F1: Red Bull Debuts Aeroscreen; Alternative to ‘Halo’ Makes Laps in Sochi Practice

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SOCHI, Russia — staff report — Clive Mason/Getty Images Europe photo — Red Bull debuted their proposed “Aeroscreen” cockpit protection system on Friday during opening Formula One practice at the Sochi Autodrom, fitting the device to Daniel Ricciardo’s car ahead of this weekend’s Russian Grand Prix. Ricciardo completed an installation lap in order to provide driver feedback on the concept, which …

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Race Chaser Online/Performance Motorsports Network release — Robert Laberge/NASCAR via Getty Images photo — A full look back at the wet weather antics, on- and off-track fireworks and Chase Grid implications springing from NASCAR’s weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway highlights the latest edition of Motorsports Madness, airing tonight at 7 p.m. ET on the Performance Motorsports Network. Join …

F1: Russian Roulette; Hamilton Wins in Sochi as Bottas, Raikkonen Collide on Final Lap

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SOCHI, Russia – official series release — Mercedes photo — Lewis Hamilton eased to victory in Sunday’s Russian Grand Prix at the Sochi Autodrom, clinching the 2015 Formula One constructors’ title for Mercedes in the process after a final lap that saw mayhem shuffle the bottom step of the podium. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel took the runner-up spot to move into …

F1: Rapid in Russia; Rosberg Tops Hamilton to Claim Third Pole of Season in Sochi

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SOCHI, Russia – official series release — Mercedes photo — Nico Rosberg went fastest in Saturday qualifying for the Formula One Russian Grand Prix to secure his third pole of the season. The German (1:37.113) headed Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton (1:37.433) –- who abandoned his final run after an error – by a third of a second to score his , …

F1: Carlos Sainz Transported to Hospital After Heavy Crash in Final Russian Grand Prix Practice

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SOCHI, Russia – staff report — Lars Baron/Getty Images Europe photo — Toro Rosso Formula One driver Carlos Sainz Jr. was transported to Sochi Hospital 4 after a crash during Saturday’s third practice ahead of Sunday’s Formula One Russian Grand Prix at the Sochi Autodrom. Sainz lost control of his car coming through a corner before slamming nose first at speed …

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 Dominates Russia; Mercedes Locks Up 2014 Constructor’s Championship

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SOCHI, Russia – official release — Mercedes photo — Lewis Hamilton swept his way to victory in the inaugural Russian Grand Prix at the Sochi Autodrom Sunday. It was a a walk in the park for Hamilton during all but a few anxious moments after the start, when Mercedes eammate Nico Rosberg pulled alongside going into turn two. The German …

F1: Hamilton Continues to Roll; Wraps Up Seventh Pole of Season in Sochi

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SOCHI, Russia – official release — Mercedes photo — Lewis Hamilton will start the inaugural Formula One Russian Grand Prix from the pole after edging out Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg and Williams’ Valtteri Bottas in Saturday’s qualifying session in Sochi. “It’s an amazing feeling to come to this beautiful place and to race on this track. It’s fun to drive,” …

F1: Hamilton Stomps Field; Mercedes Fastest in Early Russian Grand Prix Practice

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SOCHI, Russia – official release — Mercedes photo — Russia, meet Mercedes. The Silver Arrows dominated practice at the Sochi Autodrom on Friday, with Nico Rosberg pacing opening practice and teammate Lewis Hamilton owning the top spot on the overall practice sheets after a blazing lap in second practice pulped the opposition ahead of Sunday’s Russian Grand Prix. Hamilton was the …

F1: Rossi Set to Fill In for Injured Bianchi During Russian Grand Prix

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SOCHI, Russia — official release — Getty Images Europe photo — Marussia reserve driver Alexander Rossi is set to make his Formula One race debut this weekend in Russia as a substitute for the injured Jules Bianchi. Bianchi remains in intensive care after suffering a severe head injury when he collided with a recovery vehicle during last weekend’s race in Japan. While Marussia have …