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WEC: Andy Priaulx: 2017 is 'best opportunity' to become two-category world champion

<b>Andy Priaulx is not holding back on his ambition to win the World Endurance Championship GTE title in 2017.</b><p>The Ford factory driver, who finished …

Le Mans

Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton beats Sebastian Vettel to pole position in Australia

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has secured pole position for the 2017 Formula 1 season opener in Australia, beating Ferrari’s Sebastian …

Formula One

Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton predicts ‘tight race’ in Australia after taking pole position

Lewis Hamilton is expecting a “tight race” in Australia after taking pole position for the 2017 Formula 1 season opener.<p>The British driver set the …

Formula One

Formula 1: Sebastian Vettel: Pole in Australia was not possible

Sebastian Vettel says pole position for the Australian Grand Prix was out of reach for Ferrari, despite scoring the team’s first front row appearance …

Formula One

Formula 1: Valtteri Bottas 'not satisfied' with third on grid

Valtteri Bottas says he is “not satisfied” with third on the grid for his Mercedes debut at the 2017 Australian Grand Prix.<p>The Finn challenged at the …

Formula One

Lewis Hamilton: “There’s too many dudes in the paddock!”

Lewis Hamilton is looking forward to seeing all of the cars out on track in a competitive spirit.<p>Speaking at the press conference ahead of this …

Formula One

Five things to look out for this F1 season

1. Ferrari’s rejuvenation<p>F1 desperately needs a threat to the monopoly of Mercedes, who have won 51 of the past 59 races, and might just have discovered it at the revived <i>Scuderia</i>.<p>Kimi Raikkonen’s Ferrari was the first to dip below 1 min 19 secs during testing in Barcelonanic, suggesting that the …

Motorsport

Tech analysis: Mercedes bare its teeth ahead of the season opener

Mercedes may have what many considered to be the most advanced of the 2017 designs but the German team has not rested on its laurels.<p>Numerous changes …

Motorsport

What Is This Car Porsche Keeps Teasing?

This secret sports car has been teased in Porsche videos for a month, what is it, and when will we see it?<p>Porsche / YouTube<p>In three different YouTube …

Supercars

Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is faster on Top Gear track than BMW M3

Now in its second season, the new Top Gear is starting to get better. While the first Chris Evans-hosted season was sort of a mess and maligned by …

Gasoline

How the Koenigsegg Regera Can Do a Burnout at 160 MPH

Adding gears to the Regera wouldn't make it any faster. And it'd be pointless. Here's why.<p>The Koenigsegg Regera is unlike any other supercar in the world right now. Yes, it has a V8, batteries, electric motors and makes 1500 horsepower, which is similar to a number of recent supercars, but the way …

Engineering

Do You Know What A BMW M2 With Performance Package Decals Looks Like?

You may already know what a BMW M2 with the performance package decals looks like. Here’s what it looks like on film, if you are so inclined.<p>This …

BMW

Former champion Damon Hill has warned Mercedes to treat Lewis Hamilton well

Lewis Hamilton did not get off to a great start last season, which ultimately led him to finish second in the driver's title as his teammate Nico Rosberg won his maiden title. However, the German driver decided to call it quits a few days after his victory, baffling experts. With no Rosberg, …

Formula One

Honda '100% committed to McLaren and F1 despite Mercedes rumours

Share this article on Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Email<p>Honda remains "100% committed" to a future with McLaren in Formula 1, despite a troubled …

Motorsport

2017 BMW M760i Review: The fast and the luxurious

Able to be both a rocket ship and an ocean liner, the M760i has an impressive breadth of abilities.

BMW

ICYMI: TG drives the Jaguar I-Pace

We’re quite excited about the Jaguar I-Pace, which was revealed at last year’s LA motor show.<p>Before it was shipped off to Switzerland for Geneva, Jag …

Gasoline

2019 Mercedes-AMG GT 4 to take on BMW M6 Gran Coupe

We still have a few years of the gorgeous BMW M6 Gran Coupe, the four-door 6 Series variant that may very well be the best looking modern BMW. Before …

Lotus Elise Somehow Sheds 90 Pounds for New Sprint Special Edition

Colin Chapman would be pleased<p>Free Price Quote From a Local Dealer<p>View Special Offers<p>No Obligation, Fast & Simple Free New Car Quote<p>Change Car<p>What, is your 1,849-pound Lotus Elise is too heavy for you? Apparently, Lotus agrees. The British automaker thought the featherweight Elise looked a little …

Engineering

Watch How Ford and M-Sport Built the Fire-Spitting Focus RS RX

Ford put together a sweet mini-documentary showing how it developed a 600-horsepower Focus rallycross car in under a year.<p>Professional-level racing car programs usually invest years worth of development and testing before a car hits the track for competition. Builders want to extract as much …

Gasoline

Oops! Former Williams F1 reserve Susie Wolff loses drivers license in U.K.

Former Williams F1 reserve driver and Mercedes ambassador Susie Wolff has had her driving license revoked after being caught speeding in the …

Sergio Perez exclusive: 'I came to Europe on my own at 15 - I decided early on to fight for my dream'

Sergio Pérez was, like much of the world on Nov 9 last year, still absorbing the shock of Donald Trump’s presidential election win when one particular message caught his eye.<p>The tweet came from his too-cool-for-school sunglasses sponsors, Hawkers, and it read: “Mexicans, put on these glasses so …

Motorsport

Red Bull’s Christian Horner says F1 is in need of competitive racing

Team principal believes new owners must act if Mercedes continue to dominate the sport but imposing artificial restrictions would not work<p>Further sustained dominance by Mercedes would be unpalatable for Formula One, according to Christian Horner, and the Red Bull principal believes the sport’s new …

Formula One

Wayne Taylor Racing leads Cadillac sweep at Sebring

Ricky Taylor edged out Joao Barbosa to give Wayne Taylor Racing and Cadillac victory in the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring and a sweep of the …

Le Mans

BMW 540i xDrive review: 4WD saloon driven

<b>BMW 540i, sounds almost retro…</b><p>Well, given that the last 540i, an E39, went the way of all rusty things almost 15 years ago, that’s one way to view …

Engineering

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