Motor

Formula E: Inspiring the Future of Transport

Ken M Allen | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK
Ken M Allen

Around two years ago, Formula E was nothing but an idea. Looking at the world's first fully-electric racing championship today, it is amazing to see how that idea has transformed into reality.

Tea with Luc Donckerwolke - Designer Director of Bentley Motors

Lara Platman | Posted 22.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lara Platman

For some might think I had planned this, and perhaps they may indeed be correct, as I do really love to find out what are the inspirations of a designer of beautiful cars. I managed to cut straight to the chase, as I didn't know how long I would have before speeches - or we would be separated.

Northern Ireland Mortar 'Had Helicopter Target'

PA | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK

A bid by dissident republicans to attack a police helicopter near the Irish border may have been foiled, it emerged tonight. A mortar device pointi...

Government Must Fuel UK Automotive Ambition

Richard Burden | Posted 14.09.2013 | UK Politics
Richard Burden

Just a few weeks ago, the world's fiercest and fastest racing drivers returned to Silverstone for what turned out to be a thrilling British Grand Prix. While our exceptional British drivers have had mixed fortunes on the track this season, for me the return of Formula One to our shores is always an ideal opportunity to recognise British success in automotive more widely.

Driver Quotes From Australian GP Practice

Todd McCandless | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

The conventional theory is that you can discern very little from winter testing and that notion carries over to the first practice session of the firs...

Harder to Get on Two-Wheels Than Ever Before?

Carli Smith | Posted 18.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Carli Smith

With even more rules and regulations being introduced for motorcycle licences, it would seem that it is becoming increasingly difficult to get onto two wheels. 2013 saw the introduction of 3DLD a.k.a. regulations to limit the power of the machine that you can ride at certain ages, but is it really harder than ever before?

Cold Tires, 15 Points, a Title and a Gearbox Change

Todd McCandless | Posted 18.01.2013 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

It all comes down to 15 points.

Sauber Fishing for Ferrari in the Pond of Turbo

Todd McCandless | Posted 08.10.2012 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

A few years ago, BMW had a Formula One team and they had made the move from engine partner with Williams F1 to a full-fledged team. Having purchased Peter Sauber's F1 team, BMW set realistic goals and marched forward in their quest with success and methodical achievements under the leadership of Dr. Mario Theissen.

Perez Has a Score to Settle at Monaco

Todd McCandless | Posted 18.07.2012 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

Sergio Perez was having a drive of his life a year ago in Monaco. I was stunned at his pace around the principality and commented quite strongly how his performance made me a fan and showed a true sign of a man who will be a contender...then he hit the wall.

Is Alonso Obscuring Ferrari's Bigger Issues?

Todd McCandless | Posted 25.06.2012 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

Is it tires? Is it aerodynamics? The short answer...it's both. Ferrari may have an aerodynamic focus, like all teams, and a real struggle managing the new Pirelli tires, like all teams, but perhaps the biggest delta in performance is what is happening behind the scenes in Maranello that is creating the lack of pace and Fry says this has to change.

Hamilton Gets Management Boost With Coton

Todd McCandless | Posted 10.04.2012 | UK
Todd McCandless

McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton faces a challenging season like all the drivers on the 2012 Formula One grid. Hamilton has a new look to his management ...

NASCAR Facing F1-Style Cash Woes and Paying Drivers

Todd McCandless | Posted 25.03.2012 | UK
Todd McCandless

Let's face it, times are tough. The economic situation has just about every corner of life reeling with uncertainty and motor sport is no different. W...

Pirelli's Three Bears Quest for 'Just Right'

Todd McCandless | Posted 17.03.2012 | UK
Todd McCandless

Last year saw Pirelli return to Formula One as the sole-supplier for the series. The challenge was to supply the grid with tires in roughly nine month...

Why NASCAR Is Better Than F1...In Some Things

Todd McCandless | Posted 04.03.2012 | UK
Todd McCandless

While the following information isn't much of a secret or big strategic initiative, it sometimes seems like it is when you juxtapose it with what formula One is currently doing to promote itself.

The music has stopped in F1

Todd McCandless | Posted 13.02.2012 | UK
Todd McCandless

In the Formula One version of musical chairs, the music may be close to stopping and the vacant seats are few. Today's announcement by Scuderia Toro ...

Mercedes AMG: FOTA is 'Vital'

Todd McCandless | Posted 04.02.2012 | UK
Todd McCandless

Ferrari and Red Bull's announcement that they were leaving the Formula One Teams Association (FOTA) is a bump in the road toward the mission of of the...

Lotus Renault GP Signs Raikkonen for 2012, One Driver Too Many?

Todd McCandless | Posted 29.01.2012 | UK
Todd McCandless

Lotus Renault GP announced the signing of world champion Kimi Raikkonen for 2012. The elusive Finnish driver has reputation of being a disengaged employee and yet his fans are some of the most ardent in the business.

Ecclestone Answers Austin GP: 'They Haven't Got the Money'

Todd McCandless | Posted 24.01.2012 | UK
Todd McCandless

The Circuit of the Americas group offered a press release earlier today stating they have proffered a contract to Formula One Management's (FOM) Bernie Ecclestone that was inclusive of the initial payment for sanctioning fees to host the race in Austin in 2012 should the F1 boss agree to it.

Austin GP Set for Ignominy

Todd McCandless | Posted 16.01.2012 | UK
Todd McCandless

Several months ago a new venture in Austin Texas was announced. Formula One would return to America. The excitement was tempered with a heavy dose of skepticism because few knew who Tavo Hellmund was and we'd just survived the failed USF1 team's still-birth.

Lewis Hamilton's Win Is Good, but the Smile Is Better

Todd McCandless | Posted 14.01.2012 | UK
Todd McCandless

Hamilton has had collisions, poor performances and mentally difficult races in 2011. The announcement of his split with long-time girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger is rumoured to be the single element weighing on him in his personal life and affecting his professional drives.

Senna's McLaren? Yes, You Can Drive That Too

Todd McCandless | Posted 07.01.2012 | UK
Todd McCandless

McLaren, I've learned over the years, doesn't do anything half-hearted. n fact, they are very selective in who they work with and who they choose to lend their name to. One looks no further than the myriad games, toys and swag bereft of their name to see that truism.

Why Sebastian Vettel Should be Your Investment Broker

Todd McCandless | Posted 04.01.2012 | UK
Todd McCandless

Let's face it, India has a Formula One race because it has potential for economic growth, marketing appeal and someone over there had a wad of cash to invest in a purpose-built circuit in the Noida region in which to hold an inaugural race. Dust, dogs, bats, mice and more all congealed to make last Sunday's race one for the history books.

Is a 20+ Race Schedule a Bridge Too Far for F1?

Todd McCandless | Posted 31.12.2011 | UK
Todd McCandless

With the announcement of the new Grand Prix of America in New Jersey for 2013, the focus gets narrower as McLaren's Martin Whitmarsh shares his concer...

Indian Grand Prix Means Nothing... In Context

Todd McCandless | Posted 24.12.2011 | UK
Todd McCandless

Sameer Gaur has a tough job. It culminates this week in India. He is the youngest of three sons and his father is the founder of Jaypee Sports Inter...

New Jersey, New York and new love for F1 in America?

Todd McCandless | Posted 22.12.2011 | UK
Todd McCandless

As the announcement of a possible second race in the United States of America looms on the horizon of next week, it brings to mind the place of Americ...