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  • Suzuka Circuit, home of the Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix

    Round 17 of the 2018 Formula 1 World Championship, the Japanese Grand Prix, takes place at the iconic Suzuka Circuit. Ask any driver to list their three favourite tracks, and 99 percent of them will include this one. It was designed in 1962 by Dutch car and racetrack designer John Hugenholz, originally as a test track for Honda, and it is notorious for its high speeds and limited runoff areas. It's a circuit of two halves, stretching 3.6 miles in length and featuring virtually every possible type of corner, from high speed kinks to flowing linked turns and profiled curved bends and chicanes...

  • 2018/2019 Audi e-tron FE05 Formula E race car
    Audi e-tron FE05 electric racer revealed for 2018/2019 Formula E season

    Audi on Thursday revealed its new race car developed for the 2018/2019 Formula E Championship, the fifth season of the electric car series whose first race is scheduled for December 15 in Ad Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. The car is the Audi e-tron FE05, which will be fielded by the Audi Sport Abt...

  • Audi Sport R8 LMS, 2018 Paris auto show
    Updates to Audi R8 previewed by 2019 LMS race car

    Audi Sport's R8 LMS racing into the 2019 motorsport season made a pit stop on Tuesday at the 2018 Paris auto show. The version shown is designed for GT3 competition but Audi Sport also offers an R8 LMS GT4. Crucially, the car shown features the design bound for an updated version of the R8 road car...

  • Rennsport Reunion VI, Weathertech Laguna Seca, September 2018
    Rennsport Reunion VI: A living, driving, racing museum

    In the movie “Night at the Museum," Ben Stiller plays a night watchman who gets caught up in all kinds of hijinks when the museum’s exhibits come alive. Stiller’s Larry Daley character interacts with heroes like Teddy Roosevelt, Sacagawea, and Christopher Columbus. That’s...

  • Scott Dixon Wins Fourth IndyCar Championship
    IndyCar is ready to introduce 900-horsepower engines by 2021

    Right now, an IndyCar race car is powered by an engine capable of producing between 550 and 750 horsepower. There's an additional 60 hp waiting in the wings with the Push-to-Pass feature. That's not enough, apparently. IndyCar drivers have been clamoring for more horsepower, and it looks like that...

  • Porsche 935 customer race car tests at Monza circuit
    Watch Porsche's modern 935 take to Monza

    Porsche on Thursday surprised the automotive world with the unveiling of a modern interpretation of the 1970s-era 935 race car based on the chassis of the 2018 911 GT2 RS. We now have video of the car testing at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza racetrack in Italy ahead of the start of deliveries next...

  • Mercedes-AMG at the 2018 Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix

    It was a sad day for motorsport fans on Sunday at the 2018 Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix. Mercedes-AMG's Valtteri Bottas ceded his leading position to teammate Lewis Hamilton on team orders, thus denying the Finn a second win in the race where he made his maiden victory one year ago. Bottas ended the race 2.545 seconds behind Hamilton, with Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel claiming the third spot on the podium 7.487 seconds behind the winner. Bottas, who isn't a contender for the championship this season, said in a statement that he understood the team's reasoning but that it was still a tough day...

  • 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon owned by Michael Andretti
    Buy Michael Andretti's barely used Dodge Demon

    If someone gifted you a car, would you drive it? I assume you would. Especially if that car happens to be an 840-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. Michael Andretti has access to all sorts of cars, so when he's given a Demon he doesn't need to drive it. That's why his car is heading to auction...

  • Sochi Autodrom, home of the Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix
    2018 Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix preview

    The 2018 Formula 1 World Championship heads to the shores of the Black Sea this weekend for round 16, the Russian Grand Prix, at the Sochi Autodrom. Designed by German architect Herman Tilke, Sochi is a street circuit with some permanent sections, and at 3.63 miles in length it is one of the...

  • Porsche 935 customer race car, 2018 Rennsport Reunion
    Porsche 935 customer race car celebrates 1978 "Moby Dick" 935 racer

    Suddenly it's 1978 all over again. With WeatherTech Laguna Seca Raceway as the backdrop, Porsche on Thursday unveiled the new 935 customer race car with a look that draws on the legendary 935 race car from the late 1970s and early '80s. The reveal took place at Rennsport Reunion VI, where the brand...

  • A superbike beats an F1 car, fighter jet, and Tesla Model S race car in a drag race
    Epic drag race sees fighter jet, F1 car, sport bike, and Tesla do battle

    With drag racing, there's always going to be winners and losers. It's a simple matter of getting to the finish line first and doing so by traveling in a straight line. One of the fastest ways to win a drag race, outside of an NHRA Top Fuel event, is with a race-ready sport bike. This remains true...

  • Ferrari-powered F1 car for the street Photo: Zacariasupercars
    This Ferrari-powered F1 replica is road-legal, production-bound

    Driving a real Formula 1 racer on the road isn't possible. That makes Zac Mihajlovic's homemade, road-legal F1 replica really something. Mihajlovic has documented the build process on Instagram, which reveals the car features an actual Ferrari V-12 engine. Specifically, the engine comes from an F12...

  • 2019 Porsche 911 RSR race car spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Porsche is close to revealing a new generation of its 911, the 992 series, and today we have our first look at one of the racing variants. It was spotted lapping the automaker's Weissach test track located near Stuttgart, Germany. The prototype is for the new 911 RSR which we expect to be ready during the 2019 motorsport season. This is the car that will likely compete in the GTE class of the 2019/2020 season of the World Endurance Championship, whose first round is scheduled for September 2019 and final round, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, scheduled for June 2020. The car should also compete in...

  • 2019 Volkswagen Jetta Bonneville Salt Flats racer during Sept. 2018 speed record attempt
    Modified 2019 VW Jetta breaks speed record with 210-MPH Bonneville Salt Flats run

    A specially prepared 2019 Volkswagen Jetta has just set a speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. During the most recent round of the Utah Salt Flats Racing Association’s World of Speed event, held September 10-13, the modified Jetta hit a top speed of 210.16 mph. That's a new...

  • 2019 Lamborghini  Huracán GT3 Evo
    Lamborghini makes Huracán GT3 racer faster for 2019

    You'll find versions of Lamborghini's Huracán GT3 in various race series around the globe, including in the GTD class of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Come the 2019 motorsport season, an even faster version will be lining up on the grid. It's called the Huracán GT3 Evo...

  • Mercedes-AMG's Lewis Hamilton at the 2018 Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix
    Hamilton unstoppable at 2018 Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix, Verstappen makes podium

    Mercedes-AMG's Lewis Hamilton secured his 69th Formula 1 victory with a win on Sunday at the 2018 Singapore Grand Prix. The Briton started on pole and was never really challenged, despite the long race being one where Mercedes' cars have struggled in the past. Aston Martin Red Bull Racing's Max...

  • Classic Porsche 911 at the Rennsport Reunion IV
    Porsche outlines plans for 2018 Rennsport Reunion

    The sixth iteration of Porsche's Rennsport Reunion is coming. Fans and enthusiasts will be treated to a lineup of championship-winning racing drivers, cars, and the people behind their victories. Porsche said that Rennsport Reunion VI will salute a "Marque of Champions." Naturally, some of the...

  • 2021 F1 racer renderings
    2021 F1 car design proposals focus on aerodynamics for better racing

    Formula One organizers noticed something about the current F1 car design: the cars don't race very well together on the track. Therefore, the latest design proposals for the 2021 F1 racer focus on aerodynamics. “When we started looking at the 2021 car, the primary objective was to enable the...

  • Marina Bay Circuit, home of the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix

    Round 15 of the 2018 Formula 1 World Championship takes us to Singapore, specifically the street circuit known as Marina Bay Circuit. It's been 10 years since the Singapore Grand Prix became part of the F1 calendar but the charm of the only night race on the calendar remains unchanged. Being F1’s only night event, the race has a completely different ambiance to those held during the day. Visibility is only made possible by the 1,500 halogen lamps, with drivers often donning tinted visors to reduce the glare. And the short straights, tight corners and bumpy surface all make the Marina...

  • Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy race car dynamic debut during 2018 Formula E Berlin ePrix
    Jaguar reveals calendar for I-Pace eTrophy's inaugural season

    Jaguar is breaking new ground with one of the world’s first race series for production electric cars. It's called the Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy, and the inaugural season coincides with the 2018/2019 season of the Formula E Championship, with the two series set to share the same street circuits...

  • 1983 Porsche 956 Group C race car - Image via Matthew Howell/RM Sotheby's
    1983 Porsche 956 Group C race car can be yours

    The Group C era was an amazing time in motorsport history. Amazing race cars built by a number of automakers were whipping over top racetracks at speeds in excess of 250 mph. One of the most legendary of all the Group C machines is the Porsche 956. With the right amount of scratch, it's now...

  • Nissan Formula E Livery
    Nissan buys stake in e.dams Formula E team

    Nissan will enter the Formula E Championship when the 2018/2019 season kicks off in December. It will be the fifth for the electric car series. Nissan isn't going it alone however as the automaker will partner up with successful team e.dams, which in previous seasons was partnered with Nissan's...

  • Don Panoz
    Legendary car racing entrepreneur Don Panoz dies

    Don Panoz, the man responsible for installing the American Le Mans Series and the visionary behind numerous road and race cars, passed away Tuesday. Racer reported that Panoz fell ill in recent weeks before passing away Tuesday morning at the age of 83. The Ohio native wasn't always in the business...

  • Charles Leclerc
    Leclerc to drive for Ferrari in 2019 while Räikkönen moves to Alfa Romeo Sauber

    Ferrari confirmed Tuesday that current Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 driver Charles Leclerc will join Sebastian Vettel in its driver lineup for the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship. The young Monégasque driver will replace Kimi Räikkönen who will fill the empty seat at Alfa Romeo Sauber...

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