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Driving the ‘best road in the world’: the Transfagarasan

As the whining, four-cylinder engine of the Dacia grappled with the ascent, we reached the top of the tree line and emerged from the fog into the clear, thin air of high-altitude highway. And there, ahead of us, was the most famous section of the highway: a stretch of road looped in straight switchbacks reaching up the scraggly cliffs and sheer rock faces of the mountain’s peak. We pulled over, snapping photos of the seemingly impossible journey ahead.

The problems with Formula 1’s proposed Halo device

Does F1’s latest proposed safety device cast the right kind of halo on the sport? Fernando Alonso’s McLaren was barely recognizable by the time it came to rest at the edge of the Albert Lake Park circuit in Melbourne on Sunday. The double-world champion clipped the back of F1 rookie Esteban Gutiérrez’s car and was sent flying through the air in a barrel roll before slamming into fencing and coming to rest in a heap of wreckage. Visibly shaken, Alonso quickly emerged from the overturned wreck a

Interview: Racing Hall of Famer Alex Tagliani

Alex Tagliani has spent most of his life pushing cars to the limit on tracks across North America. From a career in IndyCar to a more recent venture into stock car racing and the BlancPain endurance series, the veteran driver has spent years risking life and limb at high speeds in auto sport, ultimately earning a coveted spot in the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame. But perhaps the most dangerous of his endeavours is also one of the the most routine and banal: eating. Tagliani, known affectiona

Michael Schumacher’s Top 5 Racing Moments

Fans marked his 48th birthday earlier this week – with tributes, well-wishes and memories of his prolific career pouring in from around the world. It’s been three years since Michael Schumacher ’s horrific skiing accident in the French Alps, when the legendary Formula One driver fell and hit a rock, smashing his helmet and leaving him in a medically-induced coma. It was reported that Schumacher had regained consciousness – but little information about his recovery has been made public by his f