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Nov 1

F1: Kvyat Is The Real Deal, Says Toro Rosso Boss

Daniil Kvyat will drive for Scuderia Toro Rosso in 2014. (Photo: Getty Images)

Daniil Kvyat will drive for Scuderia Toro Rosso in 2014. (Photo: Getty Images)

Scuderia Toro Rosso boss Franz Tost is adamant that new signee Daniil Kvyat is the real deal, in the light of his good form in GP3 and F3 this year.

The Russian will start his learning process by driving in FP1 in Austin and Interlagos.

“We will have a test with him next week to get the Super License,” said Tost on Friday. “Afterwards, he will go out on Friday in America and in Sao Paulo, and of course we will have winter time, where he has to do a lot of work with physical training, mental training, then working on the simulator to prepare him as good as possible for the next season.”

Nov 1

MotoGP: Pol Espargaro – 2013 Moto2 World Champion

Pol Espargaro celebrates after winning the Moto2 title in Japan. (Photo: Getty Images)

Pol Espargaro celebrates after winning the Moto2 title in Japan. (Photo: Getty Images)

Pol Espargaro’s 2013 success signals his first title win in the World Championship. The 22-year-old Spaniard becomes the fourth Moto2 World Champion and the 107th different rider to win a title in the history of the World Championship.

The younger brother of MotoGP racer Aleix Espargaro made his World Championship debut as a wildcard in 2006, at the Circuit de Barcelona Catalunya situated barely ten minutes’ drive from his Granollers home. From 27th on the grid, Pol would finish that 125 race in 13th position to become the youngest ever rider to score points in the World Championship, barely one week after his 15th birthday.

Nov 1

F1: Frustrated Raikkonen Threatens Lotus Walk-Out

Kimi Raikkonen says he has not been paid by Lotus. (Photo: Getty Images)

Kimi Raikkonen says he has not been paid by Lotus. (Photo: Getty Images)

Kimi Raikkonen say he only came to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix because he believes that he’s come to an “understanding” with the Lotus team on his unpaid salary – but made it clear that he could yet not complete the season.

Not for the first time Raikkonen failed to show up at the track on Thursday, leaving his arrival until the last minute amid speculation that he would boycott the race. Today he also said that he had not been paid all season.

Nov 1

Breaking The Law: Bolian And Crew Go From NYC To Cali In Under 29 Hours

Ed Bolian (center), his co-driver Dave Black (right) and support passenger Dan Huang (left) traveled from New York City to California in 28 hours and 50 minutes. (Photo: Edbolian.com)

Ed Bolian (center), his co-driver Dave Black (right) and support passenger Dan Huang (left) traveled from New York City to California in 28 hours and 50 minutes. (Photo: Edbolian.com)

Ed Bolian and his two friends have shattered the record time for a New York City to California road trip, evading police and traffic to make the 2,800-mile trek in under 29 hours.

“I’ve wanted to break the record since I was 18 years old,” Bolian told Jalopnik.com. “This was always to me sort of the holy grail of American automotive culture.”

The 27-year-old Lamborghini sales director from Georgia was joined by co-driver Dave Black and support passenger Dan Huang.

Nov 1

F1: Four-Time Champion Vettel Moves Ahead In Second Abu Dhabi Practice

Four-time World Champion Sebastian Vettel led Friday's second practice session at Yas Marina. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sebastian Vettel drives during the second practice session at Yas Marina Circuit. (Photo: Getty Images)

Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel posted the fastest time in the second practice session of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Friday.

In cooler evening temperatures, the German clocked a best lap of 1 minute, 41.335 seconds to finish .155 ahead of Red Bull teammate Mark Webber and .355 clear of Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton.

Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen was fourth quickest after narrowly avoiding a crash.