Ford packs a bounty of safety assists into the little hatchback, and occupants get a much nicer cabin, too. Ford gave the world a good luck at the next-gen Fiesta's rounder design yesterday , but the Blue Oval held back most of the technical details about the latest version of its popular hatchback until now. When the model arrives, it looks to pack a ton of cutting-edge technology in a compact package. Depending on what customers want, they can choose between the higher-riding Active model, sporty ST-Line, luxury-oriented Vignale, and stylish Titanium. (pictured from left to right below) The new Fiesta five-door measures 159.1 inches (4,040 millimeters) long, which is 2.8 inches (71 mm) more than the current model. At 68.3 inches (1,734 mm) wide, the latest model is also 0.5 inches (12 mm) broader than the present one. It rides on a 98.2-inch (2,493-mm) wheelbase – an increase of 0.2 inches (4 mm). Ford reports that the new Fiesta is a sharper handler now because … [Read more...] about New Ford Fiesta tech details and powertrain specs finally revealed
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Cassidy has been a Red Bull athlete for several seasons, promoting the iconic colours of the energy drinks maker on his helmet in both Super Formula and SUPER GT. Having won a title each in Japan’s two biggest championships in the last four years, the Kiwi has returned to Europe for 2021 to try his hand at Formula E with Envision Virgin Racing, and made an impressive debut in the electric series on the streets of Riyadh last month. While FE will remain his primary programme in 2021, Cassidy has also been recruited by Red Bull to represent the brand in the new-look DTM series , and will compete in an AF Corse-run Ferrari 488 GT3 when the team’s regular driver Alex Albon is unavailable. The 26-year-old is no stranger to the championship, having made a wildcard appearance in a Lexus LC500 SUPER GT car at Hockenheim in 2019 before winning the first leg of the SUPER GT x DTM Dream Race at Fuji Speedway the following month. Cassidy told Motorsport.com: “I’ve been with Red … [Read more...] about DTM drive “natural” next step for Cassidy and Red Bull
SCREAMING TALENT: NEW CASTLE MOTORSPORTS PARK REVIEW New Castle, Indiana -- June 10, 2008 -- Screaming Talent and H Power pilot Spencer Pigot scored a heat race victory and ran at the front of the field in his first event aboard a Gillard chassis. Along with running at the front of the field, the SunTrust Youth Racing Program driver turned the quickest lap time in the second final. "Spencer ran extremely well and we are excited with his progress in our first weekend," stated Screaming Talent's Jay Howard. "We really believe in Spencer and his abilities and he proved that this weekend as he battled at the front of the field." Making the switch to Gillard in late May, Pigot completed a test in Texas before traveling to the New Castle Motorsports Park facility in New Castle, Indiana. Competing in the ultra competitive Junior Intercontinental A (JICA) field, Spencer had a good qualifying session and would start his H Power Gillard chassis on the … [Read more...] about WKA: IRL SoK: Screaming Talent New Castle summary
POUGHKEEPSIE, NY July 2, 2013 -- Thirty years ago, Rob Dyson raced a 1983 Firebird in his first professional race at the IMSA Coca-Cola Three Hours of Lime Rock. He had been racing in the SCCA since 1974 but moved into professional racing on that Memorial Day. Of the thirty-seven cars entered that day, only one team still racing today: Dyson Racing. The team will be officially commemorating their thirtieth anniversary at the American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park next weekend, July 5 - 6. Many of the team's milestones over the past thirty years have occurred at Lime Rock Park, their home track with their shop less than an hour away. Two years after first running the 1983 Firebird, Rob Dyson moved up to an IMSA GTP Porsche 962 and debuted the car at Lime Rock in May of 1985 and won the first time out. The following year, the Lime Rock GTP race was the first professional pole for the team. The team also gave Mazda its first P2 victory at Lime Rock in 2009. And Lime … [Read more...] about Dyson Racing heads to home track with memories of their past
It's a question that is impossible to answer, simply because even the man himself is adamant that he doesn't yet know. Speculation about Hamilton's career plans has been rife since his new one-year deal was finally announced on February 8, a little over a month before the start of testing in Bahrain. It's not the first time that he has gone into a season with only that year left on a contract, but usually it's been at the conclusion of a longer deal. This time around it's different, and the fact that the current arrangement was concluded so late reflects the complex bargaining process before both sides were happy. By agreeing a one-year deal, Hamilton has kept his options open – and so has team boss Toto Wolff. Throw in the availability of George Russell, and potentially Max Verstappen, and there is plenty about which to speculate. It all feeds into the ongoing debate on what Hamilton might choose to do at the end of this season. First, he has the chance to secure … [Read more...] about Hamilton: Man on a mission or a last hurrah?