'Considerable talent' teen aces F1 test

2014-09-12 08:24

Max Verstappen might be the sport's youngest driver yet at 16 but the rookie made no mistakes during his first proper Formula 1 test with Toro Rosso on Wednesday.

Jeep's SA-bound Renegades on move

2014-09-10 09:33

Jeep has launched two new Renegade models and they're headed for South Africa...

Jaguar takes over London for XE launch

2014-09-09 11:26

UK automaker Jaguar used the City of London as a backdrop for its global launch of the 2015 Jaguar XE, a smaller but athletic sedan. Lights, cameras... video.

UK rate hike puts consumer stocks in firing line

2014-09-05 16:30

With the Bank of England preparing for an interest rate hike, investors are concerned with the explosion of cheap credit, driving consumer-focused stocks higher.

F1 experts slate Merc over drivers' duel

2014-09-01 10:29

Formula 1 experts have blamed Mercedes management for allowing the the driver feud between Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton to have deteriorated so badly.

UPDATE: Nico disciplined for Spa crash

2014-08-29 14:59

"Suitable disciplinary measures have been taken," Mercedes said after disciplining Nico Rosberg for his disastrous collision with team mate Lewis Hamilton at the 2014 Belgian GP.

Maldonado: 'Things will get better'

2014-08-29 10:25

Lotus driver Pastor Maldonado is having a terrible 2014 F1 season yet is in no doubt that he's a better driver than he who also attracted headlines for Williams after race incidents.

UK body to probe forex market

2014-08-27 09:36

The UK Competition and Markets Authority has become the latest regulator to investigate the global foreign exchange market following allegations of rigging.

Red Bull fed-up, pulling rank at Renault

2014-08-25 10:12

After much disappointment and frustration with Renault's F1 engine project reigning champion team Red Bull is now deeply involved with the improvement of its 'power units'.

Red Bull: 'Verstappen is no risk'

2014-08-20 09:50

Red Bull has defended sister team Toro Roso's decision to sign teenager Max Verstappen as Formula 1's youngest driver yet, stating the 16-year-old has already proven he is championship material.

5-year MotoGP deal for Welsh circuit

2014-08-14 07:37

Anew circuit will be built in Wales to host the British round of the MotoGP World championship until 2024.

Lotus, Williams switched lucky charms?

2014-08-13 10:51

Despite his poor first half-season with Lotus, Pastor Maldonado has signed up with the team for 2015 and claims are things are better much compared to his stint with Williams.

Sanctions freeze: EU banks try to keep clients

2014-08-10 12:15

Sanctions that have resulted in international lending frozen to Russia have forced some European banks to refinance existing loans to protect business.

Signs of UK economy recovery spreads

2014-08-06 18:30

Consumers have continued to power Britain's economy as house prices surged and car sales boomed.

Garish gold-plated Range Rover worth R2.6m

2014-08-05 08:51

A wealthy customer turned to tuning specialists Hamann to transform his 4x4 into something truly unique - a gold-plated Range Rover worth R2.6-million. Awesome bespoke Range Rover or the most ridiculous modification ever done to an SUV?

Teams to Bernie: No 22-race calendar

2014-07-31 10:16

Formula 1 teams are unhappy with the sports' supremo Bernie Ecclestone's decision probably to stretch the calender to 22 races for the 2016 season. But then who believes Bernie...

Ultimate awesome silent drifting machine

2014-07-24 10:24

American company Razor has launched an electric kart that can reach 20km/h and features a bespoke Drift Bar for what it calls "hours of sideways fun". Take a look...

Volvo tech takes pain out of parking

2014-07-23 12:43

Volvo's new XC90 will feature ultrasonic sensing technology to make everybody a pro in those tricky parking situations with a bird's-eye view and a parking assistant pilot.

Rolls-Royce sales soar worldwide

2014-07-09 08:46

Luxury automaker Rolls-Royce has reported a steep increase in sales globally. Since January 2014, the automaker has sold 1968 units...each costing millions of rands.

London buses stop accepting cash

2014-07-06 15:08

London buses will no longer accept cash payments for tickets, the British capital's transport authority says.

Fernandes: Sells Caterham, quits F1

2014-07-03 21:08

Caterham boss Tony Fernandes has thrown in the towel and sold his struggling Formula 1 team.

Yamaha: Two more years for Rossi

2014-07-03 08:46

Yamaha has announced that veteran rider Valentino Rossi will remain on its MotoGP team for another two years.

To sell: 25-year-old Mini, only 21km

2014-07-01 15:00

A special-edition 1989 Mini, intended as a 21st birthday present, is up for sale with only 21km on the odometer. Find out why it was never driven...

Ariel launches two-wheeled Ace

2014-07-01 08:47

The Ariel Atom is one of the most exhilarating vehicles to drive. In June, the automaker has gone back to its roots and built a bespoke motorcycle called the Ace. It can be specified as a naked bike, cruiser or superbike.

VW's XL1: 'One-litre' miser for R1.78m

2014-06-30 08:31

The first customers of Volkswagen's XL1 took delivery of the automaker's 'one-litre car'. Would you pay nearly R2-million rand for a 0.9-litres/100km car?


New Honda VFR800X for 2015 - but SA?

2014-09-11 13:05

Honda's new VFR 800X has been launched in the UK in time for Christmas, complete with ABS and heatable bars, but Honda SA is still debating an SA launch.

Why drivers inhale more pollutants

2014-09-09 11:37

Should drivers be the ones wearing the gas masks?

F1 team Haas announces name tweak

2014-09-07 11:29

Formula 1's newest team makes its debut in 2016, but plans are moving swiftly along... the latest being a name change.

Hand-built Atalantas: Back after 75 years

2014-09-02 11:58

The first Atalanta car to be built in 75 years will be launched at the third International Concours d'Elegance in London in September. The car will be one of more than 60 to be showcased.

Lauda to Merc duo: 'Team comes first'

2014-09-01 09:14

Mercedes team boss Niki Lauda has told feuding drivers Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton they can do as they want - but the team stays top in the title races.

Merc's driver feud: Main man steps in

2014-08-29 11:42

Mercedes' CEO Dieter Zetsche has stepped in to try to resolve the ugly spat simmering between his Formula 1 drivers. Oopsie...

Honda to poach Vettel, Newey?

2014-08-27 14:21

McLaren's new works partner Honda, thinks it can convince Red Bull's star staffers, reigning four-times World champion Sebastian Vettel and design guru Adrian Newey, to join its team.

VIDEO UPDATE Rosberg: 'My version is different'

2014-08-26 07:18

The Mercedes star wars continues as Nico Rosberg says his version of the crash during the Belgium GP is different - but he'll keep his quarrels internal.

Oil prices rally from recent losses

2014-08-20 15:07

Oil prices have rebounded from the previous day's multi-month lows, as dealers awaited the latest update on crude reserves in top consumer the United States.

London property momentum fading

2014-08-14 12:00

Momentum behind London's property boom appears to be fading, according to a survey that has added to signs that rapid house price growth is starting to moderate.

Bank of England slashes wages forecast

2014-08-13 15:00

The Bank of England has forecast that wages would grow far more slowly than previously expected and linked their rate of increase closely to borrowing costs.

BoE likely to keep a guess on rates

2014-08-13 10:47

Bank of England governor Mark Carney is likely to give little away when pressed on how soon the central bank will raise the interest rates.

BBC: Is Top Gear racist?

2014-08-07 08:33

The BBC has held an internal investigation to determine if the hit show Top Gear has a 'racist culture', following host Jeremy Clarkson's behaviour.

Garish gold-plated Range Rover worth R2.6m

2014-08-05 13:00

A wealthy customer turned to tuning specialists Hamann to transform his 4x4 into something truly unique - a gold-plated Range Rover worth R2.6-million. Awesome bespoke Range Rover or the most ridiculous modification ever done to an SUV?

European stocks rise after Portugal rescue

2014-08-04 14:28

European stock markets have risen, supported by a Portuguese state rescue for Banco Espirito Santo.

Next Cayenne: All-wheel drive sportscar

2014-07-25 13:23

Porsche has unveiled the third generation of its Cayenne in the UK and the South African introduction has been confirmed for the last quarter of 2014.

Ferrari F1 dream 'a cliche', says Riccciardo

2014-07-23 12:52

Red Bull's Formula driver Daniel Ricciardo says despite his Italian heritage, he does not dream of driving for Ferrari.

Coming soon: Aston's fastest Roadster

2014-07-17 09:55

A six-litre V12 engine, 421kW and 610Nm... Meet Aston Martin's most potent car yet, the 2104 Vantage S Roadster.

Mattiacci: Change under way at Ferrari

2014-07-08 08:26

Ferrari team principal Marco Mattiacci says 2015 will show a different Formula 1 team from Maranello - changes are already being made. Who's getting the chop?

Oh no, Williams! Susie stops, Massa in wall

2014-07-04 11:51

Williams had a horrible start to its British GP bid as Susie Wolff and Felipe Massa retired early from the first practice session. Wolff's car shut down after kerbing - Massa kerbed and crashed!

Button tells bosses to try harder, too

2014-07-03 09:35

McLaren driver Jenson Button has hit back at team boss Ron Dennis saying it's not just the drivers who need to "try harder".

Red Bull cried engine trouble in 2012

2014-07-02 08:25

Red Bull's team boss Christian Horner has pointed out that problems with Renault engines are not new - the ream first raised its concerns way back in 2012.

F1 legend Prost 'excited' for Formula E

2014-07-01 09:59

Formula 1 veteran Alain Prost said he was exited by the 'enormous challenge' of being involved in the launch of the new Formula E championship.

To sell: 25-year-old Mini, only 21km

2014-06-30 12:38

A special-edition 1989 Mini, intended as a 21st birthday present, is up for sale with only 21km on the odometer. Find out why it was never driven...

McLaren to debut 650S at Goodwood

2014-06-27 12:40

The production car will make its global debut, in Spider form, at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

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