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SA racing legend Gugu Zulu would have turned 41 today

One of South Africa's most successful motorsport driver's Gugu Zulu would have celebrated his 41st birthday today. We take a look at his career highlights.

8 fast cats score trophies at #JaguarSHC

The 10th Jaguar Simola Hillclimb was a successful affair for Team Jaguar, with a total of eight podium finishes for all eight entries across various categories.

Verstappen 'ready for the title' - Marko

2019-05-09 10:05

TOO MUCH TALK: Red Bull's Helmut Marko believes politics is interfering with Formula 1 as a sport. Image: AFP / Lars Baron

Max Verstappen has been the only "flawless" driver on the 2019 grid so far.

That is the claim of his boss at Red Bull, Dr Helmut Marko.

"Hamilton, Bottas, Vettel and Leclerc have had ups and downs," he told Auto Bild.  "Only Max was flawless and always got the maximum out of the car -- sometimes even more," he added.

"He is absolutely ready for the title.  In Barcelona, we now have to prove that we are too."

Marko said Red Bull has prepared upgrades for Barcelona that should solve what he earlier described as the car's "aerodynamic problem".

"So far, missing downforce was our problem," he said before the Spanish GP.

"The design of the car was due to the lack of engine performance of our former engine partner, so that we had to design for efficiency," Marko explained.

"So we have been losing time in the corners.  But Honda has significantly increased its performance and we can now respond."

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