Alexander Rossi retains his role as a test driver and will also race in GP2, and he’s joined in the reserve role by Dutchman Robin Frijns, who is rebuilding his career with new management after being dropped by Sauber.Caterham, Formula 1, Kamui Kobayashi, Marcus Ericsson
Juan Pablo Montoya is returning to IndyCar racing and at age 38 is determined to prove he can still be a force in open-wheeler racing.
The 2000 Indianapolis 500 champion and ex-Formula 1 driver has joined a new but formidable team, and he’s spent most of the offseason getting acclimated to his new surroundings.
“I do feel like a rookie,” Montoya said this week after IndyCar drivers were given their annual physicals in Indianapolis. “It’s hard to know how well up to speed I am, because I’ve been running by myself.”IndyCar, Juan Pablo Montoya, Penske Racing
Sebastian Vettel insists he is not afraid to go head-to-head with one of Formula 1′s very best drivers, hinting his next move could be to Ferrari.
Red Bull’s reigning World Champion is under contract for the next couple of years, but some continue to question his talent compared to a driver like Fernando Alonso.Fernando Alonso, Formula 1, Kimi Raikkonen, Sebastian Vettel
It’s a dawn of a new era for sports car racing, as the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship kicks off this weekend on the famed Florida high banks for the 52nd annual Rolex 24 at Daytona.
To gear up for the history-making event, FOX Sports SPEED previews the twice-around-the-clock endurance classic with a team-by-team look at the 67 cars that are set to compete in the season-opening round.
First up is a preview of the highly competitive GT Daytona (GTD) class.
TV Schedule (Sat. Jan 25-26):
2pm-4pm ET on FOX
4pm-9pm ET on FOX Sports 2
9pm-7am ET on IMSA.com
7am-3pm ET on FOX Sports 1
GT Daytona (29 Entries)
Flying Lizard Motorsports (Audi R8 LMS): Switching from Porsches to Audis for 2014, the ALMS stalwarts embark on a new challenge but have clearly not lost any speed. Both of the California-based team’s new cars for Seth Neiman, Dion von Moltke, Alessandro Latif and Filipe Albuquerque (No. 35) and Spencer Pumpelly, Nelson Canache, Markus Winkelhock and Tim Pappas (No. 45) should be prime contenders for the win.
Rolex 24, Sports Cars
The 43rd annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Collector Car Auction is officially in the books, and what a show it was: More than 1,400 cars were sold for in excess of $100 million, and when the final sales total is calculated, it is expected to be a new all-time record.
Barrett-Jackson’s new 12,000-seat permanent facility at Westworld was jammed with bidders and spectators all week long and attendance was up sharply as well.
On the auction front, there were several world records set:
• A 1967 Chevrolet Corvette L88 (pictured above), one of only 20 made and the only one that’s red-on-red, sold for $3.85 million with the 10 percent bidder fee on top of the $3.5 million hammer price.
• A 1969 L88 Corvette race car known as “The Rebel” sold for $2.86 million with bidder’s fee. One of the most successful road racers of all time, The Rebel set records that stood for decades.Barrett-Jackson, Cars