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  • Mercedes AMG’s Lewis Hamilton at the 2017 Formula One Spanish Grand Prix

    Mercedes AMG’s Lewis Hamilton on Sunday secured his second win of the 2017 Formula One World Championship in a drama-filled Spanish Grand Prix. It’s a race that saw a thrilling dual between Hamilton and Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, as well as the three top teams each bring only a single driver home. Hamilton emerged the victor, with Vettel crossing the line 3.4 seconds back. Third place went to Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo almost 76 seconds behind. Hamilton started the race on pole but a perfect getaway for Vettel from second on the grid saw the Ferrari man...

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

    The tightly-fought 2017 Formula One World Championship rages on with round five taking place this weekend at the Circuit de Catalunya located just outside of Barcelona, Spain. The 4.6-mile track is one teams know well since it’s been on the calendar since 1991 and also doubles as the main...

  • Mercedes AMG's Valtteri Bottas at the 2017 Formula One Russian Grand Prix
    2017 Formula One Russian Grand Prix sees Bottas secure first win

    Mercedes AMG’s new driver Valtteri Bottas overcame the odds to secure victory on Sunday at the 2017 Formula One Russian Grand Prix. With Sebastian Vettel on pole and his teammate, Kimi Räikkönen, starting next to him, many predicted a Ferrari win. However, a brilliant overtaking...

  • Sochi Autodrom, home of the Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix
    2017 Formula One Russian Grand Prix preview

    Round four of the 2017 Formula One World Championship is the Russian Grand Prix which is on this weekend in the Black Sea town of Sochi, located roughly one thousand miles south of Moscow. The Sochi Autodrom where the race is held is a street circuit that winds its way through the former site of...

  • Sim Racing
    Behold the evolution of sim racing

    Donut Media has put together a sublime tour of sim racing through the ages, beginning with 1983's "Chequered Flag" and strutting right up to this year's "Project Cars 2." It's not an exhaustive list by any means, but the 6-minute clip is a good way to remind you of just how far we've come in a...

  • Hoonigan Female Fiat 124 Spider Abarth Driver Search
    Hoonigan and Fiat are looking for a female driver to go racing this summer

    Calling all lady hoonigans. Your talent is needed. Hoonigan is on the hunt to fill the driver's seat of its Fiat 124 Spider Abarth rally car and it's seeking out a female driver. The 124 Spider Abarth rally car boasts 400 horsepower and needs the right driver to tame the rear tires on a racetrack...

  • Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel at the 2017 Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix

    Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel managed to edge out Mercedes AMG’s Lewis Hamilton to secure victory on Sunday in a thrilling 2017 Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix. Vettel produced a gutsy drive, having started from third, behind Hamilton and fellow Mercedes man Valtteri Bottas who was on pole. He initiated an overtaking maneuver on Hamilton going into Turn 1 and then proceeded to chase Bottas. A little help also came from strategy and a series of blunders by other drivers. An early pit stop saw Vettel drop down the field but then Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen crashed on lap 12...

  • Bahrain International Circuit, home of the Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix
    2017 Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix preview

    After the cooler, damp conditions of last weekend’s Chinese Grand Prix, the Formula One World Championship faces a complete change of scene. We’re now at round three, the Bahrain Grand Prix, and teams have to face desert conditions where the temperature averages around 104 degrees F (40...

  • Mercedes AMG’s Lewis Hamilton at the 2017 Formula One Chinese Grand Prix
    Hamilton seals win, Verstappen shines at 2017 Formula One Chinese Grand Prix

    Mercedes AMG’s Lewis Hamilton was back to his winning ways on Sunday at the 2017 Formula One Chinese Grand Prix. But it was no walk in the park for Hamilton, as a more evenly matched Sebastian Vettel in the Ferrari was close behind for most of the race. Hamilton led from pole from the start...

  • Mercedes AMG at the 2017 Formula One Chinese Grand Prix
    2017 Formula One Chinese Grand Prix preview

    After Ferrari’s surprise victory at the opening round of the 2017 Formula One World Championship a fortnight ago, Mercedes AMG, the only other team as fast or faster than Ferrari, will be out to secure its first win of the new season at this weekend’s Chinese Grand Prix. The race is...

  • Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel at the 2017 Formula One Australian Grand Prix
    Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel stuns with 2017 Formula One Australian Grand Prix win

    Ferrari took home a decisive win on Sunday at the 2017 Formula One Australian Grand Prix thanks to the efforts of star driver Sebastian Vettel. It was Ferrari’s first F1 win since 2015’s Singapore Grand Prix. It was also the Prancing Horse’s first win in Melbourne in a decade...

  • Mercedes AMG at the 2017 Formula One Australian Grand Prix
    2017 Formula One Australian Grand Prix preview: everything you need to know

    With new cars competing for the first time under revised regulations, and with new drivers at many of the teams and the sport under new management, this weekend’s 2017 Formula One World Championship season opener taking place in Melbourne, Australia is one of the most anticipated grand prix...

  • Foutz Motorsports 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor

    The Baja 1000 is the most grueling race in the world today. As it should be, Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] is proud that a lightly modified and street-legal 2017 F-150 Raptor completed the 49th running of the race last November. The Blue Oval is so proud of the accomplishment that it has produced a virtual reality video about it. Buckle in, take 6 minutes and 20 seconds out of your life, and listen to the dulcet tones of Ford spokesman Denis Leary as he shows you the Ford Rouge plant in Dearborn where the Raptor is built, defines the Baja course, and describes the crew and driver activities...

  • Prince R380 heads to Amelia Island
    Infiniti bringing icon of Japanese racing to Amelia Island

    If you're a fan of the Nissan brand, you should be aware of a slice of its motorsports history. I'm talking about Prince. No, not the dearly departed Purple One but Prince Motor Company. The small Japanese automaker that became a part of Nissan back in the mid 1960s. Before it did so, it created a...

  • Leah Pritchett Top Fuel dragster
    Anatomy of a record-setting Top Fuel run

    Unless you've ridden on top of 11,000 horsepower, Leah Pritchett has more stones than anyone one of us. She's a Top Fuel dragster driver and she holds the record for the fastest pass in NHRA history with a 3.658 run over the 1,000-foot distance at the NHRA Arizona Nationals. She set that record on...

  • Toyota at the 2017 Rally Sweden
    Toyota tastes victory in only second rally of WRC comeback

    Toyota in 2017 made its return to the World Rally Championship after a 17-year hiatus, and the automaker has already tasted success just two rounds into the season. Jari-Matti Latvala and co-driver Miikka Anttila drove the number 10 Toyota Yaris WRC to victory in this past weekend’s Rally...

  • No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R  at 2017 24 Hours of Daytona
    1-2 finish for Cadillac DPi-V.R at 2017 24 Hours of Daytona

    Cadillac’s new DPi-V.R scored a one-two finish on Sunday at the 24 Hours of Daytona after dominating the whole weekend. Crossing the line in first place was the No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R , fielded in the premier Prototype class by Wayne Taylor Racing and driven by Max Angelelli...

  • Joao Barbosa in the Cadillac DPi-V.R secures pole for 2017 24 Hours of Daytona
    Cadillac DPi-V.R secures pole for 2017 24 Hours of Daytona

    This weekend is the opening round of the 2017 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship but the action started on Thursday with qualifying. All the cars in the premier Prototype class are new this year and now they've finally shown off what they're capable of. The fastest proved to be the new Cadillac...

  • 2017 Race of Champions in Miami, Florida

    The Race of Champions is an annual motorsport event held since 1988 that brings together the best drivers from various competitions to compete against one another in a variety of cars. In 2017 the ROC was held on January 21-22 in Miami, Florida and saw some big names compete including Formula One ace Sebastian Vettel, endurance racing legend Tom Kristensen, and NASCAR’s Kyle and Kurt Busch. The winner turned out to be current IndyCar driver Juan Pablo Montoya. The Colombian was up against ROC veteran Tom Kristensen in the final. The Dane has now reached the final round no less than five...

  • 2017 Peugeot 3008 DKR in the Dakar rally
    1-2-3 finish for Peugeot in 2017 Dakar rally

    Peugeot’s new 3008 DKR has established itself as the undisputed king of the 2017 Dakar rally. The rugged machine scored a one-two-three finish in the grueling 5,600-mile trek through Paraguay, Bolivia and Argentina. On top was the talented Stéphane Peterhansel who now has 13 Dakar...

  • Dale Earnhardt, Jr. wedding
    Dale Earnhardt, Jr. got married on New Year's Eve

    He may be the darling of NASCAR, but she is his darling. That may sound schmaltzy, but schmaltzy is OK when it comes to nuptials. On New Year's Eve, 14-time NASCAR most popular driver Dale Earnhardt, Jr. married his long-time girlfriend Amy Reimann. The ceremony took place in a tent at Childress...

  • Mercedes AMG's Nico Rosberg at the 2016 Formula One Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
    Rosberg named 2016 Formula One world champion after Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

    Mercedes AMG’s Nico Rosberg was crowned the 2016 Formula One world champion after a nail-biting finish to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday. Teammate Lewis Hamilton comfortably won the race, having led from pole, but Rosberg only needed to finish third to win the title. In the end the German...

  • Yas Marina Circuit, home of the Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
    2016 Formula One Abu Dhabi Grand Prix preview

    The final round of the 2016 Formula One World Championship is on this weekend in Abu Dhabi and the title is still up for grabs for two drivers: Mercedes AMG duo Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton. As has been the case for the past several weeks, the championship is very much Rosberg’s to lose...

  • Romain Dumas, Neel Jani and Marc Lieb and the 2016 Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1 race car
    Porsche drivers named 2016 World Endurance champions as Audi bows out

    The drivers of the number 2 Porsche 919 Hybrid Romain Dumas, Marc Lieb and Neel Jani have been declared the champions of the 2016 World Endurance Championship, with the battle for the Drivers’ title coming down to the final race in Bahrain on Saturday. Porsche was already named the winner of...

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