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Apr 1

Stewards find no problem with controversial IndyCar restart

Marco Andretti's car is towed away after being involved in the restart collision at the 2014 Grand Prix of St. Pete. (Photo: Richard Dole/LAT Photographic)

Marco Andretti’s car is towed away after being involved in the restart collision at the 2014 Grand Prix of St. Pete. (Photo: Richard Dole/LAT Photographic)

Coming to the restart on Lap 82 of the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series season opener at St. Petersburg, Will Power led the field out of the final hairpin to the green flag at a seemingly sluggish pace.

The cars began to accelerate towards the starting line and then all checked up again, resulting in a collision between Jack Hawksworth and Marco Andretti. The question was raised as to whether Power had accelerated and then slowed down again, initiating the carnage. However, after reviewing the replays and telemetry, the stewards could find no fault with Power’s restart.

Mar 31

Michael Schumacher’s wife building medical suite at home

Michael Schumacher and his wife Corrina during the Mercedes GP Petronas Formula One Team presentation at the Mercedes Museum on January 25, 2010 in Stuttgart, Germany. (Photo: Getty Images)

Michael Schumacher and his wife Corinna during the Mercedes GP Petronas Formula 1 Team presentation at the Mercedes Museum in January 2010. (Photo: Getty Images)

Corinna Schumacher, the wife of seven-time Formula 1 World Champion Michael Schumacher, is reportedly building a £10 million ($16.6 million) medical suite at the couple’s home.

Schumacher has been in an artificially induced coma since his skiing accident three months ago. With experts saying it is unlikely he will ever wake up, an Intensive Care Unit is now being built at the couples’ home by Lake Geneva, Switzerland.

Mar 31

Cars: 2014 Tundra honors Lone Star State with 1794 edition

The 2014 Toyota Tundra CrewMax celebrates its Texas connection with the 1794 Edition. (Photo: Toyota)

The 2014 Toyota Tundra CrewMax celebrates its Texas connection with the 1794 Edition. (Photo: Toyota)

Texas looms large in the pickup truck universe, and the domestic big-truck makers each have their own homage to Texas and its history, such as the Ford F-Series King Ranch. Chevy Silverado buyers in the Lone Star State can even get a special Texas Edition package.

Now Toyota, eager to move up in the big leagues of big trucks, has its own top-drawer Tundra model that honors a piece of Texas: the 1794 Edition. Loads of leather, a plethora of features and a mighty dose of Western flair, plus “1794” badging everywhere you look.

Mar 31

Formula 1 notebook: Teams chasing Mercedes heading into Bahrain

Mercedes GP driver Nico Rosberg still leads the Formula 1 points standings after a second place finish at Malaysia. (Photo: Getty Images)

Mercedes GP driver Nico Rosberg still leads the Formula 1 points standings after a second place finish in Malaysia. (Photo: Getty Images)

The 2014 Formula 1 season is now two races old, and we are beginning to get a taste of which teams have performance and which still have some work to do.

Nico Rosberg remains the points leader heading into Bahrain, while Ferrari and Red Bull still have a lot of catching up to do to match Mercedes. Meanwhile, RBR driver Daniel Ricciardo just needs a bit of luck.

Mar 31

McLaren expecting life to be tough until Monaco

The McLaren team placed second and third at the season opener in Australia, but finished farther down the order with a sixth and ninth at Malaysia. (Photo: Getty Images)

The McLaren team retained second in the constructors’ standings despite finishing sixth and ninth at Malaysia. (Photo: Getty Images)

McLaren racing director Eric Boullier says that the team hopes to be in a strong position in Monaco and Montreal, even if it is still struggling with a lack of downforce.

He accepts that the next three races, which feature a lot of high speed corners and put a premium on aero efficiency, are going to be tough.