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2:16 AM ET Ed Jackson Supercars championship leader Scott McLaughlin has gotten behind the wheel of his newly-built Ford Mustang ahead of Sunday’s Sandown 500. The DJR Team Penske star will race a completely new car at the Melbourne event after wrecking his old Mustang in a scary crash at Surfers Paradise last month. While
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9:39 PM ET Associated Press LAS VEGAS — Brittany Force raced to her second Top Fuel victory of the season Sunday at the Dodge NHRA Nationals to pull within one round of points of leader Steve Torrence with one event left. Force, the defending season champion, beat Torrence with a track-record time of 3.652 seconds
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5:17 PM ET Lewis Hamilton said it is hard to comprehend that he is a six-time Formula One world champion after clinching the 2019 title at the U.S. Grand Prix. Hamilton is now outright second on the all-time list behind Michael Schumacher, whose tally of seven he can match in 2020. The British driver wrapped
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12:30 PM ET AUSTIN — Lewis Hamilton says he still finds it strange to see his achievements recognised by athletes such as NFL star Tom Brady, despite being on the verge of a sixth Formula One world championship. Hamilton can win the title at Sunday’s U.S. Grand Prix by finishing eighth or higher. Ahead of
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8:53 PM ET Nate Saunders Close F1 Associate Editor • Previously worked in rugby union and British Superbikes • History graduate from Reading University• Joined ESPNF1 in February 2014 Laurence Edmondson Close F1 Editor • Joined ESPN in 2009• An FIA accredited F1 journalist since 2011 AUSTIN — Securing the championship at the U.S. Grand Prix might be a cakewalk
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11:47 AM ET Associated Press KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Indonesian rider Afridza Munandar has died after a crash at a MotoGP support race in Malaysia. He was 20. The International Motorcycling Federation says Munandar died at Kuala Lumpur Hospital in the Malaysian capital on Saturday after being airlifted from the Sepang track. Munandar was racing
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10:33 PM ET Associated Press LAS VEGAS — Brittany Force made the fastest run in NHRA Top Fuel history Friday at 338.17 mph at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, topping the first two rounds of qualifying at the Dodge NHRA Nationals. Force finished in 3.659 seconds to set the track time record. She’s
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2:53 PM ET ESPN will continue to broadcast Formula One in the United States until 2022 after posting double-digit viewership growth over the past two seasons. 1 Related Through 18 races this season, F1 has averaged 671,000 viewers on ESPN networks, an increase of 19 percent over the average of 561,000 at this point last
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6:26 PM ET Associated Press The head of McLaren said Friday its IndyCar team will pay James Hinchcliffe not to drive for them in 2020, a change of direction for the organization set in motion when young driver Pato O’Ward became available. Zak Brown said that the decision this week to remove Hinchcliffe from the
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12:18 PM ET AUSTIN — Formula One has unveiled what its cars will looks like from 2021 and beyond with a promise of closer wheel-to-wheel racing and a more evenly matched competitive order between the biggest and smallest teams. On Thursday, the proposed deadline for publication on the new rules, the championship revealed a glimpse
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3:01 PM ET Ed Jackson Swiss driver Simona De Silvestro will have to find a new team if her Supercars career is to continue past this year. Kelly Racing confirmed on Friday New Zealander Andre Heimgartner will stay with the team for 2020. Kelly Racing is cutting back from four Nissan Altimas this year to
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11:12 AM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — James Hinchcliffe says he was “shocked” to learn Arrow McLaren SP was dumping him from his 2020 seat in the IndyCar Series this week. Hinchcliffe first joined Sam Schmidt’s team in 2015 and had repeated public assurances that the final year of his contract would be honored
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2:42 AM ET Laine Clark All has been forgiven for controversially dumped Supercars rising star Richie Stanaway after being reinstated for the season’s final two rounds, starting with next weekend’s Sandown 500. Stanaway’s future appeared up in the air when he was sensationally stood down for last weekend’s Gold Coast 600 finale due to disciplinary
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Oct 29, 2019 ESPN News Services CHARLOTTE, N.C. — James Hinchcliffe has been released from the new Arrow McLaren SP Racing team, despite repeated public assurances that the popular Canadian was not leaving the organization once McLaren came aboard. Hinchcliffe learned Sunday he was being replaced by 2018 Indy Lights Champion Pato O’Ward and said
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2:08 PM ET Formula One boss Chase Carey is confident teams will vote to accept the proposed 2021 regulations set to reshape the championship. F1’s moved its initial publication deadline from June back to Oct. 31 earlier this year. The process has been complicated by a struggle to get teams on the same page —
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10:48 AM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — James Hinchcliffe has been released from the new Arrow McLaren SP Racing team, two people with direct knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press, despite repeated public assurances that the popular Canadian was not leaving the organization once McLaren came aboard. Hinchcliffe learned Sunday he was
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4:32 AM ET MEXICO CITY — Toro Rosso driver Daniil Kvyat issued an expletive in the direction of the stewards after being issued the penalty which dropped him out of the points at the Mexican Grand Prix. Kvyat clashed with Renault’s Nico Hulkenberg on the final corner of the final lap, sending the German driver’s
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