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Jul 22

Report: Aprilia to return to MotoGP for 2015 season with Bautista

Spanish 250 cc-rider Alvaro Bautista rides past during a free practice session in Assen on June 25, 2009.  The practice was held two days ahead of the Dutch TT Grand Prix.   AFP PHOTO/ANP/ VINCENT JANNINK - Netherlands out - Belgium out (Photo credit should read VINCENT JANNINK/AFP/Getty Images)

Alvaro Bautista competes on his Aprilia during a free practice session in the 250 cc class on June 25, 2009 in Assen. (Photo: Vincent Jannink/AFP/Getty Images)

According to Spanish newspaper Marca, Aprilia are planning to participate in MotoGP next year, as opposed to a previously proposed 2016 arrival date.

With significant technical changes in the premier class coming into effect as of 2016, Marca report that Aprilia want to accelerate their MotoGP project in an attempt to be competitive as soon as possible.

Jul 22

F1: Hamilton to undergo physiotherapy following 30G qualifying crash

Hockenheimring, Hockenheim, Germany. Saturday 19 July 2014. A Marshal attends to Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes F1 W05 Hybrid, after his crash during Q1. World Copyright: Steven Tee/LAT Photographic. ref: Digital Image _X0W5935

A Marshal attends to Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes F1 W05 Hybrid, after his crash during Q1 for the 2014 German GP. (Photo: Steven Tee/LAT Photographic)

Lewis Hamilton is planning a week of physiotherapy following his drive through the field after a hefty qualifying crash at Hockenheim.

Even before the race, the Mercedes driver reportedly had acupuncture, to help with the pain of the 30G smash into the barriers caused by brake failure.

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.”