurence Edmondson and Nate Saunders join columnists Maurice Hamilton
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10:42 PM ET Associated Press BROOKLYN, Mich. — Joey Logano won the pole in qualifying and then led for more than three-quarters of the actual race. It was an impressive display, but all that could have gone for naught if he hadn’t been sharp on one final restart. Logano won his second NASCAR Cup Series
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1:46 AM ET Associated Press TOPEKA, Kan. — Steve Torrence earned his fifth straight Top Fuel victory, beating his father, Billy Torrence, on Sunday at the NHRA Heartland Nationals. The younger Torrence — the defending world champion — raced his dragster to a run of 3.750 seconds at 326.16 mph. The elder Torrence finished in
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10:42 AM ET MONTREAL, Canada — It’s going to be hot at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on Sunday, with the mercury expected to tip 29C come the race start. That is going to cause issues for anybody starting on the soft tyre, which was melting after just a handful of laps in slightly cooler temperatures
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11:57 PM ET Associated Press TOPEKA, Kan. — Steve Torrence led Top Fuel and J.R. Todd was tops in Funny Car after qualifying Saturday at the NHRA Heartland Nationals. Torrence, the defending champion and Top Fuel points leader, had a second run of 3.760 seconds at 325.45 mph. “I tell you what, probably all of
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12:56 AM ET Associated Press FORT WORTH, Texas — That little IndyCar team with a teenage driver has landed a big boost for the second half of the season. Harding Steinbrenner Racing has secured a multimillion-dollar deal for Green Energy Sustainable Solutions Inc. (GESS) and Capstone Turbine Corp. to provide primary sponsorship for the rest
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9:44 PM ET Associated Press FORT WORTH, Texas — Takuma Sato went over 220 mph in qualifying on Friday to earn the pole for the IndyCar Series race at Texas Motor Speedway. Sato got his ninth career pole with a two-lap qualifying average of 220.250 mph on the high-speed, 1½-mile oval. The Rahal Letterman Lanigan
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3:48 PM ET Lewis Hamilton’s Canadian Grand Prix preparations suffered a setback after a rare error from the five-time world champion prematurely ended his Friday practice. 1 Related After topping the first practice session of the day, Hamilton limped back to the pits half an hour into the afternoon’s track time with a tyre puncture.
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6:39 AM ET Maurice Hamilton Close • Veteran F1 journalist, covering the sport since 1977• Motor racing correspondent for the Observer for 20 years• Has written several books and covered F1 for BBC Radio 5 Live Montreal’s new track facilities are as far removed in every sense as it’s possible to be from the original temporary accommodation 40
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11:28 PM ET Associated Press Simon Pagenaud still has more than 2,000 messages left from his Indianapolis 500 victory, and he plans to respond to every one of them. Maybe next week, when the IndyCar Series takes a break. “I’m going to catch up on all of my messages,” Pagenaud said Thursday. “I need to
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3:16 PM ET MONTREAL, Canada — Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel has played down suggestions he will quit Formula One at the end of the 2019 season. 1 Related After a disappointing start to the year, in which Mercedes has beaten Ferrari at every round so far, the four-time champion is facing the prospect of fifth
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