May 7

Stewart, Prost moved from front of Senna’s coffin

Formula One pilots Emerson Fittipaldi (L) an Christian Fittipaldi (3rd-L) of Brazil, Alain Prost of France (2nd-L), Gerhard Berger of Austria (R) and Jackie Stewart of Scotland (2nd-R) carry the casket of their colleague Ayrton Senna, on May 05, 1994, during his funeral in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Senna died from injuries suffered after a high-speed crash in the San Marino Grand Prix on May 01.        (Photo credit should read JULIO PEREIRA/AFP/GettyImages)

(L-R) Formula One pilots Emerson Fittipaldi, Alain Prost, Christian Fittipaldi, Jackie Stewart and Gerhard Berger carry Senna’s casket on May 05, 1994. (Photo: Julio Pereia/Getty Images)

The configuration of the pallbearers at Ayrton Senna’s fabled funeral was changed at the last minute, the F1 legend’s former personal assistant has revealed.

Betise Assumpcao told Brazil’s Agencia Estado that when she arrived for the 1994 funeral, she discovered that Jackie Stewart and Alain Prost were scheduled to be the lead pallbearers.

May 7

TUDOR: DeltaWing team pleased with speed and fuel mileage at Monterey

(Photo: Michael Levitt/LAT Photographic)

Katherinne Legge and Andy Meyrick were able to drive the DeltaWing from the back of the grid and into the top 10 during Sunday’s race at Monterey, but then retired due to transmission issues. (Photo: Michael Levitt/LAT Photographic)

Sunday’s race in Monterey may have only lasted 66 laps for the DeltaWing, but the team is looking at the positives from the day.

Despite retiring from the 2-hour TUDOR Championship race with transmission issues, the DeltaWing team was able to display impressive straight-line speed and fuel mileage.

May 7

F1: Azerbaijan denies Russian GP replacement reports

A general view of the track and pit lane under construction in preparation for the Russian Formula One Grand Prix scheduled to be held on October 12th later this year at the Sochi Olympic Park Circuit, on February 24, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by John Berry/Getty Images)

A general view of the Sochi circuit taken in February, 2014 with its inaugural F1 race scheduled to be held in October. (Photo: John Berry/Getty Images)

Azerbaijan on Wednesday denied reports it could step in to replace this year’s endangered Russian Grand Prix.

Earlier, Germany’s Welt newspaper said the oil-rich former Soviet state was ready to step in, should the escalating Crimean crisis force the cancellation of the scheduled inaugural Russian Grand Prix later this year.

May 7

MotoGP: Arm pump surgery for Bradl

Bradl has successfully undergone arm surgery and will look to continue his successful MotoGP season in two weeks at Le Mans. (Photo courtesy LCR Honda)

Bradl has successfully undergone arm surgery and will look to defend his sixth place in the MotoGP points in two weeks at Le Mans. (Photo courtesy LCR Honda)

Stefan Bradl has become the second MotoGP™ rider this week to undergo surgery for arm pump. The LCR Honda MotoGP pilot underwent the operation in Germany, having begun to be affected during the Spanish Grand Prix.