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IndyCar's Helio Castroneves Would Like To Remind Us All To Be On Time

Poor Helio received a lesson in punctuality today. Because he missed getting in line in time for tech and qualifying, he’ll have to start from the back of the field for today’s IndyCar race at the Milwaukee Mile. According to NBC’s Kevin Lee, the team was confused about the schedule, causing the screw-up.
» 7/12/15 6:53pm 7/12/15 6:53pm

Both Mercedes F1 Cars Go Off At The End Of Qualifying, Grab 1-2 Anyway

Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg timed their dual wipe-out just right during this morning’s qualifying session for the Austrian Grand Prix. Both drivers went off at the end of the third and final qualifying session after driving to P1 and P2 starting positions, respectively.
» 6/20/15 10:28am 6/20/15 10:28am

All Three Nissan LMP1s Get Grid Penalties At Le Mans For Being Too Slow

Nissan has made it clear that their trio of GT-R LM Nismo cars is very much still a work in progress, however, there’s a penalty if that progress doesn’t fall within 110% of the fastest car’s qualifying time. All three Nissan LMP1s were too slow in qualifying, therefore, they start from the back of the Prototype grid. » 6/13/15 1:40am 6/13/15 1:40am

Detroit Pole Sitter Rebuilt Their Wrecked Audi In 2.5 Hours To Qualify

If United SportsCar had a “Heroic Fix” award, today’s polesitter would definitely be it. Dion von Moltke hydroplaned into the wall during a wet practice session, extensively damaging the front and rear of the Paul Miller Racing Audi. Per Sportscar365, they rebuilt the car in only two and a half hours to take pole in… » 5/30/15 1:48pm 5/30/15 1:48pm

Lewis Hamilton's Pole Lap Shows Just How Insane Monaco Is

How balls-out crazy is the Monaco Grand Prix, exactly? This ride along on Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes for his pole position-winning lap will show you just how absurdly close all the Formula One cars this weekend have to get to the walls to put down a fast lap of the impossibly narrow, windy street circuit. » 5/23/15 12:28pm 5/23/15 12:28pm

IndyCar Responds To Flips By Mandating Race Aero For Qualifying

Three incidents with three different Chevrolet IndyCars forced the series to put a stop to teams removing or swapping aerodynamic pieces to get a good, low-drag package for qualifying. They mandated that teams qualify in full-race trim and lowered the boost cars can run to slow down the cars in qualifying. » 5/17/15 3:06pm 5/17/15 3:06pm

Crappy Weather Rains Out IndyCar Qualifying; Moves Today's Race

NOLA Motorsports Park was so wet yesterday for qualifying that the IndyCar Grand Prix of Louisiana grid will be set by drivers' season points. Qualifying couldn't continue because of heavy rain, and now the race has been moved up in anticipation of more lousy weather moving through tomorrow. Yecch. » 4/12/15 9:16am 4/12/15 9:16am

Porsche Gets First World Endurance Championship Pole of 2015

With the increased competition in the World Endurance Championship's LMP1 class, everyone's wondering who's really the fastest this year. Porsche looked great at the Prologue, but Audi was fast during practice for the 6 Hours of Silverstone. It's Porsche, though, who'll take up the entire front row of the grid. » 4/11/15 2:00pm 4/11/15 2:00pm

NASCAR Admits That Daytona's Qualifying Was Terrible By Changing It

Even NASCAR semi-admitted that its qualifying format for the Daytona 500 this year was a mess, saying that the sanctioning body was "open to discussions" on how to improve it. Personally, I think Clint Bowyer said it best. Anyway, they just changed their superspeedway qualifying format, hopefully for the better. » 3/30/15 3:32pm 3/30/15 3:32pm

Nico Rosberg Takes Pole At Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton may be ahead in points of Nico Rosberg for the Formula One World Driver's Championship, but Rosberg's going to make winning that difficult. Nico qualified in first during today's qualifying for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, ahead of Hamilton by 0.386 seconds. » 11/22/14 11:29am 11/22/14 11:29am