Lewis Hamilton has said he is ready to extend his career beyond 2020 after giving his seal of approval to Formula One's next-generation car. On the eve of the Singapore Grand Prix, F1 provided a glimpse into the future after a concept of the machinery the sport hopes will inspire a new breed of fans was unveiled. Ross Brawn, the English engineering mastermind who oversaw Michael Schumacher's record seven championships at Benetton and Ferrari, is at the helm of F1's technical body, and here at the Marina Bay Street Circuit, he led the presentation. The 63-year-old, who returned to the sport following Liberty Media's £6.4billion takeover last January, has promised to create beautiful cars, closer racing and fiercer competition. One key feature of the proposed cars will be the increased diameter of the wheels, from 13 to 18 inches, in a bid to make it easier for drivers to race. The prototype is in its third stage of development, and, in conjunction with the FIA, the … [Read more...] about ‘I’m definitely going to be driving if the cars look like this’: Lewis Hamilton gives new-look 2021 F1 cars thumbs up
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Justin Rogers The Detroit News Published 7:29 p.m. UTC Aug 3, 2018 Allen Park — About 7 miles down Michigan Avenue from the Detroit Lions practice facility, you’ll find Bishop Auto Wrecking in Inkster. The nearly 50-year-old family business opened by Freddie Bishop Sr. in 1969 has an impeccable reputation, carrying an A-plus rating from the Better Business Bureau. Built from the ground up on the back of hard work and determination, it serves as a constant source of pride and motivation for Freddie Bishop III, the 259-pound linebacker looking to latch on with the Detroit Lions this training camp. Bishop, 28, is in his second stint with the Lions, although it might be a stretch to call the five weeks in he spent with the club in 2013 as an undrafted free agent out Western Michigan a stint. From there, Bishop’s football odyssey took him to Canada, where he played three seasons with the CFL’s Calgary Stampeders. He won a Grey Cup in 2014 and … [Read more...] about Freddie Bishop cherishes return home, looks to stick with Lions
John Niyo The Detroit News Published 3:30 p.m. UTC Jul 27, 2018 Allen Park — You think you know what you’re looking at, but you really don’t. That’s the idea, at least, when it comes to the Lions’ new-look defense, designed by head coach Matt Patricia with disguise in mind. But on the eve of his first training camp practice, the same could be said for what we’re all about to see — coaches and players included — with this Lions team. And specifically with this defense. They think they know what it’ll look like when it’s time to put their plans to the test. But they really can’t say for sure. Not yet, anyway. So when they hit the field in pads for the first time today in Allen Park, “We’re anxious to see exactly where we’re at,” said Paul Pasqualoni, the coordinator who’ll be calling the shots for Patricia’s defense this fall. Anxious implies unease, or worry. And while … [Read more...] about Niyo: Lions’ new-look defense is ready for a system check
While not quite a match for last month’s Geneva extravaganza, there were a significant number of new products to see at the New York show, and a few intriguing concepts on the side. New generations of mass-market vehicles such as the bolder 2019 Toyota RAV4 and revamped Subaru Forester premiered. As did hotted-up variants such as the Maserati Levante Trofeo, theAudi RS5 Sportback and the Jaguar F-Pace SVR. More US-focused offerings that made world debuts included the all-new Nissan Altima sedan, Honda Insight hybrid car, and some American luxury including the Cadillac XT4 crossover, Lincoln Aviator PHEV luxury SUV, and Acura RDX. We also saw upgraded versions of well-known cars such as the Hyundai Tucson with its revamped cabin, and the made-over Mercedes-AMG C63 muscle car, which one of our founders in particular liked. A lot. That’s not to mention concept metal such as the … [Read more...] about 2018 New York motor show: Hits and misses
Andy Burton’s Peugeot-Cosworth was a star of national rallying, before it was banned. Pic: Jakob Ebrey It’s been a couple of weeks since the dust settled, and it’s great to see the debate still flowing around our state of national rallying special (Motorsport News, February 14). The intention was always to stimulate debate. I don’t declare to know everything about national rallying, and never have. On a weekly basis I speak to many competitors, and putting into context a lot of what I hear has hopefully provided new ideas and food for thought previously unconsidered, or thoughts that people may have previously disagreed with. One element of rallying that is constantly discussed is Andy Burton’s Peugeot-Cosworth. It’s the iconic car of national rallying, and I read with interest David Evans’ thoughts on said car in the rally special. I was lucky enough to head into the forests just before its ‘demise’, and often indulge in watching … [Read more...] about Is it time cars like Burton’s returned?