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Nico Rosberg is the 2016 Formula 1 world champion, but does he deserve it?

He’s won nine of the 21 races in 2016, beating Lewis Hamilton by five points.

The Briton had mechanical issues to contend with, most notably in Malaysia when an engine failure almost certainly cost him victory and swung the balance in Rosberg’s favour.

So did Rosberg deserve to win the title? Or was it more down to Hamilton’s mechanical misfortunes? We take in the views of the world of F1 and look at some of the stats that may, or may not, help yo

Felipe Massa: Why does Formula 1 love retiring Brazilian driver?

Felipe Massa no doubt allowed himself to daydream about how his final Brazilian Grand Prix would play out.

Would he score points? Would he make the podium? Would he – whisper it – go out and win the thing?

Whatever was swirling in his mind before the race in his home city of Sao Paulo, the very last thing he would have wanted was a retirement – yet that is exactly what he got.

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This is what a Jaguar I-Pace RS would look like

Last week, the Los Angeles motor show was somewhat stolen by the Jaguar I-Pace. It’s a 394bhp all-electric SUV to take the fight to the Tesla Model X, but it does so with arguably much sharper looks, more heritage, and perhaps a better idea of what ‘luxury’ is.

We like it. Lots of you lot do, too. But what might excite us even more is an even faster one. Enter the I-Pace RS, the concept car given the full XFR-S design treatment in an unofficial render by X-Tomi Design.

Tesla’s Self-Driving Systems See The World As A Giant Glow-Stick Party

It must be fun to be a self-driving Tesla. Objects are in bright colors, and the world is just a big, blacklight glow-stick party. At least, that’s what it looks like to mere mortal eyes.

Of course, there’s a lot more going on here than just nice colors. The description on this video indicates that Tesla’s fully autonomous system is in control, not its semi-autonomous assistance system that is currently on customer cars. The semi-autonomous version of Tesla’s Autopilot recently had a software update that transitioned its primary sensors from cameras to radar, which is something Tesla CEO Elon Musk wanted to do since late 2015. This video evidently shows a camera view.

Macau TCR: Monteiro wins as Comini snatches title from Nash

Tiago Monteiro took victory in a chaotic Macau Guia race, as James Nash lost the TCR International title at the last gasp to Stefano Comini.

WestCoast Racing Honda driver Monteiro triumphed at the end of two hours in which just four complete laps of racing were completed across the two races.

Comini won the first race from the sister WRT-run Leopard Racing Volkswagen Golf of Jean-Karl Vernay, but with only five laps in the books the race only counted for half points.

McLaren 570S vs Porsche 911 Turbo S vs Audi R8 vs Nissan GT-R 

It used to be if the Nissan GT-R was involved in a drag race, it crossed the line first. But against the McLaren 570S, Porsche 911 Turbo S and Audi R8 V1

Porsche 911R – Top Gear: Series 23 – BBC

With one Top Gear test track and one rear-wheel-drive, naturally-aspirated, 493bhp manual Porsche to hand, you might assume Matt got quite excited filmin

Ford Mustang vs Ford Focus RS

It’s Ford vs Ford in this week’s Top Gear Drag Race, as we pit the muscular, 345bhp Ford Focus RS against the, um, muscular Ford Mustang. With a V8. Yup

2017 Nissan GT-R vs Audi RS6 Avant Performance 

MY2017 Nissan GT-R does its best to fight off the Audi RS6 Performance at Blyton Park. Is the motorway bully going to upend Godzilla on track? Subscribe t

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Over 31 Years of Top Events….

This year Wildside is celebrating 31 years in Event Management; so here are some interesting facts…. Since 1991 – We have organised exceptional events in 37 different countries; through Wildside 1910 people have driven a genuine F1 on a Grand Prix track; riders on the Cannonball Bike Run have ridden a total of 1,603,489 miles […]

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NEW for 2022! Drive an F1 car on the Algarve at the Portuguese Grand Prix circuit

In 2022, Wildside will have F1 courses at three European Grand Prix circuits. Barcelona-Catalunya in Spain; Magny Cours in France and new for 2022 – Portimao in Portugal. At each circuit there will be a choice of F1 cars to drive and each one has raced in the World Championship. Make a severe dent in […]

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Julien Piombino

This kind of events for car is extremely expensive and often too fake/posh. But this one for bikes is extremely reasonable, even cheap I will say and it's a familly. The road books are the best I've ever had. I've just done 3 Cannonballs, and they were all different and all great. The organisers are far better than they look.

05 October, 2021

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Tom Harvey

Amazing trip, it's now a yearly event! Always so excited to go and so sad to leave.

19 October, 2021

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Jon Bridle

Nick and the team always deliver a fantastic event focussed on the customers having a great time while enjoying a motor racing theme.They must be doing something right as I have enjoyed 20 consecutive trips to Le Mans

16 October, 2021

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John Cuthbertson

Fantastic events, great people and wonderful organisation.

15 October, 2021