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Knocking on the F1 door

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STOCKINGER with Lotus team principal Eric Bouiller

Filipino-Swiss driver Marlon Stockinger, 21, is closer to becoming the first Filipino to make it to the world’s premier racing series Formula 1.

Posted: February 19th, 2013 in Motoring | Read More »

Lewis Hamilton announces future plans and gets free driving lesson in Singapore

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Lewis Hamilton finally announced his departure from McLaren recently, signing a three-year agreement to race for the Mercedes-Petronas F1 team for the 2013 Formula One season.

Posted: October 3rd, 2012 in Motoring | Read More »

Singapore Grand Prix extended for another 5 years

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It seems like it was only recent memory but five years have already lapsed since Singapore GP Pte. Ltd. (SGP), the organizers for the Singapore Grand Prix, Formula One’s only night race, finished its maiden race in 2008. SGP had recently announced that it has exercised its option to extend the city state’s Formula One franchise contract to host the FIA Formula 1 World Championship for another five years until 2017.

Posted: September 25th, 2012 in Motoring | Read More »

Shell-Ferrari: An enduring partnership

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THE ENDURING Shell-Ferrari partnership has produced 160 F1 race wins, 3,500 F1 World Championship points, 12 F1 World Drivers’ Championship and 10 F1 World Constructors’ Championships.

Not so long ago Formula One cars were allowed to use specially blended fuels that contain significant amounts of highly explosive, poisonous, cancer-causing if not corrosive substances. This was permitted as such formulations enable F1 teams to have cars that could attain dramatic speed and better performance.

Posted: September 25th, 2012 in Motoring | Read More »

Red Bull rises in Singapore

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Sebastian Vettel claimed his second successive victory at the Singapore Grand Prix for Red Bull Renault, setting fire to his chase for a third drivers’ title.

Posted: September 25th, 2012 in Motoring | Read More »

Kato tipped to meet Katy in Singapore’s Night Race

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Formula One fans who will watch the world’s only Formula One night race in Singapore can also catch pop idol Katy Perry up close on race day this coming September at the Padang stage area on a specially demarcated “Fan Zone” located near the performance stage.

Posted: June 27th, 2012 in Motoring | Read More »

Racing at the Ring

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I have been to the Nurburgring thrice. The first time was in 2009 with our friend and former touring car champion Stuart Macdonald and our tire sponsor’s technical group, driving from Luxembourg to Nurburgring.

Posted: May 22nd, 2012 in Motoring,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Tuason Racing welcomes new crop of talents

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Next week, the Batangas Racing Circuit will once again play host to 12 drivers who aspire to be included on the list of Tuason Racing School’s elite car racers.

Posted: November 1st, 2011 in Headlines,Inquirer Features,Motoring | Read More »

Challenges of electric car racing

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THE Formulec EFO1: Top speed of 250 kph and racing time capability of 20 minutes

Is it possible to build an electric racing car that can replicate the performance of a Formula BMW? Or phrased another way, can a top level global motorsport series for electric vehicles(EVs) similar to Formula One for internal combustion IC) engines be developed that will attract audiences all over the world? These challenging questions are [...]

Posted: October 4th, 2011 in Motoring,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Pinoy ingenuity soars high in Sepang

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SAVE A LITER FOR EVERY TANK The Filipino FuelSave team composed of Mel Anthony Endozo, Adrian Law, Patrick Villareal and Vanessa Santos emerged runner up in the 1-Liter FuelSave Challenge. With them are country ambassadors including our own  Ryan Agoncillo.

SEPANG, MALAYSIA—For four days straight last week, the world famous F1 racetrack here was bedecked with small, oddly-looking cars in what was touted to be an out-of-the-box display of ingenuity by Asian students whose main purpose is to build the most energy-efficient vehicles. Some call it sacrilege—that instead of gas-guzzling Ferrari cars tackling the sprawling [...]

Posted: July 13th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Inquirer Features,Motoring,Photos & Videos | Read More »

F1’s first two Asian races make noise

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HAMILTON takes a pit stop only to see his bid end by a collission. Photo by Charles E. Buban

SEPANG—FORGET the fact that we should have seen three Formula One races already—the season opener in Bahrain was called off due to political unrest—or that the new tire rules as well as Pirelli’s high degrading compound are baffling drivers, teams and design engineers. But if there is one thing that this year’s Malaysian Grand Prix [...]

Posted: April 20th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Motoring,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Hamilton bounces back in Shanghai

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SHANGHAI—IT was a sunny Sino afternoon as over two dozen cars blaze through the starting grid as Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel quickly lost his pole position. McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton’s victory was a precarious but spectacular one as he snatched Vettel on the 52nd lap for the lead as Vettel’s two-pit stop strategy including a 25-lap [...]

Posted: April 20th, 2011 in Motoring | Read More »

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