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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. 

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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

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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

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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

Posted on 5 days ago

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

Alaskans celebrate Independence Day with automotive cliff jumping

In Glacier View, Alaska, the sun sets at about 11:30 this time of year, and rises again at around 4:30. With daytime fireworks displays being rather dull, its denizens have sought out alternative means of celebrating Independence Day. Their solution comes in the form of yeeting junkers off the side of a cliff.

In what could best be described as a cross between a demolition derby and a 24 Hours of LeMons judging session gone horribly wrong (right?), the 4th of July Glacier View Car Launch has become a staple event for locals seeking a little daytime revelry. Fitted with rudimentary systems (read: a log and a rope) to keep the accelerator floored, wild junkers are aimed at the side of the cliff, loaded with enough fuel to complete their very brief journeys, and then, quite simply, sent. 

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2021 BMW M3 and M4 Prototype First Drive | What’s new, M3 Competition, 0-60 time

ZWICKAU, Germany – We tried everywhere: Peek under the hood and under the big front mask, even scroll through the infotainment system. But alas, confirmation was nowhere to be found: We wanted to confirm the rumor that the next-gen BMW M3 and M4 would have an even more provocative, vertical front grille than the new 4 Series. Though BMW allowed us to drive them, it took very good care not to reveal what could be the most controversial part of its next M models.

The M3 originally debuted on the second-gen, E30 3 Series in 1985 – as a two-door model. The following E36 initially launched as a coupe, but was followed by an M3 sedan and convertible models. The sedan skipped the iconic E46 generation, but returned for the V8-powered E90. Then, for the last model generation launched

Valtteri Bottas wins F1’s season-opening Austrian GP

SPIELBERG, Austria — Valtteri Bottas won a chaotic season-opening Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday while Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton finished fourth after getting a late time penalty.

Bottas took a knee as he received the winners’ trophy and the podium trio held up a black T-shirt with “End Racism” written on it.

The race was interrupted three times by a safety car and nine of 20 drivers abandoned, including both Red Bulls of Max Verstappen and Alexander Albon — who tried to overtake Hamilton on the outside with 10 laps left, touched wheels and flew off track.

“I dodged a few bullets today,” Bottas said after the eighth F1 win of his career.

Hamilton was given a five-second time penalty for causing the collision — dropping from second to fourth — having earlier been hit with a three-place grid

Ferrari F1 car getting redesigned on the fly

LONDON — Ferrari has had a major rethink of its 2020 Formula One car, but updates to make it go faster will not be ready until the third race of the season, team boss Mattia Binotto said on Tuesday.

Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc will instead start the COVID-19 delayed season in Austria on Sunday in cars similar to those they wrapped up testing with in Spain at the end of February.

“The truth is that the outcome of the tests led us to take a significant change of direction in terms of development, especially on the aerodynamic front,” Binotto said on the Ferrari website.

“First, we had to understand why we did not see the results we had expected on track and how much to recalibrate the whole program as a result.

“It would have been counterproductive to continue

2021 Porsche Cayenne GTS First Drive | What’s new, driving impressions, performance

The Porsche Cayenne GTS makes its triumphant return for the 2021 model year, slotting back in between the S and Turbo as a driver-focused model that bridges the gap between the more basic variants and the flagship Turbo line. 

“GTS” is a nameplate with a bit of history for Porsche, but it was used somewhat sparingly until its revival in the Panamera and Cayenne, and it has since percolated through the rest of Porsche’s lineup. Porsche says it’s the driver’s choice in the Cayenne stable, and that seems fair to us; the first-generation Cayenne GTS was even offered with a manual transmission. This one is auto only, but everywhere you look, Porsche’s engineers have once again tweaked settings and tuned components to cater specifically to those who truly expect something with a Porsche badge to evoke a 911