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2018 F1 Season: Half-way review

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With an unexpectedly close title race unfolding, technical modifications will be the main focus for all teams in the upcoming summer break. So too will strategies relating to ‘secondary’ drivers, and how they may decoy rivals, enabling their team to get the best results possible. Here, Automotive Blog looks at …

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Watch ice man Kimi Räikkönen ice karting

Ferrari driver Kimi Räikkönen ice karting

Oil giant Shell kept Scuderia Ferrari driver Kimi Räikkönen busy over the F1 winter break with a special sub-zero challenge at a closed track in the Swiss Alps. Fans and guests pitted their skills against each other, the elements, and the surprise addition of the former World Champion in a …

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Wild drag race: Formula E car vs cheetah

Formula E car vs cheetah

A 100% electric Formula E car has taken part in a head-to-head race with a cheetah to highlight the impact of climate change on a species increasingly under threat. The world’s fastest land animal and Montreal E-Prix race winner Jean-Eric Vergne lined up against each other on a landing strip in …

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London museum showcases Ferrari spectacular

Ferrari exhibition at London's Design Museum

A must-see exhibition has opened at the Design Museum in London to mark the 70th anniversary of Ferrari. Some £140 million worth of cars from the Prancing Horse feature in “Ferrari: Under the Skin” including a racing car driven by F1 legend Stirling Moss. Rare exhibits from private collections include original …

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Lewis Hamilton takes Usain Bolt on a flying lap

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Watch sprint king Usain Bolt shriek as he’s driven around a racetrack in a Mercedes-AMG GT R by Formula One champ Lewis Hamilton. The two fastest men in the world met at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin thanks to PUMA, Mercedes-AMG Petronas and Formula One. Hamilton showed Bolt …

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Bugatti Chiron sets new 0-249-0 mph world record

Juan Pablo Montoya drives the Bugatti Chiron

The Bugatti Chiron has become the fastest car to achieve a 0-249mph (0-400-0 km/h) dash and back to standstill in just 41.96 seconds. At the wheel was Juan Pablo Montoya, winner of the Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix, two-time winner of the Indy 500 and three-time winner of the Daytona …

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Goodwood Festival of Speed’s F1 treats

Nico Rosberg at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Reigning Formula One World Champion Nico Rosberg will be among the motor racing stars at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed (June 29 – July 2). He will be roaring up the famous Goodwood Hill on Sunday July 2 in his 2014 Mercedes F1 W05 Hybrid, while Russian Grand Prix …

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Jenson Button to make Super GT debut for Honda

Jenson Button to Race NSX-GT at Suzuka 1000km

McLaren-Honda Formula 1 reserve driver Jenson Button will race in the Suzuka 1000km for Team Mugen NSX-GT. The one-off event for Button will take place at Round 6 of the Super GT series (August 27) at the Suzuka Circuit, Japan. Jenson will join regular drivers Hideki Muto and Daisuke Nakajima. …

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Ayrton Senna remembered – 23 years on

The infamous 1994 San Marino Grand Prix at Imola, Italy, was one of Formula One’s darkest weekends. On Friday, April 29, young Brazilian Rubens Barrichello crashed his Jordan so heavily and comprehensively it was a miracle that he escaped with just a broken nose. The following day, during qualifying, 31-year-old …

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F1 star Romain Grosjean goes drifting on ice

Romain Grosjean drifting at La Plagne

Haas Formula One driver Romain Grosjean has launched a free ice driving experience in the French Alps. The star piloted an all-wheel drive Jaguar F-Type SVR on a special ice circuit to show onlookers at the La Plagne resort how it’s done. “Removing your skis and driving this F-Type SVR …

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