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Renault Issues F1 Quit Threat, Christian Horner Admits Red Bull May Follow

Renault's Cyril Abiteboul has confirmed the French manufacturer is considering withdrawing from Formula One after a difficult start to the 2015 season. Renault currently supplies engines to Red Bull and its sister team Toro Rosso after Caterham dropped out of the sport and Lotus switched to the now dominant Mercedes motor. Daniel Ricciardo was the highest finishing Renault-powered driver during the opening race of the campaign in Australia, with Toro Rosso's Carlos Sainz coming ninth. His team-mate, Max Verstappen, failed to finish during his long-awaited debut, while Daniil Kyvat didn't get off the starting grid. Abiteboul suggests Renault will remove its product from the competition if such troubles risk impacting the brand's name, ...

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Malaysian Formula 1 Grand Prix 2015: Results, Times for Practice and Qualifying

The 2015 Formula One season got off to something of an underwhelming start in Australia as just 11 cars finished the race, but the challenging Sepang circuit at the Malaysian Grand Prix typically conjures a more exciting occasion and preparations for the showpiece begin in earnest during the practice and qualifying sessions. Lewis Hamilton coasted to victory in his Mercedes last time out—another far from exciting spectacle for onlookers—keeping team-mate Nico Rosberg at arm’s length throughout. The Brit dominated this event last year too, taking pole position and the race win, but the German will be desperate to reel the reigning champion in with a strong display. Fernando Alonso will also make his second debut for McLaren...

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Why Tatiana Calderon Will Emulate Lella Lombardi and Score Points in F1

It was what we all had long suspected but never had confirmed until the Australian Grand Prix weekend. When Valtteri Bottas, Williams' lead driver, was ruled out of the opening race of the 2015 Formula One season with a back injury, the team's worst-case scenario was exposed. With Bottas' participation in the Malaysian Grand Prix still unclear as F1 left Albert Park, it was uncertain just who Williams would pick to partner with Felipe Massa if the Finn failed to recover in time for the Sepang race. Would it be Alex Lynn, the 2014 GP3 champion and Williams' newly signed development driver? Or would it be Susie Wolff, who has held a similar role with the team since 2012? Given Wolff's extensive knowledge of the team, her participation in tw...

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Undercover Professional Racer Scares Life out of Driving Instructors with Prank

The first day at a new job can be rough. For these driving instructors, their first day had them fearing for their lives.The driving school that hired these instructors thought it would be hilarious to use a classic Jeff Gordon prank on its new employees. They were right.Malaysian professional motorsport driver Leona Chin agreed to play the part of the inexperienced driver. Once she got behind the wheel, it was time for her to have some fun.On the plus side, these driving instructors got their worst nightmare out of the way immediately. The job can only get better.[maxman.tv]Read more Motorsports news on BleacherReport.com...

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Malaysian Grand Prix 2015: 5 Key Storylines Ahead of Sepang Race

After an underwhelming start to the season Down Under, the Formula One circus reconvenes this weekend outside Kuala Lumpur for the Malaysian Grand Prix. The Sepang International Circuit was the first track Hermann Tilke designed from scratch, and it remains one of his best. The two long straights connected by a slow hairpin remain the circuit's defining feature, but it also offers a challenging array of high- and medium-speed corners. But aside from the track—and its inevitably unpredictable weather—this weekend features several developing storylines, from the return of a champion to the breakdown of the Red Bull-Renault relationship. Here are the stories you should be keeping an eye on this weekend in Malaysia.Begin Slideshow...

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NASCAR Truck Series at Martinsville 2015: Full Schedule, Standings and Preview

Exactly one month after the last race in Atlanta, the Camping World Truck Series is finally back. Martinsville will be the stage for some of the brightest young stars and veteran drivers to continue their journey toward a points championship. Tyler Reddick still sits at the top of the leaderboard thanks to his win at Daytona to start the season. Matt Crafton, the two-time defending champion, is just two points behind him, with Erik Jones also hot on his heels. Along with those three contenders, the field is also littered with part-time drivers and Sprint Cup regulars. Joey Logano will look to get a head start by winning on Saturday, while Cole Custer hopes to make a statement in his debut with JR Motorsports. Here's a look at the schedule, ...

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Fernando Alonso Opens Up on Barcelona F1 Crash at Malaysian GP Presser

Fernando Alonso’s second chance at McLaren has gotten off to a very rocky start. The Spaniard missed the 2015 Formula One curtain-raiser in Australia after being hospitalised following a crash in pre-season testing in Barcelona, but he has opened up about the accident in an FIA press conference ahead of his return to action in Malaysia.The double world champion has revealed it was a steering issue that caused him to career into a wall at the Circuit de Catalunya back in February and, while McLaren has since made amendments to the car, at the time there was little he could do about it, per Chris Medland of F1i.com:Naturally, rumours raged in the aftermath of the incident about Alonso’s condition and the circumstances surrounding ...

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FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Contenders Familiar and New Go East to Martinsville

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series has had a fast, five-race start that swung west for action and benefitted frequent achievers Kevin Harvick and Brad Keselowski. This week, leaders and optimistic teams take their efforts back east to the challenging short track shaped like a paperclip at Martinsville Speedway for the STP 500. The .526-mile oval track with 12-degree banking in Virginia might benefit some MS veterans and a few drivers who aren’t regular visitors to Victory Lane. It’s notable that drivers like Martin Truex Jr., Aric Almirola, Paul Menard and A.J. Allmendinger, historically infrequent NSCS winners, have secured spots in upper levels consistently this season. Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. have repeat top fini...

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Biggest NASCAR Storylines to Watch Ahead of Sprint Cup Series at Martinsville

The biggest storyline heading into Martinsville’s paperclip track is the Sprint Cup debut of Chase Elliott. He’ll be driving the No. 25 car. What better way to wipe the Xfinity off of him than by putting him in Martinsville’s bullring? Aside from that good news, there was Tony Stewart mouthing off to Martin Truex Jr. and Martinsville adding tire barriers (the Hydrox cookie of barriers) to its track to increase safety. As of now, four drivers have sewed up bids in the Chase, and maybe this is Jeff Gordon’s best shot early in the season to lock up his spot on the playoffs. He has won eight times at Martinsville, equal to his teammate Jimmie Johnson. Let’s get on with it. Read on for a few of this week’s sto...

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J.D. Gibbs Beginning Treatment for Symptoms Impacting Brain Function

J.D. Gibbs, who serves as the president of Joe Gibbs Racing and co-owns the team with his father, has begun treatment to address speech and processing issues.   The team posted a news release to its official website Wednesday to announce that Gibbs, 46, was receiving attention due to the symptoms he showed that impacted his brain function.     NASCAR CEO Brian France spoke about the situation involving Gibbs, per The Daytona Beach News-Journal:Gibbs has been president of Joe Gibbs Racing since October 1997, and the team has won three Sprint Cup Series drivers championships in that span, along with an Xfinity Series title in 2009.As mentioned in the release, Gibbs has led an active, athletic lifes...

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