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Charles Pic joins Caterham F1 Team on a multi-year contract

The paddock has been awash with rumours about the future of Caterham F1’s current driver line-up – Vitaly Petrov and Heikki Kovalainen. Petrov because he’s been outclassed throughout the season by Kovalainen, and Kovalainen because the team is looking for drivers who bring more money. So it’s unclear from this morning’s announcement what this means for either driver’s future.

Volkswagen serves up more of the same with the Mk7 Golf GTI Concept

I should be used to it, after witnessing six previous generations of Volkswagen Golf, but somehow I still kid myself that the next one will be different.

It never is, although perhaps that’s not such a bad thing, because the Golf GTI remains the one car that every other car maker aspires to beat, and thus far it remains the benchmark sporting hatchback that does everything well, and some things exceptionally well.

Renault strikes gold with the New Clio Renaultsport 200 Turbo

The new Clio 4 is a big deal for Renault, it’s the mainstay of the range and the model which will fuel the car maker’s growth into new sectors, including their all-important electric vehicle Z.E. range, currently defined by the Twizy, Zoe and Fluence.

But before we get too sensible, let’s not forget that the Clio Renaultsport models are usually also the most fun cars to drive, so it’s good to see Renault using the new Renaultsport 200 Turbo as the flag-bearer for the new larger, but lighter Clio.

Honda’s next Civic Type R aims for Renault’s Megane RS Nürburgring lap record

Honda has some lofty ambitions for its next Civic Type R. Having remained a mostly sub-200bhp hatchback since it arrived on these shores back in 2001, the Type R is ready to rise above its humble origins and shoot for class honours.

In a tweet this morning, Honda UK announced a new Type R was on its way and “..it’s going to be fast!”