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Bragging rights and money at stake in F1 finale

The Formula One season winds up in Abu Dhabi on Sunday with both titles won, Lewis Hamilton aiming to close the year on a winning note and big money still at stake for those further down the paddock pecking order. While four times world champion Hamilton’s Mercedes team mates can again look forward to healthy year-end bonuses, others are scrapping ...

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Historic Sports Car Club to Celebrate 60th Anniversary of Formula Junior

The Historic Sports Car Club’s feature at Autosport International will include a line-up of iconic Formula Junior cars to celebrate 60 years since the open wheel racing series’ inception at the NEC Birmingham from 11th-14th January 2018. First adopted in October 1958, the class was intended to provide an entry level where drivers could use inexpensive mechanical components from ordinary ...

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Strong Performance of Toyota Yaris WRC Goes Unrewarded in Australia

At the final round of the FIA World Rally Championship in Australia, Toyota Yaris WRC driver Esapekka Lappi has finished sixth. His team mate Jari-Matti Latvala was second right until the final Power Stage, when he went off. Nonetheless, he concluded the 2017 drivers’ championship in fourth position, after only the first full year for Toyota since returning to series ...

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Nissan to join 2018/19 Formula E Electric Racing Season

Nissan will become the first Japanese automotive brand to compete in the all-electric FIA Formula E racing championship starting in 2018. The move to participate in the growing Formula E series gives Nissan a highly visible global platform from which to spread the message of Nissan Intelligent Mobility – the company’s three-pillar strategy to redefine how its vehicles are driven, ...

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Frustrating End to the Season for Citroën C3 WRCS

The Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT had a frustrating final leg of the season with two of its crews – Stéphane Lefebvre/Gabin Moreau and Craig Breen/Scott Martin – retiring after going off within a few minutes of each other. Having re-joined under Rally2 rules, Kris Meeke and Paul Nagle ended Rally Australia in seventh position. On the third and final ...

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Ridgeline Baja Race Truck Continues Baja Podium Success

The Honda Racing Ridgeline Team once again proved to be “Baja Strong” in the 50th running of the classic Baja 1000 off-road race from Ensenada to La Pax, Mexico, leading their class multiple times and finishing second, the fourth podium finish for the Honda Ridgeline Baja Race Truck in five Baja races. Following the Honda Racing Ridgeline Team to the ...

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Aston Martin Wins FIA WEC GTE AM World Championship

Aston Martin Racing clinched the GTE Am drivers’ and teams’ titles in the final round of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship at Bahrain on Saturday. Capping an astonishing season that included seven pole positions and four victories for the crew of the #98 Aston Martin V8 Vantage GTE, Paul Dalla Lana, Mathias Lauda and Pedro Lamy covered themselves in ...

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Hamilton Calls for More Security for F1 Drivers

…As Mercedes Team Members Suffer Armed Robbery in Brazil Lewis Hamilton has urged Formula One to improve security after armed robbers held up members of his Mercedes team outside the Brazilian Grand Prix circuit. “Some of my team were held up at gunpoint last night leaving the circuit here in Brazil. Gun shots fired, gun held at ones head. This ...

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