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F1 qualifying in Malaysia raises tempers

SEPANG, Malaysia — Red Bull drivers Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo both emerged angry from Saturday's wet and incident-strewn qualifying session at the Malaysian Grand Prix.

Vettel pointed the finger at Mercedes' Nico Rosberg for slowing him down after the world champion came only five hundredths of a second behind pole-sitter Lewis Hamilton.

"Nico couldn't see much in his mirrors I guess," Vettel said.

However, Rosberg said: "I don't think that was me. I never had anybody behind me."

Ricciardo was even more aggrieved at Williams driver Valtteri Bottas after the two almost collided at the final corner.

The race was held overnight.

Washout: The NASCAR truck series race at Martinsville, Va., was rained out. The Kroger 250 was rescheduled today after the Sprint Cup race, the start time is about 5:30 p.m. (FS1) and the field was set up owners' points.

NHRA: Erica Enders-Stevens earned a $50,000 bonus for winning the Horsepower Challenge, a special eight-car elimination round for Pro Stock cars at the Nationals in Las Vegas. In qualifying for today's regular eliminations, Jeg Coughlin (6.625 seconds, 209.17 mph) earned the No. 1 spot. Antron Brown (3.768 seconds, 325.14 mph) led Top Fuel qualifying and Courtney Force (4.006, 325.37, both track records) topped Funny Car.

F1 qualifying in Malaysia raises tempers 03/29/14 [Last modified: Saturday, March 29, 2014 9:37pm]
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