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Apr 1

Aleix Espargaro: ‘We will be fighting for podiums’

Aleix Espagaro during qualifying for the MotoGP season-opener at Qatar. (Photo: Mirco Lazzari GP/Getty Images)

Aleix Espagaro finished fourth in the season-opener at Qatar despite starting ninth on the grid. (Photo: Mirco Lazzari GP/Getty Images)

Seen very much as the revelation of the pre-season in 2014, Aleix Espargaro experienced a dramatic opening race to the campaign in Qatar. The NGM Forward Racing rider now discusses the events of Losail, recent surgery, his own aspirations for the season and the premier class arrival of younger brother Pol.

Apr 1

Alonso demoted to gas station attendant after rift at Maranello

Due to unforseen circumstances, two-time Formula 1 champion Fernando Alonso will be pumping gas at Marenello rather than racing at Bahrain this weekend.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, two-time Formula 1 champion Fernando Alonso will be pumping gas at Maranello rather than racing at Bahrain this weekend.

Many of the drivers have expressed their displeasure with the new turbo-era of Formula 1. However, instead of talking about it, Fernando Alonso has taken action about it, and says he refuses to step into the F1 paddock again “until the sound problem is fixed”

Alonso planned on competing in the 2014 Ferrari Challenge for the rest of the season, but unfortunately finds himself out of a ride after Giancarlo Fissichella signed a contract securing the final spot in the field yesterday. The only job left at Maranello was gas station attendant.

Apr 1

Stewards find no problem with controversial IndyCar restart

Marco Andretti's car is towed away after being involved in the restart collision at the 2014 Grand Prix of St. Pete. (Photo: Richard Dole/LAT Photographic)

Marco Andretti’s car is towed away after being involved in the restart collision at the 2014 Grand Prix of St. Pete. (Photo: Richard Dole/LAT Photographic)

Coming to the restart on Lap 82 of the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series season opener at St. Petersburg, Will Power led the field out of the final hairpin to the green flag at a seemingly sluggish pace.

The cars began to accelerate towards the starting line and then all checked up again, resulting in a collision between Jack Hawksworth and Marco Andretti. The question was raised as to whether Power had accelerated and then slowed down again, initiating the carnage. However, after reviewing the replays and telemetry, the stewards could find no fault with Power’s restart.

Mar 31

Michael Schumacher’s wife building medical suite at home

Michael Schumacher and his wife Corrina during the Mercedes GP Petronas Formula One Team presentation at the Mercedes Museum on January 25, 2010 in Stuttgart, Germany. (Photo: Getty Images)

Michael Schumacher and his wife Corinna during the Mercedes GP Petronas Formula 1 Team presentation at the Mercedes Museum in January 2010. (Photo: Getty Images)

Corinna Schumacher, the wife of seven-time Formula 1 World Champion Michael Schumacher, is reportedly building a £10 million ($16.6 million) medical suite at the couple’s home.

Schumacher has been in an artificially induced coma since his skiing accident three months ago. With experts saying it is unlikely he will ever wake up, an Intensive Care Unit is now being built at the couples’ home by Lake Geneva, Switzerland.

Mar 31

Cars: 2014 Tundra honors Lone Star State with 1794 edition

The 2014 Toyota Tundra CrewMax celebrates its Texas connection with the 1794 Edition. (Photo: Toyota)

The 2014 Toyota Tundra CrewMax celebrates its Texas connection with the 1794 Edition. (Photo: Toyota)

Texas looms large in the pickup truck universe, and the domestic big-truck makers each have their own homage to Texas and its history, such as the Ford F-Series King Ranch. Chevy Silverado buyers in the Lone Star State can even get a special Texas Edition package.

Now Toyota, eager to move up in the big leagues of big trucks, has its own top-drawer Tundra model that honors a piece of Texas: the 1794 Edition. Loads of leather, a plethora of features and a mighty dose of Western flair, plus “1794” badging everywhere you look.