Formula One crashes: The incidents which defined the sport

When Fernando Alonso’s car was sent airborne after a shunt from Nico Hülkenberg, the halo on Charles Leclerc’s cockpit deflected the impact of the Spaniard’s McLaren. The titanium structure, built around the cockpit to protect drivers’ heads, sustained severe damage and left many wondering how bad the outcome could have been had it not been […]

Sarah Fisher breaks in IMS dirt track, remembers Bryan Clauson

Jim Ayello Indianapolis Star Published 1:35 p.m. UTC Aug 30, 2018 INDIANAPOLIS — She gave Bryan Clauson his first shot at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, so it only seemed appropriate that Sarah Fisher turned the first laps on the dirt track there ahead of the race named in his honor. In anticipation of the Driven2SaveLives BC39, the dirt track […]

Formula E wraps up with the New York ePrix

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Belgian Grand Prix crash reignites debate about Formula One’s halo

“We didn’t need any proof but it is a good thing. “The positive side is we are all three OK, especially Charles. I flew over his car and the halo was a good thing to have today.” Ironically Leclerc, who emerged unscathed, has been vocal in his disapproval of its introduction. “Never been a fan […]

Halo on car protects Leclerc after crash in Belgian GP

AP Updated 6:03 p.m. UTC Aug 26, 2018 SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) — Fernando Alonso’s McLaren car spiraled into the air and bounced — yes, bounced — on top of Charles Leclerc’s Sauber during a dramatic first-lap crash at Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix. Both Formula One drivers walked away unscathed, with the “halo” protective device surrounding […]

Belgian GP: Sebastian Vettel wins at Spa after huge opening corner crash

Story highlights Vettel wins Belgian GP Huge crash on first corner wipes out five drivers Hamilton and Verstappen complete the podium But the race at Spa will be remembered for the scary and spectacular opening-corner crash which brought the safety car out and forced five drivers to retire. Nico Hülkenberg’s brakes locked up on the […]

Hamilton masters rain to take pole position for Belgian GP

AP Updated 3:37 p.m. UTC Aug 25, 2018 SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) — Lewis Hamilton again showed he’s the best driver in the rain by taking pole position for the Belgian Grand Prix on Saturday. The Mercedes driver saved his best for the last lap to easily beat Sebastian Vettel’s leading time for Ferrari by 0.7 […]

Vettel under pressure to start closing gap on Hamilton

AP Updated 4:34 p.m. UTC Aug 23, 2018 SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) — Sebastian Vettel needs to quickly start closing the gap on Lewis Hamilton or he risks watching the Formula One title slip out of his grasp once again. Vettel lost his way after the summer break last year, winning only one of nine races […]

Tatiana Calderon: Men ‘always expect a bit less from a girl’

Every day after school, Calderon would visit the track — situated in her Bogota neighborhood — with her sister, harboring dreams of one day reaching Formula One, motorsport’s promised land. Having worked her way through local, regional and then national championships — often becoming the first female to achieve various feats — Calderon eventually had […]