Day: July 8, 2020

Fernando Alonso returning to F1, back with Renault

Double world champion Fernando Alonso will make a Formula One comeback at age 39 next year with Renault, the team he won his titles with, after two seasons out of the sport.

The French manufacturer announced the Spaniard’s return on Wednesday, with the 32-times race winner set to partner 23-year-old Frenchman Esteban Ocon at the team that finished fifth last season.

The two-times Le Mans 24 Hours endurance winner and former Ferrari driver, who turns 39 this month, secured his championships in 2005 and 2006 and most recently raced for McLaren in 2018.

“Renault is my family, my fondest memories in Formula One with my two World Championship titles, but I’m now looking ahead,” he said in a team statement that did not say how long the deal was for. 

“It’s a great source of pride and with an

2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 exhaust is a work of four-cylinder art

There isn’t a better sounding new car in America with a four-cylinder engine than this 2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA 45. Maybe the CLA 45 S if it were sold here, but it’s not. To be completely honest, the video above hardly does this car’s exhaust justice. You can hear the bangs on upshifts best from the in-car shots, but that’s probably because our mic just wasn’t capable of picking the gunshots up from the bumper due to the absolutely violent amount of sound they produce. 

Seriously, there isn’t a car I’ve driven that makes such loud banging sounds on the upshifts than this one from the factory. It’s hilarious, and while there’s a great argument to be made for pure exhaust notes like the Evora GT’s, sometimes you just want to be a kid and make some damn noise. The