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Raikkonen wins British Grand Prix

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Kimi Raikkonen won his second straight race and rookie star Lewis Hamilton made his ninth podium in a row.

Raikkonen’s win in the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, England, was his third of the season. He won the opener in Australia, then struggled before becoming the only driver to win three times this year.

He’s still third in the standings to Hamilton. Racing in his home country, Hamilton came in third, finishing in the top three – just like he has in every Formula One race he’s been in.

Hamilton joined Michael Schumacher and Fernando Alonso as the only drivers with nine straight podium finishes. Schumacher had 19 for Ferrari in 2001-02, and Alonso had 15 for Renault in 2005-06.

On Sunday, Raikkonen finished 2.4 seconds ahead of Alonso.

IRL

Just call Scott Dixon the new king of Watkins Glen International.

Dixon held off Sam Hornish Jr., series leader Dario Franchitti, Tony Kanaan and Marco Andretti over the final 14 laps and won the Watkins Glen Grand Prix at Watkins Glen, N.Y., pulling away at the end by 6.2 seconds for his third straight victory at the 3.4-mile, 11-turn natural road course in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York.

Champ Car

Will Power splashed past rookie Ryan Dalziel with 23 minutes to go and went on to an easy victory in a wet, messy Steelback Grand Prix of Toronto.

The Australian driver, last year’s top Champ Car World Series rookie, won for the second time in his career. He moved solidly into championship contention with three-time series champion Sebastien Bourdais and rookie Robert Doornbos.

Hydroplane racing

Dave Villwock overcame a bad battery and a hard-charging Steve David in the hometown hydroplane Oh Boy! Oberto/Miss Madison to win the 57th annual Madison Regatta on the Ohio River in Madison, Ind.

Villwock almost didn’t start the championship heat due to an undercharged battery. But the Auburn, Wash., resident still managed to steer his U-16 Miss Elam Plus to its third straight Indiana Governor’s Cup win.

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