U.S. motor racing takes Easter break, but Formula One set for China

Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain speeds down the track during Formula One testing at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain.
(Hasan Jamali / Associated Press)

Major U.S. motor racing goes quiet this weekend for its traditional Easter break.

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, the Verizon IndyCar Series and the National Hot Rod Assn.'s Mello Yello Series all have the weekend off.

But Formula One will race Sunday with the Chinese Grand Prix on the Shanghai International Circuit track.

The Mercedes team swept the first three Formula One races of the year, with Nico Rosberg winning the season opener in Australia and his teammate Lewis Hamilton winning back-to-back in Malaysia and Bahrain.


Former champion Fernando Alonso of Ferrari won the Chinese Grand Prix a year ago.

When U.S. racing resumes the following weekend, NASCAR’s Cup series returns to Richmond (Va.) International Raceway for an evening race April 26.

IndyCar races April 27 at the Barber Motorsports Park road course in Birmingham, Ala. And drag racing holds the NHRA SpringNationals that weekend at Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas, near Houston.



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