Racing

  • Lamborghini 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 that will compete in a new one-make series in 2020, according to Lamborghini's announcement. Interestingly, the races will consist of on-track and off-road portions at FIA-sanctioned courses in Europe and the Middle East. Naturally, the Urus will be able to tackle either terrain. The concept features...

  • Max Verstappen
    F1: Verstappen denied Brazil win after scuffle with lapped Ocon

    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...

  • 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

    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 to equalize Juan Manuel Fangio's tally of five titles. Incidentally, Mexico is where Hamilton secured his fourth title one year ago. The Mexican race only returned to the calendar in 2015 after last being run in 1992. It's held at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, a circuit located in...

  • Ferrari's Kimi Räikkönen at the 2018 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix
    Räikkönen returns to top of podium with 2018 United States Grand Prix win

    Ferrari's Kimi Räikkönen returned to the top podium spot Sunday by winning the 2018 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix held at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. Second place went to Aston Martin Red Bull Racing's Max Verstappen while third went to Mercedes-AMG's Lewis...

  • Circuit of the Americas, home of the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix
    2018 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix preview

    Round 18 of the 2018 Formula 1 World Championship sees the focus switch from Eastern to Western hemispheres as teams descend upon the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas for this weekend's United States Grand Prix. Despite being one of the newer locations on the F1 calendar, COTA has already...

  • Mercedes-AMG's Lewis Hamilton at the 2018 Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix
    Mercedes-AMG's Lewis Hamilton wins eventful 2018 Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix

    There was plenty of action on Sunday at the 2018 Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix though not at the front of the pack were Mercedes-AMG cemented another one-two finish, with star driver Lewis Hamilton claiming the win and teammate Valtteri Bottas crossing the line 12.919 seconds later. Hamilton...

  • Suzuka Circuit, home of the Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix
    2018 Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix preview

    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...

  • Mercedes-AMG at the 2018 Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix
    Bottas cedes Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix win to Hamilton on team orders

    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...

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

    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 longest on the calendar. The layout is characterized by long straights and sweeping hairpins, but there are also some slow sections that feature 90-degree corners. Meanwhile the surface is known for being very smooth and slippery as the circuit was only completed in 2014, however the asphalt has matured...

  • 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...

  • 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
    2018 Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix preview

    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...

  • Mercedes-AMG's Lewis Hamilton at the 2018 Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix
    Mercedes rains on Ferrari parade at Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix

    Mercedes-AMG's Lewis Hamilton overcame the odds on Sunday to take out the 2018 Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix. Ferrari was the dominant force at Saturday's qualifying, with Kimi Räikkönen securing pole with a blistering 1:19.119. This was a new record for the fastest lap in F1 history...

  • Autodromo Nazionale Monza, home of the Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix
    2018 Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix preview

    The 2018 Formula 1 World Championship continues this weekend with the Italian Grand Prix at the legendary Autodromo Nazionale Monza. The Italian event is typically the last of the European rounds, as is the case this year, and it's always a great race to attend, thanks in part to thousands of...

  • Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel at the 2018 Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix

    Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel executed a brilliant pass of Mercedes-AMG's Lewis Hamilton on the first lap of Sunday's Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix and didn't look back, winning the race with an 11-second gap to Hamilton. Both drivers were lucky to avoid a major collision in the first corner, caused when Renault's Nico Hulkenberg braked late and ran into the back of McLaren's Fernando Alonso. The impact sent Alonso's car into the air, clipping the rear wing of the Sauber of Charles Leclerc in the process and calling out the safety car. Hulkenberg was given a 10-place grid penalty for the action...

  • Spa-Francorchamps, home of the Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix
    2018 Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix preview

    With the summer break now over, the 2018 Formula 1 World Championship picks up again this weekend with the Belgian Grand Prix. The race is once again being held on the 4.35-mile Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium's Ardennes region. It's an historic circuit that has been the venue of some of the...

  • Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler at the 2017/2018 Formula E New York ePrix
    First-generation Formula E race cars up for sale

    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...

  • 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...

  • Mercedes-AMG Petronas eSports gamer team
    Mercedes-AMG forms eSports racing team

    Four gamers have caught the break of a lifetime as the inaugural members of Mercedes-AMG's newly founded eSports team. On Tuesday, the company announced the Mercedes-AMG Petronas eSports team will enter the 2018 F1 eSports Series. eSports, or electronic sports, are a form of organized video game...

  • 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...

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