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.Monday, 25 June, 2012, 12:00am
As the Panda Express team, the three 26-year-olds will embark on an epic journey across a third of the world on July 13. And as the Mongol Rally website makes clear, it's an unsupported adventure that can be extremely dangerous.2 Jun 2013 - 8:18am
China’s first and only Formula One driver set another landmark yesterday just by taking part in his home grand prix weekend in Shanghai, saying he hopes to inspire a new generation of fans and racers.13 Apr 2013 - 5:12am
Mercedes are playing down their chances of repeating Nico Rosberg’s maiden victory at Shanghai last year in Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix.
Motorsport director Toto Wolff said last year’s triumph does not mean the team can realistically target the same result this week despite an encouraging start to the season following the arrival of 2008 champion Lewis Hamilton.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
Amateur motorsport enthusiasts earn a chance to test their mettle against the professionals, writes Mark Sharp.4 Jan 2013 - 6:18pm
It's taken three-quarters of the season, but at last there's a bit of clarity at the top of the drivers' championship. The events of last weekend have made the world title a two-horse race. Fernando Alonso arrives in South Korea under intense pressure from Sebastian Vettel. With the German winning in Japan and Alonso not finishing, there's just four points between them.11 Oct 2012 - 5:12am
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
Richard Tan could well be talking for the entire Singapore business community as well as for the city itself when he reflects on how the race has afforded his company the opportunity to capture the world's attention.
Tan's Arina Hogan Builders was in 2008 charged with providing the temporary lighting structures that makes hosting the grand prix possible.6 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
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
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
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
How stressful is your job? Do you get home and need either a lie down in a darkened room or a stiff drink - or possibly both? If you think your job is full of pressure, spare a thought for the poor McLaren mechanic who has charge of the rear left wheel gun in Spain this weekend.10 May 2012 - 12:00am
Bernie Ecclestone has a job to do so get the hell out of his way, particularly you meddlesome troublemakers in the media. Ecclestone is an 81-year-old British billionaire and Andy Warhol lookalike who runs Formula One racing. Despite the involvement in F1 of some of the biggest corporate brands in the world, Ecclestone is unmoved by public sentiment.29 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
Hong Kong's Darryl O'Young will attempt something few drivers would ever dream of: compete in two FIA world championships, taking part in 44 races spanning 18 countries - and still have the time to get married.
O'Young (pictured) will take part in both the World Touring Car Championship and the FIA GT1 World Championship.28 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
The first few seconds of the first grand prix of the season told us a lot more about what we might expect in Malaysia and beyond than most of pre-season testing. Charging down to the first corner in Melbourne, we confirmed that McLaren have at last started a season on the front foot, something underlined by their dominance in qualifying.22 Mar 2012 - 12:00am