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Mar 1

F1: Massa On Top As Pace Heats Up In Bahrain

Felipe Massa seen during day three of Formula One Winter Testing at the Bahrain International Circuit

Felipe Massa seen during day three of Formula One Winter Testing at the Bahrain International Circuit. (Photo: Getty Images)

Felipe Massa topped the times for Williams as teams began to edge towards running in full qualifying specification in Bahrain today.

The Brazilian recorded the fastest lap of the winter thus far, bettering the mark set by Nico Rosberg last week, albeit by the slender margin of 0.025s.

Mar 1

MotoGP: Hayden, Aoyama Sign Off From Scorching Sepang

Nicky Hayden of the Drive M7 Aspar team tests in Sepang. (Photo: MotoGP)

Nicky Hayden of the Drive M7 Aspar team tests in Sepang. (Photo: MotoGP)

Nicky Hayden and Hiroshi Aoyama posted their best times of the second Sepang test on final day of the Malaysian visit.

The DRIVE M7 Aspar teammates both picked up their pace on the final day, the Japanese rider clocking his best time of the entire six days in February at Sepang (2:02.070), although the American was unable to match his fastest effort from the first visit, when the conditions were more favorable.

Mar 1

F1: Jenson Button Upbeat Despite Gearbox Problems

Jenson Button pilots the McLaren MP4-29 Mercedes. (Photo: Andrew Ferraro/LAT Photographic)

Jenson Button pilots the McLaren MP4-29 Mercedes. (Photo: Andrew Ferraro/LAT Photographic)

Despite a rare reliability glitch with the new McLaren, Jenson Button was encouraged by the form of the car in Bahrain on Friday.

McLaren has been near the top of the mileage charts all winter, but on Friday, Button ran only 49 laps after the car required some gearbox work.

Mar 1

F1: Petrov Moves To DTM With Mercedes

Former F1 driver Vitaly Petrov will race in the DTM for Mercedes. (Photo: Courtesy of Mercedes)

Former F1 driver Vitaly Petrov will race in the DTM for Mercedes. (Photo: Courtesy of Mercedes)

The Mercedes team has confirmed Vitaly Petrov will race in the DTM for the 2014 season.

Petrov last raced in F1 with Caterham in 2012, but has been unable to find a way back in. He did promotional driving for Mercedes in Moscow last year, and had his first test in Portimao last month.

Feb 28

IndyCar: Panther Racing Sues Series, Rahal Over Sponsorship

National Guard sponsored Panther Racing in 2013. (Photo: Getty Images)

National Guard sponsored Panther Racing in 2013. (Photo: Getty Images)

Panther Racing has sued Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, IndyCar and others, saying it lost a $17.2 million sponsorship with the Army National Guard because of bid-rigging and other improprieties.

The lawsuit filed Feb. 19 in Marion County Court in Indianapolis follows a ruling earlier this year by the U.S. Government Accountability Office. The GAO denied Panther’s appeal of moving the Army National Guard sponsorship to Graham Rahal’s car for the upcoming IndyCar season.