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Car News 7 Feb 2020

Our top three need-to-know stories on our radar this week

This week, we’re kicking off the new month by bringing you the top three need-to-know stories on our radar. From new TV shows to binge on, to exciting opportunities for the automaking industry.

“Coming February 28 – Formula 1: Drive to Survive Season 2 on Netflix”

This month, we’re counting down to the arrival of the second season of Formula 1: Drive to Survive. The season will cover numerous parts of the last F1 race held in 2019 and will be available on Netflix from 28 February, only a couple of weeks before the Melbourne Grand Prix. According to Formula 1, you can expect “a no-holds-barred look at what it’s really like for the drivers and team personnel to live and work in the F1 circus, as the key storylines of the 2019 season”.

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“Billionaire Stroll takes major stake in Aston Martin”

It was recently reported than billionaire businessman Lawrence Stroll made a huge investment into British auto company, Aston Martin. Stroll’s 16.6% stake in the automaker has sparked a “major revamp of [the] firm’s long-term plans”. The Canadian businessman’s F1 team Racing Point is also set to rebrand as Aston Martin.

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“Ferrari just getting started”

According to PistonHeads, Italian sports car manufacturer Ferrari are “on a roll”. Last year, the company saw through five new model launches, making 2019 “a big year for Ferrari”. PistonHeads reported the company “saw an increase in pre-tax earnings of 22% in the final quarter of the year”. It doesn’t take a psychic to predict a successful start to the new decade for the Italian marque, especially since the brands first ever sports utility vehicle is yet to come.

Image: PistonHeads

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