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'?

Malala heartbroken by Pakistan school slayings

2014-12-16 15:19

Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban in 2012, says she is heartbroken by "the senseless and cold blooded" killing of scores of children by Taliban militants in Pakistan.

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.

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.

Hochschild Mining cuts executive pay

2014-12-10 12:15

Hochschild Mining says chairperson Eduardo Hochschild will become non-executive chairperson and will also further slash executive pay.

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.

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.

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.

SA women unsafe due to low conviction rates

2014-12-02 09:21

Why do only 1 in 5 women trust the police? Perhaps because only 4% of reported sexual offences get a conviction.

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.


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.

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.

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!


2015 Mini John Cooper Works

2014-12-11 11:17

It's the most powerful Mini John Cooper Works production model yet and it will be in South Africa in the second quarter of 2015.

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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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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