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  • Alexander Albon

    Scuderia Toro Rosso on Monday confirmed it has picked Alexander Albon to drive alongside Daniil Kvyat in the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship. The Formula 2 driver replaces Brendon Hartley at the Aston Martin Red Bull Racing feeder team, with his appointment effectively finalizing the driver lineup for the 2019 season. Force India is yet to announce a teammate for Sergio Perez next season, but it's a safe bet Lance Stroll, whose billionaire father Lawrence Stroll recently saved the team from bankruptcy, will join the squad eventually. Stroll is already driving for Force India at the current...

  • Mercedes-AMG's Lewis Hamilton at the 2018 Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
    Hamilton ends 2018 F1 season with Abu Dhabi Grand Prix win

    Mercedes-AMG's Lewis Hamilton didn't let off one bit during Sunday's Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix despite having already secured the 2018 title in October at the Mexican Grand Prix. Hamilton started the race on pole and was never really unsettled from there, despite a strong challenge from...

  • Bruce Canepa's Porsche 959
    Bruce Canepa says Porsche is the ultimate driver's car

    Opinions vary greatly on what makes the ultimate driver's car, but when Bruce Canepa speaks, we listen up. The former professional racer makes the case that Porsche is the best of the best in a new video collaboration with video game "CSR Racing." Those who don't know Canepa, we'll provide a quick...

  • A visual showing how your head and neck move during a crash without a HANS device
    This is why you should wear a HANS device

    It stands for Head and Neck Support, and the HANS device is a vital piece of safety gear every race car driver should be using. The Motorsport Safety Foundation has put together a video showing exactly why you need to be wearing a HANS device when you're out on the racetrack. A fire suit-wearing...

  • Mika Häkkinen drives 1995 McLaren F1 GTR Le Mans winner
    Mika Häkkinen drives the McLaren F1 GTR Le Mans winner

    Twenty-three years after the #59 McLaren F1 GTR crossed the finish line in first place at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the car is back at the track. And McLaren put a legendary driver behind the wheel. Mika Häkkinen, former McLaren driver and 1998 and 1999 Formula 1 World Champion, climbed behind...

  • Yas Marina Circuit, home of the Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
    2018 Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix preview

    The 2018 Formula 1 World Championship concludes with this weekend’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. There were high hopes going into the 2018 season that the top teams would be more competitive. And in the first half there were plenty of great battles as Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and...

  • Lamborghini Urus ST-X concept

    Lamborghini will take its Urus SUV racing, and on Saturday it debuted a preview of the mean green racing machine in the form of the Urus ST-X race concept. Lamborghini showed the Urus ST-X concept at its Super Trofeo 2018 World Finals in Vallelunga, Italy. The concept previews the race-ready SUVs that will compete in a new one-make series in 2020, according to Lamborghini's announcement. Interestingly, the races will consist of on-track and off-road portions at FIA-sanctioned courses in Europe and the Middle East. Naturally, the Urus will be able to tackle either terrain. The concept features...

  • 1993 Jaguar XJ220C
    Gorgeous Jaguar XJ220C race car heads to auction

    Jaguar only made 275 examples of the XJ220 supercar back in the early '90s, but a true XJ220C is literally one-of-a-kind. Thankfully, for someone with a healthy bank account, there's one headed to auction. Auction house Bonhams will see off this 1993 Jaguar XJ220C at its Bond Street Sale on next...

  • Lamborghini SC18
    Lamborghini motorsport squad builds a wild one-off Aventador

    You thought the SVJ was going to be the end of the performance road for the Aventador? It seems Lamborghini's Squadra Corse motorsport department had other plans. Helping to mark the end of the 2018 season of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo one-make series, Squadra Corse late on Friday unveiled its...

  • McLaren Sparco create world's lightest race suit
    McLaren and Sparco create the world's lightest FIA race suit

    Every pound matters on the race track, and automakers have worked tirelessly over decades to gain a competitive advantage. However, McLaren and Sparco looked outside of the car itself to shave weight and created the world's lightest FIA-sanctioned race suit. McLaren used the SP16+ suit for its...

  • 2019 Hyundai Veloster N
    Hyundai Veloster N TCR race car being prepped for 2019 Michelin Pilot Challenge

    Hyundai currently offers an i30 N-based race car for customer teams competing around the globe in TCR competition. But in markets where the i30 N isn't available, such as the United States, local teams have been seeking a race car based on the related Veloster N. Hyundai last week finally confirmed...

  • Fernando Alonso
    McLaren and Alonso returning to Indy 500 in 2019

    Spanish racing driver Fernando Alonso is in the hunt for motorsport's coveted Triple Crown, and that means he'll return to the Indianapolis 500 in 2019. The race is scheduled for May 26. McLaren and Alonso made the announcement on Saturday. The Triple Crown consists of a win at the 24 Hours of Le...

  • Alex Zanardi tests BMW M8 GTE racer

    Alex Zanardi, a current BMW factory driver, has completed his first test of the BMW M8 GTE racer. The handicapped driver spent three days at Miramas in southern France in preparation for the 2019 24 Hours of Daytona race scheduled for next January. Zanardi not only spent the three days to learn and become acquainted with the M8 GTE, but also tested functions that allow him to operate the car as a handicapped driver. Zanardi lost both legs in a 2001 CART race, but that hasn't stopped him from competing in motorsport. He's spent his recent career racing for BMW in Germany's DTM series. Not only...

  • 2018 Jaguar F-Type Convertible rally car
    F-Type rally car celebrates 70 years of Jaguar sports cars

    Jaguar has developed a pair of F-Type Convertible rally cars to celebrate 70 years of its sports car heritage. In particular, they give a nod to Jaguar's first sports car, the XK120 introduced in 1948. We'll just ignore the SS-100 launched the previous decade by SS Cars, the company that was...

  • Max Verstappen
    F1: Verstappen denied Brazil win after scuffle with lapped Ocon

    Aston Martin Red Bull Racing's Max Verstappen was denied a well-deserved win on Sunday at the 2018 Formula 1 Brazilian Grand Prix following a scuffle with lapped Force India driver Esteban Ocon. It meant Mercedes-AMG's Lewis Hamilton was able to slip past and secure his 10th win of the season...

  • New Zealand man builds drift track around house
    New Zealand man built a drift track around his house

    Hamilton, New Zealand resident Takeshi Teruya decided to live out his dream when he moved from Japan in 2007. The 37-year-old drifting enthusiast built a 426-foot-long drift circuit...around his house. Now, Teruya can practice his hobby every single day without the need to travel more than a couple...

  • Roborace DevBot 2.0
    Roborace to use both drivers and self-driving Devbot 2.0 for inaugural season

    The inaugural Roborace season won't consist only of autonomous cars racing each other without drivers, after all. According to a Friday report from Motorsport.com, Roborace CEO Lucas di Grassi said the change is necessary for spectators. Thus, Robocar will sit on the sidelines in favor of a new...

  • Autódromo José Carlos Pace (Interlagos), home of the Formula 1 Brazilian Grand Prix
    2018 Formula 1 Brazilian Grand Prix preview

    The penultimate round of the 2018 Formula 1 World Championship takes us to the legendary Autódromo José Carlos Pace, home of the Brazilian Grand Prix. And even though Mercedes-AMG's Lewis Hamilton was already crowned with this year's title at the previous round in Mexico, the...

  • Proposed circuit for Formula 1 Vietnamese Grand Prix

    Formula 1 organizers together with Hanoi city officials announced Wednesday plans to host the first Vietnamese Grand Prix in 2020. It's the first new location to be announced by F1's latest owner Liberty Media, which has been eying the Southeast Asian nation for a potential race for quite some time. The move is part of F1's long-term strategy to broaden the appeal of the sport by hosting races in new locations. It isn't clear if any current races will be dropped to make way for the Vietnamese Grand Prix, though it certainly is a possibility with 2019's calendar already set to host a record 21...

  • Utah Motorsports Campus
    Geely purchases Utah Motorsports Campus

    Geely has bought itself a race track. The Chinese automaker announced Monday it has completed the purchase of the Utah Motorsports Campus, formerly known as the Miller Motorsports Park. The Toole County Commissioners has said it agreed to sell the motorsports park to Mitime Utah Investment LLC for...

  • Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus 007
    Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus first to sign on for WEC's new hypercar class

    Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus on Monday announced it signed a deal that will enable it to race in the so-called hypercar class that will replace the premier LMP1 class of the World Endurance Championship from the 2020/2021 season on. SCG will compete with a hypercar called the 007, which the company...

  • 2018 Jaguar XE SV Project 8
    New race series for wealthy to play with Jaguar XE SV Project 8

    Jaguar only build 300 examples of its wild XE SV Project 8, and soon a batch of them will be tapped for a new one-make race series. Top Gear reported in October that a privately run series known as Series Elite will be run with the XE SV Project 8 as the star car. Oh, and it's exclusively for "high...

  • Ken Block teases new Ford Escort RS rally car
    Ken Block teases new Ford Escort RS, plans for world tour

    After the tragic loss of Ken Block's original Ford Escort RS Group A rally racer, the rally all-star has teased its successor: another Escort RS. Block took to Facebook on Wednesday to tease the upcoming Escort RS build and announced preparations for a world tour in 2019. He plans to take his...

  • 1985 Porsche 959 Paris-Dakar during RM Sotheby's auction - Image via Darin Schnabel
    Paris-Dakar Porsche 959 fetches almost $6M at auction

    For those in their 30s and 40s, the Porsche 959 is likely a hero car from their childhoods. Built from 1984 to 1986 for Group B rally racing and homologated as a road car that was built from 1986 to '93, the 959 could approach 200 mph on the street and reach 130 mph off road. The 959 was a truly...

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