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Jul 24

Back in business: American F1 driver trades Caterham suit for Marussia one

American Alexander Rossi has been named reserve driver for the Marussia F1 Team. (Photo courtesy Marussia)

American racer Alexander Rossi has been named reserve driver for the Marussia F1 Team. (Photo courtesy Marussia)

Alexander Rossi has been named reserve driver of Marussia having left arch rivals Caterham just before the recent German GP.

The team says that Rossi will step in if one of the other drivers has a problem, and he will also do some FP1 sessions – which means that he will probably be seen in action in Austin.

Jul 23

Sources: Alonso Could Be Free To Leave Ferrari

Fernando Alonso could leave Ferrari at the end of the season. (Photo: Getty Images)

Fernando Alonso could leave Ferrari at the end of the season. (Photo: Getty Images)

Fernando Alonso could be contractually free to walk away from Ferrari.

Technically, the Spaniard remains under contract to the struggling Maranello team until the end of 2016.

“I’m sure he is very frustrated,” Niki Lauda told the Spanish newspaper El Pais earlier this week. “But he can’t just go to McLaren because he has a contract that he can’t get out of unless he’s sacked. Sometimes you choose a car and you’re wrong.”

Mercedes team chairman Lauda, however, may not be right.

Jul 23

Reggie Wayne Arrives At Colts Training Camp In A Two-Seater IndyCar

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne pulls up to training camp in a two-seater IndyCar. (Photo: Colts)

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne pulls up to training camp in a two-seater IndyCar. (Photo: Colts)

NFL star Reggie Wayne has been eagerly awaiting his return to the football field after tearing his ACL last season. So when his opportunity came on Wednesday, it’s only fitting that he made that most of it.

The Indianapolis Colts wide receiver rolled up to training camp in the back of a two-seater IndyCar driven by American racer and hometown hero Ed Carpenter.

“I want one of these,” Wayne told reporters after hopping out of the high-powered machine. “I don’t know how I’m going to get one, but I enjoyed every single bit of that. That was fun. I’m a guy that likes speed – this is one way to get that speed in me so I enjoyed every bit of it.”

Jul 23

F1 Preview: Hamilton Enters Hungarian GP As The Favorite

Lewis Hamilton has four wins in seven starts at the Hungaroring. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton has four wins in seven starts at the Hungaroring. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton will be aiming to win his third straight Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday and fifth overall as he chases Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg for the championship lead in the last race before the summer break.

Mercedes has won nine of the season’s first 10 races and Rosberg leads the drivers’ standings with 190 points, 14 more than Hamilton. Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull is third with 106 points.

If previous results are anything to go by, Rosberg would not seem to have much of a chance to hold off Hamilton. Rosberg’s last three placings at the winding, slow Hungaroring circuit have been going from bad to worse — ninth, 10th and 19th. Hamilton, meanwhile, won in 2012 and 2013 and was fourth in 2011. He also took the top spot on the podium in Hungary in 2007 and 2009.