F1 Paddock Pass: Belgian GP Post-Race (VIDEO)

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The Belgian Grand Prix is in the books for 2015, and now, so too is the latest installment of the NBC Sports original digital series, “Paddock Pass.”

The post-race edition for the latest Lewis Hamilton victory – the Mercedes driver getting back on top after a restful, enjoyable summer break in the Caribbean and a missed opportunity at Hungary – is again split up into two parts.

In part one, Will Buxton speaks with the Belgian Grand Prix podium finishers, Hamilton, Nico Rosberg and Romain Grosjean. He also takes a look at whether Sebastian Vettel’s blown tire could be related to Rosberg’s blown tire from practice.

The second part sees Buxton speaks to the drivers following the weekend’s race, including Valtteri Bottas, who suffered from a tire misstep by his team on a pit stop, Sergio Perez, who scored a season-best fifth place, and Max Verstappen, who again scored points in eighth.

The F1 community reconvenes in Monza in two weeks time for the Italian Grand Prix, to conclude the 2015 European season.

Hildebrand enters Indy 500 with Dreyer & Reinbold Racing

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INDIANAPOLIS — J.R. Hildebrand will race in the Indianapolis 500 with Dreyer & Reinbold Racing in a second entry dedicated to the late Dan Gurney.

Hildebrand will pilot the No. 48 as a nod to the number used by Gurney, a racer, car builder and team owner who died in 2018. Hildebrand will be teammates with Sage Karam and his car will be sponsored by Salesforce.com.

Hildebrand has eight previous Indy 500 starts and was leading on the final lap as a rookie in 2011 when he crashed in the final turn. Dan Wheldon slipped past for the victory and Hildebrand finished second.

Hildebrand also drove for DRR last season.

DRR is also fielding the #24 Chevrolet in this year’s Indy 500 for Sage Karam.