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lando’s   hope for gp glory • Brit teen on brink of F1 • F2 and McLaren role for 2018 “I want to be like Schumacher, Senna or Hamilton – drivers who’ve stood out from the rest”LANDO NORRIS F2 driver and McLaren tester SPOTTING a future champion is as tough in motor racing as it is in any other sport. For every Damon Hill, Jenson Button or Lewis Hamilton, there are countless prospects who don’t make it to the Holy Grail of Formula One. ‘Sure things’ don’t really exist, but 18-year-old Lando Norris comes pretty close. Over the past three seasons, the Glastonbury youngster has upended the conventional wisdom that drivers need two years in a category of racing to find their feet and mount a title challenge. Instead, he has dominated categories in his rookie year, becoming the 2015…

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jag to supply 20,000 i-paces for new autonomous scheme

“The aim of the partnership is to launch a new driverless ride-hailing service capable of providing a million rides a day” @JRRBatchelor JAGUAR is forging ahead with autonomous technology, keen to become a front runner in the field, after the British brand teamed up with Waymo (formerly the Google self-driving car project) to create driverless versions of the I-Pace all-electric SUV. Waymo will purchase up to 20,000 examples of the £58,995 SUV and fit them with its production-ready, self-driving technology. The aim of the partnership is to launch a new driverless ride-hailing service capable of providing one million rides to customers per day. The Waymo I-Paces will initially be used for trials in the US later this year to gather reliability and safety data for both firms before the 20,000 cars are added to…

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road tax: new rules explained

Would a one-off £315 cost put you off buying this car? Diesels subject to some of the biggest first-year VED changes Vauxhall Mokka X1.6 CDTi auto CO2 emissions: 149g/km First-year road tax before April: £200 First-year road tax now: £515 EXTRA ONE-OFF COST: £315 Peugeot 208 BlueHDi 75 CO2 emissions: 79g/km First-year road tax before April: £100 First-year road tax now: £125 EXTRA ONE-OFF COST: £25 Bentley Bentayga diesel CO2 emissions: 210g/km First-year road tax before April: £1,200 First-year road tax now: £1,760 EXTRA ONE-OFF COST: £560 @hugo_griffiths “Annual road tax bills aren’t increasing; the change only affects the CO2-based first year rate” WHOEVER said tax doesn’t have to be taxing never imagined how complex Britain’s Vehicle Excise Duty, or road tax, system would become. It was only a year ago that the old CO2-based system for calculating annual road tax made way for a new, flat-rate, yearly bill of £140. And that was…

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and c-class phev will be green king

AT the other end of Mercedes’ model range, the new diesel plug-in hybrid C-Class (above) should become the most efficient car in the German brand’s model line-up and boast a torque figure to match the potent AMG C 63. The powertrain, made up of the marque’s 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel and a 13.5kWh battery pack, should emit less than 40g/km of CO2, take the car up to 31 miles on electric power and develop 700Nm of torque. “This will be such a rapid vehicle,” Christian Fruh, C-Class engineering boss, told Auto Express.…

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on the up: five more british rising stars to watch in 2018

George Russell NORFOLK driver Russell won 2017’s GP3 Series, alongside testing for the Mercedes and Force India F1 teams. This year, the 20-year-old will battle Norris in F2, driving for French squad ART, while also serving as Mercedes’ F1 reserve driver. Oliver Rowland SHEFFIELD’S Rowland (25) has a busy season in prospect, contesting both the FIA World Endurance Championship in a Ginetta LMP1 car as well as being a young driver for Williams. He won the 2015 Formula Renault 3.5 Series. Jack Aitken BRITISH-Korean driver Aitken will be George Russell’s teammate at ART in Formula 2 this year, while also serving as Renault’s F1 test and reserve driver. The 22-year-old was Russell’s biggest rival in GP3 last season, finishing second. CallumIlott ILOTT is part of the Ferrari Driver Academy and the 19-year-old from Cambridge will race for…

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britain’s best company cars

COMPANY cars are big business. A staggering 55 per cent of new models registered in the UK go to fleets, so even though the landscape is changing in the split between diesel and petrol, business users still account for a massive proportion of the new cars we see flood on to our roads every year. With the new tax year upon us, company car tax rates are changing again, so we’ve recapped the best options on offer for business users. We’ve divided our guide into price brackets, so you can take inspiration whether you’re after an affordable city car, buying a plug-in hybrid SUV or in the market for a high-performance model. Our lowdown proves just how much choice there is, as we highlight the best buys and the key facts you…