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Sunday, 27 November 2011

Brazilian GP - Formula One Results

Today was the final race of the 2011 formula one season at Brazils Interlagos circuit.

It was Webber who went on to win the last race of the season after overtaking Sebastian Vettel on the 40th lap as the world champion was suffering with gearbox issues.

Saturday, 26 November 2011

New Sky Formula One Channel

Sky have confirmed plans for a new Formula One channel dedicated for the coverage of the sport.  This follows the controversial deal which saw Sky and the BBC share broadcasting rights for next seasons 2012 calendar.

The new channel sky sprts F1 will provide indepth coverage, we will see live practice and qualifying sessions, interviews and archive action.

Sky Sports F1 will be made available at no extra cost to all Sky TV customers signed up to both Sky Sports 1 and 2, or the HD pack of channels.

All races shown on the sky sports F1 channel will be viewable on the BBC in extended highlights.  The BBC will host the key formula one races such as the British GP at silverstone and also the Monaco GP.

BBC announce formula one races for 2012

The BBC has announced the 10 formula one races it will be broadcasting for the 2012 season as part of the joint broadcasting deal it has in play with Sky.

For the Formula One 2012 season the BBC will broadcast live coverage of the Grands Prix in
China (April 15),
Spain (May 13),
Monaco (May 27),
Europe (June 24),
Britain (July 8),
Belgium (September 2),
Singapore (April 23),
Korea (October 14),
Abu Dhabi (November 4),
Brazil (November 25).

This means alot of viewers without sky sports will miss out on key races including the opening race of the season at Melbourne.

For all the action not broadcasted live with the BBC they will show extended highlights of approximatly 75 minutes long.

Saturday, 12 November 2011

New 276bhp Astra

Vauxhall have announced the new Astra VXR should be available from April 2010.

The Astra will be a big performance car boasting a 276bhp turbo engine with a chassis designed by an ex-british touring car champion.

The astra is set to rival the Focus St and Volkswagons Golf GTI with the Astra having more power than both the St and GTI.

There are no performance figures released yet, but it is roumered a top speed of 155mph and a 0-60 of under 6 seconds should be possible.

Currently there are no prices revealed yet but its likely prices may start from around the £25,000 mark.

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Top 10 Best Selling Cars - UK - October 2011

The Ford fiesta once again shows its popularity in the united kingdom with its dominance in the car sales chart with 7,308 units sold in october.  Vauxhall corsa comes in second selling just over 1000 units less than the fiesta.  The new ford focus is placed third in the list with 5,203 units sold.

October 2011 (units sold)
1 - Ford Fiesta   7,308
2 - Vauxhall Corsa   6,300
3 - Ford Focus   5,203
4 - Volkswagen Golf   4,400
5 - Vauxhall Astra   4,159
6 - BMW 3 Series   3,664
7 - Volkswagen Polo   3,289
8 - Vauxhall Insignia   2,923
9 - Nissan Qashqai   2,789
10 - Honda Jazz   2,472

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Abu Dhabi GP Results - Formula One

In todays race at the Abu Dhabi GP, Lewis Hamilton took the victory.  Hamilton led the race from lap one having started in 2nd position on the grid after Sebatian Vettal suffered a puncture on the first lap, forcing him into retirement shortly after having damaging his wheel on the return to the pits.  From then on Hamilton looked under no real pressure from second position Alonso.

Jenson Button came in third having struggled during a long spell with no KERS.  Mark Webber managed fouth position after using a 3 stop stratagy which was managed after a slip up by Massa late on in the race.

1. Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1h37:11.886
2. Alonso Ferrari-Ferrari + 8.457
3. Button McLaren-Mercedes + 25.881
4. Webber Red Bull-Renault + 35.784
5. Massa Ferrari-Ferrari + 50.578
6. Rosberg Mercedes-Mercedes + 52.317
7. Shumacher Mercedes-Mercedes + 1:15.964
8. Sutil Force India-Mercedes + 1:17.122
9. Di Resta Force India-Mercedes + 1:41.087
10. Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari Lapped
11. Perez Sauber-Ferrari Lapped
12. Barrichello Williams Cosworth Lapped
13. Petrov Lotus-Renault GP Renault  Lapped
14. Maldanado Williams Cosworth Lapped
15. Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari Lapped
16. Senna Lotus-Renault GP Renault Lapped
17. Kovalainen Lotus-Renault Lapped
18. Trulli Lotus-Renault Lapped
19. Glock Virgin-Cosworth Lapped
20. LiuzziHRT-Cosworth Lapped
21. Ricciardo HRT-Cosworth DNF
22. Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari DNF
23. D'Ambrosio Virgin-Cosworth DNF
24. Vettell Red Bull-Renault DNF