With the Yaris GRMN, Toyota has brought a model from the racetrack to the street. GRMN stands for Gazoo Racing Masters of Nürburgring. Outside, this strictly limited edition looks much like the regular series production model.
By driving around the Nürburgring in under 5:20, sportscar driver Timo Bernhard has managed to best the "unbeatable" lap time set by Stefan Bellof in 1983. Bernhard is a German Porsche driver just like his hero Bellof.
Michael Schumacher's son Mick took a time-out from his Formula 3 championship bid on Friday to test a German Touring Car (DTM) Mercedes. The 19-year-old is making steady progress through the junior ranks.
There's every chance that this weekend's German Grand Prix could be the last for some time. The Nürburgring fell into financial disarray years ago, while Hockenheim can't afford to make a loss on the race every year.
Legendary Formula One driver Niki Lauda has undergone lung transplant surgery in his hometown, Vienna. The Austrian has had various health issues since his infamous crash at the Nürburgring in 1976.
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