More Sports / Auto Racing Oct 15, 2016

Yamaha's Rossi grabs pole position

Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi took the pole at the Japanese MotoGP on Saturday, with teammate Jorge Lorenzo recovering from a horrifying crash in practice to qualify third. Rossi, second in the championship race 52 points behind Marc Marquez, lapped the Motegi circuit in 1 minute, ...

More Sports / Auto Racing Oct 14, 2016

Veteran driver Webber reveals plan to retire

Porsche World Endurance Championship driver Mark Webber describes his need for speed as being like a drug, and after a career that has seen him strapped into some of the world's fastest machines for most of the past 15 years, he announced on Friday ...

Title-chasing Rosberg triumphs in Japanese Grand Prix

More Sports / Auto Racing Oct 9, 2016

Title-chasing Rosberg triumphs in Japanese Grand Prix

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg capitalized on a slow start by teammate Lewis Hamilton to win the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday and widen his lead in the Formula One drivers' championship. Rosberg, who started from pole position, controlled the race throughout and finished 4.9 seconds ...

More Sports / Auto Racing Sep 1, 2016

Ferrari's Massa to retire after season

Brazilian Felipe Massa announced on Thursday that he will retire from Formula One at the end of the season. The 35-year-old Williams driver, who won 11 races for Ferrari between 2006 and 2008 and finished overall runner-up to Lewis Hamilton in the 2008 world championship, ...

More Sports / Auto Racing Sep 1, 2016

Magnussen cleared for Italian Grand Prix

Renault driver Kevin Magnussen has been given the green light to race in Sunday's Italian Grand Prix after passing a fitness check at Monza, the Formula One team said on Thursday. Renault said on Twitter that the Dane, who bruised his left ankle in a ...

More Sports / Auto Racing Aug 8, 2016

Top dirt-track racer Clauson dies after crash

Bryan Clauson, considered the top dirt-track racer in the U.S., has died from injuries suffered in an accident at the Belleville (Kansas) Midget Nationals USAC midget race. He was 27. His death was announced Monday morning at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. A statement from his family ...

Hamilton closes gap on Rosberg with win

More Sports / Auto Racing Jul 11, 2016

Hamilton closes gap on Rosberg with win

Defending champion Lewis Hamilton reeled off his fourth win in five races Sunday to storm to victory in the British Grand Prix. Hamilton now trails Nico Rosberg by one point in the standings. The 31-year-old Englishman came home 6.9 seconds clear of Mercedes teammate Rosberg, ...