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Thursday 19 May 2011
Niklas Zennström spent last winter with two central tasks. One was putting all the finishing touches to the selling of the company in which he was a co-founder, Skype, to Microsoft for £5.2bn. The other was keeping day to day tabs on the design, build, launch and commissioning of his new racing yacht, like the others named Rán, the Norse goddess of storms, who specialised in sinking ships and collecting the bodies of drowned sailors.
Wednesday 18 May 2011
A bumpy start had the analysers and debriefers working at full tilt after the first day’s racing for Britain’s new entry to the Audi MedCup, Niklas Zennström’s Rán, posted a sixth and a fourth in tricky conditions.
Monday 16 May 2011
A baptism of bubbly, with glitches, for two of the new boats in the new Audi MedCup turns into a baptism of fire when the start gun for the first race sounds off Cascais, Lisbon on Wednesday.
Sunday 15 May 2011
In the beginning, John Logie Baird created the TV. And the TV was without content, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the screen. And Lord Reith moved upon the face of the screen. And the Lord said, "Let there be light entertainment": and there was light entertainment. And the Lord called the light-entertainment provider the BBC Television Service, and the darkness he signalled with a long, high-pitched beep.
Wednesday 09 February 2011
German luxury car-makers provided clear evidence that they are driving the country's dramatic export boom yesterday after announcing record January sales figures and an across the board pay rise for 100,000 workers at all of the industry's domestic Volkswagen plants.
Sunday 06 February 2011
New Audi is packed with hi-tech gizmos seen – usually – in only the grandest luxury motors
Friday 04 February 2011
Top speed: 129 mph
Acceleration: 0-62 mph in 9.3 seconds
Fuel consumption: 48.7 mpg
CO2 emissions: 153g/km
Price: Exeo range starts at £19,170, Multitronic models will cost from about £23,000.
Rivals: Audi A4 Avant, Skoda Superb estate, Vauxhall Insignia estate
Seat has introduced a worthwhile new option for its Exeo saloons and estates - an automatic gearbox.
Thursday 03 February 2011
A four-year-old girl died in a car crash when a sat-nav wrongly directed her parents, an inquest heard.
Sunday 23 January 2011
Andrew Thornton is 47 and has owned a 1998 Skoda Octavia TDi for five years, and it now has more than 200,000 miles on the clock. It's been very reliable, economical and comfortable. He wants to replace it with a larger, more stylish estate and has a budget of around £3,500. He is comparing an Audi A6 and Saab 9-5 and wonders which is best. Andrew wants to avoid mainstream models.
Sunday 14 November 2010
Two collisions, one serious, marked the opening of the Louis Vuitton Trophy in Dubai.
Monday 18 October 2010
An exciting schedule of events for the 2011 Avon Tyres British GT Championship were revealed yesterday, as well as detailed revisions to the format of the series aimed at reinforcing its position as the country’s foremost sports car championship.
Tuesday 12 October 2010
Thursday 07 October 2010
An emphatic win in the 28-mile coastal race by the Argentinian yacht Matador pushed them up to second overall in the TP52 World Championship and cut the lead of America’s Quantum to just one point.
Wednesday 06 October 2010
The revolving doors of the America’s Cup and the Audi MedCup, two of the top six pinnacles in world yacht racing, are spinning merrily as two directors join the board of America’s Cup Race Management and the man who founded the internet telecoms system, Skype, joins the TP52 class and the Audi MedCup circuit.
Friday 24 September 2010
With all Audi MedCup racing cancelled in a drenched and miserable Cagliari the focus turned to the introduction of a new class to join the circuit next year, confirmation that Audi will back the event for three more years, and some dithering on the part of the America's Cup challengers.
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