Vettel’s Japan F1 training mishap


Current Formula One Grand Prix world champion Sebastian Vettel, 24, had an accident during the first free training for the Grand Prix of Japan. German Red Bull F1 pilot Vettel said: “It was an unnecessary mistake. It was a good wake-up call for the weekend though. I veered off the track and tried to slow […]

Top chef killed in Brazil

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A celebrated chef from Austria has been shot dead in Brazil. Nicolas Dornaus, chef de cuisine at the five-star Grand Hyatt Hotel in Sao Paulo, was killed on Sunday night near Interlagos, Brazilian press reported yesterday (Mon). The Austrian, who settled in Brazil in the 1970s, was riding a Yamaha motorcycle when he was approached […]

BMW recalls around 1,200 motorcycles


BMW Austria – the Austrian branch of German car and motorcycle producer BMW – is calling back more than 1,000 motorbikes.Drivers association ÖAMTC said today (Weds) the company decided to recall 1,191 motorcycles of various series due to problems with their back-wheel suspensions. The organisation said all owners have already been informed. ÖAMTC added it […]

Humanic ad mastermind Okopenko dies


Andreas Okopenko has died aged 80 at a hospital in Vienna, it was reported today (Mon).The Slovakian-born writer who passed away yesterday is regarded as one of the most important contributors to Austria’s “avant-garde literature”.Okopenko was praised for his daring works. His best known is a marketing campaign for Humanic in which he experimented with […]