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F-1 Notes: The Summer’s Over – Back To Work Boys!

F-1 Notes: The Summer’s Over – Back To Work Boys!

Nicholas Frankl Senior Editor and Motorsports Correspondent. The drivers and teams are all back from the enforced summer break, when the teams shut off their emails and send staff packing! It’s a great way to recharge the batteries when ‘you don’t have homework’ as Alonso commented upon arriving at SPA, where t ... Continue reading

Nutson's Weekly Automotive News Digest - August 8-13, 2016; Bentley Diesel, Jeep Hacking, MPG Down, Ford Cell 6 Mil., Recalls Of Course

Nutson's Weekly Automotive News Digest - August 8-13, 2016; Bentley Diesel, Jeep Hacking, MPG Down, Ford Cell 6 Mil., Recalls Of Course

Nutson's Weekly Automotive News Digest - August 8-13, 2016; Jeep Hacking, MPG Down, Ford Cell 6 Mil., Recalls Of Course ... Continue reading

Mobil 1 and Corvette Racing Celebrate 20 Years, 100 Wins

Mobil 1 and Corvette Racing Celebrate 20 Years, 100 Wins

Corvette Racing – supported by Mobil 1TM motor oil – earned its 100th sports car racing victory at Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park on July 23, 2016. Since the inception of the factory team in 1996, ExxonMobil has proudly provided Corvette Racing with 20 years of Mobil 1 lubricant technology and engineering s ... Continue reading

Nutson's Weekly Automotive News Digest - July 18-24: 10 Years To Driverless Cars? Buick Wagon? Tequila! Concours@St Johns; Gordon Back; Tesla Plan

Nutson's Weekly Automotive News Digest - July 18-24: 10 Years To Driverless Cars? Buick Wagon? Tequila! Concours@St Johns; Gordon Back; Tesla Plan

* Keith Crain in Automotive News writes: "Tesla has a feature on its cars that it calls "autopilot," and it isn't. We are probably not going to have a tested and proven driverless car for a decade or more — assuming the courts figure out who needs the insurance and the licensing for the vehicle. That might take a dec ... Continue reading

Nutson's Weekly Automotive News - June 20-26, 2016 : King Kia; VW TDI Payments; Viper@25; Recalls of Course

Nutson's Weekly Automotive News - June 20-26, 2016 : King Kia; VW TDI Payments; Viper@25; Recalls of Course

* Kia is the new king. The revered 2016 JD Power Initial Quality Survey results were presented to the Automotive Press Association in Detroit this week with some surprising results. The annual survey measures the number of problems experienced by owners per 100 new vehicles within the first 90 days or service. For the ... Continue reading

First Drive 2016 BMW M2 - Henny's Hot Lap Review

First Drive 2016 BMW M2 - Henny's Hot Lap Review

The real thing By Henny Hemmes Senior European Editor The Auto Channel Monterrey, CA February 16, 2016. Finally the wait is over and fans of fast coupes can look forward to see the BMW M2 on the road pretty soon. The latest addition to the M-range will arrive in April, but before that, you can check out our first exper ... Continue reading

2016 Canadian Grand Prix - Friday

2016 Canadian Grand Prix - Friday

Times tumble on opening day in Montreal Lewis topped both sessions with Nico second in FP1 and third in FP2 A 1:14.212 from Lewis in the afternoon session saw him eclipse the 2015 pole time by 0.181s Both drivers ran the SuperSoft and UltraSoft compound tyre in the morning session, the Soft and UltraSoft in the afterno ... Continue reading

2017 Acura NSX Supercar Debuts at 2016 Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

2017 Acura NSX Supercar Debuts at 2016 Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

TORRANCE, Calif., June 9, 2016 -- Acura will field a pair of 2017 Acura NSX supercars in the 100th Anniversary of the running of the Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 26, marking the North American racing debut of Acura's next-generation NSX: the pinnacle expression of Acura Precision Crafted Perfor ... Continue reading

2016 Subaru WRX STI Time Attack Car Shatters Lap Record at Isle Of Man TT Course

2016 Subaru WRX STI Time Attack Car Shatters Lap Record at Isle Of Man TT Course

2016 Subaru WRX STI Time Attack Car Shatters Lap Record at Isle Of Man TT Course ... Continue reading

RAV4 Gets Ready to Conquer Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally

RAV4 Gets Ready to Conquer Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally

Millen and Rally RAV4 Attempt to Make it Three Wins in a Row Torrance, Calif., June 1, 2016— The only thing better than winning a rally is winning two rallies. Winning them back-to-back is even sweeter. And now, after taking the 2WD crown at the last two events, Ryan Millen, Christina Fate, and the Rally RAV4 are ... Continue reading

"What They're Saying" from the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500

"What They're Saying" from the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500

Indianapolis IN May 29, 2016; JUAN PABLO MONTOYA (No. 2 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet): "It's disappointing for Verizon and Chevy and everybody who has worked so hard. The car was just hard to drive and it was a little bit tighter there in that corner and it got away. It was a disappointing day. People in race cars do ... Continue reading

Alexander Rossi Wins the 100th Running of the Indy 500

Alexander Rossi Wins the 100th Running of the Indy 500

Alexander Rossi Wins the 100th Running of the Indy 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil May 29, 2016 | By IMS Alexander Rossi needed a splash of gas to get to Victory Circle at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He’ll never be happier to have an unscheduled pit stop. The rookie won the historic 100th Running of the ... Continue reading

1955 Indianapolis 500 Champion Bob Sweikert To Be Inducted Into Motorsports Hall Of Fame Of America June 29

1955 Indianapolis 500 Champion Bob Sweikert To Be Inducted Into Motorsports Hall Of Fame Of America June 29

Mercurial Career Being Honored In MSHFA Historic Category (Note: This is the first in a series of press releases on the 2016 inductees into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America. The 28th Annual Induction Ceremony Presented by Bridgestone will be held June 29 in Daytona Beach, Florida.) DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 24, 2 ... Continue reading

Landmark Lotus Elise receives Autocar Readers' Champion Award

Landmark Lotus Elise receives Autocar Readers' Champion Award

[cid:image001.jpg@01D19F1F.2B14EFD0] MEDIA INFORMATION 25 May 2016 Landmark Lotus Elise receives Autocar Readers' Champion Award · Lotus Elise crowned Champion as tens of thousands vote · Award marks anniversary year of original Elise's launch · New Lotus Elise Sport starts from just £29,900 · Trophy will be on di ... Continue reading

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