Holiday hell on wheels
/ 22 November 2013

Holiday hell on wheels

Five cars that would be awful on a road-trip holiday — and a single good one that can do it all.

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/ 3 June 2008

Mosley keeps job despite sex scandal

Max Mosley will remain president of Formula One’s governing body, the FIA, after winning a vote of confidence on Tuesday from its members following his involvement in a sado-masochist sex scandal. FIA announced that Mosley had won 103 of 169 votes cast during an extraordinary general assembly at FIA headquarters in Paris.

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/ 25 May 2008

Hamilton triumphant amid Monaco mayhem

McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton battled to a masterful Monaco Grand Prix victory on Sunday despite hitting the barriers on an afternoon of mayhem on the principality’s slippery streets. ”This has got to be the highlight of my career, and it will be the highlight for the rest of my life,” declared the ecstatic Briton.

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/ 11 May 2008

Massa takes Turkish hat-trick for Ferrari

Ferrari’s Felipe Massa won the Turkish Grand Prix from pole position for the third year in a row on Sunday after tyre concerns slowed Lewis Hamilton’s challenge. The Brazilian took the chequered flag 3,7 seconds ahead of the 23-year-old McLaren driver, who ran most of the race on the harder tyres and had to make three pit stops compared with his rival’s two.

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/ 6 May 2008

Formula One: Aguri call it quits

Japanese team Super Aguri are pulling out of Formula One racing after prolonged financial difficulties, founder Aguri Suzuki said on Tuesday. ”I have been very happy that I was able to achieve a miracle and become a team owner, but I have to make the difficult decision to withdraw,” Suzuki told a news conference.

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/ 27 April 2008

Raikkonen extends lead with Spanish win

Ferrari’s world champion Kimi Raikkonen stretched his Formula One lead to nine points with a dominant win from pole position in the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday. Brazilian Felipe Massa sealed Ferrari’s second successive one-two finish, and third win in a row, with McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton taking third place to revive his title challenge after a disappointing last race in Bahrain.

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/ 14 April 2008

Robots, our new friends electric?

Fictional robots always have a personality: Marvin was paranoid, C-3PO was fussy and HAL 9000 was murderous. But reality is disappointingly different. Sophisticated enough to assemble cars and assist during complex surgery, modern robots are dumb automatons, incapable of striking up relationships with humans. But that could soon change.