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May 13

Dempsey Racing set to return to 24 Hours of Le Mans

The Dempsey Del Piero-Proton Porsche of Patrick Dempsey, Patrick Long and Joe Foster drives during the Le Mans 24 Hour race at the Circuit de la Sarthe on June 22, 2013 in Le Mans, France. (Photo: Getty Images)

The Dempsey Del Piero-Proton Porsche of Patrick Dempsey, Patrick Long and Joe Foster drives during the Le Mans 24 Hour race at the Circuit de la Sarthe on June 22, 2013. (Photo: Getty Images)

For the second straight year, Patrick Dempsey, Joe Foster and Patrick Long will be behind the wheel of the No. 77 Dempsey Racing-Proton Porsche 911 RSR in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The all-American trio led the GTE-AM class in the 2013, and came close to finishing on the class podium, crossing the line in fourth place.

May 13

F1: Max Chilton, Marussia fastest in Monday test

Max Chilton drives during last weekend's Spanish GP en route to a 19th place finish. (Photo: Getty Images)

Max Chilton drives during last weekend’s Spanish GP en route to a 19th place finish. (Photo: Getty Images)

Rain meant that F1 testing action got off to a slow start in Barcelona today, and once the track had dried out in the afternoon there was a surprise as Max Chilton set the fastest time of the day for Marussia.

The Briton was trying the supersoft tire – which will be used in Monaco – in qualifying trim, while rivals had very different objectives. Nevertheless it was a nice confidence boost for a team that has outpaced rivals Caterham recently.

May 13

F1: Vettel still aiming to fight Mercedes

Sebastian Vettel straps his helmet on in preparation for the Spanish GP. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sebastian Vettel straps his helmet on in preparation for the Spanish GP. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sebastian Vettel hasn’t enjoyed a great start to 2014, but in Spain there were clear signs that he’s finally coming to terms with the RB10.

After a gearbox problem and grid penalty relegated him to 15th on the grid, he used a three-stop strategy to jump up to fourth, setting fastest lap along the way. He was still 27 seconds behind teammate Daniel Ricciardo, but he lost much of that in traffic in the early laps.

May 13

F1: McLaren can still make progress, says Boullier

(L-R) McLaren team Racing Director Eric Boullier and driver Jenson Button, seen here during testing in Bahrain. (Photo: Glenn Dunbar/LAT Photographic)

(L-R) McLaren racing director Eric Boullier and driver Jenson Button, seen here during preseason testing in Bahrain. (Photo: Glenn Dunbar/LAT Photographic)

McLaren racing director Eric Boullier remains confident that McLaren can still make progress in 2014 – and admits that the Austrian and British events will be a good barometer, following the atypical races in Monaco and Canada.

Although McLaren failed to score in Spain, Boullier says that upgrades brought to the car did work as planned.