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W Series paves the way for female F1 drivers

A female-only motorsport championship dubbed the W Series will kick off in May next year, aimed at narrowing the gender gap in the male-dominated world of motorsport. The last woman to compete for championship points in Formula 1 was Lella Lombardi...

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Daniel Ricciardo takes his F1 racer on a USA road trip - video
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Daniel Ricciardo takes his F1 racer on a USA road trip - video

Daniel Ricciardo may have just announced his move to Renault for 2019, but he's still doing plenty of cool things at Aston Martin Red Bull Racing. While his racer may be more at home on the track than public roads, the Aussie F1 champion has taken his motorsport weapon through the streets of San Francisco and down the Strip in Vegas...


Lotus Exige Type 49 and 79 revealed
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Lotus Exige Type 49 and 79 revealed

Lotus has revealed the Exige Type 49 and Type 79 at this week's Goodwood Festival of Speed as part of its 70th birthday celebrations, both commemorating anniversaries of championship-winning Formula One race cars. Both models have been created by Lotus Exclusive in the same colours as the racing cars they're named after...


Around the Tracks: Ayrton Senna, Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen
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Around the Tracks: Ayrton Senna, Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen

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 articles, videos and 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?


Mika Hakkinen, Nico Rosberg take on Monaco in a McLaren P1 - Video
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Mika Hakkinen, Nico Rosberg take on Monaco in a McLaren P1 - Video

Nico Rosberg has a bit of time on his hands now. Having won the Formula 1 World Championship in 2016, the German driver promptly retired, leaving his seat free for Valtteri Bottas. Instead of giving Lewis Hamilton a hard time on track, Rosberg is spending his time as a commentator and, as you can see here, making videos for YouTube...


Nissan GT-R takes on Formula One car in rolling drag race
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Nissan GT-R takes on Formula One car in rolling drag race

You might have read about the roll-race lined up between a 1300hp Toyota 86 (WTF86) street car and 1994 Footwork Arrows F-1. The showdown was meant to take place at the 2017 Adelaide Motorsport Festival, but technical difficulties threw a spanner in the works. Rather than throwing in the towel, we made do with the tools at our disposal...


'Peak hour of power' set to take over Adelaide streets for motorsport festival
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'Peak hour of power' set to take over Adelaide streets for motorsport festival

The Adelaide Motorsport Festival will be taking to the streets next week, as part of the 'peak hour of power'. Featuring the likes of Craig Lowndes, Garth Tander, Cam Waters and Troy Bayliss piloting an eye-popping array of classic racers, the procession will work its way through traffic on its way to a party on Gouger Street, Adelaide...


There are barn finds, and then there's this: a historic Formula One heaven
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There are barn finds, and then there's this: a historic Formula One heaven

Now and then we get word of a barn find that raises the eyebrows, but this week these images popped up showing a barn find that truly had us gasping! Research suggests these are historic F1 replicas, potentially used for promotional purposes, and they were uncovered in a small village in France...


Alfa Romeo returns to Formula One, enthusiasts celebrate
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Alfa Romeo returns to Formula One, enthusiasts celebrate

Alfa Romeo has announced the latest step in its renaissance: returning to Formula One after more than 30 years’ absence, with an eye to all the tactical benefits that will likely follow. Want an explanation? One look at how Mercedes-AMG has used its F1 success to grow its road division is all the real-world example you need...


Ferrari threatens to leave Formula One over proposed engine changes
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Ferrari threatens to leave Formula One over proposed engine changes

Ferrari and other Formula One manufacturers are unhappy with proposed changes to the racing series' engine rules, which are set to come into play from 2021. Sergio Marchionne, outspoken head of both Ferrari and Fiat Chrysler, has even threatened to withdraw the brand from competition if the proposed changes are pushed through in their current state...


Confused locals look on as Formula 1 cars hit the streets of Adelaide in this incredible video
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Confused locals look on as Formula 1 cars hit the streets of Adelaide in this incredible video

There aren't many places in the world you can get away with running three Formula One cars, a race-prepped superbike and a historic Touring Car through the city centre – let alone on a wet night, with stunned traffic and pedestrians looking on. But that’s exactly what happened a couple of weeks ago in Adelaide, South Australia...


Aussie students win miniature F1 contest in Malaysia
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Aussie students win miniature F1 contest in Malaysia

A team of Australian high school students has beaten teams from 27 countries in a competition to create a miniature Formula 1 car. The competition is part of the F1 in Schools program, and involved 50 teams. The team, dubbed ‘Hyperdrive’, was made up of four students from Melbourne's Trinity Grammar, and received support from Swinburne University...


Aston Martin Valkyrie only the start of Red Bull Racing collaboration
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Aston Martin Valkyrie only the start of Red Bull Racing collaboration

Amidst an announcement about its Formula One partnership future with Red Bull Racing, Aston Martin has confirmed that, once it officially launches next year, its V12 hybrid-assisted Valkyrie hypercar will only be the first product to come out of the 'innovation partnership' between the heavy-hitting pair...


Mercedes-AMG Project One revealed: F1 car for the road celebrates 50 years of AMG
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Mercedes-AMG Project One revealed: F1 car for the road celebrates 50 years of AMG

The hotly-anticipated Mercedes-AMG Project One hypercar has been revealed this week in Frankfurt, bringing Formula One power to the road. As previously speculated, the AMG Project One is essentially a road-going version of the company's Petronas Formula One racing car, combining a rear-mounted high-revving 1.6-litre turbocharged V6 with a pair of electric motors on the front axle...


Mercedes-AMG Project One teased again
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Mercedes-AMG Project One teased again

The Mercedes-AMG Project One hypercar has been previewed again, ahead of its global reveal at the Frankfurt motor show next week. A shadowy image released by the German marque depicts an aggressive-looking vehicle with slim LED headlights and a roof scoop, looking very much like a road-going Le Mans racer...


Sebastien Ogier trades WRC for F1 and drives Vettel’s old Red Bull RB7
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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. Getting to drive Sebastian Vettel’s old 2011 championship-winning Red Bull Racing RB7 Formula 1 car around Austria’s 4...


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...


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 Vantage Redbull Edition revealed
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2017 Aston Martin Vantage Redbull Edition revealed

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...


Mercedes-AMG Project One hypercar to have 'more than 1000 horsepower'
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Mercedes-AMG Project One hypercar to have 'more than 1000 horsepower'

The much-hyped Mercedes-AMG Project One hypercar is going to offer up a huge amount of power – more than 1000 horses worth, according to Mercedes-AMG head, Tobias Moers...