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

6 May 2016
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
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
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
Formula 1

Why F1 can afford to be rubbish, occasionally

Marble races at the beach may be more exciting, but there's something in the formula that keeps us watching F1

by Matt Prior
29 April 2016
VW Muller board results AGM

VW: compensation, electric cars, budget cars… and a smoking gun?

Today's VW Group annual results press conference included a surprising admission in the official documents

by Jim Holder
28 April 2016
Shell Gordon Murray Design

Shell's eco-car proves there's life yet in the internal combustion engine

Shell, Gordon Murray Design and Geo Technology have collaborated on a clever city car that points towards a potential future for petrol power

by Steve Cropley
26 April 2016
New cars

Stuff regulatory emissions requirements – what about moral ones?

Sections of the car industry are being increasingly exposed as morally inadequate; the only solution is immediate action

by Jim Holder
25 April 2016
Matt Neal, BTCC driver

The law of averages in the BTCC - and why winning doesn't come easy

To conquer the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship, drivers must be consistent throughout the entire 30-round series

by Matt James
24 April 2016
Ford Cortina

Why Ford is pushing for a new image

You thought you knew Ford, but now you don't. Why does the global car maker want to renew its brand image?

by Matt Prior
22 April 2016


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