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Starting this 2013 season, there'll be a new sticker added to Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa's F138 race car. That's because UPS just signed a multi-year contract to be Scuderia Ferrari's new official logistics and shipping sponsor.
 
As part of the deal, UPS will become fully integrated into Ferrari's daily operations on and off the Formula 1 grid by providing critical delivery and transportation services. In other words, they'll have the full responsibility of shipping all of the team's equipment, tools, and Formula 1 race cars to all 19 races in the 2013 Formula 1 World Championship season.
Published in Motorsports
Friday, 21 December 2012 10:13

2012 Paris Motor Show : The Inside Story

Words and photos by Elmer Maniebo
 
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Paris is, without a doubt, the most romantic city in the world. Its culture, cuisine, and bright spirit are representative of its native language, which is quite possibly the most beautiful language known to man. It is home to some of the most iconic structures to have ever been built - the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Arc de Triomphe. Nothing prepares you for its charm, nostalgia, and chic. Its effervescent warmth makes it the most visited city in the world. So when the chance to go to the Mondial de l’Automobile 2012, otherwise known as the Paris Motor Show, popped-up, I didn't think twice to grab it. It’s only five hours away from where I live, and kids go free. So, what the heck!
Published in Road Trip
 
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Something big is coming to Shell. How big? Well, they sent us this 15 second teaser of what they'd like to hail as the “Most exciting car launch of the year.”
 
While they're keeping mum on what exactly is hiding under the cloth, the silhouette resembles a modern Formula 1 car. But from what we can see, its front wing, side pods, air intake, and rear wing are either too high or too angular to be anything close to the past or present grand prix cars. One important detail though is that the Italian racing red cover bears the emblem of Scuderia Ferrari.
Published in News
Words by Niky Tamayo
 
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Perhaps no design house is more storied or better known than the House of Pininfarina (Pinin SpA). This Carrozeria has been responsible for some of the most iconic automobile designs of all time, including the Ferrari Testarossa, the Maserati Quattroporte, and the Ferrari Dino
 
But Pinin has not always been about supercars. The houses credits include such notable cars as the MGB GT and the achingly beautiful Peugeot 406 Coupé. Even the lowly Hyundai Matrix wears the coveted Pininfarina badge. Be sure to take a look next time you see one. This flexibility has helped ensure the success and longevity of the design firm, and is testament to the quality of leadership Sergio lent to the house that bears his name.
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Words by Niky Tamayo | Photos courtesy of the Chrysler Group LLC
 
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If your day job involves driving the fastest Ferraris in the most prestigious racing series the world has ever seen, you'd expect the perks to be among some of the best in the world. So, in a lead-up to the 2012 Formula 1 Season, Chrysler gave drivers Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa a special pair of Jeep Grand Cherokees. While that may not sound like a very exciting prospect, consider that these are SRT8 models, equipped with a 6.4 liter 468 horsepower HEMI V8 and decked out in exclusive Ferrari Rosso Corsa paint and bespoke trim.
Published in Motorsports
Words by Niky Tamayo
 
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For the first time in Formula One history, the Caterham F1 team (formerly Team Lotus) came in first... to unveil their 2012 contender, that is. Unfortunately, it doesn’t count towards the season’s point tally and means little for their standings in the championship. Still, the Caterham CT-01 is a good preview of what many F1 cars may shape up to be this season.
 
With new rules imposing a stringent maximum height for the nose and a minimum height for the bodywork behind it, the Caterham’s duck-billed countenance is no surprise. It’s not pretty, but Caterham’s road cars have never been praised for their beauty, anyway. Still, it remains to be seen how competitive this fledgling team will be this year.
Published in Motorsports
Words and photos by Christopher Kho | Video courtesy of Pilipinas Shell
 
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Ever since our cars first tasted the exhilarating performance boost from Shell's V-Power fuel, the experience of driving has never been the same again. Developed on the race track with the Ferrari Formula One team, V-Power has now found its way into the pumps of the 34,000 Shell stations worldwide. And to celebrate its success in the country, Pilipinas Shell is giving its guests a natural high by propelling them into a new dimension. Enter the World of Shell V-Power. 

From April 29 to May 1, 2011, get an adrenaline rush by sprinting to the SM Megmall Megatrade Hall 2 and stepping into the flat-out World of Shell V-Power. Come into the realm of great Italian supercars with the exclusive display of scarlet red Ferrari's, namely the F575, F599, and F430. Plus, there's a black sheep in the heard, the sophisticated Maserati Gran Turismo S. But besides the Italians, the Union Jack gang also has a piece of the action rolling in with a ferocious Range Rover Sport and two fierce Jaguar XF's.
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