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  • Porsche 919 Hybrid

    As a "Top Gear" host, Chris Harris gets to drive a lot of really cool cars. The Porsche 919 Hybrid is on another level. Harris recently climbed behind the wheel of the Le Mans-winning race car, and aside from it being mind-blowingly fast, it apparently requires a lot of work to unlock the car's performance. As we see, Harris was first required to practice driving the car in the virtual world. What looks like the world's coolest race simulator is actually grueling. Harris says in the video that it's hot, the screen screws with his eyes, and the momentum and various feelings of the road car are...

  • Mercedes-AMG's Valtteri Bottas at the 2019 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix
    Valtteri Bottas brings home the win at 2019 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix

    It was a one-two finish for Mercedes-AMG at the Australian Grand Prix on Sunday, the opening round of the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship. Star driver Lewis Hamilton started the race on pole but it was his teammate, Valtteri Bottas, who would cross the finish line first. Hamilton, the reigning...

  • Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, home of the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix
    2019 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix preview

    After the long winter break, a new season of the Formula 1 World Championship is finally upon us. As usual, the first race on the calendar is the Australian Grand Prix, which runs this weekend at the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, a street circuit in the vicinity of Melbourne's Albert Park. The stop...

  • Mercedes-AMG video explaining 2019's Formula 1 design rules
    Mercedes-AMG explains why F1's 2019 design rules should mean closer racing

    Teams competing in the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship over the course of the past month have revealed their race cars for the new season, and in the lead up to this weekend's season-opening Australian Grand Prix Mercedes-AMG has dropped a video to explain some of the new design rules aimed at...

  • Hurley Haywood in 'Hurley' documentary
    Hurley Haywood documentary details the racing legend's success, private life

    Motorsport fans will get a closer look at the success and private life of American racing driver Hurley Haywood in a new documentary later this month. The idea for the documentary, simply titled "Hurley," began in 2014 when Haywood's autobiography was in the works. Directed by Derek Dodge, with...

  • 2019 Ferrari SF90 Formula 1 car in 90th anniversary livery
    Ferrari's F1 car to don 90th anniversary livery for 2019 Australian Grand Prix

    Ferrari as an automaker celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2017, but its race team, Scuderia Ferrari, is much older. In fact, this year marks the 90th anniversary of Ferrari's racing endeavours. To celebrate, Ferrari will race in this Sunday's 2019 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix using a special...

  • 1969 Porsche 917 (001)

    The Porsche 917 is one of the most insane automotive creations ever dreamt up by humanity, offering a performance level that remains as impressive today as it was during the 1970s, when it dominated events like the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the Nürburgring 1000 km. Some iterations were tuned to deliver well over 1,000 horsepower, enabling them to rocket to 60 mph in under 3.0 seconds and attain speeds of more than 240 mph. Remember, this was back in the 1970s. It was at the 1969 Geneva International Motor Show that the iconic race car was revealed to the world, and now, 50 years on...

  • 2020 Toyota Supra Formula D car with 2JZ engine swap
    2020 Toyota Supra headed to Formula D with 2JZ engine swap

    The 2020 Toyota Supra is headed to Formula Drift, but its BMW-sourced 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-6 won't burn up its rear tires. Instead, it's headed to the top drift series with a venerable 3.0-liter 2JZ inline-6 from the fourth-generation car under the hood. Professional drifter Daigo Saito...

  • Mercedes-AMG's Lewis Hamilton during testing for the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship
    F1 introduces bonus point system for fastest laps

    The organizers of Formula 1 have agreed on a bonus point system for fastest laps. To be introduced at this Sunday's season-opening Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne, the system will see a point awarded to both driver and team for achieving the fastest lap during a race. It means a driver can gain...

  • Romain Dumas drives the Volkswagen ID R at 2018 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb
    Peugeot calls out VW, says its Pikes Peak record is slow

    French brand Peugeot has fired shots at the current Pikes Peak record holder, Volkswagen. Peugeot believes it can overtake the German brand and set a quicker time at the famed hill climb. Yet, it appears said shots were blank shells because Peugeot doesn't actually have any plans to take the record...

  • Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow 01 concept
    Mercedes gears up for Formula E with Silver Arrow 01 race car concept

    It's been almost two years since Mercedes-Benz announced plans to enter the Formula E Championship and now the automaker has previewed its contender for the electric car series with a concept. Debuting on Tuesday at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show, the concept is the Mercedes-Benz EQ...

  • Toyota Supra GT4 concept
    Toyota Supra GT4 Concept previews a possible customer race car

    Last year in Geneva, Toyota previewed the production 2020 Supra with a race car concept. This year, it will bring a Supra GT4 Concept to the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. The brand announced Friday that it will debut the Toyota Supra GT4 Concept on March 5 in Geneva. The concept previews a race car for...

  • Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus 004C race car

    Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus on Friday revealed the track versions of its 004 sports car, which so far had only been shown in 004S road car guise (the S is for Stradale, Italian for “Road”). In case you've forgotten, the 004 is a mid-engine sports car which in 004S guise generates 650 horsepower from a GM-based V-8 and costs about $400,000. It also features a McLaren F1-style central driving position. And just like SCG's 003 supercar, the 004 is being offered as a dedicated race car and a special model that can switch easily between road and race configurations. The race car...

  • Giulia and Stelvio Quadrifoglio Alfa Romeo Racing limited editions
    Alfa Romeo Giulia, Stelvio Quadrifoglio receive F1-inspired special editions

    Alfa Romeo has two new special editions it plans to showcase at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show, and Formula 1 fans should be delighted. The Italian luxury brand announced Monday that it will debut the Giulia and Stelvio Quadrifoglio Alfa Romeo Racing special-edition models at the Geneva...

  • Ferrari SF90 F1 race car
    Mercedes, Ferrari declined to participate in Formula 1 Netflix docuseries

    The upcoming Netflix docuseries titled "Formula 1: Drive to Survive" will be without the two star teams that helped define last season. According to a new report, Mercedes-AMG and Ferrari both declined to be involved in the docuseries. The Telegraph reported Sunday that the crew behind the...

  • Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R wins 2019 Rolex 24 at Daytona
    The cost of race fuel shows motorsport isn't cheap

    American drivers are all about cheap fuel. When gas prices rise, drivers scowl every time they hook the nozzle into the fuel tank. However, be thankful average drivers don't pay what race teams shell out for proper race gas. Twitter user hoonable posted a photo of how much it costs IMSA race teams...

  • 2019 Mercedes-AMG F1 car sketches
    Learn how an F1 race car is born

    A Formula One race car isn't simply an update of last year's racer. Instead, it takes about a year and a half to develop a car and hone the entire package. Mercedes-AMG has given us an inside look at how involved it is to develop an F1 car. In a YouTube video published earlier this month, the team...

  • Porsche vinyl made from 919 Hybrid's tires
    The beat goes on: Porsche 919 Hybrid tires turned into vinyl records

    Porsche retired from the Le Mans LMP1 class in 2017, took the 919 Hybrid-derived 919 Evo on a farewell tour, and parked both cars at their final residence at the Porsche Museum in Germany. Yet, the story isn't over for the championship-winning race car. Porsche announced Monday in a video that it...

  • 2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia

    Alfa Romeo returned to Formula One racing as a title sponsor and technical partner of Sauber for the 2018 season and that partnership continues for 2019. However, off the track, the Italian luxury brand's road cars could get a dose engineering influence from Sauber. Pistonheads reported on Tuesday that the Swiss team's engineering division and Alfa Romeo will collaborate for road cars in the future. The extent of the collaboration is murky, as Sauber seemed to tease a "secret project," while Alfa Romeo downplayed the firm's future influence. Team Principal Frederic Vasseur told the website...

  • 'Formula 1: Drive to Survive' trailer
    "Formula 1: Drive to Survive" premiers on Netflix March 8

    Formula One fans will be treated to a new docuseries this March called "Formula 1: Drive to Survive." The series is a Netflix-exclusive and premieres about a week before the kick off of the 2019 season. In F1's announcement on Wednesday, the league said to expect 10 episodes that dive not only into...

  • 2019 Alfa Romeo C38 Formula 1 race car
    Here's the Alfa Romeo F1 car that Kimi Räikkönen will race in 2019

    Alfa Romeo made a not-so-dramatic return to Formula 1 in 2018 together with Sauber, with the team finishing a lowly eighth in the Constructors' Championship. There's renewed hope going into 2019, however, with world champion Kimi Räikkönen having joined the squad, which for the new season...

  • Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo
    Have a closer look at the Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo

    Porsche's "Top 5" series returns but this time it's all about one car: the 919 Hybrid Evo. The race car adopted from the Le Mans-winning 919 Hybrid went on a global parade to claim lap records before both cars were escorted to their final homes inside the Porsche Museum in Zuffenhausen, Germany...

  • McLaren MCL34 Formula One car
    McLaren unveils new MCL34 F1 car, driver lineup

    More than a decade removed from its last driver's championship, and two decades removed from its last constructor's championship, McLaren on Thursday revealed its latest Formula One entry, which will race in the 2019 season. The new McLaren MCL34 isn't a dramatic departure from last year's car but...

  • Aston Marin Red Bull Racing RB15 2019 F1 race car
    2019 Red Bull Racing F1 car revealed, fires up Honda engine at Silverstone

    This year marks a major shift for Red Bull Racing and its Formula One team: a switch to Honda engines. On Wednesday, the team unveiled the Aston Martin Red Bull Racing RB15, its race car for the 2019 season. The new car ditches the red, blue, and yellow colors from the past for a more sinister...

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