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Sebastien Ogier trades WRC for F1 and drives Vettel’s old Red Bull RB7

Even World Rally Championship (WRC) drivers want to be Formula One drivers. And proving it, four-time WRC champion Sebastien Ogier has scored his dream drive in a V8-powered Red Bull Racing F1 car...

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79-year-old woman becomes oldest person to drive an F1 car
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79-year-old woman becomes oldest person to drive an F1 car

Irish veteran rally driver, Rosemary Smith, has become the oldest person to drive a Formula One car, at the age of 79. To help celebrate 40 years of Renault Sport, the team put Smith into a 2013 Lotus-Renault E21, with some word of advice from racing driver, Jolyon Palmer...


Renault celebrates 40 years of F1 with an actual 'yellow teapot'
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Renault celebrates 40 years of F1 with an actual 'yellow teapot'

To celebrate 40 years since first entering the world of Formula One in 1977 with the RS01 – a car powered by the sport's first turbocharged engine – French marque Renault has designed and built an actual yellow teapot...


Infiniti Q60 Project Black S: Pirelli deal hints at progress on potential M4 rival
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Infiniti Q60 Project Black S: Pirelli deal hints at progress on potential M4 rival

Pirelli has announced it will collaborate with Infiniti on the premium Japanese marque's Q60 Project Black S program, suggesting the 'concept car' unveiled at the 2017 Geneva motor show, might indeed prove to be more than just wishful thinking...


Volkswagen rally boss returns to run R division
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Volkswagen rally boss returns to run R division

One of the key figures behind Volkswagen's dominant return to the World Rally Championship (WRC) has been appointed managing director of the German manufacturer's ever-popular 'R' performance arm. Volkswagen has announced that, effective June 1, Jost Capito will head up Volkswagen R GmbH, despite leaving his post as Volkswagen’s director of motorsport in August 2016 to take up the position of CEO of McLaren Racing just one month later...


2018 Renault Megane RS to debut at Monaco Grand Prix on May 26
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2018 Renault Megane RS to debut at Monaco Grand Prix on May 26

The all-new 2018 Renault Megane RS will make its first public appearance at this year's Monaco Formula One Grand Prix on May 26 ahead of its official reveal at the Frankfurt motor show in September, the company has confirmed...


2017 Aston Martin V8, V12 Vantage S get wings thanks to F1 tie-up
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2017 Aston Martin V8, V12 Vantage S get wings thanks to F1 tie-up

Two brand-new special edition Red Bull Racing models have been revealed ahead of their official unveiling, planned for this year's opening round of the 2017 Formula One season in Melbourne. This time, though, thanks to a new relationship, they're not Renaults but Aston Martins...


Aston Martin AM-RB 001 to get Cosworth V12
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Aston Martin AM-RB 001 to get Cosworth V12

Aston Martin has confirmed its Formula One-inspired AM-RB 001 hypercar will feature a naturally-aspirated V12 built by legendary British engine company, Cosworth. The British marque announced some of the technical partners for its hypercar project this week, along with some of the key details of its road-going racer. A high-revving 6...


Mercedes-AMG R50 hypercar teased, will debut this year
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Mercedes-AMG R50 hypercar teased, will debut this year

A new hardcore hypercar from Mercedes-AMG, expected to be known as the 2017 Mercedes-AMG R50, will debut this year to celebrate the Affalterbach performance arm's 50th anniversary. A new image of the new Mercedes-AMG R50 was revealed at CES 2017 by the company's head of research and development – and former AMG boss – Ola Kallenius, who said the hypercar would be like a birthday present to the AMG brand...


Aston Martin AM-RB 001 hypercar already sold out - report
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Aston Martin AM-RB 001 hypercar already sold out - report

The Aston Martin AM-RB 001 hypercar hasn't even been fully detailed yet, but reports suggest the British company has already sold the entire production run. Auto Express reports that Aston Martin has announced all 150 road-going versions of the upcoming hypercar have been accounted for, despite the rumoured price tag sitting around the $3 million mark...


Mercedes-AMG's $2million hypercar closing in on sold-out status - report
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Mercedes-AMG's $2million hypercar closing in on sold-out status - report

The upcoming Mercedes-AMG hypercar isn't scheduled for release until late in 2018, but that hasn't stopped cashed-up buyers placing orders for almost the entire production run, according to a new report. In a new article with industry journal Automotive News, Mercedes-AMG chairman, Tobias Moers, said the entire production run is almost sold out two years ahead of release...


Mercedes-AMG hypercar confirmed: hybrid drivetrain, F1 technology to feature
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Mercedes-AMG hypercar confirmed: hybrid drivetrain, F1 technology to feature

The rumoured Mercedes-AMG hypercar has been confirmed today during the company’s press conference at the Paris motor show. Previewed by a sketch of its silhouette (a-la Aston Martin AM-RB001), the new hypercar will be an ‘AMG Performance Hybrid’ featuring drivetrain technology from the company’s Formula One car...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 23, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 23, 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Mercedes-AMG F1 team working on new hybrid hypercar – report
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Mercedes-AMG F1 team working on new hybrid hypercar – report

The Mercedes-AMG Formula One team is working on a new hypercar to take on the upcoming Aston Martin AM-RB 001, according to a new report. In an article by the UK’s Evo magazine, a source “within the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 team” has confirmed that the hypercar is in its final stages of design before the company commences development...


Aston Martin hypercar to be the "quickest-ever track car"
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Aston Martin hypercar to be the "quickest-ever track car"

Aston Martin’s joint project with Formula One team Red Bull racing, the AM-RB001, will be the quickest track car ever, according to company boss Andy Palmer. Speaking to CarAdvice at the Australian Formula One Grand Prix last week, Aston Martin chief Palmer said the AM-RB001 will be a “kick ass, no excuses” hypercar...


Aston Martin AM-RB 001 Hypercar to be built with Red Bull Racing Formula One team
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Aston Martin AM-RB 001 Hypercar to be built with Red Bull Racing Formula One team

Aston Martin has announced a new partnership with the Red Bull Racing Formula One team that will not only see the pair create a new hyper car, but also signals the British marque's return (in some form) to the Formula One world championship...


Honda getting its 'sporty mojo back'
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Honda getting its 'sporty mojo back'

Honda Australia says its continued investment into Formula One and the arrival of the NSX supercar are all signs that the Japanese brand is getting its ‘sporty mojo back’. For years Honda was credited with creating the most interesting and sporty cars coming out of Japan, however, in the last decade or so, some have suggested that it has lost its way, focusing too heavily on fuel efficiency at the cost of all else...


2016 Formula One season preview: Everything you want to know before the lights go out in Melbourne
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2016 Formula One season preview: Everything you want to know before the lights go out in Melbourne

The 2016 Formula One season begins this Thursday, when the 81st Australian Grand Prix kicks off at Albert Park in Melbourne on March 17. But what's new for 2016? Who's driving for who this year? And which teams will be vying for the championship? Read on… Rule changes – Engines Following the 2014 debut of the electrically-assisted turbocharged 1...


Fiat Chrysler Australia holding steady on motorsport despite growing interest
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Fiat Chrysler Australia holding steady on motorsport despite growing interest

Despite recent reports that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) CEO Sergio Marchionne is keen to see his Alfa Romeo brand return to Formula One racing, the local division says it's happy not having a presence in the Australian motorsport scene… for now anyway. Consistently rumoured to be on the cusp of considering entering the local V8 Supercars series – in a race car based on the 6...


2016 Australian Formula One Grand Prix details
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2016 Australian Formula One Grand Prix details

The first race of the 2016 Formula One season is again in Melbourne this year, and it promises to be full of surprises now with Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari and Renault all competing as full works teams with Mclaren-Honda. The race event, which takes place from March 17-20, will set the scene for what may possibly be the most competitive season since the new rule changes for V6 turbos took place in 2014...