Racing

Porsche importer buys former F1 circuit in South Africa

July 25, 2014 14:21 CET
Porsche South Africa has bought the 72-hectare Kyalami racetrack, which hosted F1 races between 1967 and 1993, for 205 million rand (14.5 million euro) at an auction....
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Porsche, reliant on SUVs for sales these days, reminds consumers of performance roots at Le Mans

8:29 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014
The Porsche that whipped around the Le Mans race track over the weekend for the first time in 16 years was unlike most of the brand's vehicles these days: The low-slung model was a sports car rather than a SUV....
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F1 tech to influence high-end M-B products

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9, 2014
Mercedes-Benz's fast start in the Formula One season has led Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche to see a closer link between F1 race car technology and production cars....
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Win at Indy is a win for cancer fight

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 1, 2014
AutoNation partnered with Hunter-Reay's Racing for Cancer charity in May 2013 to beat the disease....
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LUCA CIFERRI

Zetsche sees speedy uptake of F1 tech in Mercedes cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 30, 2014
Dieter Zetsche foresees Mercedes models benefiting quicker than ever from the automaker's participation in Formula One....
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LUCA CIFERRI

Zetsche sees speedy uptake of F1 tech in Mercedes models

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 30, 2014
Dieter Zetsche foresees Mercedes models benefiting quicker than ever from the automaker's participation in Formula One....
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Reuss: GM employee morale high despite recalls

6:20 pm U.S. ET | May 28, 2014
In spite of a slew of recalls that have dogged the company for months, General Motors white-collar employees are working with high spirits, a top GM executive said Wednesday....
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NORA NAUGHTON

Mazda revs up teens' interest in math, science and auto careers

2:28 pm U.S. ET | May 28, 2014
With the ongoing shortage of engineers in the auto industry, Mazda is heading straight to the source....
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Caterham owner mulls sale of UK sports car brand, report says

May 26, 2014 11:25 CET
Caterham owner Tony Fernandes plans to sell the group's UK sports car unit and F1 team, a Malaysian newspaper reported....
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Brabham's rear engine threw Indy 500 for a loop

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2014
When Jack Brabham died May 19 at age 88, most stories cited the Australian driver's three Formula One world championships. But for American race fans (of a certain vintage), he is best remembered for helping change the course of history at the 1961 Indianapolis 500....
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Chevy, Honda engines dominate at Indy

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 24, 2014
The hottest racing rivalry right now just may be Chevrolet versus Honda. In the four IndyCar series races run this season (not including Sunday’s scheduled Indianapolis 500), cars powered by Chevy and Honda engines have each won two....
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Jaguar revives the legendary XKE racer

May 23, 2014 06:01 CET
Jaguar says it will complete a project started in 1963 by manufacturing six all-new XKEs with lightweight aluminum bodies at its plant in Castle Bromwich, England....
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Brembo boosts N. America presence with plant expansion

May 22, 2014 06:01 CET
Brembo has announced a $115 million expansion at its U.S. brake component plant in Homer, Michigan, as the supplier predicts North America will become its No. 1 global market this year....
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Brembo boosts N.A. business with $115 million plant expansion

8:17 pm U.S. ET | May 21, 2014
Brembo, the storied Italian brake supplier to Ferrari, Porsche and Formula One race cars, is developing a major presence in the North American market. On Wednesday, the company announced the $115 million expansion of its brake component plant in Michigan....
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Ford launches N.C. technical center for motorsports

2:01 pm U.S. ET | May 16, 2014
Ford opened a technical and racing support center in Concord, N.C., that will play a role in developing future performance models....
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Infiniti taps F1 star Vettel for help with performance subbrand

May 16, 2014 06:01 CET
German Formula One racing star Sebastian Vettel is providing Infiniti product strategists tips to help them develop a performance subbrand inside the luxury marque....
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F1 star drives Infiniti to 'hard-edged performance'

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 12, 2014
Infiniti product strategists are counting on German Formula One racing star Sebastian Vettel to help develop a performance subbrand inside the luxury marque....
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BRUCE GAIN

With Tavares no longer involved, Renault divorces Alpine partner

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2, 2014
Renault appears to be scaling back its ambitions for the sporty Alpine subbrand after ending plans with Caterham, its racing partner, to revive the marque. But a source says the project will still go ahead....
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RICHARD JOHNSON

Gary Bettenhausen finished 10th at Indy, but was the big winner

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 24, 2014
One astonishing act of valor and sportsmanship sums up the legacy of race car driver Gary Bettenhausen, who died last week at 72....
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Germany's famed Nuerburgring race track sold to partsmaker

March 12, 2014 06:01 CET
The Nuerburgring, the German race track known as Green Hell for its challenging Formula One course, was sold to Dusseldorf-based partsmaker Capricorn Group....
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Germany's famed Nuerburgring race track sold to auto parts maker

2:34 pm U.S. ET | March 11, 2014
The Nuerburgring, the German race track known as Green Hell for its challenging Formula One course, was sold to Capricorn Group, an auto parts maker based in Dusseldorf....
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Freescale seeks Japan toehold with motorsports marketing

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 3, 2014
How does an underdog American supplier break into a Japanese market dominated by a homegrown rival? Freescale Semiconductor Inc. is going racing with the most Japanese of Japanese automakers in one of the most Japanese of Japanese cars....
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Toyota gets its racing groove back

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2014
Here's another sign that Akio Toyoda is ready to go on the offensive....
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Brembo's Bombassei becomes billionaire on brakes for Ferrari, Porsche

Jan. 25, 2014 06:15 CET
Italian brake supplier Brembo established its foothold in racing 40 years ago with Ferrari. Since then, Brembo has expanded into a business that has made the company's chairman, Alberto Bombassei, a billionaire....
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Hendrick receives Keith Crain lifetime achievement award

9:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2014
Rick Hendrick, the iconic car dealer and NASCAR mogul who parlayed a single Chevrolet store into one of the nation's largest dealership groups, was honored here today with the 2014 Keith Crain/Automotive News Lifetime Achievement Award....
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