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Nov 21

F1: Maldonado now says Williams car sabotage claims ‘wrong’

Pastor Maldonado has retracted earlier statements he made about Williams. (Photo: Getty Images)

Pastor Maldonado has retracted earlier statements he made about Williams. (Photo: Getty Images)

Pastor Maldonado has admitted it was “wrong” to publicly accuse Williams of sabotage.

After a poor qualifying in Austin — the first race since the Venezuelan’s decision to leave the Grove based team was announced — Maldonado said he suspected mechanics had tampered with his tire pressures and temperatures.

Nov 21

SportsCars: Prototype Teams Left With Questions After Airborne Accidents

The final day of TUDOR United SportsCar Championship testing at Daytona ended with the DeltaWing atop the overall time sheets, as the rest of the Prototype and Prototype Challenge cars were sent packing. (Photo: Darren Pierson/DPerceptions)

The final day of TUDOR United SportsCar Championship testing at Daytona ended early. (Photo: Darren Pierson/DPerceptions)

The second and final day of TUDOR United SportsCar Championship testing at Daytona International Speedway ended with the DeltaWing atop the overall time sheets, as the rest of Prototype and Prototype Challenge cars were sent packing after IMSA and Continental Tire’s joint decision to suspend prototype testing on the grounds of safety.

As reported at SportsCar365.com

A number of tire-related incidents on Tuesday, including accidents for both Richard Westbrook and Joao Barbosa that resulted in their Corvette DPs becoming airborne, has prompted teams to question what can and will be done to rectify the issues, with only 67 days until the season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Nov 20

F1: Massa expects emotional Ferrari farewell at home race

Felipe Massa's run with Ferrari will end this weekend at Interlagos. (Photo: Getty Images

Felipe Massa’s run with Ferrari will end this weekend at Interlagos. (Photo: Getty Images

Felipe Massa is heading into his final race for Ferrari on home ground at Interlagos, and the weekend is bound to be full of emotion for the Brazilian.

Intriguingly, when reviewing his Ferrari career he cited Hockenheim 2010 – the day of the infamous ‘Fernando is faster than you’ incident – as the low point, along of course with his accident in Hungary the previous year.

Nov 20

IndyCar: Road-Course Construction Complete For 2014 GP Of Indianapolis

IndyCar: Road Course Construction Completes For 2014 Grand Prix Of Indianapolis

Here is an infographic with some fast facts on the 2014 Grand Prix Of Indianapolis. (Courtesy of Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

A $5-million reconfiguration project to transform the existing Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course for the inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis IndyCar Series race on May 10, 2014 was completed Tuesday, Nov. 19.

Get the full Road Course infographic HERE

The new layout features more speed and hard braking zones to create more passing and competitive racing. Indianapolis 500 veteran and IndyCar Series team owner Sarah Fisher helped to finish the project Tuesday on a two-seater paver.

Nov 20

F1: COTA announces executive changes

Jason Dial has been promoted to the role of CEO at Circuit of The Americas. (Photo: COTA)

Jason Dial has been promoted to the role of CEO at Circuit of The Americas. (Photo: COTA)

Following a carefully planned transition period, Circuit of The Americas has announced that Steve Sexton is departing as its chief executive officer. Jason Dial, company president, will assume the role of CEO.