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May 11

F1: Race Promoters Urge Ecclestone To Fix Engine Noise Issue

Mercedes will test a 'megaphone' next week to see if the device will make F1 engines louder. (Photo: Getty Images)

Mercedes will test a ‘megaphone’ next week to see if the device will make F1 engines louder. (Photo: Getty Images)

Bernie Ecclestone met with F1 race promoters in Barcelona on Saturday, and inevitably engine noise was top of the agenda.

Melbourne’s Ron Walker was among those who stressed that it’s a serious issue that has to be addressed, due to the negative reaction from fans. The consensus was that next week’s test by Mercedes will be crucial.

May 11

MotoGP: Petrucci To Miss Le Mans After Surgery

Danilo Petrucci will miss Round 5 of the MotoGP World Championship in Le Mans. (Photo: Getty Images)

Danilo Petrucci will miss Round 5 of the MotoGP World Championship in Le Mans. (Photo: Getty Images)

Danilo Petrucci has been operated on following the crash he suffered in Sunday morning’s warm-up session for the Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez. As a result, the IodaRacing Project rider will sit out of next weekend’s French Grand Prix

Petrucci becomes the third MotoGP rider this week to go under the knife, with Dani Pedrosa and Stefan Bradl having undergone surgery for arm pump. In the case of Petrucci, the operation was to address the fractured left wrist the Italian suffered after losing control on the exit of Turn 3 at Jerez.

May 11

F1: Hamilton Wins Fourth Straight Race At Spanish Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium after winning his fourth straight race. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium after winning his fourth straight race. (Photo: Getty Images)

Mercedes pair Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg sped away to their fourth straight one-two finish at the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday in a dominant performance that does not bode well for the rest of the Formula One field.

Hamilton took off from pole position and stayed ahead of Rosberg — despite the German closing to less than a second in a tense final lap — to record a fourth consecutive victory and move ahead of his teammate in the overall standings.

Hamilton’s 100 points after five races put him three points ahead of Rosberg, who failed to find a way in front of his main rival for a fourth straight time after winning the season opener.

May 10

IndyCar: Hinchcliffe Suffers Concussion At Indy GP

James Hinchcliffe will be re-evaluated before stepping back into a race car. (Photo: Getty Images)

James Hinchcliffe will be re-evaluated before stepping back into a race car. (Photo: Getty Images)

James Hinchcliffe suffered a concussion Saturday when he was hit in the head with debris in the inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis.

Hinchcliffe suddenly pulled off the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway following a restart and could be seen holding his head with both hands as he exited his car. The Canadian was taken from the track on a stretcher and transported to a hospital.

May 10

F1: Rosberg ‘Disappointed’ To Lose Out To Hamilton

Nico Rosberg will once again start second to teammate Lewis Hamilton. (Photo: Getty Images)

Nico Rosberg will once again start second to teammate Lewis Hamilton. (Photo: Getty Images)

Nico Rosberg admits that he was disappointed to lose pole to teammate Lewis Hamilton in Spain after beating him in both Q1 and Q2.

Hamilton found a little extra pace when it mattered in Q3.

“I’m definitely very disappointed,” said Rosberg. “I don’t particularly enjoy coming second to Lewis. I am of course disappointed but in the end it was a good lap from me, so Lewis just did a better job and that’s just the way it is.