Tag Archives: Motorsports

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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New Aston Martin Vantage race car ready to take on 2018/2019 WEC season

Aston Martin has a new Vantage on its hands, and that means the Aston Martin Racing motorsport department gets a new platform on which to build its challenger for the GTE Pro class of the World Endurance Championship. Aston Martin revealed the new Vantage GTE alongside its road car cousin late last year. Both are powered by a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8...

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Geneva-bound race car concept previews new Toyota Supra

We're getting awfully close to the reveal of Toyota's new Supra. The automaker on Tuesday released a teaser for a race car concept scheduled for a debut next month at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show, and most of the lines match up with prototypes for the new Supra spotted in the wild. Toyota is yet to confirm the Supra name for the car but gave a...

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NASCAR is reportedly finalizing an eSports venture

In an effort to appeal to a younger generation of fans, NASCAR is reportedly finalizing a venture into "eSports" for video game tournaments. The tournaments would potentially take place at NASCAR events and could potentially start as early as the 2018 season. Sources told Sports Business Journal that plans were not finished and it's unclear when the eSports...

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2018 Hyundai i30 N racer ready for Pirelli World Challenge TCR series

There's a race series called the Touringcar Racer International Series (TCR), whose aim is to bring the cost of entry to motorsport down. The series is aimed at enthusiasts and up-and-coming drivers and features cars close to production-spec. In the United States, the most prominent TCR series is linked with the Pirelli World Challenge, and in 2018...

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FIA backs Tesla Model S-based electric GT race series

It may be early days for electric cars but they already have support from motorsport's governing body, the FIA, in formula racing, and now in GT racing too. The FIA this week sanctioned the new GT race series being built around the Tesla Model S. It's been branded the Electric Production Car Series (EPCS), instead of the former Electric GT name, and the aim...

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Michael Schumacher’s Ferrari motorhome is heading to auction

Following the recent bidder showdown over one of Michael Schumacher's former Ferrari Formula 1 cars, another piece of the racing legend's motorsport legacy will soon cross the auction block. Bonhams will offer Schumacher's former Scuderi Ferrari motorhome at its Paris auction on February 8. The motorhome was in service with the Ferrari F1 team from 2001...

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Gen2 Formula E racer revealed, debuts in 2018/2019 season

The Formula E Championship has managed to transform from a minor spectacle to a vital race series backed by major automakers in the space of a few short years. It's hard to believe that we're only at the start of season four of the FIA-sanctioned electric car racing series, but despite this short timeframe we've seen the likes of Audi, BMW, Jaguar...

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