Much like IndyCar, Formula One has also threatened to split multiple times, but for one crucial moment - ahead of it American counterpart - it did go separate ways for a few races. This is the story of the F1 series that never was.
The 1965 Ford GT40 with the number P/1027 was purchased by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer soon after it was displayed at the 1966 Brussels Motor Show to be used as a high-speed camera car. But what happened to it afterwards?
A basic prerequisite for becoming a professional Indycar driver is winning junior level championships, right? Not so much. With the exception of SCCA amateur racing or a Skip Barber regional series, eight out of the 25 drivers listed on the Indycar site as competing this year have never won an automobile racing…
...in wonderful, creamy STEREO, fitted with the commentary of Sir Stirling Moss as the track announcer. Also, behold: a pecky little car called the Mustang is exhibited by Ford before it goes to mass production.
Here's a public service announcement that will blow the minds of all you gearhead Arrested Development fans: Lucille Bluth is in Grand Prix. And she's hot.
When I decided we should do the Jalopnik Film Festival I knew if we could get RUSH we'd have to get SENNA and Grand Prix. And if we could get all that to happen, I prayed we could get SENNA director Asif Kapadia to come. Sometimes dreams do come true.
Because it's impossible to get enough of the Auto Union Silver Arrows. Here's something we put together from our trip to the Goodwood Revival last year. This was the final leg of our Subaru BRZ trip across the UK seen in Episode 13 of Season 1.
The testing is over for the Formula One teams. It's time to head to Melbourne. Make no mistake. F1's spy wars are in full swing following this test. (More on that another day). But for now, the next time the cars hit the track will be for FP1 in Australia.
What I tell my philistine, Formula One-hating friends is that passing in this sport is like scoring in soccer: it doesn't happen very often, but when it does, it's a huge deal and it's usually awesome. This doesn't make them want to watch it more, but that's their loss. Haters.
When you tell someone you're going to bring home an endurance race, you'd better do it, especially if those you've promised it to gave you a bunch of money.
Hong Kong's Phillip Yau, 40, is the latest casualty at the Macau Grand Prix. Yau crashed his Chevrolet Cruze today, in the second fatal accident in as many days. Portuguese motorcycle racer Luis Carreira died in a crash Thursday.
Although neither London nor Formula One chief executive Bernie Ecclestone have exactly okayed it, there's a chance that the stadium built for this summer's Olympics may be used for a Grand Prix race stage. The cars would race in and around the stadium, looping through the Olympic park.
Five Bugatti Veyron owners were seen puttin' on the Ritz in Montreal this weekend, forming the perfect public road-bourne foil to the F1 madness that descended upon the French Canadian city. We can only imagine what it sounded like to hear all five of them fire up at the same time.
The first running of the IndyCar Detroit Grand Prix since 2008 was red-flagged this afternoon after a piece of the track started to crumble, causing driver James Hinchcliffe to go flying into the wall. As you can see in the video, he was not happy about it.
The man in the image above is a "saboteur" — not a pro-democracy protester.
The era of grandiose American luxury coupes is long gone, and those who still jones for a big two-door boat from the past have to put up with their utter lack of modern amenities. That is unless they buy today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe custom '71 Grand Prix, which has been modernized. Its price however, has also been…
There's more Chevy news today coming out of the big GM backgrounder in Detroit. The bowtie-badged brand today announced a multi-year agreement with Penske and IndyCar to bring professional motorsports back to the Motor City for the first time in four years.
The designer behind Bullfinch Visuals decided to take the front-engined, open-wheel design of '50s F1 cars and modernize the language for a new passenger car. The results are kind of awesome.
When men were men and race cars looked like cars, men and women were dying on Grand Prix weekends like flies. The early history of Formula One is a horror of burning flesh, and a new one-hour BBC documentary puts the easy nostalgia for the early days in a sad new perspective.