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Video: Chaos ensues in pileup at Macau tin-top race

Filed under: Motorsports, China, Etc., Videos, Humor, Racing Touring car grids around the world have been growing at suitably rapid pace. The British Touring Car Championship has been fielding record numbers of entries, DTM and V8 Supercars both have more manufacturers participating than they have had in years, the Scandinavian Touring Car Championship has brought [...]

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Official: Ferrari replaces F1 boss with Marlboro exec

Filed under: Motorsports, Hirings/Firings/Layoffs, Ferrari Ferrari just finished its worst Formula One season in decades, and if you’re thinking heads are going to roll, you’re right. In fact they already have, as team principal Stefano Domenicali was dismissed earlier this year and longtime chairman Luca di Montezemolo was axed just two months ago. Now Maranello [...]

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Report: Mercedes AMG GT3 racecar due in 2016

Filed under: Motorsports, Coupe, Performance, Mercedes-Benz, Luxury Our life with the Mercedes-AMG GT has only just begun, and a full life it looks like it will be. The latest in preposterous two-doors from AMG is launching in GT and GT S flavors, but a few more branches of the family tree are already planned: a [...]

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U-Turn: Weekly Recap: Racing legend Jim Hall explains Chevy’s futuristic Chaparral concept

Filed under: Concept Cars, LA Auto Show, Motorsports, Performance, Chevrolet, Lincoln, Toyota, Ferrari, Design/Style “I said our cars are built to be winners.” – Jim Hall Racing legend Jim Hall never thought he’d be a video game consultant, but when Chevrolet asked for his advice to create a futuristic Chaparral for the Vision Gran Turismo [...]

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Rumormill: Jaguar to go racing with F-Type GT3?

Filed under: Motorsports, Jaguar, Racing Most British automakers have some manner of racing program. Aston Martin, Lotus and McLaren race as a matter of course. Bentley recently got back into racing, Morgan has dabbled here and there, even Land Rover has its off-road racing programs. The only one, it seems, that isn’t racing these days [...]

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Motorsports: Caterham gives rookie Will Stevens the race seat for Abu Dhabi

Filed under: Motorsports, Hirings/Firings/Layoffs Ever since the bankrupt Caterham F1 Team launched its crowd-funding campaign to get back on the grid, everyone’s been wondering which drivers it would be bringing to Abu Dhabi – especially since one of its usual drivers jumped the sinking ship for Sauber. But now they need wonder no more as [...]

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Report: Amnesty International slams Abu Dhabi ahead of F1 race

Filed under: Motorsports, Government/Legal, Middle East Human rights and motor racing don’t typically belong in the same sentence, but a damning report issued by Amnesty International regarding political dissent in the United Arab Emirates was just released ahead of the upcoming Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The 80-page report entitled There is No Freedom Here: Silencing [...]

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Los Angeles: Chevy Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo concept blends the past and the future [w/video]

Filed under: LA Auto Show, Motorsports, Chevrolet, Racing, Design/Style The Chevrolet Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo is the rare concept car that salutes a seminal moment in history, yet also borders on science fiction. Revealed Wednesday at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the concept uses the name of one of Chevy‘s historic racing partnerships, with [...]

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Followup: Caterham F1 Team to make season finale, still lays off 230 workers

Filed under: Motorsports, Hirings/Firings/Layoffs, Earnings/Financials When the chips were down, and looked down for the count, the Caterham F1 Team launched a crowd-funding campaign to get back on the grid in time for the season finale. And now, it seems, they have succeeded. The troubled back-marker team seems to have changed leadership this season as [...]

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Read This: Ecclestone dismissive of young F1 fans, small teams in wide-ranging interview

Filed under: Motorsports, Read This Octogenarian billionaire, briber and Bond villain caricature Bernie Ecclestone is not popular with the fans of the sport he oversees with an iron fist, and somehow, we don’t think that’s set to change after the 84-year-old gave a pretty wide-ranging interview with Campaign Asia-Pacific. It all starts rather nicely, with [...]

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