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Jul 22

D’Ambrosio becomes 17th driver to confirm ride for inaugural Formula E season

D'Ambrosio competed in 20 races in Formula 1 from 2011-2012, with a best finish of 13th for Lotus when replacing Grosjean at the 2012 Italian GP. (Photo: FIAFormulaE.com)

D’Ambrosio competed in 20 races in Formula 1 from 2011-2012, with a best finish of 13th for Lotus when replacing Grosjean at the 2012 Italian GP. (Photo: FIAFormulaE.com)

Jerome d’Ambrosio will team with Dragon Racing to compete in the inaugural FIA Formula E series this Fall.

The 28-year-old Belgian will be teammates with IndyCar driver Mike Conway for the 10 races that will make up the 2014-2015 season.

Jul 22

F1: Susie Wolff admits 2015 Williams seat ‘not realistic’

Hockenheimring, Hockenheim, Germany. Friday 18 July 2014. Susie Wolff, Development Driver, Williams F1. World Copyright: Glenn Dunbar/LAT Photographic. ref: Digital Image _89P5517

Susie Wolff, development driver for Williams F1, aims to become the first female driver to secure a ride in Formula 1 for more than two decades. (Photo: Glenn Dunbar/LAT Photographic)

Susie Wolff admits expecting to land a race seat for 2015 is “not realistic.”

After breaking down at Silverstone two weeks ago, the 31-year-old Scot enjoyed a bit more track time ahead of the German Grand Prix on Friday at the wheel of Valtteri Bottas’ Williams.

Even she does not deny the PR factor in her two race weekend appearances this year, nor the fact that her husband – Williams co-owner and Mercedes chief Toto Wolff – has helped her on her way.

Jul 21

F1: Massa Has ‘No Fear’ Of Rising Star Bottas

Valtteri Bottas (right) has carried the Williams F1 Team banner so far in 2014. (Photo: Getty Images)

Valtteri Bottas (right) has carried the Williams F1 Team banner so far in 2014. (Photo: Getty Images)

Felipe Massa insists his Formula 1 career is not being put in the shadow by rising star and teammate Valtteri Bottas.

The warring Mercedes duo aside, the undoubted headliner of the last three races has been Bottas, a shy Finn who on Sunday completed a hat-trick of podiums.

Former F1 driver Patrick Tambay told RMC Sport he thinks Bottas, 24, is establishing himself as a “star for the next ten years.”

Jul 21

IndyCar: Toronto Proves To Be No Homecoming For Hinchcliffe

Hometown hero James Hinchcliffe suffered disappointing results in Toronto. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Hometown hero James Hinchcliffe suffered disappointing results in Toronto. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

When the Verizon IndyCar Series arrives at the fourth largest city in North America for its annual street race in Toronto, James Hinchcliffe of nearby Oakville, Ontario is hailed as a conquering hero. His face is displayed on billboards and magazines throughout the city and his Honda commercial runs often on Canadian television.

Unfortunately for the “Mayor of Hinchtown,” he has been able to conquer his hometown race.

In six IndyCar Series races at Toronto, Hinchcliffe has never finished better than eighth. He tied his career-high Toronto finish in Sunday’s first race and had hopes of improving that in Sunday’s second race.

Jul 21

F1: Ecclestone Has No Worries About Russian GP

Bernie Ecclestone is not worried that the Russian GP will be interrupted. (Photo: Getty Images)

Bernie Ecclestone is not worried that the Russian GP will be interrupted. (Photo: Getty Images)

Bernie Ecclestone says he has no concerns about the Russian GP in the light of the MH17 tragedy.

While Ecclestone and the FIA have always insisted that motor sport is not affected by politics, it seems inevitable that in the coming weeks the international spotlight will fall upon the Sochi race and any other high-profile events scheduled to take place in Russia.