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Alexander Rossi Has Strong Mid-Ohio Weekend

Alexander Rossi advanced three positions from his grid spot and finished sixth in the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, the 13th race on the the Verizon IndyCar Series calendar. In the 13-turn, 2.25-mile permanent road course, competitors were within hundredths of seconds of each other throughout the weekend.

Rossi had a strong weekend, leading many of the practice sessions. He made it to the second round of qualifying, but admitted to a mistake when they made a last-minute change to the set-up. "I'm pretty disappointed to miss the (Firestone) Fast Six after running so well in the morning of practice," said Rossi. "We just went the wrong direction with a change in session and it hurt us in the end. It's a tough pill to swallow, but we have a fast race car."


Toyota Gazoo Racing grab podium in 6 Hours of Nürburgring

Toyota Gazoo Racing took its first-ever podium in the 6 Hours of Nürburgring on a challenging day for the team in the fourth round of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC).

The Nürburgring, just 90km from the team’s Cologne base, has traditionally been a difficult venue for TOYOTA and that proved to be the case again. 


Rossi Finishes Second in Toronto

Alexander Rossi drove to a second place finish in the Honda Indy Toronto, the 12th race on the the Verizon IndyCar Series calendar. In the 11-turn, 1.786-mile street circuit, Rossi had speed throughout the day and improved on his P8 starting position with quick pit stops and a fortunate yellow.

"I knew when we made the decision to pit, James was really struggling," Rossi said when asked about the first pit stop on lap 23. "We pitted not because we were anticipating a yellow. We pitted because we wanted to get clean air."


Rossi Struggles for Rear Grip in Iowa

The Verizon IndyCar Series traveled to the midwest this weekend and battled hot temperatures on the short oval of Iowa Speedway. 300 laps on the 0.894-mile track lasted just under 2 hours and Alexander Rossi found himself with a different car than he had in practice the day before.

"For most of the race we were trying to tune in and get the car drivable, which we were able to do by the end," said Rossi. The last stint was the only time I felt comfortable in the car all day."


Historic F3 win for Jehan Daruvala at Norisring

Jehan Daruvala of the Sahara Force India Academy created history by becoming the first ever Indian to win in the FIA F3 European Championship. Jehan’s victory in race 3 comes 18 years after Naren Karthikeyan won in the British F3 Championship.

The 2.3-km Norisring is an extremely fast and flowing layout for a street circuit, with mistakes being punished by concrete walls instead of soft tyre barriers. The Formula 3 rookie showed immense skill to clinch the top spot with two full-course yellow flag periods and made no mistakes despite coming under sustained pressure from championship leader Maximilian Gunther. 


Ricciardo launches mixed defence of former teammate Vettel

Formula one Azerbaijan Grand Prix winner Daniel Ricciardo on Monday said that Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel was passion driven following the incident that took place with Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton.

Vettel came from behind to hit Hamilton twice in the race on Monday. The former was given a 10-second stop-go penalty and three penalty points for the foul show. Red Bull driver Ricciardo shared his view on this incident and also said the German should think before he does something.


Ricciardo wins in Azerbaijan as Vettel and Hamilton duke it out for crucial points

In the most amazing race of the season so far and possibly in the history of the sport, Sebastian Vettel took a fourth place which sees him extend his Drivers’ Championship lead to 14 points over his nearest rival, Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton.

The race itself was won by Australia's Daniel Ricciardo in the Red Bull with the Mercedes of Valtteri Bottas coming in second. Lance Stroll of Williams finished third at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix to become the youngest rookie to secure a Formula One podium, and the first Canadian to do so since 2001.


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