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  • Ferrari SF90 F1 race car

    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 sides, and a simpler wing. The intake behind the driver is taller and more narrow this year, and the SF90 sports a small T-wing near the exhausts, presumably to draw more air into the rear wing which is taller and wider this year compared to last year's SF71 racer. READ MORE: McLaren unveils new...

  • 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 goes retro for 24 Hours of Daytona with Brumos livery

    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...

  • 2019 Formula 1 car design

    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 Price Index. As part of a restructuring plan F1 and the FIA enacted in 2013, each team pays the basic entry fee plus an extra amount that depends on where it placed last year. For the 2019 season, each team will pay a $546,133 entry fee plus $5,459 per point it scored last year. There is one...

  • 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
    Toyota Hilux driven to 2019 Dakar Rally victory

    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...

  • Throwback liveries for Ford Chip Ganassi Racing GTs

    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 special liveries outside of its traditional red, white, and blue colors. The no. 66 car features the colors from the Roush Racing Motorcraft Ford Mustang, which won the GTO category at the Rolex 24 at Daytona in 1985. John Jones, Wally Dallenbach, Jr., and Doc Bundy drove the Motorcraft Mustang to...

  • 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...

  • Lamborghini Urus ST-X concept
    Lamborghini previews one-marque racing SUV with 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...

  • Max Verstappen

    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. Verstappen still managed to get across the line in second ahead of Ferrari's Kimi Räikkönen in third. The day also saw Mercedes secure its fifth Constructors' Championship title. The team is now only the second after Ferrari to secure five consecutive constructor titles. Verstappen was in the...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Mercedes-AMG's Lewis Hamilton at the 2018 Formula 1 Mexican Grand Prix
    Mercedes-AMG's Lewis Hamilton secures fifth Formula 1 title

    Mercedes-AMG's Lewis Hamilton secured the 2018 Formula 1 World Championship title on Sunday at the Mexican Grand Prix. It's the fifth time the Briton has taken the crown of motorsport's top echelon, meaning he's now in a rarefied league of drivers with five or more titles. The others are Juan...

  • Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, home of the Formula 1 Mexican Grand Prix
    2018 Formula 1 Mexican Grand Prix preview

    Round 19 of the 2018 Formula 1 World Championship is on this weekend at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, home of the Mexican Grand Prix, and there's a good chance we'll see Mercedes-AMG's Lewis Hamilton crowned with his fifth title. The Briton only needs to finish seventh or better...

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