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Vijay Mallya Delighted with Mercedes Performance
Vijay Mallya Delighted with Mercedes Performance

14 Apr 2009, 12:26 UTC / Force India's Vijay Mallya expressed his content over the Mercedes engine deal signed shortly after the 2008 season. The Indian billionaire revealed he is happy with how the new VJM02 has behav...

 
Renault Might Renounce KERS in China
Renault Might Renounce KERS in China

6 Apr 2009, 09:26 UTC / Renault's Fernando Alonso revealed his team will be looking more into their Kinetic Energy Recovery System during the next couple of weeks and then decide whether it is worth using it in the up...

 
Williams Might Not Debut KERS in Catalunya
Williams Might Not Debut KERS in Catalunya

1 Apr 2009, 10:42 UTC / Although the Kinetic Energy Recovery System did not prove very effective in Australia – the KERS-powered cars proving to be far from competitive – most teams insist on the new unit'...

 
Virgin - Brawn Deal to Expire after the Malaysian Grand Prix
Virgin - Brawn Deal to Expire after the Malaysian Grand Prix

31 Mar 2009, 06:44 UTC / Virgin Group's sponsorship deal with Brawn GP is due to expire shortly after the Malaysian Grand Prix this weekend. As shown by a report from SportsPro, the financial deal between the two compa...

 
Richard Branson Considers Team Ownership in F1
Richard Branson Considers Team Ownership in F1

30 Mar 2009, 07:33 UTC / After enjoying his first ever F1 win as team sponsor at Melbourne this weekend, Sir Richard Branson revealed he is already thinking about owning a team in the Great Circle. Jenson Button's lead...

 
Nick Heidfeld to Drive KERS-Powered F1.09, Not Kubica
Nick Heidfeld to Drive KERS-Powered F1.09, Not Kubica

26 Mar 2009, 11:50 UTC / BMW Sauber are the 4th and last team to announce the use of their Kinetic Energy Recovery System in the 2009 Australian Grand Prix. The German outfit, however, will only equip one car with the new t...

 
Hamilton Hopes to Make Top 8 in Aussie GP
Hamilton Hopes to Make Top 8 in Aussie GP

26 Mar 2009, 11:47 UTC / If one thinks McLaren Mercedes are sandbagging ahead of the new season, Lewis Hamilton's latest comments will do nothing but contradict this theory. After admitting, earlier this month, that hi...

 
McLaren Confirm KERS-Powered Car in Australia
McLaren Confirm KERS-Powered Car in Australia

24 Mar 2009, 13:38 UTC / McLaren Mercedes is the 3rd team to announce the debut of their Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) from as early as the Aussie GP. The Woking-based team was one of the first teams to start their ...

 
Brundle Thinks Alonso Is Favorite for F1 Title
Brundle Thinks Alonso Is Favorite for F1 Title

23 Mar 2009, 11:07 UTC / Former F1 driver and part of BBC's commentary crew for the 2009 F1 season Martin Brundle believes two-time world champion Fernando Alonso holds the highest chances of winning the title this yea...

 
Ferrari Confirm KERS in Australia
Ferrari Confirm KERS in Australia

23 Mar 2009, 10:54 UTC / Ferrari are the second of the F1 teams to confirm the use of their Kinetic Energy Recovery System in Australia, as reported by British magazine Autosport. According to the aforementioned source, bot...

 
McLaren: Australia Win Is Out of Our League
McLaren: Australia Win Is Out of Our League

20 Mar 2009, 14:50 UTC / McLaren's new boss Martin Whitmarsh and reigning champion Lewis Hamilton expressed their concerns regarding the season opener in Australia, admitting that they don't expect the MP4-24 to b...

 
2009 Range Rover Stormer Kit Launched in Australia
2009 Range Rover Stormer Kit Launched in Australia

20 Mar 2009, 11:12 UTC / Australian consumers who desire a a more aggressive and sporty look for their 2009 Range Rover Sport now have the chance to get it through the newly-launched Stormer Kit. The package includes multip...

 
Renault to Debut KERS in Australia
Renault to Debut KERS in Australia

18 Mar 2009, 10:53 UTC / Media reports in Great Britain have unveiled that Renault F1 will begin the 2009 season with a functional R29-incorporated Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS). The piece of news came from British ...

 
Alonso: Renault Still Behind Schedule
Alonso: Renault Still Behind Schedule

12 Mar 2009, 08:17 UTC / Although admitting he is more confident about his car's capabilities this season as compared to 2008, double world champion Fernando Alonso insisted the Renault R29 is yet to have the necessary...

 
Holden Captiva Seven-Seater SUV Launched
Holden Captiva Seven-Seater SUV Launched

11 Mar 2009, 11:08 UTC / GM's Australian division Holden has just announced the introduction of a mid-size seven-seater version of the popular Captiva SUV, together with a few changes affecting the whole product range....

 
Aussie Pupils in Danger as Speed Cameras Are Removed
Aussie Pupils in Danger as Speed Cameras Are Removed

9 Mar 2009, 09:58 UTC / While British motorists are confronted with the installation of a new set of speed cameras without any warning signs, Australian drivers could feel more relaxed as the Government didn't even up...

 
Toyota Prius to Feature Battery-Powered Air Conditioning, Pre-Collision
Toyota Prius to Feature Battery-Powered Air Conditioning, Pre-Collision

2 Mar 2009, 11:29 UTC / Toyota Prius is surely going to be one of the most advanced models ever released by the Japanese automakers and not only thanks to the hybrid system it sports, but also due to a number of features u...

 
Holden VE Omega Sportwagon Achieves 5-Star Safety Rating
Holden VE Omega Sportwagon Achieves 5-Star Safety Rating

2 Mar 2009, 07:56 UTC / GM's Australian division Holden proudly announced today that VE Omega Sportwagon is the first locally-built wagon that achieves the maximum safety rating from the Australasian New Car Assessmen...

 
2010 Ford Territory Crossover Launched in Melbourne
2010 Ford Territory Crossover Launched in Melbourne

27 Feb 2009, 08:29 UTC / Even though the 2009 Geneva Auto Show due to open its doors next week is regarded as one of the most important auto shows of the year, the Melbourne Motor Show is also a main attraction for both aut...

 
Australian Cops Launch Random Breath Test Operation
Australian Cops Launch Random Breath Test Operation

25 Feb 2009, 10:06 UTC / In an effort to put the brakes on drunken driving in Australia, police are going to launch a three-day operation to randomly test the blood-alcohol levels of motorists. Cops will start the operat...