The German impressed as a stand-in at Racing Point for both Sergio Perez and Lance Stroll last year when they were struck down by coronavirus. Although the outings did not lead to any full-time race seat for this season, his ability to quickly get up to speed and his current knowledge of F1 machinery looks set to earn him a chance to be the man slotted again if anything happens at the renamed Aston Martin team. Discussions are ongoing to formalise his position, but it is understood he could take an expanded role that includes Aston Martin making him available for Mercedes at selected events too. One possibility being explored is for him to be free for Mercedes if the German car manufacturer is in need of a stand-in for Lewis Hamilton or Valtteri Bottas and their regular reserves are busy elsewhere. While Mercedes announced earlier this week that Stoffel Vandoorne and Nyck de Vries were its designated reserve drivers this year, their commitments in Formula E mean they … [Read more...] about Hulkenberg could take twin Aston Martin/Mercedes reserve role
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Russell is entering the final year of his Williams F1 contract in 2021, leading to suggestions that he could step up to join parent team Mercedes for next season. Mercedes has supported Russell's racing career since the end of 2016, and opted to draft him in to race for its team when Lewis Hamilton tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of Russell dominated the race and was on course for victory before a tyre mix-up and a puncture left him to finish the race ninth, but the performance only furthered the calls for him to be handed a promotion in the future. Mercedes has two vacant seats for 2022 after Hamilton only signed a one-year contract extension, giving the team freedom in the driver market. Russell stressed that any decision over a Mercedes seat was "out of my hands", and that no promises had been made over a possible promotion. "Toto [Wolff] has always given me his word, and he has always given me the opportunity when they believe I deserve it," Russell said. … [Read more...] about Russell: No promises made by Mercedes over 2022 F1 seat
Home Four wheelers oi-Rahul Nagaraj By Rahul Nagaraj Updated: Friday, March 5, 2021, 19:08 [IST] Audi has released a new teaser of its upcoming S5 Sportback model for the Indian market. The new Audi S5 Sportback will be the brand's next model to be introduced in the country and is expected to go on sale sometime this month. The new S5 Sportback from Audi will be imported to India via the CBU (Completely Built Unit) route. This will translate to prices of the S5 Sportback to be in the range of around Rs 65 - 70 lakh, ex-showroom (India). Once launched, the new Audi S5 Sportback will take on the likes of the Mercedes-AMG C 43 and also the upcoming BMW M340i xDrive. The 4-door Sportback is expected to be powered by a 3.0-litre V6 TFSI engine. It produces 349bhp and 500Nm of peak torque and is paired with an eight-speed tiptronic automatic transmission unit. The power will be sent to all four-wheels via the brand's … [Read more...] about New Audi S5 Sportback Teased Ahead Of India Launch: Here Are The Details!
Watch this dual-motor, non-performance Tesla Model 3 tearing it up. Despite its incredible off-the-line, all-electric torque, the Tesla Model 3 is not a car that lends itself to spinouts and drifting. This is because the Tesla all-wheel-drive traction control system is first-rate. In most cases, this is positive. However, being able to ultimately control your ride in any way you choose definitely has its merits. Additional Tesla Coverage: Tesla Model 3 Outsells BMW 3 Series, Mercedes C Class In Europe ⠀ Watch As Tesla Model S Autopilot Fails, Resulting In Crash Most people buying a Tesla Model 3 won't plan to use it in this way on a regular basis, so the advanced traction control is a welcome feature. However, at times, some drivers may choose to hit the track or, under the right circumstances, may just want to partake in a bit of fun, showing off the sedan's impressive power. This recent video share proves the difficulty in overcoming the … [Read more...] about Watch Tesla Model 3 Do Some Doughnuts & Drift
Electric Model 3 beats German luxury sedan competition in sales for February in Europe. In its first full month on the market, the Tesla Model 3 shot to #1 on the European sales charts in its so-called luxury mid-size sedan segment. That's quite an accomplishment for Tesla , the electric automaker that hails from California. Even more impressive is that the Model 3 isn't even available in the UK, as right-hand-drive versions have yet to be produced. More Model 3 News ⠀ Tesla Model 3 Performance Takes On Audi TT, RWD Model 3 $35,000 Tesla Model 3 Leading To Price Cuts On Chevy Bolt The focus here is on sales in the month of February. Those figures for Europe have just become final. So then, exactly how well did the Model 3 do in regards to sales? Well, it outsold some stiff German competition like the BMW 3 Series , Audi A4 and Mercedes-Benz C-Class . That's like a punch in the face to the German automakers right there. As expected, … [Read more...] about Tesla Model 3 Tops European Sales Chart For Premium Midsize Sedan