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Apr 14

Ford wins big at Barrett-Jackson celebrating 50th anniversary of Mustang

This 2015 Ford Mustang used in the 'Need For Speed' movie sold for $500K at last weekend's Barrett-Jackson auction. (Photo: Tom Jensen)

This 2013 Ford Mustang used in the new “Need For Speed” movie sold for $300K at last weekend’s Barrett-Jackson auction. (Photo: Tom Jensen)

Last weekend’s 12th annual Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Collector Car Auction was a huge home run on several fronts for Ford Motor Co., which had a strong presence at the South Florida event.

One of the star cars of the show was a totally tricked out 2013 Ford Mustang, which was used in the actual making of the “Need For Speed” movie and is just like the one used in the video game of the same name. The high-performance custom Mustang sold for $300,000 to Dave Flynn of the Flynn Automotive Group in Youngstown, Ohio. All of the proceeds went to benefit the Henry Ford Health System.

Apr 14

Haas still unsure of F1 entry date and engine partner

Gene Haas discusses his plans to enter a team into Formula 1 at the Concord Convention Center in Concord, North Carolina. (Photo: Getty Images)

Gene Haas discusses his plans to enter a team into Formula 1 at the Concord Convention Center in Concord, North Carolina. (Photo: Getty Images)

Gene Haas has spoken at length about his F1 plans for the first time since the FIA granted him an entry.

Haas was accompanied at a press conference by Guenther Steiner, who will be team principal of the Haas Formula organization.

Apr 14

MotoGP: Lorenzo title hopes in meltdown

Jorge Lorenzo had to serve a penalty during the MotoGP Grand Prix of Americas after jumping the start. (Photo: Mirco Lazzari/Getty Images)

Jorge Lorenzo finished 10th after serving a ride-through penalty during the MotoGP Grand Prix of Americas for jumping the start. (Photo: Mirco Lazzari/Getty Images)

With his MotoGP championship bid in meltdown after just two races, Jorge Lorenzo has hit back at critics who claim that “mental disintegration” is central to his problems.

And that’s before he faces the question of whether he can regroup and match the flashy and increasingly fast form of his intense rival Marc Marquez.

Apr 14

F1: Mercedes technical director Bell set to leave

Bob Bell's responsibilities will

Bob Bell’s position will not be filled. Instead, his roles will be taken over by Paddy Lowe. (Photo:¬†Steve Etherington/LAT Photographic)

Mercedes has confirmed that its technical director Bob Bell will leave the team in November, having tendered his resignation last December.

His departure will streamline an organization that has looked a little top heavy on the technical side, especially now that the complex transition from the 2013 to 2014 rules has been undertaken, and so successfully.

Apr 14

F1: Ferrari USA boss takes over as Domenicali resigns

Stefano Domenicali has been Ferrari team principal since 1997. (Photo: Getty Images)

Stefano Domenicali has been working with Ferrari since 1991, but says that he takes responsibility for the team’s disappointing start to the 2014 F1 season. (Photo: Getty Images)

Stefano Domenicali has resigned as team principal of Ferrari in the wake of the disappointing start to the team’s 2014 season.

He will be replaced by high-flying Ferrari road car executive Marco Mattiacci, who will be in China next weekend.