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Rossi P5, Advances 13 positions at Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama

After a two-week break, the Verizon IndyCar Series traveled to Barber Motorsports Park for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. Alexander Rossi had a tough weekend overall, as the team struggled to find the right set-up. But long meetings Saturday night led to improvement on race day. Through strategy and smart driving, Rossi improved 13 positions to finish P5 in the 90-lap race.

“Based on our starting position, we had to come up with something different,” said Rossi. “We knew we were stopping early, and then it was about how fast we can go while saving fuel. Considering we started 18th, the top five is really good.” 

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Twin podiums for Jehan Daruvala on Formula 3 debut

Sahara Force India Academy racer, Jehan Daruvala had an impressive debut in the highly competitive FIA Formula 3 European Championship. The Mumbai based teenager stepped up to F3, after two commendable seasons in Formula Renault 2.0. Jehan’s first F3 weekend saw him on pace with the front runners and earn himself two rookie podiums.

The first round of the2017 F3 calendar was held at the famed 5.9km Silverstone Formula 1 circuit in the UK.  The weekend started with Jehan eleventh in the first practice but improving significantly to finish third in the second session, just 0.28 seconds off the quickest time. Jehan continued his impressive pace to qualify fifth out of nineteen racers in the first qualifying session. He was 0.28 seconds off the local British racer Lando Norris who bagged pole. Qualifying session 2 saw Jehan narrow down the gap to 0.173 seconds off pole, set by Callum Illot. With such a small gap, Jehan qualified 6th which shows the competitiveness of the series.

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Toyota Gazoo Racing wins at Silverstone

Toyota Gazoo Racing scored a dramatic victory in the 6 Hours of Silverstone after a thrilling opening round of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC).

In a race defined by several rain showers, the #8 TS050 HYBRID of Sébastien Buemi, Anthony Davidson and Kazuki Nakajima earned victory inside the final 15 minutes in front of 50,200 spectators (weekend figure). 

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Sebastian Vettel wins engrossing Bahrain Grand Prix

ferrari-GP-bahrain-vettel-vittoria-media-featFerrari's German driver Sebastian Vettel won the Bahrain Grand Prix, his second title of the three race old 2017 Formula One season on Sunday. Britain's Lewis Hamilton and Finn Valtteri Bottas, both with the Mercedes team, finished in second and third places, respectively. Kimi Raikkonen, also from Ferrari finished fourth, despite encountering a few difficulties. He fought back to finish just off the podium.

Hamilton's race was ruined by a five second time penalty for driving unnecessarily slowly in the pit lane as he battled Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull. Ricciardo ultimately finished in fifth place, an important result for Red Bull, for whom Max Verstappen registered a disappointing DNF.

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Toyota Gazoo Racing grabs pole at Silverstone

Toyota Gazoo Racing will start the 6 Hours of Silverstone from pole position after a one-two in qualifying for the first round of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC).

Mike Conway and Kamui Kobayashi earned pole position with a combined average lap time of 1min 37.304secs in the #7 TS050 HYBRID they share with José María López. That was achieved via the fastest lap ever recorded by an LMP1 car at Silverstone in WEC.

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Fernando Alonso to take part in Indy 500

Spanish racing driver Fernando Alonso will miss Formula One's most glamorous race, the Monaco Grand Prix, to instead take part in the United State's iconic Indianapolis 500, his team said on Wednesday.

McLaren-Honda said that, after the absence of 38 years, it would return to the American classic race popularly known as the "Indy 500" with a single car driven by Alonso, powered by Honda and run by the Andretti Autosport team.

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Yamaha's Maverick Vinales wins Argentine MotoGP

Spain's Maverick Vinales clocked 41 minutes and 45.060 seconds to win his second consecutive MotoGP race with a comfortable victory in the Argentine Grand Prix. The 22-year-old became the first Yamaha rider since Wayne Rainey in 1991 to win the first two races of the season.

Italy's seven-time MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi was second on his Yamaha on Sunday, finishing 2.915 seconds behind Vinales at the Termas de Rio Hondo circuit. Britain's Cal Crutchlow was third on his Honda, less than a second further back.

Reigning champion Marc Marquez, who started from pole position, crashed out on lap four while leading the race.

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