Posts Tagged Automobile racing

F1 enters radio silence era in Singapore

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany arrives at Marina Bay City Circuit for the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. The F1 race is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 21.(AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

SINGAPORE (AP) — As the Formula One season exits Europe and heads to Asia for this weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix, teams and drivers are preparing for a new challenge, with the sport now banning a large amount of radio messages during races.

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Top TV doc Dempsey makes name in sports-car racing

In this June 14, 2014, file photo, Patrick Dempsey sits in his Porsche 911 RSR during a warm up session of the 82nd 24-hour Le Mans endurance race in Le Mans, western France. Dempsey's practice accident put his team at the back of the field at Virginia International Raceway. He helped his team rebound for a podium finish and hoped to carry that momentum into Saturday's Lone Star Le Mans. (AP Photo/Bob Edme, File)

Patrick Dempsey’s character in “Can’t Buy Me Love” spent all summer mowing lawns to save up for a telescope.

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Image of Asia: Lighting up the track in Singapore

The Singapore F1 Grand Prix's Marina Bay City Circuit is illuminated during a light test as seen from Swissotel The Stamford, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 in Singapore. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

In this photo by Wong Maye-E, lights illuminate the Singapore Grand Prix race track at dusk as seen from the 65th floor of Swissotel The Stamford. The financial district skyline is seen on the right, while in the distance, laser lights operate on the Marina Bay Sands roof. The Singapore race is the only one on the Formula One calendar held at night. Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton are locked in a tense duel for the season championship and are among the top contenders in Sunday’s race.

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Grand jury to weigh case of NASCAR’s Tony Stewart

In this Oct. 29, 2010, file photo, NASCAR driver Tony Stewart sits in his car during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at the Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Ala.  A grand jury will decide whether Stewart will be charged in the August death of fellow driver Kevin Ward at a sprint car race in upstate New York, Ontario County District Attorney Michael Tantillo announced Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Ward, 20, died after being struck by Stewart's car. Ward had climbed out of his car and walked onto the dirt track to confront Stewart after he spun out while the two raced side by side. (AP Photo/Glenn Smith, File)

The decision whether to charge three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart in the August death of a fellow driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York will be up to a grand jury.

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Mercedes promotes Wehrlein to reserve driver

BRACKLEY, England (AP) — Mercedes has promoted 19-year-old Pascal Wehrlein to reserve driver, less than a week after the German teenager got behind the wheel of a Formula One car for the first time.

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