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: Hamilton Sets the Practice Pace in Hungary With Red Bull Pair Close Behind

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BUDAPEST, Hungary – official series release — Mercedes photo — Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton set the pace in Friday’s second Formula One practice in Hungary, but the Red Bulls of Daniil Kvyat and Daniel Ricciardo were his closest challengers – despite Ricciardo’s car having engine issues. Kvyat’s best lap was three-tenths down on Hamilton’s, with Ricciardo a further two tenths back. …

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: Marc Marquez Paces Indy; Continues to Shine In Dominant Season

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INDIANAPOLIS – official release — Eric Schwarzkopf photo — Marc Marquez continued his dominant MotoGP season by setting the pace during practice Friday afternoon at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. Defending World Champion Marquez registered a 1:32.882 lap towards the end of free practice two to end the day on top, shaving more than 1.5 seconds off his best lap …

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 …

F1: Hamilton Sets the Pace in Shanghai Practice

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April 18, 2014 — official release — Mercedes photo — SHANGHAI — Lewis Hamilton overcame suspension problems, which had afflicted his Mercedes in the first practice session, to set the fastest time in second practice on Friday afternoon for the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix at Shanghai Int’l Circuit. The Englishman, who didn’t make it out of the garage until the …