Aragon may now be known for its world-class MotoGP™ facility, hosting Grands Prix since 2010, but one has to go back almost half a century to discover the event’s real roots. Ahead of the fourth Aragon Grand Prix, here is its remarkable story…
Back in June it was first reported that F1 Group co-owner CVC Capital was interested in bidding for IMG, the long established sports management and media group.
Last week more details emerged, with the UK’s Sky TV linking CVC to a consortium that includes Bahrain’s Mumtalakat (a shareholder in McLaren) and the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (backer of the country’s Grand Prix). They are reportedly aiming for a 60/20/20 ownership split.
This just might be the biggest year in the history of the Corvette, Chevrolet’s halo car since its launch on June 30, 1953.
Not only is 2013 the 60th anniversary of the Corvette, but last week, Chevrolet began shipping to dealers its newest version of the two-seat sports car, the all-new 2014 Corvette Stingray. Also known as the C7, short for seventh-generation, the 2014 ‘Vette has received overwhelmingly positive reviews in the automotive press.
Vintage Corvettes, of course, have long been a staple of the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auctions, and they will be again this week in Las Vegas, during the Sept. 26-28 event at Mandalay Bay, which will be televised on the FOX family of networks.
Formula One legend Alain Prost sees no reason why the Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen combination won’t work for Ferrari next year.
Prost was involved in two of the most contentious F1 team lineups in history, with Ayrton Senna at McLaren and Nigel Mansell at Ferrari. However, he says that having two star drivers can help a team.