Tag Archive: Top Gear

Apr 26

Project CARS competition identifies the fastest virtual car racing drivers on earth (+video)

Virtual Car Racing Comes of Age

Project CARS competition identifies the fastest virtual car racing drivers on earth A unique Project CARS Esports season begins on Friday, April 15, that pits amateur and professional car racing aficionados from all over the world against each other in a series of competitions that identifies the fastest simulated car racing drivers in the world. The winners, which will be identified in October 2016, get to split almost $23,000 in cash prizes. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 11

Eddie Jordan chooses Top Gear over Channel 4

Eddie Jordan is added to the Top Gear presenting team, which is likely to rule him out of following F1 coverage to Channel 4
2015-06-06_1637 Eddie Jordan has been confirmed as the latest addition to the new look Top Gear presenting team when it returns in May, alongside a large line-up including Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc. Read the rest of this entry »
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Jun 20

Mahindra tests season two car

Successful two-day outing for new car in Dunsfold

Successful two-day outing for new car in DunsfoldMahindra Racing is the latest team to test its new technology for season two of the FIA Formula E Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 09

Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson: “Rallycross is brilliant!”

Co-presenters Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond watched their colleague in action from Lydden Hill’s race control tower

Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson:

The FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy was featured on last night’s episode of BBC Top Gear, with Jeremy Clarkson describing the sport as “brilliant” and James May stating that it is “pound for pound the most exciting sport in the world.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 06

Webber won’t miss ‘boy’ Vettel

Revenge on the track is sweeter

2013-06-06_0175Mark Webber, retiring from formula one at the end of the season, has admitted he will not miss his teammate Sebastian Vettel. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 18

‘Risk taker’ Hamilton beats Vettel on Top Gear

Lewis Hamilton could not contain his smile as he smashed Sebastian Vettel’s lap record on the British motoring television show Top Gear.

2013-02-04 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Jerez - Lewis Hamilton (3)2013-02-04 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Jerez - Lewis Hamilton (2)The 2008 world champion’s existing lap of the show’s test track in a Suzuki Liana, set on a wet and slippery track some years ago, was bettered by seven tenths by current world champion Sebastian Vettel. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 12

Stars race to honour Dan Wheldon for Alzheimer’s Society

“It’s good to stage the kart race here at Autosport International”

Autosport International Karting Challenge logoAutosport InternationalInternational stars from the world of two and four-wheeled motorsport, football, music and television, joined together to race in honour of British IndyCar Champion Dan Wheldon in the Autosport International Karting Challenge in aid of Alzheimer’s Society, on Friday, January 11. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 06

Group Lotus no longer Lotus team sponsor

Group Lotus will no longer sponsor the formula one team that bears its name.

2012-03-14 - Lotus F1 Team - 03Lotus LogoBut – as F1’s perpetually bizarre ‘Lotus’ saga takes another twist – the Enstone based team, formerly Renault, will continue to be known as Lotus in the coming years. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 02

Perez eyes move to ‘big team’ in two years

Sergio Perez insists he is “100 per cent” committed to Sauber, but revealed he would like to be with a “big team” within two years.

2012-03-24 - Sauber F1 Team - Malaysian Grand Prix - Sergio Perez 00Sergio Perez - photo SauberAfter his strong second place in Malaysia recently, and amid Felipe Massa’s struggle for form at Ferrari, speculation has linked Mexican Perez with an imminent move to the famous Maranello based team. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 12

Raikkonen broke wrist in Christmas crash

Kimi Raikkonen has revealed he actually broke his wrist just before Christmas.

2012-02-07 - Lotus F1 Team - E20 - Jerez - Kimi Raikkonen 052012-02-07 - Lotus F1 Team - E20 - Jerez - Kimi Raikkonen 02The media made much of the returning Lotus driver’s apparently hurt arm, but he insisted at the time it was “the smallest and slowest crash I’ve ever had”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 12

Vettel breaks ’62-year-old’ Barrichello’s Top Gear record

Sebastian Vettel has broken yet another record.

2011-06-11_11912011-06-12_1544The Red Bull driver, already the sport’s youngest ever race and title winner, broke Rubens Barrichello’s lap record whilst appearing on the popular British motoring programme Top Gear.

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Jun 02

Raikkonen refused entry to Briatore club in Monaco

Raikkonen was seen  in his yacht’s open spa

Kimi Raikkonen NASCARKimi RaikkonenFlavio Briatore addressed the media, proudly strolled the paddock and grid and appeared for the popular British motoring show ‘Top Gear’ as F1’s most prestigious grand prix took place last weekend in Monaco. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 08

Silverstone cold and drizzly on Thursday morning

Friday looks better

SilverstoneAs if right on cue for the beginning of the often weather-affected event, drizzle and cold air has greeted the formula one world at Silverstone early on Thursday morning. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 14

UK gov’t helped Brawn team to survive – Nick Fry

Brawn will be Mercedes-powered in 2010 – source

2009-06-06 - Turkish GP - BrawnGP - Nick Fry Chief Executive OfficerThe government of the United Kingdom helped to set the Brawn team on the road to the 2009 world championships. The Brackley outfit’s chief executive Nick Fry said senior government official Peter Mandelson played a leading role in helping the team survive in the wake of former owner Honda’s withdrawal. Read the rest of this entry »

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