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Jul 10

F1: Mercedes could lose advantage with ‘FRIC’ ban in Hockenheim

Silverstone, Northamptonshire, England. Sunday 6 July 2014. Nico Rosberg, Mercedes F1 W05 Hybrid, leads Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes F1 W05 Hybrid. World Copyright: Alastair Staley/LAT Photographic. ref: Digital Image _79P4307

The Mercedes F1 cars of Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton lead early on during the 2014 British Grand Prix. (Photo: Alastair Staley/LAT Photographic)

Mercedes may very well be forced to remove its ‘FRIC’ (front-to-rear interconnected) suspension system from its car before next weekend’s German Grand Prix.

With several teams reportedly expected to lodge protests, only an unlikely unanimous vote from the teams may now save the ‘FRIC’ suspensions from being banned before the next race.

Jul 10

IndyCar drivers preview night race at Iowa (VIDEO)

On Saturday night the 2014 Verizon IndyCar series will appear under the lights for the Iowa Corn Indy 300.

Although the track currently ranks as the shortest on the IndyCar circuit, the drivers are quick to point out that they do not let the small size of the oval deceive them, with Tony Kanaan stating that “as far as the sensation of speed, it’s probably the highest one we go to.”

Jul 10

MotoGP silly season: Where the riders stand as contract talks heat up

The MotoGP riders start from the grid during the Moto GP race during the MotoGp of Catalunya - Race at Circuit de Catalunya on June 15, 2014 in Montmelo, Spain. (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

The MotoGP riders ride into Turn 1 during the MotoGP race of Catalunya on June 15, 2014. (Photo: Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

Wednesday’s announcement of Repsol Honda rider Dani Pedrosa to continue with the team alongside Marc Marquez, along with last week’s news of Valentino Rossi extending his contract with Yamaha, has hurt Jorge Lorenzo’s bargaining power when it comes to negotiating terms with Yamaha for an extended contract.

Though it would come as no surprise to see Lorenzo to continue with the Factory Yamaha team, most everything else regarding this winter’s MotoGP silly season is still up in the air.

Jul 9

Germany not Rosberg’s home race, says Hamilton

Nico Rosberg arrives on the grid at the British GP, which was the home race for his teammate Lewis Hamilton. (Photo: Andy Hone/LAT Photographic)

Nico Rosberg arrives on the grid at the British GP, which was the home race for his teammate Lewis Hamilton. (Photo: Andy Hone/LAT Photographic)

Nico Rosberg has hit back at his teammate Lewis Hamilton, after the Briton said next weekend’s German Grand Prix is “not really his home race.”

F1 now heads from Hamilton’s home turf at Silverstone to Hockenheim, where German-born Rosberg might expect similar levels of local support.

Not so, Hamilton told reporters, as Rosberg has a Finnish father and he grew up and still lives in Monaco.

Jul 9

Test drive: 2014 Corvette Stingray convertible – made for summer fun

(Photo courtesy Chevrolet)

The 2014 Corvette was designed from the start to be turned into a convertible. (Photo courtesy Chevrolet)

The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible may look like it’s all about having fun in the sun, but it’s also an expert at crisis management.

No, not the corporate kind that GM is so familiar with these days, and not your mid-life crisis, either. It’s the one where you’re trying to decide whether to buy the convertible sports car you really want or the coupe version you know is going to be a better car.