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  • 2019 Alfa Romeo C38 Formula 1 race car

    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 will race as Alfa Romeo Racing. There's also new driver Antonio Giovinazzi, who is about to enjoy his first full season in F1. The two will be driving Alfa Romeo's new C38, which was unveiled on Monday in a livery combining white and blue, the traditional colors of partner Sauber, with the red of...

  • 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...

  • 2019 Mercedes-AMG W10 Formula 1 race car
    2019 Mercedes-AMG F1 car revealed, laps Silverstone

    The 2019 Formula One season is only weeks away and teams have begun to reveal the cars they've been working on for the past two years. This is Mercedes-AMG's latest pride and joy: the F1 W10 EQ Power+. The new F1 car bowed on Thursday as the team took the car for its first laps around Silverstone...

  • Vandal Cars One track racer
    Vandal One arrives to shake up the track-only sports car segment

    Buyers seeking their next track-only toy may want to give U.S.-based Vandal Cars a look. The company released details on its One sports car, which packs a Honda Civic Type R engine and a featherlight weight of 1,224 pounds. The light weight is thanks to a carbon-fiber monocoque, which underpins an...

  • 2019 Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport

    This July, during the 24 Hours of Spa weekend, fans will catch the Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport in its own single-make race. SRO Motorsport Group's new GT2 racing series will debut during the 24 Hours of Spa weekend July 26-27, and it will mark the first race for the 911 GT2 RS Clubsport, according to a Monday report from Sportscar 365. The GT2 series will support the GT3 series. Thus far Porsche is the only brand to build a GT2 race car for amateur customers, so the race will necessarily be for one make. The 911 GT2 RS Clubsport made a surprise debut at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show with...

  • Model of Michael Schumacher's 1991 Jordan F1 car
    You can buy Michael Schumacher's Jordan F1 car for $4,495

    Michael Schumacher's Jordan Formula 1 car is now for sale for the low, low price of $4,495. The only catch is it's a 1:8 scale model. ACME Diecast has opened pre-orders for the wonderfully detailed scale model of Schumacher's 1991 Jordan racer, which features the 7UP livery and No. 32 from his...

  • 2019 Haas VF-19 Formula 1 race car
    Haas first to reveal 2019 F1 car

    We're just a month out from the start of the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship and the first team to reveal its contender for the new season is America's Haas. The covers came of the new Haas VF-19 on Thursday at London's Royal Automobile Club, with drivers Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean on...

  • Dr. Robert Hubbard (right), HANS co-creator dead at 75
    Co-creator of the HANS device, Dr. Robert Hubbard, dead at 75

    One of the main developers and co-creator of the Head And Neck Safety (HANS) device, Dr. Robert Hubbard, passed away Tuesday after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease. He was 75 years old. Hubbard's work to create the HANS revolutionized motorsports safety, and today, a HANS is the global...

  • Aston Martin Heritage Racing
    Aston Martin's new department keeps retired racers on the track

    Rather than parking them for good, Aston Martin has established a new department that aims to keep its retired race cars on the track. The British firm on Thursday announced Aston Martin Heritage Racing, which brings all of its historic motorsport activity under the one roof. The main feature is...

  • Inside a Formula 1 car transmission
    Find out how an F1 car's gearbox works

    For those who dream of tearing apart race cars, but may not ever have the chance, we have the video for you. YouTuber Driver61 published a video last week that shows the teardown process of a Formula 1 car's gearbox, and what's inside to make the race car tick. Specifically, this is a transmission...

  • 1966 Toyota Sports 800 restored by Gazoo Racing

    Toyota will always be synonymous with the Supra name, but even before the Supra was a twinkle in some engineer's eye, there was the Sports 800. Toyota's Gazoo Racing motorsports division undertook the task of restoring this Sports 800 because it holds a special place in Toyota racing history—it won the first Suzuka 500-kilometer race in 1966. Gazoo Racing's Japanese site detailed the journey of the Toyota Sports 800, which was found in a garage completely abandoned and deteriorated. However, the body number revealed the car's true identity. This wasn't a civilian "Yotahachi," as locals...

  • 2019 Ford Mustang Australia Supercars race car
    2019 Ford Mustang Australia Supercars racer roars in

    Ford's Mustang is almost ready to start terrorizing the competition in the Australia Supercars touring car series. Ford on Tuesday unveiled the new Mustang race car destined to compete in the 2019 Australia Supercars Championship, where it will replace the Falcon sedan-based racer that has starred...

  • Brabham BT62
    Watch the Brabham BT62 attack the Bathurst circuit

    Australia may be without a local auto industry, but locals have a lot to take pride in with the Australian-made Brabham BT62. With local endurance racer Luke Youlden at the wheel, the track-only supercar put up an impressive sub-2-minute time around the Mount Panorama Circuit in Bathurst, New South...

  • Walter Röhrl driving Porsche 718 Cayman rally car concept
    Watch Walter Röhrl test the Porsche 718 Cayman rally concept on ice

    Porsche plans to return to rally racing for the 2020 season with a new 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport-based race car and we're excited about what we've seen so far. At the GP Ice Race in Austria, Porsche let legendary racer Walter Röhrl climb behind the wheel to show off the 718 Cayman rally concept...

  • Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R wins 2019 Rolex 24 at Daytona
    F1 champion Alonso wins rain-soaked Rolex 24 at Daytona

    Fernando Alonso's return to the Rolex 24 at Daytona was a successful one, as the two-time Formula One champion won the race and the top DPi class in just his second attempt. Alonso, who retired from F1 at the end of last season, teamed up with drivers Renger van Der Zande, Jordan Taylor, and Kamui...

  • Porsche 911 RSR Brumos racing livery for 2019 Rolex 24 at Daytona
    Porsche goes retro for 24 Hours of Daytona with Brumos livery

    Porsche likes to honor the racing liveries of its past, and the company's racing team is climbing aboard the throwback bandwagon for this weekend's 2019 Rolex 24 at Daytona. The company will run two 911 RSR race cars with historic Brumos Racing Team liveries. The white cars with red and blue...

  • 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Drivers Series leaked

    Chevrolet is set to announce a special-edition Corvette on Friday at its preview event for the weekend's 2019 Rolex 24 at Daytona, where the Corvette Racing team will be competing, but details on the car have already surfaced via a Daytona International Speedway mobile phone app. The new special edition is called the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Drivers Series, and there isn't one but four cars to choose from. The image above is a screen shot of the four cars taken from the app. It was first posted on Wednesday by Corvette Blogger, which also has photos of some of the special-edition...

  • 2019 Formula 1 car design
    F1 in 2019: Teams to pay at least $546K to enter

    It's not cheap to operate a Formula One team, but the actual amounts paid to simply enter a team in the series are shocking. According to a report from Motorsport.com, the minimum cost for a team to compete in the 2019 F1 season is $546,133. The figure increases yearly based on the U.S. Consumer...

  • McLaren 2050 F1 car concept
    McLaren 2050 F1 race car: 300-mph EV that can shape-shift

    McLaren Applied Technologies has peered into its crystal ball and laid out what Formula One could look like three decades from now. It's no surprise that McLaren foresees race cars that will be entirely different machines compared to what we know today. McLaren predicts the F1 car of 2050 will be a...

  • 'Unrivaled: Earnhardt vs Gordon' documentary
    "Unrivaled: Earnhardt vs. Gordon" documentary premiers February 14

    NASCAR has seen many greats come and go, but there may not be a greater rivalry of the modern era than Dale Earnhardt and Jeff Gordon. A new documentary will explore the relationship and history of both star drivers when it debuts next month. Unrivaled: #EarnhardtVsGordon. Thursday, February 14 on...

  • Race of Champions 2019 Mexico City
    Rally driver Benito Guerra victorious at 2019 Race of Champions

    Mexico City played host to the 2019 Race of Champions this past weekend and fittingly, a local hero took home the title. Benito Guerra, a star Mexican rally driver, walked away victorious at the end of the showdown, which brings together the world's elite racing drivers for an epic bracketed...

  • Mick Schumacher, son of Michael Schumacher
    Mick Schumacher joins Ferrari Driver Academy

    Mick Schumacher, the son of legendary Formula 1 racer Michael Schumacher, has made a move that would make his father quite proud, we imagine. The Ferrari Driver Academy announced it had signed a contract with the young racer on Monday. Schumacher, 19, has quickly become a force in the motorsport...

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