America has been known to only feature one important 24-hour race series: The 24 Hours of LeMons. Yes, we have a major 24-hour single event here too, but IMSA doesn’t do mega duration events for their whole series. The Creventic 24H Series runs a slate of endurance races each season, and the shortest race you’ll see…
Another weekend of Formula One’s traveling circus has left Austin, and once again Lewis Hamilton dominated the field. With a chance to be eliminated from the driver’s championship title race, Sebastian Vettel fought back to finish second and keeps the fight alive until Mexico next week.
Just two very fast dudes celebrating in Austin.
Circuit of The Americas, a nearly 3.5-mile road course near Austin, is interested in hosting a Verizon IndyCar Series race so long as it doesn’t conflict with an existing event. But COTA shouldn’t be concerned that—the race track should, instead, be worried about its 1.5-mile asphalt neighbor up north.
Gusty winds couldn’t keep Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton from breaking his own track record, which he set just yesterday. Hamilton’s 1:34.478 lap is the new F1 track record around Circuit of the Americas, proving once again that Hamilton’s still the F1 Lap King of COTA.
The sun peeked out this afternoon just long enough to let the 2017 Formula One cars show their true speed on a dry track during Free Practice 2. Early in the session, Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton smashed the F1 track lap record with a ridiculously quick 1:34.668 lap time.
You may have taken home a chunk of car from a race weekend before. Spare canards. Chunks of carbon fiber. That’s neat and all, but did you take home a Ferrari door? Because this dude took home a Ferrari door from one of the Ferrari Challenge races this weekend at Circuit of the Americas.
Nothing is over for the LMP1 class just yet, which is set to make big changes following the announcement that Porsche would be leaving the World Endurance Championship. So far in Austin, the battle for ultimate Le Mans prototype domination has been absolutely ruthless in the best way possible.
If you race in Texas and it’s not the dead of winter, you should probably pack a kiddie pool in with your car, spares, tools and other race weekend things. It’s always hot and muggy, and if you just drove a sweaty stint in a six-hour endurance race, why not hop in the pool afterwards to cool off?
One of our favorite racing series on the planet—the beautifully high-tech World Endurance Championship—is about to make some big changes. Lone Star Le Mans is the last chance in America to enjoy things as they are, with Porsche and Toyota battling each other in the top LMP1 class. We’re here at Circuit of the…
While many parts of Texas are still dealing with the effects of Hurricane Harvey, Austin has dried up, and is back to its usual miserable heat and humidity. As conditions and the forecast cleared, Circuit of The Americas and Pirelli World Challenge agreed to go forward with this weekend’s plans to have 97 fast things…
Recently I got to take Cadillac’s CTS-V all over some of my favorite Texas Hill Country roads. It was great, but that was only part of the story. The real reason I was driving the CTS-V was to test out the $1,600 optional Performance Data Recording system that Cosworth developed for Cadillac. They not only use this in…
During last weeks’s blazing hot Pirelli World Challenge test day at Circuit of the Americas, one guest was a bit hairier than all the others, and much happier if you scratched behind his ears. Meet Turbo, a stray dog who the RealTime Acura team just couldn’t leave in the heat even though they, too, were far from…
Texas’ Circuit of the Americas is painfully hot this time of year. Merely going outside for a while is enough to make you dehydrated. If you want to see how your race car performs in extreme conditions, this oppressive heat is perfect. Several Pirelli World Challenge teams were in Austin this week to do just that.
We love supercars for their mind-bending performance, but there aren’t many places where you can experience the incredible speeds they were designed for without getting arrested. But you can drive them flat-out on a race track, and the Scuderia Society of supercar owners descended upon Circuit of the Americas this…
Any sports car race weekend packs the track with an awesome variety of machines. Over the past weekend, the IMSA WeatherTech race came to Circuit of The Americas for the fourth time, with Wayne Taylor Racing winning their fourth straight race overall in the Cadillac DPi-V.R.
The No. 26 Freedom Autosport Mazda MX-5 started a chain reaction of aggressive love-taps during Friday’s Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race, making a proper mess right at Circuit of The Americas’ start-finish line. That’s not the place for pit maneuvers, in case you didn’t know.
Wayne Taylor Racing continued their streak of IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship domination with another overall win today at Circuit of the Americas. That we sort of expected. Sadly, the surprise of the day was the No. 2 Tequila Patrón ESM car going out in flames with less than 10 minutes left in the race.