Racing

  • World's only street-legal BMW M1 Procar

    With only 453 built, the BMW M1 remains one of the rarest models from the German marque to this day. However, BMW devised something even rarer in 1979: the BMW M1 Procar. Of the 40 BMW M1 Procars that were built—the car was only produced in 1979—there is just one example that is street legal and it will arrive at Pebble Beach in just a few short days. The story behind the M1 Procar is an intriguing one. In 1979, BMW Motorsport devised a one-make racing series for the M1 to meet new regulations implemented by Fédération Internationale du Sport Automobile (FISA). BMW...

  • 2017 Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix
    1-2 finish for Ferrari at the 2017 Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix

    Ferrari recorded its fourth win and second one-two finish of the 2017 Formula 1 World Championship on Sunday at the Hungarian Grand Prix. Ferrari had been fast all weekend, with its drivers managing to lock out the front row after qualifying. Star driver Sebastian Vettel started on pole with Kimi...

  • Hungaroring, home of the Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix
    2017 Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix preview

    After 10 rounds of the 2017 Formula 1 World Championship, there’s just one point separating the top two drivers. This means you can bet those drivers, in this case Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and Mercedes AMG’s Lewis Hamilton, will be giving it their all at this weekend’s...

  • How to lay down a flyer in qualifying
    Racers share how to lay down a great qualifying lap

    The flyer. It's that qualifying lap when a race car driver realizes he needs to push past what he thinks the car is capable of achieving. There are more tenths of seconds to be found, and this is where they sit waiting to be discovered. A flyer is the qualifying lap that sets the tone for the...

  • Mercedes AMG’s Lewis Hamilton at the 2017 Formula One British Grand Prix
    Hamilton slashes Vettel’s championship lead with 5th British Grand Prix win

    There’s now just one point separating the top two drivers in the 2017 Formula One World Championship thanks to a strong performance by Mercedes AMG’s Lewis Hamilton on Sunday at the British Grand Prix. Hamilton, who entered the race with a 20-point deficit to Ferrari’s Sebastian...

  • Silverstone Circuit, home of the Formula 1 British Grand Prix
    2017 Formula One British Grand Prix preview

    The 2017 Formula One World Championship fight continues with Round 10, the British Grand Prix, which is on this weekend at the legendary Silverstone Circuit. The British round is consistently one of the favorites on the F1 calendar. It’s a combination of the history of Silverstone, the...

  • There's a Williams movie coming this year

    You can call him Sir Frank Williams. That's the title he's earned after years of hard work, after all. His business? Racing, and he's pretty damn good at it. His Formula One racing team has won the Constructor's Championship nine times. His drivers have won seven times. Williams has been a dominant figure in the sport for decades now. Finally, some might say, the Williams saga is getting the treatment it deserves. A film titled simply "Williams" is coming to British theaters on August 4. The documentary will dive into the story behind the story. Before he was Sir Frank, he was Frank Williams...

  • Mercedes AMG’s Valtteri Bottas at the 2017 Formula One Austrian Grand Prix
    Bottas holds off Vettel for 2017 Formula One Austrian Grand Prix win

    Mercedes AMG’s Valtteri Bottas on Sunday took his second Formula One victory after crossing the finish line of the 2017 Austrian Grand Prix first, albeit just 0.6 seconds ahead of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel. Bottas started the race on pole and was joined on the front row by Vettel...

  • Red Bull Ring, home of the Formula 1 Austrian Grand Prix
    2017 Formula One Austrian Grand Prix preview

    Round nine of the 2017 Formula One World Championship takes us to the town of Spielberg located in the picturesque Styrian Mountains of Austria. The race is held on the 2.688-mile Red Bull Ring, known as the Österreichring and later the A1-Ring in former times, and while it’s not as big...

  • Takuma Sato and Michael Andretti embrace at the end of the Indy 500
    How Takuma Sato & Andretti Autosport came together to win the 2017 Indy 500

    Takuma Sato took the checkered flag at the 2017 Indy 500. He drank the milk. He rose to the challenge and shined in the spotlight. Sato did so with the support of his Andretti Autosport racing team. Mobil 1 The Grid produced a video to show just what this team is all about and the various team...

  • 2017 Formula One Azerbaijan Grand Prix
    Ricciardo wins eventful 2017 Formula One Azerbaijan Grand Prix

    There was plenty of drama on Sunday at the 2017 Formula One Azerbaijan Grand Prix in Baku. Despite it all, Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo managed to emerge from it the victor—even after dropping to the back of the grid at one point. Ricciardo was followed across the finish line by...

  • Baku City Circuit, home of the Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix
    2017 Formula One Azerbaijan Grand Prix preview

    Azerbaijan held its first Formula One grand prix in 2016, although the race was run under the auspices of the European Grand Prix. The F1 circuit returns to Azerbaijan in 2017 but this time for the newly minted Azerbaijan Grand Prix. The race takes place on Sunday once again on the Baku City...

  • No. 35 Alpine A470 at the 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans

    There’s been a shakeup in the results of last weekend’s 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans regarding the LMP2 class. The No. 13 Vaillante Rebellion Oerca 07 which placed third, thanks to the efforts of Nelson Piquet Jr, Mathias Beche and David Heinemeier Hansson, was disqualified on Monday following a post-race check by stewards. The stewards discovered a hole drilled into the body of the car. It turns out the team, in an effort to save time during the race, drilled the hole in order to access a dysfunctional starter motor, as opposed to spending the time to remove the body panels and...

  • No. 2 Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1 at the 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans
    Porsche makes miracle comeback to win 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans

    Porsche pulled off a miracle finish at the 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans on Sunday when it’s No. 2 919 Hybrid LMP1 driven by Earl Bamber, Timo Bernhard and Brendon Hartley crossed the finish line first, despite being stuck in the pits for over an hour at one point. The miracle was made possible...

  • No. 7 Toyota TS050 Hybrid LMP1 at the 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans
    Toyota’s Kobayashi secures 2017 Le Mans pole with record lap

    Kamui Kobayashi driving the No. 7 Toyota TS050 Hybrid during qualifying for the 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans has smashed the lap record and in the process secured pole position for this weekend’s race. The ex-Formula One driver's time during the second qualifying session on Thursday was 3:14.791...

  • 2017 Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1 race car
    Get ready for Le Mans with this 360-degree view lap in a Porsche 919 Hybrid

    Teams are currently qualifying for the 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans which runs June 17-18. You can get a sense of what it’s like to head out on the 8.5-mile Circuit de la Sarthe where the race is held thanks to this interactive video. (Note, the video doesn’t work in all browsers.) The...

  • Mercedes AMG's Lewis Hamilton at the 2017 Formula One Canadian Grand Prix
    Mercedes-AMG dominates 2017 Formula One Canadian Grand Prix

    After losing out to Ferrari at the previous race in Monaco, Mercedes AMG was back to dominant form on Sunday at the 2017 Formula One Canadian Grand Prix, although the automaker did have some luck on its side. Star driver Lewis Hamilton started on pole and controlled the race virtually from start to...

  • Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, home of the Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix
    2017 Formula One Canadian Grand Prix preview

    The 2017 Formula One World Championship arrives in North America for the Canadian Grand Prix on this weekend. It’s the 50th anniversary for the event which once again is being held at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal. The 2.71-mile semi-permanent circuit is situated on the man-made...

  • Calvo Motorsports Dodge Viper makes nearly 1700 horsepower on pump gas

    The dearly departed Dodge Viper makes 645 horsepower from its V-10 engine. That's so much more power than most people can handle. For others, like the Calvo Motorsports team, it's not even close to enough. Wearing a General Lee livery, the Calvo Motorsports Dodge Viper is designed to go very fast in a straight line. In the video above, it's being driven at the Drag 965 Pump Gas Invitational in Caddo Mills, Texas. The event was held at the Caddo Mills Municipal Airport, and like the name indicates, it's designed to see how fast folks can go while running on pump gas. The Calvo car? It produces...

  • 2018 Hyundai i30 N races in the 2017 24 Hours Nürburgring
    Hyundai i30 N survives 24 Hours Nürburgring race

    Motorsport provides a fun, challenging and highly-visible avenue for car development, and it’s a well-worn path Hyundai has taken for the first model from its recently-established N division. That first model is the i30 N, a high-performance version of the Golf-rivaling i30 hatchback. Sadly...

  • Takuma Sato, 2017 Indy 500 Champion
    Takuma Sato wins 2017 Indy 500, Fernando Alonso retires due to engine trouble

    After a grueling 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, Takuma Sato emerged victorious at the end of the 200-lap race. Sato's surprise victory came after a battle with Hélio Castroneves in the final few laps of the race. Sato is a former Formula One driver and has only won one...

  • Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel at the 2017 Formula One Monaco Grand Prix
    Vettel wins 2017 Formula One Monaco Grand Prix

    Sebastian Vettel ended a 16-year drought for Ferrari at the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix by taking home victory at Sunday’s race. It ended up being a one-two finish for the Prancing Horse as Kimi Räikkönen, who started on pole, crossed the finish line in second, just 3.145 seconds...

  • Circuit de Monaco, home of the Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix
    2017 Formula One Monaco Grand Prix preview

    We’re in for an exciting weekend of racing, with the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix, the Indianapolis 500 and the Nürburgring 24 Hours all taking place. Further amping up the excitement this year is McLaren’s decision to field a car in the Indy 500 and get its star Formula One...

  • Scott Dixon during qualifying for the 2017 Indianapolis 500
    Scott Dixon secures pole for 2017 Indy 500, Fernando Alonso to start 5th

    Scott Dixon has secured pole for the 2017 Indianapolis 500 which takes place Sunday, May 28. The four-time IndyCar champion, piloting the Honda-powered Chip Ganassi Racing car marked number 9, posted the fastest time during the Fast Nine Shootout round of qualifying yesterday at the Indianapolis...

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