May has been a busy month filled with fun! It all started with a phone call from Lee and Maximillan Cooper from Gumball 3000 asking BAC Mono and myself to take part in some of the stages of the Gumball Rally. We couldn't resist the opportunity for some fun and to show off the car.
In the lead up to the first race weekend of the year there is lots of prep work to do; engineering meetings in Germany with the race team, simulator training and physical training to make sure we are set for the first six-hour race of the year...
Everybody is getting ready for summer and although I am still scrabbling about in my shed fixing up my historic car, I took delivery recently of a ...
New registration plates came out last month and I have already seen a fair few 16 plates tearing around the Oxfordshire countryside. However, I am not convinced that driving a brand new shiny car off the forecourt is really the best option for the savvy buyer and there are actually lots of bargains to be had buying a car second hand but it can be daunting as you are dealing with a lot of money and you have to trust the person you are buying it from.
I've had just a taster of what this future looks like with the Model S, and underneath its flashy, self-driving exterior beats a core ecosystem of cars and charging stations that can finally make my electric car dream come true.
What's a typical week for a racing driver? Well, we don't have one! That's part of the reason I love what I do - no two days have to be the same. 5th January and that's it, Christmas is over, goodbyes to the family and straight on a plane! First up it was off to compete in the Asian Le Mans series, then to Dubai for the annual Dubai 24hour and then to Kuala Lumpur.
As the technology of driverless cars develops we tend to think only of the vehicles themselves. The applications that will run on them are equally exciting and offer entrepreneurial developers a gold rush of opportunity.
In How It Works HQ, we've been counting down the days to the release of Spectre, so much so that we dedicated our cover feature to the cool tech that drives the amazing Aston Martin DB10 and other souped-up spy cars. If you thought the gadget-packed rides on the big screen were fictional, think again.
Sustainable, green and ecologically friendly are words that get thrown around a lot these days. But at Eco-Age, the consultancy firm behind the Green Carpet Challenge made so glamorously famous by Livia Firth, there are guidelines to uphold. They call them the "GCC Principles for Sustainable Excellence," and these include environmentally conscious rules as well as be-kind-to-all-humanity standards.
At this year's annual Apple love-in in California, the world's biggest tech company announced that for the first time, it was allowing users to lease its phones directly. While this was a minor footnote in a two-hour epic, it's a massive shot across the bow of the carriers that allow us to make calls on our smartphones.
Designed by Maurice Wilks, the Land Rover 'Ninety' or 'Defender' was launched in 1948 and is simply in a design class of its own. I had a neighbour...
The digital age of the automobile is approaching fast, and it's lead to a tense relationship between the carmakers who've been churning out mechanical objects and the tech giants who see cars as the next battleground for consumers' hearts and minds.
Owning a car in the city is, in practice, a pretty big drain. Not just on finances, but on space. According to TfL, there are 2.6m cars in London. That's over seven thousand miles of cars clogging up and polluting London's streets.
As I started my way back into the paddock I already felt heartbroken. I didn't know what to say. As we turned off the engine I remember people talking to me, I mean I could see them moving their lips towards mine. I could feel people asking if I enjoyed that.
I will let you in on a little secret: It took me about 70 lessons before I finally passed my driving test - on the 3rd attempt. You might think that 70 lessons isn't that embarassing - but what if I told you that these were all in automatic cars?
Lights are out this weekend in Melbourne and Sunday afternoons will ring loudly with the grunt of a hybrid V6. Okay, that will never get the excitement going...but for the petrolhead fans out there our off season is complete and it is time for the greatest race on Earth to begin once again.