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Feb 10

IndyCar: James Hinchcliffe Cheers On Team Canada From Afar

Canadian IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe. (Photo: Getty Images)

Canadian IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe. (Photo: Getty Images)

Count James Hinchcliffe among the many Canadians caught up with Winter Olympic fever.

With his home country near the top of the medal table, the three-time IndyCar Series race winner tweeted, “Fully addicted to Olympic action now. #GoCanada”

 

As for his favorite sport to watch, Hinchcliffe chose two sports that are uniquely Canadian.

Feb 10

IndyCar: Team Penske expands partnership with Verizon Wireless

Team Penske shows off their new Verizon Wireless gear following Monday's announcement. (Photo: @PaddockInsider)

Team Penske shows off their new Verizon Wireless gear following Monday’s announcement. (Photo: @PaddockInsider)

Team Penske and Verizon Wireless announced Monday they have increased their partnership both on and off the track.

The multi-year agreement will see expanded use of Verizon’s wireless services across the Penske organization, with the goal of improved communication, as well as additional sponsorship opportunities within the team.

“Verizon has been a terrific partner for Team Penske and we are excited to continue to grow our relationship with them in 2014 and beyond,” said team owner Roger Penske. “Verizon’s technology and marketing activation has meant so much to Team Penske and the sport of IndyCar racing and we look forward to building on this special partnership in the future.”

Feb 10

F1: Renault Makes Progress For Lotus At Jerez ‘Promotional’ Run

The 2014 Lotus E22. (Photo: Courtesy of Lotus F1)

The 2014 Lotus E22. (Photo: Courtesy of Lotus F1)

Renault took advantage of “promotional event” running by Lotus in Jerez to put some miles on the latest updates introduced since it had problems in the group test at the same venue.

Lotus had two 100kms days available under the FIA sporting regulations, although the first on Friday was wasted when the E22 did only one lap. However, the maximum mileage was achieved on Saturday.

Feb 10

F1: Horner Downplays Red Bull’s RB10 Problems

Daniel Ricciardo and Red Bull encountered problems at Jerez winter testing.(Photo: LAT Photographic)

Daniel Ricciardo and Red Bull encountered problems at Jerez winter testing.(Photo: LAT Photographic)

Christian Horner has downplayed the problems suffered by Red Bull at the recent Jerez test as the team tries to make up for lost time.

The new RB10 completed just 21 laps, due to a combination of Renault and car issues, leaving Adrian Newey and his men with a lot of catching up to do.

Feb 10

SX: Chad Reed Confirms Injuries After San Diego Crash — Update

Chad Reed leaving initial hospital visit after San Diego crash. (Courtesy: Chad Reed - Instagram.com/crtwotwo)

Chad Reed leaving initial hospital visit after San Diego crash. (Courtesy: Chad Reed – Instagram.com/crtwotwo)

As reported Saturday night, No. 22 Chad Reed went down hard after making contact with Ken Roczen’s bike during the final lap of the San Diego race.

Since the incident, Reed updated the extent of his injuries through his social media accounts.