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American
26 August 1925
27 February 1954 (28)

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5th (1951 Indianapolis 500)
17th (1952 Indianapolis 500)
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1951 Indianapolis 500
1952 Indianapolis 500

about Bobby Ball

Robert K. "Bobby" Ball (August 26, 1925, Phoenix, Arizona – February 27, 1954, Phoenix, Arizona) was an American racecar driver.


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1951, 1952,

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1951 Duke Dinsmore
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1952 Bill Schindler
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Many fans and commentators were unhappy about the way that both Lando Norris and Sergio Perez were handed out punishments for forcing drivers wide as they battled for position at the Red Bull Ring.<br>Norris was deemed to have driven Perez off the track at Turn 4 early in the race, while Perez was involved in a pair of incidents with Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc later on.<br>With the sanctions ...

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Tyres have played a critical role during 2021, not least in the delicate competitive balance between Mercedes and Red Bull. Thus a change for the 10th race of the season that potentially makes a lot of valuable knowledge obsolete is not a small matter.<br>As of now nobody, including Pirelli and the teams, knows how the change will play out. The new tyres have not been run on track, and won't be ...

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Max Verstappen was leading at Paul Ricard on Sunday after the first round of stops and had eked out a slight advantage over the pursuing Lewis Hamilton.<br>However, his Red Bull team elected to pit for a set of medium tyres, handing the advantage at that stage of the race to Hamilton. But Verstappen had a big pace advantage with the fresher rubber and managed to close in and overtake his Mercedes ...

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Brown's main argument was his frustration regarding the current decision making process in F1 – and specifically the way some teams are obliged to follow the lead of their power unit supplier or commercial partner, and how that can potentially skew the voting.<br>It’s been a contentious issue for decades. Of course, no team is going to vote against its current supplier on specific matters ...

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Brown wrote an open letter about the state of F1 that was published on Thursday in which he called for a move to secret ballot voting at F1 Commission meetings.<br><br>Read Also:<br><br>McLaren calls for secret ballots on F1 rule changes<br><br><br>Brown said the practice would stop unhealthy affiliations between bigger teams and smaller partner squads, ensuring they voted in the best interests of ...

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The Woking-based outfit has long been uneasy about the growth of partnerships between outfits, with it feeling F1 would be much better off with 10 fully independent competitors.<br>In a lengthy column he wrote on his team’s website on Thursday, McLaren CEO Zak Brown thinks the time has come for the FIA to step in and end alliances.<br>He thinks it is not only damaging for competition on track ...

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A move by leading European football clubs to form a Super League to help boost their incomes sent shockwaves through the sport last week, but a fan revolt prompted those involved to back away from the plans.<br>F1 is no stranger to breakaway threats itself. There was talk of a Grand Prix World Championship in the early 2000s, while the now defunct Formula One Teams’ Association (FOTA) announced ...

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As to be expected following a season like no other in 2020, the break before the 2021 campaign also had many unique elements. Drivers had their preparations impacted by growing travel restrictions around the world, while three - Lando Norris, Charles Leclerc and Pierre Gasly - also had to battle off a bout of COVID-19 after spending time in Dubai.<br>Teams were also left considering how best to ...

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Haas F1 driver Grosjean was involved in a huge accident on the opening lap of the Bahrain Grand Prix at the end of November that saw the chassis of his car tear in two, leaving the main monocoque lodged within a barrier.<br>A huge fire was sparked during the accident, but Grosjean was able to escape from the fire with no serious injuries, sustaining burns to his hands upon escaping the cockpit ...

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The German car manufacturer has been at the centre of intrigue over the future of Hamilton, with the world champion's current deal having run out at the end of the year.<br>But while there has been speculation that the discussions have hit roadblocks, Wolff is more calm about the situation.<br>He says that the discussions have been complicated by the fact that he and Hamilton have been unable to ...

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Grosjean ploughed headlong into the barriers after a collision with the AlphaTauri of Daniil Kvyat at the exit of Turn 3, with his Haas splitting in two and immediately bursting into a ball of flame.<br>The French driver was able to emerge from the burning chassis without external assistance and was then helped away by the FIA's Dr. Ian Roberts, while medical car driver Alan van der Merwe grabbed ...

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The Frenchman was involved in a coming-together with a number of other cars as they battled for positions at Sakhir's first corner.<br>Coming out of the opening sequence, Grosjean's car speared towards the inside barriers – and on impact there was a fireball explosion.<br>The race was immediately stopped, and Grosjean was able to inform his team on the radio that he was okay.<br>Television ...

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With Max Verstappen taking a surprise victory for Red Bull at Silverstone, as Mercedes faced battles all afternoon to keep its tyres alive, Hamilton said he never expected things to be as bad as they were.<br>And with Mercedes suffering the most out of all the teams, Hamilton suspects that a ramping up of tyre pressures as a result of the failures encountered last week may have been to ...

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<br>Masi was one of the key FIA players who along with F1 and the teams created and implemented the special protocols that allowed the season to start, with mask wearing and social distancing compulsory, and limited numbers of people in the paddock and on the grid. <br><br><br>Two support personnel, who had not been in Austria, were tested positive before the Hungarian race, but that had ...

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At every moment, they are trying to find ways to improve on what's gone before whilst technically staying within the confines of the regulations.<br>Whilst DAS might be the most recent example of designers trying to steer the car in an unconventional way, it is not the first.<br>Steering is an area of the car where engineers have tried to probe the limits, with various solutions having been tried ...

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The ATR regulations have been adjusted with a sliding scale that gives less wind tunnel time and CFD usage to the teams at the top of the previous year’s World Championship table, and more to those at the bottom.<br>Wolff said Mercedes accepted the change as it was designed to help close the field up over the long term, rather than to specifically handicap the winning team,<br>“I am a fan of ...

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Verstappen was at the centre of a clear shift in policy from the FIA this season, after his aggressive last-gasp overtake on Charles Leclerc to win the Austrian Grand Prix was investigated without punishment.<br>At the next race in Britain, Verstappen and Leclerc went wheel-to-wheel again in another fierce fight that ended without either driver being penalised, as the governing body and its ...

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Sainz had finished in the top eight in five of the past six F1 grands prix, and was a creditable seventh-fastest in the opening segment of qualifying at Silverstone.<br>But while rookie teammate Lando Norris then progressed into Q3 and will line up eighth on the grid, Sainz went no further than Q2, missing the cut-off just under two tenths.<br>“It's been a bit of a difficult weekend for me ...

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The result was a relief for the Silverstone team after it failed to log a point in the two races since a major new aero update package was introduced in Spain.<br>Stroll had missed FP3 with an early failure of the latest Mercedes power unit, and he had to revert to his well-used older spec example for qualifying and the race.<br>Like Max Verstappen, he started on the hard tyre, and having made a ...

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The Toro Rosso rookie benefitted from Renault's late double-retirement to finish ninth and bag two points on only his second F1 start.<br>His race had started being boxed in at the first corner, and he was following Lance Stroll out of the first sequence of turns when the Racing Point produced a huge trail of sparks after picking up damage from contact with Romain Grosjean.<br>"I was a bit too ...

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Kvyat demoted Alfa Romeo driver Kimi Raikkonen from the top spot with just over 10 minutes to go in the afternoon session, his 1m17.704s benchmark standing as the fastest lap of pre-season testing so far.<br>While he capitalised on a rare opportunity to top a session for Toro Rosso, the Russian said he and the team were not intentionally trying for a headline result.<br>Asked whether his lap ...

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Following Saturday’s filming day shakedown, Ricciardo drove the RS19 on Monday afternoon, taking over from teammate Nico Hulkenberg, and again on Tuesday morning.<br>However, just over two hours into Tuesday's running, the upper rear wing element flew off on the pit straight and Ricciardo spun off at Turn 1, fortunately without making contact with the barriers.<br>The incident cost the team a ...

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The new design, which is the result of nearly a decade of research by the FIA since Felipe Massa’s crash in qualifying for the 2009 Hungarian Grand Prix, is aimed at helping take driver head protection to the next level. The helmet sees the current zylon forehead protection area replaced with a fully integrated extension of material – which results in the top edge of the helmet face opening ... ...

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The Toro Rosso F1 rookie has endured a difficult start to the season, scoring just two points in 11 races so far and only twice qualifying better than 15th.But the New Zealander took advantage of the wet conditions in Hungary to qualify eighth as both Toro Rosso-Hondas made the top 10.“The conditions were worsening and I’m really quite proud of the lap I did in Q2 to get through ...

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The Red Bull protege switched to Renault from the energy drink company's junior team Toro Rosso for the final four races of 2017 and is contesting the entire 2018 season with the French manufacturer.While it is not uncommon for big manufacturers to place young drivers at smaller teams, Sainz is now a fourth-year grand prix driver who moved to Renault as part of the deal switching Toro ...

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