Ahead of the first-ever Formula 1 race at the Portimao circuit in Portugal, Haas announced that it will be dropping both of its drivers at the end of the current season. The team has had a rough couple of years and has mostly been at the back end of the grid or often found itself … Continue reading F1 News: ‘Haas’ta-la-vista Grosjean And Magnussen
The Hyundai N program started a few years ago to make sportier versions of their existing models. I've found myself at the helm of many a mass-market Hyundai since 2013 and each time I wished the Korean carmaker would offer more fun-to-drive versions like Volkswagen and Ford do with their compacts. Their first hot hatch … Continue reading Hyundai i20 N Unveiled. My Dream Hatchback Finally Exists!
There's some sort of primal joy in being the -est at something. In the world of cars, claiming the highest top speed is usually the biggest claim to supremacy. As time has passed, everybody has put in a few checks and balances towards claiming the title of the fastest. The one that matters is for … Continue reading The SSC Tuatara Hit 331mph While Setting New Record For The Fastest Production Car
After the snooze-fest at Sochi, Formula 1 headed to another iconic track for this special 2020 season. While the calendar rarely skips Germany, the sport was returning to Nürburgring after a 7-year gap. Technically this would be the first time that the turbo-hybrid F1 cars would be racing at this circuit and it would also … Continue reading Ricciardo Finally Gets A Podium With Renault At The Nürburgring GP: F1 2020
The 1960s was the golden era for sports cars and automotive design. It would be a feature in itself to name the icons from that period but to name drop a few, that's when we got the Ford Mustang, Lamborghini Miura and Ferrari 250 GTO. Yeah. So, it would make sense if a few names … Continue reading Cyan Racing’s Volvo P1800 Is More Proof That We Need To Revive ’60s Car Styling
The Mugello circuit is the first special track for this year's Formula 1 calendar. In fact, F1's never raced here before even though Mugello is more of a home to Ferrari than Monza and this track has hosted the Italian round of Moto GP for many years now. So, this would be a new experience … Continue reading Albon Claims First F1 Podium Amid Mugello Chaos: F1 2020
While 2020 has been a year to forget, it's still worth celebrating the fourth anniversary of the Auto Loons blog. The exact date was a short while ago, on September 4, but it's been a bit hectic and that's kept me from getting this done on time. It's somehow been a more productive year than … Continue reading The Auto Loons Turns 4!
Two seats, mid-engined layout and a sub-3 second 0 to 100kph time. Just about every new supercar has those three elements. However, not every new supercar bears the badge of the trident. The last time Maserati made a supercar, it was a road-going version of its racecar (for homologation purposes) and it was based on … Continue reading Maserati Has Pitched Its Trident Into The Supercar Scene With The New MC20
It was shocking and at the same time, it wasn't. Racing Point has announced that they'll be dropping Sergio Perez at the end of the 2020 season. Soon after, Sebastian Vettel confirmed he'll be filling that seat in 2021 when Racing Point will become an Aston Martin work's team. Once Ferrari confirmed Vettel's departure before … Continue reading F1 News: Vettel To Replace Perez At Racing Point In 2021
A normal F1 season only has one Italian GP and Monza has been on the calendar since the beginning of F1. Even now, this fast-paced circuit manages to serve up a fair bit of exciting racing every now and then. The circumstances surrounding the 2020 F1 season have been far from normal and we actually … Continue reading Gasly Claims His First F1 Victory At Monza GP: F1 2020