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Strife-torn Hong Kong dropped from next year’s Formula E

This will be the first time the financial hub will not be part of the race calendar since 2016.

Ex-Nascar star Dale Earnhardt Jr, family escape plane crash

Dale Earnhardt Jr was taken to a nearby hospital with cuts and bruises but there appear to be no major injuries to him, his wife, daughter Isla or the pilots of the aeroplane.

Ferrari summoned over Vettel appeal

The meeting is expected to be with the stewards of the French event acting as replacements on behalf of the Canadian stewards.

French home of ex-Nissan chief Ghosn searched in Versailles marriage probe

Police went to Ghosn’s home in the town of Etang-la-Ville as part of a preliminary investigation prompted by Renault earlier this year.

A story of fire and ice: Niki Lauda, Formula One legend

Lauda is one of the best racers of his generation, who also found success off the track.

Thousands remember 25th anniversary of Senna’s death

Thousands travelled to Imola on Wednesday to pay tribute on the anniversary of Senna's death.

Hyundai opens assembly plant in Ethiopia

While second-hand vehicles dominate sales in the Horn of Africa country, Hyundai hopes locally-assembled cars could prove attractive given the cost of imports due to high taxes.

Auto industry lines up against possible US tariffs

WASHINGTON: The US auto industry urged President Donald Trump's administration on Monday not to saddle imported cars and auto parts with steep tariffs, after...

For auto tech at CES, ‘user experience’ becomes the key

Exhibitors are showcasing technology for comfort, safety, entertainment and personalisation.

Ford Ranger 2WD Auto makes the best sense ever

This new Ranger 2WD Auto with good safety features, cost efficiency and car-like cabin features warrants a visit to the showroom and a thorough test drive.

Ricciardo upstages Verstappen as Red Bull lockout front row, Hamilton third

Verstappen was hoping to become the youngest pole-sitter in F1 history and was clearly disappointed.

Verstappen tops Mexico practice, Hamilton struggles

A similar showing in qualifying on Saturday could make Verstappen the youngest pole-sitter in Formula One history.

Next stop F1? Mick Schumacher can be ‘one of sport’s greats’

His first F3 title means Schumacher has qualified for an FIA 'super licence', a prerequisite for the jump to Formula One.

Hamilton snatches Spa pole in rain-hit qualifying

The championship leader produced a decisive lap in the final drying seconds of a rain-hit session in one minute and 58.179 seconds to outpace nearest rival Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari.

Vettel primed for Hamilton chase, tops times in Belgium

The German four-time champion, who is 24 points behind defending champion Lewis Hamilton in this year's title race, clocked a best lap in 1min 42.661sec.

Never say never as Alonso refuses to close door on F1

Alonso rejected an offer from Red Bull before the team named Pierre Gasly as their 2019 replacement for departing Australian Daniel Ricciardo.

Sainz replaces Alonso at McLaren

Carlos Sainz, son of the legendary Rally driver who bears the same name, has signed a "multi-year deal" with McLaren.

Canada lobbies US carmakers to fight auto tariffs

The Canadian government wants auto industry partners to use their influence to protect Canadian interests.

Hamilton takes pole at rain-hit, crash-marred French Grand Prix

The four-time world champion clocked a best lap in one minute and 30.029 seconds to grab the 75th pole position of his career ahead of Bottas, giving himself a perfect chance to regain the initiative in the title race in Sunday's race.

EU to respond to any US auto tariff move – report

The European Autos Stocks Index fell on Friday after Trump’s tariff threat. Shares US carmakers Ford Motor Co and General Motors Co also dropped.

Chinese electric carmaker Byton raises $500 mn to take on Tesla

Byton's new capital is led by from FAW Group, Tus-Holdings, CATL and others, a statement from its North American headquarters in California said Monday.

Vettel and Raikkonen subdued after difficult day for Ferrari

Raikkonen was only one-tenth of a second off the pace set by Verstappen, but said it was an uncomfortable day's work.

Hamilton fears Mercedes engine delay hands boost to Ferrari

The championship leader and defending four-time champion said that the power-hungry nature of the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve made engines a decisive factor, adding that he believed Ferrari were favourites.

Think before you buy… even with no GST

Buy a new car only if you really need to or you were planning for some months.