Racing

  • Spice-X SX1 affordable electric race car

    Racing is a an expensive hobby, but a company by the name of Spice-X aims to make it affordable with a cheap race car, and it's a green proposition to boot. Spice-X is a collaborative effort between a handful of car companies based in Piedmont, Italy, with the goal to produce an affordable electric race car with lightweight yet inexpensive materials. Motor1 reported Sunday that the concept, called the Spice-X SX1, weighs just 1,323 pounds and measures 150.6 inches long and 66.7 inches wide. The body was designed by Fabrizio Pepe of Mastery Design. The other companies involved have not been...

  • MotorsportsCoach.com
    New website connects professional racing coaches with enthusiasts

    Want to rent a house in Michigan for the weekend? No problem, go to AirBnB and in a few clicks can have you in a lovely cottage on a lake. Looking to find a professional racing coach to sit right-seat during a track day or to help with launch timing at the dragstrip? A new website called...

  • Mercedes-AMG's Lewis Hamilton at the 2018 Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix
    Hamilton cruises to victory in 2018 Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix

    There was little to fluster Mercedes-AMG's Lewis Hamilton on Sunday during the 2018 Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix. After starting the race on pole, Hamilton managed to keep ahead of the field despite the Ferraris looking faster and more controllable throughout the weekend. Things were a bit more...

  • Hungaroring, home of the Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix
    2018 Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix preview

    Round 12 of the 2018 Formula 1 World Championship, the last before the summer break, is on this weekend in Hungary. The Hungarian Grand Prix is once again taking place at the Hungaroring, located close to the capital Budapest. It's one of the slowest tracks on the calendar, with the current layout...

  • Mercedes-AMG's Lewis Hamilton at the 2018 Formula 1 German Grand Prix
    Hamilton wins 2018 German Grand Prix after Vettel crash in final leg

    Mercedes-AMG's Lewis Hamilton went from 14th on the grid to the top of the podium on Sunday at the 2018 Formula 1 German Grand Prix thanks to a combination of brilliant driving and lots of luck. Problems with his gearbox during Saturday's qualifying meant the reigning world champion started the...

  • Hockenheimring, Germany
    2018 Formula 1 German Grand Prix preview

    After skipping things last year, the German Grand Prix is back on the calendar as round 11 of the 2018 Formula 1 World Championship, running this weekend at the Hockenheimring. While the circuit's layout has changed beyond recognition since its original flat-out incarnation of the 1930s, a distinct...

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

    Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel extended his lead in the 2018 Formula 1 World Championship by earning a hard-fought win on Sunday in the British Grand Prix. Mercedes-AMG's Lewis Hamilton claimed second spot approximately 2.2 seconds behind Vettel, while Ferrari's other man Kimi Räikkönen claimed third spot some 3.6 seconds after the winner. Things started off with Hamilton on pole and looking on track for a sixth-straight win at the Silverstone Circuit. However, it was not to be thanks to some bad luck. After suffering wheelspin at the start, Hamilton was passed by both Vettel and...

  • Porsche 919 Evo at the Nürburgring
    Porsche boasts about its record-breaking Nürburgring run

    Late last month, Porsche utterly obliterated the all-time Nürburgring record lap time with its 919 Hybrid Evo. Now, the German luxury and sports car maker is crowing about its achievement with a celebratory video. And Porsche crows loud and proud. Why shouldn't it? The marque held the previous...

  • NASCAR Toyota Supra
    Here's the new Toyota Supra heading to NASCAR next year

    A week before our peek at the new Toyota Supra all the way in the U.K., race fans in America got their first look at the Toyota Supra heading to NASCAR. Toyota on Thursday took the wraps off its new Supra heading to a NASCAR Xfinity Series groove near you next season. The NASCAR Xfinity Series sits...

  • Red Bull Ring, home of the Formula 1 Austrian Grand Prix
    2018 Formula 1 Austrian Grand Prix preview

    Round nine of the 2018 Formula 1 World Championship takes us this weekend to the city of Spielberg, where the Red Bull Ring, home of the Austrian Grand Prix, is located. At a short 2.688 miles in length, it takes just 68 seconds to complete a lap of the Red Bull Ring, which is made up of only nine...

  • Romain Dumas drives the Volkswagen ID R at 2018 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb
    VW ID R electric racer smashes Pikes Peak record

    Volkswagen has done it. The German automaker's ID R electric race car has not only broken the record for electric cars in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, it's also broken the record for all classes by setting a blistering time of 7:57.148 during the 2018 running held on Sunday. The...

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

    Mercedes-AMG's Lewis Hamilton claimed his 65th career win on Sunday at a revived Formula 1 French Grand Prix, held at the Circuit Paul Ricard located near Marseille. It's the first time in 10 years that the French race has been held. The Mercedes driver finished a full 7.0 seconds ahead of...

  • Teaser for 2018 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet drag race car

    The Chevrolet COPO Camaro will have some new competition at the dragstrip this year. Order books are now open for the 50th anniversary 2018 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet—a purpose-built Mustang drag racer. The new Mustang Cobra Jet celebrates Ford dealer and racer Bob Tasca's original model, and there are numerous nods to the nameplate's past. Foremost, Ford will build just 68 non-VIN production cars to honor the 1968 Mustang Cobra Jet's model year. And you read that right, the Cobra Jet won't be street legal. Customers can select either Race Red or Oxford White to mimic Tasca's 1968 original...

  • Underground Racing Lamborghini Huracan hits 259 mph in the half mile
    Underground Racing Lamborghini broke its own half-mile speed record

    The world of half-mile racing is on a continual quest for higher speeds. One of the leaders of this adventurous pack is Underground Racing, the North Carolina shop that takes Lamborghini engine modification to dizzying heights. We're talking 3,000 horsepower heights to be specific. Last year...

  • Nissan GT Academy
    Nissan searching for fast drivers in FIA-certified PlayStation Gran Turismo Championship

    Nissan is looking for its next generation of fast drivers and will tap the FIA-certified Gran Turismo Manufacturers Series Championship to do so. Not to be confused with the Nissan GT Academy, the Gran Turismo Manufacturers Series Championship will be conducted via the latest PlayStation "Gran...

  • Toyota at the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans
    Toyota wins 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans after so many years of heartbreak

    After more than a decade of heart-crushing defeats, Toyota finally won the historic 24 Hours of Le Mans on Sunday, claiming both the overall win and the LMP1 class. Piloting the number No. 8 Toyota TS050 Hybrid were Sébastien Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima, and Fernando Alonso, with Nakajima behind...

  • Toyota GR Super Sport concept
    Why is Toyota developing a new hypercar?

    On Friday Toyota announced it would build a hypercar and that development has already begun. On Sunday, the Japanese automaker finally won the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Don't for a second think these two developments aren't related. When Toyota showed the Gazoo Racing Super Sport concept at the Tokyo...

  • VW ID R at Pikes Peak
    VW details the engineering behind charging ID R Pikes Peak racer

    Volkswagen will attempt to set a new record at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb for the electric-car class with the ID R electric racer on June 24. But even before the car hits the course, an incredible amount of planning has gone into ensuring the ID R is a has every chance to compete...

  • Twin-engined Volkswagen Golf used to race up Pikes Peak

    It might look like nothing more than a Golf that's been prepped for motorsport duty, but this VW packs a twin-engined, high-altitude secret. The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is a torturous test of man and machine. Today, the route to the top is fully paved but it wasn't always that way. Drivers raced up a treacherous dirt course before they summited 14,115 feet above sea level. The event attracted (and continues to attract) some wild machines. One such wacky racer comes from VW. In 1987, Pikes Peak was dominated by wild, raucous rally machines driven by fearless folks forever existing...

  • Mercedes-AMG at the 2018 Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix
    FIA considering automated checkered flag to reduce mishaps

    The checkered flag is a near-universal symbol. It denotes the finish of a race and victory for one driver. But, the physical checkered flag's days could be numbered, based on comments from the FIA. Formula 1 race director Charlie Whiting told Motorsport.com in a Wednesday report that the FIA is...

  • 2018 Aston Martin Vantage GTE race car
    What are the differences between LMP1 and GTE race car brakes at Le Mans?

    The 86th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans will kick off Saturday with 60 cars competing in four different categories. Although motorsport is often characterized by speed, a race car won't get far without a proper set of brakes to handle corners. And different racers, obviously, require very...

  • Aston Martin Vantage GT3 customer race car
    Aston Martin Vantage GT3 and GT4 customer race cars revealed

    Aston Martin has sprung a surprise on those attending the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans this weekend. On Thursday, the British performance and luxury brand revealed the 2019 Vantage GT4 and GT3 customer race cars. The GT3 will ultimately replace the highly successful V-12 Vantage GT3 racer, which most...

  • Ferrari at the 2018 Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix
    Vettel back on top after 2018 Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix

    Sebastian Vettel took home victory on Sunday at the 2018 Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix to end a 14-year drought at the event's Circuit Gilles Villeneuve home. Vettel started the race from pole and stayed in control through to the end to finish some 7.0 seconds clear of Mercedes-AMG's Valtteri...

  • Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, home of the Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix
    2018 Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix preview

    This weekend is round seven of the 2018 Formula 1 World Championship, which takes us to Montreal's Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, home of the Canadian Grand Prix. The 2.71-mile track layout almost always delivers an action-packed race. Overtaking is relatively straightforward, speeds are high and the...

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