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Kris Meeke

Meeke: “You touch the brake pedal and nothing happens”

The WRC got off to a slippery start this weekend, as the weather battered the twisty cols above Monte Carlo. Last year’s champ Sebastien Ogier picked up where he left off with a confident win, followed by local specialist and excellently-named Bryan Bouffier. Hearty congratulations to both. But if we’re honest we weren’t paying much […]

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Monte Carlo Rally: final report

Maybe it is, as the old line about the French Revolution goes, “too early to tell” whether World Champion Sébastien Ogier was wobbly, or just plain cautious on the first day of the Monte Carlo Rally, his first the defence of his 2013 title.

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Nani Roma wins the Dakar

The Dakar Rally finished in Chile at the weekend. After two weeks, 10,000km and over 50 hours of racing (more than an entire season of F1…), it was won by a chap called Nani Roma. By a mere five minutes.

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Kubica dominates early stages of the Monte Carlo Rally

The Monte Carlo rally delivered on its promise from the very first stage early this morning. By the time you were having your coffee, Robert Kubica’s Fiesta had won two stages, Hyundai’s new i20 WRC was on its roof and reigning World Champion Sébastien Ogier was struggling to make the right tyre choices in the […]

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Bernie Ecclestone to face bribery charges in Germany

Bernie Ecclestone today announced he will formally stand down from his F1 directorial duties while he prepares to face trial in Munich on bribery charges. Ecclestone says he does not intend to abdicate the day-to-day responsibility for F1, which will no doubt be a comfort to a lot of teams as they hurry to complete […]

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The Monte Carlo Rally is here!

On Thursday morning, just as most of you are getting to work, the 2014 racing season gets underway with the first stage of the 82nd running of the Monte Carlo Rally.

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Formula One: the driver numbers are in

The FIA announced over the weekend the numbers it will lease to this year’s crop of F1 drivers (or rather their marketing people and their licencees) for the balance of their careers in grand prix racing, just like they do in MotoGP and in NASCAR. The rule change makes it easier to wear your favourite […]

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Formula One is back in cinemas with “1:Life On The Limit”

Formula One is back in cinemas this week. ‘1’ (now retitled 1: Life on the Limit) has gone from cult hit inside the F1 community following a private screening at the US GP in 2012 to mainstream hit, topping the box office at iTunes in the USA and winning glowing reviews from ‘serious’ critics. It […]

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