Tag Archives: Motorsports

Mercedes to race under EQ electric sub-brand in Formula E

It's been almost a year since Mercedes-Benz announced plans to enter the Formula E Championship and now the automaker has revealed the first details on its entry. The automaker will race under the auspices of its EQ sub-brand for electric cars, with the team branded Mercedes-EQ Formula E. Mercedes won't be ready until the 2019/2020 Formula E season...

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Volkswagen chases extreme downforce for its ID R Pikes Peak racer

Volkswagen returns to the the International Pikes Peak Hill Climb on June 24, and the German automaker is going high-tech with its new race car, the ID R. This all-electric race car packs plenty of power to help it silently scoot to the mountain's 14,115-foot summit. However, as this video shows, it's not only power that concerns the VW Motorsport crew...

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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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