How To Race Long Beach, IndyCar, and IMSA - /SHAKEDOWN

Justin Wilson / @Justin_Wilson gives Leo Parente and /ShakeDown the recipe for racing the Long Beach street course, IndyCar, and IMSA. JW mixes 'fried eggs' and 'bread loaves' [found on the track] with more classic ingredients [in-car] of gas, brake, balance, and aggressiveness. » 4/21/14 3:53pm 4/21/14 3:53pm

Meet /DRIVE's One Million Subscribers, Even The Trolls

Horn tooting? Perhaps. But for an entity that didn't exist before 2012, hitting a million YouTube subscribers is a big deal. And it demands so many thank you's, /DRIVE had to produce a video salute to its viewers. And so, here's to you. All million-plus of you. Even the trolls. » 4/09/14 3:04pm 4/09/14 3:04pm

F1, IndyCar, GT3 Things Leo Parente Does NOT Know - /SHAKEDOWN

IndyCar, F1, Pirelli World Challenge, ERC, NASCAR, VLN, V8 SuperCars. A ton of racing this weekend, and on this /ShakeDown, Leo Parente shares everything he doesn't know. » 3/29/14 8:25am 3/29/14 8:25am

Let's Stop F1 + IMSA Screwing Up Racing

F1 and IMSA provide the foundation for details on how to make Racing NOT suck. The 2014 Formula 1 debut in Melbourne, Australia ended with an Infiniti Red Bull disqualification over fuel flow. The TUDOR United SportsCar Championship at the Sebring 12hr was Round 2 of the new series and the 2nd straight race of… » 3/23/14 2:06pm 3/23/14 2:06pm

Is It Still "Racing" If The Fastest Car Doesn't Win?

It's nothing new that auto racing is a function of rules-making. And because it's not a free-for-all, sometimes weird things happen, like the fastest car isn't the one that gets to the checkered flag first. Let's talk about that. » 3/17/14 3:04pm 3/17/14 3:04pm

You May Already Be A NASCAR Fan.....

Just in time for the 2014 Daytona 500, Leo Parente and /ShakeDown address the NASCAR hate some viewers share in their /DRIVE comments. "How hard is it to turn left?" is a common one and the [ignorant] inspiration to look at the facts. » 2/22/14 3:08pm 2/22/14 3:08pm

Celebrating /DRIVE

As everyone probably doesn't know, I am the guy behind the "Lancia x Top Gear" prints (that Patrick shared) and the "Car Silhouettes" that were shown on Jalopnik. » 2/11/14 2:24pm 2/11/14 2:24pm

Here's Why The 2014 Formula One Season Will Change Everything

Allan McNish drove in F1, he knows the ins and outs of racecars with energy-recovery tech. Now he's an F1 reporter for the BBC. That means he's got insight on the pivotal new F1 season. You need to hear this. » 2/08/14 3:00pm 2/08/14 3:00pm

This Is /DRIVE's Year In GIFs, 2013

It was quite a year for /DRIVE. We got to drive cars, meet the nerds inside sports-car production studios, sit trackside at major motorsports events and even do burnouts. Here's 2013 in GIFs. » 12/27/13 3:08pm 12/27/13 3:08pm

Everything You Need To Know About Racing From Allan McNish

Three-time Le Mans 24 Hour winner Allan McNish recently announced his retirement from Audi Sport, the team with which he ran 89 races, scoring 66 podiums, 29 of those P1 wins. That's a lot of accumulated wisdom, which he's always willing to share. » 12/23/13 2:10pm 12/23/13 2:10pm

Jackie Stewart's Fellow F1 Racers Had A 67 Percent Chance Of Death

Sir Jackie Stewart never spilled a drop of blood in the name of racing, but he lost 57 friends and colleagues to the sport. A staggering number. "It was very raw, very dangerous," he says about his time in F1. "There was a two out of three chance you were going to die if you lasted a five-year period." » 11/16/13 11:01am 11/16/13 11:01am

Here's How To Go Racing Even If Your Parents Aren't Rich

It's an age-old problem for aspiring racecar drivers: How to accumulate enough money to race without either 1.) Writing a massive check (and it actually clearing), 2.) Asking your parents to write a massive check, or 3.) Doing some sort of drug deal to get the money (it's happened.) » 10/26/13 12:01pm 10/26/13 12:01pm

This Is Why You Shouldn't Take The Danger Of Racing For Granted

Making sense of the death of a racing driver is always a hollow exercise. How do you show respect to a fallen driver, capture the feelings of the motorsport community and offer some analysis of the event? By accepting the challenge to never take any of it for granted. » 10/22/13 5:37pm 10/22/13 5:37pm

IndyCar / ALMS Crashes And RedBull F1 Tech Should Change Racing. But...

/ShakeDown on /DRIVE has Leo Parente, Mike Spinelli, and Ian Whalen discussing * How much Danger is enough in Racing , * If high-tech RedBull F1 KERS traction control and low-tech Pirelli tires will change GP rules, * If / When IndyCar will ever be relevant, again. Then, YOU comment. » 10/12/13 4:46pm 10/12/13 4:46pm

How To Make American Sports Car Racing A Must-See Event

No doubt, professional sports-car racing has seen better, richer days. But with the consolidation of Grand-Am and ALMS in the U.S., we'll once again see if a motorsports series sponsored by a wristwatch brand can capture the imagination of the car-loving public. But how can it? » 10/05/13 2:03pm 10/05/13 2:03pm

Find Out Why The Circuit Of The Americas Is A "Tricky Track"

Audi's Allan McNish is our window into the insane world of prototype sports-car racing. He's always candid about the process of racing, as well as the politics. This time, he talks about how to get the best out of Texas's COTA. » 9/28/13 3:01pm 9/28/13 3:01pm

This Is What It's Like To Thrash A Hot Rod Rental Car On Track

Hertz and Ford have a pretty substantial history building hot rodded rental cars together. Remember the Shelby GT350H? Hertz is back with another modded Mustang, and it's the rental car to take to the track. Not that we recommend you do that... » 9/20/13 2:46pm 9/20/13 2:46pm

The SRT Viper Is The Best Looking GT Racecar On Track Today

SRT Motorsports had a difficult 2012, placing dead last in GT manufacturers' points in the America Le Mans Series. This year, it's currently third, between BMW and Ferrari. But if ALMS points were awarded on looks, the SRT Viper would always be in first. » 9/13/13 3:06pm 9/13/13 3:06pm