Jul 19

IndyCar Starting Grid: Bourdais Takes Pole For First Toronto Race

Sebastien Bourdais has scored three top-five finishes this season. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Sebastien Bourdais has scored three top-five finishes this season. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Sebastien Bourdais won his first open-wheel pole since 2007 on Saturday, taking the top spot for the first IndyCar Series race of a doubleheader weekend at Toronto.

Bourdais’ lap of 58.9479 seconds (107.179 mph) on the 1.7-mile, 11-turn temporary street circuit at Exhibition Place earned him his 32nd career pole. He won his first pole since Sept. 2, 2007, at Assen, Netherlands, driving for Champ Car. He’s now tied with Michael Andretti for eighth on the career open wheel poles list.

Jul 19

F1: Rosberg On Pole For Home Race As Hamilton Crashes Out

Nico Rosberg captured his fifth pole of the season. (Photo: Getty Images)

Nico Rosberg captured his fifth pole of the season. (Photo: Getty Images)

Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg claimed pole position for the German Grand Prix as Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton crashed out in Saturday’s qualifying session and will start 15th on the grid.

Rosberg completed the fastest lap on the Hockenheimring in 1 minute, 16.540 seconds in the third part of the session for what was also the weekend’s fastest time.

“Home race, to be on pole is fantastic,” the German said. “Of course I would have preferred it was an open fight with Lewis. I was a little less happy as a result (of Hamilton’s crash) because Lewis didn’t have a shot at it in the end but all in all, yeah, a fantastic day up to now.”

Jul 18

F1: Hamilton Fastest In Second Practice For German GP

Lewis Hamilton drives during second practice at Hockenheimring. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton drives during second practice at Hockenheimring. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton beat teammate Nico Rosberg to the fastest time in the second practice session at the German Grand Prix as Mercedes set the pace on Friday.

Hamilton completed his best lap on the Hockenheimring in 1 minute, 18.341 seconds, edging Rosberg by 0.024 seconds.

“A pretty good day today,” Hamilton said.

Rosberg had been leading but he went off track on the second turn and his teammate then topped the leaderboard on supersoft tires for the first time.

Jul 12

IndyCar: Hunter-Reay puts on late charge for surprise win in Iowa

(Photo courtesy Lesley Ann Miller)

Ryan Hunter-Reay celebrates his second victory of the 2014 Verizon IndyCar season. (Photo courtesy Lesley Ann Miller)

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Ryan Hunter-Reay blew past the field with two laps to go and won the IndyCar race at Iowa Speedway on Saturday for his first victory since the Indianapolis 500.

It was the fifth straight win in Iowa for Andretti Autosport, and the second in three years for Hunter-Reay.

Jul 11

Dixon Leads Ganassi 1-2 In IndyCar Qualifying At Iowa

The pole winner has never went on to win the race at Iowa Speedway. (Photo: Getty Images)

The pole winner has never went on to win the race at Iowa Speedway. (Photo: Getty Images)

Scott Dixon will start from the pole for Saturday’s IndyCar race at the Iowa Speedway.

Dixon will be joined on the top line by Target Chip Ganassi teammate Tony Kanaan following single-car qualifying on Friday.

Helio Castroneves will start third, followed by Ryan Briscoe, Carlos Munoz and Sebastien Bourdais.