Racing

VW motorsport director Capito moves to McLaren

Jan. 14, 2016 16:53 CET

Volkswagen motorsport director Jost Capito has been appointed CEO of McLaren Racing. He replaces Jonathan Neale who has been handed a wider remit as chief operating officer of McLaren Technology Group....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE e-magazine for January

Jan. 4, 2016 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine is ready for you to view. This month's edition looks at how the green evolution of top global racing series is making it easier for Mercedes, Renault, Porsche and other automakers to quickly transfer successful technologies from the track to production models....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Why hybrids, EVs are getting a boost from world's top racing series

Jan. 4, 2016 06:15 CET

Europe's top motorsports series have moved away from racecars with big, thirsty engines. The powertrains on the track are now greener, which has helped automakers such as Mercedes, Porsche and Renault test and build awareness of their alternative drivetrains ahead of launching them on the road....
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Jaguar to race in Formula E to enhance electric powertrain expertise

Dec. 15, 2015 10:51 CET

Jaguar Land Rover will enter the Formula E battery-powered race series to test its future electric powertrains. Jaguar will take part in the third season of Formula E starting late next year....
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Alfa Romeo could return to Formula One racing, Marchionne says

Dec. 15, 2015 13:20 CET

Fiat Chrysler could bring the Alfa Romeo brand back to Formula One as a competitor to Ferrari, CEO Sergio Marchionne said....
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Renault will pay Lotus team's Formula One debts

Dec. 8, 2015 11:50 CET

Renault aims to complete its takeover of the Lotus Formula One team on Dec. 16 and pay creditors, including the UK's tax authorities, by the end of the year, the High Court in London was told....
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Renault buys Lotus team to make full return to Formula One

Dec. 4, 2015 14:30 CET

Renault says it will return to Formula One racing as a constructor next year after signing key contracts to acquire the struggling Lotus team....
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How Toyota used Nascar to sway loyal American car buyers

1:45 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2015

For years Toyota has been marketing itself to the Nascar audience as an increasingly American company -- and Nascar fans are growing more receptive. Two out of three now say they’d consider buying a Toyota, roughly on par with the sport’s domestic sponsors like Ford and GM....
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Citroen will take a year off from rally championship

Nov. 20, 2015 11:56 CET

Citroen said it will not compete in next year's World Rally Championship as a works team in order to come back stronger under new regulations in 2017....
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Ferrari heir, steered away from racing, will end up a billionaire

Oct. 12, 2015 12:46 CET

Piero Ferrari grew up shielded from becoming a racing driver like his father Enzo, who founded the iconic sports car maker. Now Piero will end up a billionaire in an initial public offering of the automaker....
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Bollore may sell electric cars in U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28, 2015

The Bollore Bluecar eventually could be offered for sale to individuals and private fleets in the United States....
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PSA's DS brand creates performance unit to develop EV and plug-in hybrid technology

Aug. 28, 2015 06:01 CET

PSA/Peugeot-Citroen's DS Automobiles upscale brand has created a motorsports unit to support its racing activities that could provide future technology for the production of electric and high-performance cars....
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2015 FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW

Hyundai concept will showcase brand's performance credentials

Aug. 26, 2015 11:07 CET

Hyundai is trying to burnish its performance credentials and will unveil an “ultimate concept car” at next month's Frankfurt auto show that expands on the company's sporty N subbrand and showcases racing design....
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Shelby to market 50 Daytona re-creations

7:24 am U.S. ET | Aug. 16, 2015

Shelby American has re-created the historic U.S. racecar that knocked Ferrari off its pedestal in 1965 -- the Shelby Daytona Cobra coupe -- for a limited run of 50 cars....
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NASCAR, sponsors cool on Confederate flag, but fans still fly it

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 3, 2015

NASCAR's move to get rid of the controversial Confederate flag after the murder of 9 black worshippers in South Carolina comes as the racing circuit and track owners court major new corporate sponsors such as GM, Toyota and Microsoft....
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Ford ad agency names NASCAR exec as COO

12:43 pm U.S. ET | June 16, 2015

Ford's ad agency, Global Team Ford, has named Kim Brink as its new COO. Brink had been NASCAR's senior vice president of marketing....
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Porsche defeats Audi at 83rd Le Mans endurance race

June 15, 2015 12:32 CET

Porsche won the Le Mans 24-hour endurance race for the first time since 1998, defeating Audi, which triumphed in 10 of the 11 prior contests. Porsche's 919 Hybrid car took first and second places, while Audi's R18 e-tron came in third....
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Porsche, Audi, Nissan, Toyota hybrids battle at Le Mans

June 13, 2015 06:15 CET

Audi's R18 e-tron Quattro has won the Le Mans LMP1 race every year since the new hybrid powertrain rules were established in 2012, but this year it will face stiff competition from Porsche, Toyota, and Nissan....
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Ford returns to Le Mans race in 2016 with GT supercar

1:27 pm U.S. ET | June 12, 2015

Ford will return to endurance racing next year as it celebrates the 50th anniversary of its historic top-three sweep in the 1966 24 Hour of Le Mans....
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Audi rules out entry into Formula One

May 18, 2015 16:06 CET

Audi has no plans to enter Formula One, the company has said, seeking to end speculation that the carmaker was tempted to broaden its commitment to motor racing....
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IndyCars test Honda, Chevy engineers

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 16, 2015

The Chevrolets and Hondas that millions of Americans drive have at least one thing in common with the high-revving, single-seat open-wheeled cars that will be zipping around the track during next Sunday's running of the Indianapolis 500 - the engineers who develop the cars....
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Lotus Formula One team not for sale, chief says

May 15, 2015 12:29 CET

The Lotus Formula One team is not for sale despite lingering speculation about former engine partner Renault's intentions in the sport, the team's boss said. Lotus switched from Renault to Mercedes engines at the end of last season but won titles in 2005 and 2006 as the French manufacturer's works team....
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Formula One is an option for Audi, CEO says

May 12, 2015 11:46 CET

Formula One racing remains an option for Audi, the carmaker's CEO Rupert Stadler was quoted as saying amid speculation about a partnership with former world champions Red Bull....
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Denise McCluggage has legacy as racing, journalism pioneer

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 11, 2015

Denise McCluggage, a pioneering motorsports journalist, race car driver and author who was “the heart and soul” of Autoweek magazine, died May 6. She was 88....
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MARK VAUGHN

BLOG: Longtime auto journalist, racecar driver Denise McCluggage dead at 88

10:02 am U.S. ET | May 7, 2015

Word came late Wednesday that our friend, colleague, mentor and favorite staff racecar driver Denise McCluggage had passed away. She was 88....
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