|Credit Suisse Celebrates Successful 2012 GP De Monaco Historique|
|The historic racing community bid farewell to a thrilling weekend of action on the streets of Monaco as the 8th Grand Prix de Monaco Historique came to a close on Sunday evening. In a weekend that saw some captivating motor racing on the world's most famous street circuit, Credit Suisse once again played host to racing drivers, VIPs and media at the Swiss chalet-themed Credit Suisse Drivers Club throughout the weekend. The Drivers Club offered all its guests a 'piece of Switzerland' featuring natural wood throughout, mountain views, Swiss cowbells and even an original cuckoo clock. A central feature of the weekend was the 1st Credit Suisse Historic Racing Forum. In front of a capacity audience, the Forum kick-started the weekend as former F1 drivers Jochen Mass and Emanuele Pirro joined historic racers Alain de Cadenet and Duncan Dayton to debate: 'Is historic racing better than Formula 1?' Following this, the panelists then took part in a uniquely Swiss 'Alphorn' photo opportunity. The Credit Suisse Drivers Club was also the scene of the Opening Party, welcoming friends of Credit Suisse to enjoy a glass of Moët & Chandon to mark the official start of the weekend's proceedings and the Spring Rally Monaco Classics that was also taking place. Karsten Le Blanc, Managing Director, Credit Suisse Private Banking Eastern Europe, Middle East & Africa, states: 'The Credit Suisse Drivers Club once again proved to be a real hub for not only our Credit Suisse friends, but media and racers too. We were delighted to host such a fascinating Forum on Friday morning – it was an absolute pleasure to have such a high caliber of panelists join us for what proved to be a very entertaining 60 minutes. As for the action, and as an amateur racer myself, I believe the standard this weekend was outstanding, and we were lucky to be able to witness so many hard-fought victories, including one by our very own Forum panelist Duncan Dayton in the Serie E race on Sunday afternoon. We are already very much looking forward to 2014.' On track, historic racing enthusiasts were treated to a feast of exhilarating action as cars from a pre-1952 class right up to the pre-1985 class took to the track in front of large crowds. For a full list of results, see below. 8th Grand Prix de Monaco Historique Results Serie A: Pre-1952 voiturettes and Grand Prix cars 1. Julian Bronson Great Britain 2. Paddins Dowling Republic of Ireland 3. Michael Gans Switzerland Serie B: Pre-1961 voiturettes Grand Prix and Formula 2 cars 1. Roger Wills Great Britain 2. Gary Pearson Great Britain 3. Barrie Baxter Great Britain Serie C: Pre-1953 sports cars and prototypes 1. Alex Buncombe Great Britain 2. John Ure Great Britain 3. Carlos Monteverde Great Britain Serie D: Pre-1966 rear-engined F1 Grand Prix cars 1. Andy Middlehurst Great Britain 2. Sidney Hoole Great Britain 3. Paul Drayson Great Britain Serie E: Pre-1973 3.0-litre Formula 1 cars 1. Duncan Dayton USA 2. Michael Fitzgerald USA 3. Andrew Smith Great Britain Serie F: 1973-78 3.0-litre Formula 1 cars 1. Michael Lyons Great Britain 2. Bobby Verdon-Roe Great Britain 3. Mauro Pane Italy Serie G: Pre-1985 Formula 3, 2000cc 1. Ben Barker Great Britain 2. Matteo Marzotto Italy 3. Paolo Barilla Italy|
|8th Grand Prix de Monaco Historique|
The annual Monaco Grand Prix Formula One event, held on the Circuit de Monaco, began in 1929 and has become one of the most prestigious automobile races in the world. The narrow streets of Monaco serve as the temporary 2.075 mile track, featuring tight corners, elevation changes, and even a tunnel. Today, drivers still navigate the uphill climb to Casino Square, before turning down to Mirabeau and the Loews Hairpin, before entering the famous tunnel that runs into the harbor-side chicane, a notorious spot for accidents. From there, drivers sprint past many of the harbor's large yachts toward L....
|A DAY OF CLASSICS – VOLKSWAGEN TRIO EXTENDS ITS LEAD AT THE 'MONTE'Volkswagen duos defy difficult conditions at the Rally Monte Carlo|
◾Ogier/Ingrassia, Latvala/Anttila and Mikkelsen/Fløene lead rivals by just short of a minute
◾Day three: extremely tricky tyre selection for infamous 'Monte' stages
Three doses of pure 'Monte' – Volkswagen overcame extremely demanding conditions and a hugely difficult tyre selection to extend its three-car lead at the top of the overall standings at the Rally Monte Carlo. With just the final Sunday of rallying to come, Sébas....
|FORD, LINCOLN DEALERS GIVE COMMUNITIES NEARLY $100 MILLION IN 2014◾Last year, 82 percent of Ford and Lincoln dealers contributed financially and 95 percent volunteered time to local causes, according to annual Ford Survey on Dealer Giving|
◾Ford and Lincoln dealers donated nearly $100 million and volunteered nearly 1 million hours in 2014
◾Six dealers honored with this year's Salute to Dealers awards
Ford and Lincoln dealers gave nearly $100 million to local causes and nonprofits in communities across the United States in 2014, according to Ford Motor Comp....
|Lotus sales up 54% world-wide for the first nine months of the financial year• 81% sales increase EU overall|
• 88% increase in UK
• 143% increase in France
• 139% increase in Germany
• 29% up USA; 50% up Canada
• 24% up Asia and Middle East
• 130% sales increases in China; 125% in Japan
• Lotus Motorsport shows 19% increase
• 163 dealers, 25 more than nine months ago, 50 more in pipeline by the end of 2015.
• Exciting reveal in Geneva
Announcing that overall sales are up by 54% in the past nine months provides tangible proof that the forward strategy establi....
|THE FULL 'MONTE': THE NEW POLO R WRC MAKES ITS DEBUT AT A RALLY CLASSIC◾First big test for the second generation Polo R WRC|
◾Volkswagen drivers Ogier, Latvala and Mikkelsen first onto the 'Monte' route
◾Home race for world champion Ogier – Gap (F) hosts WRC opener
Tough test for the new, second generation of the Polo R WRC: when Volkswagen lines up at the Rally Monte Carlo (22–25 January), it will take on the opposition in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) with a World Rally Car that has been the subject of sweeping modifications. Double world champions S....
|THE McLAREN P1 GTR TO DEBUT AT GENEVA◾Production-intent model to premiere at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show|
◾In excess of 700 PS per tonne power-to-weight ratio achieved through motorsport-derived weight-saving and powertrain optimisation
◾Testing continues at global circuits in Europe and the Middle East
◾High definition video shows the latest stages in the McLaren P1™GTR development programme at: http://youtu.be/4pDwmMruOtA
The development programme for the most powerful and most exclusive McLaren model to-date has been stepped....
|RECORD YEAR FOR AUTOMOBILI LAMBORGHINI:DELIVERIES INCREASED TO 2,530 UNITS IN 2014◾Lamborghini increases worldwide sales for the fourth year in a row|
◾The new Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 has been introduced successfully to the markets worldwide collecting more than 3,300 orders
◾USA confirms its position as largest single market
◾Balanced presence across the three regions EMEA, America and Asia Pacific
Sant'Agata Bolognese, 12.01.2015 -- In the year 2014 Automobili Lamborghini set a new sales record in its history. With 2,530 cars delivered to customers the comp....
|BMW Group looks forward to continued growth in 2015• BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce confident of increased sales|
• 15 new models will support growth strategy
Detroit/Munich. Following a fourth consecutive record year of sales in 2014, the BMW Group is confident that 2015 will see further sales growth. The company delivered more than two million vehicles to customers last year with a total of 2,117,965 BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce vehicles sold, more than ever before in the Group's history (prev. yr. 1,963,798 / +7.9%).
|BMW GROUP SELLS MORE THAN 2 MILLION VEHICLES GLOBALLY IN 2014• Record worldwide sales: up 7.9% with a total of 2,117,965 deliveries|
• Best ever year for BMW, BMW Motorrad and Rolls-Royce
• MINI sales up 20.7% in December – a new record for the month
• Robertson: New models and balanced global growth key to success
• BMW i sales around 17,800; Krüger: BMW i8 production increased
Munich. The BMW Group delivered more than two million vehicles to customers in 2014, the company's fourth record year in a row. A t....