Vice or nice? Miami split on welcoming 2019 F1 GP

Does Florida hold the keys to US F1 growth? Not all Miamians keen on street noise Will GP fans swamp the Everglades? LONDON, England – Formula 1 wants to inaugurate a street race in the American holiday paradise from 2019.the hoping to hold a race through the streets of central Miami next year. Sean Bratches,…

20 Jaguar i-Pace sedans all ready to race

I-Pace racecar shakedown, tyre tests, done World’s first production e-cars on way Jaguar Racing to work with M-Sport’s techies PRETORIA, Gauteng – The Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy will have its global public debut on the streets of Berlin on May 19 ahead of the FIA Formula E-Prix there. The standard version of the Jaguar I-Pace was…

Chromed for Rome: Jaguar unveils i-Type 3 for Italian E-Prix

LONDON, England – Panasonic Jaguar Racing has unveiled the concept livery for the Jaguar I-Type 3, its next-generation race car for the fifth series of the Formula E championship. The automaker sees the cars as ”another historic moment in Jaguar Land Rover’s electrification strategy”. And it is darn sexy…! The Gen 2 car, described as…

Audi e-tron Gran Turismo sparks into real life for E-Series

PlayStation virtual turns into racing reality All-electric concept car to be Formula E race taxi ‘E-mobility is rapidly gaining importance’ – Audi INGOLSTADT, Germany – Audi, with its fully electric e-tron Vision Gran Turismo concept car, says it is turning electric mobility into a tangible experience in a unique way. How’s That…? Well the car, originally…

Merc F1 teams-up with Tommy after being fired by Boss

LONDON, England – Formula 1 World champion Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes team mate Valtteri Bottas will be wearing Tommy Hilfiger for the 2018 season because his Mercedes team has announced partnership with the global fashion brand. 2017 (and earlier) clothing advertiser Hugo Boss has abandoned petrol-powered racing for the up-and-coming but parallel battery cars of…

Key Mercedes F1 sponsor switching to Formula E

FRANKFURT, Germany – German fashion brand Hugo Boss will end its association with Formula 1 at the end of the 2017 to switch its advertising spend to Formula E. The announcement came from HB’s chief executive Mark Langer in a report in the German magazine Focus, ending its association with the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 team…

Audi impresses in Formula E track tests at Valencia

  Team AudiSport puts in most laps of all teams Positive assessments by drivers Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi Getting set for next season of quiet auto competition VALENCIA, Spain – The new Audi e-tron FE04 has left a strong impression at the official pre-season testing of the Formula E electric racing series at…

E-tron FE04: New race car to spark Audi e-offensive

Formula E champion Lucas di Grassi in Audi e-tron FE04 Progressive livery and new powertrain with only one gear Daniel Abt becomes Audi factory driver, Allan McNish team boss NEUBERG, Germany – Audi presented the group’s first all-electric race car, the Audi e-tron FE04, in Neuburg  ( September 27 2017) which, the automaker says, “mirrors the…

End-of-road for fossil cars – what will it mean?

Banning fossil-fuel engines – what does it mean? Could SA may benefit from foreign lessons? Will pollution move from petrol to power stations? JOHANNESBURG, Cape Town – The Automobile Association in South Africa says it’s received questions about Britain’s proposal to ban sales of new petrol and diesel vehicles… with some implications for South Africa….

Di Grassi 2017 Formula E champion

Brazilian wins season 2017 title in Montreal Scores win and seventh in two-day race meet Audi Sport vice-champions in the teams’ classification MONTREAL, Canada – Audi Sport driver Lucas di Grassi is 2017 Formula E World champion after winning on Saturday and finishing seventh in Sunday’s finale here (July 29/30). The Brazilian Audi Sport driver…