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Apr 21

World Champions Audi start WEC season with ‘worst possible result’

With both e-tron quattros crashing out of (Photo: LAT Photographic)

The opening round of the 2014 WEC series was the first time since the 2011 Petit Le Mans where the Audi prototypes left without scoring a single point. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Last weekend’s season-opening round of the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) ended with accidents for both Audi R18 e-tron quattro cars, giving the team an uphill climb ahead of them heading to Belgium for the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps in two weeks.

Apr 20

F1: Chinese GP Cut Short When Marshal Waves Flag One Lap Too Early

The Chinese Grand Prix ended early when a track marshal showed the checkered flag one lap too soon. (Photo: Getty Images)

The Chinese Grand Prix ended early when a track marshal showed the checkered flag one lap too soon. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton had yet another dominant performance in Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix, but an odd turn of events at the end of the race had the Mercedes driver questioning himself.

Hamilton had an 18s lead over teammate Nico Rosberg when he was shown the checkered flag at the end of Lap 55 – one lap before it should have been displayed.

Apr 20

Five Classic Ford Mustangs You Can Still Afford

You can get a 1964½-66 convertible but you will have to settle for a six-cylinder. (Photo: Hagerty)

You can get a 1964½-66 convertible for less than $25,00 but you will have to settle for a six-cylinder. (Photo: Hagerty)

In the run up to the big 50th anniversary of the Mustang, prices of the classic first version of the Mustang, the 1964½ (technically a 1965 model) through 1966, have been moving up. The best convertibles and fastbacks with the highest horsepower engines can bring well over $65,000 and there has been renewed interest in vintage Mustangs of all years. All isn’t lost however for the Mustang collector on a budget. Here are five of our favorites that you can still afford:

1. 1964½-66 Convertible (six cylinder)

If you simply must have the first version of the Mustang in a convertible and have $25,000 or less to spend on a nice one, well then you’re likely to have to settle for the six-cylinder model instead of the 260 or 289 V-8. And the six of the ’60s was nothing like today’s 300-plus hp base V-6. Nope, the 200-cubic-inch straight-six was good for just 120 hp, so performance was leisurely at best. No matter; the six still looked great.

Apr 20

F1: World Champion Vettel Told To Make Way For Teammate Again

Daniel Ricciardo (right) prepares to pass teammate Sebastian Vettel (left) during the Chinese Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Daniel Ricciardo (right) prepares to pass teammate Sebastian Vettel (left) during the Chinese Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Four-time World Champion Sebastian Vettel isn’t used to being asked to step aside for a teammate. Now it’s happened twice in two races.

Vettel, only months removed from wrapping up his most dominant season in F1, was instructed to allow debutant Red Bull teammate Daniel Ricciardo to pass him midway through Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix as the German’s speed began to fade due to his rapidly degrading tires.

Apr 20

SportsCars: Toyota Dominates FIA WEC Six Hours Of Silverstone

The No. 8 Toyota TS040 Hybrid of Anthony Davidson, Sebastien Buemi and Nicolas Lapierre led a 1-2 Toyota sweep in Sunday's FIA WEC season opener. (Photo: John Dagys)

The No. 8 Toyota TS040 Hybrid of Anthony Davidson, Sebastien Buemi and Nicolas Lapierre led a 1-2 Toyota sweep in Sunday’s FIA WEC season opener. (Photo: John Dagys)

Toyota rung in the new era of the FIA World Endurance Championship with a dominant 1-2 victory in Sunday’s rain-shortened Six Hours of Silverstone.

A downpour in the final hour saw the second safety car period of the race, which turned into a red flag with 26 minutes to go.

The race did not resume due excess standing water around the 3.6-mile circuit, giving the win to the No. 8 Toyota TS040 Hybrid of Anthony Davidson, Sebastien Buemi and Nicolas Lapierre.