Apr 5

F1: Mercedes Quickest In Final Bahrain GP Practice

Lewis Hamilton was quickest in all three Bahrain GP practices. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton was quickest in all three Bahrain GP practices. (Photo: Getty Images)

Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg continued to dominate the new Formula 1 season by setting the pace in Saturday’s pre-qualifying practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix, while World Champion Sebastian Vettel had a rare session-ending spin.

Hamilton, who won last weekend in Malaysia, was quickest with a time of 1 minute, 35.324 seconds at the Bahrain International Circuit, while his teammate and championship leader Rosberg was just one tenth of a second off that pace.

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Apr 4

F1: Mercedes Teammates Set Pace In Both Friday Practices

Lewis Hamilton drives during first practice at Bahrain International Circuit. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton drives during first practice at Bahrain International Circuit. (Photo: Getty Images)

Mercedes further demonstrated its early-season dominance by outpacing its rivals in Friday’s practice sessions for the Bahrain Grand Prix, indicating the team is well poised for a third straight win to start 2014.

Lewis Hamilton followed up his victory last week in Malaysia by having the fastest time in both sessions, the second of which was held under lights for the first time at the Bahrain International Circuit, which has switched to being a night race.

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Mar 30

IndyCar: Power Opens Season With Win In St. Petersburg

Will Power won the season-opening Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Will Power won the season-opening Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Will Power picked up right where he left off last season, in Victory Lane, for the fourth time in the last six IndyCar Series races.

Power won the IndyCar Series season-opening race Sunday through the streets of St. Petersburg with a dominating run. He passed pole-sitter Takuma Sato for the lead with an outside move headed into the second turn on Lap 31, and the Australian was never really challenged again.

Mar 30

F1: Massa Stands By Decision To Ignore Team Orders In Malaysia

Felipe Massa finished seventh in the Malaysian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Felipe Massa finished seventh in the Malaysian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Williams driver Felipe Massa is standing by his decision to ignore team orders to let teammate Valtteri Bottas pass him in the closing stages of Sunday’s Formula 1 Malaysian Grand Prix, saying the team should recognize he has his own interests to pursue in the drivers’ championship.

Massa was repeatedly told to let Bottas past to enable the Finn to chase the McLaren of Jenson Button, but Massa refused to make way, and finished seventh and Bottas eighth, with Button holding on for sixth.

Mar 30

F1: Hamilton Leads Mercedes One-Two At Malaysian GP

Lewis Hamilton celebrates after winning the Malaysian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton celebrates after winning the Malaysian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton broke his drought at Formula 1′s Malaysian Grand Prix and led a one-two finish for the Mercedes team on Sunday.

Hamilton beat teammate Nico Rosberg by 17.3 seconds at the Sepang International Circuit, with defending world champion Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull third.

It was the first one-two by the Mercedes factory team since 1955, when it was a dominant force in the embryonic days of F1.