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Takuma Sato first Japanese driver to win IndyCar race

Takuma Sato of Japan wins the Grand Prix of Long Beach. Photo: AFP

Takuma Sato became the first Japanese driver to win an IndyCar series race on Sunday, delivering a dominant performance to win the Grand Prix of Long Beach.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Driving investment

Ferraris in Hong Kong mark the car's 60th anniversary in 2007. Photos: AFP, Jonathan Wong (x2), David Wong, Sam Tsang, Xinhua

China poised for classics boom, writes Tim Huxley.

19 Nov 2012 - 1:27am

Macau Grand Prix may see Daniel Juncadella hold on to his crown

Daniel Juncadella

Defending champion Daniel Juncadella of Spain has been too fast and too furious for the rest of Europe this season and will be hoping to crown a fantastic season by retaining his Formula Three title at the Macau Grand Prix next month.

11 Oct 2012 - 5:54am

Oops, Hamilton Twitter jibe backfires

Lewis Hamilton

McLaren's Lewis Hamilton triggered a fresh Twitter storm yesterday by wrongly accusing Formula One teammate and compatriot Jenson Button of disrespect by "unfollowing" him on the social media site.

Hamilton, who is leaving for Mercedes at the end of the season, was beaten by Button in Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix.

9 Oct 2012 - 4:08am

Best roadsters on the block: DJ Lamb builds up buzz for Shell and Lego's Ferrari replicas

Jan Lamb Hoi-fung gleefully sits on a Lego-block race car.

DJ Jan Lamb Hoi-fung got in touch with his inner child at the launch of Shell's new promotion at New Town Plaza Phase III in Sha Tin. The father of two excitedly climbed into a life-sized replica of a Ferrari F150 Italia made out of Lego at Saturday's event.

22 Aug 2012 - 4:34am

City revving up for action

Sebastian Vettel will bid to repeat his victory in last year's Singapore GP.

The Grand Prix is one of the city's most spectacular annual events. Already in its fifth year, the Marina Bay Street Circuit is transformed each September into a world-class racing circuit and entertainment hub.

15 Aug 2012 - 5:42pm

Wants & needs

Wants & needs

Little wonders

1 Sep 2012 - 1:23am

Hamilton's best bet is to stay in Woking

This Sunday at Hockenheim, Lewis Hamilton lines up for his 100th grand prix. He's come a long way since he made his bow in motor racing's top tier in 2007. He was a world champion a year later, but right now it would seem his career is, if not at a crossroads, at a point where some big decisions have to be made.

19 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Adrenaline rush is fast and furious on the night shift

When it comes to reigning Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel, looks most certainly can be deceiving.

A case in point was last year's SingTel Singapore Grand Prix when the young German emerged from the cockpit of his Red Bull-Renault with a broad grin and the air of a man without a care in the world.

6 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Racing into a car culture

Racers in the Audi R8 LMS Cup. Photo: SCMP

The world's top sports-car makers are turning to China to boost sales, and track series have become a vital part of brand-building, reports Anna Healy Fenton.

25 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Taking stock on a drawing board

When someone tried to copy my work at school, I used to hook my spare arm protectively around my book to ward off over-inquisitive neighbours. No matter how hi-tech Formula One is, it would seem that something similar is going on in the sport.

21 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

'Random' results raise Schumi's hopes in Montreal

Formula One finds itself in North America this weekend and the big question is can the seventh race on the calendar produce the seventh different winner? If so, I wonder how many punters fancy a bet on Michael Schumacher?

7 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Gelding saves himself from compulsory retirement

The good news for trainer David Ferraris was that his good run continued with Metrevelli winning at the bottom of Class Five - the bad news was that the gelding probably saved himself from compulsory retirement and will be sticking around next season. Or was it bad news?

4 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Riddle of HK$16m racer that's going nowhere fast

It's one of the rarest and most expensive cars in the world and the favourite marque of British superspy 007 James Bond.

The top-of-the-range racer has a massive 750 horsepower and a top speed of more than 320km/h.

So how did this Aston Martin One-77 end up on the back of a low-loader in Hong Kong?

3 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Liberator slips in under the radar to crush rivals

Underrated stayer Liberator proved the toughest stayer and best-placed to take advantage of a dawdling tempo in the HK$8 million Standard Chartered Champions & Chater Cup (2,400m) yesterday to end Ambitious Dragon's Triple Crown dream.

28 May 2012 - 12:00am