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Mar 13

12 Hours Of Sebring — Prototype And Prototype Challenge Preview

The field heads into turn 1 at the start at Daytona International Speedway. (Photo: Getty Images)

The field heads into turn 1 at Daytona International Speedway. (Photo: Getty Images)

For the first time in nearly 15 years, the overall winner in this weekend’s 62nd Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring won’t be an Audi, Peugeot or Porsche.

While the launch of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship has resulted in the elimination of the LMP1 class, it has opened up the floodgates for a mix of new manufacturers to make their mark on America’s oldest endurance race.

Chevrolet, Ford, Honda and Nissan are among the engine manufacturers in the new-look Prototype class that will be vying for top honors on Saturday (10 a.m. ET, Live! FOX Sports 1) in what will likely be the most competitive field in more than two decades.

Mar 13

F1: McLaren Reveals Mobil 1 Livery For Australian GP

A look at the black and silver livery McLaren Mercedes will run in the Australian Grand Prix. (Photo: McLaren)

A look at the special livery McLaren Mercedes will run in the Australian Grand Prix. (Photo: McLaren)

McLaren Mercedes has failed to find a title sponsor to replace the departed Vodafone, so this weekend in Australia, the team will run a special Mobil livery to celebrate a 20-year relationship with the American brand.

The team linked up at McLaren’s first race with Mercedes power in Australia in 1995.

Mar 12

F1: Hamilton Plays Down Role As Title Favorite

Lewis Hamilton was all smiles during preseason testing. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton was all smiles during preseason testing. (Photo: Getty Images)

Not surprisingly Lewis Hamilton is keen to play down his role as a favorite for the 2014 Formula 1 title, and he insists that it’s too early to jump to any conclusions.

“We’ve had a good winter, we’ve done everything we could possibly do to be as ready as we are,” he said today. “But we haven’t started the race yet so we don’t know what’s going to happen. We’re just going to keep our heads down and keep focussing on what we’re doing, and not be disturbed or distracted by what other people are doing, and just stay on track.

“It’s always nice to have positive comments, positive feedback, people thinking positively about me, but I don’t remember what it was in the past, and it was irrelevant back then as well. We’ve got a lot of tough drivers out there this weekend, we don’t know whose going to be at the top, we’ve just got to make sure we do everything OK.”

Mar 12

2014 F1 Season — Team By Team Guide

Mercedes is one of only two teams retaining both its 2013 drivers. Photo: Getty Images

Mercedes is one of only two teams retaining its 2013 driver lineup. Photo: Getty Images

Only two teams enter the 2014 season with the same pair of drivers they ran last year, while three outfits – Williams, Toro Rosso and Marussia – have changed engine partners. Those facts alone would make the coming season an intriguing one, but throw in the massive rule changes and there’s plenty of food for thought. Testing showed a clear hierarchy of Mercedes, Ferrari then Renault in terms of the new power units, but it was also apparent that nobody is immune to reliability issues, and that problems in practice and qualifying could prove to be hugely expensive. Here’s our look at how the teams stack up.

Mar 12

12 Hours Of Sebring — GT Le Mans And GT Daytona Preview

Eleven GT Le Mans cars and 27 GT Daytona entries are set to do battle on Saturday, with most picking up where they left off on the high banks of Daytona, following the historic, yet controversial first round of the TUDOR Championship. (Photo: John Dagys)

Eleven GT Le Mans cars and 27 GT Daytona entries are set to do battle on Saturday, with most picking up where they left off on the high banks of Daytona, following the historic, yet controversial first round of the TUDOR Championship.
(Photo: John Dagys)

While having served as the kickoff to the American Le Mans Series season for the last decade-and-a-half, America’s oldest endurance race takes on new heights this year by playing host to the second round of the new TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.

The 62nd Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring (Saturday, 10 a.m. ET, Live! FOX Sports 1), sees new and returning manufacturers, teams and drivers to the famed 3.7-mile Florida airfield circuit, including one of the largest fields of GT machinery for the once-around-the-clock endurance classic.