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MERCEDES should abandon plans to name Valtteri Bottas as Lewis Hamilton's team-mate - and recruit motorcycle star Valentino Rossi…
01.20 / 11:12
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Car buyers in the UK are beginning to fall out of love with white as demand for black increases for the first time in a decade The UK’s most popular car colour for new registrations is white, according to sales data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). White remains the most popular colour choice for UK new car buyers for the fourth year running, and accounted for 552,329 sales in 2016, though this is a drop of 2.1% from the previous year. Look at the best-selling c…
01.20 / 00:13
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Recent patent filings suggest the PSA Group is pushing its E-Tense supercar closer to production The DS E-Tense supercar has taken another step towards making production, patent files have revealed. DS has this week filed a trademark for the E-Tense name, further suggesting that the dramatic supercar concept of last year’s Geneva motor show could make production. The luxury arm of PSA Group – also parent company to Peugeot and Citroën – has been toying with the idea of its own supercar as…
01.19 / 14:38
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PHOTOGRAPHS taken by some of Formula One's biggest stars are to be sold at a charity auction next…
01.19 / 14:15
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New headlights and mild changes to the bumpers will be joined by improved infotainment; a new 2.0-litre diesel is also due The facelifted Mercedes-Benz C-Class has been spotted testing in saloon and estate form ahead of the model range's expected launch in 2017. The latest sighting offers a first glimpse of the updated model's interior, showing that it'll get a new touchpad - which looks similar to the one featured on the 2017 S-Class - as well as a new steering wheel with more controls o…
01.19 / 13:17
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Mercedes have signed British teenager George Russell to their junior driving…
01.19 / 12:55
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VALTTERI BOTTAS was named as Mercedes next driver this week and he will step into the shoes of the retired Nico Rosberg to partner Lewis Hamilton in the upcoming F1…
01.19 / 03:39
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Citroën’s star driver is adamant that he’s not the favourite for this year’s title; he's Britain’s best hope since the days of Colin McRae and Richard Burns Kris Meeke is a patient man. Just as well, really. The opportunity for which he’s waited 16 years has finally arrived. The Northern Irishman may have been born into a rallying family – Meeke’s father, Sydney, ran cars for numerous Irish rallying heroes – but it took him until he was 21 before he finally got behind the wheel competitiv…
01.19 / 02:20
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Jimmy McRae, the record breaking seven times winner of the Circuit of Ireland International Rally will be one of the superstars in Killarney this Easter. Jimmy was also highly successful in the British Rally Championship, winning the title a record breaking five times in 1981, 1982, 1984, 1987 and 1988. In the European Rally Championship he was runner-up in…
01.18 / 23:30
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The takeover of Formula 1 is nearing completion after the FIA approved Liberty Media's purchase of the…
01.18 / 18:27
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Felipe Massa says his retirement was "just perfect" but the opportunity to return to Formula 1 with Williams was too good to turn…
01.18 / 17:47
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Felipe Massa remains as motivated about racing in Formula 1 as ever and will deliver for Williams in 2017, deputy team boss Claire Williams has…
01.18 / 16:45
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Active rear wing aids the P14's aero efficiency The upcoming 650S successor will be twice as aerodynamically efficient as the current car, ensuring “outstanding levels of grip and stability” McLaren’s 650S replacement, codenamed P14 and due to be unveiled at the Geneva motor show in March, will be twice as aerodynamically efficient as the current car, according to the manufacturer. Product development boss Mark Vinnels said several aerodynamic technologies have contributed to the impro…
01.18 / 13:20
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Singapore’s first hypercar benefits from Formula 1 technology; it will make its debut at the Geneva motor show This is the Dendrobium, a new all-electric hypercar developed by Singapore electric mobility company Vanda Electronics and Williams Advanced Engineering. The two-seater, which is the first hypercar to come out of Singapore, features advanced drivetrain and aerodynamic technology that benefits from Williams’ experience in Formula 1. No technical details have been released, but the…
01.18 / 11:16
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Liberty Media edged closer to completing its purchase of Formula 1 when its shareholders approved the…
01.18 / 09:15
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The Race of Champions returns to Sky Sports F1 this weekend as some of the world's best drivers do battle in…
01.18 / 09:12
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Red Bull’s Adrian Newey believes Mercedes will start 2017 as favourites for the F1 title once again, despite the new rules being…
01.18 / 08:31
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Vauxhall’s new family-orientated baby SUV will go on sale in June; bigger Grandland X to follow The Vauxhall Crossland X baby SUV has been revealed as a new addition to the firm's soft-roader line-up. With dimensions similar to those of the Mokka X, alongside which it sits Vauxhall's range, the front-wheel-drive Crossland X is targeted at families, while the existing Mokka X, which is available with four-wheel drive, is intended for those with more active lifestyles. The new rival for the…
01.17 / 23:18
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French environment minister Ségolène Royal has hinted that emissions investigations could spread further than Renault, putting Citroën, DS and Peugeot under the spotlight The Citroën C4 Cactus is the latest car under scrutiny regarding emissions, after the model in Blue HDI 100 guise was found to display 'anomalies' in emissions tests, according to Le Parisien. It is alleged that the car produced NOx emissions of 585mg/km, rather than the 80mg/km it was understood to produce, when tested …
01.17 / 16:28
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Spencer Pigot will retain his role as Ed Carpenter Racing's road and street-course driver in the 2017 IndyCar…
01.17 / 15:29
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