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Bottas on top, Hamilton second, sick Stroll absent

Sunday, October, 11 2020    

NURBURGRING, Germany (AFP) — Valtteri Bottas topped the times ahead of championship leader and Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton yesterday morning's belated and sole practice session ahead of today's Eifel Grand Prix. Read More

Hamilton, Bottas living 'like hermits' after Mercedes virus outbreak

Saturday, October, 10 2020    

NURBURGRING, Germany (AFP) — Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas will have to “live like hermits” to avoid Covid-19, Mercedes boss Toto Wolff said yesterday after the team recorded a second positive case in 24 hours. Read More

Honda set to withdraw from Formula One at the end of 2021

Saturday, October, 10 2020    

Red Bull Racing acknowledges the decision by the Honda Motor Company to withdraw from Formula One at the end of the 2021 season and would like to thank the company for its exceptional efforts as power unit supplier to both Red Bull Racing and Scuderia AlphaTauri. Read More

Water, water everywhere

BALFORD HENRY Observer senior reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, October, 9 2020    

WITH eight weeks left before the end of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, motorists are experiencing several inconveniences brought on by the inclement weather activity. Read More

Honda Accord: New and improved

Friday, October, 9 2020    

HONDA has rebuilt its premium sedan, the Accord, from the ground up, representing one of the biggest generational jumps in the model's history. Read More

Powell inches closer to podium with 6th-place finish in Italy

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter cowans@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, October, 7 2020    

His final rally in the FIA Academy Karting Championship over the weekend may not have brought about the intended results, but young sensation Alex Powell says his objectives were met for the most part, as he continues to fine-tune for the FIA World Championship slated for next... Read More

Mazda BT-50 pickup: top-level power

Friday, October, 2 2020    

IN 1991, Mazda became the first Japanese manufacturer to win the famous Le Mans 24-hour endurance race. They did so with a rotary engine and that record remains to this day, the only non-piston powered engine to do so. Read More

Motorists pay more on toll roads

BY BALFORD HENRY Observer senior reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, October, 2 2020    

MOTORISTS are now paying more to use Jamaica's Highway 2000. The hike — which was delayed in June due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic — came into effect Sunday, September 20. Read More

Bottas exploits record-chasing Hamilton's troubles in Russia

Monday, September, 28 2020    

Sochi, Russia (AFP) — Valtteri Bottas took full advantage of a troubled day for his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton to claim the ninth win of his career with a measured drive to victory in yesterday's incident-packed Russian Grand Prix. Read More

Motorsport fraternity mourns Norman Chung

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, September, 25 2020    

JAMAICA'S motorsport community is mourning the loss of veteran motorcycle rider Norman Chung, affectionately called Pancho or Chris. Read More

Fuel Matters

Friday, September, 25 2020    

EXECUTIVES from the Jamaica Gasolene Retailers Association (JGRA) are awaiting a meeting date with new Energy Minister Daryl Vaz to discuss several issues plaguing the sector. Read More

Luxury begins with the BMW X1

Friday, September, 18 2020    

When BMW stepped into the sport utility vehicle (SUV) market in 1999 with the X5 — labelled a sports activity vehicle (SAV) — one could never have guessed that one model would spawn an entire range that now accounts for over 60 per cent of the brand's global vehicle... Read More

McConnell ends on a high note

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, September, 18 2020    

JAMAICA'S racing calendar has come to a screeching halt due to COVID-19. But race car driver Fraser McConnell believes rally could be first off the mark given its 'socially distant' nature. Read More

FIA investigating Hamilton for Breonna Taylor T-shirt — report

Tuesday, September, 15 2020    

Mugello , Italy (AFP) — Formula One's ruling body is reported to be considering action against world champion Lewis Hamilton after he wore a T-shirt highlighting police brutality at Sunday's Tuscan Grand Prix. Read More

Manchester police ready to use new e-traffic ticket system

BY KASEY WILLIAMS Staff reporter editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, September, 13 2020    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Police here are now eagerly awaiting the implementation of the Jamaica Constabulary Force's (JCF) new electronic traffic ticketing system, which is to undergo a three-month pilot project to be launched this month. Read More


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