The 24 Hours of Daytona—IMSA’s annual season-opening festival of utter vehicular masochism and pretty lights—is more alive than ever thanks to some big names and a deep field of cars. Not only did the infield sell out entirely, but the fastest prototypes are on pace to break the record number of laps ever driven at…
Six Formula One drivers ran faster qualifying laps than the new F1 lap record set by Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton earlier today at Circuit of the Americas, but it was Lewis Hamilton again who claimed pole position. Hamilton’s new lap record is an astonishingly fast 1:33.108, obliterating last year’s record of…
To no one’s surprise, this year’s faster, crazier Formula One cars smashed the track record at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps. Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton claimed pole for tomorrow’s race with a 1:42.553, setting a new track record and matching Michael Schumacher’s record number of 68 pole positions claimed in F1.
All hail the McLaren P1 LM, the new dominant king of the ‘Ring. The McLaren P1 LM set a ridiculously quick lap time of 6:43.2—over two seconds quicker than the insane electric NIO EP9 and nearly 14 seconds quicker than a Porsche 918 Spyder—for a new overall fastest lap of the Nürburgring’s Nordschleife course.
Yesterday was Fast Friday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway—the last practice day before qualifying for the Indianapolis 500. Honda’s engines thankfully work in this series, with four Hondas setting the four fastest times. Pippa Mann wasn’t in the top four, but she did set a new record: Indy’s fastest ever woman.
The NIO EP9 electric supercar already set the set the record as the fastest purely electric car around the Nürburgring Nordschleife with a 7 minute, 5.12 second lap, but the weather wasn’t just right. So, NIO says they went back to set a sub-seven-minute ‘ring time just because they could, setting a new record in the…
The beautiful unobtanium Porsche Cayenne S Diesel birthed of magical unicorn tears and luxurious fancy-torques that of course America doesn’t get just set a new Guinness World Record. The Cayenne just towed the heaviest aircraft ever towed by a production vehicle: a 314-ton Airbus A380.
Last Friday, Leah Pritchett broke the Top Fuel national time record with a ludicrously quick 3.658-second pass at the NHRA Arizona Nationals, reaching a ridiculous 329.34 mph in that short time. Here’s everything she and her team had to remember to get out of the way to prepare for such a run.
Holy crap, this weekend’s IndyCar race is going to be fast. IndyCar is back at a track they never should have left in the first place—Watkins Glen—and that track has a nice, fresh repave that’s apparently good for multiple seconds under IndyCar’s previous track record there from 2009.
Max Verstappen claimed a second-place starting position for the Belgian Grand Prix today, breaking a 55-year-old record for the youngest front-row starter in Formula One history, per Sky Sports. I don’t think we’d be lion if we told you this dude was ecstatic over that, either.
At 18 years and 227 days old, Red Bull driver Max Verstappen dethroned Sebastian Vettel as Formula One’s youngest-ever grand prix winner. This was Verstappen’s first race with Red Bull after having been promoted from Red Bull’s junior team, Scuderia Toro Rosso.
You’re never too old for costumes. Here’s Jimmie Johnson celebrating his 77th career NASCAR Sprint Cup win after the Auto Club 400, that gave him the 7th most wins in the Cup series of all time. Johnson’s car ran a Superman livery to promote the upcoming Superman vs. Batman film, so it’s only fitting that he donned…
A record was tied in today’s chaotic overtime NASCAR Sprint Cup Series finish at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Winning driver Jimmie Johnson now sits alongside Dale Earnhardt Sr. for most top-level Sprint Cup Series wins, at 76 overall.
Rally Sweden has a unique competition within the competition: Colin’s Crest. Whoever jumps this particular crest on the Vargåsen stage of the rally the farthest achieves instant legend status. This year, a humble Ford Fiesta R5 from the support series crushed the previous record with a mind blowing 45-meter jump.
The NHTSA released the alarming traffic fatality figures for the first nine months of 2015, and it wasn’t good—traffic fatalities increased over 2014's figures by 9.3 percent. Why did it shoot up so fast?
We bought so many cars, you guys. We bought like, more cars than we have ever bought before. Millions and millions of them! As Automotive News reports, we bought no fewer than 17,470,659 cars and trucks, beating out our previous record in the year 2000.
[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]
NHRA Funny Car driver Jack Beckman’s weekend started off well at the Northwest Nationals. Not only was he the first driver to break the sub-4 second mark for 1000 feet in a Funny Car at Pacific Raceways on Friday with a 3.997-second pass, but he followed it up by besting his record from Sonoma on Saturday.
19-time NHRA Funny Car winner, 2012 national champion and cancer survivor Jack Beckman is used to beating things, but may not have expected to add “national record” to the list. This 323.43 mph, 3.921 second run last Friday at Sonoma Raceway was the fastest in Funny Car history.
Remember how Lamborghinis aren’t serious driver’s cars that can’t do anything well on a circuit at all? Remember? Yeah. The Aventador SV just lapped the Nurburgring in less than seven minutes. Craziness.