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Motor racing-F1 champions Mercedes sign virtual champ for esports team
LONDON, Aug 7 (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes Formula One team launched an esports program on Tuesday with another British world champion, Brendon Leigh, lined up to compete for them in the virtual world.
NASCAR notebook: Kyle Busch overcomes fueling snafu to finish 3rd
If there were a "Driver of the Race" award in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, it would be difficult to give it to anyone other than Chase Elliott, who held off reigning series champion Martin Truex Jr. over the final 32 laps to win Sunday's Go Bowling at the Glen.
Elliott claims first career Cup win, holds off Truex at Watkins Glen
Chase Elliott's days as a non-winner in NASCAR's premier series came to an end Sunday when he drove to victory in Sunday's Go Bowling at The Glen Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the Watkins Glen International circuit in Upstate New York.
Hamlin edges teammate Kyle Busch for first pole of season
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - Denny Hamlin blitzed the Watkins Glen road course with the fastest lap of the day on Saturday to win the provisional pole for Sunday's Go Bowling at the Glen (3 p.m. ET on NBC, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio), pending post-qualifying inspection on Sunday morning.
Ricciardo's move leaves plenty of questions to be answered
LONDON (Reuters) - The 'toughest decision' of Daniel Ricciardo's life, in opting to leave Red Bull and join Renault next season, could be good news for some Formula One drivers but leaves others facing an uncertain future.
Doctors optimistic about Formula One great Lauda's recovery
ZURICH/LONDON (Reuters) - Doctors are optimistic about Formula One triple world champion Niki Lauda's recovery following a six-hour lung transplant.
UPDATE 2-Motor racing-Ricciardo joins Renault F1 team on two-year deal
LONDON, Aug 3 (Reuters) - Australian Daniel Ricciardo will end his long relationship with Red Bull and join Renault on a two-year deal next season in a surprise announcement that jolted Formula One ahead of its August shutdown.
Formula One great Niki Lauda has lung transplant
VIENNA (Reuters) - Austrian motor racing great Niki Lauda has had a successful lung transplant in Vienna, the hospital that treated him said on Thursday.
Mallya 'devastated' to lose control of Force India F1 team
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Vijay Mallya is 'devastated' to have lost control of the Force India Formula One team but the embattled tycoon should still have a say in what happens next, according to his right-hand man Bob Fernley.
Hamilton ahead but still focused on catching up
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton leads Formula One into the August break by a healthy margin but, despite winning from pole position in Hungary on Sunday, the champion feels Mercedes still have some catching up to do.
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