Racing

  • Toyota GR Super Sport concept

    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 Motor Salon in January, some were left scratching their heads as to why the car would even exist. Despite efforts in recent years to develop a sportier image, Toyota isn't known for sporty cars. This car plays into the plan to change Toyota's image. Toyota's (now) Le Mans winning TS050 Hybrid LMP1...

  • 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
    Meet the crazy twin-engine Golf that VW used for its last Pikes Peak attempt

    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...

  • 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

    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 Bottas, the second finisher. Red Bull Racing's Max Verstappen crossed the line 8.3 seconds after Vettel to claim the third spot on the podium. The race started off with a first-lap collision between Toro Rosso's Brendon Hartley and Williams' Lance Stroll, which brought out the safety car. When being...

  • Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, home of the Formula One 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...

  • Formula E video game ghost racing
    Now you can ghost race Formula E drivers in real time

    Things have certainly changed since Nintendo, Sony, and Sega home video game consoles reigned supreme. Formula E announced on Friday that fans will be able to ghost race actual race drivers as the motorsport unfolds in real time. The ABB Formula E series and Virtually Live have partnered to create...

  • 2020 Toyota Supra rendering - Image via SupraMkV
    Right for left: New Toyota Supra headed to NASCAR, reports say

    Toyota is no stranger to motorsports. Both on-road and off, Toyota serves up racing products that compete strongly all over the globe. Here in America, the premier road-racing series has a somewhat unconventional, conventional Toyota entry: the Camry. Toyota has raced a Camry in the NASCAR Xfinity...

  • Will Power wins the 2018 Indianapolis 500
    Will Power wins 2018 Indy 500, Danica Patrick crashes out

    This past Sunday marked Will Power's first victory at the Indy 500, and Danica Patrick's final motorsports outing. It was nothing but good news for Power, and an unfortunate end for Patrick's racing career. Power took the lead on lap 196 and crossed the finish line in his No. 12 Verizon...

  • Daniel Ricciardo after winning the  2018 Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix
    Redemption for Ricciardo at 2018 Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix

    Red Bull Racing's Daniel Ricciardo came out on top on Sunday at the 2018 Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix. The Australian led from pole but a powertrain issue midway in the race kept everyone on their toes, while bringing back memories of 2016's race where a pit stop error cost him the win. Fortunately...

  • Volkswagen testing the I.D. R Pikes Peak race car

    Aerodynamics and power are two very important focus points for any race car. Another is dropping as much weight as possible. If you have a vehicle that doesn't weigh much, offers substantial power, and grips the road, then you have a recipe for success come race day. Volkswagen is hoping it's worked that recipe well with its I.D. R Pikes Peak race car. A lightweight design strategy has created an electric machine that weighs just 2,425 pounds...and that includes the driver. Volkswagen has high hopes for the I.D. R racer. Pilot Romain Dumas has claimed victory at Pikes Peak in the past, and...

  • Monaco
    2018 Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix preview

    The intense battle for the 2018 Formula 1 World Championship resumes this weekend on the streets of Monte Carlo, home of the Monaco Grand Prix. Although it may not be the most exciting event on the F1 calendar due to its relative low speeds and lack of overtaking opportunities, it's a race that's...

  • Mercedes-AMG at the 2018 Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix
    Mercedes-AMG dominates 2018 Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix

    Mercedes-AMG enjoyed a return to dominant form over the weekend at the 2018 Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix and as a result secured a one-two victory, its first of the season. Star driver Lewis Hamilton after starting on pole crossed the finish line first on Sunday at Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya...

  • Circuit de Catalunya, home of the Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix
    2018 Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix preview

    The Formula 1 World Championship heads into the European leg of the calendar, starting this weekend with round five, the Spanish Grand Prix, which once again takes place at the Circuit de Catalunya just outside of Barcelona. The 4.6-mile track is one teams and drivers know well, as it's been on the...

  • Toyota at the 2018/2019 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps
    Alonso tastes victory with Toyota at 2018/2019 6 Hours of Spa

    It's been five years in the making but Fernando Alonso on Saturday finally tasted victory again in top-level competition. Driving for Toyota, the Spaniard won the opening round of the 2018/2019 World Endurance Championship, the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, together with teammates Sébastien...

  • Mercedes-AMG's Lewis Hamilton at the 2018 Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix
    Hamilton snatches victory at 2018 Azerbaijan Grand Prix after Red Bull blunder

    Mercedes-AMG's Lewis Hamilton secured his first-ever win in the Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix after a bout of luck on more than one occasion during Sunday's eventful race in Baku. Ferrari's Kimi Räikkönen crossed the finish line second just 2.460 seconds back while Force India's Sergio...

  • Baku City Circuit, home of the Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix

    Round four of the 2018 Formula 1 World Championship is the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, which takes place this weekend in the Azerbaijani capital Baku. The race is held on the Baku City Circuit, a Hermann Tilke-designed street circuit that stretches 3.73 miles and features the key characteristics of a long 1.3-mile straight and a long pit lining the edge of the Caspian Sea. Downforce levels are the second-lowest of the year, after the Italian Grand Prix at Monza, but Baku has no high-speed corners to put energy through the tires. The challenge for teams is to shave off as much downforce as...

  • Chevrolet Corvette Indy 500 Pace Car collection
    One man's Chevy Corvette Indy 500 pace car collection's heading to auction

    The Indy 500 and the Chevrolet Corvette are a match made in brickyard bliss. The Corvette as a pace car is an institution. But, this collection of pace cars is unlike anything we've seen before. Why? Because it includes a Corvette pace car from every year the nameplate was used to pace the...

  • Scott Speed and his Shark Week-themed 2015 Volkswagen Beetle Global Rallycross Championship car
    Global Rallycross is likely dead, 2018 events cancelled

    Following major changes to the series this year, Red Bull Global Rallycross is likely dead. The series, not to be confused with the FIA World Rallycross Championship (World RX), has reportedly been struggling for months with a series of lawsuits and unpaid bills, Jalopnik reported on Tuesday...

  • Red Bull Racing's Daniel Ricciardo at the 2018 Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix
    Daniel Ricciardo takes win in thrilling 2018 Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix

    Red Bull Racing's Daniel Ricciardo made the most of a late safety car period to come out on top on Sunday at the 2018 Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix. He had a clear victory as Mercedes-AMG's Valtteri Bottas crossed the finish line in second place 8.894 seconds back, while Ferrari's Kimi...

  • Shanghai International Circuit, home of the Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix
    2018 Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix preview

    The 2018 Formula 1 World Championship resumes this weekend with round three, the Chinese Grand Prix, which once again takes place at the Shanghai International Circuit. The 3.4-mile, 16-turn circuit is known for fast corners, a smooth surface, and plenty of overtaking opportunities. And around 80...

  • Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel at the 2018 Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix
    Vettel holds on to win 2018 Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix

    Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel has now won the first two rounds of the 2018 Formula 1 World Championship thanks to his strong performance on Sunday at the Bahrain Grand Prix. Mercedes-AMG's Valtteri Bottas crossed the line second, just 0.699 seconds behind, while fellow Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton...

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