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How do you spell Porsche?

This in from twitter: @OllieDjMartin A friend in Dubai took his 911 in for a prang repair, this is what Porsche did… BRILLIANT! For the record, it’s P-O-R-S-C-H-E.

I’m back, what next?

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I’m back from my overseas holiday. It was an awesome month away which saw me visit the homes of Mercedes-Benz and Porsche in Stuttgart, Audi in Ingolstadt, BMW in Munich and Volkswagen in Wolfsburg. And, of course, there was that sub-8 minute lap of the Nürburgring, plus the extra 10 laps I drove myself. You […]

BBC sacks Jeremy Clarkson

According to media reports the BBC is ready to sack leading Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson. Two weeks after Clarkson was suspended and subject to an internal investigation the BBC has been able to confirm claims the outgoing host did assault a colleague. It is believed the BBC investigation found that Clarkson verbally abused long-term […]

Adriana ponders Pirelli buyout

Adriana Lima woke in a sweat this morning with news that Chinese company ChemChina is about to launch a €7.1b deal which will give it a controlling stake in the Italian tyre giant Pirelli. The deal, agreed to by Pirelli shareholders on the weekend, involves a complicated series of moves that will see ChemChina buyout […]

No hope for 2015 German Grand Prix

Nico Rosberg’s hopes of defending his German Grand Prix title in 2015 appear dashed after the Hockenheim boss ruled out his venue for hosting duties. Under the usual alternating agreement with the Nürburgring the German Grand Prix was due to be held there in 2015. However, the Ring’s financial woes meant it was not able […]

“We have to be strong, like Jules”

Philippe Bianchi, father of Jules, has recently spoken to Italian media about his son’s condition. Unfortunately, and usurprisingly, it’s not terribly encouraging news. “Jules is still in a coma. As long as he does not wake up, the only thing we can do is wait,” Philippe Bianchi told Gazzetta dello Sport. “It takes patience, a […]

OFFICIAL: Formula 1 on Foxtel from 2015

Lewis Hamilton’s title defence will start in Australia in mid-March and Australian viewers will be able to see it all live in high definition on Fox Sports. In news announced today Fox Sports has signed a five-year agreement which will see it broadcast live every practice session, every qualifying session and every race, starting with […]

Formula 1 to Foxtel in 2016?

Australian Formula 1 fans could soon be switching to pay television if they want to follow a full season of live coverage. According to media reports Foxtel and Channel 10 will be mirroring the UK television deal which sees pay TV network Sky Sports covering the full season, while the BBC picks up the scraps […]

New vehicle sales report – 2014

For just the third time in Australia’s history we bought over 1.1 million new vehicles in a calendar year. Despite this, all states—expect New South Wales—sold fewer vehicles compared with 2013 and total sales across the country dropped 2.0% to 1,111,224; down from last year’s record high sales mark of 1,136,227. The irrepressible march of […]

Update on Jules Bianchi

In a recent update the family of Jules Bianchi confirmed he remains unconscious but continues to fight. He has been moved from intensive care and has commenced a program of rehabilition therapy. “It was a significant and very comforting step for us to be able to bring Jules home to France last month, to continue […]

Happy birthday Michael

Seven-time Formula 1 world champion Michael Schumacher turns 46 today. We wish him well. It’s now over a year since his near-fatal accident on the ski slopes of Meribel in France. According to an interview with Reuters given by his manager, Sabine Kehm, late last year Michael still has “long fight” for recovery. “We need […]

Albert Park F1 history under the hammer this weekend

A slice of motorsport history is up for sale this weekend when 380 Montague Street, Albert Park is offered for auction. The 120-year-old property is owned by the colourful Paul Vellacot who has been on the Melbourne car club scene for years. The property consists of two parcels, a three bedroom cottage and the old […]

Ghosts on the wall at 380 Montague Street

Jack Brabham, Juan Manuel Fangio and Paul Frere. They’re some pretty ace names to have signed on your garage wall, don’t you think! And there’s more too: Not only is this double fronted Victorian one of Albert Park’s last opportunities to capture a residence of such pure potential, this remarkable property is made even more […]

Flaming hips: The art of auto camouflage

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You’re all familiar with the lengths car makers will take to ensure their prototypes are hard to recognise when they’re out in public view. Crazy patterned vinyl wraps seem to be the best way to fool the eye and, importantly, the camera lens. This Mercedes-AMG GT almost looks cool with its flaming style camouflage wrap, […]

Nürburgring fans, meet Viktor Kharitonin

Viktor Kharitonin is a name you may not have heard of before. He’s a Russian business tycoon with connections to Roman Abramovich and has made his cash in pharmaceuticals, among other things. According to recent reports Kharitonin has stepped in to save the Nürbrgring by buying a controlling stake in the Capricorn consortium which won […]