Posts Tagged Automobile racing

Hamilton wants tougher competition for his F1 title defense

Mercedes Formula One racing driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain, right, and teammate Nico Rosberg of Germany, left, take a photograph of each other during the unveiling of the new Mercedes F1 M06 car at the Circuito de Jerez in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, Sunday, Feb, 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Miguel Morenatti)

JEREZ, Spain (AP) — Lewis Hamilton hopes to have several challengers, rather than just his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg, when he defends his Formula One title this season.

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Red Bull, Williams, Mercedes launch their F1 cars for 2015

Williams drivers Felipe Massa of Brazil  right, and Valtteri Bottas of Finland , unveil the new Williams  FW37 outside the garage during the 2015 Formula One Testing at the Circuito de Jerez on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (AP Photo/Miguel Morenatti)

JEREZ, Spain (AP) — Red Bull and Williams have launched the Formula One cars they hope will be able to better compete with Mercedes when the new season starts in six weeks’ time.

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Vettel fastest on 1st day of pre-season F1 testing

Mercedes Formula One racing driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain, right, and teammate Nico Rosberg of Germany, left, take a photograph of each other during the unveiling of the new Mercedes F1 M06 car at the Circuito de Jerez in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, Sunday, Feb, 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Miguel Morenatti)

JEREZ, Spain (AP) — Sebastian Vettel posted the fastest lap for Ferrari on the first day of pre-season Formula One testing, while last year’s championship runner-up Nico Rosberg clocked a massive 157 laps.

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Brazilian officials say canceled IndyCar race was too costly

In this May 5, 2013 file photo, drivers take the track at the start of the IndyCar's Sao Paulo 300 auto race in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Brazilian organizers announced Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 the IndyCar Series opener scheduled for March was canceled after public prosecutors warned the race would cost too much to the government agency in charge and would be a waste of public funds. (AP Photo/Andre Penner, File)

SAO PAULO (AP) — The IndyCar Series opener scheduled for March in Brazil was canceled after public prosecutors warned it would cost the local government too much and waste public funds, organizers said on Friday.

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Speedway general manager faces lewdness charge

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The executive vice president and general manager of New Hampshire Motor Speedway has been arrested on a misdemeanor charge of lewdness after police say they observed him and a 19-year-old woman in a parked car in Manchester.

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