Safety cars in F1

F1 or Formula One racing is a very popular sport in the UK. The UK have been lucky enough to have some fantastic drivers competing for us such as Nigel Mansell, Jason Button and Lewis Hamilton. Over the years the rules of F1 have changed dramatically, partly due to safety aspects but sometimes to try and make the racing fairer and to give other drivers a chance of winning. ...
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3rd Generation Skoda Octavia VRs

If you are looking for a sports car that is not only high performance but also comfortable and offers a huge amount of space then the Skoda Octavia VRs is probably the car for you. It is also very affordable coming in at just under £25,000 new which is a very reasonable price for this type of vehicle. Long gone are the days when driving a Skoda was a bit of an embarrassment,...
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The importance of F1 Tyres

When it comes to Formula One racing, tyres play a massive part in the success of the individual drivers. Starting a race with fresh tyres with a decent amount of tread can give the driver a huge lead on someone starting off with tyres that are already partly worn down. With this in mind, it is easy to see why the teams are carefully with the tyres that they use in the practice ...
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Porsche 911

The Porsche 911 is one of the world’s most iconic sports cars and with a new model on the market it looks set to remain as popular as ever. There are several things that are synonymous with the 911, beyond the legendary build quality and performance pedigree that Porsche is famous for. The combination of rear mounted boxer engine (the famous flat-6 that gives a lower centre of ...
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Fast cars and bad weather: A recipe for trouble

The onset poor winter weather is often a signal to stow the sports car away in the garage under its blanket and resign yourself to several months of dull, sensible driving. A powerful engine and rear wheel drive set up don’t lend themselves to driving in the snow and ice as you’re much more likely to fall victim to snap oversteer than a nice, sensible front wheel or four wheel ...
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