Mercedes expects Red Bull to re-emerge as a serious threat in the 2015 Formula 1 season, although it may take time for its title potential to become clear. After its dominant 2014 F1 campaign, Mercedes is optimistic that it can claim more success this year, despite expecting a tougher time from rivals. Niki Lauda, Mercedes' nonexecutive director, thinks that Red Bull could well return to form after a challenging 2014, with its engine partner Renault predicted to make gains.
Could classic cars from Cuba roll down the streets in the U.S.? If Congress lifts the U.S. trade embargo on the island nation, some of the antiques that Cubans have been driving since Fidel Castro came to power in 1959 could return to the states where they were built. But one classic car collector in Naples, Florida, says potential buyers wouldn't be your typical car lovers. Like most car collectors, Peter Blackford prefers cars that have original parts and are in pristine condition. But with cars that have been driven since the 1950s, the rolling antiques in Cuba have often gone through make shift repairs and modifications.
The 1956 Chevrolet Corvette SR2 has a cool little story behind its creation. It was designed as a racing car, basically, to compete against the Ferraris of the time, and it also served as the test bed for various technologies like fuel injection among others. The car is driven and explained in the ElectricFederal video posted below, which goes into the car’s history and highlights the reasons of its inception. It was actually GM’s that nudged it into existence, since the automaker wanted something to compete with Ferraris on track.