Abiteboul hails Renault's Illien tie-up

2014-12-24 11:18

After a dismal year during the 2014 Formula 1 season, Red Bull has some new hope in its works engine supplier Renault with the news of the company's new alliance.

Adam Grand Slam: Range-topper in January

2014-12-24 09:07

Opel’s top-of-the-range Adam Grand Slam will make its UK debut in January - another pocket-rocket from General Motors.

Vergne replaces Rosa on Ferrari F1 team

2014-12-22 08:38

Ferrari is still chopping and changing its structure in a bid to reform itself as a winning Formula 1 team. Now another test driver has been replaced.

Bernie's Christmas card mocks Bavaria

2014-12-19 08:56

Formula 1 chief Bernie Ecclestone has turned his 2014 court turmoil into a joke with a tongue-in-cheek Christmas card poking fun at the strange Bavarian legal system.

Yaris: Perfect car for back-seat babes

2014-12-18 10:02

It's official! Toyota's Yaris is apparently the perfect family car after two babies were born in two different cars en route to hospital.

JLR develops ghost car for satnav

2014-12-17 11:31

Jaguar Land Rover is ploughing ahead with virtual windscreen technology development. Its latest gizmo is a ghost car that drifts across the windscreen to show route direction.

F1 threat ends as Walsh 'walks away'

2014-12-17 11:27

Paul Walsh, after making a threat to secure Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone's throne him, has walked away. A sign that says 'don't mess with Bernie'?

20 of 60 stolen Red Bull trophies found

2014-12-17 08:36

Red Bull's ram-raided trophy cabinet will get some of the stolen silverware back - 20 of the lost 60 have been found in a lake.

Senna portrait made from old jeans

2014-12-15 08:04

The Autosport International show in the UK in January will be packed with racing stuff but pride of place will go to a portrait of Ayrton Centre created with old pairs of jeans.

Bernie admits Korea, Qatar 'unlikely'

2014-12-12 09:48

Despite being listed as one of 21 races on the 2015 calendar, the South Korean GP might not return, says F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone. He's also sceptical about Qatar's next race...

Button feels like he's starting afresh

2014-12-12 08:04

Jenson Button's future at McLaren is secure, at least for the next two years, as the veteran will race alongside Fernando Alonso in 2015.

Bernie rules out being reined-in

2014-12-12 08:04

'If I died now there's enough people in the company who could continue running it,' writes Bernie Ecclestone who dismissed talk of a new chairman attempting to 'rein him in'.

London auto show revival for 2016

2014-12-11 08:54

'London should have a show to rank alongside Geneva and Frankfurt.' Prince Michael of Kent's words after announcing the London auto show will be resuscitated for 2016.

UK group pushing for more motorcycles

2014-12-10 13:11

Motorcycles for decades have been seen as bad-boys' transport deserving no place in civilised traffic. Well, that's not what the UK is saying now - get biking, says the state.

Todt's hot for more new F1 teams

2014-12-10 11:38

Jean Todt, chairman of the International Automobile Federation, has welcomed - if costs can be reduced - the concept of more teams joining the Formula 1 grid.

SA-bound Suzy Celerio: UK prices, specs

2014-12-10 07:17

Suzuki has unveiled its SA-bound Celerio. The cheeky compact car will arrive here in February 2015.

Lexus' RC F: Beauty built for purpose

2014-12-09 08:34

Lexus says its SA-bound RC F might be a stunner but every styling aspect has a functional purpose.

Vettel's 'attitude' disappoints Bernie

2014-12-09 07:39

Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone has always been a fan of now Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel but says he's disappointed by the four-times champion's losing attitude.

B-Class EV: First volume e-drive Merc

2014-12-08 10:43

Mercedes-Benz is about to launch a Tesla-powered B-Class battery car in Europe - the first such volume production car from the Stuttgart automaker.

DriveNow: Drive-'n-drop-anywhere BMWs

2014-12-08 08:52

BMW and urban mobility specialists Sixt have launched a car-sharing scheme in London to give people access to a fleet of 210 BMWs among them 30 of that automaker's new i3 battery-cars.

Aston's next Bond car: Meet the DB10

2014-12-05 11:18

The secrecy regarding the next James Bond film has been lifted - not only will actor Daniel Craig reprise his role as the famous spy but Aston Martin reveals its new DB10.

EU 'could rip-up fortune in F1 contracts'

2014-12-04 07:53

'If the EU comes in, they can rip the whole thing up,' says former Formula 1 heavyweight Max Mosley as EU investigators could tear up R9-billion in F1 contracts.

Caterham can use '14 car next season

2014-12-02 09:15

Caterham will be allowed to compete in 2015 with its 2014 cars if the team can find a buyer to keep it in business.

Williams to help attract young to F1

2014-12-01 13:10

Williams' deputy boss Claire Williams will head a group in F1 which hopes to attract new fans to the sport. Bernie Ecclestone is dubious about the 'so-called young generation'...

Hot-shot Santa heads out in F1 car

2014-11-28 10:44

Nothing beats seeing the smiles on childrens' faces when Santa Claus comes early witth Christmas gifts... but even better when said Santa rocks up in a special Formula 1 car!


Haas buys Marussia HQ, Caterham holds on

2014-12-24 09:34

Tail-ender team Marussia is hoping to have gained some financial relief in the form of new team Haas buying its factory in England.

Bernie hell-bent to change engine rules

2014-12-22 09:22

Formula 1 chief Bernie Ecclestone is pushing hard to get back to basics with noisy and un-fancy engines in 2016.

Italian icons set to rock Silvertsone

2014-12-22 08:25

If you have some money left to spare after the Christmas Holidays, Silverstone Auctions has a special Italian sports car collection ready for the February 2015 sale.

Montezemolo back on F1 board

2014-12-19 08:35

Ferrari is continuing to reshuffle its top management. Now, former chairman Luca Di Montezemolo is back in the sport as a non-executive Formula 1 director.

Watch Landy SVR show its on-track pace

2014-12-18 08:13

Land Rover has produced its "fastest and most powerful" Landy yet. Watch the high-performance Range Rover Sport SVR tear up the racetrack.

Jeep Wrangler ropes top 4x4 award

2014-12-17 11:29

Jeep's Wrangler has scooped a top award by racking up 4x4 Magazine’s 4x4 of the Year (Hardcore class) for the third consecutive year.

The King's Caddy on show at Beaulieu

2014-12-17 08:36

The King's - yeah!, Elvis Presley - 1977 Cadillac Seville has gone on display at the UK's famous Beaulieu Motor Museum. Take a look...

Avoid the perils of Christmas parking

2014-12-15 11:40

Parking can be a nightmare during the Christmas holidays so Citroen UK has released a parking survey with some interesting behaviour data, much of it relevant to SA.VIDEOS!

Bernie backing comeback for F1 V10's

2014-12-12 10:15

Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone is a frequent mind-changer - remember the 'F1 for Cape Town' promise? Now he's fighting for a return to louder, more popular, V10 engines.

Verstappen sees age row rolling on

2014-12-12 08:04

'I haven't crashed - unlike some other drivers,' says F1's youngest driver yet. Max Verstappen expects the controversy about young drivers to continue through 2015.

Ferrari heads to roll: Fry on way out?

2014-12-12 08:04

Ferrari is continuing with its programme to sheed top members of its F1 team - and it seems technical director Pat Fry and chief designer Nikolas Tombazis are next to go.

Official: McLaren names 2015 drivers

2014-12-11 14:13

McLaren has at last confirmed its driver line-up for 2015 - Fernando Alonso will partner Jenson Button. Rookie Kevin Magnussen will be relegated to test and reserve driver.

McLaren to (at last) name 2015 drivers

2014-12-11 08:31

After months of delay McLaren is apparently ready to announce the return of Fernando Alonso. But what about Jenson Button? We'll let you know later today...

Stuff you really oughtn't do in a Vivaro

2014-12-10 11:40

Vauxhall/Opel's Ellesmere Port factory has a rather special worker with a unique approach to testing vehicles - hooning them around the factory floor. Check this awesome vehicle sign-off by ‘Ellesmere Pete’!

Button cracks jokes as McLaren dithers

2014-12-10 08:56

McLaren has yet to announce its 2015 Formula 1 drivers so the team's 2014 driver, Jenson Button, has resorted to jokes because of the ridiculous delay.

Buy a used car in Jan: Pay for Xmas?

2014-12-09 13:19

Buying a used car in December rather than waiting until January could save you enough money to cover the cost of Christmas, according to UK vehicle experts CAP Automotive.

Buy a used car in Jan: Pay for Xmas?

2014-12-09 08:14

Buying a used car in December rather than waiting until January could save you enough money to cover the cost of Christmas, according to UK vehicle experts CAP Automotive.

Trulli: Failing teams 'gave zero' to F1

2014-12-08 11:27

'They don't give anything to Formula 1,' says former F1 driver Jarno Trulli who believes the sport won't miss financially struggling teams Caterham and Marussia.

Thieves to melt RB trophies for silver?

2014-12-08 10:07

MELTDOWN! That's the word from Red Bull about what might happen to the 64 race trophies taken in a ram-raid on the F1 team's factory - then they'll be gone for ever.

Red Bull raided, racing trophies stolen

2014-12-07 09:00

Two cars were used in a ram-raid at the Red Bull Formula 1 plant in central England during Saturday night to gain access to and steal more than 60 racing trophies.

Ousted Domenicali working on VW F1 entry?

2014-12-05 08:37

Ousted Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali has resurfaced with Audi and is working on a 'potential F1 entry' for Volkswagen, claims the BBC.

Red Bull speeds Vettel on his way

2014-12-03 09:08

Red Bull has bid a lighthearted farewell to its four-times champion, Sebastian Vettel. His departure came with a bag of goodies fit for Maranello.

How F1 teams look for 2015 season

2014-12-01 13:10

Sebastian Vettel joins Ferrari, Carlos Sainz to race for Toro Rosso... Check our F1 drivers' line-up for 2015.

Mama Miata! MX-5 25 - and new one coming

2014-12-01 08:11

'For 25 years Mazda has uprated and improved its rather good sports car,' writes DAVE FALL as he reflects on Mazda's best-selling MX-5 and the new version heading for SA.

Hulk to race F1 and Le Mans in '15

2014-11-28 08:25

Things are looking bright for Force India driver Nico Hulkenberg after a rather quiet 2014 Formula 1 season - for 2015 he'll have a drive in two of the best motorsport series.

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