Tag Archives: Motorsports

Alonso tastes victory with Toyota at 2018/2019 6 Hours of Spa

It's been five years in the making but Fernando Alonso on Saturday finally tasted victory again in top-level competition. Driving for Toyota, the Spaniard won the opening round of the 2018/2019 World Endurance Championship, the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, together with teammates Sébastien Buemi and Kazuki Nakajima in the No. 8 TS050 Hybrid. The...

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Watch a Porsche 919 race car cruise through New York City

Porsche has created a version of its already legendary 919 Hybrid race car to serve as a tribute machine for everything the car accomplished during its recent racing career in the World Endurance Championship. Built without the burden of motorsport regulations, the car has been made even faster and is now called the 919 Evo. It's on a global journey to say...

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Aston Martin Vantage GT3 and GT4 on the way

Aston Martin on Friday confirmed two more race cars based on its newest Vantage sports car. They are new GT3 and GT4 variants that Aston Martin Racing will reveal this summer ahead of delivery to customer teams prior to the 2019 motorsport season. The news comes ahead of this weekend's debut of the new Aston Martin Vantage GTE race car in the 6 Hours of...

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Brabham teams with Microsoft for tech and data needs

Brabham just announced its new track-only monster machine called the BT62. When you introduce a new race car, you're also introducing a need to collect, transmit, and store a hefty amount of data. Be it vehicle data, customer information, or all sorts of on-track telemetry bits and bytes, a technical partner serves a much-needed role in understanding and...

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Miami could host Formula 1 race as early as 2019

Discussions are underway for a potential Miami Grand Prix as early as the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship. Stakeholders, including F1 owner Liberty Media, aim to hold the race in downtown Miami and will meet next week with city officials who will vote on whether to proceed with the plans. The exact timing would be a matter for further discussion between...

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Geely Group Motorsport partner Cyan Racing switches from Volvo to Lotus cars

Chinese holding company Zhejiang Geely in March established the new division Geely Group Motorsport to oversee motorsport activities for its growing list of brands, which includes the likes of Volvo, Polestar and Lotus. And on Thursday, Geely named Swedish race team Cyan Racing as the official partner of the new Geely Group Motorsport division. The...

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Pure McLaren one-make race series gets off to a successful start

The Pure McLaren driver training program has spawned a new one-make race series, with the first round held over the weekend at the legendary Spa-Francorchamps race track. The FIA-sanctioned series, which rivals the Ferrari Challenge and Lamborghini Super Trofeo series, is organized by the McLaren GT motorsport department of McLaren's road car business and...

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Hamilton snatches victory at 2018 Azerbaijan Grand Prix after Red Bull blunder

Mercedes-AMG's Lewis Hamilton secured his first-ever win in the Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix after a bout of luck on more than one occasion during Sunday's eventful race in Baku. Ferrari's Kimi Räikkönen crossed the finish line second just 2.460 seconds back while Force India's Sergio Perez claimed the final spot on the podium after crossing...

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2018 Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix preview

Round four of the 2018 Formula 1 World Championship is the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, which takes place this weekend in the Azerbaijani capital Baku. The race is held on the Baku City Circuit, a Hermann Tilke-designed street circuit that stretches 3.73 miles and features the key characteristics of a long 1.3-mile straight and a long pit lining the edge of the...

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Adam Carolla’s Paul Newman collection going on display

For the first time ever, Adam Carolla is going to display his collection of Paul Newman race cars. The San Marino Motor Classic will provide the setting, and Carolla will provide 10 iconic race cars all once piloted by the legendary actor and driver. As you might expect, the collection features a handful of Datsun and Nissan machines. There's also a Porsche...

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