|Formula One - Monaco GP Race Report|
| The Lotus F1 Team came away disappointed from Monaco on Sunday after securing just two world championship points courtesy of a ninth place finish for Kimi Raikkönen , despite an encouraging qualifying session on Saturday.
Although Raikkönen struggled to get his tyres up to temperature on his way to eighth on the grid, team-mate Romain Grosjean finished the session in fifth, before being promoted to fourth when Mercedes' Michael Schumacher took a five-place grid penalty. It was all over for the Frenchman 100 metres into the race, however, when he made contact with Michael Schumacher on the run down to Turn 1. He retired on the spot after a 90-degree spin.
Kimi survived the first-corner melée and kept pace with world champion Sebastian Vettel for much of the first stint, but his tyres had soon had enough. He stayed out on-track to wait for the expected rain that never materialised, hurting his points-scoring chances and dropping him from seventh to 11th. One retirement and one pitstop for drivers ahead promoted the Finn to ninth, where he finished.
The result drops Lotus to fourth place in the constructors' championship on 86 points behind Ferrari, while Raikkönen lies sixth in the drivers' championship on 51 points, two places lower than he began the weekend. Grosjean remains eighth on 35 points.
|SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX PREVIEWSINGAPORE – Character counts for a lot in F1, and for any new circuit on the F1 calendar, the establishment of a recognizable identity is half the battle in attracting a fan base and holding on to your slot on the schedule. We'll spare the blushes of those that have fallen by the wayside and instead point to Abu Dhabi's Yas Marina and Austin's COTA as two places that have done a decent job of building a good identity – one as high tech, the other down home, over the past few years.|
|AUDI AT AUSTIN: SIGHTS ARE SET ON REPEATING LAST YEAR'S VICTORYAudi reaches for lead of WEC manufacturers' standings|
◾Adjusted rating of the hybrid sports cars
◾Eager anticipation of unusual roller-coaster ride in Texas
Ingolstadt, September 15, 2014 – Following its 13th victory at Le Mans, Audi is aiming to also grab the lead of the standings in the next round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) in North America. Before the fourth race of the season at Austin, Texas, on Saturday, September 20, World Champions Audi are trailing challen....
|ROLAND KRÜGER TO LEAD INFINITIYOKOHAMA, Japan – Roland Krüger, most recently a senior vice president at BMW Group in charge of the German sales region and with an accomplished track record in the premium automotive business, will be appointed president of Infiniti and a senior vice president of the Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., the parent company of the premium brand. Kruger will be based at the company's Hong Kong headquarters and will report to Carlos Ghosn, President and CEO of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.|
'Roland Krüger ha....
|AUDI BANKS ON STRONG TEAMWORK AT LAUSITZSights set on lead of manufacturers' classification|
◾Many Audi fans traditionally turn out at the Lausitzring
◾Dieter Gass, Head of DTM: 'First season victory for Audi remains the aim'
Ingolstadt, September 8, 2014 – Motorsport fans can look forward to a thrilling battle for the crown in the manufacturers' classification in the remaining three races. Before round eight at the Lausitzring next weekend (September 12 to 14) Audi is within striking distance of the leader of the standings, BMW, ....
|FIFTH AND SIXTH IN ITALYMONZA, Italy – On Saturday afternoon in Monza, Sebastian Vettel said that despite qualifying behind Kevin Magnussen and Fernando Alonso for the Italian GP, he felt sure that the RB10 would have better pace than either McLaren or Ferrari come the race.|
The champion and his teammate Daniel Ricciardo this afternoon delivered on that promise, with Dan grabbing fifth place and Seb taking sixth ahead of the Force India of Sergio Perez, McLaren's Jenson Button and the sole finishing Ferrari o....
|RICCIARDO AND VETTEL PREVIEW THE ITALIAN GRAND PRIXSebastian Vettel|
'Italy offers a lot: good food, nice places, and I think this is the reason you will find a lot of Germans on the beaches there for their holidays! I spent a lot of time when I was young karting in Italy, so I got to know a few places like Lake Garda, Napoli in Northern Italy and Parma, which has a great karting circuit. The level of karting is quite high in Italy because there are a lot of manufacturers there. I have some friends in Italy from the karting days and also ....
|INFINITI Q80 INSPIRATION: THE PREMIUM PROGRESSIVEHONG KONG / PARIS – At 15:30 local time on October 2 in Hall 5 of the Parc des Expositions de Versailles in Paris, Infiniti shows a concept car that foreshadows an audacious top-of-the-line model.|
Named Q80 Inspiration, the intent of the low-slung, ingeniously aggressive four-passenger fastback is to demonstrate to the premium world just how Infiniti aims to play its part.
Its very dimensions place the Q80 Inspiration clearly at the peak of the Infiniti range.
A flashpoint for th....