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More details on Renault’s 217bhp Clio Cup racer

A fortnight ago we brought you the first images of Renault’s new 2013 Renault Clio Cup, based on the Clio Renaultsport 200 Turbo, which was launched at last month’s Paris Motor Show. Today Renault has confirmed its final specification and price.

First pictures of the new Renault Clio Cup

Still unsure about the all-new Clio’s 5-door body style? Reckon it looks a little.. dumpy? Perhaps you feel the Clio Renaultsport 200 Turbo has grown up too far and lost some of its predecessor’s impish charm? Well, before you decide, take a look at the new 2013 Clio Cup which made its first appearance at Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet last weekend, for the latest round of World Series by Renault.

F1 politics continue to surround the Bahrain GP

Earlier today, Bahrain International Circuit rebutted ‘media speculation’ about the race by stating that a number of ‘neutral interested parties’ (isn’t that an Oxymoron?) including two representatives from Lotus F1 Team had visited Bahrain recently and sent their report to all the F1 Team principals last week (5 April).

Opinion: Team Lotus and QPR – will it be one pitch too many?

It was whilst watching Dragon’s Den on BBC TV the other evening that I started to wonder about the physical input (time, management, direction) given to those who successfully pitched their ideas. The financial element is, of course, clearly stated but as most of us know, any venture that is struggling to capitalise on its potential needs more than just hard cash and “association”. This was absolutely the case with the fancy dress business which was eventually taken-on by Duncan Bannatyne.

Why the BBC and Sky joint F1 deal will open the way for augmented broadcasting

After weeks of rumour that the BBC would be dropping its coverage of F1 in a bid to save costs, a seven-year deal was announced this morning which will see both the BBC and Sky providing coverage across their broadcast and digital properties.

“With this new deal not only have we delivered significant savings but we have also ensured that through our live and extended highlights coverage all the action continues to be available to licence-fee payers,” said the BBC’s Head of Sport, Barbara Slater.

12 Common Misconceptions About Formula 1

To mark the start of the 2011 Formula One season at Melbourne this weekend, website driven.co.uk have compiled a list of the Top 10 misconceptions about Formula 1. Editor Chris Davies has taken a light-hearted look at some of the more obvious ones, be assures us that the list is by no means exhaustive – in fact he encourages you to add to his list with your own suggestions.

ROAD 12: The Prestige Issue

Luxury and prestige is the name of the game this month. Road staff snapper, Neil Denham flies down to the French Riviera, to test drive a £90,000 Audi A8 4.2-litre V8, and luxuriate in a five-star hotel, owned by Bernie Ecclestone. Nice work, if you can get it!