Ecclestone wants to move the race to earlier in the season – in effect freeing up a slot for the Russian GP – but has agreed with promoter Jaypee that it would make no sense to have two races in six months.Bernie Ecclestone, Formula 1, Indian GP
Feld Motor Sports® announced the schedule for the 2014 AMSOIL Arenacross, featuring Ricky Carmichael’s Road to Supercross. The 2014 AMSOIL Arenacross season kicks off on Friday, January 3, with two nights of racing from Worcester, Mass., and the DCU Center. From there, the championship travels throughout the country, across 11 additional states before crowning a 2014 champion. Tickets will be available to the general public on Friday, August 9. Cross Club® Members, Inside Dirt Subscribers and past AMSOIL Arenacross ticket purchasers will be able to capitalize on an exclusive opportunity to purchase tickets starting Tuesday, July 30. For more information and to become a Cross Club member for free, visit http://www.arenacross.com/CrossClub/.
The 2014 AMSOIL Arenacross season is highlighted by visits to every time zone in the U.S., from the shores of Massachusetts to the golden state of California. In addition to familiar stops like Baltimore and Tulsa, Okla., the championship will also make its first visits to cities like Nampa, Idaho, and Hidalgo, Texas, as well as some of the country’s most popular tourist destinations like Reno, Nev., Albuquerque, N.M., and Salt Lake City.AMA Motocross, AMSOIL, Motocross, Ricky Carmichael, Supercross
Team boss Christian Horner says that Red Bull has to put together the best possible package when it finally decides on a replacement for Mark Webber.
While he admires Daniel Ricciardo, Horner is clearly keen to have an established top name, while others in the camp are supportive of the Toro Rosso driver.
Horner says that the team is not under pressure to promote a Red Bull protégé, despite Toro Rosso’s obvious role as a training ground.
“I think Daniel considering the equipment at his disposal has done a very good job,” said Horner. “Which is why we were keen to have a look at him at Silverstone, and he acquitted himself very well there – he couldn’t have done any more to be honest.
“I think the situation that we’re in is that we want to run the strongest team. We’re a team that’s won the World Championship the last three years, and we want to make sure that we are in a position to compete and fight for the World Championship in future years.
“There has never been any pressure that we must take a junior driver. It’s a matter of fielding the best team at the end of the day. Of course the junior drivers are under consideration, but there’s not a prerequisite that it has to be a junior driver for next year.
“You always want to put the strongest drivers in the cars that you possibly can. Mark leaves some big shoes to be filled.”Christian Horner, Daniel Ricciardo, F1, Fernando Alonso, Formula 1, Kimi Raikkonen, Red Bull Racing, Sebastian Vettel
While it’s long been assumed that Pirelli will remain as sole supplier in 2014, and has made commercial arrangements with both teams and Bernie Ecclestone, the bottom line is that it has not yet signed a deal with the FIA.
Nor has the FIA issue an official tender for the supply contract, which it would normally be expected to do.
It’s believed that Michelin’s formal interest would trigger a tender, and that the FIA will go through the motions of asking all possible suppliers if they are interested before considering the offers from those who are.F1, Formula 1, Michelin
Sebastian Vettel kept his challenge for a fourth World Championship by claiming third place despite hitting a few problems in Hungary.
After his first pit stop Vettel lost time behind Jenson Button – who was on a different strategy – and he also damaged his front wing in an attempt to get past.Formula 1, Red Bull Racing, Sebastian Vettel