Bernie Ecclestone Threatens To Sue Red Bull If They Quit Formula One

Crap excuse for a deranged mutant and head honcho of Formula One Bernie Ecclestone now says that it’s possible for Red Bull to be sued if they choose to depart from the sport, according to a report from The Independent. A contract Red Bull signed to participate in the sport until at least 2020 is at the heart of… »10/20/15 5:04pm10/20/15 5:04pm

Renault Will Purchase Lotus F1 Team, Hopefully Pay Off Its Unpaid Bills

The Team Formerly Known As Renault is finally going back to being Renault’s works Formula One effort. The struggling power unit supplier intends to buy a controlling stake in the struggling Lotus F1 team, which oddly, is the team Renault sold its stake in after the 2010 season to Genii Capital. »9/28/15 1:27pm9/28/15 1:27pm

Volkswagen Deal To Buy Red Bull Formula One Team Went "Up In Smoke"

Up in smoke, that’s where my money goes — or so said Red Bull Formula One team principal Christian Horner to NBCSN about Volkswagen’s plans to buy the Red Bull F1 team. Volkswagen faces a possible $18 billion fine for the dieselgate scandal, wherein a system was installed on its diesel road cars to cheat emissions… »9/25/15 8:25pm9/25/15 8:25pm

Man Amazingly Walks Away From Airborne, Multi-Rollover Nürburgring Crash

Here’s your occasional reminder why the Nürburgring Nordschleife is the most dangerous track in the world. This Renault lost it in the Schwedenkreuz section of the track, went airborne after hitting the wall, and then rolled several times to a stop. Miraculously, per Bridge to Gantry, the driver only has a very sore… »9/21/15 5:05pm9/21/15 5:05pm

I'm Calling Bullshit On This Melting Renault

There’s this video going around right now, shot by a British tourist in Italy, of a Renault Megane that seems to have had most of its plastic and rubber trim melted off by the 37°C/99°F heat. While I’m not disputing that the car clearly has some obvious heat damage, I don’t think the 99°F weather is all to blame, nor… »8/12/15 3:00pm8/12/15 3:00pm

This Stops In Front Of Your House -- What Does The Driver Yell?

It’s just after midnight. You’ve just settled into your favorite rhino-skin armchair and have lit up one of the Portuguese sausages you smoke in lieu of cigars. You hear a rumbling outside and the unmistakable howl of a motor-klaxon, and push back the blinds to reveal a 1924 Renault Six-Roues Type MH. What’s the… »7/07/15 10:00pm7/07/15 10:00pm

Renault's Alpine Celebration Concept Is Super Gorgeous

Porsche may have been the winner at Le Mans, but it was a pretty big day for Renault, too. The French manufacturer unveiled their Alpine Celebration, although we know a lot more about the outside of the car than the inside. It’s definitely a pretty car to look at, even if the press release doesn’t contain much… »6/14/15 11:23am6/14/15 11:23am

A Detail To Appreciate: The Handle-less Door Handle

If you’ve ever had a weird reaction to some pills you found in a wet paper bag on the sidewalk, then you probably know that when you disassemble a car by hand in a deep, trance-like state, you end up with a lot of parts. So when I see a detail on a car that can eliminate even one part, I’m impressed. Like this door… »4/29/15 9:55pm4/29/15 9:55pm

Was The Renault R5 Turbo The Most Powerful French Car Of Its Day?

While reading through back issues of Motorsport Magazine like every normal person in America definitely does, I spotted a weird claim. There it was, on page 49 of the January 1980 issue. The 165 horsepower mill mounted in the rear of the little hatchback made it the “most powerful current French production model.” »4/08/15 7:10pm4/08/15 7:10pm