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Jun 12

F1: No Room For Alonso At Mercedes, Says Wolff

Lewis Hamilton (left) and Fernando Alonso (right) were teammates in 2007. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton (left) and Fernando Alonso (right) were teammates in 2007. (Photo: Getty Images)

Toto Wolff has dismissed reports suggesting Mercedes could be eyeing a future with Fernando Alonso.

When rumors of the German marque’s flirtation with the obviously frustrated Ferrari driver Alonso first arose recently, team sources immediately reacted by hinting that Nico Rosberg’s contract is in fact on the verge of being extended.

Jun 12

16-Year-Old Matt McMurry Set For History-Making Le Mans Run

Matt McMurray will team with co-drivers Tom Kimber-Smith and Chris Dyson this weekend. (Photo: John Dagys)

Matt McMurray will team with co-drivers Tom Kimber-Smith and Chris Dyson this weekend. (Photo: John Dagys)

History will be made when Matt McMurry straps himself behind the wheel of Greaves Motorsport’s Zytek Z11SN Nissan this weekend.

After three years, 60-plus races and more than 20,000 miles of seat time, the 16-year-old American will reach his long-held childhood dream of becoming the youngest driver to start the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Jun 11

Westbrook Coming To Grips With New Corvette C7.R At Le Mans

Richard Westbrook will team with Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner in the No. 74 Corvette C7.R this weekend at Le Mans. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Richard Westbrook will team with Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner in the No. 74 Corvette C7.R this weekend at Le Mans. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

With a new car and renewed hopes, Richard Westbrook is upbeat about Corvette Racing’s chances in this weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The GM factory driver, who joins Tommy Milner and Oliver Gavin at the wheel of the new Pratt & Miller-built No. 74 Corvette C7.R, is looking to rebound after a disappointing outing in 2013, which saw the previous-generation C6.R struggle against the FIA World Endurance Championship regulars in GTE-Pro.

Jun 11

Loic Duval Ruled Out Of The 24 Hours Of Le Mans After Massive Crash

Loic Duval suffered a massive crash during practice on Wednesday. (Photo: Audi)

Loic Duval suffered a massive crash during practice on Wednesday. (Photo: Audi)

Audi’s Loic Duval has been ruled out of this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans following a heavy accident in practice Wednesday at Circuit de la Sarthe.

Duval, despite escaping serious injuries following the airborne incident at the Porsche Curves, has not been cleared by doctors to race after the accident, which has required a new chassis for the No. 1 Audi Sport Team Joest entry.

Jun 11

IndyCar Hands Down Penalties From Texas Race

Sebastien Bourdais (11) was penalized after the race at Texas Motor Speedway. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Sebastien Bourdais (11) was penalized after the race at Texas Motor Speedway. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Sebastien Bourdais was fined $10,000 and placed on probation for the rest of the season Wednesday for unsafe driving during last weekend’s IndyCar race in Texas.

Bourdais was penalized after saying he thought he had positioned himself to prevent Justin Wilson from passing him on Lap 121. When Wilson tried to make the move, the two cars crashed.