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Mar 29

F1: BOTTAS LANDS GRID PENALTY FOR IMPEDING RICCIARDO

Valtteri Bottas of Finland and Williams looks on at a press conference during previews to the Malaysia Formula One Grand Prix . (Photo: Getty)

Valtteri Bottas of Finland and Williams looks on at a press conference during previews to the Malaysia Formula One Grand Prix . (Photo: Getty)

Valtteri Bottas has been given a three-place grid penalty in Malaysia for an impeding incident involving Daniel Ricciardo.

The Finn, who drops from 15th to 18th, has also been given two license penalty points. He’s the first driver to accrue points under the new system.

Mar 29

Formula E: Takuma Sato on team’s shortlist

Takuma Sato qualifying the Super Aguri for the 2008 F1 Grand Prix in Spain. (Photo: Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Takuma Sato qualifying the Super Aguri for the 2008 Formula 1 Spanish GP. (Photo: Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Super Aguri, which ran two full seasons in Formula 1, is one of ten teams that will be fielding cars into the inaugural season of Formula E.

During an interview with FIAFormulaE.com, Super Aguri’s Team Principal Mark Preston revealed that Takuma Sato is on the team’s shortlist for a spot in the Formula E field.

Mar 29

F1: VETTEL KEEPS THE PRESSURE ON HAMILTON AND MERCEDES

 Lewis Hamilton, (C) celebrates in parc ferme after finishing first alongside Sebastian Vettel (R) and Nico Rosberg  (L) during qualifying for the Malaysia Formula One Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty)

Lewis Hamilton, (C) celebrates in parc ferme after finishing first alongside Sebastian Vettel (R) and Nico Rosberg (L) during qualifying for the Malaysia Formula One Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty)

Sebastian Vettel showed just how much progress Red Bull has made by earning second place in wet qualifying in Malaysia – just 0.05s shy of pole man Lewis Hamilton.

With rain likely to stir things up on Sunday, the German has a shot at challenging Mercedes for the win.

Mar 29

F1: Ferrari’s Alonso Takes Impressive Fourth Despite Damaged Car

Fernando Alonso races to a fourth during a wet qualifying session at Sepang. (Photo: Getty Images)

Fernando Alonso races to a fourth during a wet qualifying session at Sepang. (Photo: Getty Images)

Fernando Alonso repaid the hard work of the Ferrari mechanics by earning fourth place on the Malaysian GP grid after a collision with Daniil Kvyat in Q2.

Alonso suffered left front suspension damage, but the team managed to replace the broken part and get him out shortly after the session restarted.