F1: LeClerc to Get Taste of Formula 1 With Haas Team During Multiple FP1 Sessions

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Charles Leclerc, a 2016 member of the Ferrari Driver Academy who is currently competing in the GP3 Series for ART Grand Prix, will get his first taste of a Formula One car when he drives the VF-16 for Haas F1 Team on July 8 during the first practice session for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

F1: Rosberg Fires Opening Shot; Leads Friday Practice at Yas Marina Ahead of Season Finale

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YAS ISLAND, Abu Dhabi – Report by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Clive Mason/Getty Images Europe photo — Nico Rosberg stayed the course on Friday at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina circuit, looking strongly like a driver who can end the 2015 Formula One World Championship with his third consecutive victory. While his Mercedes AMG Petronas teammate Lewis Hamilton …

F1: Hulkenberg, Massa Head Friday Practice in Russia; Soaked Sochi Circuit Produces Challenges

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SOCHI, Russia — Report by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Lars Baron/Getty Images Europe photo — A bizarre day for Formula One teams at the Sochi Autodrom lead to two surprising faces atop the speed charts at the end of Friday practice for the Russian Grand Prix. Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg (1:44.355) topped the opening session, which was …

F1: Upping the Ante; Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel Paces Friday Practice in Austria

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SPIELBERG, Austria — Report by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Charles Coates/Getty Images Europe photo — Mercedes, meet Ferrari. This weekend’s Austrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg looks set to be the most competitive race of the 2015 Formula One World Championship to date, after Sebastian Vettel took the fight to the Silver Arrows …

MOTOGP: Suzuki Storm; Aleix Espargaro Dominates Friday’s MotoGP Practice in Argentina

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TERMAS DE RIO HONDO, Argentina – official series release — MotoGP photo — Aleix Espargaro blasted to the top of the timesheets and stayed there during Friday’s two MotoGP practice sessions at Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo, sweeping both sessions aboard his Team Suzuki Ecstar GSX-RR. The sessions left a Suzuki on top of the final board for the first time …

MOTOGP: Pedrosa Paces Overall Friday Practice Sheets at Sepang

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SEPANG, Malaysia – official release — MotoGP photo — Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa topped the Friday practice charts for the MotoGP Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix at the Sepang Int’l Circuit. Pedrosa recovered from a difficult weekend at Phillip Island immediately in the first practice, able to set competitive times from the start. A time of 2:01.379s from the …

MOTOGP: Dovizioso Paces Opening Day Practice Sheets in Motegi

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MOTEGI, Japan – official release — Ducati photo — Ducati Team’s Andrea Dovizioso set the standard on the first day of practice for the MotoGP Motul Grand Prix of Japan. On an extra soft rear tire, Dovizioso set the best time of the day near the end of the second practice with a 1:45.140 lap around the Japanese circuit, which …

MOTOGP: Espargaro Paces German Grand Prix Practice

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SAXONY, Germany – official release — MotoGP photo — Aleix Espargaro set the pace in both MotoGP practice sessions Friday at the Sachsenring. After going fastest in the opening practice, Espargaro lapped the circuit in 1:22.041 on the NGM Forward Racing ‘Open’ Forward-Yamaha on a softer option rear at the end of the second practice session. The riders kept their …