Tag Archives: Motorsports

Marchionne: FCA brand more likely than Ferrari to enter Formula E

With many of the world's top automakers committing to the Formula E Championship, many are wondering if Ferrari, arguably the most famous name in motorsport, is considering doing the same. Ferrari Chairman Sergio Marchionne ignited rumors in April when he said Ferrari needed to be in Formula...

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The Nismo team rebuilt its crashed GT-R GT3 race car in 12 hours

The Nismo team suffered a massive blow before the 24 Hours of Spa, but hard work and extreme dedication brought its Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 race car back to life in just half a day. For those who missed it, the number-22 GT-R GT3 fell victim to a tire puncture as it entered Eau Rouge during practice...

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Walter Röhrl and Mark Webber try out the new Porsche 911 GT2 RS

Mark Webber has a number of racing wins and podium finishes under his belt, in both Formula One and the World Endurance Championship. In the latter, he was named a world champion. Walter Röhrl is 30 years Webber's senior, and he too knows a few things when it comes to driving a car. Röhrl...

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Watch this Ford Fiesta rally car fly more than 160 feet

The world of rallying is filled with high speeds through dense forests, wide open blasts across desert landscapes, and aggressive hand-brake slides to rotate through tight corners. Occasionally, it's also marked by massive, full-throttle jumps such as the one you'll find at Rally Finland. This is a...

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1-2 finish for Ferrari at the 2017 Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix

Ferrari recorded its fourth win and second one-two finish of the 2017 Formula 1 World Championship on Sunday at the Hungarian Grand Prix. Ferrari had been fast all weekend, with its drivers managing to lock out the front row after qualifying. Star driver Sebastian Vettel started on pole with Kimi...

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Watch an 850-hp GT-R-powered Ford Focus attack Pikes Peak

We're calling it a Ford Focus, but that's like calling Robocop a man. There are bits and pieces of him left in the machine, but he's way more cybernetic bits than Alex Murphy human parts. The Focus here essentially takes the A-pillar and front glass from the former economy car, and swaps everything...

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Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix preview

After 10 rounds of the 2017 Formula 1 World Championship, there's just one point separating the top two drivers. This means you can bet those drivers, in this case Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel and Mercedes AMG's Lewis Hamilton, will be giving it their all at this weekend's...

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Porsche commits to Formula E, ends LMP1 campaign

Porsche on Friday confirmed plans to enter the Formula E Championship with its own factory-backed team starting in the 2019/2020 season, the electric car racing series' sixth. It means Porsche will be entering Formula E at the same time as Mercedes-Benz, though it will be a year later than...

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Acura NSX GT3 now available as customer race car

Acura is joining the likes of its German rivals by allowing its performance flagship, the NSX supercar, to be available as a customer race car. The NSX GT3 started racing in 2017 and has already racked up two wins in the highly competitive GTD class of the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The...

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With Mercedes leaving DTM, Audi and BMW say they may follow

Following Mercedes-Benz's shock decision to pull out of DTM (German Touring Car Championship) in favor of a factory Formula E team, Audi and BMW said they're considering pulling out of the sport too. Consequently, DTM could be in serious trouble. The DTM series consists of Mercedes-Benz, Audi, and...

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