Well, what do you know? Lewis Hamilton is on the pole for Sunday’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix, ahead of his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas. Naturally, Ferrari is on the second row with Kimi Raikkonen starting third and Sebastian Vettel fourth. The McLaren-Hondas are... near the back. The full lineup is here.
The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb makes its return this weekend and if qualifying is a preview of what’s to come, it looks like records will be broken once again. The action kicks off tomorrow morning, so here’s how to watch.
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I have spent most of my career helping to develop racecars. I have helped develop racecars for several manufacturers and top race teams. This, by far, has been the hardest, most stressful project I have ever done. The first challenge is the insanely short timeline to complete the build before the race. The second is…
Today’s top American professional drifters compete in thousand-horsepower Formula Drift competition machines, the most powerful stock chassis racing cars on any circuit in the world. In 2004, things were a little different.
Russian IndyCar driver Mikhail Aleshin is stuck in France after competing in the 24 Hours of Le Mans due to unspecified issues with his visa to enter the United States, his team announced this week. Canadian driver Robert Wickens, who has a full-time ride in the touring car series DTM, will fill in for Aleshin during…
The official paid live stream of this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans was unusually bad, blacking out for chunks during the race. Fans unhappy with the stream’s quality were advised to request refunds, but many were initially denied. Thankfully, it sounds like they’re finally making good on users’ refunds now that the dust…
On June 20, Bob “Weatherman” Steinberger passed away after a long battle with cancer. To off-road racers, Weatherman was an arbiter, a messenger, and sometimes, a life saver. But even more than that; Weatherman invented backcountry communication decades before cell phones and GPS, and helped make some of the coolest…
I know it’s a bold claim to make in today’s era of hyper-collectible, ultra-rare 911 variants, but I would have been totally fine if Porsche had made more than only 20 of these Group B 911 SC/RSes. They look and sound awesome and I need more. Just watch this rare Porsche slide around and you’ll understand.
Toyota’s Le Mans prototype team, who previously called hybrid technology “the main reason for Toyota to participate” in the World Endurance Championship, is having to eat those words a bit. Even they told Motorsport.com that hybrid tech in the top LMP1 class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans wasn’t quite ready to race…
Practice runs for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb are already producing some intense Code Brown action. When you’re racing up a bumpy mountain road with no guardrail to keep you on said mountain, things get pretty intense.
The idea seems straightforward enough: promote women in racing by creating an all-new series, just for women. A plan for one landed in the inbox of several pro drivers this week. But it’s instead been called out by those who see deeper problems here, tugging at the core of these women’s very desire to race.
Sometimes the drone crew in a video looks like they’re as big of a bunch of hoons as the people they’re filming. Here’s some absolutely stunning footage from East Coast Bash where the crew from RC Flying Cameras got to get up close and personal with a bunch of drift cars.
Monisha Kaltenborn, the first and only female team principal in Formula One, has left her post at Sauber, according to the BBC. Kaltenborn had been Sauber’s team principal since 2012 and reportedly left after a disagreement with team owners Longbow Finance over the running of the team.
When it comes to motorsports, the average person might not think of Acura first and foremost. But the truth is, Acura has a long and successful history in racing, winning 17 manufacturer championships in various series across 29 of its 31 years of existence. That strong legacy still hasn’t done much to quiet the…
For the past 20 years, Goodwood’s Festival of Speed has shown what they call the ‘Central Feature’ in front of Goodwood House. Usually, it’s a colossal, dramatic sculpture, and it’s almost always breathtaking. This year, the feature will be based on Bernie Ecclestone, so get ready for something sublime.
McLaren-Honda’s Formula One team is bad, and it’s not because of the drivers. It’s because the team’s car tends to break and its engine tends to fail. But not to worry, friends and fans of Fernando Alonso—reports are that Honda will bring a slightly less miserable engine to the upcoming Azerbaijan Grand Prix.
This was supposed to be Toyota’s year at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, with a great start to the season and a record-setting pole run for the race. But fate wouldn’t have that, and a bizarre, poorly placed thumbs-up said to be for encouragement eventually led the dominant car to have race-ending mechanical problems.