Ford’s Jari-Matti Latvala edged out defending champion and championship leader Sebastien Loeb to victory in the Wales Rally of Great Britain, his second consecutive win at this event and second of the season. Latvala’s team-mate and former champion Petter Solberg finished third.
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.
It was a bitter-sweet weekend for Finn Jari-Matti Latvala and his BP-Ford teammates at the season-closing Rally of Great Britain in Wales, as title-contender Mikko Hirvonen retired at the end of day 1 – effectively handing the drivers’ championship to Citroen’s Sebastien Loeb – but still pulling off a victory after Loeb crashed out yesterday.
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.
Audi is now the second-most successful manufacturer in the history of the 24 Hours of Le Mans after the sole remaining R18 TDI of Andre Lotterer beat the Peugeot No 9 of Simon Pagenaud by a mere 13,854 second at the weekend.
WE live in an age when price rip-offs are common and the automotive industry is one of the worst offenders. Just about every part you buy has a price tag that is completely out of proportion to the costs of manufacturing, shipping and storing.
CAR magazine’s annual Top 12 Best Buys for 2011, in conjunction with FNB Vehicle Finance, appears in the March issue of CAR – currently on sale. But, we also wanted to know what our readers’ choices for each of the categories were. Since December, readers have cast their votes on CARmag.co.za and here you can read the full results and download the complete survey in pdf-form.
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.
A summary of the most significant appointments in the motor industry during the fourth quarter of 2010 and the beginning of 2011.
Last year’s edition of the annual Race of Champions (ROC) at the “bird’s nest” Olympic stadium in Beijing, China was a major success. But it was even more fitting to host this year’s event in Düsseldorf, Germany, which welcomed home its new Formula One world champion, Sebastian Vettel.