Tag Archives: Motorsports

Jaguar I-Pace race car to make driving, not racing, debut at Berlin E-Prix

Jaguar is betting big on electric vehicles. That's clearly evident with the new I-Pace electric crossover and the fact that the British automaker jumped into the Formula E fray in 2016. Jaguar is also creating a support series for Formula E. It's called the Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy series, and the race-prepped EV to be used in the series is now set to make its...

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2018 Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix preview

The Formula 1 World Championship heads into the European leg of the calendar, starting this weekend with round five, the Spanish Grand Prix, which once again takes place at the Circuit de Catalunya just outside of Barcelona. The 4.6-mile track is one teams and drivers know well, as it's been on the calendar since 1991 and is where the official winter tests...

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Miami gives green light for Formula 1 race as early as 2019

Plans for a potential Miami Grand Prix as early as the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship have passed the first major hurdle. Stakeholders, including F1 owner Liberty Media, aim to hold the race in downtown Miami and on Thursday were given preliminary approval from City of Miami Commissioners and the Economic Development and Tourism Committee (Miami-Dade...

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2019 Porsche 911 GT3 R race car revealed

Porsche has introduced a major update for the GT3 R racing version of its 911 sports car designed for the 2019 motorsport season. The 911 GT3 R represents the middle tier of 911 race cars, sandwiched between the 911 GT3 Cup and 911 RSR, and is most closely aligned with the 911 GT3 RS road car. As its name suggests, it's designed for GT3-spec competition...

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Nico Rosberg takes us for a spin in Monaco in his Mercedes-Benz 300SL

Nico Rosberg has been quite busy since stepping down from Formula 1 at the end of the 2016 season, the same season in which he secured his first and only world title driving for Mercedes-AMG. In addition to building up a presence on social media and starting his own go karting academy, Rosberg has been spending his time with an assortment of classic cars...

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Alonso tastes victory with Toyota at 2018/2019 6 Hours of Spa

It's been five years in the making but Fernando Alonso on Saturday finally tasted victory again in top-level competition. Driving for Toyota, the Spaniard won the opening round of the 2018/2019 World Endurance Championship, the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, together with teammates Sébastien Buemi and Kazuki Nakajima in the No. 8 TS050 Hybrid. The...

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Watch a Porsche 919 race car cruise through New York City

Porsche has created a version of its already legendary 919 Hybrid race car to serve as a tribute machine for everything the car accomplished during its recent racing career in the World Endurance Championship. Built without the burden of motorsport regulations, the car has been made even faster and is now called the 919 Evo. It's on a global journey to say...

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Aston Martin Vantage GT3 and GT4 on the way

Aston Martin on Friday confirmed two more race cars based on its newest Vantage sports car. They are new GT3 and GT4 variants that Aston Martin Racing will reveal this summer ahead of delivery to customer teams prior to the 2019 motorsport season. The news comes ahead of this weekend's debut of the new Aston Martin Vantage GTE race car in the 6 Hours of...

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Brabham teams with Microsoft for tech and data needs

Brabham just announced its new track-only monster machine called the BT62. When you introduce a new race car, you're also introducing a need to collect, transmit, and store a hefty amount of data. Be it vehicle data, customer information, or all sorts of on-track telemetry bits and bytes, a technical partner serves a much-needed role in understanding and...

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Miami could host Formula 1 race as early as 2019

Discussions are underway for a potential Miami Grand Prix as early as the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship. Stakeholders, including F1 owner Liberty Media, aim to hold the race in downtown Miami and will meet next week with city officials who will vote on whether to proceed with the plans. The exact timing would be a matter for further discussion between...

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