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Chris Evans to get richer at Goodwood Revival

The new host of Top Gear, Chris Evans, will reach new heights of knobbery after he auctions off a lazy 13 cars from his very impressive collection at the Goodwood Revival. Six Ferraris headline the list, joined by a trio of Jags, a Mercedes, a Fiat, a Daimler and a Chitty Chitty Bang Bang replica. […]

Former Top Gear hosts transform to Amazon Prime

Former Top Gear hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May have signed an exclusive deal with Amazon’s online streaming service. Long-time executive producer Andy Wilman’s services have also been secured for the show which will premiere in 2016. So much for that Netflix rumour. Currently an annual subscription to Amazon Prime costs £79 in […]

V8 Supercars takes over Bathurst 12 Hour

It’s happened. V8 Supercars will take over the promotional rights to the Bathurst 12 Hour race. Here’s the first few paragraphs of the announcement: In a landmark agreement for GT Racing in Australia, Supercars Events, in partnership with Bathurst Regional Council, has acquired the rights to manage the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour Event at Mount […]

Steve McQueen: The man and Le Mans

Steve McQueen, racer and actor, was the king of cool and he’s the latest motorsport icon to be featured on the silver screen. Check out the trailer to Steve McQueen: The man and Le Mans after the break. Steve McQueen: The man and Le Mans is the story of obsession, betrayal and ultimate vindication. It […]

Jules Bianchi 1989–2015

French Formula 1 driver Jules Bianchi passed away today, finally succumbing to the severe head injuries he suffered after crashing at the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix. He was 25-years-old. The news was confirmed in a statement published to Facebook by the Bianchi family. Word of Bianchi’s death comes just days after Jules’ father, Phillipe, spoke on […]

Snow on Mount Panorama!

Parts of New South Wales and south-east Queensland awoke to a fresh blanket of snow this morning and here’s something you don’t see every day: snow on Mount Panorama in Bathurst! This image of the downhill run from Skyline was shared on twitter. There’s a two more images of a snowy “mountain” after the break […]

Philippe Bianchi: “There is no significant progress”

The father of Jules Bianchi spoke to a French radio station recently and said there has been “no significant progress” in his son’s recovery from the injuries suffered in his accident at the Japanese Grand Prix last October. “In general, progress needs to be made in the first six months,” Philippe Bianchi said in an […]

Clarkson, Hammond and May to Netflix?

The rumours have been around for a while, but it now appears certain former Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May will front a new motoring program on the online streaming network Netflix. According to reports the hosts have had a number of possible options to consider, including UK broadcasters ITV. With […]

Nürburgring management bans lap records

The fallout from the tragic accident at the Nürburgring in the VLN1 race back in March has continued with the track’s owners, capricorn Nürburgring GmbH, deciding to extend the speed limits initially introduced for motorsport only to all Nordschleife track activites. That means all Touristenfahrten days will have speed limits. All private track days will […]

2015 LM24: Live coverage guide (Australia)

Live streaming, live television, live timing and live audio, here’s how to follow the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans. Race start: 11pm Saturday (AEST) Race finish: 11pm Sunday (AEST) Official race website Live streaming Official ACO app: iOS & Android Official team feeds: Audi, Nissan & Porsche Live television (Foxtel Australia, times AEST) SAT […]

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 […]