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Jul 9

Pirelli tests new low profile tires during Silverstone test

Charles Pic leaves the pits on the much-talked about 18-inch Pirelli tires. (Photo courtesy Adam Cooper)

Charles Pic leaves the pits on the much-talked about 18-inch Pirelli tires. (Photo courtesy Pirelli)

Charles Pic ran 14 laps on the 18 inch tires at the wheel of the current E22. With few adjustments made to accommodate the very different wheel sizes – and the lack of suspension movement provide by the tire – he was well off the normal pace. However, the point of the exercise was mainly to allow the sport’s key players to judge the appearance of the new tires.

Jul 9

Formula E: Buemi quickest again in day three of testing

Sebastien Buemi of e.dams-Renault is one of 16 drivers currently with a confirmed ride for the inaugural FIA Formula E season. (Photo courtesy FIAFormulaE.com)

Sebastien Buemi of e.dams-Renault is one of 16 drivers currently with a confirmed ride for the inaugural FIA Formula E season. (Photo courtesy FIAFormulaE.com)

Former Formula 1 driver Sebastien Buemi returned to the top of the scoring pylons at Donington Park, when he was quickest during FIA Formula E’s third day of testing at the circuit on Wednesday.

The Swiss driver had topped the timing sheets during the opening day of testing last Thursday in his e.dams-Renault, yet admits that the times at this stage don’t tell the full story.

Jul 9

IndyCar: Andretti aims to change luck at site of most recent win

Marco Andretti currently sits seventh in the IndyCar series standings entering Iowa. (Photo: Getty Images)

Marco Andretti currently sits seventh in the IndyCar series standings entering Iowa. (Photo: Getty Images)

MOORESVILLE, North Carolina – On the track, Marco Andretti is driving with fierce desire and determination that has led Andretti Autosport General Manager Kyle Moyer to say it’s the best he’s ever seen Mario Andretti’s grandson race. Unfortunately, mechanical failures, mistakes and plain bad luck has the son of team owner Michael Andretti mired in seventh place in the Verizon IndyCar Series standings.

Perhaps a return to his best racetrack will be enough to save Andretti’s season.

Jul 9

Corinna Schumacher returns to public with encouraging news

during previews to the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit on November 10, 2011 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Corinna Schumacher, seen here with husband Michael at the 2011 Formula 1 race in Abu Dhabi, made her first public appearance in six months earlier this week. (Photo: Getty Images)

Corinna Schumacher has delivered an encouraging message about the progress of her injured husband.

Now out of his long coma, F1 legend Michael Schumacher was transferred from intensive care in Grenoble to a Swiss rehabilitation clinic three weeks ago.

No official updates have been provided since then, but his wife Corinna buoyed hopes this week when she appeared happy and beaming in a series of photos.