After finishing the first practice session for the Spanish Grand Prix at the top of the timesheets, Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton is looking to make it two from two this afternoon in the second session.
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The first session saw a number of drivers test out new parts on their cars, with varying levels of success. Jenson Button spent most of the session in P1 until Hamilton knocked him off with a few minutes to go, but for Sebastian Vettel, it was a difficult session. With less than half an hour gone, he was forced to pull over at the side of the track due to a problem. He will miss FP2 as a result.
For FP2, everyone will begin to focus on their long run pace and continue to evaluate the new updates and parts on the cars.
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Two-time defending NHRA Top Fuel champion Steve Torrence took the points lead Sunday in the AMALIE Motor Oil Gatornationals, beating his father, Billy, in the final round at Gainesville Raceway.
Torrence had a 3.809-second run at 322.11 mph to win for the third time this year and 39th overall. He is now on track for another championship despite missing the season opener.
“We’ve got some good momentum and to be in the points lead, it’s a testament to how hard these guys work,” Steve Torrence said after the NHRA Gainesville victory. “We’ve just got to stay focused and concentrate on what the task at hand is, and that’s trying to win a championship. These guys give me an unbelievable race car and you just try not to screw it up.”
Ron Capps won in Funny Car, Alex Laughlin in Pro Stock and Matt Smith in Pro Stock Motorcycle.
Capps raced to his second win this year and 66th overall, beating Tim Wilkerson with a 3.937 at 323.12 in a Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat.
Laughlin topped Aaron Stanfield with a 7.068 at 204.76 in a Chevrolet Camaro for his first win this season and fourth in his career. Smith rode to his first victory in 2020 and 25th overall, topping Andrew Hines with a 6.843 at 196.99 on an EBR.