If there’s one thing my doesn’t-lift-bro self knows, it’s softness. My race car is named after a soft, fluffy bunny. My muscles are basically mayonnaise. I know soft because I am soft. Pirelli wants fans to pick the name of their new softer than ultrasoft pink tire from their three options, but all their options suck.
Longtime Dale Earnhardt Jr. sponsor Budweiser made the ultimate touching tribute video ahead of Earnhardt’s final NASCAR race. It’s the story of Dale Jr.’s career: from victory lane hugs from Dale Sr. to Dale Jr.’s incredible Daytona win following his dad’s untimely death. Yet it omits one odd thing: the number on…
The organizers behind LMP1, the top technoclass in prototype racing, have recognized one of its big problems. No, not that it priced itself out of existence. LMP1 racers look generic, and they may start looking more like actual cars.
Prototype Challenge plowed off track for good this year, as the class was retired from the IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship. PC allowed amateur-rated drivers a place to compete against each other in real, honest-to-goodness, purpose-built racing prototypes. Naturally, they crashed a lot.
The worst thing about Formula One right now is its policy on grid penalties for using extra engine components in a season. The solution isn’t to make the problem worse by dropping the number of allowed engines per season from four to three, but the BBC reports that F1 is still considering it anyway, despite the fact…
Five months ago, my friends and I got worked over in Baja something fierce. Our car crashed and crushed our dreams as it collapsed onto the dust 45 miles into a 500 mile race. This week, we’re back with a vengeance.
Formula One has been slowly trying to make it easier for fans to tell its cars apart, mandating easy to see name abbreviations and bigger numbers. However, you still kind of have to squint to see those at speed. Clearly, what F1 needs are giant pictures of the driver on the side, because that actually kind of rules.
The City of Ensenada is a vibrant port town a couple hours south of the U.S. border that derives a lot of commerce from two things: visiting cruise ship guests and off-road racers. This week, the city has apparently deepened its relationship with the racing community by setting up a Hollywood Stars style…
Two-time Formula One world champ and one-time (and hopefully more-times) Indianapolis 500 participant Fernando Alonso really wants to keep going with his quest to win the Triple Crown of Motorsport. One report suggests that he may try his hand at the 24 Hours of Le Mans with Toyota’s LMP1 team.
Four-time Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton is one of the richest people in racing, but that doesn’t mean he wont try to cut a deal where he can. Discoveries through the recent “Paradise Papers” leaks reveal Hamilton avoided millions in taxes in the European Union for his private jet.
Whether you obsessively follow NASCAR’s every move or not, you have to admit: the post-race burnouts are glorious. There’s just something about the way the V8 engine note reverberates off the grandstands of an oval track that gives me goosebumps every time.
Texas Motor Speedway’s Victory Lane celebrations are always full of nods to the wild west, with cowboy hats, huge flames, big Texas stars and Texas-shaped confetti. However, one part of their usual celebrations didn’t seem right after a mass shooting near San Antonio: letting the winner fire a pair of pistols in the…
Famed Lotus fourder Colin Chapman had a cruel reputation for saying that a race car only has to survive through the checkered flag, but he’s not wrong there. Fellow British marque Aston Martin proved that spectacularly at today’s 6 Hours of Shanghai by rolling into the winners’ line-up on fire.
Formula One is considering a budget cap to level the playing field among its big-budget and smaller teams, and leaked details obtained by Auto Motor und Sport show exactly how they might do it. F1 wants to start testing out the cap in 2019. Notably, drivers’ and top managers’ salaries and marketing expenditures won’t…
Ever see a build so insane, lovely and delightful that you know you just have to watch it in action? Someone stuffed the legendary boost monster 3.0-liter 2JZ-GTE engine from a Toyota Supra into a humble Toyota Tacoma, and it is my everything.
Formula One’s new American owners Liberty Media have big plans for broadening the sport’s appeal, but Ferrari isn’t quite sure about where this is going, reports ESPN. Now Ferrari chairman and CEO Sergio Marchionne is threatening to quit if they change things too much and Ferrari doesn’t like it.
The unbeatable guy named Sébastien has been a dominant force in present-day rallying, with a Seb winning every World Rally Championship drivers’ title since 2004. That could end soon, as newly crowned five-time WRC champion Sébastien Ogier told the WRC he may consider retiring after this season.
Indianapolis Motor Speedway is one of the most historic tracks in America and as such, it’s seen a lot of major repaves over the years. It was once paved in all bricks, but taking a core sample of the track surface shows off all the years of work that’s been done to the track, layer by fascinating layer.
Remember all of the rumors that current Porsche 919 driver Brendon Hartley was going to Chip Ganassi’s IndyCar team after Porsche shuttered its Le Mans prototype team after this year? Turns out, they were legit—so much so, that the Toro Rosso Formula One team had to negotiate Hartley out of an existing contract to…
Happy Halloween, everybody. Want some real terror to make you jump ten feet in the air and possibly soil your pants? This is it. Watch a man somehow avoid getting wounded by his own third gear.