Drone racing is exciting in its own right, but for spectators the sport still can’t quite match the horsepower and top speeds of auto racing—or can it? Nissan’s GT-R drone, designed and built by Tornado XBlades Racing, can hit a top speed of 115 miles per hour. It can accelerate from zero to sixty in under 1.3 seconds.
A defective connector on the air line between the turbocharger and the intercooler on the No. 5 Toyota TS050 was to blame for one of the most gut-wrenching losses in 24 Hours of Le Mans history, per a team statement. The technical defect caused a loss in turbocharger control.
Swiss student motorsport club Academic Motorsports club Zurich (or AMZ for short) smashed the Guinness world record for acceleration in an electric car with a 1.513-second zero to 60 mph run today. Holy crapping crap, I’d say the future of motorsport is in pretty awesome hands.
Race car driver Joe Ryan Osborne was arrested on Saturday night after a crash on track appears to have led to a violent reprisal in the pits.
While leaving a Rascal Flatts concert on Friday, three men reportedly assaulted NASCAR veteran Mike Wallace. Per FOX Sports, Wallace’s daughter took kicks to the ribs in attempts to shield him from being kicked while unconscious. Police arrested the men over the weekend, all released on bonds of around $1,000.
With three minutes and 21 seconds to go, the leading No. 5 Toyota TS050 that was on pace to take the win came to a halt in front of the pits, ceding the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans lead to the No. 2 Porsche 919. It’s an unbelievable end for a car that was so reliable for the other 23 hours and 50 minutes of the race.
In an incident Williams head of performance engineering Rob Smedley called “a shitty set of circumstances,” Valtteri Bottas’ Williams F1 car kicked up a drain cover at the new Baku track. The cover damaged Bottas’ car during the final practice session for the race and sent debris flying towards nearby marshals.
The No. 6 Toyota TS 050 has had some trouble while in third place overall that it had to briefly go into the garage to fix. Mechanics quickly made some repairs to the back of the car and got the TS 050 back out on the track.
The LMP2-class No. 44 Manor Oreca 05 had perhaps the strangest retirement of them all at this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans: it ran over its own nose after a bodywork failure at the Porsche Curves.
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.
Sadly, it is the No. 64 Corvette’s turn for bad luck this year. The 2015 race-winning team burst open a tire wall at Turn 1 after driver Tommy Milner lost control. Fortunately, Milner is okay, but the car certainly isn’t.
At least Fox Sports gave us more notice than usual that their schedule of maddening channel changes for the 24 Hours of Le Mans would be changing mid-race yet again, but yes: they’re changing it again. Does no one at Fox know how to plan for things, ever?
The No. 89 WeatherTech Porsche 911 RSR can’t catch a break this year at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Not only are they short a driver after Cooper MacNeil became too sick to race, but Marc Miller just spun off into the wall.
Are you on the fence about camping out in front of the television for an entire day? Do you think you have better things to do than watching the greatest race in the world for 24 hours straight? Don’t be! The hot new cars for this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans may resemble regular cars instead of low-flying spaceships,…
The 24 Hours of Le Mans is a must watch, featuring some of the bravest and most talented drivers on the planet in some of racing’s most advanced machinery. But it lasts for an entire day, and we’re all crazy for even trying to watch it. Here’s how to curbstomp your drowsiness and keep going anyway.
Say it with me now: U-S-A! U-S-A! In its first ever running at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the all-new Ford GT will start on pole and in second in the LM GTE Pro class.
For some reason, the Tour de Suisse decided that a good place to stick a finish line was 100 meters after a 90-degree corner. When Danny van Poppel tried to squeeze past Peter Sagan on the inside corner, he clipped wheels and was on course to eat shit into the barrier until he made a miraculous save.
The unfiltered sound. The re-contextualized speed. The seagulls.