Racing

  • Mick Schumacher, son of Michael Schumacher

    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 community. He gunned his way through Formula 4 and became the Formula 3 European champion last year. For 2019, Schumacher will race in Formula 2 alongside two additional new Ferrari driver academy faces: Giuliano Alesi and Callum Ilott. Mattia Binotto, team principal of Scuderia Ferrari, couldn't deny...

  • 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
    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

    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 Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel. Vettel eventually crossed the line second, roughly 2.5 seconds behind Hamilton. Third place went to Aston Martin Red Bull Racing's Max Verstappen some 12.7 seconds behind the winner. There was drama from the start, as Renault's Nico Hulkenberg tipped his car over at Turn 9...

  • 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
    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

    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 net worth individuals" who happen to be over 50 years old. Yes, this race series is only for "the mature driver," it seems. In all, 20 drivers will be handed the keys to lightly modified XE SV Project 8s, which can also be turned back into road cars once the series is finished. Recall, the Jaguar...

  • 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...

  • 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

    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...

  • 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
    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...

  • 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...

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