Category Archives: Motorsport

The Detroit Auto Show

Mercedes Benz BadgeThe Detroit Auto Show was held earlier this month and from the reports it looks as though it was pretty spectacular. So to stop ourselves feeling sad over not being able to attend, here at MotorQuoteDirect we have decided to share with you some of the highlights!

British & Hungarian Grand Prix


The last few weeks in the Formula 1 world have been exciting, intense and most definitely eventful. We love everything car related here at MotorQuoteDirect, so it is time for another update on the F1. One of the team even went to the British Grand Prix so we have some exclusive pictures to share with you too!
The last Grand Prix was held in Hungry and it did not disappoint. Lewis Hamilton was left struggling during qualifying […]

Monaco Formula One Grand Prix


Formula One is a great sport and even if you are not an avid follower you will probably recognise the names Lewis Hamilton or Jenson Button if they were to come up in conversation. With the Monaco Grand Prix last weekend we thought it was only appropriate to give you an update on what has happened so far.
Monaco is probably the most lavish of the Grand Prix during the season. It is usually a star studded […]

McLaren Turns 50

McLaren
The second of September was a day down in racing history. McLaren celebrated their 50th anniversary after Bruce McLaren formed the team back in 1963. At the time he was 26 years old and from New Zealand when he created the business and the team which hired a small group of people to design, build and race the cars from a workshop in New Malden in Surrey.
History
Since the beginning the team has moved to bigger locations […]

Brand new Maserati Ghibli is here!

maserati logoThe brand new Maserati Ghibli is here, and it marks the first step in the manufacturer’s master plan to extravagantly increase the sales from 6,000 to 50,000 cars a year by 2015.

Audi’s new R8 Diesel to be better than the Mclaren P1?

Audi are plotting to produce a R8 using turbo-diesel technology used in their Le Mans 24 hour cars. Audi high performance Quattro gmbh branch’s boss, Franciscus Van Meel has just announced the news.

Crash, Smash, Out


This weekend saw the return of Formula 1 racing after the summer break. It was held in Belgium at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit, a huge favourite with racing drivers and spectators alike. It was a great win from Jenson Button from pole position.
However it was a different story for Lewis Hamilton. He was knocked off the track spectacularly by Romain Grosjean who also took Fernando Alonso out of the race too. A drama packed […]

Lotus Release New Evora Race Car


Lotus have been making headlines again in recent days and weeks with the news that they and Dany Bahar have gone their separate ways. For those that have followed the Lotus story, it will be news that many expected, and it could actually be news that will spur on the regeneration and revival of Lotus as they build for the future and put plans in place to transform their recent fortunes.
GRAND-AM Rolex Series
They’ve also hit […]

Nurburgring to go Bankrupt


The legendary Nurburgring has suggested that it is about to go bankrupt, much to the dismay of many motoring and motorsport enthusiasts around the world.
The Nurburgring, situated around the village and medieval castle of Nurburg, up in the Eifel Mountains in Germany, is a 14 mile public circuit that has been famed for generations and has also been known as the “Green Hell” back in its heyday when the German Grand Prix was held around the […]

Summer of Events


The summer is always a wonderful time for those of us that enjoy motoring and simply love our cars. For a start it’s good fun taking your beloved vehicle out for a drive on a hot summer’s day, particularly if you happen to own a project car – something you’re slowly renovating for example. Make sure you’ve got some motor insurance and get out there on the roads to enjoy what little summer sun we […]