|INDIAN GP - A MIXED FIRST DAY – NORMAL FOR FERNANDO, LESS SO FOR FELIPE|
| For those interested in unusual statistics, the top of the morning time sheet was an exact replica of last year's Indian Grand Prix podium, with Sebastian Vettel fastest ahead of Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso. In the afternoon, the German maintained that position, this time joined by his Red Bull team-mate Mark Webber who was second fastest, while Fernando was again third for Ferrari. Having been seventh this morning, Felipe Massa slipped to fifteenth at the end of the second 90 minutes of practice. Behind the Spanish Ferrari man, Nico Rosberg was fourth for Mercedes, with Kimi Raikkonen, still an outside chance for the championship, fifth in the Lotus, while Lewis Hamilton completed the top six in his McLaren.
The Scuderia has made it clear it aims to fight for the Drivers' title right to the very end of the year and with that in mind, it's stated plan is to try and improve the performance of the F2012 at each of these last four races. That inevitably makes for a very busy three hours on Friday, the only two sessions when one has time to test new elements or ideas without being penalised if they do not work out. Fernando did the most laps out of the two Prancing Horse pilots, completing 58, which is two less than Sunday's race distance, while Felipe did 47. There was a reason for this disparity in their workload and in their lap times: while Fernando got through everything on his list and admitted to greatly enjoying this track, Felipe had a more troubled time, not through any fault of his own, but because of a small glitch on his car which upset the balance, even causing him to spin. It was unfortunate, because the pirouette damaged one of his tyres and as it is unwise to use too many sets on the first day of a race weekend, especially on a dirty track, the Brazilian's day was pretty much over. If one wants to look for positives in every situation, at least it meant his programme was changed to give the crew some extra pit stop practice – always useful.
|STRONG AUDI SHOWING IN DTM FINALE• Three Audi RS 5 DTM cars in the best three grid positions|
• Audi RS 7 to do a fast lap at Hockenheim – without a driver
• World premiere of the new Audi Sport TT Cup
Ingolstadt/Hockenheim, October 18, 2014 – Strong showing by the four rings in the DTM finale at Hockenheim (Sunday live on 'Das Erste' starting 13.30): Miguel Molina, Mattias Ekström and Edoardo Mortara secured the best three grid positions for Audi for the last race of the year. Six Audi RS 5 DTM cars in total m....
|‘Stars & Cars' in Stuttgart – celebrate the ‘best'•On Saturday, 29th November 2014, Mercedes-Benz intends to mark the end of the exceptional sporting year that was 2014 |
•MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Silver Arrows works team heads to Stuttgart as 2014 Formula 1 Constructors' World Champions
•MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula 1 drivers Lewis Hamilton & Nico Rosberg, plus all seven Mercedes-Benz DTM drivers will attend the event
•Demo drives of current and classic racing cars
•Autograph signings, interviews & fan 'happenings' in and around the M....
|THE STEERING WHEEL OF THE PORSCHE 919 HYBRID – A MULTIFUNCTIONAL CONTROL CENTERFIA World Endurance Championship, LMP1 Technology|
Stuttgart. Setting the direction is the most trivial task of the steering wheel in the Porsche 919 Hybrid. The drivers of the Class 1 Le Mans prototypes in the FIA World Endurance Championship have a computer in their hands. They operate 24 buttons and switches on the front as well as six paddles on the reverse side to control the most complex racing car built by Porsche to date.
Although it is called a steering wheel, it is n....
|INFINITI BRINGS FORMULA ONE CAR, DRIVERS AND INFINITI Q50 EAU ROUGE TO THE STREETS OF DOWNTOWN AUSTINChampionship F1™ car and Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge to be driven by Infiniti Red Bull Racing drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel down Congress Avenue|
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Infiniti Motor Company, Ltd. brings the sights, sounds and smells of international Formula One racing to downtown Austin, Texas on October 29, as Infiniti Red Bull Racing drivers Daniel Ricciardo and four-time F1 World Champion driver Sebastian Vettel will drive Vettel's 2011 Championship Formula One car an....
|INFINITI Q70 SECURES 'GOOD' RATING AND 2014 TOP SAFETY PICK+ AWARD FROM INSURANCE INSTITUTE FOR HIGHWAY SAFETYNASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Infiniti Q70 sedan has earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's (IIHS) highest rating of 'good' for its performance in the institute's small overlap front crash test, and when equipped with its optional front crash prevention system the Q70 has been awarded a TOP SAFETY PICK+.|
The Infiniti Q70's 'good' rating applies to the 2014-15 Q70 as well as the 2013 Infiniti M. The vehicles also received good ratings in the IIHS' four other crashworthiness evalua....
|INFINITI REPORTS U.S. SALES FOR SEPTEMBER 2014NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Infiniti today reported U.S. sales of 7,837 vehicles in September.|
Sales of the Infiniti Q50 sport sedan, which had its first full month of deliveries last September, were up 15.8 percent for the month. Infiniti's sport sedans, which include also include the G37, were up 23.4 percent for the year.
Infiniti Motor Company Ltd. is headquartered in Hong Kong with sales operations in over 50 countries. The Infiniti brand was launched in 1989. It....
|INFINITI'S GLOBAL GROWTH PLANS GATHER PACEHONG KONG – Since establishing its global headquarters in Hong Kong and inaugurating Infiniti Motor Company Limited, Infiniti has taken decisive steps to strengthen its brand presence and globalize its business.|
The relocation to Hong Kong means Infiniti is strategically placed for growth in emerging luxury markets such as China while remaining closely connected to the west.
An experienced management team has been assembled comprising leading multi-national executives from stand-out....
|THE Q80 INSPIRATION: A BRAVE STATEMENT OF INTENT◾Aggressively-proportioned Q80 Inspiration marks Infiniti's first foray into the premium sedan category|
◾Autonomous driving technology, human-centric interiors and bold design highlights Infiniti's creative approach to the segment
◾Smart, eco-friendly hybrid powertrain hints at future engine and powertrain expansion
HONG KONG – Infiniti's first foray into the upper echelons of the premium sedan category comes in the alluring shape of the Q80 Inspiration – a bold concept that hints a....