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Former McLaren driver to replace fellow Finn Kimi Raikkonen for remainder of season
The seven-time world champion 'feels so good in his new life' he rejected the chance
It is more accustomed to playing host to legions of worse-for-wear football fans. But the streets around London’s Wembley Stadium are being considered as the location for the UK’s first electric single-seater car race, according to organisers.
The driver will replace Mark Webber next season
Kimi Raikkonen's bid to win the World Championship for a second time has been dented by the shock announcement that Lotus's highly rated technical director James Allison is leaving the team.
The Red Bull driver ignored team-orders to claim victory in Malaysia
Sutil was convicted of assaulting Lux with a champagne glass and given an 18-month suspended jail sentence
These vintage, luxury models from a bygone era remain highly sought-after
Oh Papa, when did the Renault Clio turn into a compact family car?
Renault’s fast-growing budget car-maker has produced another car that does the job dependably
Vauxhall enters the baby SUV market - and the battle is hotting up
Although Vettel extended his lead over rival Fernando Alonso to 13 points at the US Grand Prix
Police hold man, 31, and appeal for witnesses after woman is killed and 14 others injured
Engine: 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbo-charged diesel
Transmission: six-speed manual gearbox
Power: 109 PS @ 4,000 rpm
Torque: 240 Nm @ 1,750 rpm
Fuel consumption (combined cycle): 53.3 mpg
CO2 emissions: 137g/km
Top speed: 104 mph
Acceleration (0-62 mph): 12.5 seconds
Price: £14,995 (car tested had optional traction control/stability control at a cost of £350)
Renault is shaking things up with the launch of its Dacia budget brand in the UK by pitching the new Sandero five-door super-mini at just £5,995. That's thousands of pounds cheaper than any alternative, and a lot less than the previously rumoured sub-£7,000 price-tag which already looked ambitious enough. In fact, it's hard to disagree with Renault's claim that the Sandero is the UK's “most affordable new car”.