Ferraris are a mainstay at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, but only in the GT classes now. You can’t blink at La Sarthe without accidentally nudging a 458 with an LMP1. (Sorry Jeff!) Let’s ride on one of Ferrari’s older Le Mans prototypes at Road America, then: the cuckoo-for-Cocoa-Puffs flat-12 Ferrari 312 PB.
Michael Schumacher is now a Formula One legend, having smashed numerous records for wins, championships and pole positions. But back in 1991, he was still just a relatively new but impressive driver. It was laps like this opening lap at the Spanish Grand Prix that help catapult Schumacher on to greatness.
Hayden Paddon got his first ever World Rally Championship win last weekend at Rally Argentina after Jari-Matti Latvala rolled out of the lead. The final epic power stage that sealed his win is a mesmerizing downhill descent on rough roads with no shortage of fans lining the surreal, rocky landscape.
This weekend, IndyCar heads to the butter smooth surface at Barber Motorsports Park. Last weekend’s street course at Long Beach, however, was a rough-and-tumble riot of a thing, and the series stuck a camera on Graham Rahal’s helmet that proves it. Come along for a wild ride.
GoPro’s latest miracle of the NoseCam brings us a lap around Sebring thanks to a camera stuffed inside Change Racing driver Corey Lewis’ helmet. I have to admit: this looks like a genuinely nice place to sit. The cabin is neatly organized, and the audio is beyond fantastic. Sit back and enjoy a lap of Lambo bliss.
The 12 Hours of Sebring this year was as wet and wild as it gets, but what did that look like in the car? Fortunately for those of you who weren’t watching an in-car stream, here’s footage of the No. 66 Ford GT right before it slid into a tire wall. It’s hard to see where the track even goes when it rains this hard.
Maybe it’s because all of the tracks near me are set in the middle of a cow pasture, but in-car videos of street courses always just feel surreal, like some special Mario Kart level. Here’s an in-car video from practice for last weekend’s IndyCar race in St. Petersburg that shows just how tight that circuit is.
We love onboard videos. We also love interesting camera placements. Rear-facing cameras are fantastic for one big reason that’s often ignored: you can get a good look at all the people spinning out and causing mayhem behind you!
Whenever anyone asks about the most legendary onboard lap footage, someone inevitably posts the Ruf CTR Yellowbird on the Nürburgring Nordschleife because it’s simply the right answer. Now the entire video of the laps — all 19 minutes and 21 seconds of it — has been posted to YouTube. Enjoy.
We’ve all seen eleven trillion billion laps of the Nürburgring Nordschleife, but they’re all usually in the same direction. What does it look like in the other direction? Participants in a special stage of the Rallye Köln-Ahrweiler got a chance to find out.
Tonight, thanks to the Bathurst 1000, the World Endurance Championship’s 6 Hours of Fuji and shortly afterwards, the Formula One Russian Grand Prix, you can watch racing all night long. What’s it like to run in the fastest car from qualifying at Fuji, you ask? Ride along with the #17 Porsche 919 and find out.
Here’s a video that’s so insane, it’s been compared to driving Forza on Easy mode with all the assists on. It doesn’t look real, but it’s what happened when Jono Lester restarted in 32nd position at the Australian GT Championship’s first race of the 2015 Clipsal 500 weekend. Watch this, and I’ll even offer to help…
We’ve had a lot of posts on Monterey Car Week, but far too few on the really great stuff. By “really great stuff,” my admittedly biased words mean “Porsches racing.” Here’s a great video from Racer that shows what happens when you stick factory driver Patrick Long in a 911 that’s underpowered for its class.
If there’s one race that’s gotten people talking about the regular season of IndyCar, it’s last weekend’s controversial outing at Auto Club Speedway. Whether your loved it or hated it, the onboards are certainly fascinating to watch. If you think passing one or two cars is nuts, watch these guys go four-wide.
I love reading the particularly disgruntled letters that come in to the Porsche Club of America’s Panorama magazine. One such fellow complained that he was done with PCA, as he felt as if Porsche was moving away from its storied racing heritage with models like the Cayenne. You sure about that, bud?
The Isle of Man TT is one of the fastest, most dangerous races in the world. 600cc rider Tuukka Korhonen got a nice reminder why Snaefell Mountain is such a notorious course during Wednesday’s practice, where he had several faster motorcycles whir past him within a few minutes.
There’s something surreal about the onboards from cars that travel over 220 mph lap after lap around an oval. Indianapolis Motor Speedway looks huge in all other respects, yet the onboards make it almost feel like you’re in your cousin’s Camaro, doin’ donuts on the lawn. Everything feels much, much smaller.
How do you race without the use of your legs? Pro Mazda racer Michael Johnson started racing motorcycles when he was four, but was forced to change plans after a dirt track accident left him paralyzed below the waist. Now he’s the first and only paralyzed racer licensed by IndyCar, and here’s how he drives his car.
Everyone has needs. Water, food, shelter, the occasional hug...and a Porsche 911 GT3 Cup. Yeah, that’s a need. Let the Mauro Motorsports 997 GT3 Cup demonstrate why that’s been added to my short list of needs: this rear-engined rocketship just passes everything with ease.
We've seen the new IndyCar aerokits for this year, but how do the cars drive with all those fancy add-ons? Well, for one, they make Barber Motorsports Park look like a go-kart track when they run it in what appears to be fast-forward. Here's an onboard from this week's test. Enjoy.