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Apr 3

Ecclestone says Haas set for F1 in 2015

Gene Haas currently co-owns four cars in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. (Photo: Getty Images)

Gene Haas currently co-owns four cars in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. (Photo: Getty Images)

Gene Haas looks set to take his place in the paddock as F1′s newest team owner in 2015.

Having earlier played down the NASCAR team co-owner’s chances of securing the twelfth team entry, Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone said this week: “I think Haas will be accepted.”

Apr 3

Formula 1 by hundreds: A pattern of controversy

 

Juan Pablo Montoya, Jenson Button and Alex Yoong were just a few of the names who crashed in turn three of the 2003 Brazilian GP. (Photo: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Juan Pablo Montoya, Jos Verstappen and Jenson Button were just a few of the names who crashed in turn three of the 2003 Brazilian GP, the 700th official Formula 1 race. (Photo: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

This weekend’s Formula 1 race at Bahrain will be the 900th official F1 race. Although that may seem like just a number, looking back at Grand Prix No. 700 and No. 800, there seems to be some element of excitement and controversy during these hundred-race celebrations.

Apr 3

Abraham regaining confidence after injury layoff

Abraham rode with an injured shoulder to secure a 13th place finish on his return in Qatar. (Photo courtesy: MotoGP.com)

Abraham rode with an injured shoulder to secure a 13th place finish on his return in Qatar. (Photo courtesy: MotoGP.com)

Czechoslovakian rider Karel Abraham of Cardion AB Motoracing returned to MotoGP in the Grand Prix of Qatar, following his injury affected 2013 season which was cut short after Misano.

Abraham missed races early in 2013 after breaking his right collarbone in Austin and then damaging his left shoulder in a huge high-side crash at Indianapolis. He then rode through the pain at his home round in Brno and did not complete his last race of the season at Misano, eventually having surgery to rebuild the shoulder in October.

Apr 3

Bahrain Notebook: Hamilton relaxed; others ready to chase

Lewis Hamilton still smiling Thursday, four days after his Malaysian GP win. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton still smiling Thursday, four days after his Malaysian GP win. (Photo: Getty Images)

Formula 1 drivers Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso and Romain Grosjean provide their perspectives heading into round three of the 2014 Formula 1 season at Bahrain and how they think their seasons have been progressing so far.