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Ricciardo fourth as Hamilton hits lead - Wide World of Sports

Lewis Hamilton has led from pole position to win the Italian Grand Prix and go top of the Formula One championship standings for the first time this season.

Hamilton took the chequered flag at Monza ahead of Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas, with Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel recovering from eighth place on the grid to finish third in the team's home race.

It was three-time world champion Hamilton's sixth win of the season and 59th of his career after going one better than Michael Schumacher's previous record of 68 pole positions on Saturday.

Hamilton goes from a seven-point deficit to Vettel in the standings to a three-point lead with F1 moving to Singapore in two weeks on a circuit expected to favour the Ferraris.

It was an untroubled race from the front for Hamilton, who has now won four times at Monza following victories in 2012, 2014 and 2015 - matching Nelson Piquet but one...


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Watch LYFE Motorsport Attempt to Tackle Pikes Peak - The Drive

LYFE Motorsport is a tuner shop located in Salt Lake City, Utah. They are known around the world for having the World's Fastest Time Attack Nissan GT-R, but 2017 marked their third return to the infamous Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

Last year, for the 100th anniversary of the hill climb LYFE founder and driver Cole Powelson was forced to limp the teams Nissan GT-R to the summit due to cooling issues. In 2015, they had intercooler coupling issues forcing Powelson to drive most of the race in a naturally aspirated GT-R. In the testing sessions in 2015, near the top of the summit LYFE's GT-R bottomed out which pulled the front splitter under the car locking up the front left wheel forcing Powelson uncontrollably left into the snowy hillside. It could have been much worse as to the right was a cliff drop off.

Cole Powelson and LYFE Motorsport have not allowed this streak of bad...


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Motor racing-Renault should break Mercedes-Ferrari stranglehold, says Stewart - Eurosport.com AU

MONZA, Italy, Sept 2 (Reuters) - Renault should have an engine competitive enough to break the Formula One dominance of Mercedes and Ferrari next season, former world champion Jackie Stewart said.

Mercedes, whose drivers have won the last three championships, and Ferrari appear to be in a two horse race for the constructors' title this year. Red Bull are a distant third in the standings, while Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel is seven points ahead of Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton on top of the drivers' standings.

"There are times when I'd like to see more competition. I think we're leading up to that right now," Stewart, who was world champion in 1969, 1971 and 1973, told Reuters in an interview ahead of the Italian Grand Prix.

"The Renault engine is getting better and by the end of this season it will be very competitive and next year it will be really competitive," he...


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Watch LYFE Motorsport Attempt to Tackle Pikes Peak - The Drive

LYFE Motorsport is a tuner shop located in Salt Lake City, Utah. They are known around the world for having the World's Fastest Time Attack Nissan GT-R, but 2017 marked their third return to the infamous Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

Last year, for the 100th anniversary of the hill climb LYFE founder and driver Cole Powelson was forced to limp the teams Nissan GT-R to the summit due to cooling issues. In 2015, they had intercooler coupling issues forcing Powelson to drive most of the race in a naturally aspirated GT-R. In the testing sessions in 2015, near the top of the summit LYFE's GT-R bottomed out which pulled the front splitter under the car locking up the front left wheel forcing Powelson uncontrollably left into the snowy hillside. It could have been much worse as to the right was a cliff drop off.

Cole Powelson and LYFE Motorsport have not allowed this streak of bad...


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​Mike Schmidt has the hottest buns in motorsport. Because flames. - CarsGuide

There's a reason that racing drivers wear more layers than Lady Gaga during second encore – and South African racer Mike Schmidt just used up every one of them.

During practice for a sports car event at the Nezzi Circuit, near Durban in South Africa, Mike split a fuel line in his VW-engined enduro prototype during Friday practice, flames instantly filling the cockpit.

Moving faster than CarsGuide staff going after a communal birthday cake, Mike managed to wriggle free from the cockpit and escaped without injury.

“The engine died unexpectedly and the next thing I knew was that I was literally sitting in a fire pit with flames all around me,” Mike told South African website Wheels24.

What's even more remarkable is that his Bateleur Motorsport team managed to repair his car in time to race the next day.

Mike is now reportedly planning a holiday in a location where there is lots of snow...


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Motorsport Debrief: 'Parkgate' exposes Alonso and Honda tensions - Motorsport.com, Edition: Global

Here is today's news blast to get you up-to-date on what's been making the motorsport headlines over the past 24 hours.

Hi, this is Motorsport.com’s Global Editor-in-Chief Charles Bradley and I hope you’re feeling fine. Let’s take a high-speed look around the F1 world.

Honda: Alonso's Spa engine ready to be used again

Fernando Alonso's Belgian GP Formula 1 engine is ready for use again after Honda completed its checks following his retirement, despite him parking it at Spa.

Alonso pulled out last weekend, reporting an "engine problem" on the radio, but Honda said after the race it found nothing in the data to suggest there was an issue.

Motorsport.com has learned the power unit was taken back to Milton Keynes for analysis but Honda could not find anything wrong and as a result have put it back in the pool of ‘usable’ engines.

 Fernando Alonso, McLaren, speaks to the media
Fernando Alonso, McLaren, speaks to the media

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Rossi: when dirt bikes bite - Motor Sport

Valentino Rossi's broken leg means he has lost his championship chance – was he right or wrong to be thrashing around on a dirt bike midseason?

Well, that’s torn it. Probably the greatest-ever contest for the premier-class crown just lost a lot of its glitter. Valentino Rossi’s exit from the title fight following a dirt bike accident turns the 2017 championship into a three-man race: Andrea Dovizioso, Marc Márquez and Maverick Viñales, 13 points between them, six races to go.

Rossi’s accident couldn’t have come at a more frustrating time. His Silverstone ride was close to perfection: 17 laps in the lead, riding as well as ever and crossing the finish line 0.7sec off the win. Make no mistake, he had a chance of the championship, even if he wasn’t the favourite. Yamaha turned the corner during their pre-Silverstone tests and may have made further progress since. After the British GP I...


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The 8 Things That Are Wrong With "Forza Motorsport 6" - The Drive

Since the first day I roamed the streets of the fictional Colorado portrayed in the original "Forza Horizon," I have been an avid player of Forza games, chasing leaderboard times, tuning cars, painting them, and, on rare occasion, photographing them. I have put hundreds, if not thousands of hours into the Forza games because of the tremendous variety of car-related activities I can indulge in. Drift, cruise, or race your way around the world's roads or grandest racetracks, in the car you want, with almost any modification you can dream of, and decorated as anything from a historic rally car to a pin-up girl.

But you know what? That idyllic world of cars isn't perfect. Both the Horizon and Motorsport series have their respective problems, with randomly generated AI traffic ruining your race in Horizon games, or dirty drivers challenging your patience in Motorsport. I've played enough...


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Massa will move to Formula E after F1 exit - Motorsport.com, Edition: Global

Felipe Massa says he will head to Formula E if he does not extend his stay in Formula 1 next season.

The Brazilian retired from F1 at the end of last year, only to be persuaded to rejoin Williams when Valtteri Bottas left for Mercedes.

He said earlier this year that he had begun talks with Williams about extending his stay in F1 to a 15th year.

Massa is believed to be one of a number of drivers on the team's shortlist, that includes Sergio Perez, to line up alongside Lance Stroll in 2018.

When asked if he had any back-up plans if F1 is not an option next year, Massa said: "Yes, Formula E. But I don't know when."

Massa tested for Jaguar and spoke to the team about a 2016/17 drive before committing to Williams.

Motorsport.com understands those conversations have continued but are not something that is been pursued for the short-term.

"I did a test with them," added Massa. "When I...


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Renault not only team interested in Kubica, says manager - Motorsport.com, Edition: Global

Robert Kubica has attracted interest from teams other than Renault since his return to Formula 1 in in-season testing, according to the Polish driver's manager.

Kubica was at Monza on Friday, having only decided that morning to make the trip. It was his first visit to the F1 paddock on a race weekend since the 2010 Abu Dhabi GP.

He was not wearing a Renault shirt, and based himself on “neutral” ground at the Pirelli motorhome.

His manager Alessandro Alunni Bravi admitted that Kubica’s situation has been complicated by Renault saying it still needs more answers, coupled with there being no opportunity for him to test the current car again until the Abu Dhabi test in November.

“Robert was just here to say hello to some friends,” Bravi told Motorsport.com. “Because he’s never come back to the paddock during a race weekend, he just did Hungary, which was out of a grand prix weekend.

"So...


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