Schumacher to return to F1 with Mercedes

7eb0a857c6742789 Schumacher to return to F1 with MercedesThe Daily Telegraph is reporting that seven-time World Champion Michael Schumacher is close to signing on with the newly formed Mercedes Formula 1 team. Mercedes is the new name of the former Brawn GP team, the current Constructors Champion. After a stellar rookie season that saw this former Honda team clinch not just the Constructors Championship, but also the Drivers Championship for Jenson Button, they had a bit of a dropoff as Button bolted for rival McLaren.…

Ferrari 458 Italia at $240,000

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Dreaming of getting your hands on Ferrari’s upcoming 458 Italia? You’d better know what you’re getting yourself into, and this is our first real indication. Stemming from a supposedly leaked price sheet, the new V8 supercar will start in Europe at €162,900, before any taxes are taken into account. At today’s exchange rates, that figures to about $240,000 – around halfway between the price of the outgoing F430 and the 430 Scuderia.…

Ferrari launches 458 Italia configurator

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Imagination’s a beast, and the beast must be fed. So if you’re an automotive enthusiast looking for a good way to waste some time, grab a fork and knife, because Ferrari has launched its online configuration utility for the new 458 Italia.

The new supercar isn’t on the street yet, and so far we’ve only seen it in bright red and yellow.…

Fernando Alonso signs with Ferrari F1 for three years

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In a deal that seems to have been years in the making, Ferrari has finally made an official announcement: Fernando Alonso will be driving for the Prancing Horse in 2010. Rumors of Alonso going to the team from Maranello started back during the Spaniard’s first stint with Renault, but circumstances with driver lineups didn’t allow for it.…