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Auto Blog News Feed: Lewis Hamilton sees a bright and diverse future for changing F1

Sun, 11/22/2020 - 20:30

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Seven times Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton says he is confident his sport has a bright and more diverse future but he will not take his foot off the accelerator in pushing for change. The Mercedes racer, Formula One's first Black driver and champion, told Reuters Television in an interview that he also looked forward to more success with a team that has dominated the past seven years. The Briton is Formula One's most successful driver, equalling Ferrari great Michael Schumacher's r

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Auto Blog News Feed: Aston Martin and Mercedes will share F1 safety car duties

Sun, 11/22/2020 - 16:38

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Aston Martin is set to join Mercedes next season as a provider of Formula One's official safety cars, according to media reports on Tuesday. Racefans.net reported that Aston Martin would supply safety and medical cars at 12 of the 23 scheduled races in key markets, with the existing Mercedes cars used at the rest. It said Aston Martin's new DBX SUV, which uses a Mercedes-AMG V8 engine, would be used as a medical car.

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Auto Blog News Feed: Daimler, Geely mull China as production hub for hybrid powertrains

Sun, 11/22/2020 - 16:00

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Daimler AG and Geely Holding on Friday said China could emerge as a manufacturing and export hub for hybrid powertrains jointly developed for Volvo and Mercedes-Benz cars. Earlier this week the German car maker said it will cooperate with China's Geely to build next-generation combustion engines for use in hybrid vehicles. The engines will be produced in China as well as in Europe, and Geely and Daimler will cooperate in engineering, sourcing and production, the companies said in a joint pres

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Auto Blog News Feed: Under tough new EU green finance rules, hybrids wouldn't be green enough

Sun, 11/22/2020 - 14:00

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Car manufacturers will need to meet tight emissions limits for their activities to be classed as a sustainable investment under proposed European Union rules, which the auto industry said could undermine investment in the sector's green transition. Under green finance rules that kick in at the end of 2021, the EU will define which investments can be marketed as "sustainable" based on criteria that they make a "substantial contribution" to tackling or adapting to climate change. The EU aims to

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Auto Blog News Feed: Lando Norris says F1 needs to be more open about mental health

Sat, 11/21/2020 - 21:00

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McLaren's Lando Norris spoke on Thursday of the anxiety and nerves he suffered in his 2019 Formula One rookie campaign and said the sport needed to talk more openly about mental health. The Briton, who turned 21 last week, made a strong start to this season with third place in Austria as well as fastest lap but it was a different story last year when he came in as a teenager. Norris, who has built a sizeable following through his esports engagement and playful personality, said he had put on a

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Auto Blog News Feed: Ogier cancels retirement, will stay with Toyota for 2021 WRC season

Sat, 11/21/2020 - 20:00

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The 36-year-old Frenchman is still in the running for a seventh title but is 14 points behind Welsh team mate Elfyn Evans with one round remaining, the Monza Rally in Italy next month. The season has been limited to just seven rounds due to the pandemic, with Ogier winning in Mexico in March. "We have had a short season with only a few rallies, but enough for me to see that I really enjoy working with the team, I enjoy driving this car," said Ogier, who had planned to retire at the end of 2020

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