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Mercedes-AMG’s Lewis Hamilton wins eventful 2018 Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix

There was plenty of action on Sunday at the 2018 Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix though not at the front of the pack were Mercedes-AMG cemented another one-two finish, with star driver Lewis Hamilton claiming the win and teammate Valtteri Bottas crossing the line 12.919 seconds later. Hamilton started the race on pole and was never really challenged from...

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2018 Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix preview

Round 17 of the 2018 Formula 1 World Championship, the Japanese Grand Prix, takes place at the iconic Suzuka Circuit. Ask any driver to list their three favourite tracks, and 99 percent of them will include this one. It was designed in 1962 by Dutch car and racetrack designer John Hugenholz, originally as a test track for Honda, and it is notorious for its...

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Audi e-tron FE05 electric racer revealed for 2018/2019 Formula E season

Audi on Thursday revealed its new race car developed for the 2018/2019 Formula E Championship, the fifth season of the electric car series whose first race is scheduled for December 15 in Ad Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. The car is the Audi e-tron FE05, which will be fielded by the Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler team and driven by Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi in the...

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Updates to Audi R8 previewed by 2019 LMS race car

Audi Sport's R8 LMS racing into the 2019 motorsport season made a pit stop on Tuesday at the 2018 Paris auto show. The version shown is designed for GT3 competition but Audi Sport also offers an R8 LMS GT4. Crucially, the car shown features the design bound for an updated version of the R8 road car due in showrooms next year, a prototype for which is shown...

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Updates to Audi R8 previewed by 2019 LMS race car

Audi Sport's R8 LMS racing into the 2019 motorsport season made a pit stop on Tuesday at the 2018 Paris auto show. The version shown is designed for GT3 competition but Audi Sport also offers an R8 LMS GT4. Crucially, the car shown features the design bound for an updated version of the R8 road car due in showrooms next year, a prototype for which is shown...

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Rennsport Reunion VI: A living, driving, racing museum

In the movie “Night at the Museum," Ben Stiller plays a night watchman who gets caught up in all kinds of hijinks when the museum's exhibits come alive. Stiller's Larry Daley character interacts with heroes like Teddy Roosevelt, Sacagawea, and Christopher Columbus. That's just fantasy, though; far-fetched fiction of Hollywood script...

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Updates to Audi R8 previewed by 2019 LMS race car

Audi Sport's R8 LMS racing into the 2019 motorsport season made a pit stop on Tuesday at the 2018 Paris auto show. The version shown is designed for GT3 competition but Audi Sport also offers an R8 LMS GT4. Crucially, the car shown features the design bound for an updated version of the R8 road car due in showrooms next year, a prototype for which is shown...

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IndyCar is ready to introduce 900-horsepower engines by 2021

Right now, an IndyCar race car is powered by an engine capable of producing between 550 and 750 horsepower. There's an additional 60 hp waiting in the wings with the Push-to-Pass feature. That's not enough, apparently. IndyCar drivers have been clamoring for more horsepower, and it looks like that wish is set to come true. The current 2.2-liter...

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Watch Porsche’s modern 935 take to Monza

Porsche on Thursday surprised the automotive world with the unveiling of a modern interpretation of the 1970s-era 935 race car based on the chassis of the 2018 911 GT2 RS. We now have video of the car testing at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza racetrack in Italy ahead of the start of deliveries next June. Built for Group 5 rules, the original 935 was an...

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Bottas cedes Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix win to Hamilton on team orders

It was a sad day for motorsport fans on Sunday at the 2018 Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix. Mercedes-AMG's Valtteri Bottas ceded his leading position to teammate Lewis Hamilton on team orders, thus denying the Finn a second win in the race where he made his maiden victory one year ago. Bottas ended the race 2.545 seconds behind Hamilton, with Ferrari's...

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