Tag Archives: Motorsports

Nissan will be first featured Japanese brand at Rolex Motorsport Reunion

The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion has honored many car companies since its first event in 1974. At the 2018 event, Nissan will become the first Japanese make to receive said honor. Nissan announced on Monday that the RMMR has chosen the company and that it will support the event with a slew of historic vehicles from its past and current motorsport...

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Report: Ferrari, Ford pull out of WEC’s “Hypercar” class talks

Organizers of the World Endurance Championship, whose highlight is the 24 Hours of Le Mans, are currently embroiled with automakers, teams and other stakeholders over a major shakeup to the series' top class in time for the 2020/2021 season. The current proposal is to replace the current LMP1 class with a so-called Hypercar class (a final name is yet to be...

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Race car concept has illegal turbine powertrain, aims to replace F1 race cars

Turbine-powered race cars were banned long ago by the racing community's sanctioning bodies, but that won't stop Keith Hylton and his dream to bring the Turbine T1 to life. Hylton, a California-based businessman with team ownership experience, calls his T1 Turbine concept race car a new-generation of open-wheel racing and an antidote to uninspired designs...

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F1 champ Jenson Button sets 2017 Honda Civic Type R’s final lap record

Honda has been out to prove the performance of its Civic Type R since the feisty hatch debuted for the 2017 model year, and its yardstick has been to set the lap record for front-wheel-drive cars at famous race tracks around the globe, including the Nürburgring. The final attempt took place recently at the Hungaroring, the home of the Formula 1...

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Daniel Ricciardo to quit Red Bull to join Renault in 2019 F1 season

Australian racing driver Daniel Ricciardo will quit Red Bull Racing at the end of the current Formula 1 season to join Renault, where he'll race alongside the team's current driver Nico Hülkenberg in the 2019 season. It means Ricciardo will replace Renault's other current driver Carlos Sainz, who is rumored to replace Stoffel Vandoorne at McLaren next...

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New Ligier GT race car celebrates French brand’s 50th anniversary

Ligier is a French car brand established in 1969 by former racing driver and rugby player Guy Ligier. Ligier is still in operation today but sells tiny city cars and commercial vehicles. It also produces single-seat and prototype race cars through an association with fellow French firm Onroak Automotive. The brand will soon have a GT race car in its...

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New website connects professional racing coaches with enthusiasts

Want to rent a house in Michigan for the weekend? No problem, go to AirBnB and in a few clicks can have you in a lovely cottage on a lake. Looking to find a professional racing coach to sit right-seat during a track day or to help with launch timing at the dragstrip? A new website called MotorsportsCoach.com is launching to help connect professional racing...

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Force India F1 team enters bankruptcy protection

The Force India Formula 1 team entered administration on Friday following a court decision made in London. Similar to bankruptcy protection, the administration process will see the team's operations continue as normal while a new investor or potential new owner is sought. “We shall be engaging with key stakeholders on an urgent basis to secure the...

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Hamilton cruises to victory in 2018 Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix

There was little to fluster Mercedes-AMG's Lewis Hamilton on Sunday during the 2018 Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix. After starting the race on pole, Hamilton managed to keep ahead of the field despite the Ferraris looking faster and more controllable throughout the weekend. Things were a bit more challenging for Hamilton's teammate, Valtteri Bottas...

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Pirelli Design apes F1 tire for new Bluetooth speaker

Pirelii Design has the perfect item for those that fall in the middle of a Venn diagram comprised of motorsport fans and audiophiles. It's a new Bluetooth speaker created through a partnership with Italian audio company IXOOST, and the design is modeled after the tires used on Formula 1 race cars. This is the Pirelli P Zero Sound, and it will look pretty...

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