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Dec 24

F1: Mercedes Rules Out F1 Cooperation With Renault

Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes in action during the Indian Formula One Grand Prix at Buddh International Circuit. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes is seen in action during the 2013 Indian Grand Prix at Buddh International Circuit. (Photo: Getty Images)

Mercedes has ruled out cooperating with Renault in the development of its all-new turbo V6 engines for Formula One.

On the road-car side, however, Mercedes and Renault-Nissan do cooperate, and it is expected the alliance will only be expanded further in the months to come.

Dec 23

SportsCars: Porsche Confirms 2014 TUSC Driver Lineup

The two-car Porsche 911 RSR effort, to be run under the Porsche North America banner, will see Nick Tandy and Richard Lietz share the wheel of the No. 911 entry, with Patrick Long and new addition Michael Christensen at the helm of the No. 912 car for the entire 11-round championship in the GT Le Mans class. (Photo: John Dagys)

The two-car Porsche 911 RSR effort, to be run under the Porsche North America banner, will see Nick Tandy and Richard Lietz share the wheel of the No. 911 entry, with Patrick Long and new addition Michael Christensen at the helm of the No. 912 car for the entire 11-round championship in the GT Le Mans class. (Photo: John Dagys)

Porsche announced Monday its lineup of works drivers for next year’s factory assault on the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.

The two-car Porsche 911 RSR effort, to be run under the Porsche North America banner, will see Nick Tandy and Richard Lietz share the wheel of the No. 911 entry, with Patrick Long and new addition Michael Christensen at the helm of the No. 912 car for the entire 11-round championship in the GT Le Mans class.

Dec 23

F1: Kovalainen Still Facing An Uncertain Future

F1: Kovalainen Still Facing An Uncertain Future

Heikki Kovalainen of Finland speaks during a news conference at The Buddh International Circuit 2013. (Photo: Getty Images)

Heikki Kovalainen expects to eat his Christmas lunch without knowing if he has a formula one seat for 2014.

Throughout this year, the experienced Finn has been considered a favourite to return to the grid next season with Caterham.

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.