Look out Lewis, Sebastian is still in your mirrors

SEPANG, Malaysia – Sebastian Vettel might have fallen to the fringe of Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes race-car mirrors but the Ferrari driver is still optimistic about his chances of taking the trophy. Vettel started at the back of the grid for Sunday’s (Oct 1) 2017 Malaysian F1 GP thanks to being unable to qualify thanks to…

Vettel sets track record during Sepang GP first tests

SEPANG, Malaysia – Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel was faster than team mate Kimi Raikkonen and set the pace during the first day of practice for the 2017 Malaysian F1 GP. Vettel’s 1min31.261 lap, the fastest yet on the 5.5km Sepang circuit, was achieved in the second 90-minute session in the afternoon. The session was stopped after…

Sepang GP: Vettel happy but Hamilton struggles

SEPANG, Malaysia – Sebastian Vettel had a a great start to his 2017 Malaysian F1 GP weekend on Friday (Sept 29) by delivering the fastest lap. Championship leader Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) had a not-great day. Vettel, four-times World champion who crashed immediately after the start of the previous race in Singapore and fell to 28…

Hamilton back on top after ’17 Monza F1 GP

MONZA, Italy – Mercedes Lewis Hamilton won the 2017 Italian Formula 1 GP on Sunday with a dominant lights-to-flag drive that took him to the top of the World championship for the first time in a year. FULL MONZA results list He started the last race of the European season from a record 69th F1…

Vettel signs up for another three years with Ferrari

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium – Sebastian Vettel has shut down speculation about his immediate Formula 1 future by signing a three-year contract extension with Ferrari, The new was issued during the run-up to the 2017 Belgian Formula 1 GP here in Belgium and its been said that the announcement “will allow Ferrari to concentrate on fighting for…

Veteran Raikkonen: ‘I just want to win in F1 again’

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium – Finn Kimi Raikkonen has told a top news agency that he believes he can still win races and fight for Formula 1 championships – helped by an extension of his contract with top team Ferrari. Read ALAN BALDWIN’S full Reuters feature here.

New Ferrari V8: 320km/h Portofino has room for four

‘Unique combination of sportiness, elegance, comfort’ Most powerful Ferrari V8 engine yet Chassis lighter, but stiffer, than California T MARANELLO, Italy – The Ferrari Portofino is a new V8 GT claiming from the outset that it will dominate its segment with its combination of sportiness, elegance and comfort. This modest blog isn’t going to argue…

Hot Bottas takes it again – this time in Austria

SPIELBERG, Austria – Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas led from and awesome start right to the end of the 2017 Austrian Formula 1 GP’. Behind him were Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull’s Aussie driver Daniel Ricciardo. READ THE FULL STORY HERE READ MORE F1 features on Carman’s Corner here

R6.2m Ferrari GTC4 Lusso gets Champagne welcome in Cape Town

Ferrari’s latest supercar up close and personal SA launch coincides with opening of Waterfront showroom Ferrari GTC4 Lusso – four folk and their luggage CAPE TOWN, South Africa – The latest addition to the Ferrari range made its official debut on South African soil as Scuderia South Africa, the official Ferrari dealer, revealed a whole new…

Italian four-leafed clover brand re-buds in Franschhoek

Super-modern cars, historic village Mighty new V6 turbo in top models First order book load sold out already FRANSCHHOEK, Western Cape – Fiat Chrysler SA has introduced Alfa Romeo’s Giulia and Giulia Quattro Verde sports cars in this historic and picturesque, mountain-enclosed, village near Cape Town. Some models, described as “in limited supply”, have already…

Geneva birthday launch for fastest Ferrari so far

Geneva show, birthday bash, for Ferrari Special colour for this model only Max engine output beyond all else FASTEST FERRARI YET: The 70th anniversary 812 Superfast. Image: Ferrari / Newspress MARANELLO, Italy – Ferrari will use the upcoming 2017 Geneva auto show to launch its 12-cylinder 812 Superfast, said to be the most powerful and…

Ford GT tops McLaren and Ferrari in track test

Fastest Ford production car at 347.6km/h Segment’s most advanced active suspension Optimum downforce and balance at any speed DEARBORN, Michigan – Ford says the engine in its new Ford GT is its most powerful EcoBoost unit yet and, with its aerodynamics and top speed of 347.6km/h, the car is the fastest production Ford yet. In…