It doesn’t matter how you get pole position for a race—all that really matters is that you went the fastest, and it counted. Techeetah Formula E driver Jean-Éric Vergne even arrived backwards across the finish line for his fastest lap in qualifying for Race 1 of the Hong Kong ePrix, but who cares? It was enough to…
Say it with me now: U-S-A! U-S-A! In its first ever running at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the all-new Ford GT will start on pole and in second in the LM GTE Pro class.
The Verizon IndyCar Series’ James Hinchcliffe might have just pulled off one of the best comebacks in racing. In 2015, Hinchcliffe almost died in an Indianapolis 500 practice crash when a suspension piece went through his leg. This year, he’ll start the Indy 500 on pole position for its landmark 100th running.
If you ever want to feel as if you’ve wasted away your sad, underachieving life, take a look at Chase Elliott, the pole sitter for this weekend’s GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. The 20 year old gets to wave that underage flag high for winning pole on his first trip to Talladega in a Sprint Cup Series car.
Audi’s new R18 emerged as the fastest of the World Endurance Championship LMP1s, qualifying first and second for the 6 Hours of Silverstone. Both Porsche 919s ran almost a second behind the Audis, and they were visibly irked that they weren’t as fast in the moist conditions. Turbo problems on the Toyota TS050s held…
[Denny Hamlin signs the Coors Light Pole Board after not only securing both the poles for the Xfinity Series and Sprint Cup races this weekend, but also by beating the Sprint Cup track qualifying record for Bristol Motor Speedway by .005 seconds. Photo credit: Getty Images]
In his first qualifying run ever as a Porsche works driver, Earl Bamber just smashed the GTLM-class pole position record at Road America. Bamber scored a lightning quick lap time of 2:02.384 around the 4.048-mile track.
Last night was the big night — I unveiled my installation at the Indianpolis Museum of Art, and I’m pleased to say it worked, finally answering the old question “can you play Pole Position using a clapped-out old Lancia?” I’m happy to say the answer is yes. I’m sure you’re all quite relieved.
You may recall a few months ago when I told you I was going to be making a colossal installation of the 8-bit driving game Pole Position that you play using an actual car. Notably, I wasn’t lying — the installation will open August 6, and, even better, the car used to control it is an ‘82 Lancia Zagato — that’s being…
Max Chilton dedicated his first pole position in Indy Lights today to his only teammate in Formula One: Jules Bianchi. Bianchi passed away last night after sustaining severe head injuries at the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix.
Two drivers made series firsts tonight in Tudor United SportsCar qualifying at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park* today. Ricky Taylor became the first repeat pole winner in P2 of 2015, and Nick Tandy was the first repeat pole sitter in the series’ history in GTLM.
I was drawn to this lovely new Mustang because it has these stunning forest green stripes. No one uses British racing green anymore unless it’s a retro-themed Lotus or something. Turns out, these stripes are more Canadian than Timbits and poutine combined, and they just won pole position for their class.
Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg timed their dual wipe-out just right during this morning’s qualifying session for the Austrian Grand Prix. Both drivers went off at the end of the third and final qualifying session after driving to P1 and P2 starting positions, respectively.
If United SportsCar had a “Heroic Fix” award, today’s polesitter would definitely be it. Dion von Moltke hydroplaned into the wall during a wet practice session, extensively damaging the front and rear of the Paul Miller Racing Audi. Per Sportscar365, they rebuilt the car in only two and a half hours to take pole in…
How balls-out crazy is the Monaco Grand Prix, exactly? This ride along on Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes for his pole position-winning lap will show you just how absurdly close all the Formula One cars this weekend have to get to the walls to put down a fast lap of the impossibly narrow, windy street circuit.
Along with doing dumb things with old cars, I also sometimes like to do dumb things with old computers and video games. Occasionally, I can convince someone to let me parade these things out in front of a lot of people. That’s why the Indianapolis Museum of Art will let you play Pole Position with an actual car this…
The absolute greenest (look at it, man) car on the grid won pole for the 12 Hours of Sebring: the number 57 Ligier JS P2 Judd of Krohn Racing. Olivier Pla put down a stonking fast lap that put Kermit's race car on pole. Krohn just started racing the JS P2 this year, having switched from last year's Ferrari 458.
Before the days of Gran Turismo on your home gaming console you had to occupy local arcades to hone your digital driving skills. Here is a trip down a virtual memory lane.
Our real-life cars are great, but we can't usually use them to catch funky crooks or evil spies, and we can't race them in Formula One — or in 2560 or 1967. Luckily, there's video games! Here's our twenty favorites.