Nov 4

F1: Frustrated Massa Believes Ferrari Made Mistake With Tire Strategy

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Felipe Massa of Brazil and Ferrari drives during practice for the Abu Dhabi GP. (Photo: Getty Images)

Felipe Massa was left frustrated at the end of the Abu Dhabi GP after Ferrari put him onto medium rather than soft tires, costing him pace and the chance to beat teammate Fernando Alonso.

Massa had run 18 laps from the start on soft tires, and Ferrari made the call to put him on mediums for the final stint despite the fact that there were only 17 laps left to run, the car was lighter, and the temperature had dropped dramatically. Massa eventually finished eighth while Alonso, who stopped 11 laps from home for softs, finished fifth.

Nov 4

F1: Alonso Says Fifth-Place Finish A Result Of Damage Limitation

F1: Alonso Says, Fifth Place Finish Was Result Of Damage Limitation

Ferrari’s Spanish driver Fernando Alonso drives during the qualifying session at the Yas Marina circuit. (Photo: Getty Images)

Fernando Alonso says that fifth place was the best he could have achieved in Abu Dhabi, and the result was good damage limitation given Ferrari’s lack of pace during the weekend.

“I think I did my maximum,” he said on Sunday night. “The car in front was 20 seconds ahead. It’s true that I lost a little bit of time with the traffic, but 20 seconds is a lot of time, but we didn’t have the pace to be in the top four. And top five is the maximum. We have one Mercedes in front, one behind.

Nov 4

MotoGP: Marquez, Lorenzo Will Take Championship Down To The Wire

MotoGP: Marquez And Lorenzo Will Take Championship Down To The Wire

Repsol Honda Team’s Spanish rider Marc Marquez (L) and Yamaha Factory Racing’s Spanish rider Jorge Lorenzo. (Photo: Getty Images)

In Valencia this weekend, MotoGP fans the world over will enjoy a final-race decider for the first time in seven years. On the last occasion of such an occurrence, a Repsol Honda Team rider claimed his first World Championship by beating the previous title winner, who happened to be riding for Yamaha Factory Racing.

The last time was 2006. Honda’s Nicky Hayden, who in the previous round had been taken out of action by rookie teammate Dani Pedrosa, claimed the ultimate honor in the most unbelievable of circumstances as Valentino Rossi made a rare mistake. Seven years on, more drama is certain as Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo go head-to-head at the climax of a magical season. The amazing newcomer up against the hard-charging seasoned campaigner and two-time World Champion.

Nov 4

F1: Rosberg Shows With Another Strong Finish, Video Blog With Nico

F1: Rosberg Shows Another Strong Finish, Video Blog With Nico

Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes GP celebrates on the podium after finishing third during the Abu Dhabi GP. (Photo: Getty Images)

Nico Rosberg secured another spot on the podium with a solid third place in Abu Dhabi, behind the two Red Bulls.

Rosberg ran second initially, but lost out to Weber when he got caught out behind Paul Di Resta, who was ahead after not yet pitting.

Nov 3

F1: Seven In A Row, But Vettel Plays Down The Numbers

Sebastian Vettel drives at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sebastian Vettel drives at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sebastian Vettel lodged another personal landmark with his seventh consecutive win in Abu Dhabi, but as usual, the 2013 World Champion was keen to take the focus off the statistics.

He also pointed out that it wasn’t as routine as it might have looked from the outside.

“The thing is that what people see is seven races,” he said. “People don’t see the challenge it takes every single race to nail it. It’s been exceptional. The fact that we got everything right – smooth pit stops, reliability – all these things need to come together. The numbers are not that important to me, but equally they make me very, very proud.”