Formula 1 is a sport that arguably consumes money like no other on the planet. The sums involved are vast and, to be player, you have to have access to some serious cash. Fortunately – just like with thoroughbred horse racing's standing as the "sport of kings" – the prestige and status of F1 attracts some of the wealthiest people on the planet. So let’s take a look at them... As an entrée, just think about that Claro sticker on the rear wing of the Red Bull Racing car. Claro is the South American part of America Movil, a Forbes Global 2000 telecoms group that employs almost 200,000 staff and is headquartered in Mexico City – its reported revenues are north of $50 billion. Its chairman, Carlos Slim Helu, has a current net worth of $62.8 billion, according to Forbes – at the time of writing, he’s the world's 16 th richest man. He – along with son Carlos Slim Domit – has been the financial force behind driver Sergio Perez, who joined the team in 2021. His career has … [Read more...] about Who Are The Richest People In Formula 1?
David versus Goliath. We know the Ford Puma ST has decent acceleration . It’s also fast in corners and the handling feels pretty direct for a crossover. It’s small, nimble, and agile - all the things you could also say for a radio-controlled car. The resemblances between the ST and an RC are so big that Ford decided to make a David versus Goliath race to promote its first performance SUV model for Europe. In a new video, the Puma ST meets a 1/10 scale Puma ST RC model on a track. The crossover has to make a single lap around the 1.18-mile (1.9-kilometer) Brands Hatch Indy Circuit with rally star Louise Cook behind the steering wheel. Against it, RC racer Lee Martin must complete three laps around the 0.13-mile (220-meter) Brands Hatch kart track, which is a precise replica of the original track. Gallery: Ford Puma ST versus RC model 12 Photos While very … [Read more...] about Ford Puma ST Races Its Tiny RC Equivalent On A Track
It needs a little TLC, but it's almost road ready. In the market for a Tesla Model S ? Don't settle for the standard wheelbase model when you can pick up this lightly used 2015 Tesla limousine. It’s up for sale on eBay , and though it may not be 100 percent ready for the road, the seller says that with a little TLC this electric limo can be cruising comfortably in no time. Current bidding has the vehicle at $65,100 with still three days left to go on the auction. It’s the "world’s first Tesla Model S 85 limo," according to the seller, and has driven just 150 original miles (241 kilometers), making it virtually band new. The build is based on a 2015 chassis, which retains its original 85-kilowatt hour battery pack. Since it is a 2015 85 model base, the Tesla comes with 380 horsepower (208 kilowatts) and 253 miles (407 kilometers) of range from the factory. The standard Model S already weighs a hefty 4,597 pounds (2,085 kilograms), but it’s unclear how much … [Read more...] about Electrify Your Wedding Party With This Tesla Model S Limo
The size and weight mean that these aren't likely to see much civilian use. Roman Mica from TFLTruck is among the first journalists, let alone civilians, in the world to drive the United States military’s new Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) that replaces the venerable Humvee . Mica starts out by taking a very bumpy ride in a Hummer over Oshkosh Defense’s test course. After seeing the past, he takes a ride in the firm’s heavy duty M-ATV that hauls larger loads, and finally Mica gets behind the wheel of the JLTV. Unfortunately, the interior still has classified status by the military, so there’s no chance to get a good look inside. More Military Vehicle News: Buick Made Its Own Hellcat Before Dodge Challenger Marines take delivery of first fully amphibious 8x8 tank U.S. Army recruits the Chevy Colorado ZH2 FCEV The JLTV immediately looks like a far more hardcore vehicle than the Hummer due to a larger size, thick armor, and tiny windows. The … [Read more...] about Meet The JLTV, The Beastly Replacement For The Humvee
Fortunately – just like with thoroughbred horse racing’s standing as the ‘sport of kings’ – the prestige and status of F1 attracts some of the wealthiest people on the planet. So let’s take a look at them... As an entrée, just think about that Claro sticker on the rear wing of the Red Bull Racing car. Claro is the South American part of America Movil, a Forbes Global 2000 telecoms group that employs almost 200,000 staff and is headquartered in Mexico City – its reported revenues are north of $50billion. Its chairman, Carlos Slim Helu, has a current net worth of $62.8billion, according to Forbes – at the time of writing, he’s the world’s 16th richest man. Red Bull Racing RB16B rear wing endplate Photo by: Mark Sutton / Motorsport Images He – along with son Carlos Slim Domit – has been the financial force behind driver Sergio Perez, who joined the team in 2021. His career has been intrinsically linked to the Slim family via their Telmex telecoms company, which … [Read more...] about Who are the richest people in Formula 1?