Fernando Alonso’s quest to win the Triple Crown of Motorsport (Monaco, Indy and Le Mans) continues, and we couldn’t love it more. Alonso confirmed to the World Endurance Championship today that he was going to test out the Toyota Ts050 LMP1 tomorrow, like he might be gunning for a Le Mans seat or something.
The Porsche 919 is going out with a bang in its final race, with the No. 1 Porsche claiming the 20th pole position for the car. The 919's final race ever and the season finale of the World Endurance Championship starts at 8:oo a.m. ET today, ending the WEC as we know it before big changes kick in next year.
Formula One legend Michael Schumacher drove this Ferrari F2001 to two of the three wins that helped him claim the 2001 Formula One world driver’s championship, and now it’s set another milestone. Its sale price of $7.5 million makes this the most expensive modern-era F1 car ever, according to Sotheby’s.
The prophecy that has been foretold (and very poorly kept as a secret) has been fulfilled. One highly talented Le Mans winner, Brendon Hartley, and one promising 2016 GP2 champ, Pierre Gasly, shall be Toro Rosso’s sacrifices to the Honda power unit demons. All hail the dark lord of engine woe!
This will be Fox’s last year broadcasting the World Endurance Championship for now, as even the series is tired of having Le Mans coverage unexpectedly swapped for golf highlights. While the WEC has given fans the live stream we want for years, the biggest problem is that auto racing’s sponsors haven’t caught up with…
The humble Up! is VW’s little city car. So of course you need to stuff the largest engine you can into its front, which as JP Performance did, would be a 1.8-liter turbocharged Audi TT engine. We need it.
The Corvair is sadly best known for the chapter dedicated to it in Ralph Nader’s pearl-clutching automotive safety tome Unsafe At Any Speed. Nader criticized the rear-wheel drive compact harshly, calling it a “one-car accident.” So, Hagerty’s Larry Webster set out to try to roll one on its roof—and lived.
What’s with the clamp on the wing? Why do racing fuel hoses have two lines? Why am I asking you all these things when the answers are in this video? FCP Euro highlighted a pit stop by one of the Marc Cars V8-powered Mazda3s at the California 8 Hours at Laguna Seca which explains it all.
Any event that attracts a team called “Super Loud Noise Problematic Racing,” was clearly made for us. Mobaru Twin Circuit’s Baridori event—“bari” from the “baribari” sound of loud bikes, and “dori” from “dorifto”—is a special place for Japan’s rowdiest grassroots racers to compete, and one man can do it all thanks to…
If the Aston Martin Valkyrie wasn’t crazy enough, good news! Red Bull and Aston Martin are building a louder, faster, track-only model called the Valkyrie AMR Pro. The AMR Pro model sheds weight and tweaks everything to provide performance that Red Bull claims will rival an Formula One car or a top-class Le Mans…
All hail Queen Chicken.
Do your feet get tired from terrorizing whole cities at a time, particularly after climbing all the way up a skyscraper? You, giant mayhem creature, need a Volkswagen 411: the big Volkswagen.
The racing world’s young hotness of a series Formula E may leave Britain if Britain goes ahead with Brexit without a deal on taxes and employment, CEO Alejandro Agag told Reuters. As a global series employing many non-Brits and sponsored by many European companies, Agag says they may have to move to the European Union…
Even if your car isn’t competitive, you should whip your ride around an autocross course at least once. Test its limits in a safe, open lot! Anyone can show up in a Miata or an S2000, but unlikely autocross cars are often the most fun to watch, as this 1978 Oldsmobile Holiday 88 demonstrates in the broughamiest way…
Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams.
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…
We don’t know whether we should call this creation a Nissan Patrol or a Volkswagen Bus at this point, but it gets very muddy and that’s all that really matters.
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.