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  • Mercedes-AMG's Valtteri Bottas at the 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 champ, crossed second, though was 20 seconds back. Perhaps the biggest surprise, though, was the performance of Aston Martin Red Bull Racing, now running on Honda power. After an impressive drive, Max Verstappen finished third just a few seconds behind Hamilton. Sadly for Ferrari newcomer Charles...

  • 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...

  • Hurley Haywood in 'Hurley' documentary
    Hurley Haywood documentary details the racing legend's success, private life

    Motorsport fans will get a closer look at the success and private life of American racing driver Hurley Haywood in a new documentary later this month. The idea for the documentary, simply titled "Hurley," began in 2014 when Haywood's autobiography was in the works. Directed by Derek Dodge, with...

  • Romain Dumas drives the Volkswagen ID R at 2018 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb
    Peugeot calls out VW, says its Pikes Peak record is slow

    French brand Peugeot has fired shots at the current Pikes Peak record holder, Volkswagen. Peugeot believes it can overtake the German brand and set a quicker time at the famed hill climb. Yet, it appears said shots were blank shells because Peugeot doesn't actually have any plans to take the record...

  • Toyota Supra GT4 concept
    Toyota Supra GT4 Concept previews a possible customer race car

    Last year in Geneva, Toyota previewed the production 2020 Supra with a race car concept. This year, it will bring a Supra GT4 Concept to the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. The brand announced Friday that it will debut the Toyota Supra GT4 Concept on March 5 in Geneva. The concept previews a race car for...

  • 2019 Mercedes-AMG F1 car sketches
    Learn how an F1 race car is born

    A Formula One race car isn't simply an update of last year's racer. Instead, it takes about a year and a half to develop a car and hone the entire package. Mercedes-AMG has given us an inside look at how involved it is to develop an F1 car. In a YouTube video published earlier this month, the team...

  • 'Formula 1: Drive to Survive' trailer

    Formula One fans will be treated to a new docuseries this March called "Formula 1: Drive to Survive." The series is a Netflix-exclusive and premieres about a week before the kick off of the 2019 season. In F1's announcement on Wednesday, the league said to expect 10 episodes that dive not only into the fight to become World Champion, but also examine more intimate details of the teams and drivers. Viewers will gain insight into the drivers' personal lives, including their families and training, and the show will include commentary from team principals and owners. The series will follow each...

  • Ferrari SF90 F1 race car
    Ferrari unveils latest F1 racer to challenge Mercedes-AMG

    With its last championship-winning driver now behind the wheel of an Alfa Romeo, Ferrari on Friday revealed the SF90 Formula One racer that it'll use to challenge Mercedes-AMG's dominance in the hybrid era. The newest red racer from Maranello sports a matte paint job, smaller barge boards along the...

  • Aston Marin Red Bull Racing RB15 2019 F1 race car
    2019 Red Bull Racing F1 car revealed, fires up Honda engine at Silverstone

    This year marks a major shift for Red Bull Racing and its Formula One team: a switch to Honda engines. On Wednesday, the team unveiled the Aston Martin Red Bull Racing RB15, its race car for the 2019 season. The new car ditches the red, blue, and yellow colors from the past for a more sinister...

  • 2019 Mercedes-AMG W10 Formula 1 race car
    2019 Mercedes-AMG F1 car revealed, laps Silverstone

    The 2019 Formula One season is only weeks away and teams have begun to reveal the cars they've been working on for the past two years. This is Mercedes-AMG's latest pride and joy: the F1 W10 EQ Power+. The new F1 car bowed on Thursday as the team took the car for its first laps around Silverstone...

  • Walter Röhrl driving Porsche 718 Cayman rally car concept
    Watch Walter Röhrl test the Porsche 718 Cayman rally concept on ice

    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...

  • 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 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 stripes recall the original Brumos colors Porsche race cars wore throughout the second half of the 20th century, though the red and blue stripes are filled in with the number 59, a nod to the historic racing number from the company's past. The first race for the Brumos team was also the first official...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Throwback liveries for Ford Chip Ganassi Racing GTs
    Ford GT to wear historic liveries for Rolex 24 at Daytona

    Fans will be treated to historic liveries on a pair of Ford GTs set to do battle in the Rolex 24 at Daytona later this month. Ford Performance and Ford Chip Ganassi Racing unveiled two throwback liveries for the numbers 66 and 67 GT race cars on Thursday. It's the first time the GT will sport...

  • Team O'Neil talks about racing drive shafts versus street car drive shafts
    What's the difference between street and rally car driveshafts and CV joints?

    Driveshafts, or propshafts, and constant velocity (CV) joints are crucial to the proper and safe operation of a vehicle. They are necessary to move a car forward and make it turn. But what sort of equipment is needed for a race car? In this video, Wyatt Knox and Tim O'Neil himself from Team O'Neil...

  • Formula E Attack Mode
    Formula E race cars to get "Attack Mode"

    The Formula E series will spice things up with a new "Attack Mode" fitted to race cars for the 2018/2019 season. Think of the new mode as a combination of a Joker Lap and a push-to-pass system. The former installs an alternative route the driver must take on a particular circuit, while the latter...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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