Happy New Year

All the team at A1 Clutches would like to wish all our customers a very Happy New Year. There is lots to look forward to in 2017.

The Formula season starts in Australia on the 26th March covering 20 venues including the British Grand Prix at Silverstone on the 16th July with the seasons final race in Abu Dhabi on the 26th November 11 teams are involved in this years championship, can anyone challenge the Mercedes Team in 2017 and prevent them winning a fourth successive title, as yet Mercedes have to announce who will be replacing Nico Rosberg as Lewis Hamilton’s new team mate.

This year see the introduction of several new aero and tyre rules which will result in the cars being more than three seconds faster per lap. The new regulations address four key areas relating to the cost and supply price, obligation to supply, performance convergence and the sound of the power unit.

Mercedes F1

If you are a rally enthusiast the 2017 WRC season opens in Monte Carlo 19-22 January covering 13 events with the British event on the 26-29 October and finishes in Australia 16-19 November. 10 teams are involved in this years championship. The roads on this epic motorsport adventure are spread across more than 15 countries, with 13 rallies on everything from snow packed forest tracks to rock-strewn mountain passes.

Each rally features a number (typically between 15 and 25) of timed sections – known as stages – run on closed roads. Drivers battle one at a time to complete these stages as quickly as possible, with timing down to 1/10th second. Along the way, a co-driver reads detailed pace notes that explain what is coming up ahead. Competitors drive to and from each stage on public roads, observing normal traffic regulations.

For Karting enthusiasts the British Karting Championship (the Super One Series which was founded back in 1983) starts in Cumbria 18-19 March and finishes on the 9-10 September in Grantham. With a pedigree stretching back over 30 years Super One has been the nursery of so many top line professional motor racing drivers, too many to list but including David Coulthard, Jason Plato, Dario Franchitti, Daniel Wheldon, Anthony Davidson and of course the dream team of Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton as well as team personnel at the highest level. Super One is the official British and ABkC National Championship and awards the seeded Numbers for the classes.

Autosport International is Europe’s largest indoor pre-season motorsport event and will be celebrating its 27th anniversary between 12th-15th January 2017 at the NEC in Birmingham. The show is unique in that it encompasses two trade-only days and also two days for the general public. Featuring the very latest in motorsport, automotive and performance engineering technology, alongside cars and exhibitors from every level of motor racing, the show provides the perfect platform for members of the industry to meet, network and do business as well as enthusiasts to see the fastest cars, biggest stars and most amazing live action.

If you want to visit the show you will find full details at: http://www.autosportinternational.com/about-the-show/ticket-information