Racing

  • Mercedes-AMG's Lewis Hamilton at the 2018 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, based on Räikkönen's average speed of 163.78 mph. His teammate Sebastian Vettel joined him on the front row of the race at Autodromo Nazionale Monza, leading everyone to predict a win for Ferrari at its home event. Hamilton wasn't having it, though. After the start, the Mercedes driver was...

  • 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
    Vettel avoids chaotic start to win 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...

  • 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

    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 competition featuring numerous players, many of them often professionals. Mercedes-AMG picked some of the best talent from the eSports racing segment. The first is British gamer Brendon Leigh (second from left), who won last year’s inaugural F1 eSports Series. Also on the team is fellow Brit...

  • 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...

  • Spice-X SX1 affordable electric race car
    Italian company wants to make a cheap electric race car for everyone

    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...

  • 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

    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 race at the Hockenheimring near the back of the field. Meanwhile, Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel started on pole and led for most of the day but came unglued in the final moments, when he slid of the track and crashed into a barrier. Driving on soft tires, Vettel was caught by surprise on lap 52 of 67 by a...

  • 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
    Vettel edges out Hamilton for 2018 Formula 1 British Grand Prix win

    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...

  • 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

    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 previous record of 8:13.878 was set in 2013 by Sébastien Loeb in a modified Peugeot 208 rally car generating 875 horsepower. The ID R was entered in Pikes Peak's Electric Modified Class, whose previous record stood at 8:57.118. Driving the ID R was Romain Dumas, a regular at Pikes Peak and now with...

  • 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
    Order books now open for 50th anniversary 2018 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet drag racer

    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...

  • 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...

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