Vergne out of Toro Rosso for 2015

2014-11-27 08:21

Toro Rosso driver Jean-Eric Vergne has announced he will not be driving for the team in 2015. Looks like rookie driver Carlos Sainz Jnr might have a seat after all.

Lewis vows: 'I'll be even faster in '15'

2014-11-25 08:06

Mercedes Nico Rosberg might fight harder in 2015 to redeem his fight against his team mate Lewis Hamilton, but the new double champion vows to race even faster to defend his crown.

Britons petition banks on forex fees

2014-11-20 12:39

Over 13 000 Britons have signed an online petition calling for regulators to force banks to reveal how much they make on everyday foreign currency transactions.

Vettel: 'Ferrari delay not Alonso's fault'

2014-11-19 09:30

Sebastian Vettel is adamant that he is Ferrari's new driver for 2015, despite the team keeping mum on the official announcement and since Fernando Alonso has not yet signed a contract with a new team.

Caterham F1 staff out on the street

2014-11-17 10:16

As good news arrives, Caterham F1 has again been hit with bad. Just as the team announced its return to the grid for the 2014 season finale the staff's been retrenched.

F1 team boss to wed ex-Spice Girl

2014-11-13 08:45

Red Bull Formula 1 team boss Christian Horner is engaged to former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell.

Canary Wharf's home-building bet in London

2014-11-09 13:55

Canary Wharf Group's plans for high-rise living in London's transformed financial centre mark a new departure for it and workers in Britain's capital.

Opec sees global energy demand soaring

2014-11-07 17:09

Opec says global energy demand will climb by 60% by 2040 compared to 2010 levels, with greenhouse-gas-emitting fossil fuels remaining the main source of power.

Low growth, price cuts plague eurozone

2014-11-05 17:00

Eurozone business growth has picked up less than expected in October, despite another deep round of price cuts.

Crooks just log-on to nick your car

2014-11-03 08:47

Crooks are buying sophisticated electronics through the internet that can open even your way-expensive luxury car in minutes, according to vehicle-recovery specialist Tracker.

F1 team crisis: More teams to collapse?

2014-10-29 07:43

'It's not a fair competition any more,' said Max Mosley, former president of the FIA, as he believes more teams could follow Marussia and Caterham due to Formula 1's high costs.

Next: Marussia in administration?

2014-10-27 09:37

With only three races to go before the close of the 2014 Formula 1 season, a second team - possibly a third - might not be completing this year's championship.

Caterham staff locked out of factory

2014-10-24 09:01

Things are only getting worse for struggling Caterham Formula 1 team. Financial troubles, legal battles, no cars... now the staff have been locked out of factory with the cars inside.

Come! Join Wheels24 in McLaren P1 GTR

2014-10-23 12:41

McLaren has released exterior and interior images of its track-ready P1 GTR... Get inside with Wheels24! And watch it in action, too...

Caterham bosses threaten to quit team

2014-10-23 08:59

The Caterham Formula 1 team is in crisis amid financial troubles, legal battles and cars in lockdown. Now the team's management is threatening to walk away...

Sub-teen drivers show parents the way

2014-10-23 07:40

They're not old enough to drive on the road but these youngsters who entered a 'Best Driver' competition are now teaching their parents some safe-driving tips. They youngest? Only 11!

Caterham fighting new legal battles?

2014-10-22 09:04

The Caterham Formula 1 team just can't seem to score a lucky break. Sources say the new legal battles should not affect the team - but there could be complications...

Old Mutual wealth to buy UK firm for £585m

2014-10-17 15:45

Financial services group Old Mutual's wealth arm is planning to buy UK money manager firm Quilter Cheviot, to strengthen its focus on richer clients.

Red Bull blocks Vettel's Ferrari test debut

2014-10-16 09:49

Red Bull has blocked Sebastian Vettel's test debut for Ferrari set to take place after the 2014 final grand prix in Abu Dhabi. Is Red Bull having sour grapes since Vettel announced his switch to Maranello?

World oil demand to dip in 2015 - IEA

2014-10-14 14:09

The world will see much weaker oil demand growth in 2015 than forecast previously, the International Energy Agency has said.

Blood and gore as Isuzu goes for more

2014-10-14 09:59

Isuzu UK has a new special edition bakkie, the D-Max Blade, just in time for Hallowe'en as it stars as the hero alongside the undead in a bloody new online video advert.

Motorcycles: Answer to fleet transport?

2014-10-08 10:12

Honda has become the first bikemaker retailing in the UK to introduce a specialist motorcycle fleet dealer network for companies trying to cut costs.

Prof finds humans have own 'brain GPS'

2014-10-07 09:11

There's a reason why taxi drivers behave the way they do on the road. According to a Nobel Prize-winner they show how the human 'inner GPS' works best... We're just like rats!

Aston Martin loss shrinks by a third

2014-10-06 15:00

British sports car maker Aston Martin, famed for supplying James Bond's cars of choice, has reported a pre-tax loss fall by a third in 2013.

UK tax discs tossed out the window

2014-10-01 08:21

For almost a century drivers have been fumbling with licence discs and the pain of getting them renewed every year. Now the UK has tossed the tax disc out of the window! If only SA would too...


Sainz waiting for Toro Rosso call-up

2014-11-25 10:57

The Formula 1 season might be over but rumours are still doing the rounds. Will Toro Rosso give Jean-Eric Vergne the chop and replace him with Carlos Sainz jnr?

Part of London's new Glass Walkway Bridge smashed

2014-11-24 21:35

Believe it or not but the brand new London Tourist attraction, the glass bridge 42 meters above the River Thames, has a smashed panel after somebody dropped a beer bottle on it.

Gemfields' South African boss has big plans

2014-11-19 12:33

Gemfields CE Ian Harebottle is aiming for a $1bn business in the next 18 months and says in two to three years' time he may even ask 'shall we buy De Beers'?

The first car to run in Britain was...?

2014-11-17 11:12

There are many famous automobile brands in England but we bet you don't know which was the first to run on the rutted roads of that country back in the 19th-century.

Vettel: 'Kimi and I will be just fine'

2014-11-17 08:35

Red Bull's reigning F1 champion Sebastian Vettel is eager to switch to Ferrari, impatient for the announcement and looking forward to Kimi Raikkonen as team mate.

UK rates likely to stay at record lows

2014-11-12 11:29

Governor Mark Carney is expected to announce interest rates will stay low until the middle of 2015 when he gives the Bank of England’s latest economic forecast.

Caterham takes begging bowl to fans

2014-11-07 18:52

Caterham has turned to F1 fans for money to race in Abu Dhabi on November 23 - the last race of the 2014 season (and perhaps the last race for the team). Good luck, guys...!

Gold firms plan drastic cuts to survive

2014-11-07 06:00

Struggling gold producers are increasingly planning to scrap dividends, cut jobs, halt projects and shut mines to survive the latest price plunge.

UK's rapid economy recovery may slow down

2014-11-05 16:35

Britain's rapid economic recovery could slow in the final months of 2014 after uncertainty about the global economy started to hit domestic businesses.

Revealed: The ultimate 'nightmare car'

2014-10-31 10:54

Most cars might be considered pretty much equal when it comes to repair costs - the more expensive car, the higher the repair bill - but some just glow in the nightmare stakes.

Revealed: The ultimate 'nightmare car'

2014-10-29 07:43

Most cars might be considered pretty much equal when it comes to repair costs - the more expensive car, the higher the repair bill - but some just glow in the nightmare stakes.

US GP: Marussia off the grid too?

2014-10-24 14:02

Struggling Formula 1 team Caterham might not be only one to miss the 2014 US Formula 1 Grand Prix on November 2.

Tesco cancels full-year profit forecast

2014-10-23 14:00

Tesco has reported a bigger-than-expected hole in its finances after finding accounting errors had gone back further than initially thought.

Golf R scores best in tests in wet

2014-10-23 11:15

The Western Cape still has some rain, the Highveld will have the summer storms, but the next few months are the wettest in the UK... Autocar reveals which car is 'best in the wet'.

Bernie: Caterham fall 'better' for F1

2014-10-23 08:59

Formula 1 surpremo Bernie Ecclestone is clearly not rallying any support for struggling Caterham and says the team's collapse will be better for the sport.

Falklands still whingeing about Clarkson

2014-10-22 09:22

Argentina's ambassador to Britain is now demanding an apology from the BBC for 'Top Gear's' ill-fated trip to the South American country. The show's 'offensive remarks'? The licence plate H982 FKL...

MG gets personal with being unique

2014-10-21 14:40

MG has unveiled its MG3 personalisation design concept with a "million custom" options.

UK tyres: Millions defective at annual tests

2014-10-17 11:44

Millions of UK drivers are placing themselves and other road users in danger by driving on unsafe or illegal tyres, reports road safety organisation TyreSafe.

Aquaplaning: Several ways it can kill

2014-10-15 13:13

Wet road, poor tyres, potentially deadly driving condition - aquaplaning. Two videos show the dangers of worn tyres in wet weather. Read it... could save your life...

Unleashed at last: Merc's Nico and Lewis

2014-10-14 11:26

Mercedes will allow its title-chasing drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg to "race the way they want to race" in the upcoming final three races of the season. Just now...

Autumn Nissan Leaf flurry lifts UK sales

2014-10-08 10:33

The most popular battery car, Nissan's Leaf, has exceeded expectations in the UK by breaking national and European records in a flurry of autumnal sales. There's good news for SA, too...

Prof finds humans have own 'brain GPS'

2014-10-08 08:14

There's a reason why taxi drivers behave the way they do on the road. According to a Nobel Prize-winner they show how the human 'inner GPS' works best... We're just like rats!

UK joins SA in September sales boom

2014-10-07 08:05

September seems to be a good month for car sales. Not only did South Africa have a good one but the UK has had its best sales in 10 years.

Heathrow to sell regional airports for £1bn

2014-10-03 16:45

Heathrow Airport Holdings is set to sell three British airports for £1bn to a group including Ferrovial, Singaporean GIC and Australian bank Macquarie.

Formula E aims for championship status

2014-10-01 08:00

Organisers of Formula E hope more automakers will join the sport with the aim of making the series a World championship in 2015.

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