Tag Archives: Motorsports

Romain Dumas wins 2017 Pikes Peak for third time

The 2017 Pikes Peak Hill Climb saw dozens of entrants, but only a few of them went home winners. For the overall title, that victory went to Romain Dumas once again. Dumas piloted his Norma MXX RD Limited to victory for the third time in four years. Dumas took home the win with a final time of...

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Self-driving Roboracer does a lap at speed at the Berlin ePrix

The future is shaping up to be an interesting place. For example, self-driving cars are starting to come of age and there's even a sanctioned form of motorsport dedicated to electric cars known as the Formula E Championship. Now, self-driving cars and electric motorsports has been combined the...

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Porsche 917 from Steve McQueen’s "Le Mans" heading to auction

Porsche's 917 is an iconic racer that planted the automaker as a force to be reckoned with in endurance racing decades ago. With that said, it's easy to understand why the cars are so sought after, and when they do surface for sale, it's a big deal—that makes this 917 extra special. This...

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Ricciardo wins eventful 2017 Formula One Azerbaijan Grand Prix

There was plenty of drama on Sunday at the 2017 Formula One Azerbaijan Grand Prix in Baku. Despite it all, Red Bull Racing's Daniel Ricciardo managed to emerge from it the victor—even after dropping to the back of the grid at one point. Ricciardo was followed across the finish line by...

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Formula One Azerbaijan Grand Prix preview

Azerbaijan held its first Formula One grand prix in 2016, although the race was run under the auspices of the European Grand Prix. The F1 circuit returns to Azerbaijan in 2017 but this time for the newly minted Azerbaijan Grand Prix. The race takes place on Sunday once again on the Baku City...

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3,000-HP Nissan GT-R goes 255 mph to claim half-mile world record

The Nissan GT-R has become a beloved vehicle by many performance shops to push big horsepower numbers and break records. On June 19, another GT-R claimed yet another record. In fact, it became the world's fastest Nissan GT-R in the process. With 3,000 horsepower, the Extreme Turbo Systems Nissan...

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Goodwood Festival of Speed to honor Bernie Ecclestone

This year, attendees of the Goodwood Festival of Speed won't be treated to a celebration of a particular marque or manufacturer. Instead, the 2017 Festival of Speed will honor the legendary and controversial Formula 1 figure Bernie Ecclestone. Ecclestone was chosen as the central feature after...

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Watch Ken Block blast the 2017 Ford GT at Le Mans

Only a lucky few have been given the tick of approval—500 individuals so far—from Ford to own the modern GT supercar. Yes, it's a rare and beautiful thing. However, we understand why someone like Ken Block would be offered the chance to muscle one around the 24 Hours of Le Mans' Circuit...

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LMP1 Hybrids will require an electric-only mode in 2020

There's no doubt vehicle electrification is going to play a major role in the development of new cars in the coming decade. Organizers of motorsport, even at the highest levels, are well aware of this and are reshaping the regulations to ensure the technology of the racing world doesn't...

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