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  • Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler at the 2017/2018 Formula E New York ePrix

    The first-generation Formula E racers have officially been retired after four seasons, but a second life awaits them in private hands. Formula E is now offering the electric race cars for sale after each team returned the racers following the conclusion of the 2017-2018 season. Bloomberg reported last Tuesday that Formula E isn't actively listing the cars for sale, but their purchase is spreading by word of mouth, rather. In total, 40 first-generation racers are up for grabs and available for collectors to purchase. Each car will cost between $200,000 and $298,000, but values may more or less...

  • Pierre Gasly
    Gasly to join Verstappen at Red Bull Racing in 2019

    Red Bull Racing late on Monday confirmed that Formula 1 rising star Pierre Gasly will join the team in 2019 as the replacement for Daniel Ricciardo, who is leaving to join Renault. Gasly currently drives for Red Bull feeder team Toro Rosso and his promotion to the top team was largely expected. He...

  • The only two factory-prepared racing Bugatti EB110
    The story of the last 2 factory-built Bugatti race cars

    Everyone loves supercars, but some supercars receive more attention than others. One super machine that often slips through the cracks of memory and time is the Bugatti EB110. Just 139 were produced over a span of five years. Of that run, just two were turned into factory-built racing machines. One...

  • Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport rally car concept
    Porsche 718 Cayman rally car concept makes debut

    Porsche's rally cars of the 1980s are the stuff of legends. We're talking cars like the 911 SC RS and 959 Group B heroes. While Porsche has focused more on the race track than the dirt track in recent years, you'll still find modern Porsches at rally races around the globe. These are typically...

  • 2018 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet drag race car
    2018 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet debuts with 5.2-liter supercharged V-8

    It was 50 years ago that Ford dealer and racer Bob Tasca came out with the original Mustang Cobra Jet. Now Ford has unveiled a 50th anniversary special based on the sixth-generation Mustang, and it's the fastest and most powerful Mustang drag racer ever offered by the factory. The big news is that...

  • Carlos Sainz
    McLaren confirms Carlos Sainz as Fernando Alonso's replacement

    Formula 1 driver Carlos Sainz will join McLaren for the 2019 season. The Bahraini government-owned team said Thursday it signed a multi-year contract with Sainz, who will fill the seat of Fernando Alonso who announced Tuesday he will step down from F1 after the current season. Sainz currently...

  • 1963 Ferrari 275 P chassis No. 0816 - Image via RM Sotheby's

    After reading the heading you're probably wondering how the overall winner at the 1963 24 Hours of Le Mans was only just discovered after more than half a century. Well, it was only due to a little digging by RM Sotheby's after being consigned a very special 1963 Ferrari 275 P. The car, bearing chassis No. 0816, was already known to be the overall winner at the 1964 24 Hours of Le Mans, with drivers Nino Vaccarella and Jean Guichet scoring the win. But RM Sotheby's has managed to learn that the car was also the overall winner at the 1963 race, making it the only Ferrari and one of a few other...

  • Fernando Alonso
    Fernando Alonso to quit F1 after 2018 season

    Current McLaren driver Fernando Alonso will end his career in Formula 1 after the current season, the double world champion confirmed Tuesday. “After 17 wonderful years in this amazing sport, it’s time for me to make a change and move on,” he said. The Spaniard also thanked his...

  • Isle of Man TT by Studiokippenberger
    Isle of Man TT documentary captures the beauty and danger of the race

    It's just a small rock in the middle of the Irish Sea, but for those who love motorcycle racing, the Isle of Man is an almost magical place. This is the home of the Snaefell Mountain Course, which is a twisting road circuit that unfolds over the course of 37.75 miles. The speeds are high, and the...

  • Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro
    Aston Martin likely to race Valkyrie successor at Le Mans

    Aston Martin is more likely to race the successor to its Valkyrie and not the Valkyrie itself in the so-called Hypercar class (a name is yet to be selected) that will replace LMP1 as the premier class of the World Endurance Championship, and thus the 24 Hours of Le Mans as well. The news was...

  • Daniel Ricciardo takes an American road trip in his Formula 1 race car
    Daniel Ricciardo does San Francisco to Vegas in F1 car

    Road trips are almost an essential part of life. You break away and hit the open road leaving your daily stress points in the rearview mirror. Part of what makes a road trip a great trip is having the right car at your disposal. If you're Formula 1 racer Daniel Ricciardo, that car would be built by...

  • Ford Mustang NASCAR Cup Racer
    Pony up: 2019 Ford Mustang NASCAR cup racer is ready for the track

    Hot on the heels of the 10 millionth Mustang built is the Ford Mustang NASCAR cup racer. The Blue Oval on Thursday revealed the cup racer ahead of its competition debut in the 2019 NASCAR Cup Series, where it will fill the shoes of the Fusion. Ford Performance and the design team's goal was to...

  • Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign

    The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion has honored many car companies since its first event in 1974. At the 2018 event, Nissan will become the first Japanese make to receive said honor. Nissan announced on Monday that the RMMR has chosen the company and that it will support the event with a slew of historic vehicles from its past and current motorsport programs. "Never before has a Japanese automaker been so honored," Barry Toepke, vice president of communication and historic racing at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, said. "We wanted to change that course and feature Nissan and Datsun...

  • Force India Formula 1 team during 2018 summer test in Hungary
    Force India saved by F1 driver Lance Stroll's billionaire father

    Canadian fashion mogul Lawrence Stroll has emerged as the head of a consortium of investors with a rescue deal for the financially capped but highly competitive Force India F1 team. Force India entered administration on July 27, a process similar to bankruptcy protection, following a court decision...

  • Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta
    Report: Ferrari, Ford pull out of WEC's “Hypercar” class talks

    Organizers of the World Endurance Championship, whose highlight is the 24 Hours of Le Mans, are currently embroiled with automakers, teams and other stakeholders over a major shakeup to the series' top class in time for the 2020/2021 season. The current proposal is to replace the current LMP1 class...

  • T1 Turbine concept race car
    Race car concept has illegal turbine powertrain, aims to replace F1 race cars

    Turbine-powered race cars were banned long ago by the racing community's sanctioning bodies, but that won't stop Keith Hylton and his dream to bring the Turbine T1 to life. Hylton, a California-based businessman with team ownership experience, calls his T1 Turbine concept race car a new-generation...

  • Jenson Button drives the 2017 Honda Civic Type R at the Hungaroring
    F1 champ Jenson Button sets 2017 Honda Civic Type R's final lap record

    Honda has been out to prove the performance of its Civic Type R since the feisty hatch debuted for the 2017 model year, and its yardstick has been to set the lap record for front-wheel-drive cars at famous race tracks around the globe, including the Nürburgring. The final attempt took place...

  • Daniel Ricciardo
    Daniel Ricciardo to quit Red Bull to join Renault in 2019 F1 season

    Australian racing driver Daniel Ricciardo will quit Red Bull Racing at the end of the current Formula 1 season to join Renault, where he'll race alongside the team's current driver Nico Hülkenberg in the 2019 season. It means Ricciardo will replace Renault's other current driver Carlos Sainz...

  • Teaser for Ligier GT race car debuting in September

    Ligier is a French car brand established in 1969 by former racing driver and rugby player Guy Ligier. Ligier is still in operation today but sells tiny city cars and commercial vehicles. It also produces single-seat and prototype race cars through an association with fellow French firm Onroak Automotive. The brand will soon have a GT race car in its portfolio, a teaser for which was released last week. The new GT race car is being developed to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Ligier and will make its debut in September. The car is being developed in line with the FIA's Group E II-SH...

  • MotorsportsCoach.com
    New website connects professional racing coaches with enthusiasts

    Want to rent a house in Michigan for the weekend? No problem, go to AirBnB and in a few clicks can have you in a lovely cottage on a lake. Looking to find a professional racing coach to sit right-seat during a track day or to help with launch timing at the dragstrip? A new website called...

  • Force India's Esteban Ocon and Sergio Perez at the 2018 Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix
    Force India F1 team enters bankruptcy protection

    The Force India Formula 1 team entered administration on Friday following a court decision made in London. Similar to bankruptcy protection, the administration process will see the team's operations continue as normal while a new investor or potential new owner is sought. “We shall be...

  • Mercedes-AMG's Lewis Hamilton at the 2018 Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix
    Hamilton cruises to victory in 2018 Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix

    There was little to fluster Mercedes-AMG's Lewis Hamilton on Sunday during the 2018 Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix. After starting the race on pole, Hamilton managed to keep ahead of the field despite the Ferraris looking faster and more controllable throughout the weekend. Things were a bit more...

  • Pirelli Design P Zero Sound bluetooth speaker
    Pirelli Design apes F1 tire for new Bluetooth speaker

    Pirelii Design has the perfect item for those that fall in the middle of a Venn diagram comprised of motorsport fans and audiophiles. It's a new Bluetooth speaker created through a partnership with Italian audio company IXOOST, and the design is modeled after the tires used on Formula 1 race cars...

  • Hungaroring, home of the Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix
    2018 Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix preview

    Round 12 of the 2018 Formula 1 World Championship, the last before the summer break, is on this weekend in Hungary. The Hungarian Grand Prix is once again taking place at the Hungaroring, located close to the capital Budapest. It's one of the slowest tracks on the calendar, with the current layout...

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