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Mar 25

IndyCar team hauler catches fire on way to season opener

Graham Rahal in the No. 15 National Guard Honda during IndyCar's Barber test. (Photo: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Graham Rahal in the No. 15 National Guard Honda during IndyCar’s Barber test. (Photo: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL) reports that its hauler carrying Graham Rahal’s No. 15 race cars, to be driven during the 2014 season opener at St. Petersburg this weekend, caught fire Monday night.

The fire took place in Louisville, Ky. Yet, thanks to the efforts of transporter drivers Phil Davis and Paul Sheehan, and the Zoneton Fire Protection team, the cars and most of the racing equipment was not damaged.

Mar 25

FIA knew in 2007 that new engines could be ‘unappealing’

Nico Rosberg racing by the crowd during the 2014 Australian GP. (Photo: Paul Crock/AFP/Getty Images)

Nico Rosberg races by the crowd during the 2014 Australian GP. (Photo: Paul Crock/AFP/Getty Images)

The sound of the 2014 F1 power units has been a subject of debate since the Australian GP, and a negative reaction from fans has hardly come as a surprise. Melbourne F1 boss Ron Walker was quick to join the debate, complaining that he didn’t get the show that he’d signed up for.

In fact, as long as seven years ago the FIA was made aware that engine noise could be an issue once the sport switched to turbo power.

Mar 24

Photos show ‘submarine’ risk of new F1 noses realized

The rear of Felipe Massa's Williams is lifted into the air his Turn 1 collision at the Australian GP. (Photo: Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images)

The rear of Felipe Massa’s Williams is lifted into the air during his Turn 1 collision at the Australian GP. (Photo: Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images)

Adrian Newey’s pre-season fears about ‘submarining’ Formula 1 cars may have been realized. Red Bull’s criticism of F1′s all-new era had to be heard amid the depth of the reigning world champions’ winter crisis after four consecutive seasons of dominance.

Designer Newey, however, had expressed alarm about the new, low front noses, arguing not only that they are ugly, but they might also be dangerous.

Mar 24

Video: Lewis Hamilton lap around Sepang in simulator

Round two of the Formula 1 season takes place this upcoming weekend in Sepang, Malaysia, and so its time for the drivers to get geared up again as Lewis Hamilton teaches us all the challenges to this 15 turn circuit.

Hamilton, the 2008 Formula 1 World Champion, had a disappointing start to the 2014 season. However, with himself taking pole at the Australian GP and teammate Nico Rosberg picking up the victory, there was proof that the Mercedes F1 W05 certainly has pace.

Mar 24

Marquez victory encouraging for 2014 title chances

Marc Marquez leading Valentino Rossi, a battle that wouldn't be resolved until the final lap at Qatar. (Photo:  Karim Jaafar/AFP/Getty Images)

Marc Marquez leading Valentino Rossi; a battle that wouldn’t be resolved until the final lap at Qatar. (Photo: Karim Jaafar/AFP/Getty Images)

Marc Marquez took his amazing career to a new level with a dazzling victory over Valentino Rossi in the Qatar Grand Prix to set a platform for his MotoGP championship defense.

It was a win that may define his 2014 season, coming just six weeks after a broken leg with a performance that overshadowed Rossi’s stunning ride from tenth on the grid.