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  • Dr. Robert Hubbard (right), HANS co-creator 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 standard for amateur and professional racing leagues and sanctioning bodies. Formula One, NASCAR, IndyCar, IMSA, the SCCA, and numerous others all require racers use HANS devices to ensure the drivers' safety in the event of a crash. The HANS device works to restrict neck movement in the event of hard...

  • 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
    Life before Supra: Toyota's Gazoo Racing restored a 1966 Sports 800 and it's awesome

    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...

  • 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

    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 car, and boy does the car look good and sound even better. Speaking of the noises, there's a 3.8-liter flat-6 parked in the rear and makes 425 horsepower, according to Porsche. The video shows Röhrl flicking through one corner of the ice track covered in snow with great precision and gives us...

  • 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
    2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Drivers Series special edition hiding in plain sight

    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...

  • 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

    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 FS1! pic.twitter.com/NsWW4P7oYB — FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) January 22, 2019 "Unrivaled: Earnhardt vs. Gordon" will debut on Fox Sports 1 after coverage of The Duels at Daytona, and it will take a never-before-seen look at both drivers' careers, and the moment Gordon began to steal thunder...

  • 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...

  • Porsche 718 Cayman rally car concept, Austria
    Porsche plots its return to rally racing with 718 Cayman

    After decades of missing out on the action, Porsche will once again return to rally racing. The company announced last Friday that it will develop a purpose-built factory rally race car along the lines of the Cayman GT4 Rally concept car shown last August. The factory race car, meant to do battle...

  • 2018 Volkswagen ID R Pikes Peak race car
    VW to chase Nürburgring EV record with ID R electric racer

    The Volkswagen ID R electric time attack special has a new mission on its hands: Obliterate the EV lap record at the Nürburgring Nordschleife. The current record is the 6:45.9 set by Nio and its EP9 track car back in 2017. VW will attempt to break the record this summer and insiders have...

  • 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
    Rumored 2019 Corvette special edition could be last with engine up front

    Chevrolet is set to introduce its highly anticipated mid-engine Corvette later this year. The new car represents the eighth generation of the Corvette line and its arrival will likely mark the end of the nameplate's front-engine era. This means a special-edition Corvette that Chevy is rumored to be...

  • Toyota Hilux at the 2019 Dakar rally

    A specially prepped Toyota Hilux pickup truck was driven to victory in the premier Car category of the 2019 Dakar Rally, the first for the Japanese automaker. Doing the driving was Nasser Al Attiyah and co-driver Mathieu Baumel, who finished the final stage of the grueling trek on Thursday with a 46-minute cushion. The Qatari driver now has three Dakar titles under his belt. And not only was it a first win for Toyota, but it was also the first time a vehicle running on gasoline has taken top honors since the competition was moved to South America from Africa in 2009 for safety reasons. Things...

  • 2020 Toyota Supra
    2020 Toyota Supra's fake vents can be made functional

    Despite numerous air vents on its body, the 2020 Toyota Supra does not actually make use of them for any sort of cooling or aero functions. However, they can be made functional. The Supra's lead engineer, Tetsuya Tada, told Road & Track in a Wednesday report that the blocked off plastic vents...

  • 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR
    Crank up the volume: VW reveals 286-horsepower Golf GTI TCR

    Volkswagen on Wednesday unveiled a tuned version of its Golf GTI inspired by the TCR race version of the car. It's called the Golf GTI TCR, and it was previewed by a concept at the 2018 Wörthersee Tour tuning fest held last May in Austria. The production version matches the concept car's...

  • 2018 Ferrari 488 GTE race car with livery depicting all stages of Club Competizioni GT
    Ferrari's Club Competizioni GT will see F40s and F50s on the track with the 488

    Ferrari used the 2019 Autosport International motorsport meet in the United Kingdom last week to announce the launch of the new Club Competizioni GT program. Similar to the existing Corse Clienti program, which organizes track days for owners of Ferrari's historic Formula 1 race cars, Club...

  • 2019 Hyundai Elantra GT N Line, 2019 Detroit auto show
    2019 Hyundai Elantra GT N Line hatchback is here because brandalism isn't exclusive to Germany

    The assimilation of the N performance sub-brand into the Hyundai borg didn't take long. On Monday, the automaker introduced the 2019 Hyundai Elantra GT N Line at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The Elantra GT N Line is a rebadged Elantra GT Sport from last year that...

  • Acura ARX-05 prototype race car with heritage livery, IMSA 2019 season
    Acura WeatherTech SportsCar Championship racers to sport heritage livery in 2019

    As IMSA celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, Acura plans to race its Acura Team Penske ARX-05 prototype race cars with a heritage-inspired livery. The Japanese luxury brand showed the new livery off on Thursday, revealing a design that traces its roots back to the1991-1993 Comptech Racing...

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