New components for Mercedes to address gearbox

Toto Wolff says Mercedes has an update in place that they hope will improve their gearbox reliability situation in Austria. Both Mercedes drivers, Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas, were both instructed on numerous occasions to stay off the kerbs at the Red Bull Ring as they were causing issues with

Stohl to lead historic debut of electric rallycross car

An electric car will race in rallycross for the first time this weekend, as former world rally driver Manfred Stohl is set to compete in an electric Ford Fiesta at a Hungarian Rallycross Championship event. Stohl will compete at the Kakucs circuit in a Fiesta ElectRX, created by his STARD

Motorsport.com to roll out subscription service across global racing content offerings

Premium offering to begin in France before expanding to other geographies. London, UK – July 8, 2020 – Motorsport Network, the integrated digital platform that is the destination of choice for millions of automotive and racing fans, is expanding its premium racing content subscription service beginning with France, with a

MIROS urges the government to enact a new law banning the sale of dangerous vehicle accessories – paultan.org

The Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS) wants the government to enact a new law banning the sale of dangerous vehicle accessories that could pose a fatal risk in the event of an accident. An example of just such accessories are dummy or decoy seat belt clips, which are

Arteon Plant to Start Building ID.4s

Volkswagen’s plant in Emden, Germany, is set to start building all-electric ID vehicles by 2022, starting with the ID.4 crossover. The plant, which currently makes the Passat, Arteon, and Arteon Shooting Brake, will continue to build its internal combustion cars but VW says that it will only continue to do

Concept to reality: Renault Coupéspace to Renault Avantime

We track the design process of the 2001 Renault Avantime from its conceptual roots Of all the recent car industry trends, the decline of the MPV is one of the easiest to plot. Buyers have moved away from these traditionally boxy models towards SUVs, forcing many brands to leave the

Alonso to Renault rumours are back again

The Renault rumour mill has fired up again with reports suggesting an announcement on their 2021 driver line-up could be made as early as Wednesday. A vacant seat alongside Esteban Ocon became available after Daniel Ricciardo opted to replace the Ferrari-bound Carlos Sainz ahead of the 2021 season. The likes

OPINION: An ode to an old friend, the Proton Saga – paultan.org

The year was 1985, the song was Careless Whisper and I was a fat adolescent with a penchant for all things cars (because I didn’t have a snowflakes chance in hell with the girls). The idea of Malaysia producing its own automobile was received with typical Malaysian skepticism, epitomized poignantly

Mercedes-Benz seeks to sell smart factory in France – paultan.org

Mercedes-Benz is looking to streamline its global production network as part of a transformation plan for the carmaker towards CO2-neutral mobility, which will also see the electrification of its product range and digitalisation of vehicles and company processes. To support these efforts, the company has announced that it is looking