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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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The Alpine driver was left frustrated at the United States Grand Prix when he felt Kimi Raikkonen got away with overtaking him off track.<br>In their battle for a points scoring place, Raikkonen made a move around the outside of the Spaniard at Turn 1 and kept his foot in as he ran wide across the kerbs to snatch the place.<br>While the stewards deemed that Raikkonen's move was allowed because he ...

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While the German car manufacturer hopes to get through the rest of the season without needing a fresh power unit for Lewis Hamilton, there are growing concerns that it may have to do so and take a grid penalty.<br>The precarious situation the team is in was highlighted over the Russian Grand Prix weekend when a fresh engine that Valtteri Bottas had fitted in Italy hit trouble and had to be ...

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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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