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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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Ferrari celebrates 70th anniversary

First Ferrari - the 125 S

It’s 70 years since Enzo Ferrari fired up the 125 S – the first car to bear his name. That test-drive through the streets of Maranello marked the start of a journey which has taken Ferrari to iconic status globally. The anniversary celebrations culminate in Maranello on the weekend of …

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Fittipaldi unveils his dream supercar

Fittipaldi EF7 Vision Gran Turismo by Pininfarina

Motor racing legend Emerson Fittipaldi and iconic Italian design house Pininfarina have teamed up to create a carbon fibre track-day supercar. Combining “racing technology and breathtaking design with drivability and the highest safety requirements”, the Fittipaldi EF7 Vision Gran Turismo by Pininfarina is powered by a normally-aspirated 4.8-litre V8, good …

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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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