The safety package introduced into Formula 1 back in 2018 paid dividends for Romain Grosjean in the Bahrain Grand Prix. Anything else would have amounted to his death for sure. The Halo saved his life and goes to show that Formula 1 drivers are highly skilled and yet depend on
A small crossover that fights on price Similar to US 5th Amendment, in Australia you have the right to silence when you’re asked a question by the police. So when I was posed with the question: What do you think of this Suzuki Ignis? I used my right to silence.
10 November 2020: Mitsubishi Motors today announced pricing and specifications of the new-look and better-handling Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. While a very competant car inside and on the road, the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross was, at least from my viewpoint, a bit on the forgetable side from the rear. Seems that the
A guy walks into a performance rental car shop in Germany and wants to drive the ‘Green Hell’. Counter dude says he’ll have to have an instructor. Former F1 driver, Robert Kubica says: Why? Does he need me to teach him how to drive? But rules are rules and Misha
Whether you want to compare drivers, cars, or time, there’s no doubt that Lewis Hamilton is one of histories great Formula 1 drivers. Starting from 6th after qualifying, Hamilton was patient, drove to the conditions, had a bit of luck, but finished at the high step on the podium at
The car that started the revolution in medium SUVS in 2007, is touting new style, technology and presence when it launches in 2021. The all-new Nissan Qashqai will again set the benchmark for others to follow. On Black-Friday, November 13th Nissan announced details of the upcoming All-new Nissan Qashqai Third
The smartest Electric Vehicle available in Australia – Hyundai Kona Electric loses its strange face I recently drove the Hyundai Kona Electric Vehicle and 2 of the three Hyundai Ioniq hatches. Very impressive. And now Hyundai has removed the painted chequer plate nose on the Hyundai Kona Electric and replaced
Today I’m commenting on a video I’ve seen recently about transmission repairs and secondly about the life of electric vehicle (EV) batteries. If you’re as old as me, you might remember a man named Peter Wherret – he of the “Torque” and “Marque” television program aired on the ABC, over
This article was released yesterday (7th November 2020) from Hyundai regarding the new Hyundai Sonata N Line. Whilst the market is suggesting the slow death of passenger cars, there’s still demand for performance vehicles – think Hyundai i30 N Line, Kia Stinger, Volkswagen Golf GTi and more. The Hyundai Sonata
#HIS7ORY: In a season like no other, the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team secures a historic seventh consecutive double championship at Imola Even for a moment, it seemed that Valtteri Bottas would surge away and take the race. And then the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix threw up an alternative as Valtteri
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I’ve been in the car business for over 39 years. I’ve read the motoring magazines cover to cover. I’ve read the online reviews until my eyes were square. Everywhere that I go, I find motoring journalists talking about car speeds – 0 – 100 km per hour, standing ¼ times, the inclination of this and that at 150klm per hour on a 12.5% gradient curve, in rainy weather – and other stuff that bores me no end.
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