‘Erratic’ Perez gets F1 broadside from team boss

SINGAPORE – Formula 1’s Force India team boss Otmar Szafnauer, Reuters reports, has ”read the Riot Act” to driver Sergio Perez. Why? Reuters says he was describing Perez’ ”erratic performance” during the September 2018 Singapore Grand Prix as “unacceptable” after the Mexican pushed team mate Estaban Ocon into the track wall. ‘THERE WAS ENOUGH ROOM…’…

Off to Brighton in the family car – but 90 years ago

A century on, and the Panhard still running 90 years of London-Brighton runs in 2018 First owner-driver Shuttleworth died in WWII LONDON, England – The annual London-Brighton run is no stranger to celebrating milestones. On Sunday November 4, 2018, participants aboard pioneering pre-1905 vehicles will honour the 122 years since the original Emancipation Run of…

Hamilton hits the big four-oh under Singapore lights

SINGAPORE – Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton gave another masterclass here on Sunday (Sept 16) with an easy win from the Singapore F1 GP after starting from pole. He is now 40 points clear of his nearest title rival, Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel – and there are still six GP’s to go. Comparative newcomer Max Verstappen (Red Bull)…

Vettel on Singapore qualifying: ‘Hamilton isn’t untouchable’

SINGAPORE – Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel had a frustrating Saturday qualifying against Mercedes’ championship leader Lewis Hamilton with only third on the grid for the 2018 Singapore F1 GP. Vettel, according to a Reuters correspondent, seemed dominant in practice as he warmed up for Sunday’s race but still 30 points behind Hamilton with only seven races…

Jaguar XE SV Project 8: Seca lap makes Big Cat world’s fastest

Jaguar XE SV Project 8 ‘world’s fastest production sedan’ Randy Pobst clocks 1min37.54 on WeatherTech Raceway XE SV Project 8 quickest road-legal Jaguar yet LAGUNA SECA RACEWAY, California – Jaguar’s supercar-rivalling XE SV Project 8 has confirmed its status as the world’s fastest four-door car by setting a track record here. The 441kW, 322km/h four-door…

Supercharged Mustang: Tarlton terror – it’s a family affair

Supercharged Mustang blasts Tarlton drag strip Mustang Supercharged. ‘Now with added menace’ Got a quarter-million bucks to go (a lot!) faster? JOHANNSEBURG, Gauteng – A highly-evolved version of RGMotorsport’s Ford Mustang GT Supercharged has, the company says, ”stomped its authority on ‘Tuner Wars’, Tarlton drag-strip’s annual fast-car fest. The Wild West of Gauteng came alive…

You don’t have to like the driver to pick a winner

MONZA, Italy – Ferrari, according to Reuters F1 pundit Alan Baldwin, had every hope of winning its home Italian Grand Prix for the first time since 2010 last Sunday. ”But then they blew it,” the veteran motorsport writer said. However, The Corner replies, the wave of enthusiasm for the red cars included the usual put-down…

Media negativity spurs Hamilton to the win at Monza

MONZA, Italy – Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton equalled Michael Schumacher’s record of five Italian Grand Prix wins on Sunday (Aug 2) and left much-fancied Ferrari in their rubber dust. Despite a collision (judged a racing incident) between Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and Hamilton soon after the start which sent the Ferrari pilot to 18th, clever tyre management…

Vettel working for the win from Italian F1 GP

MONZA, Italy – Sebastian Vettel, according to a forecast from the Reuters news agency, can ”tighten the screw” on Formula 1 championship leader Lewis Hamilton at the Italian Grand Prix this weekend. His challenge:  to deliver Ferrari’s first Monza victory since 2010 while also matching British icon Stirling Moss’s 1950’s winning at the ‘Pista Magica’…

Upbeat Ricciardo taking engine penalty as a challenge

LONDON, England – Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo could be whacked with a grid penalty at the start of the 2018 Italian F1 GP  thanks to an engine change. He told Reuters: “I’ve done some of my best overtaking here and plan to do more this weekend as its likely I’ll have engine penalties.” Ricciardo was…

2018 Honda Quest: Ladies, gents, have you what it takes?

Are you tough enough to score in Honda Quest? Entries open to male and female bikers Be ready for 2500km of tough off-road riding JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Entries have opened for the 2018 Honda Quest True Adventure 2018 – said to be ”the ultimate adventure motorcycle competition on the ultimate adventure motorcycle, the Honda CRF1000L…

Ex-Indian F1 team still a Force to be reckoned with…

Force India still to be reckoned with Gupta connection severed from team Race driver’s dad takes over the reins SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium – The Force India Formula 1 team has suggested that racing fans continue to use the racing brand name even though the cars will be racing here over the weekend as a new mid-season…