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Dec 23

F1: Lotus Believes Majority F1 Teams Are Struggling Financially

F1: Lotus Believes Majority F1 Teams Are Struggling Financially

Romain Grosjean of France and Lotus drives during practice for the Brazilian F1 GP 2013. (Photo: Getty Images)

Gerard Lopez, the owner of the Lotus outfit, believes the vast majority of the teams in formula one are struggling financially.

Lotus’ problems have had a high profile in 2013, as the Enstone based team thrived with a competitive car but tackled rumours it was struggling to pay its drivers, employees and suppliers.

Dec 23

F1: Kimi Will Get First Run In 2014 Ferrari — Not Alonso

F1: Kimi Will Get First Run In 2014 Ferrari — Not Alonso

Kimi Raikkonen of Finland and Ferrari. (Photo: Getty Images)

Kimi Raikkonen, not the Ferrari incumbent Fernando Alonso, will get the first on-track taste of the Italian team’s 2014 car.

That is the claim of Italian media sources including La Gazzetta dello Sport, reporting that Finn Raikkonen will debut the new red single seater on the first two test days at Jerez in late January.

Dec 23

MotoGP: A Look Back — Champions 10 Years Ago And Now

Marc Marquez, then and now. (Photo: MotoGP.com)

Marc Marquez, then and now. (Photo: MotoGP.com)

Christmas time is often the period when family photo albums are opened to re-live some special past moments. Well, the same happens at motogp.com HQ, where we found a couple of very similar pictures from two of our current World Champions.

Pol Espargaro took his first title this year in the Moto2 class, whilst Marc Marquez made it three, adding the premier-class crown to his 125cc and Moto2 titles from years before. Yet looking back to 2004 it would have been tough to predict the future success of the pair, as they squared up in the national Catalunya 125cc Championship, as pictured.

Pol Espargaro, then and now. (Photo: MotoGP.com)

Pol Espargaro, then and now. (Photo: MotoGP.com)

In that year it was Espargaro who took the title, with Marquez finishing second, with Marquez repaying the favour in the 2012 Moto2 championship.

To find out more about both Marquez’s and Espargaro’s careers and results, check out their profiles on Motogp.com.

Dec 22

IndyCar: Power Discusses Christmas Time In Toowoomba, Australia

Team Penske’s Will Power plopped down next to a cozy fire to discuss how folks in his hometown of Toowoomba, Australia celebrate Christmas.

With a completely serious face, Power touched on several Australian stereotypes such as riding kangaroos – specifically his six-foot kangaroo friend named Steve – and “throwing shrimps and snags on that barbie.”

Dec 22

F1: Ecclestone Wants More Double Points Races

Bernie Ecclestone wants to extend the double points rule to the final three races. (Photo: Getty Images)

Bernie Ecclestone wants to extend the double points rule to the final three races. (Photo: Getty Images)

The days of the highly controversial new double points rule for the season finale appear numbered.

Many fans and drivers have made clear they are not happy with the change, designed to keep the title alive right to the end by offering twice as many points in Abu Dhabi next November.