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Mar 9

F1: New Era ‘Completely Overshadows’ Drivers, Says Alesi

Former F1 driver Jean Alesi is not a fan of the latest changes. (Photo: Getty Images)

Former F1 driver Jean Alesi is not a fan of the latest changes. (Photo: Getty Images)

A week before Formula 1′s brave new era begins in earnest, not everyone is excited.

At the Geneva motor show, former Formula 1 driver Jean Alesi admitted he is no fan of the ‘greener’ era of energy-recovery boosted cars.

“The driver is being completely overshadowed by the new technology,” said the Frenchman. “It is a challenge for the engineer but not the driver. We have entered an era in which only the tools count.

Mar 9

F1: Paddock To Celebrate ‘Popular’ Williams Martini Racing Revival

(Left-right) Drivers Susie Wolff, Valtteri Bottas, Felipe Massa and Felipe Nasr pose with the new Williams Mercedes FW36 during the Williams F1 Team Launch. (Photo: Getty Images)

(Left-right) Drivers Susie Wolff, Valtteri Bottas, Felipe Massa and Felipe Nasr pose with the new Williams Mercedes FW36 during the Williams F1 Team Launch. (Photo: Getty Images)

If Williams is a force in 2014, almost the entire paddock will celebrate the return of a Formula 1 great.

The newly Mercedes-powered team, having once dominated the sport but not won a title since 1997, has looked a dark horse contender for 2014 during preseason testing.

Mar 8

SX: Villopoto Races To Fourth Career Daytona Supercross Victory

Ryan Villopoto. (Photo: Monster Energy Kawasaki)

Ryan Villopoto picked up his third win of the season. (Photo: Monster Energy Kawasaki)

Ryan Villopoto led wire-to-wire Saturday night at Daytona International Speedway to earn his fourth career 450SX Monster Energy Supercross class victory at the famed track.

The three-time defending series champion passed fellow Kawasaki rider Dean Wilson on the opening lap and went on to lead all 20 laps, winning by a margin of 12.632 seconds over Ken Roczen.

Mar 8

SX: Baggett Leads Pro Circuit Kawasaki Podium Sweep In Daytona

Blake Baggett. (Photo: Frank Hoppen)

Blake Baggett. (Photo: Frank Hoppen)

VILLOPOTO WINS FOURTH CAREER DAYTONA SUPERCROSS

Blake Baggett raced to his first 250SX Eastern Regional Supercross victory of the season Saturday night at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona, Fla.

After moving into the lead on Lap 2, Baggett proved to be the dominant rider by leading the remaining 14 laps and winning by a 16.7-second margin.

Mar 8

MotoGP: Bautista Moves Ahead On Day Two Of Qatar Testing

Alvaro Bautista is seen testing at Losail International Circuit in Qatar. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

Alvaro Bautista is seen testing at Losail International Circuit in Qatar. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

GO&FUN Honda Gresini’s Alvaro Bautista led day two of the MotoGP Qatar test, his best time of 1:55.194 putting him 0.314s ahead of his closest rival.

The Spanish rider, who was also on the pace last week in Sepang testing, worked with his team to overcome the front end problems he experienced at the desert circuit in 2013. He completed 55 laps on his Honda RC213V on Saturday and will aim to stay ahead of the pack on Sunday.