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Mar 19

F1: McLaren’s Boullier Pleased With Effort In Australia

McLaren racing director Eric Boullier feels good about the team's first race of 2014. (Photo: Getty Images)

racing director feels good about the team’s first race of 2014. (Photo: Getty Images)

McLaren racing director Eric Boullier says that the team did everything right on its way to earning what became second- and third-place finishes in Australia.

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Mar 18

Ecclestone to push for louder F1 engines

The sound of a passing F1 car got a mixed reception for the Australian GP crowd. (Photo: Paul Crock/AFP/Getty Images)

The sound of a passing F1 car got a mixed reception from the crowd. (Photo: Paul Crock/AFP/Getty Images)

has vowed to get to work on making loud again.

The F1 chief executive said he is “horrified” by the purring tones of the new turbo V6 era, arguing it will drive race promoters and spectators away.

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Mar 18

We must watch Red Bull and Williams, says Wolff

Valtteri Bottas exiting pit road during practice at Australia. (Photo: Clive Mason/Getty Images)

exiting pit road during practice at Australia. (Photo: Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Toto Wolff is not underestimating the opposition, and the Mercedes boss says both and Red Bull could have been more competitive in Australia

Wolff suggested that Red Bull would have been more of a threat had not had a troubled weekend.

“If you see where they [RBR] were two weeks ago, we need to be very careful,” said Wolff. “We haven’t seen Sebastian running with a reliable car and a fast car, and you would expect him, with his experience, to go even faster. So we have to keep on pushing.”

While his Williams team mate Felipe Massa was out at the first corner, Valterri Bottas was one of the few drivers who could overtake in Australia, and he finished fifth despite losing time when he clipped the wall early on.

“I guess if you look at Valtteri’s pace before he hit the wall, and then I think his steering wheel was not completely straight, and then his pace afterwards, I would say if they have a normal race and they qualify better than here, probably they would have ended up on the podium. I’m quite sure they would have ended up on the podium.”

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Mar 18

Video: IndyCar drivers discuss final testing

794 laps were turned during the opening day of testing at on Monday with Penske drivers Power, Montoya and Castroneves topping the board, reports .com

However, as , , , and discuss in this video, there are still a lot of questions to be answered before the season opener at St. Petersburg next weekend.

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Mar 18

New decisions passed on MotoGP regulations

Decisions made regarding Championship ECU software, fuel and tire allocation for 2014 season. (Photo: Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

Decisions made regarding Championship ECU software, fuel allocation and tire allocation for 2014 season. (Photo: Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

The Grand Prix Commission, composed of Carmelo Ezpeleta (Dorna, Chairman), Ignacio Verneda (FIM Executive Director, Sport), Herve Poncharal (IRTA) and Takanao Tsubouchi (MSMA), in a meeting held on 18th March 2014 in Qatar, unanimously approved the following matters concerning the class.

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