The First Hybrid Racecar Was Amazing And Would Have Killed Us All

It's Independence Day, so I wanted to focus on something patriotic. And what's more patriotic than a prototype American race car named Patriot? Nothing, that's what. The Patriot was Chrysler's amazing early '90s experiment with flywheels and electric drivetrains. Too bad it would have killed us all. » 7/04/14 2:53pm 7/04/14 2:53pm

At Le Mans, "God help the team that loses" a Michelin tire

7000 tires. 3000-odd mounts and dismounts. An army of Michelin engineers, tracking each tire with the sort of singular purpose reserved for nuclear inspectors. A Michelin rep looked me square in the eye. "God help a team that loses one of our tires," he said. He wasn't smiling. » 6/25/14 3:43pm 6/25/14 3:43pm