Motor Sports

Classic Kicks Off With Celebration Football Match

Silverstone Classic is renowned for celebrating important anniversaries and 2016 is no different. To mark the 50th year since the 1966 World Cup Final between England and Germany, which took place just 70 miles down the road, six stars were drafted in to recreate the home nation’s famous victory, in support of Prostate Cancer UK – official charity partner of ...

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American Teenage Boy Gives Carl Haas Good Farewell

EFULA ABBAH The first American to drive an American-owned Formula One car in nearly 40 years, Santino Ferrucci seems to have had the premonition about Haas’ death. The brave teenager,who ran 55 laps for Haas F1 Team in a test at England’s Silverstone Circuit last week Tuesday, couldn’t be better mistaken for a clairvoyant, especially on the wheels, going by ...

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Ford Extends Race to 2019

EFULA ABBAH With a dramatic Le Mans 24 Hours GTE Pro class victory penultimate week, Ford Motor Company has announced that its factory-supported Ford GT race programme will continue for a minimum of three extra years in both IMSA and FIA WEC competitions. Raj Nair, Ford executive vice president and chief technical officer said that the company wanted to make ...

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King Joins GP2 Elite With Epic Maiden Victory!

British racer Jordan King on Sunday secured an historic maiden GP2 victory after a high-pressure, wet-weather charge from pole position in the series’ second race in Austria. On the morning of the Formula 1 Austrian Grand Prix, the 22-year old, who’s in his second season with Spanish squad Racing Engineering, held off the challenge from highly rated fellow Brits Oliver ...

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From Baby Stroller to Racing Car

Mathilda, seven-year-old girl after whom her father, Michael Paatz, named Mathilda Racing Team, says she might want to be a race car driver, when she is older, reports MATILDA FRANCES She has been smelling petrol fumes since she was a baby. Her father, Michael Paatz, has taken her to several races he has participated in over the years since she ...

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Hamilton, Rosberg Warm up for Festival of Speed 2016

MMercedes-Benz Grand Prix drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg have confirmed they will be among the glittering line-up of star drivers attending the world’s largest motoring garden party, now less than two weeks away. For the first time, the sell-out Festival of Speed crowd will be able to see (and hear) one of the new-generation turbo F1 cars, as the ...

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Hamilton Wins Monaco Grand Prix

Triple world champion Lewis Hamilton celebrated his first win of the Formula One season in a crash-filled Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday. While fortune finally favoured the Mercedes driver after a run of bad luck, team mate and championship leader Nico Rosberg finished seventh — 93.2 seconds behind — after being told to let the Briton past early on. Australian ...

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World Rally Championship: Citroen Leads on Sunday

…As Hyundai i20 Places Second Due to Stability Issues …Ford Fiesta RS Suffers broken handbrake, Places Fifth Citroen DS 3, driven by thirty-six-year-old, Kris Meeke from Northern, led in this year’s ongoing World Rally Championship’s four-day rough road event by 29.7seconds. Returning to the championship after missing the previous two rallies in the Americas,  Meeke’s, on Sunday, claimed a second ...

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