Last week a well-known British tabloid published an interview with British race car driver, Pippa Mann, the first ever British woman to contest the Indianapolis 500. For reasons that will be obvious to anyone who follows the American IndyCar Series, it was a tasteless article which Mann was subsequently horrified and furious about.
In the run-up to this weekend’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone, F1 drivers Heikki Kovalainen and Vitaly Petrov got together with QPR football players Djibril Cisse and Clint Hill for a bit of penalty practice using the rear-end of a Caterham 7.
Forget the Shaguar – that’s so last century. MINI’s are cool again, but only one could star in an Austin Powers movie and wear the famous “GR8SHAG” number plate – the MINI Rocketman. Yeah Baby!
If you were following us on Twitter yesterday, then you might have noticed the invitation I posted inviting anyone who’s visited McLaren’s award-winning Technology Centre (MTC) to contact me.
The reason for my request was to provide some background to the BBC’s coverage of McLaren’s new £50m Production Centre (MPC), which is being opened by British Prime Minister, David Cameron, this afternoon.
Details are scarce at the moment, very scarce. All we know is that it’s a new British car maker, based in London, that is due to launch on 14th September 2011 at the Frankfurt International Motor Show.
It’s been a long time since we last saw a Noble on sale in the UK, and during the intervening period the still-born M14 and M15 have come and gone, both of which were supposed to lift the Leicestershire sports car maker into the exclusive supercar club, alongside Porsche, Ferrari and Lamborghini. Founder Lee Noble said at the time, “..it’s time for Noble to take a big step up in terms of refinement, practicality and style.”
Aston Martin were today announced as the coolest brand in the UK, outdoing Apple’s iPhone which held the top spot last year. The index was drawn up from a potential list of more than 10,000 brands which are whittled down and rated by a panel of 35 ‘style-experts’, before 2,100 members of the public provided their ratings.
Nicholas Goldberg finds himself at Silverstone indulging in some American motorsport; but with a British Twist
British racing driver, Pippa Mann, took pole position for the Indy Lights Firestone Freedom 100 race, after a sensational qualifying effort. The young Brit becomes the first female driver in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s 101-year history to put a car on pole.
No shit, this is the real veal from those clever people at Goodwood.
British special, featuring reports from the Goodwood Festival of Speed and Revival events, a weekend in the TVR Griffith 500, Anglesey demolished in a PDK-equipped Porsche Cayman S, Nissan’s 370Z Auto on track at RAF Odiham, Ducati 1198 on the road and plenty more.