Aug 3

Hunter-Reay Takes Mid-Ohio Pole

Ryan Hunter-Reay took his second pole of the year--both on road courses.

Photo Credit: Marshall Pruett

Ryan posted a lap of 1 minute, 05.3519 seconds in the Chevrolet-powered No. 1 DHLcar for Andretti Autosport to earn the Verizon P1 Award for the Honda Indy 200 at on Aug. 4.

The reigning IZOD Series champion came tantalizing close to the track record of 1:05.347 shared by Dario Franchitti (August 1999) and Gil de Ferran (August 2000) in the Firestone Fast Six to claim his third pole of the season and first in eight starts at the 2.258-mile, 13-turn Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

There are six races left in the season and Hunter-Reay is third in the standings (68 points behind front-runner Helio Castroneves).

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Aug 3

Champions Crowned At Loretta Lynn’s

Photo Credit: Skyler Wilder/Red Bull Signature Series

Photo Credit: Skyler Wilder/Red Bull Signature Series

Day four of the 32nd Annual Red Bull AMA Amateur National Championship presented by wrapped up its second set of motos on Friday at the Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. The day was a jam-packed full of racing as 20 National Champions emerged after three hard fought motos on the most prestigious amateur motocross platform in the country – Loretta Lynn’s.

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Aug 3

Montezemolo Lays Down The Law

F1- Montezemolo Lays Down The Law

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says that can still bounce back in 2013 – and has made it clear once again that has to remember that the team has priority.

Montezemolo was speaking in a lengthy interview with Italy’s Corriere della Sera, which was republished on the Ferrari website.

“Fernando is a great driver and I understand him; he is a bit like me – he wants to win,” said Montezemolo. “He must just remember that one wins and loses together, and for its part, Ferrari must give him a car capable of starting from the front two rows.

“It doesn’t sit well with me seeing our car is not competitive. That’s why I intervened, even if I didn’t want to abuse my authority over my men. However, it had to be done. But how? We started so well, we had begun the World Championship with a very competitive car, maybe even considered the best. But something happened, and instead of moving forward we went backwards.

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Aug 2

Second Set Of Motos Begin At Loretta Lynn’s

Photo Credit: Skyler Wilder/Red Bull Signature Series

Photo Credit: Skyler Wilder/Red Bull Signature Series

Following a condensed day of racing due to Wednesday’s inclement weather, day three resumed on Thursday with sunny skies and warm temperatures at the Loretta Lynn Ranch for the 2013 Red Bull AMA Amateur National Championship presented by .

With the new day came the start of the second set of motos and that’s where the championship battles begin to take shape. With 23 classes already through Moto 2 of the three-race format, riders in 12 of those classes remain undefeated in their field of competition.

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Aug 1

Hungarian GP: Team-By-Team Report

Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium at the Hungaroring circuit in Budapest on July 28, 2013 after the Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix.   AFP PHOTO / TOM GANDOLFINI        (Photo credit should read Tom Gandolfini/AFP/Getty Images)

Photo Credit: Tom Gandolfini/Getty Images

The Hungarian GP proved to be an intriguing and unpredictable race, and given that the man himself said after qualifying that he was not looking forward to Sunday, not many people expected to stay in front for 70 laps. But he did just that and he did it in style, helped by some decisive passes that made sure that he was in clean air and not stuck behind cars that were out of sequence. Sebastian Vettel, in contrast, did get stuck, and also damaged his front wing, and for once the German and his RBR team simply didn’t get it right. It was a great performance, too, from Kimi Raikkonen, who worked his way from sixth to second and made two stops work. Here’s how the weekend panned out among the 11 teams:

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From the start of practice, Hungary looked like being a Red Bull weekend as the blue cars dominated Friday, but come qualifying Sebastian Vettel lost pole to Lewis Hamilton, and a KERS issue saw Mark Webber down in 10th after he didn’t do a flying lap in Q3. Vettel ran second in the first stint, but crucially after pitting he got caught behind late stopper Jensen Button. He also damaged his wing trying to get past. As the final pit stops played out, he dropped to third, and was unable to pass Raikkonen, despite having fresher tires. Webber started on the prime tire and led for a few laps before his late first stop. He eventually finished fourth.


and were fourth and fifth, respectively, on Friday, and that translated into fifth and seventh come qualifying. Alonso got ahead of Nico Rosberg on the first lap but it was soon apparent that Ferrari was struggling badly for race pace, and he was never a contender for a podium. In fact, Alonso ultimately lost out to Mark Webber, and thus unusually finished in the same place he started, fifth. Massa made contact with Rosberg on the first lap and carried front-wing damage throughout. Struggling like his teammate for pace, he finished eighth.

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