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For the second race in succession, Redbull driver Mark Webber won from pole, staying unruffled through four safety car periods caused by suspense-rich incidents to win ahead of team-mate Sebastian Vettel. Bernd Maylander, who drives the Formula 1 safety car since 2000, was the only person with his SLS AMG F1 Safety car ahead of the Australian driver during this weekend. ......read more
The Middle East is becoming more and more present in the most renowned international motor-sport series, including the top-class Formula One. A lot of companies from the UAE, Qatar, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia are involved in the Formula 1 now, aside the presence of top-class racing circuits such as Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi as well as very popular racing circuits such as Al ......read more
13th May, 2010 / Monaco-Cairo / Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team-mates Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton will race at this weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix with individually crafted Steinmetz diamond crests on the steering wheels of their Formula 1 cars. The diamond crests will celebrate the world championship success of Jenson (in 2009) and Lewis (2008), as the two Vodafone ......read more
The German F1 team MERCEDES GP PETRONAS and the German company Deutsche Post announced today a new partnership between the team and the German communications company starting from the Monaco Grand Prix in Monte Carlo this weekend. Mercedes-Benz and the MERCEDES GP PETRONAS team will be supporting Deutsche Post's new 'Online Letter' initiative and will be making use of this new method ......read more
Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A., welcomed customers, VIPs and Lamborghini executives to the exclusive grand opening celebration of the newest Automobili Lamborghini Boutique, located in Aberdeen Centre in Vancouver, last Saturday May 8. The boutique is the first Automobili Lamborghini boutique to open in Canada, and follows the openings in Los ......read more
After a one-year break a cherished tradition was revived in downtown Munich today: players and coaches of the new German champion, FC Bayern M?¼nchen, were greeted by a cheering crowd of fans in a parade of vehicles provided by their partner Audi. The celebration culminated in the big champions’ party on the balcony of the city hall on Marienplatz. The parade, which had started ......read more
More than 1.000 hardcore adventure fans have registered for Yamaha’s Ride for Life, a pan-European project where 7 lucky riders chosen from all over Europe, will take on an epic journey, riding the new Yamaha XT1200Z Super T?©n?©r?© from Lisbon in Portugal to the ancient city of Marrakech in North Africa. This one-of-a-kind adventure will see five Super T?©n?©r?©s complete ......read more
After reducing its motorsport participation by leaving the Formula 1 at the end of 2009, and after a lot of circulating rumors and speculations about the entry of BMW into the Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft (DTM), BMW finally confirmed on the 29th of April 2010 its participation in the German Touring Car Masters, DTM, for the 2012 season. Dr. Klaus Draeger, BMW AG board ......read more
A few weeks ago Jeep/Chrysler Egypt started a huge and massive media campaign in some newspapers, in which it announced the arrival of the �New’ Jeep Wrangler Unlimited to the Egyptian market, which had been introduced to the international markets already several years ago. The �new’ Jeep Wrangler is equipped with a 177 hp strong 2.8 CRD diesel engine, ......read more
There are only a few exclusive events and motorshows worldwide where the wealthiest people of our planet feel like 'home' and try to stay as long as they can. One of those few events is the Top Marques Monaco show, where the creme de la creme of the jet-set society meet and mingle. So, when Smart Air parked its plane on the esplanade of the Grimaldi Forum, little did anyone know that ......read more
Although the BMW dealers in Egypt and the Middle East, such as the Bavarian Auto Group, are currently facing a lot of reputation- as well as quality- and reliability-problems , we at Auto Arabia decided that we still must inform our readers in the region about this unique 4-door coupe concept from BMW AG. With an exclusive Design Night on the evening of the first press day at Auto ......read more
Volkswagen unveiled the revised Phaeton at the Beijing Motor Show, which is expected to give its competitors such as the BMW 7 series and Jaguar XJ a hard time in some markets, like in Egypt or the Middle East region. Featuring a new look and technologies, the updated Phaeton builds on what is already one of the most advanced and thoroughly engineered cars on the road today. Built in ......read more
Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat S.p.A., which owns 85 percent of the supercar company Ferrari, said that Ferrari plans to boost its profitability with the launch of four new models within the next three years. Marchionne said Ferrari's future product plan for the next 5 years will focus on increased product profitability. Maserati, which is also owned by FIAT, plans to ......read more
Most Mercedes-related news in Egypt's and the Middle East region's leading newspaper and magazines are currently just handling one topic: The Mercedes corruption and bribery scandal involving governmental officials. Therefore, we at Auto Arabia, decided to cheer up our readers and our friends at Mercedes Benz by reporting about something more positive and cheerful, namely the two ......read more
Ever since the era of the Bentley Boys, Bentley cars have been enjoying an amazing reputation in most parts of the world. That reputation consequently was reflected in the continuously increasing sales numbers worldwide, especially in key markets such as Europe, USA and the Far East. Unfortunately the Middle East in general, and Egypt in specific, have not been such promising markets ......read more
The Ford Fiesta has become Europe’s best-selling car, beating the Volkswagen Golf into second place in both March 2010 and year-to-date sales, according to latest figures from the world’s leading provider of automotive data and intelligence, JATO Dynamics. In total, 68,630 Fiestas were sold in March 2010, a 25.8% rise in sales, vs. March 2009 and 11,785 more ......read more
Aston Martin took its third consecutive podium of 2010 at the 36th running of the Grand Prix of Long Beach crossing the line in second place. Drivers Adrian Fern??ndez (MX) and Harold Primat (CH) drove on the limit throughout the 100 minute dash, in a race that was plagued with yellow flags and a brush with the tyre wall. Aston Martin Racing, normally conditioned to compete in long ......read more
Jack Heuer, great grand-son of Heuer Founder and Honorary Chairman of TAG Heuer, had a fantastic week-end. The man, whose early interest in motor racing transformed a small Swiss stopwatch and dashboard brand into a Swiss watchmaking legend and an iconic Formula 1 partner, spent the day on Shanghai Grand Prix yesterday where he met with the Vodafone McLaren drivers and team principals and ......read more
The Monster family introduces the 796, an exciting addition to the line-up that combines the user-friendliness of the 696 with the sports character of the 1100. Delivering 87hp (64kW), a dry weight of just 167kg (368lb) and optional ABS, the stylish new Monster 796 returns the magic of mid-range to the Monster family. The Monster 796 is fitted with the micro-bikini fairing and single ......read more
18-4-2010, Shanghai - Cairo McLaren had lots of headlines this week in the international and Middle Eastern media. Not only is McLaren Automotive considering a new headquarter in Bahrain, but also the Vodafone McLaren F1 Team managed to score a One-Two victory at the China F1 GP today. With a do-or-die attitude Vodafone McLaren Mercedes driver and 2009 Formula 1 World Champion ......read more
In a very dramatic qualifying session at the China F1 Grand Prix this morning, German Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel snatched the pole position ahead of his Red Bull team-mate Marc Webber and Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso. Michael Schumacher only reached 9th position in today's qualifying. Sebastian Vettel was able to maintain his current dominance among the other F1 teams, by ......read more
The 2008 Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton scored today (16.4.2010) the fastest time (1:35.217) in the second round of the free practice held on the Shanghai circuit. It was a continuation of what happened in the first round of the free practice, when 2009 Formula 1 world champion Jenson Button topped the time sheets driving his Vodafone McLaren Mercedes around the track ......read more


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