Valtteri Bottas wins 2020 Russian Grand Prix

SOCHI, Russia — Lewis Hamilton’s toughest opponents in the Russian Grand Prix weren’t even on the track. They were in the stewards’ office.

Hamilton’s Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas cruised to the win Sunday after Hamilton, who was leading, was penalized 10 seconds for practicing his starts in the wrong place before the race.

Hamilton came into the race looking to match Michael Schumacher’s record of 91 wins in Formula One but had to settle for third behind Bottas and Max Verstappen. Bottas built a sizable lead over Verstappen with ease and eased to his first win since the season-opening Austrian Grand Prix.

Hamilton was already under investigation by the stewards when he started the race from pole position. Before the race he twice stopped to perform practice starts at the exit of the pit lane, rather than in the

2020 Land Rover Defender Review | First drive, what’s new, off-road

MT EQUINOX, Vt. – Perhaps Americans have had their fill of wimpy, interchangeably styled crossover SUVs. Or, testosterone has found its way into our water supply. Either way, manly 4x4s with authentic designs and rich backstories are enjoying their moment, from the white-hot Ford Bronco and Jeep Wrangler to the Mercedes G-Class and an upcoming, rehabilitated electric Hummer.

Britain’s storybook entry is the Land Rover Defender, whose globetrotting, post-WWII history ranged from African treks to movies such as the lion-loving 1966 doc “Born Free.” Yet, it only made an obscure cameo for the United States between 1992 and 1997. 

After years of false starts and dashed hopes, and further Covid-driven production delays, the first all-new Defender since 19-freaking-46 is here, including for us long-denied Yankees. And the 2020 Land Rover Defender is nothing short of

Michael Schumacher’s son Mick sets reclaiming the win record as his goal

Michael Schumacher’s son Mick says the prospect of Lewis Hamilton equalling the Ferrari great’s all-time record of 91 wins has given him something to aim for when he gets to Formula One.

Hamilton, who replaced Schumacher senior at Mercedes in 2013, can take his 91st victory in Sunday’s Russian Grand Prix in Sochi — a race he has won four times previously.

“One sentence my dad always used to say was, ‘Records are there to be broken.’ It’s everybody’s aim in this sport to do that,” Formula Two championship leader Mick said on Friday.

“I think Lewis had a very, very good run. He had a very consecutive and positive run.

“It’s good for the sport. … the next aim would be then I guess for me, if I do make the step (up), to break that again,” added the

Hyundai, LG design Ioniq interior with TV, drinks, self-cleaning

With space-saving electric powertrains becoming more common, and the prospect of autonomous driving seeming more possible, many automakers have been considering what a car interior may be like in the future. A common idea is to make it like a living room or like your house, and that’s the take Hyundai and LG Electronics have chosen for this Ioniq interior.

The companies specifically emphasize how this interior is made possible by electric powertrains that offer more packaging flexibility. This is also why it has been branded as an Ioniq interior, since Ioniq will be Hyundai’s EV brand. The interior is spacious and airy, in part thanks to the light colors and large windows. The design is somewhat nifty with the wood floor and ambient lighting, but it’s the gizmos that really set it apart.

Immediately obvious is the TV

Charlie Martin is first transgender racer competing in Nurburgring 24 Hours

Charlie Martin is set to make history as the first transgender racing driver to compete in the Nurburgring 24 hour race. She will be behind the wheel of a BMW M240i and racing with Adrenalin-Motorsport, the team she’s raced all season with in the Nurburgring Endurance Championship.

The Leicestershire-born racing driver has raced in a number of racing series since 2006, spending time in various Hill Climb Championships, Formula Renault, the Ginetta GT5 Championship and others. This weekend, she’s racing in the 50th anniversary race of the Nurburgring 24 hour race.

“I am so excited to race in the Nürburgring 24 Hours,” Martin said. “This is one of the biggest endurance races of the year, on a circuit famous for its complexity and changeable conditions. This is also a very proud moment for me as the first transgender entrant

2020 Audi A6 Allroad Review | Price, specs, features and photos

If you ask Audi, 2020 is the year of the wagon. The A6 Allroad returns to the United States after a two-generation hiatus, carrying the 591-horsepower RS 6 Avant in its wake. The A6’s two long-roof options will provide crossover-averse luxury buyers with a midsize alternative that prioritizes style and driving dynamics over maximum size and a higher view out, but will they bite?

On paper, the Allroad is a solid proposition. It’s a midsize, like the A6 sedan on which it’s based, albeit stretched. It also has a staggeringly long list of standard equipment – longer than that of either A6 sedan variant – including Audi’s latest MMI infotainment wizardry and Virtual Cockpit digital cluster, positioning the Allroad as the most premium non-S model in Audi’s A6 hierarchy.

The Allroad’s real party piece, however, is its trick