Patrick Dempsey on cars, fame and Le Mans

Patrick Dempsey on cars, fame and Le Mans

What have you and I got in common with world famous actor Patrick Dempsey? The answer is a passion for cars

by Sam Sheehan
14 May 2016
Motorsport
Autonomous car

Could there ever be zero road deaths if we cede control to machines?

The business of driving is on the cusp of a step change enabled by communications technology, and we shouldn't fear its arrival

by Matt Prior
13 May 2016
Industry
Tesla Model X

Can Tesla really build 500,000 cars a year?

All-electric car maker says it can cope with rocketing demand, but doubts are cast over how suppliers will prop up parts supply

by Julian Rendell
9 May 2016
Industry
Eau Rouge

Marino Franchitti on how to attack Eau Rouge in a Ford Focus RS

The factory Ford WEC driver and 12 Hours of Sebring winner offered us some tips on how to tackle one of the world’s most daunting corners

by Sam Sheehan
9 May 2016
Motorsport
Thruxton BTCC tyres

Why BTCC tyres take a pounding at fast and abrasive Thruxton

The Hampshire circuit has a notoriously coarse surface and a high average lap speed which conspire to test Dunlop's rubber to its limit

by Matt Burt
7 May 2016
BTCC
London motor show

London Motor Show – back for the better?

The London Motor Show is back; it may not be the biggest motor show around, but is a lack of new metal its shortcoming?

by Jimi Beckwith
6 May 2016
Motor shows
Driving roads

Why we should all find our local driving roads

Enjoying a car on a regular basis requires fun, local routes. The A39 near Exmoor is one of Matt Prior's favourites

by Matt Prior
6 May 2016
Motoring
Verstappen Kvyat
Daniil Kvyat (foreground) and Max Verstappen

Red Bull's driver shuffle shows there's no room for sentiment in F1

Russian F1 driver Daniil Kvyat has been demoted from the Red Bull Racing team in favour of another young hotshoe, Max Verstappen

by Simon Strang
5 May 2016
Motorsport
Wales Rally GB

Why Welsh forest rallying could become an endangered species

It would be a crying shame if the rising costs of hiring gravel tracks in Welsh forests forces national rallying to lose some of its best special stages

by Matt Burt
5 May 2016
Motorsport
HERE autonomous car map

How autonomous cars map London

Photos of London, as taken by a self-driving car, demonstrate layers of mapping needed for an autonomous world

by Rachel Burgess
5 May 2016
Industry

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