Mercedes-AMG F1 chairman Niki Lauda has spoken, and the news is all good for Lewis Hamilton: The 31-year old Brit won’t be reprimanded for his driving tactics at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix last weekend. Many speculated that Hamilton would be punished after defying team orders during the final laps of the race. While leading, he intentionally slowed to back up the grid, putting his teammate and rival, Nico Rosberg, in a position to be overtaken.
Michael Annett (L) was 36th in 2016 while Clint Bowyer was 27th. After the departures of drivers Michael Annett and Clint Bowyer to other teams for the 2017 season, HScott Motorsports won’t be competing in NASCAR for the upcoming season. Annett is set to drive for JR Motorsports in the Xfinity Series next season while Bowyer is replacing Tony Stewart at Stewart-Haas Racing.
In the final 35-minute Trofeo Pirelli race of the Ferrari Finali Mondiali, NASCAR Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace finished 10th overall for his best result of the four-day event. Driving for Risi Competizione/Ferrari of Houston, Wallace’s top 10 bettered his results of 15th and 32nd in the second and third days of the event, which was held at Daytona International Speedway for the first time. In Sunday’s race, Wallace finished third in the Professional, North America class. “I told myself that after the struggles we’d had, that if I could walk out with a solid top 10 in the finals I’d be happy,” Wallace said in a release from the track. “The team did great and I learned a ton. We’ve been here five