Aston Martin Racing victory at Spa

Aston Martin Racing claims double podium at Spa

By on May 8, 2016 in Uncategorized

Aston Martin Racing has claimed victory at the second round of the FIA World Endurance Championship, the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps.

After securing pole in qualifying, the No.98 V8 Vantage GTE of Pedro Lamy, Mathias Lauda and Paul Dalla Lana took the checkered flag in first place after a faultless afternoon at the Ardennes circuit.

Demonstrating searing pace throughout, the trio amassed a lead of over a minute before a late safety car reduced the advantage. With Lamy at the wheel for the final hour, their advantage was reinstated to secure both victory and their second visit to the podium this season. The result places them at the top of the GTE Am championship.

Read the rest of the article at the Sports Car Illustrated website here.

Aston Martin Racing at Spa Francorchamps

Aston Martin Racing qualify for 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps

By on May 6, 2016 in Uncategorized

Aston Martin Racing has qualified in pole position in the GTE Am class, with both GTE Pro entries also poised for a strong showing at the second round of the FIA World Endurance Championship; the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps.

Driven by Pedro Lamy (P) and Paul Dalla Lana (C), the #98 V8 Vantage GTE took the GTE Am pole with an average time of 2m20.351. After strong performances throughout all three practice sessions, their qualifying time was a full 1.851 seconds ahead of their nearest rival.

Following the session, Lamy said, “It’s nice to have a fast car in qualifying. Our car so far has been very quick and in these conditions, which aren’t normal for Spa, we managed to complete some really good laps”.

You can read the rest of the article at the Planet Le Mans website here.

Aston Martins at Kings Cross

75 Aston Martins to visit King’s Cross on May 8

By on May 2, 2016 in Uncategorized

Bronze Sir Nigel Gresley statue unveiled at Kings Cross (without a Mallard or an A4 in sight)

Most rail passengers will have heard of Mallard , Flying Scotsman and Aston Martin cars. Around 75 Aston Martins are expected to gather at Granary Square, Kings Cross on May 8 courtesy of the Aston Martin Owners Club.

These cars are iconic in their design and pedigree and represent power and timeless elegance, rather like Sir Nigel Gresley’s creation, the streamlined iconic record-breaking A4 class of steam locomotives. Sunday 8 May brings the chance to see these luxury cars and perhaps to see for the first time the bronze statue depicting Sir Nigel Gresley which has been unveiled in the Western concourse at Kings Cross.

You can read the rest of the article on the Rail.co.uk website here.

Aston Martin DB11 Review

2016 Aston Martin DB11 prototype driven

By on May 2, 2016 in Uncategorized

It’s still only a prototype, but Andrew Frankel says that the new Aston Martin DB11 is already shaping up beautifully

Moments like this are rare. If BMW, Ford or even Porsche makes a mess of a new model, they have many other models to fall back upon. If Aston Martin gets the DB11 wrong, the consequences will be catastrophic: beneath those beautifully menacing lines lies not only an entirely new car, but the structure upon which all future production Aston sports cars will be based for at least the next decade.

When Aston launched the DB7 in 1994, it was transparently obvious that not just the health but the very existence of the company rested on its shoulders. Twenty-two years later it seems the DB11 has little less burden to bear. Perhaps that is why even Aston Martin acknowledges that this is the most important car in its history.

Read the rest of the article on The Telegraph website here.