Break out the ark. Conditions at today’s Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race at Virginia International Raceway went from “awesome, rain!” to Old Testament-grade punishment in a matter of minutes. Normally we wouldn’t think twice about a wet race, but this one almost completely hid the cars.
Contrary to the weather’s behavior, God does not hate NASCAR. Rather, God was probably just as annoyed by all the bratty kids named “Kyle” in your elementary school class as you were, and just did one NASCAR fan a solid. One fan pledged to name his kid after yesterday’s winner at Pocono and surprise, it’s a Chris.
Conditions were so nasty at the Hungaroring yesterday that 11 drivers of the 22-car Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix field set qualifying times slower than 107% the time of Rosberg’s leading 1:33.302 lap, reports Racer. Under F1's 107% rule, anyone who qualifies that slowly gets pulled from the race.
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.
Fans got to watch 71 laps of IndyCar racing at Texas Motor Speedway today after a rain delay pushed the race from Saturday night to this afternoon, and then a torrential downpour ensured that this race wouldn’t be finishing this weekend. In fact, it will now be finishing on August 27 instead.
It can get pretty boring during a lengthy rain delay, especially at an oval where you’re not just delayed for the rain, but delayed to dry the track off as well. Fortunately, some of the Andretti Autosport crew members discovered that the grass turns into one giant Slip’N Slide when it’s wet.
A silver Mercedes may win the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix, and it’s not the car of Nico Rosberg or Lewis Hamilton. Go, Safety Car, go! The race was so wet, it took seven laps before Race Control went to green, and shortly afterwards, Jolyon Palmer’s Renault slid right into a barrier.
For the first time since 1998, we’ve got rain during the 12 Hours of Sebring. If you weren’t on wet tires or just pushed it a little too hard on the soaked surface, you were hosed. Most impressive, though, was this insane Lamborghini spin-out that came this close to runing a Corvette’s day. Code Brown: high alert.
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It’s still winter in lots of the country and I’m sure many of you look outside before deciding on whether to grab your car keys or bike keys. Ryuichi Kiyonari wants you to know, however, that a little wet riding is just fine.
While many riders are happy to hang up their helmets when the weather gets bad, there are plenty of you who ride all year or are more than content to ride in the rain. There are lots more of you who would, if you knew how to do it right—and that’s where we come in.
Wet, nasty conditions don’t just affect races on track — they can ruin an off-road rally raid’s day, too. In addition to the opening leg of this year’s race getting cancelled, the second and third stages were shortened and today’s third stage was halted for trucks when a landslide destroyed part of it.
Austin-area residents living near Circuit of the Americas awoke to tornado warnings this morning. If you thought it was bad last weekend and openly wondered, “How much worse can it get?,” congratulations: we’re all blaming you. COTA was so inundated with storm water that parts of it flooded today.
The Texas Mile is a speed demon’s paradise, where standing mile races are held to answer one question: how fast can you go? And what’s more demonic than speeding through the night? Facing similar conditions to Austin’s Formula One race last weekend, The Texas Mile opted to run when it was dry—in the dark.
Between getting hit with torrential downpours and Formula One’s decision to host the Mexican Grand Prix only a week later, Circuit of the Americas chairman Bobby Epstein told the Austin-American Statesman that the United States Grand Prix was “a financially devastating weekend for the company.” Ouch.
If there’s one thing I love about race cars running in the rain, it’s the entire spectacle of it. There’s always the chaos of running in unpredictable, ever-changing conditions, but rarely do your eyeballs experience anything cooler than the massive rooster tails of water that get thrown up by the cars.
It’s so miserable outside for Free Practice 3 that Circuit of the Americas told fans not to show up at the circuit until noon. The FIA decided to run Free Practice 3 at 10:00 a.m. as planned, however, and it’s going about as well as you’d think.
This pair of Mercedes Formula One fans didn’t care about the insane rain storm that flooded out and postponed Free Practice 2 at Circuit of the Americas indefinitely, nor did they care that half the fencing on the bridge behind them had blown over. They flew that Mercedes flag all the way back.
Formula One fans, I have some good news and some bad news. Bad news: if you’re coming to Austin for the United States Grand Prix, you better pack a poncho and take your best muddin’ vehicle to the track. Good news: rain is delicious chaos, and we may finally see wet F1 racing on Circuit of the Americas.
If you missed the very start of the 6 Hours of Fuji, you didn’t miss much. It was so wet that they left the cars to circulate behind the safety car for about forty minutes. If you missed any part afterwards, you’re missing pure, unadulterated wet weather insanity. Marvel, for example, at this graceful twin pirouette.