Making a Case for Fernando Alonso to Win the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS – When Fernando Alonso first announced in April that he’d race in this year’s 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 (11 a.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network) it turned a ton of heads around the world. A current Formula One driver, a world champion at that, is skipping F1’s biggest race and driving in IndyCar’s biggest race. Now that we have reached race week here in Indy, I don’t think any of us could have scripted a much better month for the Spaniard. 

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Valtteri Bottas Triumps In 1st Career Formula One Victory Sunday in Russia

We all knew the time would be coming, the one when Valtteri Bottas finally won his first career Formula One victory. That time, ended up being today, as the Finland native took the checkered flag first in Sunday’s Russian Grand Prix. Bottas, got a great start and by Turn 2, was leading. He would never look back, giving the lead up only when he came down pit lane on the Sochi track. When the pit sequences ended, Bottas was up front, bringing his No. 77 Mercedes to victory in just…

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Ferrari’s Sweep Front Row for 1st Time Since 2008

Friday, Ferrari’s were saying that the Mercedes drivers were sandbagging. In the two practice sessions, Ferrari led the way in each session while both Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton played second fiddle to their Ferrari counterparts. I think Ferrari felt threatened still despite being 1-2 on the speed chart. 

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Ferrari’s Say Mercedes Team is Sandbagging in Russia, Mercedes Drivers Refute That

The Ferrari vs. Mercedes rivalry has always been an intense battle between the two storied teams in the Formula One paddock. After a few down years for the Scuderia camp, they’ve since rebounded in 2017 and are challenging their Mercedes counterparts again. The rivalry started to heat up again this weekend in Russia, as the Ferrari drivers are blaming the Mercedes team of sandbagging in the two practice sessions on Friday from the Sochi circuit. Vettel, who paced the second practice session and was fifth in session No. 1, said…

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Ferrari’s Lead Formula 1 Practice on Friday in Russia

Is the tide turning in Russia? Entering this weekend’s Russian Grand Prix, Mercedes drivers have won all three poles, won all three races and even led every lap of all three events. But, after three races to start the Formula One season, Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel has won two of the three events. Also, they’re right on the tail of Mercedes for laps led in 2017 too. After practice in Sochi on Friday, it appears that the two Ferrari cars may be the ones to beat now this weekend. 

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Will Russia Be the Spot Williams Gets Going? Why They’re the Sleeper Team to Watch This Weekend

So far, 2017 hasn’t been the season that Williams fans wanted to see in Formula One. They’re fifth in the constructors standings after three races. But, the good news is, they’re just one point behind fourth right now. They’re also a wide 31 points though out of third though. Rookie Lance Stroll has struggled out of the gates as he’s had a DNF in all three races this year. Felipe Massa, who came out of retirement to replace the departing Valtteri Bottas, has had finishes of sixth, 14th and sixth respectively. 

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Don’t Look for Red Bull Racing to Close the Gap This Weekend in Russia

So far, the 2017 Formula One season has been dominated by Mercedes and Ferrari. The two teams have combined to lead all the laps this year as well as take all three checkered flags first. Sebastian Vettel won at Australia and Bahrain while Lewis Hamilton won at China. The two manufacturers are way ahead of everyone else in the constructors standings with Ferrari leading Mercedes 102 to 99. Red Bull Racing, is next in class though, as they’re third in the constructors standings with 47 points. They have had just one…

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