World champ better for F1 than Vettel or Rosberg, sport's commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone says.
Kiwi rally ace remains upbeat despite gearbox-damaging incident on Rally Portugal dropping him back to seventh.
NZ rookie driver Richie Stanaway prevails in Monte Carlo sprint race of the Formula One feeder series.
F1 world champ will start at the front of the Monte Carlo grid for the first time after a scintillating qualifying lap.
Seven years after starting on pole and winning the Indy 500, Scott Dixon will attempt the same on Monday.