Tag Archives: Motorsports

Haas becomes first team to reveal 2018 F1 car

The Haas Formula One team is first on the grid to reveal images of its 2018 F1 car. It sets a standard of what we can expect from other teams with the mandatory requirement for a driver "halo" this season. Called the VF-18, the F1 racer is an evolution from the team's VF-17. The name comes from lead sponsor, Haas Automation's, history. The company's first...

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New Aston Martin Vantage race car ready to take on 2018/2019 WEC season

Aston Martin has a new Vantage on its hands, and that means the Aston Martin Racing motorsport department gets a new platform on which to build its challenger for the GTE Pro class of the World Endurance Championship. Aston Martin revealed the new Vantage GTE alongside its road car cousin late last year. Both are powered by a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8...

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Geneva-bound race car concept previews new Toyota Supra

We're getting awfully close to the reveal of Toyota's new Supra. The automaker on Tuesday released a teaser for a race car concept scheduled for a debut next month at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show, and most of the lines match up with prototypes for the new Supra spotted in the wild. Toyota is yet to confirm the Supra name for the car but gave a...

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2018 Hyundai i30 N racer ready for Pirelli World Challenge TCR series

There's a race series called the Touringcar Racer International Series (TCR), whose aim is to bring the cost of entry to motorsport down. The series is aimed at enthusiasts and up-and-coming drivers and features cars close to production-spec. In the United States, the most prominent TCR series is linked with the Pirelli World Challenge, and in 2018...

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FIA backs Tesla Model S-based electric GT race series

It may be early days for electric cars but they already have support from motorsport's governing body, the FIA, in formula racing, and now in GT racing too. The FIA this week sanctioned the new GT race series being built around the Tesla Model S. It's been branded the Electric Production Car Series (EPCS), instead of the former Electric GT name, and the aim...

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Michael Schumacher’s Ferrari motorhome is heading to auction

Following the recent bidder showdown over one of Michael Schumacher's former Ferrari Formula 1 cars, another piece of the racing legend's motorsport legacy will soon cross the auction block. Bonhams will offer Schumacher's former Scuderi Ferrari motorhome at its Paris auction on February 8. The motorhome was in service with the Ferrari F1 team from 2001...

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Gen2 Formula E racer revealed, debuts in 2018/2019 season

The Formula E Championship has managed to transform from a minor spectacle to a vital race series backed by major automakers in the space of a few short years. It's hard to believe that we're only at the start of season four of the FIA-sanctioned electric car racing series, but despite this short timeframe we've seen the likes of Audi, BMW, Jaguar...

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No. 5 Cadillac DPi-V.R drives to overall victory in 2018 24 Hours of Daytona

The 2018 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship kicked off this past weekend with a cracker of a 24 Hours of Daytona. It was a record-setting race that saw Cadillac and Ford continue their strong performances from last year. It was the No. 5 Konica Minolta Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi-V.R driven by Joao Barbosa, Filipe Albuquerque and Christian Fittipaldi that...

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Team O’Neil explains racing brakes

If you want to go fast, you'll need to upgrade your engine. If you want to go even faster, you'd better upgrade your brakes.The ability to drive a race vehicle to its appropriate limits is helped or hampered by the stopping hardware behind the wheels and tires. There are many different types of braking systems available for racing vehicles, and Team O'Neil...

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Senna’s race-winning McLaren Formula 1 car heads to auction

Auction house Bonhams has consigned a real piece of motorsport history for its next sale event: a McLaren Formula 1 car driven by the legendary Ayrton Senna. The car is a McLaren-Ford MP4/8A that Senna competed with in the 1993 Formula 1 World Championship, and it was driven to victory that season in the prestigious Monaco Grand Prix. The McLaren racer runs...

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