Racing

  • Mercedes AMG's Lewis Hamilton at the 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 finish. Valtteri Bottas came home in second to secure Mercedes’ first one-two finish of 2017, crossing the line 19.783 seconds behind his teammate. Third place went to Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo who finished 35.297 seconds behind Hamilton. There was havoc at the start of the...

  • Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, home of the Formula One 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
    This General Lee Dodge Viper makes 1,700 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...

  • 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

    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 driver, Fernando Alonso, to drive it. With the two events clashing, Jenson Button has come out of semi-retirement to drive Alonso’s F1 car in Monaco. Despite the competition this year, the Monaco GP is and always will be a jewel in the motorsport calendar. The race was on the calendar for the...

  • 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...

  • Mercedes AMG’s Lewis Hamilton at the 2017 Formula One Spanish Grand Prix
    Hamilton wins drama-filled 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...

  • 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

    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 little over three decades. It also points out the advances made by each of the featured games along the way. This video is a great ride down nostalgia lane, with scenes from early on in the "Gran Turismo" and "Forza" franchises reminding us just how many hours we spent turning laps in the digital world...

  • 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
    Vettel edges out Hamilton for 2017 Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix win

    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...

  • 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 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. Vettel started the race on the front row, with Mercedes AMG’s Lewis Hamilton sitting in pole position. When the lights turned green, Hamilton pulled into the lead but with Vettel remaining close behind. The big upset came on lap 23, when a perfectly executed pit stop for fresh tires saw Vettel...

  • 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
    Ford celebrates virtually stock Raptor conquering Baja 1000 with virtual reality video

    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...

  • 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...

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