Checking the points situation just now I was kind of surprised to see just how far behind fourth-placed Lotus the Force India team are in fifth. They may be at the head of the midfield group — and incredibly ahead of McLaren — but they have less than one third of the points Lotus have accumulated […]
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49-year-old German tin-top legend Bernd Schneider came out of retirement again this weekend, for his third 24-hour race this year. And what do you know? For the third time this year he won, hammering his HTP Motorsports GT3 SLS through a lairy 24 hours and an epic battle with the leading Manthey 911 GT3, only […]
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 […]
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.