“We want you to be able to drive 300 km/h (186 mph) and have a conversation with your passenger at the same time,” Nissan’s GT-R guru Hiroshi Tamura said in front of the gathered scribes, journalists, reporters and hangers-on. My mind wandered instantly. What kind of conversation would the average owner have in a 2017…
I think it’s safe to say the Ford GT is ready for Le Mans, so long as it stays on track. The Ford Chip Ganassi Racing UK team’s No. 67 car scored the new Ford GT’s first ever World Endurance Championship podium with a second-place LMGTE Pro-class result at the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps.
No car in the top World Endurance Championship LMP1-H class went the entire 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps trouble-free. Fortunately, the No. 8 Audi’s biggest problem was relatively minor. Joining it in the top three was a limping Porsche and a car in the slower, non-manufacturer LMP1 class.
Stefan Mücke lost control of the No. 66 Ford GT on the fast, uphill Raidillon turn during today’s 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps. A cut rear tire was to blame
Nicki Thiim in the No. 95 Aston Martin Vantage V8 went for a slow roll after contact with Simon Dolan’s No. 38 G-Drive Racing LMP2 at the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps. At least Thiim was able to land on his wheels.
Mike Conway in the LMP1-class No. 6 Toyota TS050 collided with the LMP2-class No. 37 of SMP Racing’s Victor Shaytar early on during today’s 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps. This prototype-on-prototype violence must not stand, man.
The many drivers who cut the corner at Raidillon this morning during the Belgian Grand Prix raised more than a few eyebrows this morning. It took turn 4 from being a corner to, well, much less of a corner. Not going around the curbing seemed to be a fast line. Was F1 ignoring its own rule here?
Ferrari tried a single-pit-stop strategy with Sebastian Vettel’s car for the Formula One Belgian Grand Prix today that didn’t ultimately work out, as you can see. One of Vettel’s Pirellis popped in spectacular fashion on the next to last lap.
Here’s driver’s ed student and Scuderia Toro Rosso Formula One driver Max Verstappen going side-by-side with Sauber’s Felipe Nasr through Blanchimont at the Belgian Grand Prix in case you somehow forgot that Verstappen is awesome. Dude is a beast.
This weekend, NBCSN’s Steve Matchett and Leigh Diffey plan to cover the Formula One Belgian Grand Prix at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, then fly over to Pennsylvania to cover IndyCar at Pocono Raceway. How, exactly? We picked Diffey’s brain on how the television sausage is made to find out.
Your fancy-schmancy Caterham, TVR or even Miata won't do you any good when the heavens open up and the clouds take a big wet dump all over your race track. You need something with more traction. An engine over the drive wheels, perhaps. You need a front-wheel-drive hatch.
I hate to break it to you, Spa-Francorchamps, but if anyone should be mad about the car named after any piece of their racetrack, it's Sebring. Not you. You get the totally insane GT-R-engined Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge. Embrace it.
There was a huge crash at the start of this weekend's Formula One race in Belgium, where one driver effectively took out four other cars from the race. It was nuts.
This weekend's grand prix at Spa will be Schumacher's 300th race. How did reigning double world champion, fellow German, and crazy driver Sebastian Vettel commemorate the occasion? By riffing on Jalopnik, of course.
A Formula 2 driver is racing in Belgium, going 150 miles per hour when he sees a massive jam suddenly emerge out of the mists. In what could be the save of the year, he dodges the other cars and what would be a catastrophic accident.
The BMW M3 CSL doesn't do drift days; it lets its tail hang out whenever and wherever it pleases. Last August, a CSL opted to go slightly sideways of the racing line at the legendary Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium.
Spa-Francorchamps is probably the best racetrack in the world and Eau Rouge is its most famous corner. It’s a wild, violent downhill-left-uphill-right ride and English racing driver Andy Dickens of Spawny Whippet Motorsport is here to tell us how to take it flat out in an open-wheel race car:
The 2011 Belgian Grand Prix was somewhat special for Formula One’s old man from Germany. It was here, 20 years before, that Eddie Jordan gave the young Mercedes–Benz sportscar driver his first chance in F1.
We’re back! After a four-week summer break, Formula One has returned to Spa-Francorchamps. And it was overtake city, crazy qualifying and terribly gorgeous drives. Warning: spoilers.
To whet your appetite for this coming weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix, here’s a gallery of photos our man in Warsaw, Adrian Lepa, has sent us from a recent trip to Spa-Francorchamps. There are Ferrari 458 Challenge race cars, International Superstars Series cars and some brake-happy Formula Abarth action.