Listen to this article Let's say you're a wealthy Swiss agronomist with a chalet at 9,843 feet (3,000 meters) in the Alps, and you want to reach the cabin in style even in the worst weather conditions. What do you do? This person commissioned Delta 4x4 to mount tracks to a Mercedes-Benz G 500. To create the necessary space for the treads, Delta 4x4 gives this G-Class a 7.874-inch (20-centimeter) suspension lift. Extended fenders cover the rig's broader width. Gallery: Mercedes G500 On Caterpillar Tracks By Delta 4x4 17 Photos Even in the Swiss Alps, this level of off-road capability is unnecessary during portions of the year. The tracks are removable, and the SUV can wear conventional wheels during the summer months. Doing this conversion was a pricey undertaking. With parts and installation, the track setup alone was €50,000 ($52,442 at current exchange … [Read more...] about Tuner Builds Mercedes G 500 On Tracks For Dashing Through The Snow
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The Houston Rockets ' hopes of making a leap toward playoff contention look slimmer by the week as we roll through the 2022-23 season. Head coach Stephen Silas' squad dropped their 16th game of the season on Wednesday, a listless 120-100 affair in which Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokić nearly put up a triple-double in 28 minutes. The Rockets were among the NBA's best teams less than a half decade ago. Reaching those heights again now feels like a distant fantasy. So, what are the biggest problems facing the Rockets—and what hope can we have for the franchise's future? Let's address the situation in our latest mailbag. When will we no longer be the worst team in the NBA? – Phillip Mueller The 2022-23 Rockets aren’t presently the single worst team in the NBA, with that honor going to Eastern Conference also-rans in Detroit and Orlando. But the spirit of Phillip's question remains fair. Houston should be favored to finish with the West’s worst record , and even passing … [Read more...] about Houston Rockets mailbag: What is the path back to contention?
Speculation that Charles Leclerc’s camp had a hand in Mattia Binotto’s resignation is wide of the mark because drivers don’t have that “much power”, says Naomi Schiff. Despite denying reports Binotto was on his way out of the door just two weeks ago, Ferrari announced on Tuesday that the Italian had handed in his resignation. It brought to an end a relationship spanning almost three decades, Binotto having started out in the Scuderia’s engine department before becoming its head and later team principal, a role he has held since 2019. There is, as to be expected, a great deal of speculation as to why the 53-year-old has decided now to quit with the general consensus being it was a case of jump rather than be pushed. As for where the push was coming from, that, it is being speculated, was partially from Leclerc’s camp. According to reports the Monégasque driver and his team were not happy with Binotto’s refusal to back him and him alone in the 2022 title race, their annoyance … [Read more...] about ‘Mattia Binotto would not have lasted so long if he was in another sport’
After a COVID-enforced two-year delay, Aston Martin ’s ground breaking ceremony last week to begin work on its new state-of-the-art Formula 1 factory and campus marks an important moment. With owner Lawrence Stroll making clear his lofty ambitions to be world championship winners in the next three to five years, he understands that the team could not keep going as it was. Still operating out of the Silverstone facilities that originally housed Jordan Grand Prix in 1991, Aston Martin’s increasing reliance on temporary offices has left it in a state where, if it is truly serious about winning world titles, it’s no longer fit for purpose. As a result, Stroll has signed off on an ambitious 400,000 square foot campus plan to be built on the land he has acquired around the current premises. This will include a factory, wind tunnel, conference centre, auditorium, heritage department and other offices. As well as being fully sustainable, it will feature state-of-the-art … [Read more...] about Why Aston Martin’s new F1 campus is a ‘reverse’ McLaren MTC
Helmut Marko says fans have “no need to worry” about Red Bull leaving Formula 1 following the passing of Dietrich Mateschitz as there are still “more races and titles” for them to win. As Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez prepared for qualifying at the United States Grand Prix, news of Mateschitz’s passing was announced. Verstappen went onto win the grand prix with Perez’s P4 sealing Red Bull’s first Constructors’ Championship title since 2013. It came just one race after the Dutchman had successfully defended the World title. A few weeks later the Red Bull organisation announced the appointment of Oliver Mintzlaff from Bundesliga soccer club RB Leipzig to head up their sports and media division. Marko says the Formula 1 team will continue as is. “Our success speaks for itself,” said the 79-year-old in an interview with Sport Bild magazine. “There is no need to worry that Red Bull will disappear from Formula 1 in the near future. “We are far from finished with our mission. … [Read more...] about Helmut Marko: Fans have ‘no need to worry’ about Red Bull leaving F1
Haas team boss Guenther Steiner will release a behind-the-scenes account of the 2022 Formula 1 season, as he publishes his first book during the coming months. Steiner will be the star of the upcoming ‘Surviving to Drive’ book, penned by the man himself, when it’s released to the world in April 2023. Transworld Publishers, part of the Penguin Random House media group, have picked up the UK & Commonwealth rights to Steiner’s book, which the Haas team boss wrote as an ongoing diary throughout the 2022 F1 season. As the first season under the sweeping new technical regulations, Haas enjoyed a far more competitive season than they had in 2020 and ’21, with both Kevin Magnussen and Mick Schumacher scoring points – the Danish driver, in particular, picking up some eye-catching results early in the year. Guenther Steiner In his book ‘Surviving to Drive’, Steiner will take readers behind the scenes of Haas’ 2022 F1 season, with the Austrian ‘taking fans on the thrilling … [Read more...] about Guenther Steiner’s tell-all book ‘Surviving to Drive’ set for release in 2023
Haas team principal Guenther Steiner has written a book giving his personal perspective on the Formula 1 team’s 2022 season. Advert | Become a Supporter & go ad-free Entitled ‘Surviving to Drive’ – a not-so-subtle reference to Netflix’s F1 documentary series ‘ Drive to Survive ‘ in which Steiner has become one of the central subjects – the book will provide Steiner’s first-hand account of the team’s latest championship campaign. After sacrificing development of their 2021 car to prioritise the team’s 2022 challenger for F1’s revolutionary new regulations, Haas’ pre-season preparation was thrown into chaos by the Russian military invasion of Ukraine in February. The outbreak of war led to sanctions against Russian businesses by the United States, the European Union, the United Kingdom and others, leading to Haas cutting ties with the title sponsor Uralkali and driver Nikita Mazepin . Replacing Mazepin with former driver Kevin Magnussen , the team scored … [Read more...] about “Surviving to Drive”: Haas boss Steiner’s book due in 2023 · RaceFans