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Hamilton on top in Austria despite protest over his Mercedes

SPIELBERG, Austria (AFP) — Lewis Hamilton began his quest for a record-equalling seventh world title by topping the times yesterday as Formula One roared back with a full day's practice and an official technical protest of his Mercedes car at the belated season-opening Austrian... Read More

Gregg in virtual seventh heaven
WITH the COVID-19 pandemic shutting down motorsports worldwide, virtual or sim racing has shifted into high gear.... Read More

BMW BOOSTS Bobsledders
MINI — through its parent company BMW — is throwing its weight behind Jamaica's two-man bobsleigh team currently in England. The German automaker is providing the unit with a convertible MINI Cooper.... Read More

Hamilton again says his sport must speak out on racism
SPIELBERG, Austria (AFP) —Lewis Hamilton has said “now is not the time to be silent” and explained why he criticised Formula One as he set out to rally the sport against racism.... Read More

Hamilton blasts 'ignorant' Ecclestone over 'black people more racist than white' view

Saturday, June, 27 2020    

Paris , France (AFP) — World champion Lewis Hamilton labelled Bernie Ecclestone as “ignorant and uneducated” yesterday after the former Formula 1 (F1) supremo claimed that “black people are sometimes more racist than... Read More

MINI adds some spice

Friday, June, 26 2020    

THE MINI Countryman S, equipped with the John Cooper Works (JCW) package, is somewhat of a sweet spot in the MINI range. Read More

'E-mobility ready'

BY BALFORD HENRY Observer senior reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, June, 26 2020    

LOOKS like Jamaica is making serious preparations to join the rest of the world in creating a highly technological transport environment with the inclusion of e-mobility. Read More

Porsche's enlightening perspective

Friday, June, 19 2020    

HOW do you make the best sport utility vehicle (SUV) better? You harness the power of electricity like Porsche has for its largest model, the Cayenne. The superiority of the Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid is built on the pillars of performance, luxury and efficiency. Read More

JUTC rolls out new initiatives

BY BALFORD HENRY Observer senior reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, June, 19 2020    

STATE-RUN Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) Limited will continue to pursue a number of initiatives aimed at increasing operational efficiencies, despite a near one-third drop in revenue due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Read More

Road traffic deaths must also be viewed as a pandemic, says Williams

Saturday, June, 13 2020    

MINISTER of Science, Energy and Technology Fayval Williams is calling for society to view road traffic deaths as a global pandemic in the way that the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is. Read More

VW Touareg continues to evolve

Friday, June, 12 2020    

Believe it or not, there are some among us who would rather not have their wealth on display. That doesn't mean they want to be slumming it either. They want to retain the trappings of luxury without the unwanted attention. It's at this moment the Volkswagen Touareg, the brand's largest... Read More


BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, June, 12 2020    

TARIQ Malik, vice-president of the Jamaica Used Car Dealers' Association (JUCDA), feels recommendations sent to Finance Minister, Dr Nigel Clarke, in early March could assist in jump-starting the sputtering sector and, by extension, the economy. Read More

Keep on pushing!

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonitto@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, June, 5 2020    

COVID-19 is no match for the ingenuity and indomitable spirit of Jamaica's two-man bobsleigh team. Team members Shanwayne Stephens, 29, and Nimroy Turgott, 27, are keen on keeping their 2022 Winter Olympic hopes alive. Read More

Hamilton right to speak out on racial injustice, says Ecclestone

Thursday, June, 4 2020    

London, United Kingdom (AFP) — Former Formula One (F1) supremo Bernie Ecclestone has backed Lewis Hamilton after the six-time world champion spoke about his “rage” over racial injustice following the death of George Floyd. Read More

Hamilton's attack on 'white-dominated' F1 draws support from rivals

Tuesday, June, 2 2020    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — World champion Lewis Hamilton drew a rapid positive response from many of his rivals after accusing the “biggest of stars” in “white-dominated” Formula One of failing to speak out against racism. Read More


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