The racing went on, but in a moving moment on Sunday Moto GP riders paid their respects to Marco Simoncelli before the final round of the World Championship.
I'm thinking as fast as I can, but it's just not fast enough. Out here, 1,800m up in the arid Nevada desert on a dead-straight road, everything's happening very quickly and I'm struggling to understand what's going on. I've just slotted the Hennessey Venom GT into fifth gear at around 290km/h, pushed the throttle to the floor and the small, Alcantara-clad steering wheel is now wildly thrashing from side to side in my sweating fists.
Shelby Supercars is smarting. Smarting from the hammer blow delivered by the iron fist of the 430km/h Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, and reeling from the hand-speed of the Agera R. Probably. It wants revenge. It might just get it.
The Istituto d'Arte Applicata e Design (IAAD) in Turin appears to have the monopoly on quietly sensational Ferrari concepts, and here's another: the Ferrari Celeritas.
The latest concept to emerge from Mazda's new ‘Kodo' design language hints at the next generation Mazda 6, and it is a pleasingly aggressive hint.
It’s not a widely known fact, but the Top Gear office on a balcony suspended right over the top of Britain’s favourite daily evening magazine show on BBC1: The One Show.
The ongoing saga of the Farboud GTS is like the evolution of a beard. First, the original GTS could be likened to a deep, five o'clock shadow. The Farbio GTS that came next was akin to whiskers, some substance. Then, Ginetta came in and rebadged it the F400, making it a Tom Selleck-inspired super-‘tache. Now we have the final, fully-grown Chuck Norris beard: the Ginetta G60.
During the launch of the new Mercedes B-Class near Vienna on Monday, Mercedes' CEO Dr Dieter Zetsche arrived looking tanned and calm, rolled up his shirt sleeves, and offered to take Top Gear for a drive. We thought, why the hell not? From the next-gen Mercedes range to the Eurozone crisis, from fuel cells to Formula One, here's what Dr Z had to say...