Nov 22

F1: Ecclestone Names Horner As His ‘Ideal’ Replacement

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner (center) and Formula 1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone (left) talk to soccer superstar David Beckham (right) prior to the Singapore Grand Prix on September 22, 2013. (Photo: Getty Images)

Red Bull team principal (center) and chief executive (left) talk to soccer superstar David Beckham (right) prior to the Singapore Grand Prix on Sept. 22, 2013. (Photo: Getty Images)

Bernie Ecclestone believes Red Bull team principal Christian Horner would be the “ideal” person to succeed him as Formula 1 chief executive.

Ecclestone, 83, has been in charge of F1 for 40 years and enjoys a close friendship with Horner, who has overseen Red Bull winning the constructors’ and drivers’ titles in the last four seasons.

“Christian would be ideal,” Ecclestone told British media at the Brazilian Grand Prix in Sao Paulo. “I would be happy to hold his hand. We could have a transitional period. It needs someone who knows the sport.

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Nov 22

MotoGP: Rossi Ready To Rally In Monza

Valentino Rossi powers a Ford Fiesta RS WRC in the 2013 Monza RallyShow. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

powers a Ford Fiesta RS WRC in the 2013 . (Photo: Dorna Communications)

Valentino Rossi will be busy this weekend, participating in the 2013 Monza RallyShow, competing with rivals such as and .

The season may be over but the action continues for the riders, who keep themselves tuned and fit with an array of activities – many of them motor sport focused.

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Nov 22

Cars: 2014 Chevrolet Stingray Delivers True Supercar Performance

The all-new, seventh-generation 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. (Photo: Chevrolet)

The all-new, seventh-generation 2014 Stingray. (Photo: Chevrolet)

Like many car enthusiasts, I’ve spent much of the year in keen anticipation of the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. I first saw one in the flesh at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Collector-Car Auction in January and it was clear that if nothing else, Chevrolet had a winning design to the new, seventh-generation Corvette, or , as it’s known.

Still, until you get behind the wheel, you don’t really know for sure whether that beauty goes beyond skin deep. I’m happy to report that in the case of the new Corvette, the beauty goes way, way beyond skin deep. In fact, Chevrolet has dialed up a true world-class sports car free of qualifiers. No longer does one describe the Corvette by saying, “It’s a great car, but …” It’s simply a great car.

The things people complained in Corvettes past — second-rate interiors, punishing ride, workmanship that was just adequate — those are all gone.

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Nov 22

F1: Rosberg Quickest Again As Rain Continues To Fall At Interlagos

Nico Rosberg drives during practice at the Interlagos racetrack in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo: Getty Images)

drives during practice at the circuit in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo: Getty Images)

Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg was fastest in the second practice for ′s season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix on Friday, edging and his Red Bull teammate on a wet Interlagos track.

Vettel, who has already clinched his fourth straight F1 title, enters the finale with a chance to equal Michael Schumacher’s 13 victories in a year and match the record of nine consecutive wins by Alberto Ascari in the 1952 and 1953 seasons.

Rosberg timed 1 minute, 27.306 seconds in the afternoon session at the 4.3-kilometer (2.6-mile) track in Sao Paulo, .225 ahead of Vettel and .286 in front of Webber, who is competing in his last F1 race at the .

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Nov 22

F1: Johnnie Walker Releases Video Of Glass McLaren Car

Johnny Walker – a partner of the Vodafone Mercedes F1 Team – has released a 90-second film showing a race car made out of 1,750 whiskey glasses to help boost its Join The Pact campaign.

The short ad was inspired by the fragility of glass, beautiful and powerful, yet so easily shattered. It features a stunning CGI model of a McLaren F1 car and a breathtaking crash scene at 300 frames per second.

“Staying in control is what matters in racing,” said two-time F1 World Champion Mika Hakkinen. “Split second decisions are the difference between finishing first and finishing last — or not finishing at all.

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