Tragedy struck Porsche’s number 18 919 in the last hour of the World Endurance Championship’s 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas. Number 18 was leading both the top LMP1 class as well as overall when an electrical issue was detected with about 40 minutes to go. Fortunately for Porsche, this only gave the win to their… »
Toyota Gazoo Racing can’t seem to catch a break this year. At today’s 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas, the number 2 TS 040 LMP1 tried to get around an Aston Martin at Turn 11, but crashed out instead. Here’s how it happened.
Extreme Speed Motorsports’ Ed Brown lost the brakes in their #31 LMP2-class World Endurance Championship car at today’s 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas and temporarily became an aircraft pilot. »
Whoever this Porsche crew member is, he’s a genius. If a couch is being moved with a forklift anyway, why not use it to get somewhere? If I even had half the ingenuity of this guy, I’d be really, really smart, I guess.
Today’s wallpaper comes courtesy of our very own Stef Schrader, who probably took this photo herself but there’s a 10% chance it was actually Puff: »
Roller coasters can be exciting and all, but they corner like they’re on rails—literally. Yawn. Rides are so much better when the tires have been happily thrashed on all day and you get just a little bit of slip that’s controllable with competent hands. Oh, and they’re the best of all if they’re in McLaren’s latest… »
Everyone wants to drive Circuit of the Americas! No one wants to crash at COTA. Speeds are high, and there are pricey barriers to hit. Fortunately, this Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car with no brakes managed to park it right before hitting the barriers. Code Brown level: high.
Most rich people suck at being rich. As a broke-ass liberal arts major living well beyond my means a few streets away from the 7th richest block in America, my daily interactions with wealth consist of being cut off by Teslas and dodging the construction zones of the hideous Branch Davidian-sized compounds being built… »
I was wondering the paddock with my green media badge, aka The God Pass, and I saw Valtteri Bottas. As I got closer to him, Sir Jackie Stewart also approached him and warmly congratulated him on his 3rd place qualifying position, which happened moments earlier. I wish I knew what he told him, but I also don't. That… »
The TUDOR United Sports Car Championship and FIA World Endurance Championship share the bill at The Circuit of The Americas this weekend and SpotterGuides.com have guides to make your experience more enjoyable at home or the track. »
Losing your brakes down the back straight at the Circuit of the Americas is not something you want to do, as Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge racer Tim Bell found out today. »
If you're in Austin, or Texas, or America, or the Western Hemisphere, then Circuit of the Americas is the place to be this weekend. And Jalopnik will be there! »
The Ferrari Challenge is what's known as a "gentlemen’s racing series," meaning it's not for pros but for any amateur with the cash to buy in. However, as we've seen many times over with Ferraris on the road, a big wallet doesn't automatically equal a ton of driving skill. »
COTA, America's F1 track, has roughly nine hundred and eighty three corners, and none of them have wonderful names yet. Let's change that. »
Kyle Marcelli and his teammate Chris Cumming won the PC class at the ALMS race in Austin, TX last month. And instead of celebrating with a nice dinner, Marcelli decided to save a horse and ride a cowboy. Not literally. »