Round six of the A1 Grand Prix world championship took place last weekend at the Dubai Autodrome. For the past few races France has been dominating the series by taking eight straight wins. After a hard fought qualifying session, Neel Jani of Switzerland took pole position from France by more than half a second. Switzerland looked like it was going to be the first team to stop France’s eight-race reign. Team Brazil was not so lucky, and due to a technical infringement was put to the back of the grid for the first race. As the lights turned green for the sprint race, it was Team Switzerland that made the best start, storming into the lead to win by more than eight seconds. It was great to see a different name on top of the podium.As Team Switzerland had won the sprint race, it took pole position for the feature race. Team France was in seventh after a poor first race. Was this the turning point for Team France? Was it starting to crack? After a good start, Team Switzerland gained a comfortable lead. But after an accident blocked part of the circuit, the safety car was deployed and all the opportunist teams made their compulsory pit stop. Unfortunately, Team Switzerland missed the pit window and had to pit at the end of the next lap, so dropped from first to almost last place. After a great piece of driving from Robbie Kerr for Team GBR, he managed to gain first position at the restart. But France pounced and pocketed their ninth win of the season.
House prices in the UK will rise by 5.5% by the end of 2006 and the Bank of England base rate could drop by 0.75% in the next 12 months, says John Charcol.While there was only one base rate reduction during the whole of 2005, speculation has been rife throughout the year on the impact […]
Skipton will bid goodbye to Alan Scotter and Ron McCormick as they take early retirement to focus on different business opportunities.Clocking up 45 years with the society and its group between them in a number of roles, their most recent positions have been as group commercial directors. Through their work with the society and its […]
The Coventry is introducing an offset mortgage to its range from Thursday December 22. The product is fixed at 4.99% until December 31 2007m followed by a plus 0.75% above Bank of England Base Rate for the term. Features include free valuation, free legal fees for remortgages, daily interest, 199 booking fee, 350 arrangement fee, […]
em-homeloans is offering a range of products in conjunction with lending partner First National. em-‘s branded lending division willoffer brokers a light-to-medium, two-year fixed rate at85% LTV with a rateof 6.59%; a two-year discount at 75% LTVwith a rate of 6.44%; and a first-time buyer 95% LTV two-year discount with a rate of 5.94%.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has recently published new research, which once again demonstrates how the prospect of retirement is changing for older workers.
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