Tag Archives: Motorsports

Glickenhaus invites other automakers on amphibious transcontinental journey

Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus is forging full-speed ahead with its project to rebirth the Baja Boot. Now, the company, has issued a formal invitation to other automakers to join it on an amphibious transcontinental journey. As a bit of background, the Baja Boot was an off-road buggy developed by hot rodder Vic Hickey and raced by Steve McQueen in the 1960s...

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New Honda Civic Type R race car ready for British Touring Car Championship

Car enthusiasts in the UK have experienced many a hopped-up Honda Civic Type R over the years, and the new model is a hit over there as well as in the States. It makes sense, then, that a number of those British cars would go racing. In fact, Honda has dominated the British Touring Car Championship in recent years, only just giving up the top spot to fresh...

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This is the view of the Formula One halo from the driver’s seat

Formula One testing is underway ahead of the upcoming 2018 season. One of the biggest changes for this year's cars is how teams and drivers respond to that new batch of bodywork sitting in front of the cockpit. Last year, the FIA decided that a halo would be used to protect drivers from debris and now we're finally able to see what that means for forward...

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F1 to launch streaming service in 2018

After staying well away from the digital space during the Bernie Ecclestone era, Formula 1 is now fully embracing it by launching an ad-free, feature-rich online streaming service. The sport's commercial side, owned by America's Liberty Media since 2016, announced on Tuesday the upcoming launch of F1 TV. It's due to go live close to the start of next...

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Mercedes created the world’s most efficient racing engine

Mercedes-Benz dominated Formula One in 2017, and part of its success was no doubt due to its latest F1 powertrain. The big news surrounding the engine is the fact it achieves a 50-percent thermal efficiency. What's so special about that? Jason Fenske of Engineering Explained is here to tell us. Thermal efficiency is the percentage of the energy content of...

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McLaren’s Renault-powered 2018 F1 car revealed

Meet the new Renault-powered McLaren race car for the 2018 Formula 1 World Championship: the MCL33. The car is decked out in a historic livery that borrows the papaya orange and blue color scheme that graced McLaren's earliest F1 cars, and it also features the new Halo cockpit protection system and revised engine cowl design that all F1 cars in the 2018...

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Mercedes-AMG’s 2018 F1 car revealed at Silverstone

Mercedes-AMG is the latest Formula 1 team to reveal its car for the 2018 World Championship: the W09 EQ Power+. The car is an evolution of last year's W08 EQ Power+ that star driver Lewis Hamilton drove to a fourth title. He's odds-on favorite to win this year, too, as the W09 is expected to be even faster. Mercedes is calling it the fastest grand prix car...

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Brabham Automotive launched by Jack Brabham’s son

One of the most storied names in motorsport, Brabham, is making its return, though in just what capacity is yet to be revealed. The original Brabham race team was co-founded in 1960 by Australian racing legend Sir Jack Brabham, who passed away in 2014 at the age of 88. During its heyday, the team won four Formula 1 Drivers' Championships and two...

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This is the Alfa Romeo-branded 2018 Sauber F1 car

We're just over a month out from the first race of the 2018 Formula 1 World Championship and all of the teams set to compete are slowly revealing their new race cars. The latest is Sauber, which we learned in December will compete under the banner Alfa Romeo Sauber thanks to a sponsorship deal with the Italian automaker. Yes, Alfa Romeo is returning to F1...

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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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