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F1 legend Mika Häkkinen designs luxury electric superbike

Mika Häkkinen and Verge Motorcycles

Two-time Formula champion Mika Häkkinen has teamed up with Verge Motorcycles to launch a limited edition model limited to just 100 bikes. Designed by Finnish star, it features a stylish and bold design combined with Verge’s unique technology. “I know from experience what it takes to develop a vehicle that …

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Mercedes-AMG One sets new Nurburgring lap record

Mercedes-AMG One

The F1-inspired Mercedes-AMG One has become the fastest production car to lap the famous Nurburgring Nordschleife. The new hypercar clocked 6:35.183 minutes, beating the previous record (set by a Porsche 911 GT2 RS) by a remarkable eight seconds. Despite less-than-ideal track conditions, DTM racing driver Maro Engel waited until his …

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Ultra limited edition Alpine A110 R Fernando Alonso

Alpine A110 R Fernando Alonso

In the same week that the most extreme version of the A110 R road car was revealed, Alpine has announced a new special edition created with F1 legend Fernando Alonso. Only 32 examples of the exclusive performance model will be made, matching the two-time champ’s number of Grand Prix wins. …

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#BillyWhizz takes delivery of Toyota GR Supra

Billy Monger's adapted Toyota GR Supra

Racing driver Billy Monger is all set to take on a unique para sport challenge to be broadcast on Channel 4 in August – with a little help from Toyota. The 21-year-old, who achieved success in the Ginetta Junior and British F4 race series before tragically losing both his legs …

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Drag race: Bloodhound LSR vs Formula One car

Bloodhound LSR

Watch how the Bloodhound LSR stacks up against a Formula 1 car and a Bugatti Chiron… The Bloodhound Land Speed Record team has released a video which imagines how the jet-powered challenger compares with other fast cars. Covid-19 has inevitably had an impact on discussions with potential sponsors, so the …

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Alfa Romeos unleashed in Milan

Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 team in Milan

The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 team made a special appearance on the streets of Milan this week, ahead of the Italian Grand Prix. The Formula One racer, along with the range-topping Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio and Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio, was taking part in the opening of “F1 Unleash”. The …

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2018 F1 Season: Half-way review

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With an unexpectedly close title race unfolding, technical modifications will be the main focus for all teams in the upcoming summer break. So too will strategies relating to ‘secondary’ drivers, and how they may decoy rivals, enabling their team to get the best results possible. Here, Automotive Blog looks at …

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Jenson Button’s Ford GT for sale

2005 Ford GT - Ex Jenson Button MBE

A 2005 Ford GT first owned by ex-F1 World Champion Jenson Button is to be offered for sale by Silverstone Auctions. The car is one of five ‘VIP’ marked models and will go under the hammer with an estimate of £250,000 to £300,000 at Race Retro, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire (February …

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Jenson rolls up in an R-R

Jenson Button in a Rolls-Royce Ghost for the Canadian Grand Prix

McLaren star Jenson Button arrives in style for the Canadian Grand Prix. Jenson Button, who will drive various Rolls-Royces to selected Grands Prix this season, has chosen a Wraith and Ghost during the Grand Prix Du Canada weekend. “I am absolutely delighted to be accompanied by the very best in …

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Why endurance racing is the winning formula

Traditionally, endurance racing has always been the cauldron of competition that has forged the future of road car technology. The gruelling struggle against both fellow competitors and the cruel mistress of reliability that is round the clock racing breeds performance – but performance that lasts. For example, dual-clutch gearboxes, disc …

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