Racing

  • 2017 Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix

    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 title fight, Mercedes AMG’s Lewis Hamilton, was back at fifth. In between were Red Bull Racing drivers Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo, along with Vettel’s teammate, Kimi Räikkönen. Both Ferrari drivers got a good start, as did Verstappen. Vettel then moved across the...

  • 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
    Hamilton back in F1 title lead after 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...

  • 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

    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 Scott Speed and Tanner Foust, who regularly post wins and now championships. Andretti has an interesting outlook on the future of the sport, as he believes electric vehicles could be perfect for the series. "I think the future is pretty exciting and I think electric could be a big part of it. Many...

  • 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...

  • World's only street-legal BMW M1 Procar
    The world's only street-legal BMW M1 Procar is coming to Pebble Beach

    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...

  • 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

    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 Vettel, not only claimed victory but also pole position, the fastest lap and the lead spot on every lap. Vettel still leads the 2017 Drivers’ Championship, but with Hamilton now right on his tail. In second place was Mercedes’ other driver, Valtteri Bottas, who finished 14.063 seconds...

  • 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
    The Williams F1 story is coming to the big screen

    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...

  • 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

    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 Mercedes AMG’s Valtteri Bottas and Williams rookie Lance Stroll 3.0 and 4.0 seconds behind, respectively. The drama, which included three safety-car periods and a red-flag race stoppage, unfolded right from the start of the race. Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton started in front, followed 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
    Alpine promoted to Le Mans podium after Vaillante Rebellion disqualification

    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...

  • 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...

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