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May 18

F1: McLaren Could Test New Honda Engine In 2014

McLaren team boss Eric Boullier says there is a chance the team could test their new Honda engine before the end of 2014. (Photo: Getty Images)

McLaren team boss Eric Boullier says there is a chance the team could test their new Honda engine before the end of 2014. (Photo: Getty Images)

McLaren could be ready to test a Honda engine before the end of 2014.

That is the claim of team boss Eric Boullier, even though the Frenchman’s immediate task after joining McLaren from Lotus is to win races with Mercedes power.

May 18

Incredible Car Collection Uncovered After 61 Years

A look at Oliver Jordan's historic car collection. (Photo: Vanderbink Auctions)

A look at Oliver Jordan’s historic car collection. (Photo: VanDerBrink Auctions)

A collection of more than 200 historic cars hidden from public view for 61 years will be crossing the auction block in Oklahoma next month.

The cars belonged to Oliver Jordan, who ran a salvage business in the city of Enid from 1945 to 1953, when he locked it up during a zoning dispute that lasted for years.

May 18

IndyCar: Carpenter Wins Indy 500 Pole, Busch Qualifies 12th

Ed Carpenter will lead the field to green in the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Ed Carpenter will lead the field to green in the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Ed Carpenter won the Indianapolis 500 pole for the second straight year, posting a four-lap average of 231.067 mph.

He was the last of the nine fastest qualifiers to hit the track Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He knocked off James Hinchcliffe on the last lap to start first on the May 25 race.

Hinchcliffe starts second a week after his concussion in the Grand Prix of Indianapolis. Will Power joins them on the front row.

May 18

MotoGP: Rossi Celebrates 150th Career Premier Class Podium

Valentino Rossi sprays champagne on the podium after finishing second in the Grand Prix of France. (Photo: Getty Images)

Valentino Rossi sprays champagne on the podium after finishing second in the Grand Prix of France. (Photo: Getty Images)

In his 299th Grand Prix appearance Valentino Rossi led the Le Mans race for several laps and secured his 150th premier-class podium in second place.

Rossi pushed hard from the start of the fifth race of the year, getting into the lead in the early stages from fifth on the grid, capitalizing on a mistake from eventual race winner Marc Marquez.

May 18

F1: Lotus Boss Hits Back After Renault’s Recent Payment Claims

Lotus team boss Gerard Lopez is not happy with engine supplier Renault. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lotus team boss Gerard Lopez is not happy with engine supplier Renault. (Photo: Getty Images)

 

Lotus team owner Gerard Lopez has hit out at Renault after the F1 engine supplier revealed some of its customers are behind in payments.

Although Renault chief Jean-Michel Jalinier’s comments in Barcelona also triggered rumors about the future of Caterham, suspicion also fell on Lotus, who last year were famously late to pay Kimi Raikkonen.