Porsche 919 Hybrid for the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship

Porsche sets its sights on a hat-trick Porsche has unveiled the new 919 Hybrid at the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza. The Le Mans prototype, that delivers a system output of around 900 PS (662 kW), has been comprehensively reworked. Porsche aims for a hat-trick with it: Target is to win…

The New Lotus Elise Sprint

Less Mass Means More Lotus – Introducing the New Lotus Elise Sprint Evolved, energized and even lighter, a significant update for the legendary Lotus Elise has been unveiled ahead of its arrival in showrooms this spring. Pride of place in the latest Elise line-up is the new Sprint edition, capturing…

1997 – David Coulthard Makes the Breakthrough

1997 – prelude to seven world championship titles On 9 March 1997, the Scottish racing driver David Coulthard drove to victory at the Australian Grand Prix in a McLaren-Mercedes. It marked the first win for the Silver Arrows since Mercedes-Benz made its F1 comeback. At the end of 1955, following two…

Mercedes-Benz Classic Track Days 2017

Onto the racetrack in your own Mercedes-Benz Experience an unforgettable day on the racetrack – the Track Days makes this possible for all drivers of a Mercedes-Benz. This year they are being held for the second time. They are organized by the former racing driver Jörg van Ommen, Vice Champion…

March 1957-Mercedes-Benz Presents the 300 SL Roadster

The roadster version (W 198 II series) of the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL gullwing was introduced by Daimler-Benz at the March 14 – 24, 1957 Geneva Motor Show Daimler-Benz. The car was the company’s answer to the demand for a high-performance open-top sports car. The roadster succeeded the 300 SL coupe…

Bentley ‘Blue Train’ Speed Six

Woolf Barnato, heir to a vast fortune from the Kimberley diamond mines in South Africa, was the ultimate ‘Bentley Boy’. A brilliant sportsman, bon viveur and generous host, he became Chairman of Bentley Motors in 1926 when the company was struggling for capital. W.O Bentley considered him the best of…

Tom Kristensen at Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Picnic in the Paddock

Tom Kristensen, Danish sports car racing legend, nine-time 24 Hours of Le Mans winner, six-time 24 Hours of Sebring winner, and 2013 FIA World Endurance champion, will share his experiences as the highlighted guest speaker at the annual Picnic in the Paddock on Saturday, Aug. 19. The annual picnic is…

Ferrari 70th Anniversary Celebrations Get Underway

On March 12 1947, Enzo Ferrari fired up the 125 S, the first car to bear his name. That test-drive on the streets of Maranello marked the start of the modern Ferrari history. The then-modest factory quickly grew into one of the great internationally-renowned Made in Italy icons. Now, 70…

John Surtees – 1964 World Driving Champion 1934-2017

John Surtees has passed away in his native England at the age of 83. Born in Tatsfield on February 11 1934, Big John, as he was fondly known, won the Formula 1 World Championship in 1964 with Ferrari, becoming the only driver in history to claim both the F1 and…

40 years of BMW Motorsport Junior Promotion

2017 marks the 40th anniversary of BMW Motorsport’s junior promotion. The program was initiated four decades ago by managing director Jochen Neerpasch and BMW Motorsport GmbH founded the BMW Junior Team. It was the first time in German car racing that a works team introduced a team entirely consisting of…