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Rosberg rues Q3 error, says it’s ‘all doable’ from P2 in Montreal

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Nico Rosberg is confident that he can still win Sunday’s Canadian Grand Prix despite losing out on pole position to Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton in Montreal.

Rosberg fell 0.062 seconds shy of Hamilton’s time on his first run in Q3 before making a mistake on his final lap, costing him the chance to beat Hamilton.

“I was hoping you hadn’t seen that one but apparently it did come out on TV,” Rosberg joked in the post-qualifying press conference.

“First lap in Q3 was good, not quite enough to beat Lewis but it was still a good lap. Next one I tried to pull one out of the bag, it didn’t work out and that’s it. Second place.

“Still a good team result of course to show we’re the fastest, fastest car has been great even on this very unique track here.”

With rain forecast for Sunday’s race and tire strategies set to be shaken up thanks to the introduction of the ultra-soft tire for this weekend’s race, Rosberg is sure he can still challenge for victory.

“For tomorrow, everything is still possible,” Rosberg said.

“The weather forecast is all over the place.

“From second place, it’s all doable.”

The Canadian Grand Prix is live on NBC and Live Extra from 1pm ET on Sunday.

Conor Daly honors friend killed Saturday amid Indianapolis unrest

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IndyCar driver Conor Daly posted a poignant tribute to Chris Beaty, a former Indiana University football player and Indianapolis business owner who was killed Saturday amid protests and rioting in the city.

Daly said he got to know Beaty, who owned an event and marketing promotions company, five years ago when he was organizing Indianapolis 500 afterparties.

Daly annually had been involved in Beaty’s parties since then and said Beaty helped get him home earlier this year when Daly’s blood sugar crashed while at an event.

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“The world lost a tremendous person. RIP Chris Beaty,” wrote Daly, who also tweeted “The violence has to stop.”

According to the Indianapolis Star, Beaty died after suffering multiple gunshot wounds during Saturday night’s unrest in downtown Indianapolis. It’s unclear if the shooting was tied to the protests.

Graham Rahal also posted about his interaction with Beaty.

Daly, Rahal and the rest of the IndyCar Series will return to action Saturday night at Texas Motor Speedway (8 p.m. ET, NBC).