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Mar 28

Hinchcliffe tops opening IndyCar practice at St. Pete

James Hinchcliffe with a new livery during the 2014 season at St. Petersburg. (Photo: Russell LaBounty/LAT Photographic)

James Hinchcliffe with a new livery during the 2014 season at St. Petersburg. (Photo: Russell LaBounty/LAT Photographic)

As far as season openers go, ’s one at St. Petersburg tomorrow is chock-full of unknowns. Everyone is curious as to how Juan Pablo Montoya will perform in his return, and as to how the grid will shake up with new entrees and engines.

Nonetheless, this weekend is already off to a familiar showing with last season’s winner at St. Pete, James Hinchcliffe, topping the opening practice session.

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Mar 28

Formula 1 paddock sends support for missing Flight MH370

#Prayfor370 is printed on Marcus Ericsson's Caterham at this weekend's Malaysian GP. (Photos: Charles Coates/LAT Photographic)

#PrayforMH370 is placed on Marcus Ericsson’s Caterham at this weekend’s . (Photos: Charles Coates/LAT Photographic)

’s premier open-wheel racing series, , is in Sepang this weekend for Sunday’s Malaysian Grand Prix. While the teams and drivers have a busy weekend ahead of them, each of them are taking time to send support for those who were onboard and their families.

Flight MH370 disappeared during its flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, prompting an ongoing search that is now taking place in the Indian Ocean.

Many in the Formula 1 paddock have taken to Twitter and other forms of social media to send their support to the missing passengers and their families. Formula 1 will hold a moment of silence prior to its Grand Prix on Sunday. 

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Mar 28

Cars: 2014 VW Passat TDI Review

The new diesel-ran Volkswagen Passat TDI produces 140 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque.

The new diesel-powered TDI produces 140 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque, and gets 43 miles per gallon on the highway.

The Volkswagen Group, parent company of a host of automakers including Volkswagen and Audi, is one of the world’s leaders in diesel passenger-car technology and in recent years has really stepped up its game.

In Europe, diesels have been popular for decades because of their frugality with fuel, an important factor given the expense of filling up a car in Europe. In Germany, for example, gas is now about $8 a gallon, more than double what it costs in most U.S. markets.

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Mar 28

FIA Race Direction is confident that fuel flow rules are clear

FIA Race Director Charlie Whiting attends a press conference explaining the new F1 fuel-flow regulations following practice for the Malaysia Formula One Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Race Director attends a press conference explaining the new F1 fuel-flow regulations following practice for the Malaysia Formula One Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

The FIA’s Charlie Whiting is confident that the rules regarding the measurement of fuel flow are clear, despite Red Bull’s appeal.

In Australia was found guilty of breaching Article 5.1.4 of the 2014 Technical Regulations, which says simply, “Fuel mass flow must not exceed 100kg/h.”

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Mar 28

What to watch: Your Weekend Racing Schedule

James Stewart takes the win in Toronto. (Photo: Supercrossonline.com)

James Stewart takes the win in Toronto. (Photo: Supercrossonline.com)

Saturday, March 15

8:30 p.m. – Monster Energy | St. Louis (FOX Sports 1) *Live

Sunday, March 16

2:30 a.m. – Monster Energy Supercross | St. Louis (FOX Sports 1) *Replay

12:30 p.m. – National Arenacross | Sacramento (FOX Sports 1) *Delay

6:00 p.m. – Monster Jam | Minneapolis (FOX Sports 1) *Delay

8:00 p.m. – Monster Energy Supercross | St. Louis (FOX Sports 2) *Replay

**All times Eastern Standard

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