Racing

  • No. 5 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R at 2018 24 Hours of Daytona

    The 2018 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship kicked off this past weekend with a cracker of a 24 Hours of Daytona. It was a record-setting race that saw Cadillac and Ford continue their strong performances from last year. It was the No. 5 Konica Minolta Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi-V.R driven by Joao Barbosa, Filipe Albuquerque and Christian Fittipaldi that claimed the overall victory, with the trio also setting a new record for the most miles driven in the race. They managed 2,876.48 miles, or about 808 laps. The previous record of 2,760.96 miles was set all the way back in 1982 by John Paul...

  • Dan Gurney
    Famed racer Dan Gurney dead at 86

    Famed racer Dan Gurney passed away Sunday at the age of 86 after complications from pneumonia, his wife and family have announced. Gurney is perhaps best known for his two motorsport victories separated just one week apart: a win at the 1967 24 Hours of Le Mans and a win at the Belgian Grand Prix...

  • A Porsche rally team swaps an engine and transmission in under 12 minutes
    Porsche rally team installs an engine and transmission in 11 minutes

    Any rally race is brutal on a vehicle. Constantly changing terrain, high speeds, and steely eyed competitors conspire to wreak havoc on a vehicle. The East African Safari Classic Rally is one such bit of motorsport, but it ups the challenge by restricting the field of entry to classic racing...

  • Aston Martin Valkyrie in near-production form
    Aston Martin could race Valkyrie at Le Mans if regulations change

    Aston Martin envisions a redefined LMP1 class at Le Mans if the FIA changes regulations to allow race-modified versions of hypercars to compete. If that were to happen, it would include the Aston Martin Valkyrie. The marque's CEO, Andy Palmer, told Autocar in a report published on Monday that the...

  • Mercedes-AMG’s Valtteri Bottas at the 2017 Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
    Bottas on top at Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

    Mercedes-AMG’s Valtteri Bottas concluded the 2017 Formula 1 World Championship with a decisive win on Sunday at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. It was Bottas’ third F1 victory and his first at the Yas Marina Circuit where the race was held. Behind him was fellow Mercedes driver Lewis...

  • Yas Marina Circuit, home of the Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
    2017 Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix preview

    The 2017 Formula 1 World Championship concludes with this weekend’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. There were high hopes going into the 2017 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...

  • Ferrari at the 2017 Formula 1 Brazilian Grand Prix

    The 2017 Formula 1 Brazilian Grand Prix held on Sunday at Sao Paolo’s Autódromo José Carlos Pace turned out to be a fantastic race with amazing weather and a magnificent crowd. Viewers were thrilled by Mercedes-AMG’s Lewis Hamilton who piloted his way from a pit lane start to finish fourth. The recently crowned world champion had suffered a crash during the early part of Saturday’s qualifying session so was unable to set a time. Finishing ahead of him were Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Räikkönen in first and third, and fellow Mercedes...

  • Autódromo José Carlos Pace (Interlagos), home of the Formula 1 Brazilian Grand Prix
    2017 Formula 1 Brazilian Grand Prix preview

    Round 19 of the 2017 Formula 1 World Championship takes us this weekend to the Autódromo José Carlos Pace in Sao Paolo, Brazil. And although the championship has already been decided this year, the Brazilian Grand Prix is a race that shouldn’t be missed. And also upping the...

  • Mercedes-AMG’s Lewis Hamilton at the 2017 Formula 1 Mexican Grand Prix
    Mercedes-AMG’s Lewis Hamilton secures 2017 Formula 1 title at Mexican Grand Prix

    Mercedes-AMG’s Lewis Hamilton was crowned the 2017 Formula 1 world champion on Sunday after what turned out to be quite a dramatic Mexican Grand Prix. It is Hamilton’s fourth title, making him the most successful British driver in F1 history. He also joins an elite group of five drivers...

  • Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, home of the Formula 1 Mexican Grand Prix
    2017 Formula 1 Mexican Grand Prix preview

    Round 18 of the 2017 Formula 1 World Championship is on this weekend at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, home of the Mexican Grand Prix. The Mexican race only returned to the calendar in 2015 after last being run in 1992. The Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez circuit where...

  • Mercedes-AMG’s Lewis Hamilton at the 2017 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix
    Hamilton passes Vettel to win 2017 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix

    Mercedes-AMG’s Lewis Hamilton raced to his 62nd career victory on Sunday at the 2017 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix, and his fifth at the Circuit of The Americas where the race is held. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel claimed second spot after crossing the line 10.143 seconds behind...

  • Circuit of the Americas, home of the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix
    2017 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix preview

    Four rounds and 100 points. That’s all that’s left in the 2017 Formula 1 World Championship. Mercedes-AMG’s Lewis Hamilton leads the Drivers’ Championship, and right now nothing short of a miracle will see Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel return to the top spot since a...

  • Mercedes-AMG’s Lewis Hamilton after winning the 2017 Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix

    Mercedes-AMG’s Lewis Hamilton now looks certain to win the 2017 Formula 1 World Championship after another impressive performance on Sunday at the Japanese Grand Prix delivered the 3-time champion his 61st career win. It was by no means a walk in the park, however, as Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen put in a good fight, ending up just 1.211 seconds behind Hamilton. Fellow Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo filled the final podium spot after finishing 9.679 seconds behind the winner. Sadly, we missed out on potentially a great battle between Hamilton and Ferrari’s Sebastian...

  • Suzuka Circuit, home of the Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix
    2017 Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix preview

    There are now only five rounds left in the 2017 Formula 1 World Championship, and the next one is this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix which once again is being held at the legendary Suzuka Circuit. Traditionally held towards the end of the season, the Japanese race is often considered a title...

  • 2017 Formula 1 Malaysian Grand Prix
    Verstappen stuns with 2017 Formula 1 Malaysian Grand Prix win

    Call it redemption for his bad luck in the previous race in Singapore, but Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen managed to take home the win on Sunday at the 2017 Formula 1 Malaysian Grand Prix. The Dutch youngster, who celebrated his 20th birthday the previous day, now has two F1 wins under his...

  • Sepang International Circuit, home of the Formula 1 Malaysian Grand Prix
    2017 Formula 1 Malaysian Grand Prix preview

    Round 15 of the 2017 Formula 1 World Championship takes us to Kuala Lumpur’s Sepang International Circuit, a Hermann Tilke-designed venue that was first in the spate of modern circuits built in emerging markets. It opened in March 1999 and has been a permanent fixture on the F1 calendar as...

  • 2017 Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix
    Disastrous start for Ferrari in Singapore helps Hamilton extend F1 championship lead

    Sunday’s 2017 Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix is a race Ferrari definitely won’t want to remember. Things were ominous from the get-go as it was the first wet start in the history of the Singapore race. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel was on pole and the only real challenger in the 2017...

  • Marina Bay Circuit, home of the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix
    2017 Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix preview

    The 2017 Formula 1 World Championship battle continues this weekend with round 14 taking place in the hot and steamy conditions of Singapore. Yes, the Singapore Grand Prix, one of F1’s highlight events, is on this weekend at the Marina Bay Circuit. Being F1’s only night event, the race...

  • 2017 Formula One 2017 Italian Grand Prix

    Mercedes AMG’s Lewis Hamilton is back in the 2017 Formula 1 World Championship lead after a dominant display of performance on Sunday at the Italian Grand Prix. The race, held at Milan’s high-speed Autodromo Nazionale Monza, ended with a Mercedes one-two finish, with Hamilton crossing the line first and his teammate Valtteri Bottas 4.471 seconds behind. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel fought valiantly to claim the third podium spot, some 36 seconds back, after having started the race at eighth on the grid. Ferrari was caught out by the sudden shower during Saturday’s...

  • Autodromo Nazionale Monza, home of the Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix
    2017 Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix preview

    The 2017 Formula 1 World Championship battle continues this weekend with round 13 at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza, home of the Italian Grand Prix. The Monza racetrack was on the calendar for F1’s inaugural season and is often described colloquially as “La Pista Magica”, and with...

  • Mercedes AMG’s Lewis Hamilton at the 2017 Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix
    Hamilton holds off Vettel at 2017 Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix

    Mercedes AMG’s Lewis Hamilton claimed victory on Sunday at the 2017 Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix. It was a closely contested battle that went right down to the wire, with Hamilton requiring everything he could muster to hold off Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel. The Ferrari driver eventually...

  • Spa-Francorchamps, home of the Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix
    2017 Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix preview

    After the summer break, the 2017 Formula 1 World Championship returns this weekend with round 12, the Belgian Grand Prix. The race will take place at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit in the beautiful Ardennes. Its fast, undulating sweeps are a stern test for car and driver, and with an average speed...

  • Volkswagen Andretti Autosport Rallycross Beetle
    Michael Andretti says Global Rallycross is perfect for EVs

    The Red Bull Global Rallycross racing series kicked off in 2011. The series involves short sprint races of just a few laps in an all-out blitz for supremacy. The last few years have been dominated by Andretti Racing. Partnered with Volkswagen and run by Michael Andretti, this team features drivers...

  • Acura ARX-05 prototype race car
    Acura ARX-05 prototype race car bows at The Quail

    Acura will field this new prototype race car, the ARX-05, in the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, the automaker announced Friday. The fifth-generation endurance racer takes the ORECA 07 chassis and powers it with a distant relative of the V-6 engine Acura fits to its sedans and SUVs...

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