How to buy a classic motorcycle in SA?

'There are a few things you need to consider,’ writes bike guru Dries Van der Walt.

Top family cars in SA

Wheels24's Janine Van der Post has gone from a 'SpeedQueen' to a supermom. Check out her list of top family cars.

Hamilton: I've come out stronger

2011-11-25 07:59

RETURN TO FORM: Lewis Hamilton's had a disastrous 2011 but since the Korean GP and Abu Dhabi has begun a comeback.

SAO PAULO, Brazil - Lewis Hamilton will be stronger in 2012 thanks to his "year of learning" in 2011 and a roller-coaster year of incident and controversy at McLaren.

"I was talking to a friend recently," he explained, "and said it's been a difficult year. He said it's been a year of growth which was one of the most positive things I have learned this year.


"It really has... what I've learned this year I'll take into 2012 so I feel positive about it. I think in future I'll look back on this season, smile, and say 'I needed that!'. I haven't really thought about the last victory in Abu Dhabi - afterwards I was just back in the simulator and thinking about this race but I 've had a really good few positive days since then which have meant more to me than the race win.

"I have a lot of positive energy."

Hamilton is a favourite to win the season-ending Brazilian GP but admitted he was focused on 2012. "There's only one driver who has won more this year - Sebastian (Vettel) - so it could be worse, but it could also always be better. If I look back on 2012 as one in which I learned quite a bit - I'm a lot wiser than when I started the season."

Stay with Wheels24 for the F1 weekend.


Inside Wheels24

F1: Kvyat returns to Toro Rosso

Scuderia Toro Rosso has announced that Russian driver Daniil Kvyat will return to the team for the 2017 season.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.