Morning Lap: Racing News Links

Welcome to another edition of the Morning Lap, a daily feature here at Beyond the Flag. Along with The Hub we want to bring you not only our original content but a collection of all the best racing news.

Brian France divorce documents show worth of NASCAR chairman

Details in the more than 1,500 documents made public Wednesday in a bitter dispute between NASCAR Chairman Brian France and his ex-wife Megan show how much the head of NASCAR was worth in the mid-2000s.

What the documents don’t show is just as telling.

Female drivers: Formula One remains largely a man’s world

From the moment Susie Wolff first got into her Williams car, she heard the snickers from those questioning whether women belong in Formula One.

There were more than a few cynical looks from teammates before the development driver completed 100 kilometers (62 miles) of Silverstone’s international circuit last year. And more recently, the series’ only female driver has been the target of Stirling Moss, who suggested women don’t have the mental aptitude to compete at the highest level.

IndyCar season has wide-open feel after Brazil

IndyCar heads to its signature event in Indianapolis with some momentum after James Hinchcliffe’s last-turn pass of Takuma Sato for victory in Brazil.

The thrilling final laps that led to James Hinchcliffe’s last-turn pass over Takuma Sato for the victory in Brazil were a fitting depiction of a competitive IndyCar season which heads to its biggest race of the year in Indianapolis.

Tags: Formula One IndyCar NASCAR

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