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Audi R18

Porsche, meet your Le Mans competitor

This is the new Audi R18 e-tron Quattro, the latest version of Audi’s all-conquering endurance racer. It’s gunning for next year’s World Endurance Championship and thus, the 2014 Le Mans 24hr race.



It’s Honda’s WTCC Civic

Just a week after showed you the new Honda Civic Tourer set for the BTCC next year comes this: Honda’s new Civic hatchback WTCC contender.



“In hospital the doctors finally found my brain.” Mika Häkkinen on crashing, F1 and James May

“It really disturbed my career. You never get over an accident like that, you carry it with you for the rest of your life.” Mika Häkkinen, double Formula One world champion and former Mercedes DTM driver, leans back, and lowers his tone. “That’s why I think my career in Formula One wasn’t that long. There […]


Listen to Honda’s 2015 F1 engine

  Five months ago, Honda confirmed what the Formula One fraternity had been waiting for since the 90s: it was returning to F1, and yes, it would partner McLaren. We immediately got gooey-eyed and began recalling Senna, Prost and that MP4/4 that damn near dominated in 1988. Just listen to this for a McLaren/Honda stat […]


Video: Loeb’s goodbye to WRC

Sebastien Loeb has won nine straight WRC titles – that’s nine in a row – so we can forgive him one minor indiscretion in this, his final rally in the WRC. And when we say minor indiscretion, we of course mean spinning off and landing upside down in a ditch. Not very minor, then.


Gallery: roadside at the Rally of France

That’s it. Rallying must wave goodbye to Sebastien Loeb. The Frenchman with the most WRC wins in history (a mere nine in a row) recorded a somewhat ignominious final race against his glittering career – and in his home town, no less – as he watched compatriot Sebastien Ogier take the 2013 driver’s title.


Sébastien Buemi

TG chats to Sébastien Buemi

Sébastien Buemi wasn’t sitting on the toilet when he received the call on 23 December 2008 that he’d be driving for the Toro Rosso Formula One team in 2009. This fact makes Top Gear sad. When one of the biggest moments of his career came through, we sort of thought he might have been attending […]



Vettel charges to dominant Monza victory

There is an old section of the banking at Monza that carries with it the echoes of Formula One’s darker days; ever since the tragic fatality of Wolfgang von Trips in the early 60s, Monza has eschewed the high speed banking because of the danger it carries. Bit of a sombre note to begin with, […]


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