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Mercedes-Benz will enter the Formula 1 World Championship with its own team, beginning with the 2010 season, and Daimler AG and McLaren Group will change their form of cooperation with effect as of 13 November 2009. This was announced by Daimler AG. Daimler AG together with Abu Dhabi-based Aabar Investments PJSC will take over 75.1 per cent of the Brawn GP team, with Daimler taking ......read more
Shenyang/Beijing/Cairo - A few weeks ago the Bavarian Auto Group, the assembler of BMW and the BMW and MINI importer in Cairo, announced plans to open another factory in Sudan in an apparent step to compensate its stagnating sales numbers of BMW, Brilliance and Mahindra in Egypt. And while the Bavarian Auto Group tries to expand in Sudan, the BMW AG expands massively in the ......read more
Temperatures below freezing, wind, snow or rain. November to April are the worst months of the year for around 575,000 German golfers and also for the golfers in the UK and other parts in Europe. The vast majority of the 693 courses in these parts are unplayable and the greens are often closed. To fill the time, you could try a golfing holiday in southern Europe, in the United ......read more
Parisian luxury fashion house SAINT HONORE announced the signing of former French Formula One star and actor Paul Belmondo as a brand ambassador to endorse its range of products creating an association with the world of racing. Born on April 23, 1963, Paul is a successful former French racing driver who raced in Formula One for the March and Pacific Racing teams. He is the son of ......read more
In line with its philosophy of constant improvement to its high performance icon, Nissan has introduced a series of minor but key updates to the GT-R to maintain its position as the definitive accessible supercar. Under the skin, by changing the front spring and damper rates, the ride comfort is improved, while handling becomes even more dynamic thanks to improved responsiveness and ......read more
Automobili Lamborghini is strengthening its position on the Chinese market by opening a new dealership in Hangzhou and a new showroom location for its Beijing dealership, which has recently been expanded and is now the largest sales outlet for the Raging Bull brand in Asia. These newly opened facilities are part of the Sant’ Agata Bolognese-based company’s growth ......read more
While the reputation of the Ferrari Egypt dealership is creating a lot of displeasure among Ferrari owners and fans in Egypt, it is more than obvious that the reputation of Ferrari and its president Luca di Montezemolo in the other parts of the world is as brilliant as it could get. This week Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo received the "Golden Steering Wheel�, one of the ......read more
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, set to open in 2010, is the world’s first Ferrari theme park and largest attraction of its kind. It will be an intense multi-sensory experience and a must-visit for enthusiasts, fans and families. The Park pays tribute to the passion, excellence, performance, technical innovation that Ferrari has established over the years and represents today. Its iconic ......read more
In their meeting this week (6.11.2009) the Supervisory Board of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, appointed Lutz Meschke (43) a Member of the Executive Board of the manufacturer of sporting premium cars. With immediate effect, Meschke, previously the Head of Central Controlling of Porsche AG, is taking over top management of the Finance and Operations Division as well as Purchasing ......read more
DETROIT – Carl-Peter Forster, GM group vice president and president, Opel Europe, will be leaving his role as head of European operations and will advise the company during the transition to find a new CEO, it was announced today. With the departure of Forster, GM will initiate an immediate external search for a new CEO for Opel Europe and will work with Opel leadership, ......read more
Porsche Carrera Cup Asia race in Shanghai goes Christian Menzel Team StarChase driver Christian Menzel took a lights-to-flag victory in Round 10 of the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia today, moving one step closer to winning his first Asian title. Starting from pole, the German won his fifth race of the year, beating Briton Tim Sugden and Team Jebsen driver Darryl O’Young at the ......read more
TV Motoring Journalist, Vicki Butler-Henderson, raced her Ferrari F430 onto the podium in both GT Cup races at Brands Hatch on Sunday. Following an impressive qualifying session in the rain on Saturday, in which Vicki was the quickest Ferrari, she drove the Fox Motorsport car, run by FF Corse, to a second place in the first 25-minute race, and a third in the next, “I ......read more
"رولز رويس"Rolls-Royce تفتتح صـالة عـرض جديدة في جـزيرة اللؤلؤة قطـر جودوود، انجلترا، 8 نوفمبر 2009 أعلنت شركة "رولز- رويس موتور كارز"Rolls-Royce Motor Cars عن إفتتاح صالة عرض جديدة في جزيرة اللؤلؤة قطر التي تعد العنوان الأرقى في العاصمة الدوحة، وذلك خلال حفل خاص حضره نخبة من أبرز رجال الأعمال في قطـر. كما تخلل الحفل كشف النقاب للمرة ......read more
We do not know yet if the SLS AMG will be a best-seller in the Middle East, but in Germany and Europe it sure has a lot of fans already. More than a quarter of a million readers took part, and voted the new Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG the world's best super sports car by a wide margin. Accordingly a German car magazine and 25 associated European publications awarded the new Gullwing model ......read more
November 3, 2009, BEIJING — The unique Ferrari 599 China was won tonight by an anonymous client from Shanghai at the final price of about 1.2 million euro (including taxes). The auction was the climax of the Gala dinner organised by Ferrari at the Red Gate Gallery in Beijing. Lu Hao, the first Chinese artist to work with Ferrari, created this special model decorated with Song ......read more
The 'concept' of owning a Harley is very simple: You combine your travel passion with a unique and out-standing touring machine. And that concept a lot of Harley Davidson enthusiasts from around the world will be enjoying when they gather in Bahrain next month when the Kingdom hosts, for the first time, the Middle East Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.) Rally. The four-day event will be ......read more
وكلاء "رولز-رويس" Rolls-Royce الشرق الأوسط يجتمعون لمناقشة خطط التوسع في المنطقة جودوود، انجلترا، 2 نوفمبر 2009: إجتمع ممثلو وكلاء "رولز-رويس" Rolls-Royce في منطقة الشرق الأوسط في العاصمة القطرية الدوحة هذا الأسبوع، وذلك لمناقشة الخطط المتعلقة بتطوير عملياتها التجارية في المنطقة، وإعداد التحضيرات اللازمة لإطلاق سيارة ......read more
Although the emirate Abu Dhabi with its outstanding and breath-taking state-of-art Yas Marina Circuit is the center of Formula 1 this weekend, it was the state of Qatar who managed to make some very interesting and promising F1-news this weekend. After Qatar Telecom announced a partnership with the 2009 Constructor's World-champion BrawnGP F1 Team a few days ago, it is Williams F1 and ......read more
Okayama, Japan – Facu Regalia (ESP/17/Eurointernational) took pole position for both Rounds 13 and 14 of Formula BMW Pacific being held this weekend in support of the FIA World Touring Car Championship at the 3.703 km Okayama International Circuit. Formula BMW Pacific Junior Axcil Jefferies (ZIM/15/Eurasia Motorsport) was just a tenth of a second behind the pole man, and will ......read more
Although the Renault F1 Team faced some turbulent time in the past few weeks due to the scandal involving the Singapore F1 GP and ex-F1 boss Flavio Briatore, still the French-British racing team was able to sign a very unique sponsorship deal with TW Steel. TW Steel, the international Dutch watch brand specializing in oversized watches, announced a three-year partnership with the ......read more
Asia’s premier sportscar championship, the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia, is set for a new look in 2010, with the addition of private teams to the line-up as well as the stunning new Porsche 911 GT3 RS-based version of the 911 GT3 Cup car and a stellar calendar. From next season, private teams will be permitted to enter the 12-round championship for the first time, providing their ......read more
Qatar Telecom (Qtel) announced today a major sponsorship agreement with Brawn GP, the newly-crowned 2009 Formula One World Champions, which will see the telecommunications leader in Qatar support the team for their final race of the season at the inaugural Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Brawn GP have surprised the world with its on-track performance this season, racing to the top of ......read more
It seems that F1 fans across the Middle East will not suffer when looking for an Arabic TV channel which broadcasts the first Abu Dhabi F1 race in Formula 1 history. After F1 fans suffered a lot before with the Bahrain TV and its live broadcast of the 2009 F1 season, it is more likely that they will now enjoy a professional coverage on Abu Dhabi Sports 2 TV channel, at least for the ......read more
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