The British driver was talking at the launch of McLaren's new car
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Thursday 19 March 2009
Monday 09 March 2009
Thursday 19 February 2009
Honda has warned that a disbanding of its Formula One team remains a possibility as negotiations continue with potential buyers.
Friday 30 January 2009
Workers at the UK factory of Japanese motor giant Honda will make the last cars for four months today because of an extended shutdown caused by the slump in sales.
Sunday 25 January 2009
Saturday 17 January 2009
Top speed: 141 mph 0-60mph 9.5 seconds
Consumption: 32.8 mpg
CO2 emissions: 141g/km
Best for: German style on a Japanese budget
Also worth considering? Audi A4, Saab 9-3, Toyota Avensis
Sunday 28 December 2008
Margaret Wijnberg has a 1992 Vauxhall Cavalier and wants a more modern car that is smaller, greener and more economical. Margaret is 82, so an automatic gearbox, excellent all-round visibility and a high driving position would be better for her arthritis. She has specified low mileage but no budget.
Friday 05 December 2008
Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone says Honda's withdrawal from the sport provides a "wake-up call" to overspending teams.
Friday 21 November 2008
Car giant Honda is to halt production at its UK plant for two months next year in the wake of the "dramatic change" in the global market, the firm announced today.
Sunday 02 November 2008
Peter Regelous, 41, has a very simple request: a small four-door car for £5,000. That's it. There are no details about lifestyle, other family members or pets. That gives us the freedom to be creative, but not too much. I will assume that a hatchback would be in order and also the most fuel-efficient engine and manageable running costs. Also, £5,000 buys a relatively recent model, so no reason to look at anything too old.
Monday 01 September 2008
Valentino Rossi won the San Marino MotoGP yesterday to move a step closer to the world title after Australian world champion Casey Stoner crashed out of the race early on.
Saturday 02 August 2008
Ryuichi Kiyonari celebrated his return to British shores by taking a surprise provisional pole position for tomorrow's World Superbike round at Brands Hatch.
Saturday 21 June 2008
Casey Stoner, the reigning world champion, dominated yesterday's two, one-hour practice sessions here, and underlined Ducati's commitment to recover from thier early-season drift.
Monday 09 June 2008
The 22-year-old Spaniard Dani Pedrosa maintained the pressure on Valentino Rossi in the MotoGP world championship yesterday when he led the Catalunya round from the first corner to record his second win of the season. Pedrosa fired his 800cc Repsol Honda down the 1km straight on the Barcelona circuit at almost 200mph to lead Rossi's Fiat Yamaha over the line by 2.806 seconds.
Monday 12 May 2008
Cal Crutchlow, the 22-year-old with a burning ambition to win the British Superbike championship this year, swapped a plastic cast for a leather riding boot on his injured right leg and blazed to first and third places in the third round of the series at Brands Hatch yesterday.
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