Ferrari youngster and 2020 F2 runner-up Ilott made his grand prix weekend debut on Friday at Portimao, deputising for Antonio Giovinazzi at Alfa Romeo. The appearance came as part of Ilott’s new role as Alfa Romeo’s second reserve driver, being on standby for the team when first back-up Robert Kubica is unavailable. Ilott finished 17th in his first FP1 outing, lapping four-tenths of a second off Kimi Raikkonen’s best effort in the sister Alfa Romeo C41. Alfa Romeo chief Vasseur revealed following the running that Ilott’s next practice outing was scheduled for the French Grand Prix at Paul Ricard in June. “We have a good relationship with Callum,” Vasseur said. “He’s confident with the team, the relationship is good. He was quite relaxed in the car. I really appreciate the session. “It was the first one, he will probably drive also the car in FP1 [again], the next one will be France, it will be probably much easier for him. “You know that we want to do a … [Read more...] about Ilott set for next Alfa Romeo F1 practice outing at French GP
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Home Four wheelers oi-Promeet Ghosh By Promeet Ghosh Published: Thursday, April 29, 2021, 14:15 [IST] Citroen recently launched its first product for the Indian market, the C5 Aircross. Citroen has launched the much-awaited C5 Aircross SUV in the Indian market. The Citroen C5 Aircross retails at an introductory starting price of Rs 29.90 lakh, ex-showroom (India). The C5 Aircross is the French automaker's first product that will be placed in the premium mid-size SUV segment. However, this will not be the only offering from the company for the Indian market. Test mules of the upcoming new compact crossover Citroen C3 Aircross, which is also codenamed the CC21 have been spotted on multiple occasions in India. According to the latest report by Rushlane , the Citroen CC21 was spotted testing once again in Mangalore. As seen in the spy images, the test prototype of CC21 is heavily wrapped in camouflage, hence revealing fewer … [Read more...] about Citroen C3 Aircross Spied Testing Once Again Ahead Of India Launch: Here Are All The Details!
Hypercar TOYOTA - Toyota GR010 Hybrid 7. Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi, Jose Maria Lopez 8. Sebastien Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima, Brendon Hartley Toyota has been WEC's mainstay in the top class for several years and was 'rewarded' for its persistence by getting a clear run at three consecutive Le Mans wins, while preparing for the new Hypercar era with the GR010 Hybrid. In anticipation of fellow factory competition from the likes of Peugeot (2022) and Ferrari (2023) Toyota will once again be its own biggest rival, with an another intra-team battle anticipated between the world championship-winning #7 crew and the Le Mans winners in car #8, all of which remain on board for the new campaign. For Toyota, getting a handle on its all-new car, weeding out potential reliability issues, will be key in holding off the competition, particularly from Alpine. ALPINE - Alpine A480-Gibson 36. Andre Negrao, Nicolas Lapierre, Matthieu Vaxiviere Alpine steps up from LMP2 to … [Read more...] about WEC 2021 team-by-team season preview
You have up to seven days to drive around inside this cutie. Ridesharing and car rental businesses aren't exactly striving amid the pandemic , but with the coronavirus vaccine rolling out quickly, both services are expected to gain momentum again and take back what they've lost during the past year. As such, Free2Move, a car-sharing and rental service under the PSA Group, now Stellantis , has announced that a new vehicle from its European fleet is coming to the US. This is specific to Washington DC where Free2Move was first launched back in 2018 . The move was announced in the company's LinkedIn showing just a silhouette of the vehicle. However, with a shape as distinct as the one seen on the embedded post above, one look and we know that this is the Citroen Ami – a two-passenger electric vehicle developed by the French automaker. Built in Stellantis' assembly plant in Morocco, the Citroen Ami has been used by Free2Move in its European operations. Now that the … [Read more...] about Stellantis Bringing Adorable Citroen Ami To The US As Rental
Alpine struggled to compete with midfield leaders McLaren, Ferrari and AlphaTauri through the first two race weekends of the year, scoring just three points across both Bahrain and Imola. But the French team appeared to make a big step forward on Friday in Portugal as Fernando Alonso and Ocon finished fifth and sixth in second practice at Portimao. The performance gave Alpine hope that it would be able to take the fight to the midfield front-runners after failing to do so in the opening two race weekends. "I think it will be close tomorrow, it will be a tough battle with everybody, looking at how close the times are," Ocon said. "This track is still a challenge for everybody. The grip has improved compared to last year, but it's still quite tricky out there. It's moving quite a lot. It will be a fight. It was good enough for today, but tomorrow will be tight. "For sure, for sure. It leaves us optimistic. Fernando is very quick as well, so there's all the reasons … [Read more...] about Alpine “in a position to fight” at Portimao – Ocon