David Hobbs

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The rising star of the WEC shines over Silverstone

(0) Comments | Posted 9 April 2015 | (19:33)

Motorsport fans might feel spoilt for choice this weekend as the World Endurance Championship and Formula One vie to attract viewers in Britain and China respectively.

Spoilt? Well perhaps if you're petrolhead enough to take in both but my allegiances will be well and truly pitched in the WEC camp...

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F1: Why Jean-Eric Vergne Should Replace Kimi Raikkonen at Ferrari

(0) Comments | Posted 16 January 2015 | (12:17)

New Ferrari test driver Jean-Eric Vergne has targeted a drive with Ferrari in 2016 which when you get to the nitty-gritty means he wants Kimi Raikkonen's seat. Barring some disaster on a 'Fernando Alonso at McLaren in 2007' scale Sebastian Vettel won't be leaving Maranello for a long time yet,...

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2014 Review: Top 5 Motorsport Highlights

(0) Comments | Posted 28 December 2014 | (22:56)

Lewis Hamilton, Daniel Ricciardo, Anthony Davidson, Porsche, Mark Webber: 2014 gave so many motorsport thrills that it ranks as one of the best years for racing from national level to the peaks of Formula 1. And what made it even better was the success of home grown talent...

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There's So Much More British Motorsport Success Beyond F1 But You Wouldn't Know It

(0) Comments | Posted 4 December 2014 | (12:50)

Three years ago, sportscar driver Allan McNish had a huge crash at Le Mans that destroyed his car and left many at the scene fearing for his safety before he was helped out by the marshals.

Two years ago, Anthony Davidson had another huge crash at Le Mans that left...

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Belgian GP: WEC Champion Andre Lotterer Wins Caterham Drive, Kamui Kobayashi Out

(1) Comments | Posted 20 August 2014 | (15:37)

Andre Lotterer will make his Formula 1 debut at this weekend's Belgian Grand Prix, the Caterham team has confirmed.

Lotterer, who won the 2012 World Endurance Championship with Audi team-mates Marcel Fassler and Benoit Treluyer, replaces Kamui Kobayashi at the troubled Caterham outfit although the Japanese driver remains...

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Lewis Hamilton's Brother Nicolas Targets BTCC 2015

(3) Comments | Posted 18 August 2014 | (15:29)

Lewis Hamilton's brother Nicolas has set his sights on racing in Britain's premier racing series, the British Touring Car Championship.

The 22-year-old made the announcement on his personal website and Twitter although he did not say whether or not he had secured a drive with a team.


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Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Open (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

(7) Comments | Posted 23 July 2014 | (16:14)

Glasgow's Commonwealth Games began with a bang when an impressive Opening Ceremony won plaudits for its warmth and good humour.

After seven years' wait, the city could at last welcome the athletes and crowds to Celtic Park where a uniquely Glaswegian event was staged in front of the...

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British Grand Prix 2014: Lewis Hamilton Recovers From 'Kick In The Balls' (PHOTOS)

(2) Comments | Posted 6 July 2014 | (18:31)

Lewis Hamilton paid tribute to his home fans' support as he reflected on his second British Grand Prix victory after a difficult first two days at Silverstone.

The Mercedes driver took his fifth win of the season and closed the gap on team-mate Nico Rosberg to just four...

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British Grand Prix 2014: Is Lewis Hamilton Facing Crucial Moment In F1 Title Race?

(0) Comments | Posted 5 July 2014 | (23:06)

If ever body language gave a hint of a good story, then the postures of Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton spoke volumes as both prepared for very different - and personal - race days at the British Grand Prix.

Formula 1 championship leader Rosberg staged a...

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British Grand Prix 2014: Max Chilton Ecstatic With 'Awesome' Qualifying

(0) Comments | Posted 5 July 2014 | (18:57)

Max Chilton could be doing some singing and dancing to keep the rain clouds above Silverstone for Sunday's British Grand Prix after the weather gods helped him produce a stunning qualifying result.

The Marussia driver was left buzzing after Saturday's session which nearly landed him and team-mate Jules Bianchi with...

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British Grand Prix: Jenson Button 'Overwhelmed' With British Support

(0) Comments | Posted 5 July 2014 | (18:03)

Jenson Button was thrilled after an "emotional" qualifying display that put him third on the grid for his home grand prix and revelling in the support of the crowd in his first appearance at Silverstone since his father died.

The McLaren driver secured his best result since Brazil...

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British Grand Prix 2014: Nico Rosberg On Pole Position

(0) Comments | Posted 5 July 2014 | (15:39)

Nico Rosberg will start the British Grand Prix from pole position after a thrilling Formula 1 qualifying hour that left his team-mate and rival Lewis Hamilton firmly in his shadow.

In a topsy turvy session dominated by the changing weather, the race order looked like a...

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British Grand Prix 2014: Red Bulls Top Times After Wet Final Practice

(0) Comments | Posted 5 July 2014 | (11:49)

For the first time this season, there was the unusual sight of two Red Bulls at the top of the timing sheets after final practice before qualifying for the British Grand Prix - but don't read too much into that as the session was punctuated with showers.

After the heat...

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Austrian GP: Allan McNish Can't See Past Mercedes At Red Bull Ring (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted 19 June 2014 | (18:50)

Don’t expect anything other than a Mercedes victory at the Red Bull Ring this weekend even after Daniel Ricciardo’s success in Canada that broke the Silver Arrows’ 100% winning record.

That’s the verdict of former Formula 1 driver and BBC commentator, Allan McNish, who thinks a return to...

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Le Mans: Audi Won With Some Help From 'Lady Luck', Says Team Boss Dr Ullrich

(0) Comments | Posted 16 June 2014 | (13:13)

The winning Audi drivers thought their chances of victory at this year's Le Mans had gone after a turbo problem cost them the lead early on Sunday morning.

As dawn began to break, Benoit Treluyer, Marcel Fassler and Andre Lotterer could only watch as mechanics worked on their...

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Le Mans: Aston Martin Win GTE Am Class After Tough Battle

(0) Comments | Posted 15 June 2014 | (14:30)

Aston Martin Racing won GTE Am at Le Mans to take its third class win in the 24 Hours since the team was formed in 2004.

Kristian Poulsen took the chequered flag in the all-Danish Young Driver line-up that included David Heinemeier Hansson and Nicki Thim, finishing two laps ahead...

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Audi Wins Le Mans For 13th Time Ahead Of Toyota And Porsche (PHOTOS)

(3) Comments | Posted 15 June 2014 | (11:46)

Audi won Le Mans for the 13th time but only after a war of attrition that put all the leading teams through the wringer before Benoit Treluyer took the chequered flag to end one of the most dramatic 24 Hours in years.

The win was the third in four years...

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Le Mans: Audi Stay Ahead But Lead Cars Swap Places (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted 15 June 2014 | (09:07)

The latest twist in an enthralling Le Mans 24 Hours came in the 17th hour as the lead changed hands from one Audi to another.

Having taken over at the head of the field with 10 hours to go, the #2 R18 e-tron quattro had been running with...

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Le Mans: Porsche Lead After Three Hours While Audi And Toyota Suffer (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted 14 June 2014 | (18:50)

Toyota controlled nearly all of the opening three hours of the Le Mans 24 Hours but it was the weather that dominated the race and was making the headlines.

The #20 Porsche 919 Hybrid of Timo Bernhard led Stephane Sarrazin in the #7 Toyota TS040 Hybrid and Benoit Treluyer in...

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Le Mans: Nissan ZEOD RC Sets All-Electric Record (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted 14 June 2014 | (12:54)

Nissan made history at Le Mans with its revolutionary ZEOD RC recording the first ever all electric lap of the 8.5-mile circuit during the morning warm-up for the race.

GT Academy winner Wolfgang Reip, who will start the race for Nissan, was at the wheel as the...

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