Sometimes, when I’m driving around, my heart is filled with scorn. Scorn for bad vanity plates. Scorn for fake, stick-on hood vents from AutoZone. Scorn for cheap, aftermarket aero bits that do nothing. But here’s the thing: when the big and dumb wing comes stock, then I love it. There’s just something so lighthearted…
What on earth is a dome skid, and why is it such a big deal? Well, for one, we haven’t seen the kind of massive airborne crashes at this year’s Indianapolis 500 like we did last year. Racer caught up with polesitter James Hinchcliffe ahead of the race for a quick, clear run-down of IndyCar’s new safety gear.
Two huge wings for flying on the ground. One of the faster time trials cars from the National Auto Sport Association’s weekend at MSR-Houston.
Formula One teams are already working on the 2017-spec cars based on agreed upon changes to the car’s dimensions, so Motorsport.com put together a render comparing the likely 2017-spec car to this year’s Mercedes car to illustrate the differences. It’s a radically different car with more downforce than ever before.
NASCAR tested out a couple of different rules packages for their cars this year, and to many, there was a clear winner that produced fun racing to watch while rewarding driver skill. NASCAR just did everybody a solid and released a new low-downforce base rules package for 2016, which should be an utter riot.
We know that movies like The Fast & The Furious have seriously warped our collective understanding of what is and what is not a reasonable modification but this definitely crosses the line somewhere. Reader "Rub-ISH" over at the MotiveMag forums managed to capture this rolling monstrosity. As soon as we saw it we…