F1 London Grand Prix On The Verge Of Happening?

The prospect of a Grand Prix in the city of London seems one step closer to happening as the Government has given more powers to the local authorities. What this means, is that Town Halls can now sign off motor races in public roads, instead of getting approval by Parliament.…

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Should team orders be allowed in F1 racing?

Team orders are when a team tells a driver to do something often to assist another team driver in wining or improving their position in a race. This can be accomplished either in advance, merely by establishing a pecking order between the two drivers within the team, or by instructing…

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Ten things I learned in Detroit

1. Everyone loves the new Mercedes-Benz C-class I’ve not heard a bad word said from even the most cynical of hacks about Merc’s new BMW 3-series fighter, and with good reason. It looks great on the outside, but inside it is truly special with a style and quality that would not…

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New Kia Sorento spotted – first pictures

These are the first pictures of the new Kia Sorento testing in Europe. These photos were taken in Scandanavia, where Kia is believed to be carrying out winter testing on the new model. Multiple prototypes were caught filling up at a local petrol station. While much remains unknown about the…

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McLaren 12C-based 458 Speciale rival planned

An enhanced version of the McLaren 12C is set to be launched this year. Autocar understands that the new car will sit above the 12C in McLaren’s line-up and will be sold as a stand-alone model. It is said to deliver on-road performance that will exceed that of the recently…

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Mini should have UK design studio

Mini brand boss and board member Peter Schwarzenbauer believes that having a UK design studio for the brand would be “a good idea. We have to emphasise the British thing a bit more.” Currently all Minis are designed in Munich, but speaking at the Detroit model show, Schwarzenbauer said that…

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Monte Carlo Rally day one: Unpredictability rules

The Monte Carlo Rally has a reputation for being the toughest event on the World Rally calendar and today’s opening six special stages confirmed that view. While many crews struggled with tyre choice, others took a calm approach and reaped the rewards. Among them was the British contingent, Citroen’s Kris…

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How important are the tyres on an F1 car

When it comes to Formula One cars, tyres can be one of the most important things when it comes to winning or losing. There are so many different types of tyres and these are changes many times throughout the race. The type of tyre to use depends a lot on…

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London triggers green cab design race

Three new low-pollution London black cabs were unveiled in the capital this morning as the mayor of London announced stringent environmental regulations for future licensed taxi designs. British-based engineering company Frazer-Nash showed the new Metrocab, Turkish-based Karsan revealed an engineering prototype and Chinese-owned London Taxi International announced it would build…

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