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Fernando Alonso to race in 2018 24 Hours of Daytona

McLaren's Fernando Alonso will take time out from his pre-season schedule for the 2018 Formula 1 World Championship to race in the 2018 24 Hours of Daytona. Alonso will join Lando Norris and Phil Hanson at United Autosports to pilot the team's LMP2-spec car, a Ligier JS P217. The team's co-founder, Zak Brown, is CEO of McLaren. It will be...

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Formula 1 Mexican Grand Prix preview

Round 18 of the 2017 Formula 1 World Championship is on this weekend at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, home of the Mexican Grand Prix. The Mexican race only returned to the calendar in 2015 after last being run in 1992. The Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez circuit where the race is held is located in Mexico City and sits at an...

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Toyota hints at staying in the World Endurance Championship, Le Mans

With Porsche's July announcement of an exit from the World Endurance Championship, both Toyota and organizers of the series were left with the dilemma of there going to be just one manufacturer in the premier LMP1 class next season. The organizers, which include the ACO and FIA, have responded by changing the rules for the LMP1 class. The new rules...

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Bloodhound SSC hits 210 mph in 8 seconds in first public test

It was in 2008 that the team behind the Bloodhound Supersonic Car (SSC) announced the goal to not only tackle the current land speed record of 763.035 mph but to reach the staggeringly high mark of 1,000 mph. On Thursday, team Bloodhound took a major step toward reaching the goal. Bloodhound's 44.3-foot streamliner, with current record holder Andy Green...

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Hamilton passes Vettel to win 2017 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix

Mercedes-AMG's Lewis Hamilton raced to his 62nd career victory on Sunday at the 2017 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix, and his fifth at the Circuit of The Americas where the race is held. Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel claimed second spot after crossing the line 10.143 seconds behind Hamilton. It initially looked like Red Bull Racing's Max...

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Here’s how you set up your racecar’s suspension

A racecar is never just a set it and forget it type of machine. Each circuit determines the sort of setup a driver and a car might prefer, as it might have a tight, corner heavy layout or one that's more open and filled with high-speed sweeping sections. Now, you make this about rally racing and you can add in tarmac, gravel, dirt, snow and all sorts of...

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Formula 1 United States Grand Prix preview

Four rounds and 100 points. That's all that's left in the 2017 Formula 1 World Championship. Mercedes-AMG's Lewis Hamilton leads the Drivers' Championship, and right now nothing short of a miracle will see Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel return to the top spot since a 59-point gap separates the two drivers. You can be sure Ferrari...

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50 years later, Bruce Meyers recounts inaugural Baja 1000 victory

Volkswagen will celebrate not only its inaugural victory, but 50 years of participation in the Baja 1000 desert off-road race, which runs again November 14-18. "The first race, known then as the Mexican 1000, was held on October 31, 1967, running between Tijuana and La Paz," Volkswagen of America said in a news release. "Of the 68 vehicles...

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Alonso to stay at McLaren after signing “long-term” contract

McLaren on Thursday confirmed it extended its contract with star driver Fernando Alonso. McLaren only said Alonso would contest the 2018 Formula 1 World Championship with the team, but in an interview the Spaniard said he's there for the long haul. "We never discuss the contract clauses and we are not going to do it now, but it's a long-term...

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