|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....
|END OF AN ERA: CHAMPION PEPPER WINS FINAL RACE IN VOLKSWAGEN'S TOURING CAR SCHOOL◾Time to turn over a new leaf after 17 years and 166 races|
◾Kremer finishes second in the championship, Møller Madsen wins Junior title
◾Guest appearances from Albert von Thurn and Taxis and Pierre Casiraghi
At precisely 17:35 on Saturday evening, spectators at the Hockenheimring were witness to the end of an era: Jordan Lee Pepper (ZA) won the final race in the history of Volkswagen's touring car school. It was only fitting that the champion of the 2014 Scirocco R-Cup should triumph in the....
|ALBERT PRINCE VON THURN UND TAXIS AND PIERRE CASIRAGHI TO LINE UP AS GUEST STARTERS IN HOCKENHEIM◾Head of the royal house von Thurn und Taxis started his racing career with Volkswagen|
◾Pierre Casiraghi making his second appearance in this year's Scirocco R-Cup
◾'Been a part of motorsport history with Volkswagen'
Two royals will add a little extra glamour to the grand finale of the Volkswagen Scirocco-R Cup in Hockenheim. Albert von Thurn und Taxis (31) and Pierre Casiraghi (27) of Monaco will line up as guest starters, as the Scirocco R-Cup forms part of the support programme for the D....
|Luigi Musso: Talented, Tempting and TroubledFollowing Alberto Ascari's back-to-back titles in 1952 and 1953 there have been no Italian Formula One World Champions. While there has been a great amount of hope throughout the years, Italians have been left without a World Champion. Perhaps, it could be argued, all such hopes died with Luigi Musso on the 6th of July in 1958.|
Since Ascari there have certainly been some notable Italian drivers within Formula One history books. Such names as Michele Alboreto, Elio de Angelis, Alex Zanardi, Ri....
|BMW GROUP GLOBAL SALES GROWTH CONTINUES IN SEPTEMBER• September sales up 5.3% with 199,799 vehicles delivered to customers|
• First three quarters see sales rise 6.5% to 1,529,880 vehicles
• Over 10,000 BMW i3s sold in the year-to-date
Munich. Overall sales of BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce vehicles have continued to grow, making it the BMW Group's best ever September. A total of 199,799 vehicles were delivered to customers, an increase of 5.3% on the same month last year (189,664). The first three quarters of 2014 were....
|SALES BOOST PUTS BENTLEY ON THE ROAD TO RECORD YEAR• Strong growth continues in the first nine months of 2014|
• Global deliveries increase by 19%
• New models drive sales success
(Crewe, England. 8th October 2014) Nine months in to 2014 and Bentley's aim of having a record breaking year is firmly on track. Global deliveries increased by 19%, to 7,786 cars, up from 6,516 cars in the same period in 2013.
Bentley's four key regions, Americas, China, Europe including the UK, and Middle East all saw strong performance, with the America....
|BENTLEY MOTORSPORT REVIEWS 2014 SEASON• Team reflects on a successful debut season for the Continental GT3|
• Bentley finishes 2nd in Blancpain Endurance Series
• Bentley Boys Smith, Kane & Meyrick runners-up in Drivers' Championship
• Dyson Racing Team Bentley score Bentley's first U.S. victory
• Bentley Motorsport begins Project NBR15, starting development for 2015 Nürburgring 24 Hours with two test VLN races
• Continental GT3 soon to race in China and Australia
• Bentley Motorsport releases Spa 24-hr film
(Crewe, 7th O....
|AUDI COMPETES IN JAPAN AS WEC LEADER OF THE STANDINGS◾Challenging conditions in the foothills of Mount Fuji|
◾Second half of the season begins in Japan
◾Fuji still missing on Audi's motorsport success map
Ingolstadt, October 6, 2014 – Audi looks at a good interim tally. In the FIA World Endurance Championship that has been held since 2012, the brand has now clinched 13 victories in 20 races. The most recent success at Austin (USA) marked the turnaround in the battle for the title and Audi, for the first time this season, took the lead in the m....
|COOPERATION OF DAIMLER AND RENAULT-NISSAN ALLIANCE CONTINUES TO ACCELERATE◾CEOs say partnership will continue expanding, and all projects are on track|
◾Original project portfolio has quadrupled to 12 projects across three continents
◾New Renault Twingo, smart fortwo and smart forfour launch this fall and represent the first vehicles fully co-developed from scratch
◾Mitsubishi Fuso and Nissan sign contract for supply of Fuso Canter Van for export markets
PARIS – The Renault-Nissan Alliance and Daimler AG enjoy a long-term and stable future, and all of thei....