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Apr 20

SportsCars: Toyota Dominates FIA WEC Six Hours Of Silverstone

The No. 8 Toyota TS040 Hybrid of Anthony Davidson, Sebastien Buemi and Nicolas Lapierre led a 1-2 Toyota sweep in Sunday's FIA WEC season opener. (Photo: John Dagys)

The No. 8 Toyota TS040 Hybrid of Anthony Davidson, Sebastien Buemi and Nicolas Lapierre led a 1-2 Toyota sweep in Sunday’s FIA WEC season opener. (Photo: John Dagys)

Toyota rung in the new era of the FIA World Endurance Championship with a dominant 1-2 victory in Sunday’s rain-shortened Six Hours of Silverstone.

A downpour in the final hour saw the second safety car period of the race, which turned into a red flag with 26 minutes to go.

The race did not resume due excess standing water around the 3.6-mile circuit, giving the win to the No. 8 Toyota TS040 Hybrid of Anthony Davidson, Sebastien Buemi and Nicolas Lapierre.

Apr 20

F1: Rosberg Maintains Points Lead Despite Chinese GP Dramas

Nico Rosberg overcame first corner contact and no telemetry to finish second in the Chinese Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Nico Rosberg overcame first corner contact and no telemetry to finish second in the Chinese Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Nico Rosberg managed to recover to second place after a difficult race in Shanghai which saw his pit wall lose telemetry even before the start.

That contributed to a bad getaway that saw him drop to seventh. He also survived first corner contact with Valtteri Bottas, after which he had to fight his way back up. He now has 79 points to the 75 of Lewis Hamilton.

Apr 20

F1: Hamilton Dominates Chinese GP To Earn Third Straight Victory

Lewis Hamilton earned his third straight victory thanks to a dominant performance in Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton earned his third straight victory thanks to a dominant performance in Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton captured his third straight Formula 1 race with ease on Sunday, leading from start to finish to win the Chinese Grand Prix.

Mercedes showed again that it’s in a different class from its rivals, with Hamilton’s teammate Nico Rosberg taking second place — the third time in four races this season the pair have finished one-two.

Apr 19

Webber Confident Heading Into FIA WEC Debut With Porsche

Mark Webber talks to media following qualifying at Silverstone. (Photo: Getty Images)

Mark Webber talks to media following qualifying at Silverstone. (Photo: Getty Images)

After making 215 Grand Prix starts and spending 12 years in Formula 1, Mark Webber begins a new chapter in his motorsports career this weekend, as the veteran open-wheel driver makes his debut with Porsche in the FIA World Endurance Championship.

Webber’s arrival onto the sports car scene, along with the German manufacturer’s return to top-level factory prototype racing has been touted as two of the major talking points in the new-look championship, which also sees the launch of new LMP1 regulations.