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Mar 20

Congratulations flow in for Hildebrand on Indy 500 ride

JR Hildebrand in his National Guard attire during the 2011 IndyCar season. (Photo: Nick Laham/Getty Images)

J.R. Hildebrand in his National Guard attire during the 2011 IndyCar season. (Photo: Nick Laham/Getty Images)

News broke Thursday afternoon that J.R. Hildebrand will compete in the 2014 Indianapolis 500 in the No. 21 car fielded by Ed Carpenter Racing.

Hildebrand has competed against Ed Carpenter on the track before, but now, with the 2009 Indy Lights Championship and the 2011 Indy 500 Rookie of the Year to his name, Hildebrand’s resume has proven strong enough to land him a ride with a solid team again.

Mar 20

No new driver era in F1, says Hamilton

2008 World Champion Lewis Hamilton during the Australian GP weekend. (Photo: Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

2008 World Champion Lewis Hamilton during the Australian GP weekend. (Photo: Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton has baulked at claims that a new guard is sweeping into power in Formula 1.

After the V6 era kicked off in Melbourne, podium debutant Kevin Magnussen was hailed as McLaren’s ‘new Hamilton,’ while fellow rookie Daniil Kvyat stood out as the next Red Bull-fueled talent in the Sebastian Vettel-like mould.

Mar 20

RBR presses on with Ricciardo appeal

Daniel Ricciardo finished second in the opening F1 race of the season, before the FIA disqualified him due to a fuel infraction. (Photo: Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Daniel Ricciardo finished second in the opening F1 race of the season, but was disqualified by the stewards due to a fuel flow violation. (Photo: Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Red Bull Racing has confirmed its intention to press ahead with its appeal against the exclusion of Daniel Ricciardo from the Australian GP.

Sometimes teams go through the motions of appealing in order to buy time on the Sunday night of a GP weekend, and then, on consideration of the facts and the chances of success, decide not to press ahead. Therefore, it’s clear that RBR is confident that it has a good case.

Mar 20

Former F1 drivers express interest in Formula E

Jarno Trulli, Nick Heifeld, Jermoe d'Ambrosio and Sam Bird joined the Formula E Drivers' Club Wednesday. (Photos: Getty Images)

Jarno Trulli, Nick Heifeld, Jermoe d’Ambrosio and Sam Bird joined the Formula E Drivers’ Club Wednesday. (Photos: Getty Images)

Former Formula 1 drivers Jarno Trulli, Jerome d’Ambrosio, Nick Heidfeld, and six-time GP2 race winner Sam Bird, have added their names to the Formula E Drivers’ Club.

In September, when FIA’s new electric racing series kicks off, 20 drivers will take to the Beijing street circuit, with only Lucas di Grassi and Daniel Abt having confirmed rides. However, the ever-growing pool of drivers that the teams will have to choose from continues to boast some impressive names.

Mar 19

MotoGP: A Valentino Rossi Resurgence In Store For 2014 Season?

Seven-time World Champion Valentino Rossi has been in sparkling preseason form. (Photo: Getty Images)

Seven-time World Champion Valentino Rossi has been in sparkling preseason form. (Photo: Getty Images)

Valentino Rossi is aiming to defy the march of time as he embarks on a career-defining 2014 season.

At 35, Rossi begins his 15th campaign in MotoGP in Sunday’s opening race, the Qatar Grand Prix in Doha.

He is fitter and faster than he has been for three years, but will it be enough for Rossi to race on for what will be a remarkable 16th season in MotoGP in 2015?