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Nov 7

F1: German Report Suggests Raikkonen May Regret Ferrari Return

F1: German Report Suggests Raikkonen May Regret Return To Ferrari

Kimi Raikkonen of Finland and Lotus retires from the race on lap one of the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Kimi Raikkonen might already be regretting his impending return to Ferrari, according to a pundit.

The Finn had a particularly bad-tempered weekend in Abu Dhabi, starting with his no-show on Thursday and ending with a rare first-lap crash and rapid return to the airport in flip-flops.

Nov 7

MotoGP: Hayden Talks Title Showdown In Valencia

MotoGP: Nicky Hayden On Title Showdown In Valencia GP

Ducati’s Nicky Hayden (right) of the United States rides through a corner during qualifying. (Photo: Getty Images)

America’s most recent MotoGP World Champion, Nicky Hayden, won the title in 2006 in a tension-filled final race showdown with Valentino Rossi.

Now it is the turn of Jorge Lorenzo and Marc Marquez, both Spaniards and shooting for the crown on home turf in Sunday’s Valencia Grand Prix.

Nov 6

MotoGP: Ready For The Finale – Historic MotoGP Showdowns

MotoGP: Ready For The Finale – Historic MotoGP Showdowns

Repsol Honda Team Spanish rider Marc Marquez . (Photo: Getty Images)

Since the World Championship series was introduced in 1949, there have been 15 occasions on which the premier-class title has been decided at the final race of the year. Each was special in its own way.

1950 – Going to the final race of the year at his home race at Monza, Umberto Masetti – riding a four-cylinder Gilera – had a marginal lead in the championship over Geoff Duke, riding a single-cylinder Norton. Duke won the race, but Masetti did just enough by finishing second to clinch the title by a single point.

Nov 6

F1: Ecclestone Takes The Stand In High-Profile Court Case

F1: Bernie Ecclestone Takes The Stand In High-Profile Court Case

F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone is seen during the 2013 Singapore Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone on Wednesday disputed paying a bribe to ensure he stayed in control of the glamorous motorsport series, and then fabricating the reason to pay a banker.

Under cross-examination at the High Court in London, Ecclestone said he was blackmailed by the banker tasked with selling a significant stake in F1, and paid him off to avoid being reported to the authorities over his tax affairs.