Mercedes sparked controversy at the 2018 Russian Grand Prix when it asked Bottas to move aside for teammate Lewis Hamilton in a bid to protect its 1-2 finish. Bottas was left visibility disappointed and unhappy by the call from Mercedes, and claimed during the most recent series of Drive to Survive on Netflix that the incident made him consider quitting F1. "That was tough, tough to accept," Bottas said. "I was pretty angry. Honestly, I was thinking, why do I do this? "I was even thinking of quitting, of giving up. Straight after the race, I said I would not do it again." But Mercedes team principal Wolff said he did not think at the time that Bottas was close to retiring from F1 altogether in the wake of the incident. "No, he was very downhearted, of course. I understand that - but I don't think he was close to retirement," Wolff said. "Because he's too much of a competitor for that. But I can imagine, in the heat of the situation, after the race, you … [Read more...] about Wolff doubts Bottas came close to retirement after team orders
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It could compete with the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class. Gander at your local grocery store parking lot, and you’re bound to find more SUVs than sedans. The big behemoths have shouldered small cars out of driveways, but luxury automakers have continued to support the saloon. Audi is readying a refreshed A8 , and spy shots have pointed to a top-tier Horch trim coming, too . A new pair of unofficial renderings attempt to preview what that high-end sedan could look like when it debuts. The renderings come from our colleagues at Kolesa.ru , and they show a stately sedan that should go wheel-to-wheel with the likes of the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class . The Audi A8 L Horch doesn’t look all that different from what we expect the regular A8 to look like, though we weren’t expecting a radically different design. The rendering shows a large sedan, as the A8 Horch is likely to share its platform with the extended A8 L, with a copious amount of chrome that’s used for the grille and trim. … [Read more...] about High-End Audi A8 Horch Takes Shape In Unofficial Renderings
Tras sus dos primeras temporadas en la categoría de las motos pesadas, en 2017 y 2018, con una Yamaha del equipo Tech3, Zarco firmó con KTM el contrato más importante de su vida hasta ese momento. Pero aquello que a primera vista parecía la lanzadera definitiva para el francés a punto estuvo de terminar con su trayectoria en MotoGP . Una vez decidió renunciar a su segundo año de contrato con el constructor austríaco, el de Niza disputó las últimas tres carreras del curso (2019) encima de una Honda, la de Takaaki Nakagami , en previsión de poder ganarse un puesto como compañero de Marc Márquez en el Repsol Honda, con vistas a 2020. Sin embargo, su rendimiento no satisfizo a los responsables de HRC, que se decantaron por Alex Márquez , y eso dejó a Zarco sin un manillar al que agarrarse. Al rescate del #5 fue Ducati con todo su arsenal ( Gigi Dall’Igna , Ciabatti etc…) para convencer al chico de que firmara con Avintia en vez de regresar a Moto2, que en ese … [Read more...] about Ducati, encantada de su apuesta por Zarco “cuando nadie le quería”
Expect a limited production run. The Porsche 911 comes in a variety of flavors, sometimes making it difficult to identify a nondescript prototype. A new batch of spy shots shows us a familiar-looking test vehicle – this isn't the first 911 with a ducktail spoiler we've spotted – but this new one has several distinct differences. Previous 911 spy shots captured a ducktail-equipped test vehicle sporting a Turbo model's rear haunches, with gaping air intakes puncturing the rear fenders. However, the new test vehicle in the latest batch of pics doesn't have those. The fenders are smooth, lacking the intakes, but that's not the only difference. A close inspection of the new prototype reveals it sports a double-bubble roof, which isn't present on the other 911 Turbo-like one. Gallery: Porsche 911 Sport Classic Spy Photos 10 Photos The front and rear bumpers are … [Read more...] about Porsche 911 Spy Shots Suggest New Sport Classic Model Coming Soon
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