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The Formula 1 racing team of Monaco GP starts the busiest day of motorsport

The latest from the busiest day in motorsport (all times local):


Tony Kanaan has set a record by leading his 14th Indianapolis 500 by connecting with his boss, AJ Foyt.

Kanaan was in the lead all day after starting in row 4. As usual, the crowd roared as the popular Brazilian and 2013 race winner moved to the top of the pack.

In the meantime, Ed Jones was transferred to Methodist Hospital after his harsh wreck at the Indianapolis Hospital. Jones Complained of Headache and Neck Pain




Danica Patrick says that the crash from the Indianapolis 500 was barely the way to end her racing career, but she is "thankful for everyone."

Patrick crashed into Turn 2 as she lost control and slipped into the outer wall.

She said that her team was not sure what caused the crash, but the data showed "a small lift in the middle, a small understeer, then back and it just swung."

Asked if she was emotional about Indianapolis, where she became a star or because it was the end of her career, she replied, "Yes, it's a whole career, but what it really started was this, it's both, I had a bit Luck here and had this month, it just did not happen on race day. "

1:25 pm

Danica Patrick's racing career ended in a crash in the 2nd round of the Indianapolis 500.

Patrick lost control of the car and hit hard in the outer wall, back over the track and into the inner barrier.

The rest of the field managed to miss Patrick as she came to stay on the grass. Despite the hard punch, Patrick managed to climb out of the car on his own.

Patrick announced months ago that she would retire after the Indy 500, the second half of the "Danica Double". She also drove the Daytona 500.


The defending champion Takuma Sato is no longer in Indianapolis.

Sato ran into the back of James Davison, who was far from the pace, and the two collided in turn He wanted to bring out the first precaution of the day.

Davison had been in the race before, and he was significantly slower than the rest of the field when they tried to pass him. Sato could not avoid him in the 47th lap, but the rest of the cars could avoid their wreckage.

Sato prevented Helio Castroneves from becoming the first Japanese winner a year ago.

A short time later, Ed Jones brought out the second warning flag of the race after hitting the wall from turn 2.

Jones finished third as a rookie a year ago, meaning that two of the podium finishers on lap 58 were out of the race. [19659002] Takuma Sato, the defending champion, collided with James Davison earlier in the race.

Helio Castroneves finished second a year ago.


Performance belonged to Chevrolet throughout the month in Indianapolis and this has not changed on race day.

As the drivers neared the 100-mile mark, seven of the top eight cars had the bowtie engines in them. The only Honda-powered car that broke the train was driven by Sebastien Bourdais.

Ed Carpenter drove his lap with his Chevy-powered drive every lap until the first pit stop.

Danica Patrick was the first to hit the pits. All the others soon made their first stops. The 90 degree heat can cause shorter run times than normal due to tire wear.

12:23 pm

The Indianapolis 500 is on its way with Ed Carpenter leading the field to the green flag for the 102nd edition

Danica Patrick is back for her last race, while Helio Castroneves again tried for his record-breaking fourth win.

Kelly Clarkson sang the national anthem and Indiana Pacers star Victor Oladipo was in the pace car. The actor Chris Hemsworth waved the green flag and the Indian skier Nick Goepper from Indiana was the great marshal.

The temperature reached 90 degrees when the green flag fell. If it climbs three more degrees, it would surpass the record of 92 set during the 1937 race.

It's the last race on ABC before the show moves to NBC next year.


It's the end of an era in the Indianapolis 500: ABC ends its coverage of the race after 54 years

The Indy 500 will be carried by NBC next year, the first Sometimes it is aired on another network as part of a comprehensive new multimedia rights package.

The ABC era began in 1965 with black-and-white, tape-delayed packages in the Wide World of Sports and became colorful a few years later. The programs helped to boost the careers of icons such as Jim McKay and Keith Jackson, and brought forth innovations that still play an important role in motorsports today: car cameras, high-definition television and second-screen experiences.

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They still love Danica Patrick in the Indianapolis 500.

Patrick received massive ovations when she was introduced to her first Indy 500 since 2011 and the last race of her career.

Patrick made the public aware of her 2005 rookie year when she started and finished fourth for Rahal Letterman Racing. For Andretti Green Racing she took first place in the career in 2009 and changed a few years later to NASCAR.

She announced that she would make the "Danica Double" before returning from the Daytona 500 this year, the Indy 500.

She also has a strong car. She starts from seventh place for Ed Carpenter Racing.


James Hinchcliffe says it's "weird" to sit on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and not sit in a car, but he wants to help his Schmidt Peterson motorsport teammate as much as possible possible during the Indianapolis 500.

Hinchcliffe was in pole position two years ago and was in the middle of the IndyCar title hunt. He was knocked off the field with Pippa Mann during the qualifying session this weekend.

So, the popular Canadian rider wore a short-sleeve shirt instead of a fire suit Sunday.

Said Hinchcliffe: "Today will be tough No doubt, but I'm really proud of this team, really proud of my teammates, I'll cheer them on the best, but I know it's going to be tough."


Daniel Ricciardo of Australia has won the Monaco Grand Prix, the crown jewel race on the Formula One plan

It is the second win of the season for the Red Bull driver, who also won the Grand Prix won by China. It's his seventh career win.

Ricciardo led from the pole position.

Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari finished second and Mercedes star Lewis Hamilton finished third.


There's no shortage of star power on the red carpet at the Indianapolis 500, where Kelly Clarkson is ready to sing the national anthem, and Indiana Pacers star Victor Oladipo will make the pace Drive a car.

Actor Chris Hemsworth will wave the green flag for the 102nd running, shortly after two-time Olympic medalist skier and Indiana native Nick Goepper completes his duties as Grand Marshal.

Comedians Adam Carol, Miss America Cara Mund, and Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Ben Higgins from various seasons of "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette"

10:30 [19659002] Racing innovator and world-class rider Dan Gurney was honored with a tribute round at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Gurney, the first driver to win Formula 1 victories, IndyCar and NASCAR Cup, died in January of pneumonia. He was 86 years old.

Gurney became famous for winning the 1967 Belgian Grand Prix in Eagle-Weslake. He was a master engineer, finding new ways to make cars faster and safer. He developed the gurney flap, the gurney bladder and was one of the first to wear a full-face helmet with a protective visor.

Gurney & # 39; s was also widely attributed to starting the tradition of spraying champagne from the podium at this race. [196592002] –


The Grand Prix of Monaco in Fernando Alonso is over.

The two-time Formula One champion clinched a McLaren top 8 finish after 53 of 78 laps

Immediately he informed his team on the radio that it was a gearbox problem.

The Spaniard had skipped the race last year to participate in the Indianapolis 500.


Daniel Ricciardo fights for the lead after the Monaco Grand Prix.

The Red Bull driver has the Ferrari of Sebastian Vettel after 39 of the 78 laps behind him.

Ricciardo's Red Bull team urged him to "stay focused," but Vettel is waiting for the right moment to jump. His team kept him informed of Ricciardo's deteriorating situation.

Two years ago, Ricciardo also took the pole position here and missed the victory after his team missed a pit stop.

League leader Lewis Hamilton remains in third place but has complained (19659002) Kimi Raikkonen's Ferrari is fourth, but loses ground on Hamilton


World Championship leader Lewis Hamilton made made a bold move by pecking for softer and faster tires 12 laps at the Monaco Grand Prix

The Mercedes driver finished sixth behind Force India rider Esteban Ocon. But Hamilton quickly overtook the Frenchman and moved into fifth behind team-mate Valtteri Bottas.

The move prompted a series of tire changes as the top five drivers entered. In the 20th lap Ricciardo was again ahead of Vettel, Hamilton and the Ferrari of Kimi Raikkonen.

These were the first four places in qualifying.


The Grand Prix of Monaco is in full swing and launches the biggest day in motorsport.

Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo made a clean start from pole position. Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel was in second place after pushing Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes into the first corner.

Red Bull rider Max Verstappen quickly jumped six places to qualify for a fall from qualifying 14th place before eight laps


After days of unbroken sunshine, the weather is about to start Monaco Grand Prix cloudy and a bit windy.

Champagne fans are waiting for the most glamorous Formula One race. They sit on balconies overlooking the racetrack or watch from yachts as the loud music echoes around the famous harbor.

Sebastian Vettel won last year and the Ferrari driver needs another good performance to bring back his 17-point deficit to the championship leader Lewis Hamilton

The Mercedes driver has won the last two races of the season, but his work difficult, as Monaco's scant 3.4-kilometer circuit is the hardest to overtake.

Hamilton starts from third, Vettel from second and Daniel Ricciardo is in pole position like 2016.

Max Verstappen – Ricardo's Red Bull team-mate – is the last runner-up after Saturday's crash in qualifying. He will try to carve his way through the field with his trademark aggressive driving.

One of the busiest days in motorsport has come

The Formula 1 series starts Sunday with the Grand Prix of Monaco, the jewel in the F1 calendar. After a difficult start to the title defense, Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has won the last two races and leads by 17 points ahead of Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel.

Hamilton starts from third behind Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo and Vettel. Ricciardo took pole position.

The 102nd edition of the Indianapolis 500 sees the career finale of Danica Patrick in the largest race on the IndyCar calendar. She has stolen the limelight for "The Great American Race" – but Helio Castroneves chasing a record fourth win in the twilight of his IndyCar career.

NASCAR wraps things up on Sunday night with one of the biggest races of the year, the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina. Kyle Busch is on the pole. He has won a Cup Points race on every track on the NASCAR circuit with the exception of Charlotte. Kevin Harvick has won the last three Cup races.

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