When we spoke to Sebastien Loeb before his Pikes Peak run, he hoped to take more than 45 seconds off the previous record. Well today he did, and a lot more than that. He reached the summit in an astonishing time of 8m 13.878s – a minute and a half under the previous record and […]
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That’s it. Practice is over. And we’re quite thankful as it means both us, and the drivers can get some sleep. As Pikes Peak is a public road, practice takes place in the silly, silly hours of the morning. Everyone needs to be on the mountain for 3am and off it for 8.30am so tourists […]
Shortly after the fourth and final practice day of the 91st race to the clouds, Sebastien Loeb set another unprecedented time on the top section of the hill. Starting at 12,780ft and finishing at 14,110ft, this final section is a crucial one. It’s the fastest but also the most restricting for cars, as the air […]
Last summer TopGear.com braved altitude sickness, ridiculously early starts and an outrageous consumption of Cheetos that tattooed our fingers and lips orange to bring you coverage from the world’s greatest hill climbing event: Pikes Peak. And this year we’re back.
Confused? We are. Red Bull too possibly; it easy to forget that 30 minutes or so before Sebastian Vettel bagged his second podium of the season (of two), the team were sending him back out to shore-up his Q1 lap.
It’s not been the best of starts, has it? First an overbearing sense of doom at the pace of the Red Bulls and now this. Still, for those with Sky at least Damon Hill’s overwhelming sense of anxiety while trying to hang on to his umbrella was entertaining.
Did you tune in to the Lotus launch last night? A strange event, not least for the fact it seems, upon rampant digital speculation, that the event was less a new car launch than an exercise in disinformation. Certainly the most scrutinised image was the car’s new steering wheel (above). We urge you to make […]
Okay Sunday Afternoon Clubbers, it’s time to crawl out from the snug little nest you’ve made of memories, Sky re-runs and the odd 2012 F1 annual; Formula One is coming out of its winter cave and, later today, barks back into life. Yes, hot on the heels of the return of Top Gear, Lotus will […]