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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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

BorgWarner trophies awarded to Indy 500 winner Tony Kanaan, team owners Jimmy Vasser and Kevin Kalkhoven

3:31 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 17, 2014
Tony Kanaan, winner of the 2013 Indianapolis 500, was presented with the BorgWarner Championship Driver's Trophy on Wednesday night at the Automotive News World Congress in Detroit. Jimmy Vasser and Kevin Kalkhoven also joined Kanaan in receiving the BorgWarner Championship Team Owner's Trophy.... Read More »

 

RICHARD JOHNSON

How Granatelli broke the code, saved his life

11:07 am U.S. ET | Jan. 3, 2014
Andy Granatelli, the renowned race-car owner and STP oil treatment mogul who died last week at age 90, is best remembered for the cars that won the Indianapolis 500 in 1969 and 1973, and for building and sponsoring Parnelli Jones' radical turbine car that almost won the 500 in 1967.... Read More »

 

Ex-Chevy vet Dewar shifts to NASCAR

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 16, 2013
While the auto world focused on all the personnel changes at General Motors last week, a former GM stalwart quietly snagged a big job. Ex-Chevrolet brand boss and racing enthusiast Brent Dewar was named the COO of NASCAR.... Read More »

 

Former GM exec Brent Dewar named NASCAR COO

3:29 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 11, 2013
NASCAR, amid slumping attendance and TV ratings, has appointed former Chevrolet executive Brent Dewar as COO, effective Jan. 6.... Read More »

 

Renault backs electric Formula E motor racing series

Nov. 13, 2013 06:01 CET
Renault is backing a new electric motor racing series that will aim to boost the market for EVs and advance the technology behind them.... Read More »

 

MARK RECHTIN

Ron Howard's race flick a reel 'Rush'

2:53 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 13, 2013
There have been many dramatic movies made about auto racing: the wooden but accurate Le Mans, fictional but sprawling Grand Prix, overzealous and unrealistic Days of Thunder and the simply awful Driven. In director Ron Howard's Rush, reality is better than fiction, a path Howard has taken skillfully before with Apollo 13 and Frost/Nixon, amidst his prolific filmmaking oeuvre.... Read More »

 

2013 FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW

Ferrari's 458 Speciale to sell for 238,000 euros

Sept. 10, 2013 16:39 CET
Ferrari's 458 Speciale, which will cost 238,000 euros in Italy, is targeting customers seeking a more extreme driving experience, the company's Chairman Luca di Montezemolo said.... Read More »

 

Carmakers look to video games for new routes to market

Aug. 26, 2013 06:01 CET
Automakers are increasingly strengthening their relationships with video-game manufacturers as they seek to promote their vehicles and woo young gamers as future customers.... Read More »

 

F-1 racing boss Ecclestone charged in German bribe case

July 18, 2013 13:58 CET
German authorities have charged F-1 racing boss Bernie Ecclestone with bribing a German banker to smooth the sale of a stake in the motor racing business to private equity firm CVC.... Read More »

 

Caterham, Renault to expand JV

July 5, 2013 10:18 CET
UK sports car maker Caterham is expanding its joint venture with Renault beyond the revival of the Alpine brand with the development of Caterham-badged SUV and subcompact models, Chairman Tony Fernandes said. The vehicles will be based on Renault technology and destined for Asian markets, Renault said.... Read More »

 

Porsche unveils its Le Mans prototype

June 13, 2013 10:50 CET
Porsche has unveiled its first challenger for outright honors at the 24 Hours of Le Mans for 16 years. The Porsche LMP1 gasoline hybrid prototype has been tested at the carmaker's Weissach test track in Germany ahead of its entry in the famous race next year.... Read More »

 

Ford's Saudi distributor drifts into global spotlight

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 3, 2013
Al Jazirah, Ford's distributor for Saudi Arabia, has created a sensation in the Middle Eastern auto racing world with a run of success in the sport of drifting.... Read More »

 

Indy engines shrink, just like those in showrooms

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 27, 2013
The technological trends that are shrinking engines in the showroom are also downsizing cutting-edge powerplants at the Indianapolis 500 and the IndyCar racing circuit.... Read More »

 

F1: Turbo tutorial for Honda?

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 27, 2013
For average car buyers, the most important aspect of Honda Motor Co.'s return to Formula One racing, as an engine supplier to McLaren Automotive, could be its plans for downsized turbocharging. Honda is expected to roll out downsized turbocharging as its next step toward more fuel-efficient cars. Developing them for racing could boost its mass-market plans.... Read More »

 

CARS & CONCEPTS

Honda to return to F1 racing

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 20, 2013
Honda will return to Formula One as an engine supplier after exiting the racing series in 2008. The Japanese automaker will provide engines to its former F1 racing partner McLaren starting in 2015.... Read More »

 

Honda returns to F1 racing as engine supplier

3:49 am U.S. ET | May 16, 2013
Honda will return to Formula One racing as an engine supplier to help develop vehicle technology after exiting the racing series in 2008.... Read More »

 

F-1 racing boss Ecclestone denies bribing German banker, lawyers say

May 16, 2013 09:49 CET
Lawyers for Formula One racing boss Bernie Ecclestone repeated that he had not bribed a German banker during the 2005-2006 sale of a stake in the motor-racing business, after a German newspaper reported he had been charged by prosecutors.... Read More »

 

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