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Feb 19

F1: Hamilton Pleased With Mercedes Progress In Bahrain

Lewis Hamilton for Mercedes AMG in Day 1 of Bahrain testing. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

for AMG in Day 1 of Bahrain testing. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Mercedes says that the opening day of the Bahrain test was a good one for the team, despite brake by wire issues – related to the energy recovery system – ending the day early.

Lewis Hamilton set the third fastest lap of the day, although he stressed that the times are not important at this stage.

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Feb 19

F1: Hulkenberg Quickest In Bahrain As Red Bull Continues To Struggle

Nico Hulkenberg for the Force India team during Day 1 Bahrain testing. (Photo: Glenn Dunbar/LAT Photographic)

for the Force India team during Day 1 Bahrain testing.
(Photo: Glenn Dunbar/LAT Photographic)

After a break of 18 days, the end of the opening test in Jerez action resumed again in Bahrain today.

The twin four-day sessions at Sakhir represent the last chance for the teams to prepare for the Australian GP.

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Feb 19

F1: Williams To Reveal Martini Livery In Bahrain

Artistic rendering of potential Martini Racing paint scheme for Williams F1 team. (Photo: Courtesy of www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/)

Artistic rendering of potential Martini Racing paint scheme for team.
(Photo: Courtesy of www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/)

Earlier, with the iconic Italian drinks brand set to return to formula one in 2014, it was believed the once-great British team would only officially unveil its new title sponsor and much-anticipated Martini livery ahead of the season opener in Australia.

But, actually, Williams – having tested its new -powered FW36 in all-blue colors so far – said only that it would launch its race livery in time “for” Australia, not necessarily “in” Australia.

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Feb 19

F1: FIA Confirms Rule Changes To Pre-Race Team Operations

Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Infiniti Red Bull Racing prepares to drive. (Photo: Getty Images)

of Germany and Infiniti Red Bull Racing prepares to drive. (Photo: Getty Images)

The has now formally ratified a rule change that will allow teams to play six curfew jokers rather than only two.

Although the change was tabled some time ago it has only just been added to the latest version of the Sporting Regulations. It will be in place only for this season, and acknowledges that teams face extra challenges in the first year of the new rules.

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Feb 18

IndyCar: Juan Pablo Montoya Is Excited For Start Of IndyCar 2014 Season

Juan Pablo Montoya prepares for the 2014 IndyCar season. (Photo: LAT Photographic) LAT Photo USA

prepares for the 2014 season. (Photo: LAT Photographic)
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Juan Pablo Montoya’s attitude hasn’t changed since he left NASCAR for IndyCar three months ago – he’s just a whole lot happier.

No, he doesn’t yet have the hang of Indy cars, but he knows that will come. And Montoya isn’t concerned with what the pundits think of his performance – as long as he satisfies himself.

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