Saturday, September 25, 2010


McLaren Racing Limited, trading as Vodafone McLaren Mercedes, is a Formula One team based in Woking, Surrey, United Kingdom. McLaren is best known as a Formula One constructor but has also competed in the Indianapolis 500 and Canadian-American Challenge Cup (Can-Am). The team is the second oldest active team (after Ferrari) and one of the most successful teams in Formula One, having won 169 races, 12 drivers' championships and 8 constructors' championships.
Founded in 1963 by New Zealander Bruce McLaren, the team won its first Grand Prix at the 1968 Belgian Grand Prix but their greatest initial success was in Can-Am, where they dominated from 1967 to 1971. Further American triumph followed, with Indianapolis 500 wins in McLaren cars for Mark Donohue in 1972 and Johnny Rutherford in 1974 and 1976. After Bruce McLaren died in a testing accident in 1970, Teddy Mayer took over and led the team to their first Formula One constructors' championship in 1974, with Emerson Fittipaldi and James Hunt winning the drivers' championship in 1974 and 1976 respectively. 1974 also marked the start of a long standing sponsorship by Phillip Morris' Marlboro cigarette brand.
In 1981 McLaren merged with Ron Dennis' Project Four Racing; Dennis took over as team principal and shortly after organised a buyout of the original McLaren shareholders to take full control of the team. This began the team's most successful era: with Porsche and Honda engines, Niki Lauda, Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna took between them seven drivers' championships and McLaren six constructors' championships. The combination of Prost and Senna was particularly dominant—together they won all but one race in 1988—but later their rivalry soured and Prost left for Ferrari. Fellow English team Williams offered the most consistent challenge during this period, the two winning every constructors' title between 1984 and 1994.
However, by the mid-1990s Honda had withdrawn from Formula One, Senna had moved to Williams and the team went three seasons without a win. With Mercedes-Benz engines, West sponsorship and former Williams designer Adrian Newey, further championships came in 1998 and 1999 with driver Mika Häkkinen and during the 2000s the team were consistent front-runners, driver Lewis Hamilton taking their latest title in 2008. In 2009 Dennis retired as team principal of McLaren handing the former role to longtime McLaren employee Martin Whitmarsh.

1st generation EK9 chassis

The first Civic to receive the 'Type R' name was based on the 6th generation 'EK' Civic. The contributing base model was the JDM Civic 3 door hatchback called SiR, code named EK4. Like its sister model the Integra Type R DC2, the Civic SiR's transformation into a Type R was achieved by working on the base model and improving it to Honda's idea of a car capable of high performance on the circuit.
The EK9 Civic Type R was preceded by two previous generations of unofficial Type R's - the EF9 SiR and EG6 SiR. The EF9 was the first Civic to feature the 'Racing' moniker, in the form of the top of the line SiR trim, featuring racing technology available in a production car. The first Civic to officially receive the Type R badge was introduced in 1997 as the EK9. As a hatchback which continued the 'R' philosophy from the 2 previous SiRs, the EK9 shared many characteristics with the Integra Type R DC2 such as omission of sound deadening and other weight-reduction measures, a hand-ported B16B engine, front helical limited-slip differential and close ratio gearbox etc.. The B16B engine boasted one of the highest power output per litre of all time for an NA engine with 185 PS (136 kW; 182 hp) from a 1.6L. For the first time, a strategically seam welded monocoque chassis was used to improve chassis rigidity. The interior featured red Recaro seats, a titanium shift knob and a Momo steering wheel.
In 1999 the Type Rx was introduced featuring a CD player, body colored retractable electric door mirrors, power windows, auto air conditioning, key-less entry unlock system, aluminum sports pedals, and a carbon type center panel. The SiR badge from the previous 2 generations was ceded to the EK4 Civic as a mainstream sedan and hatchback which was sold in huge numbers across the globe due to its relatively low cost, practicality and everyday usable street performance/drivability.

BMW Concept ActiveE

The BMW Concept ActiveE is a fully electric drive concept car based on the BMW 1 Series small family cars. It is the second vehicle after the MINI E to be developed under BMW Group’s "Project i". The electric drive system is the latest addition to BMW’s EfficientDynamics programme. The four-seater, rear-wheel drive ActiveE was unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January 2010.
BMW has scheduled field testing of the Active E to begin by mid 2011, as a follow-up to the Mini E trials and as a second phase of BMW's "Project i". The third and last phase of "Project i" is the development of the Mega City Vehicle (MCV), an urban electric car that will be sold separately from BMW or Mini as a new brand, and is expected to go into mass production between 2013 and 2015.[1][2][3] The field testing of the Active E will include fewer than 1,000 cars and similarly as the Mini E trials, it will be conducted in Los Angeles and New York, but BMW is also considering expansion to other areas.

A Woman’s Point of View: Car Brakes, Beauty and Functionality

by Colette Cooley, Cars for Keeps Office Manager

The other day I had new brakes put on my car. If you are anything like me t
he only thing you know about brakes is that you step on the little black pedal and the car stops. Also, if when stepping on the little black pedal you hear a teeth rattling squeal, you probably need new brakes. IMHO, that's more or less all you really need to know about the brakes on your car. The rest of it is what we keep our technicians around for!

Working at a car repair facility I get the opportunity to learn the finer points of car repair. When my brake discs came in, much to my surprise, they were gorgeous. They were the prettiest, shiny silver and had these swirly carvings on them. Being very interested in anything remotely, artistic, I asked why they were so pretty. I was told the swirls have a very practical reason for being there.

Over time, the swirls wear down with use of the brakes and when visually inspected lets you know when you may need new brakes in the near future. I also facetiously asked if they came in pink or lavender, only to be told that there are brake discs out there that are red and even blue, but for odd makes of cars only.

Is this the start of a new trend? Are manufacturers beginning to understand that women like pretty things? Even if they can’t be seen, it makes a woman feel good just knowing that her brakes are pretty and color coordinated to her personality.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Ferrari S.p.A

Ferrari S.p.A. is an Italian sports car manufacturer based in Maranello, Italy. Founded by Enzo Ferrari in 1929, as Scuderia Ferrari, the company sponsored drivers and manufactured race cars before moving into production of street-legal vehicles as Ferrari S.p.A. in 1947.
Throughout its history, the company has been noted for its continued participation in racing, especially in Formula One, where it has enjoyed great success.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Hybrid Taxi

Hybrid taxi is a taxicab service provided with a hybrid vehicle, most commonly with a hybrid electric car (HEV), which combines a conventional internal combustion engine propulsion system with an electric propulsion system. In 2000 North America's first hybrid taxi was put into service in Vancouver, British Columbia, operating a 2001 Toyota Prius which traveled over 332,000 kilometres (206,000 mi) before being retired. Several major cities in the world are adding hybrid taxis to their taxicab fleets, led by San Francisco where hybrid represent almost 50% of its taxicab fleet by March 2010,[3] and New York City where hybrids taxis represent around 28% of the total fleet by mid 2010. Unlike conventional gasoline cars, hybrids get better fuel economy, do well at slow speeds or idling, and have cleaner emissions.

San Francisco
San Francisco became in 2005 one of the first cities to introduce hybrids for taxi service, with a fleet of 15 Ford Escape Hybrids, and by 2009 the original Escape Hybrids were retired after 300,000 miles (480,000 km) per vehicle.[6] In 2007 the city approved the Clean Air Taxi Grant Program in order to encourage cab companies to purchase alternative fuel vehicles, by providing incentives of USD2,000 per new alternative fuel vehicle on a first-come, first-served basis.[3][7] Out of a total of 1,378 taxis eligible for the incentive (96 wheelchair accessible taxi-vans are excluded) 788 are alternative fuel vehicles, representing 57% of the San Francisco's taxicab fleet by March 2010. Gasoline-electric hybrids accounted for 657 green taxis and compressed natural gas vehicles for the remaining 131.

China Auto 2010 Girls Photo Gallery

Auto China 2010 show reap a lot of attention for all the automotive world. Many innovations and concept cars on display there. Each racing car manufacturers also attracted the eyes of visitors with all the decorations, entertainment and of course also SPG (Sales Promotion Girl) or models.

The following are the photos that we collect from successful virtual world.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Marussia Production Begin

The 1st Russian specialty sports car manufacturer Marussia Motors has finally presented their first showroom in Moscow located at 17 Tverskaya Street.

Let me remind you that the car was first unveiled in late 2008 and only now it was finally released. The car features a mid-mounted 3.5-liter V6 from Cosworth and it is available in three power levels: 300, 360 ad 420 horsepower. The most disappointing part is the price. This car costs at around 100,000 euros.

Miki Taka 2009 Miss Formula mr-X

From the May, 2010 issue of Import Tuner By Carter Jung Photography by Carter Jung With another season of Formula D almost upon us, what better way to kick off a new year of drift than to discuss the subject with a fine female? But who, might you ask? What girl could hold a decent conversation about the best tandem battle of '09, judging criteria, their favorite drifter, let alone cars in general? Well, how about last year's Miss Formula D, Miki Taka. Genuinely JDM as Gundam, pixilated pr0n or a S15 Silvia, this Nagoya, Japan born bundle of kawaii can talk drift like one of the boys. And why wouldn't she? She played host to seven rounds of FD across the nation and she's more bi than a fixie. That's right, not only is Miki into cars like the rest of the boys, she digs girls. Us? We're just diggin' her.

The last time you were in 2NR, we had you as a guest in Formula D Diaries where you talked about all the lessons learned from each round-which had the most impact? The greatest lesson I would take from the entire season was to just have fun, be myself, and make the most of every moment and opportunity. Any embarrassing moments you'd like to share? Right before the awards ceremony for Round 2 in Atlanta, I was caught off-guard and rushed to the stage where I totally wiped out in front of a huge crowd! I got up afterwards and bowed. [laughs] The bow was a nice touch. [laughter] What was your favorite round of FD? That's a hard one. There were aspects of every show that I really enjoyed. If I have to choose only one it would be Vegas . . . but what happens there stays there, right? [laughter] Seriously though, I enjoyed Vegas because it was where I really had a chance to hang out with the FD staff and drivers. I had been acquainted with most of them before, but it was there where I really got to know them. And being a Blackjack fan, the tournament was fun. Speed, line, angle and overall impression are the judging criteria for drift. Which do you think is the most important? I'd have to say that overall impression would be my choice as the most important. Sometimes it's the 'ooh' impression left on the judges that can differentiate a good run from an awesome one. If there was one, which two drivers would win the 'Miss FD Best Battle of 2009' award? There were a lot of great ones but my favorite was between Ryan Tuerck and Katsuhiro Ueo in Las Vegas. They literally went toe-to-toe when Tuerck's rear tire hit Ueo's front tire, causing Tuerck to go airborne creating the infamous 'bunny hop'. You can see the video on my website or on Formula D's YouTube channel. Who would win the 'Miss FD Crash of 2009' award? Hmm . . . I don't know that anyone would want to win for crashing, so I'll go with Vaughn Gittin, Jr. for getting close as hell without crashing. I remember at Evergreen Speedway for Round 5, Vaughn just barely grazed his rear bumper against the wall of the track. For him to have touched the wall so lightly with the back of his car, without completely jacking it up, really impressed me! Your favorite competition car? My fave body style is the Nissan 350Z. Tyler McQuarrie, Robbie Nishida and Chris Forsberg all compete in one and Chris' 350Z helped him win the 2009 champion, so I'd have to go with the Z33. Did you partake in any ride-alongs? Absolutely! There was no way I could let this season go by and pass up a ride-along. Who was it with? My first ride-along was with Ross Petty at Las Vegas. What made it especially cool was Ross had just installed the underbody lights on his car and the ride-along was at night. The second was at the Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, WA, with Justin Pawlak. The film crew got footage of that one, which was funny, because you could see how surprised I was when we took off! Drifting around the track is like a rollercoaster ride-a total adrenaline rush!

The Golden Rules of Being Pulled Over

Police officers are not out to make you miserable. Contrary to what some would like to believe, they’re here to make sure we’re all following the rules so we’re not endangering ourselves or others. Of course, everyone would like a verbal or written warning when they’re pulled over, however that’s simply not possible. Citations are necessary to teach many people a lesson and to prevent them from continuing to act recklessly. If you do get pulled over, here are a few golden rules to follow. * Do not act aggressively or arrogantly. If there’s one way to irritate an officer quickly, it’s probably by acting in an angry or threatening manner. * Don’t automatically deny breaking the law. If you know you’ve broken the law, be honest and acknowledge what you’ve done. * Do not yell at the officer, use inappropriate language or insult them. Be polite and respectful. * Do not talk over the officer. It’s rude and disrespectful. Let them talk first. If you have questions then ask once they’re done with their discussion. * Do not reach for anything abruptly once you see the lights of the officer’s car behind you. Wait until they approach your vehicle to search for the requested documentation like your license and proof of insurance. * Never, ever try to buy off a cop. It could lead to your arrest very quickly. * Do not ever run from an officer. If you fear the car attempting to pull you over is not an actual officer of the law, call 911 and let them know you’re proceeding to the next well light parking lot once they’ve confirmed the officer is legitimate.

Mike's New Car

Fun Pixar short has Mike (Billy Crystal) and Sulley (John Goodman) from MONSTER, INC. doing more damage. Mike gets a new car and decides to take Sulley for a drive but he doesn't know how all the controls work yet, which leads to a lot of trouble for the duo. I actually haven't seen the full length film that the characters are from but after seeing this I'm certainly going to try and make a stronger effort in getting it on. I thought the film showed a lot of imagination considering how little time they had to tell the story. The idea of various instruments going wrong could have made for a simple film but the nice imagination takes the idea and really runs with it. I loved the sequence where Mike gets sucked up in the engine and his only way out is by making a phone call to Sulley who's still sitting in the car. I was a little surprised to see that this was nominated for an Oscar but either way it's an enjoyable little film.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

American Soldiers Train Iraqi Security Forces on Routine Auto Maintenance & Repair

by Marjorie Steele, Social Media Marketing Manager

It's not very often I come across a story in the auto repair industry that is truly inspiring, but this story fits that bill.

According to the Army News Service, a handful of the 50,000 soldiers who remain in Iraq to assist in rebuilding the country are teaching valuable auto repair and maintenance skills to Iraqi Security Forces (ISF). The article cited Spc. Henry Moss and Spc. Edwin Perez, both mechanics with the 703rd BSB, who expressed the usefulness of this training. Both Moss and Perez have seen encouraging signs of ISF mechanics' improvement, a critical element in the future stability of Iraq.

Perez noted that vehicles in Iraq often need extra attention due to the country's extreme heat. According to Moss, a lack of regular preventative maintenance checks and services have been the number one cause of ISF vehicle breakdowns (sound familiar?) - until now, that is. With the help of auto technician-trained American Soldiers, Iraqi mechanics are quickly developing the skills to maintain their army vehicles and be more efficient with part replacement. Performing regular maintenance and service allows the ISF to maintain more reliable vehicles, making the country's infrastructure stronger and more secure.

According to Moss, Iraqi Army mechanics have improved their skills vastly since he began training with them.

"When we first got here, they would just replace any problematic (vehicle component)...Now, they are troubleshooting the equipment instead of spending thousands of dollars replacing it. Maintaining these skills is very important. If they don't have these skills, then they cannot defend against the people who are trying to attack them."

Thank you, troops!

Monday, September 20, 2010

LA Auto Show Leads the Way with Electric Cars

A new era of modern, electric drive transportation begins at the Los Angeles Auto Show this November. Worldwide, nearly all major automakers have announced plans for an electric car in the next few years and Los Angeles will receive the first arrivals in the next several months. Auto manufacturers are looking to Los Angeles to lead the charge in early electric vehicle adoption, much as Los Angeles continues to lead in hybrid vehicles sales. Since Los Angeles is recognized as a trendsetter for the automotive industry, it makes sense that at least a half-dozen electric vehicles will make news during the LA Auto Show Press Days Nov. 17 and 18. The first electric cars to kick-off this new era are the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf, expected to arrive in November and December of this year, respectively.
Several other electric vehicles will debut at the LA Auto Show including the North American, production-version of Mitsubishi’s i-MiEV and Toyota’s RAV4 EV concept. Expected to be one of the next electric vehicles to hit dealerships, the i-MiEV model debuting at the LA Show will be wider and will also include an upgraded list of standard and optional interior features to make it more attractive to the U.S. buyer. Toyota’s RAV4 EV will use Tesla’s lithium-ion battery packs, which will be modified to become more aerodynamic. Toyota has been testing prototypes of the car, which is scheduled to hit the market in 2012. This drive toward the electrification of the automobile has also spawned new manufacturers focused exclusively on the electric vehicle market. Expected to reveal important news are at least two leaders in this category, including Santa Monica, California-based Coda Automotive and luxury electric car maker, Fisker Automotive. Both manufacturers are expected to make customer deliveries in 2011. “After years of anticipation, electric vehicles are finally here,” said Andy Fuzesi, LA Auto Show general manager. ”It may take years for electric vehicles to be accepted broadly, but it’s undeniable that an electric era has officially begun.”
For the first time ever, the coveted Green Car of the Year award nominees will feature electric vehicles. The focus of the Green Car of the Year award is to recognize significant environmental achievement in a production vehicle. Having electric vehicles qualify for the prestigious award is further evidence that the modern electric car era is finally beginning in earnest. The winner will once again be unveiled at an LA Auto Show press conference on Nov. 18. Significant announcements about infrastructure are also expected at the show. Specifically, one of the region’s major utility providers, Southern California Edison, will address important questions about the costs of operating this new generation of plug-in vehicle. Also, PEP charging stations will be on hand to demonstrate what is required for both in-home and commercial charging of electric vehicles.

Miss HIN North Carolina

From the October, 2009 issue of Import Tuner Photography by Nick Saglimbeni Remember the old Cracker Jack snacks? You know, the ones with the "toy surprise inside"? How awesome were they? You had a popcorn-slash-peanut treat and hidden treasure, all in one box. I mean sure, you'd usually end up with some lame trinket like a plastic figurine or stick-on tattoo. But every once in a while, you'd get something cool and semi-useful like a whistle, scissors, or magnifying glass (sun-toasted ants, anyone?). Model searches are like Cracker Jacks. You'll get girls of all ethnicities, heights and sizes and you really never know what to expect. And like sifting through a caramel-y box in search of your prize, it's the anticipation of the unknown that makes it exciting . . . which is exactly what happened at our cover casting call at SpoCom. Fifty-plus models came through and second to last was this beauty before you: Bahara Golestani. Residing in Scottsdale, AZ, by way of Moscow, Russia, this Persian princess has been making her way through the HIN scene. With music videos under her belt, and a role in an upcoming movie starring Luke Wilson, you can bet you're going to be seeing much more of Miss Bahara. I think the first time I ever saw you was on our website. You put your pics on our forums, making one of the most viewed posts, ever. What made you decide to do it? I love Import Tuner and I thought to myself, 'you never know, maybe they will decide to shoot you for the cover and give you a call.' But then I didn't hear from you guys! [laughs] But hey, here I am, two years later-thanks to you!
And thanks to SpoCom. How did you get into modeling? Honestly, modeling found me. I never had the confidence to model, so I never really gave it much thought. I actually wanted to be an actress, and growing up, I performed in a lot of school plays. When I was 16, I met a photographer who said that I had a lot of potential. I had my first photoshoot and it was so much fun. From there, modeling just sort of took off and I never stopped. How did the import scene come about? I've always loved import cars so I'd just go to car shows. I was at an HIN show in Arizona, and one of the model coordinators offered me a position as one of the HIN tour models. I was so excited! I got to travel with the crew to almost every city in the U.S. and I even took the title of Miss HIN North Carolina! What's your favorite part of a car show? I've been to so many shows and they're all fun! What is there not to like-hot cars and hot models! Have you done any modeling outside of our scene? I've done lots of fun stuff! I was in the Gym Class Heroes music video Cookie Jar and I'm doing runway for Ed Hardy, to name a few. I'm also in an upcoming film starring Luke Wilson.

A Women’s Point of View: Top Priority

by Colette Cooley, Cars for Keeps Office Manager

I stopped at a garage sale the other night to look at a desk sitting by the curb. The lady who owned it and I started talking and she began telling me that they were downsizing into their summer cottage here in Grand Haven from their larger home in Lansing. We talked of the risks they were taking by leaving her successful real estate business and starting over in another town while her husband was still commuting to Lansing for his job. The challenges of starting her kids in a new school, of meeting new friends and finding new places for needed services was daunting and a bit overwhelming at times.

I gave her one of my business cards and told her of some of the services we offered at Cars For Keeps. She let out a breath of relief and said that one of the worst things to leave behind was their trusted garage mechanic. She was very grateful to find a maintenance and repair facility to go here in their new town. With her job as a real estate agent and her husband commuting long distances every day, the reliability of their cars have become extremely important. A top priority for her was solved by a chance meeting.

Out top priority at Cars For Keeps is our customers' welfare and confidence in us.

Incidentally, although I did not end up buying the desk, I did buy a beautiful vase from her, and we both met a new friend.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

BMW Models In Future Hollywood Movie

BMW Models In Future Hollywood Movie

BMW will sign a contract to promote their models in future productions of Hollywood along with advertising company that brought the Audi in movies like Robot and Iron Man. After the retirement from Formula 1, those of the BMW left with a budget that can be spent for other purposes. The first choice was to promote the BMW trademark of concern to the big screen by placing models in films and commercials. That is why BMW will sign a contract with those of Propaganda, an advertising agency in the United States of America, which had a contract with those from Audi in the past 13 years. The contract with the Propaganda GEM from Audi has brought the Germans appearances in films such as Robot and Iron Man, thing that BMW want in the future. That is why the brand Mini, Rolls-Royce, BMW and BMW motorcycles will be promoted in Hollywood films through Propaganda agency.

A New Rumor Regarding the BMW one Series M Coupe

The news of the regarding the new M version of the BMW 1 Series Coupe have been flying around the Intertnet for some time because it is a very hot topic and every new information, photo or rumor is precious. And, unfortunately, the latest piece of news doesn’t bring too much hope for many people that would want to own one. Read more bellow.
A New Rumor Regarding the BMW one Series M Coupe
Until we get to the meat of the subject, let us bring together the info we have until now, in case you missed the previous news. We know that the BMW 1 Series M Coupe will only be available with a manual transmission , to preserve the old school feeling. It will also have a N54 engine sporting 335 hp and three colors to choose from: Jet Black, Alpine White and Valencia Orange. Now, the latest piece of news flying around on the Internet boards is the rumor that the 1 Series M Coupe will be limited to only 2,700 units. A large part of these cars will be heading to the United States, so those living there shouldn’t worry too much, at least not compared with the rest of the world. More info to be expected soon.

F1 team sponsorship

A Ferrari truck displaying Ferrari's Sponsors

The Ferrari Formula One team was resistant to sponsorship for many years and it was not until 1977 that the cars began to feature the logo of the Fiat group (which had been the owners of the Ferrari company since 1969). Until the 1980s, the only other companies whose logos appeared on Ferrari's F1 cars were technical partners such as Magneti Marelli and Agip. In September 2005 Ferrari announced they had signed an extension of their sponsorship arrangement with Philip Morris International until 2011. This comes at a time when advertising of tobacco sponsorship has become illegal in the European Union and other major teams have withdrawn from relationships with tobacco companies – McLaren have ended their eight year relationship with West. In reporting the deal, F1 Racing magazine judged it to be a 'black day' for the sport, putting non-tobacco funded teams at a disadvantage and discouraging other brands from entering a sport still associated with tobacco. The magazine estimates that in the period between 2005 and 2011 Ferrari will receive $1 billion from the agreement. In December 2005 Vodafone announced that it was withdrawing its sponsorship of Ferrari in favour of title sponsorship of McLaren beginning in 2007. The Times said Ferrari were "stunned" by the decision.[27] Vodafone's position on the car has been taken over by Telecom Italia's broadband Alice brand. Other companies currently sponsoring Scuderia Ferrari include: Fiat (Fiat car brand, part of the Fiat car group which is the largest stakeholder (85%) in Ferrari), Shell – Royal Dutch/Shell Group, Alice, Bridgestone, AMD, Acer, and several others among which are Mubadala Development Company (an investment company owned by the Emirate of Abu Dhabi which also owns 5% of Ferrari shares as of the 2007 season) Etihad Airways (until 2011),and Piaggio Aero. As part of the deal with Acer, they are allowed to sell Ferrari-badged laptops. On the other hand, in early 2009 semiconductor chipmaker AMD announced it had decided to drop their sponsorship of the team and is just waiting for its contract to expire after its former Vice President and Sales Executive (who was an avid fan of motorsports) had left the company. On 10 September 2009, Ferrari announced that they would be sponsored by Santander from 2010 on a five year contract. It is believed that Santander will pay around 40 million euros per season to sponsor Ferrari. Apart from sponsors, Scuderia Ferrari currently have the following companies as official suppliers: Magneti Marelli, OMR, SKF, Europcar, Iveco, NGK, Puma, Tata Consultancy Services, Brembo, BBS, SELEX Communications, Technogym, Kaspersky Lab, Schuberth and Microsoft (note: the sponsors/suppliers information is accurate for the 2010 season).

Automotive Car. Powered by Blogger.
Twitter Delicious Facebook Digg Favorites More