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Sebastian Vettel Ferrari

After countless rumors, the Scuderia has finally made an official announcement regarding the team’s future driver lineup, with Sebastian Vettel confirmed as driver for the 2015 season. The announcement was made a few minutes after the team officially announced that Fernando Alonso will leave the team at the end of this season. [Read the full article…]

2014 German Grand Prix

The 2014 German Grand Prix offered once again an interesting race, with plenty great duels and contacts throughout the entire race. Following the pole position won on Saturday, Nico Rosberg was one of the few drivers that wasn’t involved in any “combat”, the German proving why he was considered favorite to win the race, doing that with a 20-second lead.

However, the second position was extremely disputed especially in the last laps, after Lewis Hamilton’s spectacular comeback. The Brit was involved in a pretty rough crash during qualifying on Saturday and his gearbox had to be replaced, which meant he was forced to start the race from the last position on the grid. Despite starting 20th, he had a great start and after only 10 laps he was already in the points. Hamilton’s pit stop strategy was also chosen almost perfectly, allowing him to avoid several direct challenges, so he was able to easily get pass Daniel Ricciardo or Fernando Alonso.

Towards the end of the race, Hamilton got right behind Valtteri Bottas, who was in second but drove slower in order to preserve tires and avoid a third pit stop. However, once Williams told Bottas that his tires should have no problems holding up to finish, he successfully defended his position. Despite running on supersoft tires, Hamilton wasn’t able to overtake Bottas, who was faster on the straights, and also decided not to risk, because a third place was a great result following the awful qualifying session on Saturday. After the German race, Rosberg consolidates his lead, which is now 14 points, while Bottas scored his third consecutive podium, which is not bad at all for the Finn. [Read the full article…]

Ford Fiesta WRC

Despite being an incredibly spectacular competition, the World Rally Championship has been struggling for some time with declining audience and financial difficulties. To straighten things out, all parts involved in the competition have been analyzing different solutions and according to several sources inside FIA, it looks like the teams reached an agreement about major changes to the point scoring system which will be introduced starting with next season.

The current format will basically be abandoned and drivers will get points at the end of each day during a rally stage and before the special stage, the time gap between the first two drivers will be “artificially” modified depending on the special stage’s length. For example, if the leader was faster on a kilometer by 1/10th of a second than second fastest one and the final stage will take place on a 10 km course, the leader will start with a 1 second advantage. [Read the full article…]

Jaguar Team Sky Dogma F8 Bike

A team of engineers from the British carmaker helped Team Sky, last year’s winner of the Tour de France, to develop the bike for this year’s edition of the famous French race. The Jaguar team worked side by side with the specialists from Pinarello, one of the most famous bicycle frame manufacturers in the world, to perfect the current project, called Dogma 65.1. According to a recent press release, almost all the bike’s components were redesigned, including the frame’s profile, seat post, front fork, many components attached to the frame and the entire rear part. The final result was tested in a computer simulator 300 times, before the team went on and also tested the bike in a wind tunnel.

The new bike is called Dogma F8 and, compared to the previous version of the bike, Jaguar’s changes brought a 26.1 percent improvement to the aerodynamics. Both Jaguar and Team Sky are excited about the results of this project and everyone is confident that the team will be able to defend the title they won last year. The Dogma F8’s first race will take place on June 8, at the Criterium du Dauphine, before entering the Tour de France on July 5. [Read the full article…]

Jack Brabham

Formula One and the entire world of motorsport is mourning after the legendary Sir Jack Brabham passed away today. According to an announcement released by his family, the Australian died this morning in his Gold Coast home on the Eastern coast of Australia.

Sir Jack Brabham made his Formula One debut in 1955 driving for Cooper, but during his first years he also raced in other forms of motorsports such as dirt races. However, starting with 1958 he raced exclusively in Formula One and the results quickly came, winning his first World Championships in 1959 and 1960. Two years later he founded his own team, but it took a while before Brabham Racing Organisation started getting results. He won the World Championship again in 1966, becoming the first and only driver in Formula One history to win a Championship while also being the team’s owner. Next year, he came in second at the end of the season, only 5 points behind the Champion, Danny Hulme, which was his team mate. Brabham’s last season in Formula One was in 1970, when he finished 5th. During his career he won 14 races, 13 pole positions and finished on the podium on 31 occasions. [Read the full article…]

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Formula car speeding on Dutch highway [video]

May 19, 2014

Here’s something you don’t see every day. An open-wheeled race car driving on the highway and passing traffic at a speed we suspect might not be exactly legal. However, this is not just a maniac who owns a formula racing car and decided to drive it like he stole, instead it’s a promotional event for […]

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BMW Vision Gran Turismo ready for Gran Turismo 6

May 16, 2014

The BMW Vision Gran Turismo is a high-performance car created by a team of designers from the German company for the popular Gran Turismo 6 video game. The Vision Gran Turismo virtual car is heavily inspired from the BMW M235i Racing, the competition version of the M235i. However, that was just a starting point for […]

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GP2 cars faster than some F1 ones

May 14, 2014

Last weekend, during the Formula One Grand Prix that took place in Spain, something interesting happened. As you probably know, the GP2 feeder competition’s purpose is to prepare drivers for Formula One, but I’m sure Bernie Ecclestone and Flavio Briatore, the ones to create this competition, were never anticipating the moment when GP2 cars would […]

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Nico Rosberg takes #selfies to another level

May 7, 2014

Here’s something you don’t see every day. Nico Rosberg is currently the Formula One Championship leader, with 79 points, being closely followed by his team mate Lewis Hamilton. Even though the difference between the two is of only 4 points, the German seems to be in control, at least that’s what we think of someone […]

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Touching video of Volkswagen Kombi’s last wishes

April 9, 2014

As you probably know, the Volkswagen Kombi production ended last December, after an incredible 68-year adventure which saw the car turning from a cargo and passenger van into a cultural icon. And to celebrate the model’s history and heritage, Volkswagen has released this heart warming video of the Kombi’s “will” that shows, among others, Ben […]

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Lewis Hamilton wins in Bahrain after superb battle with Rosberg

April 6, 2014

The 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix offered one of the most exciting races in the past years and definitely the best one in the new 1.6-liter turbo engines era. The race was dominated by Mercedes and was marked by a splendid duel between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg. The German started the race in pole position, […]

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Video: Sound comparison between 2013 and 2014 Formula One cars

March 18, 2014

Following the Vettel – Red Bull domination from the last four years, FIA operated some of the biggest changes in Formula One history, starting with the 2014 season. Besides plenty of aerodynamic and design restrictions, the engines were also significantly modified. The main change is the return of turbocharged engines, which were gone from Formula […]

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Maybach 62 drives one million kilometers in five years

March 10, 2014

One million kilometers (620,000 miles) seems like a huge number and many drivers don’t have the chance to drive that much in a lifetime. Not to mention that many cars break way before that. But that many miles in a car like the Maybach seems a little out of this world, especially when they are […]

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Martini returns to Formula One as Williams’ main sponsor

March 6, 2014

The Italian drinks brand has a long history in motorsport, being. Its first partnership was with Porsche, in the 1960s, followed by a Formula One adventure in the 1970s (with Brabham, Lotus and Ferrari). The company continues being involved in motorsport throughout the ’80s, but eventually decided to withdraw. Well, it seems that things have […]

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Video: Cool commercial for the Fiat 500L featuring P Diddy

February 18, 2014

Fiat USA has just released a really funny commercial for the Fiat 500L. The spot, which is called “Mirage”, features famous rapper P. Diddy and promotes the carmaker’s small MPV trying to highlight the car’s size. Even though the “L” stands for Large/Lounge, people are probably still skeptical about how big a Fiat that wears […]