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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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Brundle’s Jaguar XJR vs Jetman

F1 star Martin Brundle and Jetman Yves Rossy

Watch Formula One legend Martin Brundle drag-race the new Jaguar XJR against the fastest man in the sky, Yves ‘Jetman’ Rossy in the Dubai desert. Brundle had the new all-aluminium 550PS, 5.0-litre supercharged V8 Jaguar XJR at his disposal while Rossy was strapped to his 2m-wide fixed wing, powered by …

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Jude Law takes to the wheel

Jude Law behind the scenes on the set of The Gentleman’s Wager II, a short film from Johnnie Walker Blue Label. Law races a Delahaye 135S classic racing car

Jude Law co-stars with a vintage 1930s Delahaye 135S racing car in enchanting short film. In the second instalment of the Gentleman’s Wager film series for Johnnie Walker Blue Label, two men (Law and Italian actor Giancarlo Giannini) enter a wager over a priceless car, which is not only the …

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