A British Formula 4 Championship driver had to be airlifted to a hospital after a hard and thoroughly terrifying crash Sunday, running into what appears to be a stationary car after other drivers blocked his view. Reports say it took up to two hours to extract him from the car after he sustained leg injuries in the…
Did you need to use the pit lane any time soon, at the start of the last hour of the 6 Hours of Silverstone? Too bad. The No. 4 ByKolles ENSO CLM P1/01 prototype collided with the No. 97 Aston Martin and left an enormous mess all over the entrance to it.
Toyota wants so badly to be back in winning form this year after a 2016 saw them lose the 24 Hours of Le Mans due to a last-minute connector failure. This is supposed to be Toyota’s year with a new, improved TS050, yet they’ve had the first major top LMP1-class Le Mans prototype crash of 2017 at the 6 Hours of…
The same model of brand-new Porsche 911 RSR race car that has run without major issues so far this year in the United States had a major engine failure at the FIA World Endurance Championship’s 6 Hours of Silverstone, belching flames out of the engine cover that replaces its back window.
Following McLaren Formula One driver Fernando Alonso’s decision to skip the Monaco Grand Prix to race the Indianapolis 500, three-time F1 champion Lewis Hamilton said over the week that he’d be interested in doing one-off races in other series—particularly MotoGP and NASCAR’s Daytona 500.
An open door must be really annoying at race speeds, as Andy Priaulx in the No. 67 Ford GT lost a position to the No. 91 Porsche during today’s 6 Hours of Silverstone after his Ford’s door kept popping open in the first hour of the race.
Onboard cameras are all but ubiquitous in race cars now, yet the audio that comes from them often isn’t so great. You may hear the car in the background underneath a harsh layer of windy sounds and mount rattles. Here’s the best cheap fix to bad or nonexistent onboard video audio yet.
Nico—oh, er, Valtteri Bottas—is on the pole for the Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday, ahead of his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel will start third, and will hopefully line up in his boxed-off starting spot this time around. The full starting lineup can be found here.
When Formula One driver Fernando Alonso announced on Wednesday that he’d skip the Monaco Grand Prix for the Indianapolis 500, it was fun news. Everyone loves a cross-discipline racing start, especially on a big stage. That is, everyone except Bernie Ecclestone. He would have tried to stop the deal from happening.
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The lovely Bahrain Grand Prix is this weekend and it looks like Kimi is having some sort of existential moment out there.
I think I’m a pretty good driver. I really do. In fact, most other people would say they’re pretty good drivers, too. But here’s the thing: there is always something you can learn that will help make you a better driver. That’s where Cadillac’s V-Performance Academy comes in.
Pat’s Acres Racing Complex in Canby, Oregon, really looks like a nice park with some asphalt laid down. There’s lush green grass, shade from the trees, neat paved paths, and oh yes—everything from vintage Nissans to overpowered BMW E36s ripping sweet sideways drifts in the middle.
Level 5 Motorsports’ Scott Tucker and others involved in his payday lending scheme were fined $1.266 billion last October by the Federal Trade Commission for deceptive practices. Tucker’s got to pay the feds off somehow, so everything seized from his race team is going to auction.
Jenson Button, who took a “break” from racing after 2016 but was retained as a McLaren-Honda ambassador will be taking Fernando Alonso’s seat at the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix, reports Captain Obvio—er, I mean, Racer. Alonso is taking his own break to run the Indianapolis 500 that weekend.
When the No. 37 car of Chris Buescher was tapped from behind from the No. 77 of Erik Jones in the pit lane during this weekend’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race in Texas, Buescher’s car spun around into its pits stall trunk-first—right into Buescher’s jack man Zack Young. Ouch!
The level of engineering in pro drift cars these days is utterly fascinating. Here is, for instance, Chris Forsberg’s twin-turbo, anti-lag Nissan VQ V6 putting down four-figure horsepower numbers while sounding like the whole world is ending.
Tony Stewart isn’t in the clear just yet regarding the death of Kevin Ward Jr., who died of blunt trauma injuries after being struck by Stewart’s car in 2014. Criminal charges against Stewart were dropped two years ago, but Ward Jr.’s parents have since filed a civil lawsuit that they’re fighting to be heard.
Former Formula One world champion Jenson Button said he was off to do what he wants this year—but remained under contract with McLaren. Part of that contract may force him to fill in for Fernando Alonso, reports the BBC. While there are other F1 drivers with experience at Monaco out of a drive this year, none are…