The 26-year-old Aleshin got his first seat time in an Indy car this week when he tested at Sebring International Raceway. He then put together a deal to be teammates next season with Simon Pagenaud.IndyCar, Mikhail Aleshin, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, Simon Pagenaud
Sebastian Vettel won Formula 1′s season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday, matching Michael Schumacher’s record of 13 victories in a year and equaling the nine consecutive wins of Alberto Ascari.
Vettel, who had already wrapped up a fourth straight F1 title, was overtaken by Nico Rosberg of Mercedes at the start but regained the lead on the second lap and cruised to his second victory in Brazil, and 39th of his career. He crossed the line 10.4 seconds in front of Webber.Brazilian GP, Fernando Alonso, Formula 1, Interlagos, Mark Webber, Sebastian Vettel
Pastor Maldonado’s manager Nicolas Todt says that he expects to have an answer about the Venezuelan’s future soon.
Maldonado has been linked with Lotus for weeks, but he is also in the frame at Sauber, with some paddock sources convinced that the Swiss team is now his most likely destination. However, Todt would not confirm that it’s a straight choice between those teams.Brazilian GP, Formula 1, Lotus, Pastor Maldonado, Sauber
Veteran driver manager Julian Jakobi is now working with Sergio Perez in an effort to find the Mexican a 2014 Formula 1 seat.
Perez is increasingly being linked with a possible future at Force India.
Jakobi was at Interlagos on Friday, although he left for other business in Rio on Saturday. Speaking to FOXSports.com, he would only say: “Checo is getting advice from us,” stopping short of confirming that it would lead to a formal managerial arrangement.Ayrton Senna, Brazilian GP, Formula 1, Sergio Perez
Mark Webber will start his final Grand Prix in Brazil from fourth on the grid after struggling to get the best out of his intermediate tires on a drying track in Q3.
Meanwhile Webber is playing down the emotional resonance of his last Formula 1 weekend.
“The drivers’ briefing was interesting,” he said. “Just because the guys gave me a very good reception, and I had a little chat with them. Obviously your colleagues, they’re the ones that you work so hard to compete against over 17 years, and that means a lot to you, so that was quite touching.Brazilian GP, Formula 1, Interlagos, Mark Webber