#Motorsport

.Austin, TX, USA
(Photo credit: Twitter/ @Max33Verstappen)

  • Max Verstappen now leads Lewis Hamilton by 12 points
  • Hamilton cut the Red Bull driver's lead to less than 1 second by the final lap
  • Hamilton is seeking a record eighth F1 title

Bubba Wallace celebrates next to the trophy after winning a NASCAR Cup series. (Photo Credit: Associated Press)

  • Wendell Scott was the last Black driver to win in 1963
  • Rapper Big Sean, Bill Lester were among many who praised Wallace's victory
  • "Got some credibility to my name now", Wallace said

.Monza, Province of Monza and Brianza, Italy
Lewis Hamilton suffered a scary crash at Monza. (Photo Credit: Associated Press)

  • Lewis Hamilton suffered a scary-looking crash on Sunday
  • Hamilton collided with Max Verstappen at lap 26
  • Luckily, after the crash, both drivers were able to walk away unhurt

.Monza, Province of Monza and Brianza, Italy
Lewis Hamilton will start the Italian GP at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza fourth on the grid. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@LewisHamilton)

  • Max Verstappen will start the Italian GP from pole position
  • The McLaren duo of Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo will start 2nd and 3rd on the grid
  • "For me, I've just got to try and get past these McLarens," Hamilton said

.Monza, Province of Monza and Brianza, Italy
Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland reacts after he clocked the fastest time. (Photo Credit: Associated Press)

  • Valtteri Bottas outpaced teammate Lewis Hamilton
  • Championship leader Max Verstappen finished third
  • Bottas beat Hamilton by .096 seconds

Kimi Raikkonen drives for Alfa Romeo in Formula 1. (Photo credit: AP)

  • "Formula 1 might come to an end for me but there is a lot more in life," Raikkonen wrote
  • Kimi won a championship with Ferrari in 2007
  • With him gone, an Alfa Romeo seat opens up for the 2022 season

.Stavelot, Belgium
Seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton said the rain-hit Belgian GP should have just been called off. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@MercedesAMGF1)

  • Lewis Hamilton accused F1 of cynicism in the way it pushed for the completion of the Belgian GP
  • Drivers completed two laps behind the Safety Car before the red flag was raised
  • The final standings were declared in the order of the drivers' qualification positions

.Indianapolis, IN, USA
There were no injuries. (Representational Image: Unsplash)

  • Two major incidents were caused in the NASCAR Cup Series race
  • Martin Truex Jr. was the first to spin into the tire barriers
  • Nine drivers were officially involved according to NASCAR

.Marche, Italy
Valentino Rossi has participated in over 400 races. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@F1)

  • Valentino Rossi announced he will retire from MotoGP at the end of the 2021 season
  • Rossi is is the son of former motorcycle racer Graziano Rossi
  • He was won nine world championshipsnine world championships

.Kent, UK
The marshal died at the Brands Hatch motor racing circuit. (Photo credit: Twitter/BrandsHatch)

  • "My heart is with his family," Lewis Hamilton wrote
  • The marshal was declared dead at the scene
  • A person on foot and the driver of the car were taken to a local hospital for treatment