Racing

Ford Mustang to replace Fusion in NASCAR in 2019

Automakers have been racing sedans in NASCAR for decades. Sure, a number of coupes have battled for left-turn supremacy, but it's typically an arena filled with four-door bodies reminiscent of their production-car cousins. For Ford, that's set to change for the 2019 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup racing season. The Mustang is coming to NASCAR's top series. Ford...

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Daniel Ricciardo takes win in thrilling 2018 Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix

Red Bull Racing's Daniel Ricciardo made the most of a late safety car period to come out on top on Sunday at the 2018 Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix. He had a clear victory as Mercedes-AMG's Valtteri Bottas crossed the finish line second 8.894 seconds back, while Ferrari's Kimi Räikkönen claimed third spot on the podium after crossing the line 9.637...

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2018 Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix preview

The 2018 Formula 1 World Championship resumes this weekend with round three, the Chinese Grand Prix, which once again takes place at the Shanghai International Circuit. The 3.4-mile, 16-turn circuit is known for fast corners, a smooth surface, and plenty of overtaking opportunities. And around 80 percent of a lap is spent cornering, so the tires struggle to...

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BMW completes initial shakedown for Formula E racer

BMW has completed an initial shakedown test for its new race car designed for the 2018/2019 Formula E Championship, the fifth season of the electric car racing series. The test of the new car, called the iFE.18, took place on Tuesday at the BMW Group's test track in Maisach, not far from the automaker's Munich headquarters. Doing the driving was BMW test...

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Audi’s PlayStation concept to be turned into reality

It's been more than four years since the first Vision Gran Turismo concept was rolled out but there's still no end in sight. The cars are the result of a challenge put out by the makers of the “Gran Turismo” video game to see which design team could come up with the best-looking grand touring car. The latest comes from Audi, and unlike some of...

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Vettel holds on to win 2018 Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel has now won the first two rounds of the 2018 Formula 1 World Championship thanks to his strong performance on Sunday at the Bahrain Grand Prix. Mercedes-AMG's Valtteri Bottas crossed the line second, just 0.699 seconds behind, while fellow Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton was third, 6.512 seconds behind. It was a closely contested...

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2018 Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix preview

Round two of the 2018 Formula 1 World Championship takes us to Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir for the Bahrain Grand Prix. The race is very different to the previous round in Melbourne, Australia. For example, at this time of year the temperatures in Bahrain reach close to 90 degrees F (32 degrees C) during the hottest part of the day. And the race...

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2018 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix preview

After the long winter break, a new season of the Formula One World Championship is finally upon us. As usual, the first race on the calendar is the Australian Grand Prix, which runs this weekend in the city of Melbourne. The Melbourne stop is one of the most popular on the F1 calendar, and there's always a giddy sense of excitement and anticipation as...

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2018 Mercedes-AMG GT R is F1’s fastest safety car yet

Mercedes-AMG's 577-horsepower GT R is taking over from the GT S as Formula 1's official safety car. AMG has been supplying safety cars for F1 since 1996. The GT R will be the fastest yet, however, with its top speed clocked at 197 mph. The car is also the most powerful safety car in F1 history. The safety car's job is to lead the field on warm-up laps and...

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Renault rolls out F1-inspired Clio RS 18 hot hatch

Renault's Clio subcompact is quite popular in Europe thanks to its small size and relatively long features list. To help bolster the range and boost sales further, Renault offers a sporty variant known as the Clio RS. It's the French firm's rival to cars like the Ford Fiesta ST and Volkswagen Polo GTI. Now, Renault has rolled out a special Clio RS 18 model...

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