Racing

  • McLaren IndyCar, 2019

    Fernando Alonso and the McLaren IndyCar team will not be on the grid for this weekend's Indy 500. The team's qualifying and testing days were plagued with serious errors that, frankly, border the edge of unforgivable. ESPN recapped an initial Associated Press report and spoke with McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown to receive additional details about everything that went wrong. In the Friday report, Brown confirmed previous media reports about a "comedy of errors" that cost McLaren a spot on the grid this weekend. The team did not finish its own steering wheel design in time, which left Alonso...

  • Monaco
    2019 Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix preview

    Round six of the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship takes us to the south of France for the prestigious Monaco Grand Prix. The race is the most famous on the calendar, but it's also a bit of an anomaly due to its low speeds, a result of its historic setting in the principality. The Monaco Grand Prix...

  • 2018 BMW M8 GTE racecar
    BMW to bid farewell to WEC motorsport series

    BMW's run in endurance racing lasted just a single season. BMW said Wednesday it will exit the World Endurance Championship series as it makes changes to its motorsports program. That will make the 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans this June BMW's farewell to WEC. "We will not compete in WEC going forward,"...

  • The finish of the 96th Indy 500 - Photo courtesy IZOD IndyCar Series/LAT USA
    After decades on ABC, NBC will air 2019 Indy 500

    The 2019 Indianapolis 500 will be a little different for viewers. Since 1965, ABC has broadcast the big race, but NBC outbid its rival broadcast company for rights to air the race this year. With the network shift, NBC is already working hard to promote and carry on traditions ABC started. The...

  • Venturi commits to Extreme E electric SUV race series
    Venturi first to sign up for Extreme E electric SUV racing

    Formula E plans to launch a new series focused on electric off-road vehicles called Extreme E, and it has its first committed team. Venturi, an electric vehicle company and current Formula E team, announced it will participate in the Extreme E series in an announcement last week Tuesday. Venturi...

  • Porsche 935 historical livery
    Color us envious: Porsche digs into motorsport archives for reborn 935 liveries

    Porsche stunned performance enthusiasts and motorsport fans around the world last September when it revealed a true second-generation 935 race car. However, the lucky few (Porsche will build just 77 cars) who will get the honor of owning one will have a tough decision to make: which one of these...

  • 2019 Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix

    Mercedes-AMG's current domination of the rest of the Formula 1 field continued over the weekend at the 2019 Spanish Grand Prix, with the team on Sunday ratcheting up its fifth one-two finish in five races. It was reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton who crossed the line first, with teammate Valtteri Bottas coming in four seconds behind. Rounding out the top three was Aston Martin Red Bull Racing's Max Verstappen. Bottas started the race on pole but a clutch issue meant he was unable to get off the line as quickly as his teammate. Hamilton at second on the grid was in the lead by the first...

  • Circuit de Catalunya, home of the Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix
    2019 Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix preview

    The 2019 Formula 1 World Championship heads into the European leg of the calendar, starting this weekend with round five, the Spanish Grand Prix, which once again takes place at the Circuit de Catalunya just outside of Barcelona. The 4.6-mile track is one teams and drivers know well, as it's been...

  • 1967 910/8 Bergspyder preserved at Porsche Museum
    Porsche race car has been preserved since its final race in 1967

    Classic automobiles aren't just commodities, investments, or playthings—sometimes they're history. Among automakers, perhaps Porsche knows it best and their new approach to historically important cars epitomizes that logic: preservation over restoration. This example is a 1967 910/8...

  • 2019 Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix
    Bottas leads Mercedes one-two finish at 2019 Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix

    Mercedes-AMG's Formula 1 domination continued over the weekend at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, where the German team was able to notch up yet another one-two finish. This time it was Valtteri Bottas who crossed the line first on Sunday, the Finn having also started the race on pole. His teammate...

  • Baku City Circuit, home of the Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix
    2019 Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix preview

    Round four of the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship is on this weekend, and teams are in the city of Baku, home of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. The race is held on the Baku City Circuit, a Hermann Tilke-designed street circuit that stretches 3.73 miles and features the key characteristics of a long...

  • VW ID R in the wind tunnel
    See how the Volkswagen ID R implements F1 engineering for 'Ring run

    Volkswagen has its eyes on obliterating the EV lap record at the Nürburgring Nordschleife with the ID R, and it's looking to Formula One technology to enhance the car's performance around the racetrack. The brand produced a video to highlight the changes it's worked on to tackle the Green...

  • Franco Scribante Racing Nissan GT-R hillclimb race car

    This Nissan GT-R is going hillclimb racing, and it will surely won't leave the ground with wicked wings attached to the front and rear. The custom GT-R is the work of Franco Scribante Racing of Kyalami, South Africa. The race car's debut came this past Monday after the racing team teased the car on Facebook, but it will make its racing debut at the Simola Hillclimb in the South African town of Knysna in May. Carscoops first reported on the car on Wednesday. Although the team didn't share much about the crazy front and rear wings, they'll surely do everything possible to keep the race car...

  • Volkswagen ID R Nürburgring electric race car
    Meet the Volkswagen ID R that aims to set a new Nürburgring record

    Volkswagen announced its intentions to tackle the Nürburgring Nordschleife with its ID R electric race car in January, and on Wednesday, the company revealed the car set to take on the Green Hell. We've seen the ID R electric race car before when it smashed the outright record at the Pikes...

  • Mercedes-AMG's Lewis Hamilton at the 2019 Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix
    Another one-two for Mercedes-AMG at 2019 Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix

    Mercedes-AMG enjoyed its third one-two finish in a row in the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship after star driver Lewis Hamilton crossed the finish line first on Sunday at the Chinese Grand Prix, which was F1's 1,000th race. Teammate Valtteri Bottas crossed the line 6.5 seconds later in what turned...

  • Shanghai International Circuit, home of the Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix
    2019 Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix preview

    Round three of the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship is the Chinese Grand Prix, which is on this weekend at the Shanghai International Circuit. The Chinese race will be the 1,000th F1 grand prix since the inaugural race was held at the United Kingdom's Silverstone Circuit in May of 1950. A lot has...

  • Mike Häkkinen, 2019
    Double F1 champion Mika Häkkinen to race a McLaren again

    Mika Häkkinen will find himself behind the wheel of a McLaren race car once again. The two-time Formula 1 champion is confirmed to race the Suzuka 10 Hour in Japan behind the wheel of a McLaren 720S GT3 customer race car. The F1 champion in 1998 and 1999, who drove for McLaren, will race...

  • Ferrari FXX K Evo
    Track-only Ferrari models to invade Laguna Seca for Ferrari Racing Days

    Ferrari fans should pack their bags for WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca this May as the Ferrari Racing Days will storm the track. Fans will be able to see some of the most sought-after Ferrari production cars duke it out on the track. The Italian firm announced Thursday that the Ferrari Racing Days...

  • Modified McLaren 720S runs 8s at drag strip

    The McLaren 720S is no joke of a supercar from the factory, but with a few modifications one 720S managed to crack into the 8-second range at the drag strip. DragTimes posted video of the modified 720S clocking seriously impressive times in the quarter-mile, and eventually we see the almighty run that took the supercar into the 8s. The record-setting run took place at Atco Dragway in New Jersey, where the weather happened to be just right for the runs, too. The car's upgrades come from Wheels Boutique, which installed a new turbocharger, exhaust and ECU tune. This 720S is also without...

  • Mercedes-AMG's Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari's Charles Leclerc at the 2019 Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix
    Hamilton clinches Bahrain F1 victory after reliability issues plague Leclerc

    There was heartbreak for Charles Leclerc on Sunday at the 2019 Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix, with reliability issues stealing a likely first victory for the Ferrari newcomer. Leclerc was the fastest all day but with 15 laps of the Bahrain International Circuit remaining, his car's power unit went...

  • Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, home of the Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix
    2019 Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix preview

    Round two of the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship is the Bahrain Grand Prix, which takes place this weekend at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir. Located in the middle of a desert, the 3.36-mile Bahrain International Circuit presents several challenges, from the heat to the blowing sand...

  • What's inside an F1 tire
    Watch an F1 tire be sliced open in the name of curiosity

    Curiosity, in this case, brought out the grinders and saws. One YouTuber decided he'd have a look at what the inside of a Formula 1 tire looks like, all in the pursuit of knowledge. The tire is a standard issue Pirelli F1 tire that teams use, and right away, it's clear they're tough. It requires a...

  • Mercedes-AMG's Valtteri Bottas at the 2019 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix
    Valtteri Bottas brings home the win at 2019 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix

    It was a one-two finish for Mercedes-AMG at the Australian Grand Prix on Sunday, the opening round of the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship. Star driver Lewis Hamilton started the race on pole but it was his teammate, Valtteri Bottas, who would cross the finish line first. Hamilton, the reigning...

  • Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, home of the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix
    2019 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix preview

    After the long winter break, a new season of the Formula 1 World Championship is finally upon us. As usual, the first race on the calendar is the Australian Grand Prix, which runs this weekend at the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, a street circuit in the vicinity of Melbourne's Albert Park. The stop...

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