The first Women-Only W Series Races
May02

The first Women-Only W Series Races

    We all know what Formula 1 Series is but what is W Series? writes Geraldine Herbert What is W Series? W Series is the first women-only racing series How does it work? Eighteen female drivers will compete in identical cars in season one (2019).). When is it starting and where? The inaugural W Series season starts at Hockenheim, Germany, on May 4 and the season will encompass a number of races run on some of the best and...

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How to be a safer driver
Apr29

How to be a safer driver

Driving like most things becomes routine and bad habits are easily formed so here are some simple strategies to help make our roads safer for you and all other road users writes Geraldine Herbert Skills that put you in control Consider taking an Advanced driving course, these courses cover types of driving that aren’t typically included in standard driving lessons and can improve your confidence on the road and your knowledge of how...

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First Drive: BMW X7
Apr25

First Drive: BMW X7

BMW’s new SUV is enormous and impressive but bigger isn’t better when compared to the cheaper X5, writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? The BMW X7 is officially the largest BMW – think of it as an X5 on steroids. But at more than 5.1m long, it is one of those cars that no matter how carefully you park, it always looks nonchalantly abandoned by overhanging conventional parking spaces. And if somehow the sheer mass slips you by, the...

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How I crossed the world’s largest lake…by car
Apr20

How I crossed the world’s largest lake…by car

Driving a Mazda CX-5 across Lake Baikal in the depths of Siberia is a test of endurance for car and driver writes Geraldine Herbert From Irkutsk we drive to Listvyanka, a small town on the shores of Lake Baikal. The 60 kilometre road runs through a white forest frozen under thick snow and was laid in just two months in preparation for what should have been a landmark state visit to Russia by the US President Dwight D Eisenhower in...

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It takes motorists just 10 weeks to become a ‘bad driver’ after passing their test
Apr20

It takes motorists just 10 weeks to become a ‘bad driver’ after passing their test

It takes motorists just 10 weeks to become a ‘bad driver’ after passing their test, according to research. A study of 2,000 car owners found the average new road user lets bad habits creep in less than three months after ripping the L-plates off. And one in 10 even admitted they began to forget what they learned two weeks or less after passing their test. Not holding the steering wheel in the correct ’10 to 2′ position and...

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Classic car day out
Apr10

Classic car day out

An early start for a trip across the country lead me to an industrial estate in Redditch where you are greeted with a forecourt of familiar classic cars writes Hannah Gordon The Great Escape Cars team is headed by Graham and offers people the chance to pick four different ways of driving classic cars. The advantage of classic car hire is that you can give the car back and don’t have to deal with any of the maintenance that surrounds...

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