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Feb 1

F1: Ross Brawn Insists That He Has Retired

Former  Mercedes GP Team Principal Ross Brawn. (Photo: Getty Images)

Former Mercedes GP Team Principal Ross Brawn. (Photo: Getty Images)

Ross Brawn said Saturday that he’s retiring from Formula One – and insisted that he was not joking.

Brawn made the comments at a fishing event in Scotland, where he was invited to mark the traditional Feb. 1 opening of season on the River Dee

His comments would seem to put an end to speculation that he could return to the sport with McLaren or Honda.

Feb 1

SX: The Power Rankings – Oakland 450 Class

Ryan Villopoto grabbed a dominant win in Oakland. (Photo: Monster Energy Kawasaki)

Ryan Villopoto grabbed a dominant win in Oakland. (Photo: Monster Energy Kawasaki)

Ryan Villopoto returned to the top step of the podium in Oakland with this season’s most dominant effort. He also returned to the top of the point standings and will be looking to put a stamp on is surge of momentum this weekend. Villopoto’s accomplishments in the Bay Area move him back atop the Power Rankings this week.

Each week, The Power Rankings will recognize the movers and shakers in Monster Energy Supercross.

Feb 1

F1: Mateschitz Blames Renault, Not Team, For Red Bull Crisis

Sebastian Vettel  (Right) of Germany and Red Bull Racing speaks with Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sebastian Vettel (Right) of Germany and Red Bull Racing speaks with Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz. (Photo: Getty Images)

Team owner Dietrich Mateschitz is keeping his calm, despite a nightmarish opening test of 2014 for the reigning world champions Red Bull.

While key Mercedes and Ferrari-powered rivals got up to speed at Jerez with their radical new V6, turbo and energy-recovery-powered cars, Red Bull struggled to run the RB10 with Renault issues and chassis cooling problems, ultimately collecting a meager tally of barely 20 laps for the entire four-day test.

Energy drink magnate and Austrian billionaire Mateschitz, however, sounded calm as he spoke to the Salzburger Nachrichten newspaper.

Feb 1

SX: The Power Rankings – Oakland 250 Class

Jason Anderson has won three of the first four 250SX main events. (Photo: Rockstar Energy Racing)

Jason Anderson has won three of the first four 250SX main events. (Photo: Rockstar Energy Racing)

He has led just six laps all season, but Jason Anderson is the winningest rider in Monster Energy Supercross, in either division. Lady luck has surely been on his side, but Anderson has put himself in a position to win every week and it is why he maintains possession of the Power Rankings lead.

Each week, The Power Rankings will recognize the movers and shakers in Monster Energy Supercross.

Feb 1

F1: Ricciardo Upbeat Despite Testing Issues

Daniel Ricciardo (Left) Red Bull Racing talks with his Team Principal Christian Horner. (Photo: Getty Images)

Daniel Ricciardo (Left) Red Bull Racing talks with his Team Principal Christian Horner. (Photo: Getty Images)

It can’t have been easy for Daniel Ricciardo to maintain his trademark smile over the past week in Jerez, given the problems with the RB10.

Nevertheless despite realising that the upcoming season might not be the one he had hoped for the Aussie remains upbeat about the prospects of his team turning things around.