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BTCC (Nigdaw/Bigstock.com) British Touring Car Championship drivers are readying for the season's next event, at Norfolk's Snetterton circuit (8-9 August). Gordon Sheddon will be looking to increase his 10 point lead in this year's BTCC (currently on 195), while Jason Plato (185 points) will be keen to close this modest gap. And with five races to go inclusive of Snetterton, Matt Neal (173...
Formula E (edaldridge/Bigstock.com) For many people, the electric car is not synonymous with speed. But a new racing series – Formula E – may be about to change all that. 20 leading racing drivers will be on the streets of London this weekend, reaching speeds of 140mph in their all-electric cars. Unlike the growling petrol-guzzlers of Formula One, 'FE' cars are efficient and environmental...
Driving around inside a huge metal sphere at break-neck speed might sound like a health and safety nightmare, but in the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius, it’s a reality. And to press home the point that such an automotive feat is entirely do-able, one Lithuanian stunt driver managed to complete 12 loops in the monstrous structure, called, for some reason, The Globe of Death. Were a driver to ...
Arturo Vidal (man_kelly/Bigstock.com) Chilean police say that Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal was under the influence of alcohol when he crashed his car on Tuesday. The football star, who has been playing for Chile in the Copa America, suffered minor injuries after the incident on the outskirts of Santiago, the Chilean capital. Local TV showed Vidal leaving hospital in the back of a poli...
It's not easy for Palestinian women to enter a variety of occupations, but one of the trickiest is surely 'race car driver'. And yet, one group of Palestinian women have made a mark for themselves in the male-dominated world of racing in the West Bank. The unique team is the focus of a new documentary called Speed Sisters, a feature length film by Amber Fare. The documentary played to packe...
Aston Martin DB5 (V Morfield/Bigstock.com) £10.3m of classic cars have been sold at a recent Bonhams Aston Martin auction – the 16th of its kind – held at the Aston Martin Works. Among the many great cars up for auction was Peter Ustinov's 1962 DB4 Vantage Convertible. Its excellent condition along with its particular history pushed the final price to £1.5m. However, not all of the cars w...
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