Racing

  • Bahrain International Circuit, home of the Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix

    Round two of the 2018 Formula 1 World Championship takes us to Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir for the Bahrain Grand Prix. The race is very different to the previous round in Melbourne, Australia. For example, at this time of year the temperatures in Bahrain reach close to 90 degrees F (32 degrees C) during the hottest part of the day. And the race, scheduled for Sunday, starts at twilight and finishes under lights in order to avoid most of the heat of the day. However, this throws up a new issue since all of the practice sessions take place during the day and the qualifying and race...

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    Porsche lists its top 5 most iconic race cars

    Porsche has tapped Derek Bell for the latest video in its Top 5 series. In this clip, Bell shares Porsche's list of of its most iconic race cars. Now might be the time to bail out of that conference call and find some earbuds. Bell should know about iconic race cars. He's won Le Mans five times...

  • Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel at the 2018 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix
    Luck on Ferrari's side as Vettel takes win at Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix

    Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel on Sunday took home the first win of the 2018 Formula 1 World Championship after a bit of luck and some cunning strategy at the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne. It was Vettel's 100th podium, a feat only achieved by Michael Schumacher, Alain Prost and current...

  • Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, home of the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix
    2018 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix preview

    After the long winter break, a new season of the Formula One World Championship is finally upon us. As usual, the first race on the calendar is the Australian Grand Prix, which runs this weekend in the city of Melbourne. The Melbourne stop is one of the most popular on the F1 calendar, and...

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    Ford mulling Formula E entry as early as next season

    Soon, another brand could find its way to the Formula E grid: Ford. The automaker is reportedly very interested in participating in the electric-car motorsport, and it could show up as early as next season. If Ford does join Formula E, it would become the first American automaker to do so...

  • Honda Civic Type R BTCC Race Car
    New Honda Civic Type R race car ready for British Touring Car Championship

    Car enthusiasts in the UK have experienced many a hopped-up Honda Civic Type R over the years, and the new model is a hit over there as well as in the States. It makes sense, then, that a number of those British cars would go racing. In fact, Honda has dominated the British Touring Car Championship...

  • This is the view of the Formula 1 halo from the driver's seat

    Formula One testing is underway ahead of the upcoming 2018 season. One of the biggest changes for this year's cars is how teams and drivers respond to that new batch of bodywork sitting in front of the cockpit. Last year, the FIA decided that a halo would be used to protect drivers from debris and now we're finally able to see what that means for forward visibility. Williams Martini and Mercedes-AMG Petronas have released point-of-view videos of their drivers testing out the 2018 race cars. For Williams, it's Robert Kubica sampling the FW41 at Aragon in Spain. A sunny, cloudless day affords...

  • Adam Carolla's 1972 BMW 3.0 CSL racer for sale
    Buy Adam Carolla's BMW 3.0 CSL race car

    Comedian and well-known car collector Adam Carolla is parting ways with one of his personal vehicles, and it seeks a new home. His 1972 BMW 3.0 CSL is now listed for sale with Classic Driver. Before Carolla purchased the car, Dahmen-Tuning owned it and Heinz-Jorgen Dahmen converted the car to race...

  • No. 5 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R at 2018 24 Hours of Daytona
    No. 5 Cadillac DPi-V.R drives to overall victory in 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...

  • 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

    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 Hamilton. Despite already securing the 2017 title several weeks earlier, Hamilton didn’t let up on the pace in Abu Dhabi and ended up finishing just 3.899 seconds behind Bottas. In third place was Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, 19.330 seconds behind the winner. The race wasn’t what...

  • 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
    Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel enjoys win at 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...

  • 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

    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 Hamilton. It initially looked like Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen had finished third but he was handed a 5.0-second penalty after stewards deemed he had left the track with all four wheels in passing Ferrari’s Kimi Räikkönen on the final lap. It meant Räikkönen was...

  • 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
    Hamilton takes win in Japan as Vettel retires with car troubles

    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...

  • 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...

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