This incredible F1 package to the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya is the playground for all the top motor car racers from around the world. The race… Read more →
Frenchmen Sebastien Loeb and co-driver Daniel Elena edged closer to a ninth World Rally Championship title this weekend, as the Citroën duo bested rivals Jari-Matti Latvala and Miika Anttila (Ford World Rally Team) to win another Rallye Deutschland. Loeb and Elena’s Citroën team-mates Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen claimed the final podium spot.
The first six cars were covered by just 6,1 seconds at the end of 78 laps. While this may not have been a gripping race if you want overtaking, it was a Monaco classic where victory went to the driver looking after his tyres, running the best strategy available in the evolving conditions
Pastor Maldonado’s win in Spain was earned the hard way; a battle from start to finish with Fernando Alonso’s Ferrari. It was exactly the sort of victory Sir Frank would relish.
Four races into the season and I’m running out of superlatives. Yet another fascinating race in Bahrain brought the fourth different winner; the first time that’s happened since the start of 2003. And it also brought another upset to anticipated form. Gone from the podium were McLaren and Mercedes, replaced by Red Bull – and Lotus!
Volkswagen is set to enlarge its Amarok and 4Motion range in South Africa. We tackled an off-road coarse in Spain in the newcomers.
The Dakar Rally special stage between San Juan and Chilecito proved a challenging prospect with punishing rocky conditions proving a fertile ground for flat tyres and navigational errors.
The Citroën World Rally team celebrated its seventh constructors’ title this weekend as Sebastien Loeb sealed the manufacturer’s championship for the French outfit at Rally de Catalunya in Spain with a dominant victory. The Frenchman now looks to seal his eighth world title as the season heads to Wales.
Formula One fanatics are going to have to wait an extra two weeks for the season to start, as organizers of the Bahrain GP cancel the race that was due to kick off the season on March 11. The first race will be the Australian GP on March 27.
Last year wasn’t the best season for Finland’s Mikko Hirvonen. Despite plenty of earlier promise, he was off the boil for the BP-Ford World Rally Team. He talks us through what the challenges were, new competition and a new formula, as well as the new Fiesta WRC…