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Formula 1 Track Walk: Exploring Circuit Gilles Villeneuve with Manor Racing

MONTREAL — The rhythm and routine of each Formula One race weekend is the same, whether the teams find themselves in Melbourne or Monza, Monaco or Montreal. This season, the F1 travelling circus will visit 21 different countries, but the general outline of each event is always the same: press conference, practice, practice, press conference, practice, qualifying, press conference, race, press conference. Throw in a few media and sponsor commitments—and perhaps the occasional fashion show or yacht party—and you have a grand prix weekend. Before all of that, though, before the drivers jump into their cars and begin lapping the circuit at speeds in excess of 300 km/h, comes a ritual known as the track walk. It is exactly what...

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Austrian Grand Prix 2016: 5 Bold Predictions for Red Bull Ring Race

The ninth round of the 2016 Formula One season will take place at this weekend's Austrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring, where Nico Rosberg will be hoping to extend his points advantage over Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton. The German established a 43-point lead over the British driver after winning the opening four races of the campaign, but saw the gap quickly cut to nine following Hamilton's two successive victories in Monaco and Canada. Yet after a stabilising win in the European GP, where Hamilton could only recover to fifth after a crash in qualifying, Rosberg stretched his lead back to 24 and will have the opportunity to extend it further at a circuit where he won in comfortable fashion in 2014 and '15. With a look at a popu...

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Tony Stewart’s Last-Lap Mastery at Sonoma Displays Championship Form Once Again

Tony Stewart's career may not have been the best in NASCAR history, but it has been among the more interesting. Perhaps the greatest tribute to the 45-year-old veteran in the twilight of his career is to note that the sport wouldn't have been nearly so intriguing without Stewart in it. The final lap of the Toyota/Save Mart 350 was Stewart in microcosm. After clinging to the lead for 21 laps, keeping the apparently faster Toyotas of Martin Truex Jr. and Denny Hamlin at bay, Stewart lost the lead to Hamlin...and then wrested it back. The 49th Sprint Cup victory of Stewart's career was the 49th triumph of his indomitable will. “This place has meant a lot to me,” Stewart said of Sonoma Raceway to Fox Sports: If I don’t win a...

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Formula 1’s Latest Rumours and Talk: Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg and More

When, at the end of the 2015 Formula One season, Toto Wolff warned Mercedes would be prepared to change their driver lineup despite retaining the world championship, the team boss sent a clear message to Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg. If the drivers were unable to put aside their personal differences for the sake of the team, one of them would lose the honour and privilege of driving the fastest car in the sport. And Wolff's words appear to have done the trick, with Hamilton revealing his relationship with Rosberg is—surprisingly given the 24-point gap between the pair in the drivers' standings—healthier than it has been for some time. The ever-strengthening bond between the team-mates is likely to be good news for the German,...

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NASCAR at Sonoma 2016: Winners and Losers from the Toyota-Save Mart 350

Oh man, I’m not usually a blowhard when it comes to most things, least of all NASCAR races, but the finish to the Toyota-Save Mart 350(km) was a sham. Sorry, getting ahead of myself. Let’s state a few facts: Tony Stewart “won” this race when Denny Hamlin “messed up” turning for home. Meanwhile, the FS1 broadcast went all "2015 Jeff Gordon at Martinsville in the Chase" all over Stewart. We saw no shortage of high-fives and general good cheer*. Stewart earned his win; now he must crest the top 30 in points, and he’ll be Chase-bound. More on this and more inside this slider. Read on for this week's winners and losers. *As a result, you’ll have next to no quotes from drivers since the broadcast co...

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NASCAR at Sonoma 2016 Results: Winner, Standings, Highlights and Reaction

Tony Stewart showed he still has some magic up his sleeves, as he won the 2016 Toyota/Save Mart 350 on Sunday at Sonoma Raceway in thrilling fashion.    Kyle Busch and Stewart entered the day as the only active drivers with at least two victories in this race. Each put on a strong performance, but it was Stewart who delivered. Here are the race's top finishers. Full results are available on NASCAR.com: Stewart's winless streak in the Sprint Cup Series is now over after 84 races, per Fox Sports 1's broadcast. To qualify for the Chase, drivers need to finish within the top 30 of the standings while also securing a win. Stewart now has that victory, and he sits in 32nd after Sunday's race. Here are the updated Sprint Cup standings a...

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B/R Exclusive: Romain Grosjean on Instagram-Filtered F1 and Love for Gene Haas

MONTREAL — Romain Grosjean has 10 Formula One podium finishes in his career. It is difficult to tell whether we should be impressed by that number, given he hasn't spent a ton of time in a top car, or disappointed that a driver with such obvious talent has not had the machinery to allow him to shine as his career has progressed. After two difficult years at Lotus (now Renault), with the team struggling for pace on the track and cash off it, the 30-year-old Grosjean is experiencing something of a rebirth with American newcomers Haas F1. Grosjean and his new team shocked the F1 world with a sixth-place finish on their debut at the Australian Grand Prix. At the next race, in Bahrain, Grosjean was fifth. Following an eighth-place finish i...

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MotoGP Dutch Grand Prix 2016 Results: Winner, Standings and Reaction

Jack Miller took his maiden win in a controversial 2016 MotoGP Dutch Grand Prix race on Saturday, beating standings leader Marc Marquez to top spot in dreadful weather conditions.  Conditions in Assen were horrid right from the start, and the weather deteriorated to the point where the race was red-flagged with 12 laps to go. The re-start raw more than half a dozen crashes in the first few laps, and Valentino Rossi was arguably the top victim, as the nine-time world champion didn't finish the race. This allowed Marquez, who trailed the Italian before the race was red-flagged, to increase his lead in the championship standings, and Rossi won't be happy with the decision to suspend the race in the first place. Here's a look at the race r...

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John Wes Townley, Spencer Gallagher Fight After NASCAR Truck Series Crash

John Wes Townley and Spencer Gallagher engaged in a physical altercation during a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event Saturday night after the two appeared to exchange words regarding a crash with under 10 laps remaining. Fox Sports 1 relayed footage of the fight on Twitter: According to Fox Sports' Joe Menzer, Gallagher and Townley were involved in a pair of incidents at the Drivin' For Linemen 200. The first came on Lap 149, and it was the second a few laps later at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Illinois, that led to the scuffle.   NASCAR driver Tony Stewart offered his take on the incident, which was not the first between Townley and Gallagher: On Monday, Gallagher spoke on the fight and apologized, per B...

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NASCAR at Sonoma 2016 Qualifying Results: Race Order, Final Times and Reaction

Carl Edwards grabbed the pole position in qualifying Saturday and will start first Sunday in the Toyota Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway. The race will start at 3 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1. Kyle Busch won last year's event; he'll go for his third victory in this race Sunday. Busch and Tony Stewart are the only active Sprint Cup drivers who have won multiple times in this event. Here is a look at the results, courtesy of NASCAR.com: Edwards has had success at Sonoma, having won there in 2014. He looked strong again Saturday, as he led after the first round of qualifying and never looked back. Fox Sports posted his decisive lap: The pole also tied a career high for Edwards, per Xfinity Racing: Busch and Stewart had solid days, too, but they w...

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