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Red Bull Honda deal won’t cost Toro Rosso works status

Toro Rosso technical director James Key insists his team would be boosted by a power unit deal between Red Bull and Honda in future and wouldn’t cost it works status. Related Stories Related Stories Formula 1 For the first time in its history, Toro Rosso has a works power unit partnership after signing a deal with Honda while McLaren switched ...

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Truex admits Harvick in “his own zip code again”

Reigning Monster Energy NASCAR Cup champion Martin Truex Jr. admits that Kevin Harvick has been “in his own league” in the last two races, following another dominant victory on Sunday. Truex, who himself dominated many races on NASCAR’s 1.5-mile tracks last year, was left breathless along with everyone else in Harvick’s wake at Las Vegas as the Stewart-Haas Racing driver ...

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Sauber ‘much more attractive’ after Alfa Romeo deal

Sauber has become “much more attractive” to both sponsors and potential employees as a result of its Alfa Romeo partnership, according to team principal Frederic Vasseur. It was announced in December of last year that Alfa Romeo would become the title partner of Sauber, with the most recent Ferrari power units being supplied to the team as a result. Following ...

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Kevin Harvick dominates Vegas for back-to-back NASCAR wins

BY GREG BEACHAM LAS VEGAS (AP) — From his dynamic opening laps to his comfortable cruise to the checkered flag, Kevin Harvick was the safest bet in Sin City this weekend. Harvick’s air of inevitability increased with each lap around the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday, and the rest of the NASCAR Cup field must be a bit worried ...

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McLaren wasn't 'racing' during Honda era – Boullier

McLaren “spent the past three years doing some engineering and car maintenance” rather than actively racing but is back searching for every possible performance gain, says Eric Boullier. McLaren has become a Renault customer for 2018 after a frustrating three years in partnership with Honda [above], during which the team’s best constructors’ championship finish was sixth position. Renault, by contrast, ...

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Kyle Busch takes best-of-the-rest finish at Vegas

Kyle Busch took the consolation prize of second place Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. And the Joe Gibbs Racing driver wasn’t about to complain. “Second is fine if you get your butt beat as bad as we got our butt beat. We’ll take that finish,” Busch said of the drive by winner Kevin Harvick, who led 214 of 267 ...

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Second Formula 1 test driver line-ups

The second preseason test at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya takes on added importance this week after cold conditions during the opening four days. Low temperatures were problematic enough on the opening two days but last Wednesday saw snow and rain also hit testing, leaving Thursday as the only day that offered a remotely representative window once the track dried in ...

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Harvick earns 100th NASCAR win with Vegas rout

The “Freaky Fast” slogan on the side of Kevin Harvick’s car couldn’t have been more accurate Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Harvick never gave the field a chance in the Pennzoil 400 as he rolled to his second straight win in dominating fashion. Grabbing the lead on the second lap of the race, Harvick was unchallenged throughout the event, ...

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Aric Almirola on strong start: “We're going to be in contention”

It hasn’t taken long for Aric Almirola to prove his worth to Stewart-Haas Racing and the organization is already reaping the benefits. Almirola rebounded from a disappointing starting position to rally for a 10th-place finish in Sunday’s Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway – his first top-10 of the 2018 season. He is also 12th in the Monster Energy ...

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