Dec 14

F1: Gutierrez Hopes To Stay At Sauber, May Lose Seat To Van Der Garde

Esteban Gutierrez hopes to stay at Sauber in 2014. (Photo: Getty Images)

hopes to stay at in 2014. (Photo: Getty Images)

Esteban Gutierrez says his “priority” is to stay at Sauber in 2014, even though the Mexican does not appear first in line for a seat with the Swiss team.

Despite its financial troubles this season, Sauber’s two vacancies would appear the most attractive of the few remaining places on the 2014 grid.

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Dec 13

Sports Cars: Black Falcon Wins Gulf 12 Hours

Team Abu Dhabi by Black Falcon celebrates after winning the Gulf 12 Hours. (Photo: John Dagys)

Team Abu Dhabi by Black Falcon celebrates after winning the . (Photo: John Dagys)

Team Abu Dhabi by Black Falcon broke AF Corse’s win streak at Yas Marina Circuit by taking a dominant victory in the third edition of the Gulf 12 Hours.

The No. 3 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 of Jeroen Bleekemolen, Bernd Schneider and Khaled Al Qubaisi cruised to a one-minute and 41-second win over the two-time and defending overall winning AF Corse squad, in what was a clear-cut race for the German-run, UAE-backed effort, nearly from the onset.

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Dec 13

Cars: Rolls-Royce Ghost Review – Style, Class And Luxury With A Mean V8

The 2013 Rolls-Royce Ghost Extended Wheelbase carries a base price of $296,000. (Photo: Rolls-Royce)

The 2013 Ghost Extended Wheelbase carries a base price of $296,000. (Photo: )

In 1977, I think it was, P.J. O’Rouke wrote a hilarious and controversial of a $70,000 Aston-Martin Volante for Car & Driver. In that review O’Rourke famously wrote that he couldn’t give an accurate take on the nuances of the car’s performance threshold.  O’Rourke said something to the effect of — and I’m paraphrasing here – that he drove the car “like it had a trunk full of live babies and you would, too, if you were in someone else’s $70,000 car.”

Being a young, impressionable kid, I thought that was funny.

Flash ahead 36 years and I now understand exactly what he meant.

That’s because I recently spent a week with a 2013 Rolls-Royce Ghost Extended Wheelbase, which carried a base price of $296,000 and an as-tested priced of $356,770, which is roughly double the median housing price in Cabarrus County, N.C., the place that I call home.  And as you can imagine, in the little 5,000-person town where I live, the big Rolls-Royce stood out like Miley Cyrus twerking in a Baptist church on Sunday morning.

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Dec 13

VIDEO: BMW Destroyed In Huge Crash At Zandvoort

Rob ten Herkel and his passenger escaped serious injuries when their 130i violently crashed at Circuit Park in , Netherlands.

Herkel was giving a family member a ride of a lifetime around the 2.676-mile circuit when the car veered off the track and slammed the inside wall. The car rolled several times before landing right side up in the gravel trap.

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Dec 13

IndyCar: Briscoe Joins Ganassi, Kanaan Takes Over Franchitti’s Vacated Target Seat

Ryan Briscoe will drive the No. 8 machine for Chip Ganassi Racing in 2014. (Photo: Getty Images)

will drive the No. 8 machine for in 2014. (Photo: Getty Images)

Chip Ganassi Racing Teams (CGRT) and NTT DATA, a leading global IT services provider, announced today they have signed veteran and seven-time winner Ryan Briscoe to drive the No. 8 NTT DATA Chevrolet in the Series.

Along with the signing of Briscoe, will move into the seat vacated by four-time IndyCar Series Champion and three-time Indianapolis 500 Winner in the No. 10 Target Chevrolet. Kanaan will run alongside three-time and reigning IndyCar Series Champion and Indianapolis 500 Winner Scott Dixon as part of Team Target.

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