When you take part in the Nürburgring’s Touristenfahrten—the open public driving days—you need to assume there’s a good chance some bad shit will happen to your car. The ‘Ring isn’t for losers, jokers, fools or the unlucky. But lucky is the only way I can describe this drive. Have you seen a better save lately? I have…
Take this in. There’s a truck. There’s a train. The truck is turning near where the train will be. The train approaches the truck, which is turning in such a way that it might be occupying the same space that the train will also be occupying.
What makes a good driver isn’t how you drive when everything goes right; it’s how you drive when everything goes wrong.
There’s miserable weather in Scotland right now, which is making driving conditions pretty terrible, which is what caused this absolutely insane near-miss between a double-decker bus and a stuck car. Incredibly, the only accidents reported are the ones that likely occurred in every pair of pants in all vehicles…
Audi R8 driver Will Davison lost it at about 124 mph coming up the mountain at the infamous Mount Panorama circuit this weekend. I’ve watched this over and over and I don’t understand how he didn’t hit anything.
The fact that there’s 20 full minutes of lowlights from one racing weekend should tell you that maybe a certain “historic” racing venue is a tad sketch. That’s what the 2017 Macau Grand Prix weekend gave us thanks to the mad genius behind CrashRacing. My only beef is that it’s not set to “Spanish Flea” or the Benny…
I believe that it won’t be long before we have fully-autonomous cars, capable of whisking our inattentive asses around in total safety. I also know that we are by no means there yet, as this alarming video of a Tesla driver quickly taking control of the car from Autopilot to avoid a wreck shows.
Formula Drift is in Canada this weekend, running one of the most big angle, technical tracks of the season. This is what it looks like when you overcook one of the corners halfway off the ground.
Formula 4 driver Sophia Flörsch had the scare of a lifetime Friday at Ochlersleben. Flörsch barely missed an SUV that was driving across the track to retrieve a stopped Formula 4 car.
I don’t think “spin it to win it” applies to race cars, but I’m mesmerized by this ridiculous save anyway. Ed Carpenter dropped a wheel off the pavement during tonight’s IndyCar race at Texas Motor Speedway, upsetting the car just enough to spin it out. Miraculously, Carpenter saves it and keeps going.
How Trevor Bayne kept his car on the pavement and out of the wall in Saturday night’s Monster Energy Open race, I still don’t know.
Today’s inspiration: a Volvo 242 running last year’s Salpausselkä Ralli in Finland that refuses to crash, no matter the odds, no matter its mistakes.
Say it with me now: nope nope nope nope nope nope nope...
2016 couldn’t end on a quiet note. No, it had to go ahead and give us another solid candidate for Save of the Year.
A Tesla driver saved himself from an almost certain rear-end collision by simply pressing the go-pedal. Wait, I thought speed kills?
We already saw a car eat wall right before pit lane, so when everyone saw Red Bull Formula One driver Max Verstappen get loose on lap 39 and start to spin in the same place, we knew we were probably seeing a second-place retirement. Verstappen miraculously got the car straight again and kept going like a boss.
This has to be one of the most incredible code brown moments I’ve seen in a long time.
Australian Supercars driver Scott McLaughlin nearly ate the wall at the Gold Coast 600, but he somehow turned a screeching, tire-smoking lock-up into a pass on the inside of Mark Winterbottom.
Well, this is certainly the most audacious, bodacious, extraordinary in top-tier motorsports so far this year. It’s also a good reminder that rallycross is incredible.