I believe that it won’t be long before we have fully-autonomous cars, capable of whisking our inattentive asses around in total safety. I also know that we are by no means there yet, as this alarming video of a Tesla driver quickly taking control of the car from Autopilot to avoid a wreck shows.
Formula Drift is in Canada this weekend, running one of the most big angle, technical tracks of the season. This is what it looks like when you overcook one of the corners halfway off the ground.
Formula 4 driver Sophia Flörsch had the scare of a lifetime Friday at Ochlersleben. Flörsch barely missed an SUV that was driving across the track to retrieve a stopped Formula 4 car.
I don’t think “spin it to win it” applies to race cars, but I’m mesmerized by this ridiculous save anyway. Ed Carpenter dropped a wheel off the pavement during tonight’s IndyCar race at Texas Motor Speedway, upsetting the car just enough to spin it out. Miraculously, Carpenter saves it and keeps going.
How Trevor Bayne kept his car on the pavement and out of the wall in Saturday night’s Monster Energy Open race, I still don’t know.
Today’s inspiration: a Volvo 242 running last year’s Salpausselkä Ralli in Finland that refuses to crash, no matter the odds, no matter its mistakes.
Say it with me now: nope nope nope nope nope nope nope...
2016 couldn’t end on a quiet note. No, it had to go ahead and give us another solid candidate for Save of the Year.
A Tesla driver saved himself from an almost certain rear-end collision by simply pressing the go-pedal. Wait, I thought speed kills?
We already saw a car eat wall right before pit lane, so when everyone saw Red Bull Formula One driver Max Verstappen get loose on lap 39 and start to spin in the same place, we knew we were probably seeing a second-place retirement. Verstappen miraculously got the car straight again and kept going like a boss.
This has to be one of the most incredible code brown moments I’ve seen in a long time.
Australian Supercars driver Scott McLaughlin nearly ate the wall at the Gold Coast 600, but he somehow turned a screeching, tire-smoking lock-up into a pass on the inside of Mark Winterbottom.
Well, this is certainly the most audacious, bodacious, extraordinary in top-tier motorsports so far this year. It’s also a good reminder that rallycross is incredible.
During practice at Iowa Speedway last week, IndyCar’s Marco Andretti lost the tail of his race car and managed to avoid the wall with a massive smoky burnout. While crossing the finish line. Backwards.
I can’t stop watching this clip of Doug Kalitta drifting his dragster set to the most dramatic, beautiful violin music. This is some Oscar-worthy stuff... from the NHRA of all places.
Ok, so he drove off the side of a mountain. That doesn’t mean he crashed.
Epic saves. We’ve seen lots of them, but they never go out of style. Watch this BMW 5 Series driver recover from a fierce, hydroplane-induced spin. That’s only half the story: how he learned to do it is another.
The cow seemed largely nonplussed.
Flat out, all the time, everywhere: I will never stop loving the Fiat 126.