No One's Paying Much Attention To Formula One, So Why Not Let Manor Win?

Good news! There’s still Formula One going on this weekend. Problem is, even the F1 die-hards I know are talking more about ball sports and holiday-mandated gluttony. F1’s championships were decided so long ago that it feels like the season ender doesn’t even matter. So, why not let Manor Marussia win?

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Lorenzo Grabs Pole With Record Time, Rossi Crashes In MotoGP Finale Qualifying

Embattled MotoGP rider Valentino Rossi crashed out at the end of Valencia MotoGP qualifying, but he’s forced to start from the back of the grid anyway due to a penalty from an incident in Sepang. Meanwhile, his main championship rival Jorge Lorenzo took pole position with a record-breaking lap of 1:30.001.

It Doesn't Even Matter That Button Sat Out F1 Mexican Grand Prix Qualifying

Poor Jenson Button. He already accrued a fifty-place grid penalty for doing two engine swaps in his McLaren Honda Formula One car over the course of the Mexican Grand Prix weekend. Now one of them has an issue they couldn’t diagnose before qualifying. Not that it matters. He’s starting from the back anyway.

IndyCar's Helio Castroneves Would Like To Remind Us All To Be On Time

Poor Helio received a lesson in punctuality today. Because he missed getting in line in time for tech and qualifying, he’ll have to start from the back of the field for today’s IndyCar race at the Milwaukee Mile. According to NBC’s Kevin Lee, the team was confused about the schedule, causing the screw-up.

All Three Nissan LMP1s Get Grid Penalties At Le Mans For Being Too Slow

Nissan has made it clear that their trio of GT-R LM Nismo cars is very much still a work in progress, however, there’s a penalty if that progress doesn’t fall within 110% of the fastest car’s qualifying time. All three Nissan LMP1s were too slow in qualifying, therefore, they start from the back of the Prototype grid.

Detroit Pole Sitter Rebuilt Their Wrecked Audi In 2.5 Hours To Qualify

If United SportsCar had a “Heroic Fix” award, today’s polesitter would definitely be it. Dion von Moltke hydroplaned into the wall during a wet practice session, extensively damaging the front and rear of the Paul Miller Racing Audi. Per Sportscar365, they rebuilt the car in only two and a half hours to take pole in…

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NASCAR Admits That Daytona's Qualifying Was Terrible By Changing It

Even NASCAR semi-admitted that its qualifying format for the Daytona 500 this year was a mess, saying that the sanctioning body was "open to discussions" on how to improve it. Personally, I think Clint Bowyer said it best. Anyway, they just changed their superspeedway qualifying format, hopefully for the better.