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May 15

IndyCar: Hinchcliffe cleared to race in Indianapolis

BIRMINGHAM, AL - APRIL 27: James Hinchcliffe of Canada and #27 Andretti Autosport during the Honda Indy Car Grand Prix of Alabama on April 27, 2014 at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama. Ryan Hunter-Reay of #28 Andretti Autosport won his second in a row at the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. (Photo by Michael Chang/Getty Images)

James Hinchcliffe in the No. 27 Andretti Autosport car during the Honda Indy Car Grand Prix of Alabama on April 27, 2014 at Barber Motorsports Park. (Photo: Michael Chang/Getty Images)

James Hinchcliffe was re-evaluated by the INDYCAR Medical Staff Thursday and has been cleared to return to the cockpit of the No. 27 Andretti Autosport Dallara/Honda after he passed a closed concussion test.

Hinchcliffe suffered the head injury when he was hit by the end plate off Justin Wilson’s front wing after it made contact with Simon Pagenaud’s car in last Saturday’s Grand Prix of Indianapolis at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

May 15

MotoGP: Yamaha aims to catch Marquez in Le Mans

Yamaha Factory MotoGP's Italian rider  Valentino Rossi (L), Yamaha Factory Racing's Spanish rider Jorge Lorenzo (C) and Repsol Honda Team's Spanish rider Dani Pedrosa compete in the MotoGP race of the Spanish Grand Prix at the Jerez racetrack in Jerez de la Frontera on May 4, 2014.  AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANO        (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)

Yamaha Factory MotoGP riders Valentino Rossi (L) and Jorge Lorenzo (C) lead Repsol Honda Team rider Dani Pedrosa in Jerez. The Yamaha Factory team has just three podium finishes so far in 2014 to Repsol Honda’s eight. (Photo: Javier Soriano/Getty Images)

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP riders Valentino Rossi heads to Le Mans with spirits high, following a good performance and race in Jerez and with a new chassis incorporated into his YZR-M1 package.

His teammate Jorge Lorenzo heads to Le Mans aiming to return to the podium, having done so only one time so far this season.

May 15

Teams celebrate arrival of Formula E cars at Donington Park

 

Team principals of the ten FIA Formula E teams stand next to the cars in Donington Park on Wednesday, May 14 2014. (Photo courtesy FIAFormulaE.com)

Team principals of the ten FIA Formula E teams stand next to the cars in Donington Park on Wednesday, May 14 2014. (Photo courtesy FIAFormulaE.com)

Ten teams will compete in the inaugural electric-powered FIA Formula E series beginning this Fall, and all ten were on hand at Donington Park, England yesterday for the arrival of the first of the Spark-Renault SRT_01Es.

Being on the leading edge of technology, many of the teams were quick to take to social media to give us a better view of the proceedings and the cars.

May 14

F1: Maldonado puts Lotus fastest in Wednesday test

Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. Wednesday 14 May 2014. Pastor Maldonado, Lotus E22 Renault. World Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic. ref: Digital Image _SBL0173

Pastor Maldonado has had a rough start to the 2014 season, but was fastest during Wednesday’s test at the Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic)

Pastor Maldonado and Lotus set the fastest time on the second and final day of the Barcelona test, but the big story of the day was the appearance of the ‘noise trumpet’ on the back of the Mercedes. Unfortunately it’s a case of back to the drawing board as the ungainly looking device failed to have much of an impact.

After his frustrating race weekend Maldonado used Pirelli’s supersoft tires to set his time and, more importantly, he completed 102 laps and finally had a chance to get to grips with the E22.

May 14

F1: Paddock unimpressed with new Mercedes megaphone

Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. Wednesday 14 May 2014. Nico Rosberg, Mercedes F1 W05 Hybrid. World Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic. ref: Digital Image _SBL1099.JPG

Nico Rosberg testing the Mercedes F1 W05 Hybrid on Tuesday at the Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic)

The new Mercedes GP ‘megaphone’ system was a talking point heading into the Spanish GP weekend, as the team announced that it would be testing the new device in order to improve the ‘sound’ of Formula 1.

However, many in the paddock and on Twitter seemed unimpressed with the look and sound of the new device, including Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg.