Ever since announcing that “halo” cockpit protection would be mandated for the 2018 season, Formula One and the FIA haven’t taken a break from bragging about how useful it’ll be on F1’s historically open cockpits. What they can’t brag about is how ugly the thing currently is, which the FIA said it plans to fix.
Simon, expected to grow into the world’s longest rabbit just a few short months ago, was found dead after a United Airlines flight from London to Chicago in April. It was very sad and weird. Now his owners filed a lawsuit against United on Wednesday, alleging that the company cremated the rabbit to destroy evidence…
Perhaps, as a member of the common folk, my tastes are not quite as exquisite as those of the wealthy. I sometimes pronounce menu items wrong and I often stay away from foods I’ve never heard of, which means I am likely not affluent enough to enjoy the taste of $1,000 gin with motorcycle-engine parts in it.
Noted space explorer and Tesla CEO Elon Musk thinks artificial intelligence-backed robots will one day kill us all. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg believes they’ll only bring rainbows and butterflies and medical cures. I tend to side with Tesla boy here, even though he has an out most of us don’t have because he can…
Like most other old men who haven’t raced competitively in decades, Autoweek reports that former Formula One manager Daniele Audetto said the sport is losing its “essence” as it gets safer. Audetto, Niki Lauda’s Ferrari team boss during his almost fatal 1976 crash, said drivers have to accept the risk of F1.
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I have a confession to make, and it’s one that haunts me even during my waking hours: I am absolutely terrified of Paganis. They freak me out like not much else can. It’s not the price, it’s definitely not the power, and it’s not anything about the general functioning of the car. It’s those damn headlights.
Most of us can agree that Formula One needs some sort of cockpit protection on its historically open race cars. But after two years of development, not everyone agrees on the “halo” F1 decided to go with. So, the FIA decided to enlighten us with all of the reasons why it chose this strange, wishbone-looking thing.
Cadillac president Johan de Nysschen debunked rumors about the luxury CT6 sedan being on the chopping block earlier, and said the company is actually reconfiguring its sedan lineup. But it’s the crossovers that are taking over the car market, and de Nysschen said Cadillac has plans for that.
When Reuters reported Thursday that six General Motors vehicles, including the new, technology-flagship Cadillac CT6, could get axed due to a U.S. sales slump, it came as a surprise to us at Jalopnik. When we asked Cadillac president Johan de Nysschen about it, he said, “That report came as a surprise to me, too.”
Thanks to a big sales slump in the U.S., General Motors has a lot of unsold cars sitting around. The slump is extending factory shutdowns, putting jobs at risk, and, now, it’s threatening to take away the car that’s taking Cadillac back to the roots that we all longed for—the new CT6, which is supposed to be a shining…
Of all of the automakers for the ultra rich, Ferrari has to be the weirdest. Not only do potential customers have to win the company’s favor before they even buy a new car—and they’re then “ranked” by Ferrari to decide who can buy what—but the manufacturer usually won’t sell cars to its own employees.
No matter how many weird rituals or blood sacrifices Junior Nation has done to prevent the retirement of NASCAR’s favorite son Dale Earnhardt Jr. at the end of the season, it’s happening. And as of Wednesday, his replacement is officially lined up: 24-year-old Alex Bowman will drive the No. 88 car in 2018.
Abandoned race tracks are some of the most eerily mesmerizing things there are. In a way, it’s beautiful to see the earth reclaim something its inhabitants couldn’t keep alive. But you know that not even the eery beauty will last forever, because eventually, there won’t be anything left.
In the highest levels of NASCAR, where pretty much every track is asphalt, being told to “race cleanly” usually just means “don’t wreck anybody if you can help it.” But when it’s time to run dirt, clean racing is something totally different—basically, bust out your nearest duster and get to it in the middle of the…
Every potential bride needs a good inspection, just like a used car—at least, that’s what Audi says with this commercial for China. Branding, folks. Here’s what not to do.
As the cars shot off from the grid, we wondered when they’d reach our seats. We kept looking, waiting. They went by so quietly we almost missed it, prompting myself and the Jalopnik staff to crack up laughing. When I realized the lack of noise likely made us sound obnoxious, I looked around. Everyone else was…
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