2016 Bahrain Grand Prix: All posts, one place

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Nico Rosberg continued his impressive streak of form under the lights in Bahrain on Sunday by recording his fifth consecutive victory, going 2-0 for the season so far.

Rosberg’s race was all but won after the first corner when teammate Lewis Hamilton made a poor start and was then hit by Valtteri Bottas, leaving him down in ninth with damage.

Although the defending world champion was able to fight his way back to third at the checkered flag, he now trails Rosberg by 17 points in the drivers’ championship after just two rounds.

After what proved to be an eventful weekend both on and off track, here is a full recap of our coverage from Bahrain.

THURSDAY 3/31

Fernando Alonso ruled out of Bahrain GP on medical grounds
F1 Preview: 2016 Bahrain Grand Prix
Alonso confirms rib fracture, unsure he’ll be fit for Chinese GP
Hamilton doubts proposed F1 car changes will improve racing
Grosjean: Haas F1 car ‘one of the best I have ever driven’
Webber surprised elimination F1 qualifying got second chance
Rosberg anticipating ‘big battle’ with Ferrari in Bahrain
F1 Paddock Pass: 2016 Bahrain Grand Prix (VIDEO)
Magnussen: Points possible for Renault in Bahrain
MotorSportsTalk’s Predictions: 2016 Bahrain GP
Stewart: Halo the ‘correct step’ for Formula 1

FRIDAY 4/1

Rosberg leads Hamilton in opening Bahrain GP practice
Vettel: F1 should listen to demand over qualifying format
Max Verstappen sorry for Australia radio outburst
F1 drivers united behind GPDA letter calling for change
Rosberg fastest again in second Bahrain GP practice
Ecclestone confirms talks over Las Vegas F1 race
Rosberg hopes to emulate Leicester City in F1 this year
Kevin Magnussen to start Bahrain GP from pit lane

SATURDAY 4/2

Vandoorne thankful for Alonso’s advice ahead of F1 debut
Vettel leads Ferrari one-two in final Bahrain GP practice
Force India deputy says no fear over F1 team’s future
F1’s unpopular qualifying format to be reviewed Sunday
Hamilton rallies from Q3 error to take Bahrain GP pole
Hamilton: Fastest ever Bahrain lap ‘incredible’ after struggles
Rosberg ‘was sure’ he’d be on pole, tips cap to Hamilton
Vettel feeling strong in Bahrain, hopes to match Australia start
Grosjean: Ninth the ‘perfect position’ to start in Bahrain
Hamilton reprimanded, keeps pole after reversing in Bahrain pit lane
Alonso hits back at Herbert’s call for him to retire
Wolff: No change in opinion of elimination F1 qualifying

SUNDAY 4/3

F1 chiefs fail to agree on qualifying change, set next meeting for Thursday
Dennis: McLaren, not FIA, should have made call on Alonso’s Bahrain participation
What to watch for: Bahrain Grand Prix (NBCSN, Live Extra from 10:30am ET)
Rosberg controls Bahrain GP to claim fifth straight F1 victory
Haas goes one better in Bahrain as Grosjean finishes fifth
Damage from Bottas clash limits Hamilton to P3 in Bahrain
Vettel’s Bahrain GP ends before it starts with engine failure (VIDEO)
Vandoorne: Getting a point in Bahrain ‘a bonus’ on F1 debut
Williams starts strong, but struggles home 8th, 9th in Bahrain
Ricciardo satisfied with ‘lonely’ fourth in Bahrain after early clash
Raikkonen: Second in Bahrain ‘pretty OK’ for Ferrari
F1 Paddock Pass: 2016 Bahrain Grand Prix post-race (VIDEO)

MONDAY 4/4

Rosberg revels in ‘almost perfect’ Bahrain GP weekend
Gutierrez sidelined by brake disc issue in Bahrain
Smith: Hamilton may be chilled, but should worry about Rosberg’s run
Engine problems threaten Ferrari challenge to Mercedes
Azerbaijan says separatist clashes no threat to Formula One
Grosjean doubles up as F1’s Driver of the Day in Bahrain

IndyCar releases schedule for 2023 season

IndyCar schedule 2023
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The NTT IndyCar Series’ 2023 schedule will feature the same number of races and tracks as this season with some minor reshuffling of dates.

IndyCar will open the 2023 season March 5 on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida, and will conclude Sept. 10 at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California. The 107th Indy 500 will take place May 28 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The 17-race schedule will conclude with a stretch of eight races in the final nine weeks.

“The NTT IndyCar Series is on an impactful upward trajectory, making progress at a pace that befits our thrilling style of competition,” Penske Entertainment Corp. president and CEO Mark Miles said in a release. “The 2023 season provides an opportunity to further build on this trend, bringing our sport and its stars to more markets and households and reaching new consumers across the globe.”

There will be 15 events on NBC: 13 races (including six of the final seven) plus Indy 500 qualifying May 20-21. There also are three races on USA Network and the Toronto race exclusively on Peacock. All races on NBC and USA also will have live simulstreams on Peacock.

In partnership with NBC Sports, the 2022 IndyCar season was the most-watched in six years and the most-watched across NBC Sports on record. The 2022 season also was the most streamed season on record.

“We’re very excited for our 2023 NTT IndyCar Series schedule and to build on this past season’s viewership milestones,” NBC Sports vice president of programming Mike Perman said in a release. “In providing comprehensive coverage across NBC, Peacock and USA Network, NBC Sports is once again looking forward to telling the stories of these world-class drivers and this compelling series.”

Notable elements on the 2023 schedule:

–There will be the same balance of seven road course races, five street courses and five ovals.

–St. Pete will be the season opener for the 13th time.

–The Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix will move from Belle Isle to the streets of downtown.

–The NASCAR doubleheader weekend at the IMS road course will shift to mid-August.

–The World Wide Technology Raceway event will move from Saturday to Sunday.

Start times for the 2023 events will be announced at a later date.

Here’s the 2023 IndyCar schedule:


Date Race/Track Network/Platform
Sun., March 5 Streets of St. Petersburg NBC, Peacock
Sun., April 2 Texas Motor Speedway NBC, Peacock
Sun., April 16 Streets of Long Beach NBC, Peacock
Sun., April 30 Barber Motorsports Park NBC, Peacock
Sat., May 13 Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Road Course) NBC, Peacock
Sun., May 28 The 107th Indianapolis 500 NBC, Peacock
Sun., June 4 Streets of Detroit NBC, Peacock
Sun., June 18 Road America USA Network, Peacock
Sun., July 2 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course USA Network, Peacock
Sun., July 16 Streets of Toronto Peacock
Sat., July 22 Iowa Speedway – Race 1 NBC, Peacock
Sun., July 23 Iowa Speedway – Race 2 NBC, Peacock
Sun., Aug. 6 Streets of Nashville NBC, Peacock
Sat., Aug. 12 Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Road Course) USA Network, Peacock
Sun., Aug. 27 World Wide Technology Raceway NBC, Peacock
Sun., Sept. 3 Portland International Raceway NBC, Peacock
Sun., Sept. 10 WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca NBC, Peacock

*dates and networks/platforms are subject to change