Heikki enjoying the unique golf buggies at Golf at Goodwood

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The London Grand Prix!!

What have Lewis and Jenson got on the slate? A glimpse into the future, perhaps? [Source]







Did Romain Grosjean just get married?

Mercedes could quit F1 over Ecclestone bribery case

By Max Huijgen.

The old mogul Bernie Ecclestone has been on trial for bribery together with a German banker Gerhard Gribkowsky. If he is convicted Mercedes will almost certainly have to leave F1.

The German received $44 million dollar from Ecclestone to make sure tax details didn´t leak to the UK government. CVC, Bernie´s investment company avoided a mind-boggling $3.1- (€2.4-) billion in taxes thanks to this German.. If convicted, Bernie Ecclestone could serve up to 10 years in prison.

Mercedes code of conduct is very firm on ethical behavior and bribery and Mercedes extends this to its business partners. Their own statues will force them to withdraw from F1 leaving two teams without an engine and the field without Mercedes.

At this moment closing arguments are given in the case. Photo depicts Ecclestone´s daugher rolling in money.
tnx to +Nico Gerrits for the tip.

McLaren Store opens at Westfield Stratford City

As excitement builds ahead of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, the first UK store dedicated to two of the world’s leading motorsport brands – McLaren and Aston Martin – has opened within sight of the Olympic Park. [Source]

Mercedes-Benz: Viral Video Stunt ‘The Catch’

Now this is a very cool piece of video content from Mercedes-Benz. Enlisting the help of Former Formula 1 racing driver David Coulthard and pro-golfer Jake Shepherd they have set a new Guinness World Record.Driving the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster, David Coulthard caught a golf ball (hit by Jake Shepherd) while driving the car. The ball was travelling at 178mph and was caught 275 metres from the tee, setting the record for the ‘furthest golf shot caught in a moving car.’ What a great way to showcase the speed of the vehicle and has already had over 1 million views on YouTube. This stunt required a special black golf ball so that Coulthard could see it travelling through the air. Check out the viral video above ‘The Catch’ and the making of video below. [Source]




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Mark Webber Race Helmet Competition

Have you entered the Aussie Grit Helmet Promo yet? Your chance to witness the 2012 Singapore Grand Prix and watch Mark race wearing a helmet that YOU designed! Download the templates today, only one month left to enter https://www.facebook.com/aussiegrit/app_213393335439316

Heikki’s Angry Birds game launched today

http://heikki.angrybirds.com/

Vogue Spain in the Williams garage

It’s been a scorching hot weekend in Valencia, but the mercury in the garage thermometers rose even higher on Sunday morning as Vogue Spain conducted a photoshoot with Victoria’s Secret underwear model Maryna Linchuck. Pastor’s car was the chief prop in the shoot, meaning Mark Pattinson, Pastor’s number one mechanic, got to play a very hands on role. He helped the model in and out of the car, and his fellow mechanics say he’s rarely looked happier… The next man to get involved in the saucy shoot was Bruno Senna. Posing with Linchuck, who by now was wearing little more than knee high boots, all Bruno could think about was what his girlfriend would think. “I hope Char doesn’t see this, otherwise I’m in big trouble!” he joked.

Raikkonen overtakes Hamilton in Valencia