There can be few things more subjective than automotive beauty. As the saying goes, one man's meat is another man's poison. That being the case, we think we might just have been poisoned by the contenders for Most Beautiful Car of the Year at the 27th International Automobile Festival. Held in Paris, the competition seeks to find the most aesthetically pleasing four-door sedan, minivan, wagon, two-door sedan, convertible or SUV under 50,000 Euros ($66,700). This rules out more expensive coupes and supercars but we're really not sure about the remaining candidates. In fact, with the Renault...
Paris court declares FIA's 2010 rules legal
A Paris court on Wednesday ruled against Ferrari, which last week requested an injunction against the FIA's budget cap rules for 2010. A one hour hearing was held on Tuesday at the Tribunal de Grande Instance, the equivalent of a high or crown court. In the media statement issued on Wednesday...Kenneth Hall
Mosley compromises on two-tier system, Ferrari files court-action against FIA
F1's insurgent teams will be back in deep conference early this week, as the battle over a budget-capped future continues. Following a meeting with Max Mosley and Bernie Ecclestone last Friday in London, the FOTA members have now resolved to sit down in Monaco on Tuesday, ahead of the...Kenneth Hall
Toyota and Red Bull threaten F1 exit over 2010 rule changes
Red Bull has followed Toyota in declaring that it will not enter next year's world championship under the current regulations. Toyota's team president John Howett made the threat this weekend in Barcelona, as other teams including Ferrari and BMW also openly baulk at the governance of the sport by...Alex Kaufmann
Max Mosley: F1 could live without Ferrari
Formula One could live without the sport's most famous, successful and longest-serving team, Max Mosley insists. The FIA president's disquieting comments come after war threatened to break out between the Paris body and Maranello-based Ferrari, enraged at the introduction of budget caps. The...Kenneth Hall
FIA raises 2010 F1 budget cap to £40 million, lifts minimum car weight
The figure for a voluntary budget cap in formula one next year has been increased by £10 million to £40 million. Announced on Thursday, it was ratified by the World Motor Sport Council in Paris a day earlier, while at the same time the maximum number of teams was increased by 1 to 13 for 2010. As...Kenneth Hall
Late last week Mitsubishi revealed details about its planned lineup for next month’s Paris Motor Show, announcing the debut of three new vehicles including one never-before-seen model. The lineup was to include the upcoming Lancer Sportback, first revealed back in June, the new Racing Lancer entry for next year’s Dakar Rally, and the third model, the new Colt, revealed today at the Paris Motor Show. The new Colt is intended to convey a more 'grown up' image: higher quality, better performance, more mature in design and more efficient and ecological to operate. To that end...