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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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Start your engines for Ferrari Land

The countdown has begun for the ultimate petrolhead theme park experience – Ferrari Land. The official opening of the new PortAventura World attraction in Spain is scheduled for April 7, 2017 and tickets go on sale from December. Ferrari Land is PortAventura’s own interpretation of the Ferrari legend and each …

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Toro Rosso’s awesome new timepiece

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Formula One team Scuderia Toro Rosso and Casio have launched a new watch to mark their official partnership. The new addition to the Casio Edifice line costs £200 and combines “dynamic design with advanced technology”. The limited edition EFR-554TR uses Toro Rosso’s red team colour to accent the second hand …

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“Ice man” melts into Fireman Kimi

Formula One star Kimi Raikkonen has taken part in a unique job swap – becoming a firefighter for the day. The Ferrari ace took the wheel of an 18-tonne fire truck, usually driven by Mohd Uzair bin Abdullah – a veteran with Malaysia’s Fire and Rescue Department. The Shell V-Power …

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Nigel Mansell’s up and under

Nigel Mansell's rugby deal

Ex Formula One World Champion Nigel Mansell’s Jersey car dealership, Mansell Mitsubishi, has teamed up with the island’s biggest rugby club. The St Helier dealership has struck a deal with St Peter-based Jersey Reds, who play in the Greene King IPA RFU Championship. In exchange for prominent advertising at the …

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Sebastian Vettel’s 999 ‘job swap’

Sebastian Vettel's 999 'job swap'

Watch what happened when four-time F1 world champion Sebastian Vettel took to the wheel of a three-tonne ambulance as part of a job swap with a twist. Scuderia Ferrari Formula 1 driver Vettel shared tips with another high performance driver in a different field – UK paramedic Alex Knapton. Shell …

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Hamilton and Rosberg to headline Goodwood

Lewis Hamilton at Goodwood

Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg have confirmed they will be among the glittering line-up of star drivers attending the world’s largest motoring garden party. For the first time, the sell-out Festival of Speed (June 23-26) crowd will be able to see – and hear! …

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