Indy 500 mourns Lauda but no official tributes

INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - The heartbreak of Niki Lauda's death has washed over the Indianapolis 500 paddock this week but there are no formal tributes planned to honor the three-times Formula One world champion, IndyCar said on Friday.

Kanaan tops Indy 500 final practice

INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - Tony Kanaan will start from the middle of the gird for the Indianapolis 500 but had his AJ Foyt Racing Chevrolet out front on Friday, posting the top speed in final practise for the "the Greatest Spectacle in Racing".

Minute's silence and red cap tribute for Lauda in Monaco

MONACO (Reuters) - Formula One will hold a minute's silence in memory of triple world champion Niki Lauda before Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix, with a noisier salute to the Austrian after the race.

Motor racing: Leclerc ready to follow in the footsteps of Chiron

MONACO (Reuters) - Charles Leclerc must have passed the harbourside bust of Louis Chiron countless times as a boy with barely a sideways glance, but Monaco's grand prix ace of yesteryear is a point of reference now.

Renault say fundamental engine problem has been fixed

MONACO (Reuters) - Daniel Ricciardo and Nico Hulkenberg can expect to be back on full power from Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix after Renault fixed a fundamental engine problem that has slowed them in recent races.

Motor racing - No curse as Andrettis count their Indy 500 blessings

INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - One family's curse can be another family's blessing but for the Andretti clan they are one and the same when it comes to the Indianapolis 500.

Stewart expects business as usual from grieving Hamilton

MONACO (Reuters) - Jackie Stewart expects it to be business as usual on track for Lewis Hamilton in Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix despite the Mercedes driver's grief at the death of Formula One great Niki Lauda.

Rain threatens Indy 500 party

INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - Despite a dire forecast for a day-long downpour on Sunday, there is no contingency plan to bump the Indianapolis 500 over to a Monday, Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) officials said on Thursday.

McLaren vow to learn from their Indianapolis fiasco

MONACO (Reuters) - McLaren boss Zak Brown shouldered the blame on Thursday for the team's failure to qualify Fernando Alonso for this weekend's Indianapolis 500 and said he would do things very differently next time.

Hamilton fastest for mourning Mercedes in Monaco

MONACO (Reuters) - Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton was fastest for mourning Mercedes in both Monaco Grand Prix practice sessions on Thursday.