Ferrari has appealed the decision to punish Sebastian Vettel with a five-second penalty at the Canadian Grand Prix on June 9, which resulted in the German missing out on his first win of the season.
Vettel was deemed to have rejoined the circuit in an unsafe manner after making a mistake during lap 48, pushing rival Lewis Hamilton off the track in the process.
Despite holding off the Mercedes driver for the rest of the race and crossing the finish line in front, the time penalty ensured Vettel finished second.
In the 90 years since Enzo Ferrari set up shop in Modena and began racing Alfa Romeos under the banner of the Società Anonima Scuderia Ferrari, his eponymous team has racked up an unequalled 31 Formula 1 world titles, and that’s before you count the nine victories outright Le Mans victories. The new exhibition, aptly titled 90 Years, tells the entire story of the illustrious Scuderia and showcases its most important cars, from the very first Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Spider to bear the Prancing Horse back in 1932 to the hybrid Ferrari SF71H in which Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Räikkönen contested the 2018 Formula 1 season. (Image: Ferrari North Europe)
Belgium might not boast the richest automotive heritage, but that’s not to say the country doesn’t have an inherent fascination with cars. Autoworld Brussels is an incredible museum that tells the automobile’s story, from the pioneering beginnings to its radical future. From the outside, the sheer size and grandeur of the palatial building Autoworld calls its home, situated in the Parc du Cinquantenaire in Brussels’ Palais Mondial, hints nothing at the awe-inspiring collection of automotive treasures inside. The impressive neo-classical building was built in the late 19th Century to celebrate 50 years of the Kingdom of Belgium. While it hosted a number of car and motorcycle exhibitions before World War Two, it wasn’t until 1986 that Autoworld was officially opened. (Image: Classic Driver/Rémi Dargegen)
The Greenwich Concours d’Elegance 2019 was held June 1-2 at the Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich, Connecticut. The waterfront park overlooking Greenwich Harbor on the Long Island Sound, provided an excellent setting for the 13,000 spectators that enjoyed the 24th annual event.
Celebrating the centennial of the Italian coachbuilder Zagato at this year’s event, 29 Zagato-bodied cars lined up along the waterfront. The Zagato Centennial Awards were chosen by Andrea Zagato, the grandson of founder Ugo Zagato, and represented each generation of the family: The 1930 Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 Super Sport Testa Fissa owned by Lawrence Auriana, the 1958 Jaguar XK140 of Bill Pope, and the 2003 Aston Martin DB7 Zagato of Jim Taylor.
This weekend marks the 87th running of the world’s most famous 24-hour endurance race. Le Mans is a test of stamina for both the drivers and the cars, not to mention the hundreds of thousands of fans who flock to the French circuit for a long week of drinking, camping, partying, live music and thrilling motorsport as cars touch speeds of over 200 mph. Each year, the level of hype is matched only by the mighty roar of the highly tuned engines. Will Toyota produce back-to-back wins? All eyes will also be on Ford and its fleet of GTs.