Sorry, guys. Isettas aren’t approved to run in WTSC. You’re going to need to keep all three wheels on your BMW.
Let’s just call this car a custom build. It was customized by speed.
While there are still interesting battles further back in the field, the front of Formula One’s pack hasn’t always been all that exciting. Case in point: even Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel just kind of spaced out and slowed down during the last lap of last weekend’s Hockenheim race.
Email can be a slippery beast, and one thread of messages Gizmodo recently received—seemingly by mistake—has given us a window into how Microsoft prepares its employees for the apparently terrifying prospect of talking to the press.
Please enjoy this clip of 24 Hours of Le Mans winner, ex-Formula One driver and Sky Sports F1 commentator Johnny Herbert eating it on a hoverboard.
Someone may have been going just a tad too fast through an Italian town near the Dolomites when they beached their LaFerrari right on top of a rock outside a restaurant. That’s right: on top. However this wreck happened, that’s just impressive right there.
With ten cars retired now out of sixty 24 Hours of Le Mans entrants, it’s time for our yearly reminder that Le Mans is an utterly merciless place on cars and drivers alike. Here’s how Le Mans is sending teams packing early in 2016.
The poor No. 67 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing UK GT has been the problem child out of the four works Fords entered in this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans. After starting the race two laps down due to a gearbox issue, driver Marino Franchitti locked up his brakes into a gravel trap and into a tire wall at Mulsanne Corner.
Daniel Ricciardo was doing so well at the Monaco Grand Prix. He claimed Red Bull’s first pole position since 2013, and his first at Monaco. He managed to keep his lead for much of the Monaco Grand Prix itself, where the narrow street circuit makes passes extremely hard. Then he got hosed by his own pit crew.
California man Carl Brewer dropped his daughter off at day care, then dropped his Toyota off at a local Jiffy Lube. Then the whole truck just dropped itself on the ground. As in, all four wheels fell off while driving.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. has had a series of unfortunate events at today’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Talladega. After getting back on track after a hard hit, Earnhardt’s steering wheel came off the hub. No big deal; Dale’s got hands.
During an airdrop on a military base in Hohenfels, Germany, three HMMWV’s somehow detached from their parachutes and crashed into a million pieces, The Tactical Air Network reports. The reaction from the soldiers filming, though, is absolutely priceless.
NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Kyle Busch did not have a good day at today’s Food City 500. He had not one, but three crashes on track at Bristol Motor Speedway, two of which were because of a right front tire going down. After the last one, he came into the pits for repairs and accidentally tapped a fan with his car. Oops.
If you thought your Evo was hard to turn around in a parking lot, try getting an IndyCar stuck in one of the Grand Prix of Long Beach’s narrow escape chutes, as Conor Daly did this morning during IndyCar practice.
In the weirdest karmic revenge for ditching elimination qualifying, we saw a number of drivers out of their cars before the end of the second qualifying session anyway. A loose wheel caused a red flag with just over a minute left in the session to go.
Corvette Racing’s Marcel Fässler brought you a present. Here’s the No. 4 car sporting a bit of extra signage across its front as it heads into the pits for the 12 Hours of Sebring.
NASCAR Sprint Cup racer Jimmie Johnson will be forced to race in the Good Sam 500 with a back-up car this weekend after eating the wall during the third and last round of qualifying. Johnson was shaken up by the hard hit, but fortunately, he was able to walk away with no injuries.
Before the season began, NASCAR swore they weren’t going to release purse winnings after the races anymore. Then they released the wrong figures for the Daytona 500, and had to release a correction. What?
The No. 73 Park Place Motorsports Porsche 911 somehow got routed through the infield access roads to reach its own garage for service. Patrick Lindsey had to be push-started before heading in for repairs, at which point he battled several fans’ cars for position.
For those not living in New Jersey, pumping your own gas is a reality that you must accept whether you like it or not - but as millions of people perform this mundane act every single day, there are bound to be at least a few screw-ups. So what really happens when you mistakenly pour diesel into your gas-powered car’s…