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Around the tracks: A senator gets busted zooming and driving, a Ford Fiesta gets a pretty cool makeover

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Around the tracks: A senator gets busted zooming and driving, a Ford Fiesta gets a pretty cool makeover

When we’re not creating it ourselves, the CarAdvice team spends a lot of time finding and consuming motoring content from all over the world. Here’s a handful of the photos, articles, videos or social media posts that most caught our eye last week...

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2021 Lexus IS300 Luxury review
Rating: 810 /10
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2021 Lexus IS300 Luxury review

The current model is an in-depth refresh of a nameplate that's been around for decades, but did Lexus do enough to freshen it up?

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$61,500

2021 Formula One Spanish Grand Prix: Round four wrap
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2021 Formula One Spanish Grand Prix: Round four wrap

Lewis Hamilton scored his 98th F1 career victory overnight at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. The win was his sixth at the famous circuit – another record he now shares with Michael Schumacher. While Max Verstappen had his elbows out from turn one getting the jump on Lewis for the lead, it was the smart play by Mercedes and their two-stop strategy which bagged them the win...


2021 Mazda CX-8 Asaki LE AWD diesel review
Rating: 810 /10
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2021 Mazda CX-8 Asaki LE AWD diesel review

There's no doubting the CX-8 range-topper is pricey. But who does this plush six-seater cater for with Mazda's SUV line-up already plentiful?

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$69,290

Around the Tracks: A drug-bust V8 Supercar is up for grabs, plus a cheeky Kia advertisement
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Around the Tracks: A drug-bust V8 Supercar is up for grabs, plus a cheeky Kia advertisement

When we’re not creating it ourselves, the CarAdvice team spends a lot of time finding and consuming motoring content from all over the world. Here’s a handful of the photos, articles, videos or social media posts that most caught our eye last week. Some of them are brand new, others have been online for a while...


2021 Formula One Spanish Grand Prix: Race preview
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2021 Formula One Spanish Grand Prix: Race preview

Formula One drivers arrived in Barcelona earlier this week for the Spanish Grand Prix. The fourth event and first back-to-back race for the season takes place at the famous Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. Last week in Portugal it was Lewis Hamilton who reigned supreme, taking his 97th victory. He'll go into this race with an eight-point advantage in the championship...


2021 Formula One Portuguese Grand Prix: Round three wrap
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2021 Formula One Portuguese Grand Prix: Round three wrap

The third round of the 2021 F1 season took place over the weekend at the Algarve International Circuit. It wasn't as chaotic as last time out, however, still served up some plenty of great viewing action. Sir Lewis Hamilton was victorious and clocked up his 97th F1 win...


Hyundai Kona: Snapchat augmented-reality lens launched for facelifted small SUV
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Hyundai Kona: Snapchat augmented-reality lens launched for facelifted small SUV

In collaboration with Snapchat, Hyundai has launched an augmented-reality lens that will allow Snapchatters to inspect the Hyundai Kona small SUV in the comfort of their own homes. Snapchatters can do so by scanning the Snapcode (pictured bottom of story), or searching for the lens via the Lens carousel. Once engaged the latest technology and features of the Kona can be viewed by users...


2021 Formula One Portuguese Grand Prix: Race preview
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2021 Formula One Portuguese Grand Prix: Race preview

There's lots to play for as Formula One heads to Portugal for Round 3 of the 2021 F1 season. Last time out in Imola heavy rain brought chaos as Max Verstappen reigned supreme in his 11th F1 career win. The championship is now down to one point in a brilliant battle between Verstappen and seven-time world champion, Sir Lewis Hamilton...


Top 10 strangest car names of 2021
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Top 10 strangest car names of 2021

There's a lot of science involved in choosing a new car name. Some manufacturers employ external brand companies, while others take inspiration from within. For example, the Ford Taurus was named by two of the company's executives – after their wives' star signs. We've seen some doozies in the past...


Safety practices to consider when the road is your workplace
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Safety practices to consider when the road is your workplace

There's been a push from industry safety professionals to educate drivers on road health and safety – specifically targeting those who use the road as their workplace. According to a study conducted by Safe Work Australia, the most likely workplace injury you're going to sustain is motor vehicle related – that includes going to and from work...


2021 Formula One Emilia Romagna Grand Prix: Round two wrap
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2021 Formula One Emilia Romagna Grand Prix: Round two wrap

The 2021 F1 Grand Prix of Emilia Romagna was the perfect formula of rookies crashing, penalties, a red flag and rain. From get go it was wet and wild in Imola and one of the more exciting races we've witnessed in quite some time. It looks like F1 is heading in the right direction and rain always makes things that little bit more interesting...


Around the tracks: Blind racer to attempt a new world record in a 600kW Corvette
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Around the tracks: Blind racer to attempt a new world record in a 600kW Corvette

When we’re not creating it ourselves, the CarAdvice team spends a lot of time finding and consuming motoring content from all over the world. Here’s a handful of the photos, articles, videos or social media posts that most caught our eye last week. Some of them are brand new, others have been online for a while. Enjoy them – just not too much, okay? 1...


Europcar adds fully-electric MG ZS EV to rental fleet
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Europcar adds fully-electric MG ZS EV to rental fleet

Australia’s most affordable electric car – the MG ZS EV SUV – will now be available to rent, courtesy of Europcar. From next week, customers will have access to the electric ZS in Melbourne. According to MG, its primary goal is to give consumers the opportunity to properly test drive an electric vehicle (EV)...


2021 Formula One Emilia Romagna Grand Prix: Race preview
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2021 Formula One Emilia Romagna Grand Prix: Race preview

Following a three week break, F1 returns for the second race of the 2021 season. The Emilia Romagna Grand Prix returned to the calendar in 2020. With different races not allowed to share the same name in the same F1 world championship season, and the Italian Grand Prix confirmed at Monza later this year, the Imola round has regressed to its name adopted last year – the Emilia Romagna GP...