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Oct 2

Marko Says Vettel Cheat Claims ‘Nonsense’

Marko Says Vettel Cheat Claims 'Nonsense'

Sebastian Vettel of Germany is a three-time F1 World Champion. (Photo: Getty Images)

Red Bull has slammed reports it is flouting the rules as Sebastian Vettel stamps his dominance on the 2013 season.

After Singapore, former F1 team owner Giancarlo Minardi raised doubts about the German’s RB9, saying its handling and engine tone reminded him of traction control.

“Utter nonsense!” Red Bull’s Helmut Marko told the German newspaper Bild.

Reports have suggested Red Bull might actually be mimicking the banned ‘blown exhaust’ era with a clever engine mapping solution.

Bild said F1′s governing FIA would not comment.

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Oct 2

2014 MotoGP Schedule Announced: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Dropped

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Next year’s MotoGP schedule has been released. (Photo: AFP)

Qatar’s Losail International Circuit will kick off proceedings with the annual evening race before MotoGP heads to Austin, Texas for the second time. Argentina will be on the race schedule for the first time since 1999, with the newly-built Termas de Rio Hondo circuit, whereas Brasilia joins with a September slot. The total number of Grands Prix now increases from 18 to 19.

Oct 2

McLaren F1 Team Sustained Financial Loss In 2012

McLaren F1 Team Sustained Financial Loss In 2012

Jenson Button of Great Britain and McLaren drives during practice for the Singapore Formula One GP. (Photo: Getty Images)

McLaren Racing has reported a loss of £3.1m for the calendar year 2012, having made a profit of £22.3m in 2011.

The team’s newly released annual accounts confirm that overall costs increased and turnover fell in a season that brought six GP victories.

Oct 2

David Ward Says Jean Todt May Have No Opposition

David Ward Says Jean Todt May Have No Opposition

Jean Todt is the current president of the FIA. (Photo: Getty Images)

FIA presidential candidate David Ward says that there may be no official challengers to Jean Todt, as a result of the incumbent locking in support.

In order to be officially nominated, Ward has to receive support from the various regions in the form of at least one vote for a Vice President of Sport on his ticket.

Oct 1

Details For 2014 GP Of Indianapolis, Indy 500

 

The Grand Prix of Indianapolis, the new IndyCar Series event May 8-10, 2014 on the reconfigured Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, will jump-start Month of May activities at IMS and build toward the 98th Indianapolis 500 later in the month.

As released by IMS

Many officials and dignitaries unveiled details about the first IndyCar Series road race at IMS during a media conference Oct. 1 at the Speedway, including Hulman & Company Chief Executive Officer Mark D. Miles, IMS President J. Douglas Boles, Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard, legendary IndyCar Series team owner Roger Penske, 2013 Indianapolis 500 winner Tony Kanaan and IndyCar Series race winner Graham Rahal.

“The Grand Prix of Indianapolis is all about elevating the Month of May, the Indianapolis 500 and the IndyCar Series with more thrilling content for our loyal supporters and new fans,” Miles said. “This will be a very different event than the ‘500’ and will be one of three major weekends of excitement at IMS in May, all leading into the 98th Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 25.”