Nissan's Radical GT-R LM Nismo Will Return To Racing Next Year

There’s an old saying: “If at first you don’t succeed, quit and give up entirely.” The folks at Nismo do not believe in this philosophy! Despite struggling at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the bonkers front-wheel drive Nissan GT-R LM Nismo will return to the FIA World Endurance Championship next year — but not any sooner. »10/01/15 12:58pm10/01/15 12:58pm

Jenson Button To Announce Retirement From Formula One At Suzuka: Report

Driver Jenson Button is expected to announce an end to his sixteen-season career in Formula One sometime before this weekend’s race at Suzuka, reports The Telegraph. Button had been in negotiations with McLaren, but will likely bow out instead of spend another season in the uncompetitive car.
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Trouble Strikes Lead Porsche In Last Hour Of Race; Gives Win To Other Porsche

Tragedy struck Porsche’s number 18 919 in the last hour of the World Endurance Championship’s 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas. Number 18 was leading both the top LMP1 class as well as overall when an electrical issue was detected with about 40 minutes to go. Fortunately for Porsche, this only gave the win to their… »9/20/15 3:28am9/20/15 3:28am

Come Hang Out With Us At Jalopnik's Lone Star Le Mans Party In Austin TONIGHT!

One overwhelmingly awesome weekend of sportscars is coming to Circuit of the Americas in Austin, and we’ll be there. So, by popular demand, we’ve decided to have a get-together this Friday after the track goes cold at 8 p.m. at Posse East, right north of the University of Texas campus. »9/18/15 6:38pm9/18/15 6:38pm

CoTA WEC, IMSA and F1 Singapore Spotter Guides update

Lots of Spotter Guide news this weekend, so I’ll keep it short and summaries the updates!

The Official IMSA Spotter Guide for Circuit of The Americas is available here featuring all the latest driver, team and livery updates. The IMSA race takes place on Saturday (12.35 EST)

You can download the IMSA guide HERE

The… »9/18/15 4:05pm9/18/15 4:05pm

Ask Porsche Le Mans Prototype Driver Neel Jani Anything You Want

What is is like to drive for one of the most dominant teams in sportscar racing? Here’s your chance to find out. We have Porsche World Endurance Championship driver Neel Jani here for the next thirty minutes or so to answer any questions you have about anything — from ChampCar to the Porsche 919.
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Ask Toyota Le Mans Prototype Driver Anthony Davidson Anything You Want

Anthony Davidson has accomplished more than most racing drivers can ever hope to do. He’s been in Formula One. He’s been to Le Mans. He currently races with the Toyota Gazoo Racing team and commentating on Formula One for Sky Sports. We’ve got him here for the next thirty minutes to answer your questions. Go!
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Audi's Le Mans Chief Says F1 Is 'Not Even Comparable' To What They're Doing

With Porsche’s World Endurance Championship team looking so good at Le Mans and the Nürburgring, everybody’s wondering: what are the other LMP1 teams doing to match that pace? We asked Audi Sport Head of LMP Chris Reinke at the WEC’s last round at the Nürburgring to find out.
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An Aston Martin With A Dinner Table Hanging Under Its Rear End Means Business

The 2016 World Endurance Championship regulations allow for significant aerodynamic changes, including an expanded rear diffuser and splitter, per Fox Sports. If the new Aston Martin Vantage GTE looks like it’s farting out a trumpet, that’s the point. That magic butt trumpet means that this car is even quicker for… »9/12/15 12:39pm9/12/15 12:39pm

Porsche vs. Tim Hortons: The Definitive Comparo No One Asked For

Those of you who’ve been around this blog for quite some time know that I love donuts: both the tire smoke variety as well as the pastry. Look at this irresistable little pink-frosted donut from the 6 Hours of Nürburgring. Look, and weep. So, who does them better: Tim Hortons or Porsche?… »8/29/15 8:41am8/29/15 8:41am