Nov 14

F1: Live Updates! Thursday USGP On-Site Coverage

F1: Live Updates! Thursday USGP On-Site Coverage

The race cars eject to formation lap on November 18, 2012 in Austin. (Photo: Getty Images)

Welcome to FOX Sports’ Live Formula One blog from the Circuit of the Americas! We have all the latest commentary from the Thursday driver press conference prior to Sunday’s USGP.


Thursday Notebook: Leaving Sauber For Was Too Risky, Says Hulkenberg

Leaving Sauber For Lotus Was Too Risky, Says Hulkenberg

of Germany and . (Photo: Getty Images)

Nico Hulkenberg says he chose not to drive leave Sauber to drive for Lotus in the final two races because it would have been too much of a risk.

Lotus could not give the German any guarantees for 2014.

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Nov 14

SportsCars: Mazda To Enter Factory P2 Program In TUSC Series

2014 Mazda SKYACTIV-D Prototype Racer

has announced that it will enter next year’s with a two-car factory P2 program utilizing technology. (Photo: Mazda Motorspotrs)

One of the worst kept secrets in the sports car racing paddock was made official Thursday morning, as Mazda announced that it will enter next year’s TUDOR United SportsCar Championship with a two-car factory P2 program utilizing SKYACTIV-D technology.

The Japanese manufacturer, which spent the past season campaigning Mazda6 race cars in the now-defunct GX category, will utilize the same 2.2-liter four-cylinder turbo diesel power plant in the back of Lola-based prototype chassis for the 2014 TUDOR Championship season.

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Nov 13

SportsCars: Ken Block And Gymkhana SIX — Ultimate Gymkhana Grid Course

Need for Speed and present:  Gymkhana SIX:  The Ultimate Gymkhana Grid Course.

Need For Speed’s Racing Advisor Ken Block built the ultimate Gymkhana GRID course — a real-life playground to showcase the sheer speed, fun and exhilarating action of driving. This means all-new obstacles that help raise the difficulty for Block to master in his Ford Fiesta ST RX43 2013 racecar, including maneuvering around a moving wrecking ball and sliding through narrow opening cut into the sides of shipping containers.

Block also added videogame elements from Need for Speed Rivals. Watch as he executes multiple jumps, drifts around Lamborghini Aventadors and evades the videogame-themed Redview County cops on Segways in his own unique style. You can almost smell the burn of the rubber as he tears up this incredible course.

So sit back and enjoy the ride.

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Nov 13

F1: Sergio Perez Announces His Departure From Team McLaren

F1: Sergio Perez Announces His Departure From Team McLaren

of Mexico and attends the drivers parade before the Korean Formula One Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sergio Perez has confirmed his departure from McLaren by issuing a statement via Twitter.

McLaren appears to have copied Ferrari’s choice with Felipe Massa by allowing its driver to announce his exit before any formal statement from the team, as it’s hard to believe that he will have issued it without first consulting the team. Nevertheless the affair had dragged on for longer than it needed to.

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