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Jan 4

F1: Ecclestone Backs Ferrari’s Controversial New Driver Pairing

F1: Bernie Ecclestone May Wait Weeks For Court Verdict

F1 Supremo Bernie Ecclestone walks in the paddock before the start of the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Some – even Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo – believe pitting former undisputed ‘number 1′ Fernando Alonso against the team’s 2007 World Champion Kimi Raikkonen is a bold risk.

“But I have been here since the early 70s,” the Italian said recently, “and I know that risk is something you have to live with in Formula 1.”

Ecclestone, Formula 1′s chief executive, usually likes to see the sport’s top drivers spread across the most competitive teams.

But he thinks Alonso versus Raikkonen at Ferrari, Formula 1′s most famous team, will be “fun”.

Jan 3

SportsCars: Action Express Quickest On Friday At Roar

Action Express Racing was quickest on Friday at Daytona International Speedway. (Photo: John Dagys)

Action Express Racing was quickest on Friday at Daytona International Speedway. (Photo: John Dagys)

Action Express Racing topped the time charts in near-frigid opening day of testing at Daytona International Speedway, as TUDOR United SportsCar Championship teams prepare for the season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Christian Fittipaldi pedaled the No. 5 Corvette DP to a quick lap of 1:38.630 in Friday morning’s 1-hour and 45-minute session.

It stood as the quickest time of the day, despite a 1:38.898 lap time recorded by the No. 90 Spirit of Daytona Corvette DP of Richard Westbrook in the afternoon.

Jan 3

Cars: Photo Gallery – Barrett-Jackson Chevrolet Corvettes

The attention to detail on this custom 1962 Corvette is astonishing. The quality of craftsmanship helped it to a sale price of $408,800 at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale two years ago. (Photo: Barrett-Jackson)

The attention to detail on this custom 1962 Corvette is astonishing. The quality of craftsmanship helped it to a sale price of $408,800 at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale two years ago. (Photo: Barrett-Jackson)

Click here to see more photos of Corvettes from past Barrett-Jackson auctions.

Chevrolet Corvettes have been a staple in the automotive world for more than 60 years. Regardless of the generation, Corvettes have always demanded – and received – attention from car aficionados and collectors. When Barrett-Jackson rolls into WestWorld of Scottsdale on Jan. 12, more than one hundred Corvettes will cross the auction block and shine under the bright lights as they transfer from one car collector to the next.

You can watch the action live on FOX’s family of networks beginning Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 7 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 2. In total, there will be 36 hours and six-consecutive days of live, high-definition auction coverage across five channels. For more information, click here.

Jan 3

F1: Fans Honor Injured Schumacher On His 45th Birthday

Young fans of Michael Schumacher hold a banner reading "Happy Birthday Schumi" outside of the Grenoble hospital. (Photo: Getty Images)

Young fans of Michael Schumacher hold a banner reading “Happy Birthday Schumi” outside of the Grenoble hospital. (Photo: Getty Images)

Michael Schumacher’s friends and family took turns by his hospital bed Friday, as fans rallied outside the hospital to support the critically injured Formula 1 great on his 45th birthday.

Schumacher has been in a medically induced coma since Sunday, when he fell while skiing and struck his head on a rock. His manager, Sabine Kehm, said Friday that his condition remains stable but critical.

The German driver and his family typically celebrate Christmas, New Year and his birthday at their ski house in the French resort of Meribel, where the accident happened.