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Vettel edges out Hamilton for 2018 Formula 1 British Grand Prix win

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel extended his lead in the 2018 Formula 1 World Championship by earning a hard-fought win on Sunday in the British Grand Prix. Mercedes-AMG's Lewis Hamilton claimed second spot approximately 2.2 seconds behind Vettel, while Ferrari's other man Kimi Räikkönen claimed third spot some 3.6 seconds after the winner. Things...

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Porsche boasts about its record-breaking Nürburgring run

Late last month, Porsche utterly obliterated the all-time Nürburgring record lap time with its 919 Hybrid Evo. Now, the German luxury and sports car maker is crowing about its achievement with a celebratory video. And Porsche crows loud and proud. Why shouldn't it? The marque held the previous all-time record of 6:11.13 set by Stefan Bellof in a...

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Buy the ultimate family track toy, a 3-seat F1 car

If you love track days and also love spending time with the family, step over here my friend because we have the perfect car, or cars, for you. That is, assuming you can afford the extremely pricetag and high maintenance costs associated with the Arrows AX3, a three-seat Formula One race car offered for sale through RaceCarsDirect.com. The listing is...

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Paris-Dakar Porsche 959 to be first of its kind to cross auction block

For those in their 30s and 40s, the Porsche 959 is likely a hero car from their childhoods. Built from 1984 to 1986 for Group B rally racing and homologated as a road car that was built from 1986 to '93, the 959 could approach 200 mph on the street and reach 130 mph off road. The 959 was a truly amazing car for the era. The greatest version of the 959 is...

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Original "Bullitt" 1968 Ford Mustang heading to Goodwood Festival of Speed

After making a surprise appearance at the 2018 Detroit auto show, the original 1968 Ford Mustang from the 1968 film "Bullitt" will cross the pond and make its European debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in southern England. The 1968 Mustang was the hero car driven by Steve McQueen in the film and featured in the legendary 10-minute-long car chase...

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Here’s how a paralyzed ex-racer tracks his Ford GT

In June we highlighted a very special Ford GT owned by paralyzed ex-racer Jason Watt. After going through how Watt controls the supercar with hand controls in a series of photos, a new video has surfaced showing what it takes for the ex-racer to push the car on a race track, in this case the Nürburgring, arguably the toughest race track in the world...

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2018 Formula 1 Austrian Grand Prix preview

Round nine of the 2018 Formula 1 World Championship takes us this weekend to the city of Spielberg, where the Red Bull Ring, home of the Austrian Grand Prix, is located. At a short 2.688 miles in length, it takes just 68 seconds to complete a lap of the Red Bull Ring, which is made up of only nine corners—the fewest of any circuit on the calendar...

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Porsche 919 Evo obliterates Nürburgring record with 5:19 run

It's official. Porsche's 919 Evo with Timo Bernhard behind the wheel clocked an unbelievable 5:19.55 lap time at the Nürburgring on Friday, completely destroying the previous all-time record of 6:11.13 set by Stefan Bellof in a Porsche 956 C back in 1983. It means Porsche still holds both the all-time record for the 12.9-mile...

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Tesla Model S Electric GT car ready to race

Formula E may be the premier league for electric car sports, but Electric GT's Electric Production Car Series (EPCS) wants a slice of the budding motorsport. Electric GT together with EPCS race team SPV Racing held a launch ceremony in Barcelona, Spain on Tuesday where the competition-ready Tesla Model S P100D race car was shown for the first time. SPV...

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