Formula One 2013 Season Review: All Posts, One Place

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As we did for NASCAR and IndyCar previously, here’s a roundup of MotorSportsTalk’s 2013 Formula One season review pieces from my MotorSportsTalk colleagues Luke Smith, Keith Collantine, Chris Estrada and your’s truly.

Little more needs to be said after a Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull crushing season, but in case you missed any posts either recapping 2013 or the first ones leading into 2014, they’re all linked below:

FEATURES

DRIVER REVIEWS

1.  Sebastian Vettel
2.  Fernando Alonso
3.  Mark Webber
4.  Lewis Hamilton
5.  Kimi Raikkonen
6.  Nico Rosberg
7.  Romain Grosjean
8.  Felipe Massa
9.  Jenson Button
10. Nico Hulkenberg
11. Sergio Perez
12. Paul di Resta
13. Adrian Sutil
14. Daniel Ricciardo
15. Jean-Eric Vergne
16. Esteban Gutierrez
17. Valtteri Bottas
18. Pastor Maldonado
19. Jules Bianchi
20. Charles Pic
21. Heikki Kovalainen
22. Giedo van der Garde
23. Max Chilton

Ken Roczen signs with HEP Progressive Ecstar Suzuki for 2023

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ANAHEIM, California – Ken Roczen will make the move from HRC Honda to H.E.P. Motorsports with the Progressive Ecstar Suzuki team, ending a long and eventful offseason that saw his split from his longstanding team after he committed to running World Supercross (WSX).

“H.E.P. Motorsports is thrilled to announce that the team has signed Ken Roczen as its premier rider for the 2023 season,” the team announced on Instagram. “Former AMA Motocross champion Roczen will be aboard a Suzuki RM-Z450. Roczen, who won his most recent championship on a Suzuki, will be reunited with the brand and bring his exciting style, determination, and grit back to the RM Army.

“Ken Roczen will compete in the upcoming 2023 Supercross and Motocross Championship series which is set to start on January 7 at Anaheim Stadium in Southern California.”

For Roczen, it is a return to the bike of his youth and on which he had some of his greatest professional success.

“This thing has been going on for weeks and weeks and weeks in the making, but there was so much uncertainty,” Roczen told NBC Sports during Monster Energy Supercross Media Sessions. “It was a very unique situation. I just finally signed two nights ago, so it’s really only legit once the ink hits the paper. It’s been in the works for a long time, but there were just a lot of questions and a lot of input from a lot of other teams too.

“Good things take time, and I’m okay with that. I grew up riding Suzuki. Ot’s like a homecoming. It’s a special feeling”

Roczen won the 2016 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship on a Suzuki before making the move to Honda. That year he won nine of 12 Nationals and finished no worse than second as he easily outpaced Eli Tomac by 86 points. He finished third in his next Pro Motocross outing in 2018 after sitting out the outdoor season in 2017.

“I am beyond excited to reconnect with Suzuki for the 3rd time in my career. We’ve had a lot of success in the past and I’m looking forward to seeing what we can accomplish together in our future.” Roczen said in the Instagram post.