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Feb 15, 2020 at 04:15. 8 comments

Rich Energy Is Back

Rich Energy Is Back

When Rich Energy’s saga in Formula One came to an end in 2019, I have to admit, I was a little disappointed. The energy drinks’ time sponsoring Haas was such a beautiful mess, and then it was over. But I have some good news: Rich Energy is back because this is just one of those brands that never says die.

The former Formula One sponsor has somehow become long-term title sponsor of OMG Racing...

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Feb 14, 2020 at 09:00.

McLaren Formula One Driver Lando Norris Isn't Shitting Himself Anymore

McLaren Formula One Driver Lando Norris Isn't Shitting Himself Anymore

Lando Norris is seen today as one of Formula One’s rising stars with a talent far beyond his years. He came second in the F2 Championship in 2018, which prompted McLaren to graduate him from reserve driver status to full time Fernando Alonso replacement. He recently admitted that he wasn’t sure he was ready for F1 when the 2019 season started.

During the launch of McLaren’s MCL35 2020 chassis...

Feb 14, 2020 at 08:00. 17 comments

Electric Flat Track Motorcycle Racing Proves The Future Will Be Just Fine

Electric Flat Track Motorcycle Racing Proves The Future Will Be Just Fine

Last weekend at Portland’s Veterans Memorial Colliseum something truly new happened. You could feel a change in the air as the old boy’s club of motorcycle racing embraced a new technology. For the first time ever, at the 11th Annual One Pro motorcycle dirt flat track race, the pros went head to head on race bikes powered purely by electricity.

The competitive spirit of humans isn’t dulled by...

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Feb 13, 2020 at 10:00. 24 comments

Here's The Street Car Glickenhaus Needs To Build To Race At Le Mans

Here's The Street Car Glickenhaus Needs To Build To Race At Le Mans

They’re really going for it, aren’t they? The Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus team has stepped up with a commitment to run in the World Endurance Championship’s Hypercar class as a manufacturer. Today the team unveiled the street car version of its race car.

The FIA WEC Is About To Get A Big Dose Of Beautiful Race Car

Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus is back at it again. This time the team has a...

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Feb 13, 2020 at 02:15. 14 comments

Take A Tech Tour Of Ferrari's Latest Formula One Car, The SF1000

Take A Tech Tour Of Ferrari's Latest Formula One Car, The SF1000

Yesterday, Ferrari released its contender for the 2020 Formula One championship, the SF1000. At first glance, you might be wondering if Ferrari just wheeled out its 2019 car to a whole bunch of fanfare, but there are, in fact, plenty of little tech changes along the way that could promise good things for the team this year.

This little tech rundown comes to you courtesy of Craig Scarborough...

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Feb 13, 2020 at 00:50. 22 comments

Here's What Ford v. Ferrari Left Out, As Told By The 1966 Le Mans Winner Himself

Here's What Ford v. Ferrari Left Out, As Told By The 1966 Le Mans Winner Himself

If you’ve sat down to watch Ford v. Ferrari any time recently, you might be inclined to think that you are now a master of—at least—the basics of what went on during the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans. But you definitely didn’t get the whole story—and Chris Amon, the winner of the race that year alongside Bruce McLaren, is here to tell you why.

If you let Ford v. Ferrari be your sole source of...

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Feb 12, 2020 at 22:40. 4 comments

Formula One Chinese Grand Prix Postponed Due To Coronavirus

Formula One Chinese Grand Prix Postponed Due To Coronavirus

After some hemming and hawing over whether a cancellation was necessary, the FIA has officially postponed the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix on April 19 as a result of the Coronavirus. And it sounds like it’s going to be a real struggle to actually fit the race back into the schedule at a later date.

F1 has its longest schedule ever this year, with seven back-to-back race weekends. That’s a...

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Feb 11, 2020 at 08:00. 18 comments

Mercedes-Benz Confirms Its Commitment To Formula One In The Face Of Daimler Austerity Measures

Mercedes-Benz Confirms Its Commitment To Formula One In The Face Of Daimler Austerity Measures

Mercedes-Benz confirmed Monday that it was committed to Formula One for at least the next five years as part of an announcement of a new deal with petrochemicals giant Ineos as principal partner, one rung below title partner Petronas. Even in the face of Daimler cutting 15,000 jobs and cutting at least 1.4 billion euros from its budget by the close of 2022, team boss Toto Wolff says that F1...

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Feb 11, 2020 at 06:00. 20 comments

F1 Should Get Rid Of Its Luxurious Motorhomes ASAP If It Wants To Be Carbon Neutral

F1 Should Get Rid Of Its Luxurious Motorhomes ASAP If It Wants To Be Carbon Neutral

Formula One isn’t exactly known for its frugality and economy, but the motorhomes that teams set up at European races are next level lavish. I mean, these things are nicer and more expensive than any house I’ve ever lived in (Ross Brawn aptly calls them “gin palaces”). And they should be one of the first things to go as F1 pushes to go carbon neutral by 2030 .

F1's actual plans are pretty...

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Jan 30, 2020. 14 comments

Mercedes In Talks To Exit Formula One After This Season: Report

Mercedes In Talks To Exit Formula One After This Season: Report

Making cars is almost as difficult as it is expensive. Mercedes-Benz owner Daimler is running on hard times right now, having reported a decline in 2019 profit of more than 50 percent. In addition to a desire to focus on road car research and development [because Daimler is pretty screwed on CO2 emissions right now], the company is looking for ways to cut costs and increase profits.

Mercedes...

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Jan 25, 2020. 16 comments

Next-Gen IMSA Prototypes And ACO Hypercars Will Converge Into A Single Class In Late 2021

Next-Gen IMSA Prototypes And ACO Hypercars Will Converge Into A Single Class In Late 2021

In a Friday press conference at Daytona International Speedway, ACO president Pierre Fillon and IMSA chairman Jim France announced a plan to allow their top-flight classed competitors to participate in the same class [dubbed LMDh] across the two sanctioning bodies. For the first time in decades manufacturer-supported teams will be eligible to compete for the overall win at the 24 Hours of...

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Erik Shilling Erik Shilling Jan 24, 2020. 12 comments

Ott Tänak Survived This

Ott Tänak Survived This

Ott Tänak made history last year , becoming the first Estonian driver to win the World Rally Championship. But he’s not off to a great start this season as he tries to defend his title, crashing out in the fourth stage of this year’s Monte Carlo Rally.

Tänak and his co-driver Martin Jarveoja were able to get out of the car seemingly unscathed from today’s incident. Both were also taken to the...

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Bradley.Brownell Bradley.Brownell Jan 24, 2020. 15 comments

Formula One Proves Dedication To Cost Cutting By Making Teams Build Extra Car For Three-Day Tire Test

Formula One Proves Dedication To Cost Cutting By Making Teams Build Extra Car For Three-Day Tire Test

Starting for the 2021 season Formula One is going to be maintaining a strict cost cap on the ten teams involved in the sport. Traditionally the teams that spend the most are the teams that perform the best, and by reducing that max spends the series hopes to close the gap from the frontrunners to the backmarkers. This dedication to a reduction in costs for teams has the potential to change...

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Bradley.Brownell Bradley.Brownell Jan 24, 2020. 18 comments

Mazda Dominates Daytona 24 Qualifying Again

Mazda Dominates Daytona 24 Qualifying Again

In a qualifying session shortened by Ricky Taylor crashing his Acura into a barrier at the busstop Thursday, Mazda’s Oliver Jarvis topped the time sheets again to set pole time in his RT24-P racer. His lap time of 1:33.711 wasn’t quite quick enough to set an official new lap record at the circuit, just a tenth of a second slower than his record set a year ago. Even still, the lap was nearly...

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Bradley.Brownell Bradley.Brownell Jan 24, 2020. 10 comments

Chinese Formula E And Formula One Rounds In Jeopardy Of Cancellation As Coronavirus Spreads

Chinese Formula E And Formula One Rounds In Jeopardy Of Cancellation As Coronavirus Spreads

Over 600 people have contracted the Wuhan coronavirus, and it has killed 17 people as of January 23rd. China is a massive international travel market with millions of people passing through its borders every year, and as a result of the virus’ ease of transfer the country is cancelling many large scale sporting events, including motorsport.

Early on Thursday the General Administration of...

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Bradley.Brownell Bradley.Brownell Jan 23, 2020. 16 comments

The Cars Of Big Speed Are Back

The Cars Of Big Speed Are Back

There is a four-wheeled creature which travels around the world inflicting its shouts upon the hills and dells of rural municipalities all over the globe. Right now they are shooting around the hills and forests near Monte Carlo shouting their tiny hearts out, zooming zooming zooming toward the horizon. They cry out because they are happy. These are the cars of big speed. They live and die...

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Bradley.Brownell Bradley.Brownell Jan 23, 2020. 24 comments

Harley-Davidson's Next Electric Motorcycle Has Incredible Flat Track Energy

Harley-Davidson's Next Electric Motorcycle Has Incredible Flat Track Energy

Harley-Davidson desperately needs a change. It is working very hard to revamp its image in a more youth-friendly way, which includes a plan for a full lineup of electric-powered two-wheelers. For now, Harley has the very good [and very expensive] LiveWire , but has hinted that more electric bikes are coming to fill in the gaps underneath that. This new “middleweight EV concept” is the next...

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Bradley.Brownell Bradley.Brownell Jan 22, 2020. 19 comments

This Motorcycle-Powered Piaggio Ape Makes The Best Snonuts

This Motorcycle-Powered Piaggio Ape Makes The Best Snonuts

Oh yes. The proper way to do a good snowy donut is with a little three-wheeled Italian thing powered by a Triumph 675 Street Triple engine and a full boot of send it leaning on the throttle pedal. When you’ve got a zinger of a motor stuck on the back axle of what was originally a little trucklet built for European cities and speeds no higher than 30 kph you really need to give it the welly...

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Andrew P Collins Andrew P Collins Jan 18, 2020. 7 comments

Ricky Brabec Is The First American To Win Dakar, Casey Currie A Close Second

Ricky Brabec Is The First American To Win Dakar, Casey Currie A Close Second

The Dakar Rally has been running since the ’70s, gone from Africa to South America and, this year, to Saudi Arabia. But it’s never been won by an American until 2020. Ricky Brabec is officially the first to do it, on a Honda dirt bike. Fellow U.S. dude Casey Currie was close behind too, winning the SSV class.

For a long time, everybody who was interested thought ex-NASCAR Baja champ Robby...

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Andrew P Collins Andrew P Collins Jan 15, 2020. 19 comments

Rock Beats Axle

Rock Beats Axle

There’s plenty of crashing at the Dakar Rally, and in off-road racing in general, but you don’t get a dramatic axle-eating wipeout in a well-framed video too often. It’s painful to watch, but also, kind of neat.

Here we can see what looks like a Toyota factory-backed Hilux race car cut a corner a little too close. An unstoppable force (the truck) hits an immovable object (a big sharp rock) and...

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