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Jun 26

F1: Safety Car Standing Starts Confirmed As Part Of 2015 Rule Changes

Formula 1 will see standing starts after certain safety car periods. (Photo: Getty Images)

Formula 1 will see standing starts after certain safety car periods. (Photo: Getty Images)

The FIA World Motor Sport Council has passed a package of changes for 2015. The most controversial is the move to standing starts after safety car periods, although these will not take place close to the start or finish of the race.

The ban on tire warmers scheduled for 2015 has been abandoned, while there is a cut back on in-season testing, as teams found that the four sessions planned for this year were too expensive and logistically challenging. There will now be two sessions.

The last date at which the sporting and technical regulations can be changed without unanimous agreement has been changed from June 30 to March 1 each year, starting from 2015.

Jun 26

Stolen 1979 Corvette Recovered After 33 Years

This 1979 Chevrolet Corvette was stolen in 1981, and was recovered this year. (Photo: Chevrolet)

This 1979 Chevrolet Corvette was stolen in 1981, and was recovered this year. (Photo: Chevrolet)

It was only two years old when it was stolen, but after 33 years the police have found a Michigan man’s 1979 Chevrolet Corvette nearly 1,000 miles away.

The car’s 71-year-old owner, George Talley, got a call from AAA this past Friday telling him his ‘Vette was in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, WXYZ reports.

Jun 26

F1: Red Bull And Mateschitz Deserve Credit For Austrian GP, Says Horner

Red Bull Racing did not enjoy success on track at the Austrian GP, but excelled when it came to putting on the event. (Photo: Getty Images)

Red Bull Racing did not enjoy success on track at the Austrian GP, but excelled when it came to putting on the event. (Photo: Getty Images)

Last weekend’s Austrain GP proved to be a huge success, and Red Bull Racing’s Christian Horner says his boss Dietrich Matechitz deserves full credit for reviving the event after an 11-year hiatus.

Red Bull bought the former A1 Ring years ago, although it took some time before the track was rebuilt and Bernie Ecclestone agreed to an F1 date.

Jun 26

MotoGP: Espargaro Quickest On Thursday With Record Pace

Aleix Espargaro was quickest in FP2 at TT Assen. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

Aleix Espargaro was quickest in FP2 at TT Assen. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

Aleix Espargaro was quickest rider on track – in record pace – in the second practice run at the Iveco Daily TT Assen for the MotoGP class, in front of Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa.

Espargaro (NGM Forward Racing) produced the fastest ever lap of the current Assen track (1:33.653) towards the end of FP2 on a soft rear tire, the Spaniard beating Casey Stoner’s 2012 lap record (1:33.713). Espargaro had also been second quickest in the morning session.

Jun 25

IndyCar Rescinds Penalties Against Bourdais

Sebastien Bourdais was originally penalized for his involvement in a crash at Texas Motor Speedway. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Sebastien Bourdais was originally penalized for his involvement in a crash at Texas Motor Speedway. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

The IndyCar Series has withdrawn its $10,000 fine and probation against driver Sebastien Bourdais after accusing him of unsafe driving during a race in Texas.

IndyCar said Wednesday it had rescinded the penalties following an internal review. It did not give a reason for the change.