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3Jarno Trulli launching own Formula E team to replace Drayson Racing

Given its experience developing its own electric racing prototype, Drayson Racing seemed like a shoe-in to field its own team in the inaugural Formula E championship. In fact, it was one of the first teams to sign on and even talked about designing its own car for the following season. But now it's withdrawing.

4All-electric Formula E Spark-Renault SRT_01E will sound like podracers [UPDATE]

As bad as The Phantom Menace was, you can't say that the podrace scene didn't have some cool sounds. If you liked the way that Ben Quadinaros or Gasgano sounded as they roared past the digital camera on screen, you might like to know that the upcoming Formula E race series is apparently an audio sibling.

1Formula E attracts four more F1 drivers

Perspective is everything. Take, for example, the inaugural FIA Formula E championship. To us it's notable as the first global electric racing series. But to racing drivers, it presents a new opportunity. Because while most single-seater racing series occupy one rung or another on the motorsport racing ladder, Formula E is developing a clout all its own. A pioneering one that is apparently very attractive to emerging talents and old hands alike as an alternative to Formula One.

17Physical and virtual gaming worlds collide in Lexus IS Hybrid promo

This is really, really cool. In order to promote its new IS Hybrid, Lexus borrowed an airplane hangar, a former Formula One driver and what we imagine was some serious technological knowhow to create one of the most interesting games we've ever seen. It's called Trace Your Road.

6Caterham axes Trulli in favor of Petrov before season starts

The off-season in Formula 1 is not without its typical game of musical chairs: this driver moves there, that one is axed in favor of another, and some are left without a seat when the music starts again. But typically once the cars are launched, the contracts are signed and that's that. So when Caterham beat its rivals to the punch by unveiling its new car, we figured we'd heard the last of the driver shuffles for the season. But that wasn't to be the case.

7Gentlemen, Start Your Engines: Lotus, Williams confirm drivers for 2011

With the 2010 World Championship consigned to the history books, the Formula One grid is gearing up for next season. Sixteen out of twenty-four seats have already been spoken for as Lotus and Williams have each confirmed both their drivers.

10F1 driver Jarno Trulli takes the wheel of Lotus Evora Cup car

Jarno Trulli shakes down the Lotus Evora Cup racer - Click above for high-res image gallery

32010 F1 grid comes into focus as Lotus signs Trulli and Kovalainen

The pieces to the puzzle that is the upcoming Formula One season are coming together bit by bit. In the latest development, the upstart Lotus F1 Racing team has announced the signing of two veteran drivers: Jarno Trulli and Heikki Kovalainen.

45Officially Official: Toyota confirms departure from Formula One

The buck's got to stop somewhere. Toyota has been pouring in hundreds of millions of dollars into its Formula One racing program for seven years now and has little to show for it. Now after both Honda and BMW have mothballed their F1 teams, Toyota has confirmed longstanding speculation by doing the same.

13F1 veterans Jarno Trulli and Mika Salo to test Waltrip Toyota NASCAR in Florida

Up until a few years ago, seeing a driver switch from one motorsport discipline to another was practically unheard of. A Formula One driver might compete at Le Mans, sure, but with few exceptions, that was about the extent of it. Now we've got drivers interested in switching between F1, rallying and even motorbikes in a big game of musical chairs. Once unfathomable, however, the biggest trend is a growing cadre of F1 drivers migrating to NASCAR.

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