Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Aim for only the High Scoring Points - Fernandes

The first World Championship points for Caterham must be the chief goal of 2012. That is according to Team Principal Tony Fernandes, who is now taking the outfit formerly known as Lotus Racing and Team Lotus into its third season of Formula1.

In 2012, the squad moves from Norfolk to Oxford shire and retains its line-up of Heikki Kovalainen and Jarno Trulli as well as Renault engines, Red Bull-made gearboxes and stints in the Williams wind tunnel. However, rumours still linger that Trulli might be swapped by Vitally Petrov.

Caterham is the name we will race under for many years to come, but we still have the same DNA we have had since day one, back in 2009, says Fernandes. We are the same team but every day we are growing stronger; what underpin that growth is the people in our team who have been with us since the early days and the people who have come on-board and share our vision. We are still very proudly green and yellow and I think that says rather a lot about who we are.

This year however, with the people and facilities we have in the factory and the wind tunnel - and with KERS.

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Wednesday, 25 January 2012

China auto sales – Growth strikes the brakes in 2011

Growth in China's automobile sales hit the brakes in 2011, data illustrated, after Beijing rolled back sales incentives and some cities imposed limitations on car numbers.

Total sales in the world's largest vehicle market get higher just 2.5 percent to 18.51 million units last year, the China organization of Automobile Manufacturers said, balanced with an raise of more than 32 percent in 2010.The increase was in line with an previous forecast by the industry group for development of two to three percent in 2011.

China overtake the United States to turn out to be the world's top auto marketplace in 2009 as more and more Chinese recognize the middle-class dream of owning their car. Passenger vehicle sales mount 4.6 percent to 1.37 million units last month.

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Driving class for Ford owners

Owners of the Ford Fiesta and Focus were treated to a weekend of fun learning as Ford brought its global Driving Skills for Life campaign to Malaysian shores for the first time on 17 – 18 December 2011. The programme, which was held at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang , attracted the participation of 84 drivers.

Syllabus of the DSFL programme focuses on four key areas, namely hazard recognition, vehicle handling, space management, and speed management delivered in a combination of classroom and practical training sessions.In the classroom, participants were taught on general safety tips such as seating position, steering control, understeer, oversteer, and driving in various conditions. They were also briefed on Ford-specific safety features that are native to their respective cars.

Adjourning to the practical session, participants went on to practice correct braking techniques for vehicles with ABS, avoidance of obstacles, how the ESP functions, and the slalom course.