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"FORD v FERRARI" Hollywood Premiere

"FORD v FERRARI" Hollywood Premiere

Academy Award®-winners Matt Damon and Christian Bale star in FORD v FERRARI, inspired by the remarkable true story of the visionary American car designer Carroll Shelby (Damon) and the fearless British driver Ken Miles (Bale), who together battled corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal dem ... Continue reading

Taycan Prototype Shocks At Endurance Run in Nardò

Taycan Prototype Shocks At Endurance Run in Nardò

3,425 kilometres in 24 hours Stuttgart. In 24 hours a pre-production Taycan covered a distance of exactly 3,425 kilometres righty before the world premiere on September 4 as part of a test at the Nardò high-speed track in Italy. ... Continue reading

Letter From Europe - Chevrolet Bolt, e-Golf, F-1 Podcast

Letter From Europe - Chevrolet Bolt, e-Golf, F-1 Podcast

Letter from Europe by Andrew Frankl European Bureau Chief Greetings; First the seriously good news. As you know I have been working for a Ferrari magazine since 1996. ... Continue reading

2019 Austrian Grand Prix - Sunday

2019 Austrian Grand Prix - Sunday

Spielberg Valtteri finishes third with Lewis in fifth in the heat of Austria Valtteri came home in P3 to score his third podium at the Austrian GP in his 50th race for Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport. ... Continue reading

Watch the Volkswagen ID.R drive the fastest all-electric lap around the Nurburgring

Watch the Volkswagen ID.R drive the fastest all-electric lap around the Nurburgring

Jun 13, 2019 Thirty-six years ago, one of the world’s fastest race cars – a Porsche 956 – tore around the 12.9 miles of the Nürburgring Nordschelife race track in a scant 6 minutes, 11.13 seconds. That record stood for more than three decades as an ultimate testament to power, engineering and skill, only falling ... Continue reading

Mercedes-Benz USA Partners with Mattel to Create a Toy Car That Challenges Gender Stereotypes

Mercedes-Benz USA Partners with Mattel to Create a Toy Car That Challenges Gender Stereotypes

ATLANTA--If you give a girl a toy car, would she imagine winning a race or would she trade it in for a tea set? According to researchers, most young girls would go for the tea set, thanks to beliefs formed at an early age that some toys are meant for boys and others for girls. To challenge these perceptions, Mercedes-B ... Continue reading

RIP Racer Niki Lauda

RIP Racer Niki Lauda

The motor racing community and the entire Daimler Family are in mourning for the devastating loss of Niki Lauda. The three-time Formula One World Champion and businessman passed away peacefully on Monday evening at the age of 70 surrounded by his closest family members. ... Continue reading

2019 Spanish Grand Prix - Sunday

2019 Spanish Grand Prix - Sunday

Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport win in Barcelona Lewis took his 76th career victory today - his third of the 2019 season and fourth at the Spanish Grand Prix Valtteri finished the Spanish Grand Prix in P2, completing a 1-2 for the team Lewis claimed his fifth fastest lap in Spain, equaling Italy for the most he’s sc ... Continue reading

Henny Hemmes Champion Race Driver, Automotive Journalist and Our Friend Passes Away - Rust Zacht Henny Rust Zacht

Henny Hemmes Champion Race Driver, Automotive Journalist and Our Friend Passes Away - Rust Zacht Henny Rust Zacht

Louisville, KY May 2, 2019; It is with great sadness and tears that I am reporting that Henny Hemmes, our friend, collegue, mentor, teacher and creative partner has passed away. Henny was always more than a journalist to all of us here at The Auto Channel, she was a real hero...a pioneer in women's rights who used her ... Continue reading

Nutson's Weekly Automotive News Digest - April 28 - May 4, 2019

Nutson's Weekly Automotive News Digest - April 28 - May 4, 2019

* It is with great sadness the we report that Henny Hemmes, our friend, colleague, mentor, teacher and creative partner has passed away after a brave battle with ALS disease. For more than 25 years Henny had a successful career in motorsport with two Dutch FIA Championship titles, as well as top results in 24-hour raci ... Continue reading

Henny's Fond Memories of Carroll Shelby +Video

Henny's Fond Memories of Carroll Shelby +Video

By Henny Hemmes Senior European Editor The Auto Channel THE HAGUE, May 14, 2012. The news that auto legend Carroll Shelby passed away last Thursday, did not come as a big shock. It did make me feel very sad indeed, but when I last spoke to mr. Shelby at the Los Angeles auto show, I realized he was very frail. The 88 ye ... Continue reading

F1 - 1000th Race, Nicholas Frankl Shares Memories

F1 - 1000th Race, Nicholas Frankl Shares Memories

I don’t recall much of my first F1 championship race. It was May 1971, Monaco (where else you, might say) and I was traveling with my yet-to-be-discovered twin sister, Annabelle, who was still ‘cooking’ beside me inside our mother, June. ... Continue reading

FIRST ‘DBS 59’ SHOWCASES RACING HERITAGE

FIRST ‘DBS 59’ SHOWCASES RACING HERITAGE

Built to celebrate one of the most illustrious moments in Aston Martin’s motorsport history, ‘DBS 59’ is a limited run of 24 special edition DBS Superleggeras, the first of which has just been built at the company’s global manufacturing headquarters, Gaydon. ‘DBS 59’ was a special commission through ‘Q by ... Continue reading

Toyota Yaris WRC Takes on the Twisting Turns of Corsica

Toyota Yaris WRC Takes on the Twisting Turns of Corsica

Tour de Corse: Preview - TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team takes the lead of the drivers', co-drivers' and manufacturers' standings to the French island of Corsica for the first pure asphalt round of the season, the classic Tour de Corse. Championship leader Ott Tanak will look to continue his recent run of podium f ... Continue reading

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