Posts Tagged Automobile racing

Power returns after long layoff eager to repeat 2014 success

Will Power, of Australia, talks to crew members after practice for the IndyCar Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg auto race Friday, March 27, 2015, in St. Petersburg, Fla. The race takes place on Sunday. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Will Power shook off a six-month layoff by pacing the opening practice of the IndyCar season.

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Justin Wilson joins Andretti Autosport for Indianapolis 500

Michael Andretti, left, Andretti Autosports team owner, gestures as he sits with driver Justin Wilson, of England, at a news conference before practice for the IndyCar Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg auto race Friday, March 27, 2015, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Andretti announced Wilson will drive two races for Andretti Autosports, including the Indianapolis 500. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Justin Wilson spent the long IndyCar offseason in limbo. He waited patiently for an opportunity for a full-time ride, and each time he thought he was close, the deal fell apart.

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Bernie Ecclestone casts doubt on German, Italian GPs

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany steers his car during the second practice session for the Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit in Sepang, Malaysia Friday, March 27, 2015.(AP Photo/Thomas Lam)

SEPANG, Malaysia (AP) — The German Grand Prix could remain off the sport’s calendar after this year’s cancellation, and the iconic Italian GP may be next to go, Formula One commercial head Bernie Ecclestone said Friday.

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Renault considering pulling out of Formula 1

Toro Rosso driver Carlos Sainz Jr. of Spain steers his car during the first practice session for the Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit in Sepang, Malaysia, Friday, March 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

SEPANG, Malaysia (AP) — French automaker Renault, which supplies engines to the Red Bull and Toro Rosso teams, is considering pulling out of Formula One because of the damage done to its reputation after a difficult start to the season.

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Trouble for Mercedes and Hamilton at Malaysian FP

Mercedes mechanics fix British driver Lewis Hamilton's car at the team's garage after its engine failure during the first practice session for the Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit in Sepang, Malaysia Friday, March 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

SEPANG, Malaysia (AP) — Lewis Hamilton found a new way to demonstrate Mercedes’ domination of Formula One by sitting out two thirds of Friday’s practice sessions for the Malaysian Grand Prix and yet was still the fastest.

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