Formula 1 is a sport that arguably consumes money like no other on the planet. The sums involved are vast and, to be player, you have to have access to some serious cash. Fortunately – just like with thoroughbred horse racing's standing as the "sport of kings" – the prestige and status of F1 attracts some of the wealthiest people on the planet. So let’s take a look at them... As an entrée, just think about that Claro sticker on the rear wing of the Red Bull Racing car. Claro is the South American part of America Movil, a Forbes Global 2000 telecoms group that employs almost 200,000 staff and is headquartered in Mexico City – its reported revenues are north of $50 billion. Its chairman, Carlos Slim Helu, has a current net worth of $62.8 billion, according to Forbes – at the time of writing, he’s the world's 16 th richest man. He – along with son Carlos Slim Domit – has been the financial force behind driver Sergio Perez, who joined the team in 2021. His career has … [Read more...] about Who Are The Richest People In Formula 1?
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It joins the coupe and uses the same naturally aspirated engine revving up to 9,500 rpm. The 812 Superfast and GTS are dead, long live the 812 Competizione and Competizione A. After providing a sneak preview of its front-engined V12 supercar last month, Ferrari is now introducing the high-performance coupe together with its targa counterpart. The dynamic duo boasts the most powerful internal combustion engine of any road car from the Prancing Horse. At the heart of the hardcore 812 models is a naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V12 pushing out 830 horsepower and 510 pound-feet (692 Newton-meters) of torque. It's an increase of 30 hp over the Superfast while torque has gone down by 19 lb-ft (26 Nm). The full horsepower kicks in at 9,250 rpm, but you can rev the twelve-cylinder engine up to 9,500 rpm, thus making it the highest-revving Ferrari road car ever. Gallery: Ferrari 812 Competizione A 6 Photos … [Read more...] about Ferrari 812 Competizione A Revealed: V12 Targa With 830 HP
David versus Goliath. We know the Ford Puma ST has decent acceleration . It’s also fast in corners and the handling feels pretty direct for a crossover. It’s small, nimble, and agile - all the things you could also say for a radio-controlled car. The resemblances between the ST and an RC are so big that Ford decided to make a David versus Goliath race to promote its first performance SUV model for Europe. In a new video, the Puma ST meets a 1/10 scale Puma ST RC model on a track. The crossover has to make a single lap around the 1.18-mile (1.9-kilometer) Brands Hatch Indy Circuit with rally star Louise Cook behind the steering wheel. Against it, RC racer Lee Martin must complete three laps around the 0.13-mile (220-meter) Brands Hatch kart track, which is a precise replica of the original track. Gallery: Ford Puma ST versus RC model 12 Photos While very … [Read more...] about Ford Puma ST Races Its Tiny RC Equivalent On A Track
Is it possible to improve on perfection? It’s official, Novitec has taken its hand to the Ferrari 812 GTS . Sure, some might view any modifications to a Ferrari as sacrilegious, but hear us out here because the German tuner is no ordinary wrenchman running a shop out of a garage. For the uninitiated, along with upgrading the performance of its vehicles, Novitec is also committed to providing an upgrade in the aesthetic department. Let’s begin with the clear focal point of this car, the 6.5-liter V12 powerplant which cranks out an astonishing 789 horsepower (588 kilowatts). Thanks to a new exhaust and other miscellaneous tuning refinements, Novitec has unlocked 840 hp (626 kW). If that isn’t already impressive, customers will also be able to purchase an optional Inconel exhaust system; the same metal used in Formula 1 exhaust systems for its superior lightness and tolerance to high temperatures. Gallery: Novitec Ferrari 812 GTS 11 Photos … [Read more...] about Check Out Novitec’s Variation On The Ferrari 812 GTS
The updated coupe should arrive next year with a big boost in power and maybe the TdF's rear-wheel steering. Ferrari’s updated version of the F12 Berlinetta is testing on the road again , and the Prancing Horse still keeps its revised grand tourer highly concealed for this new outing. However, these shots offer some tantalizing details about the upcoming upgrades. Update: Ferrari F12M specs leaked, 800 hp, 0-62 mph in under three seconds The F12’s refresh clearly doesn’t overhaul the coupe’s svelte silhouette, but it appears the grand tourer has a facelift. The headlights seem to sit at a steeper angle rather than the practically vertically oriented units on the current car. There’s also now a mesh grille instead of the current array of slats. The way the camouflage drapes down at the back indicates an aggressive diffuser between the exhausts. Inside, the GTC4Lusso’s improved infotainment system likely makes an appearance, too. The updated F12 could … [Read more...] about Ferrari F12 M spied trying to hide its beautiful lines