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Dec 5

IndyCar: Catching Up With James Hinchcliffe

IndyCar: Catching Up With James Hinchcliffe

Canadian driver poses with members of the team. (Photo: Getty Images)

It’s been an off-season filled with travel for James Hinchcliffe. Fresh from a career-best season that saw him take his first three IndyCar wins, the Mayor of Hinchtown headed to Europe to celebrate his brother’s birthday, and will head off on a weeklong cruise of the Pacific Ocean on Dec. 7.

In the latest addition of “Catching Up With…” the Andretti Autosport driver talks of his travels, the changes his team will have as it approaches the 2014 season, and why today may be the last time we wish him a Happy Birthday.

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Dec 5

F1: Analyst Believes 2014 Rules Are ‘An Opportunity For Small Teams’

F1: Analyst Believes 2014 Rules Are 'An Opportunity For Small Teams'

A former Grand Prix driver thinks 2014 could be an opportunity for F1′s smaller teams to compete with their powerful rivals. (Photo: Getty Images)

Some believe that with the sweeping rule changes, the teams with the biggest budgets, best resources and longest experience will tower over their smaller competitors even more than in 2013, at the end of a period of relative stability.

But Ivan Capelli, a F1 driver in the ’80s and ’90s turned commentator for Italian television, is not so sure.

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Dec 5

F1: Ferrari Influence Revealed — Able To Veto FIA And Ecclestone Successor

F1: Ferrari Influence Revealed — Able To Veto FIA And Ecclestone Successor

President Luca Cordero di Montezemolo. (Photo: Getty Images)

Ferrari’s political power extends even to the identity of ’s eventual successor.

Amid his legal troubles surrounding the Gerhard Gribkowsky corruption scandal, 83-year-old Ecclestone recently named team boss as his preferred successor.

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Dec 5

Cars: 2015 Ford Mustang — Unveiling Of An American Favorite

Cars: 2015 Ford Mustang — Unveiling Of An American Favorite

Motor Co. reveals the 2015 . (Photo: Courtesy of Motor Co.)

America’s first pony car — the Ford Mustang — is celebrating its 50th birthday with a swoon-worthy new design and plans to go global.

Ford Motor Co. was to reveal the 2015 Mustang Thursday morning at events in New York, Los Angeles, Shanghai, Sydney, Barcelona and its hometown of Dearborn. It goes on sale next fall in North America and will arrive later in Europe and Asia.

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Dec 5

MotoGP: Rossi Gives Candid Post-Season Interview

MotoGP: Valetino Rossi Gives Candid Post-Season Interview

Rider discusses the 2013 season and looks forward to the coming 2014 challenges. (Photo: .com)

Valentino Rossi’s return to Yamaha Factory Racing was big news at the start of 2013. The campaign would yield a single victory at Assen, and the nine-time World Champion now aims for much more next season, although the Italian has been extremely saddened by recent events.

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