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Felipe Massa to drive for Venturi in Formula E

He only stepped down from Formula 1 last November but Brazilian racing driver Felipe Massa is already ready to jump back behind the wheel, only this time in the Formula E Championship. Massa confirmed Tuesday he will drive for Venturi starting from the 2018/2019 season, the electric car racing series' fifth. He signed a three-year deal with the team and...

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2019 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport race car storms Monza

Porsche motorsport engineers headed to Italy's Monza circuit in late April to conduct early tests of several race cars coming for 2019. Among them was the racing version of the upcoming 718 Cayman GT4 road car, which is expected to carry the Clubsport name of its predecessor (shown below). There aren't any solid details on the 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport but...

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Bloodhound SSC land speed record attempt pushed back to late 2019

Originally scheduled for October 2017, the Bloodhound SSC's attempt on setting a new land speed record has been pushed back until the fourth quarter of 2019, the team confirmed Wednesday. The cause of the delay, the second for the British effort, is primarily due to longer than expected time required to raise the necessary funding. The team has also...

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Bernie Ecclestone pays $5M for Senna’s race-winning McLaren Formula 1 car

Bernie Ecclestone might not be running Formula 1 anymore but he's got no intention of cutting all ties with the sport just yet. At the Bonhams collector car auction held in Monaco last Friday, the British billionaire placed the winning bid on a McLaren F1 race car driven by the legendary Ayrton Senna. Including the buyer's premium, Ecclestone ended up...

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Aston Martin inaugurates AMR Performance Center

Aston Martin on Friday cut the ribbon on the new AMR Performance Center located next to the Nürburgring race track in Germany. The site isn't actually new as it was originally established in 2008 as the Nürburgring Test Center, though the name change reflects the more customer-oriented operations that will take place there going forward...

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Mercedes-AMG dominates 2018 Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix

Mercedes-AMG enjoyed a return to dominant form over the weekend at the 2018 Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix and as a result secured a one-two victory, its first of the season. Star driver Lewis Hamilton after starting on pole crossed the finish line first on Sunday at Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya, with teammate Valtteri Bottas crossing just over 20 seconds...

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Can the Roborace self-driving racer beat professional driver Ryan Tuerck?

It's a classic scenario: man versus machine. In this case, we're talking about Roborace and professional driver Ryan Tuerck. The challenge? To see if Roborace's DevBot self-driving race car is quicker around a Formula E circuit than Tuerck. Roborace first burst onto the scene in 2016 when the company unveiled a self-driving racer concept. After tweaking the...

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Jaguar I-Pace race car to make driving, not racing, debut at Berlin E-Prix

Jaguar is betting big on electric vehicles. That's clearly evident with the new I-Pace electric crossover and the fact that the British automaker jumped into the Formula E fray in 2016. Jaguar is also creating a support series for Formula E. It's called the Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy series, and the race-prepped EV to be used in the series is now set to make its...

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2018 Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix preview

The Formula 1 World Championship heads into the European leg of the calendar, starting this weekend with round five, the Spanish Grand Prix, which once again takes place at the Circuit de Catalunya just outside of Barcelona. The 4.6-mile track is one teams and drivers know well, as it's been on the calendar since 1991 and is where the official winter tests...

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Miami gives green light for Formula 1 race as early as 2019

Plans for a potential Miami Grand Prix as early as the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship have passed the first major hurdle. Stakeholders, including F1 owner Liberty Media, aim to hold the race in downtown Miami and on Thursday were given preliminary approval from City of Miami Commissioners and the Economic Development and Tourism Committee (Miami-Dade...

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