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Mar 30

F1: Hamilton, Mercedes Celebrate Perfect Day In Malaysia

Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium in Malaysia. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium in Malaysia. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton put the massive disappointment of his early retirement in Australia behind him with a faultless performance in Malaysia, heading home Nico Rosberg in a Mercedes one-two in the home country of the team’s main sponsor Petronas.

It was also Hamilton’s first ever victory at Sepang.

Mar 30

Cars: 2015 Mustang Gets 700HP Supercharger Kit

Ford claims its new Mustang GT will have roughly 420 horsepower on tap, meaning Whipple’s upgrade adds 280 horses to the tally.  (Photo: Ford)

Ford claims its new Mustang GT will have roughly 420 horsepower on tap, meaning Whipple’s upgrade adds 280 horses to the tally. (Photo: Ford)

The 2015 Ford Mustang is yet to reach showrooms but the people at Whipple Superchargers have already developed a 700-horsepower upgrade for it, according to a leaked press release. This has likely been made possible because the upgrade is designed for the 2015 Mustang GT, whose 5.0-liter V-8 is a carryover from the outgoing model.

The upgrade consists of a 2.9-liter twin-screw supercharger, which is said to have 99 percent volumetric efficiency and is designed to be installed with very little modification to the engine. The upgrade also includes an air-to-water intercooler, high-flow fuel injectors, a high flow intake and exhaust system, and retuning of the ECU.

Mar 30

F1: Vettel Keeps Pressure On Mercedes Duo

Sebastian Vettel drives during the Malaysian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sebastian Vettel drives during the Malaysian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Just a few weeks ago everyone was writing off Sebastian Vettel’s chances of winning a fifth Formula 1 championship in 2014, but his first podium of the year in Malaysia showed that he cannot be counted out yet.

Vettel lost out to Nico Rosberg at the start, but he kept his fellow German in his sights on his way to a reliable third place. It was the first time that he had logged a race distance in the RB10.

Mar 30

MotoGP: Bike Changes Helped Redding Beat Hayden In Debut

Scott Redding finished seventh in the MotoGP season opener at Losail International Circuit. (Photo: Getty Images)

Scott Redding finished seventh in the MotoGP season opener at Losail International Circuit. (Photo: Getty Images)

Scott Redding pulled off a highly impressive MotoGP™ debut in Qatar on Sunday, finishing his first premier class race as the leading Honda RCV1000R representative. It appeared as though earlier setup changes had paid off handsomely.

The Moto2 championship runner-up of 2013 and a title contender all season-long, Redding now joins the premier class with a GO&FUN Honda Gresini open bike. In being a rider of the new RCV1000R customer machine, he is using one of four in the field; the others are piloted by Cardion AB Motoracing’s Karel Abraham plus Drive M7 Aspar riders Hiroshi Aoyama and Nicky Hayden, with the World Champion of 2006 having been the rider Redding has targeted on-track since the preseason.

Mar 30

F1: Ricciardo Hit With Bahrain Grid Penalty

Daniel Ricciardo will drop 10 positions on the Bahrain GP grid. (Photo: Getty Images)

Daniel Ricciardo will drop 10 positions on the Bahrain GP grid. (Photo: Getty Images)

Daniel Ricciardo has received a 10-place grid penalty for the Bahrain Grand Prix as part of the clampdown on unsafe releases from pit stops since last year’s incident at the Nurburgring, when a TV cameraman was injured.

Under a new rule introduced this year, drivers can get both a stop and go penalty in the current race and a grid penalty for the next event.