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Mar 18

McLaren on the way back to winning, says Dennis

The McLaren team applaud Kevin Magnussen's performance after the Australian GP. (Photo: Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

The McLaren team applaud Kevin Magnussen’s performance after the Australian GP. (Photo: Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

On Sunday evening, Ron Dennis made no secret of his satisfaction, not just at the performance of Kevin Magnussen, but also of the whole McLaren team which earned second and third places after Daniel Ricciardo’s exclusion.

The pit wall made some particularly good calls with Jenson Button, which helped the Brit to leapfrog up the order.

Mar 17

2014 Red Bull X-Fighters season takes off tonight on Fox Sports 1

The Monumental Plaza de Toros in Mexico City will be the opening venue for the 2014 Red Bull X-Fighters season. These riders will be performing at different venues globally this season, all five of which will be broadcast on Fox Sports 1.

TUNE IN to Fox Sports 1 tonight at 7:00 p.m. EDT, 4:00 p.m. PDT, where 12 of the world’s finest motorcyclists will take to the air, battling head-to-head as they perform breathtaking stunts in front of a crowd of almost 40,000 people.

Mar 17

Marquez begins title defense as new season kicks off

Marc Marquez hopes to repeat his 2013 performance this season. (Photo: Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

Marc Marquez hopes to repeat his 2013 performance this season. (Photo: Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

The floodlit Commercial Bank Grand Prix of Qatar will signal the start of the 2014 MotoGP™ season this weekend, as 21-year-old Marc Marquez looks to begin his defense of the World Championship title he historically won at the first time of asking last year.

This weekend’s race will be the 11th at the desert-based Losail International Circuit, which has been on the calendar since 2004. The track first welcomed the season-opener in 2007 and has hosted an evening race since 2008.

Mar 17

Raikkonen struggling with tricky Ferrari

Kimi Raikkonen struggled to a seventh place finish at Australia. (Photo: William West/AFP/Getty Images)

Kimi Raikkonen struggled to a seventh place finish at Australia. (Photo: William West/AFP/Getty Images)

Kimi Raikkonen left Australia with seventh place to his name after Daniel Ricciardo’s exclusion gifted him a place, but it certainly wasn’t an easy weekend for the Finn on his comeback to Ferrari.

A crash in qualifying was just one of his problems as he struggled to come to terms with the F14 T, and he was seen locking up in the race.

Mar 17

Mercedes executive director: Missing the F1 title would be a failure

Mercedes GP Executive Director Toto Wolff during winter testing. (Photo: Andrew Hone/Getty Images)

Mercedes GP Executive Director Toto Wolff admits that he would regard it as a failure if Mercedes does not win the 2014 World Championship – although he insists that the team’s advantage is not as big as outsiders might think.

“I don’t see it as a big advantage, to be honest,” he said. “You can see if you have a DNF, you lose points. McLaren is leading the constructors’, So we cannot pause in the whole thing. Yes, we have a little bit of a margin at the moment, and losing that margin now is something that I would consider as a failure.”