In light of the recent accident that resulted in Justin Wilson’s death, the FIA plans on conducting new tests on safer closed cockpit designs. Continue Reading...
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Motorsports could be making its way to the 2020 Olympic games. Continue Reading...
In the future, tire safety could become part of the official driver’s education materials. Continue Reading...
The FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) will be heading to the Circuit of the Americas on September 20, 2013. Continue Reading...
What’s the first company that comes to mind when you think of car seats? If it’s Grayco or Britax you really need to get out more. In the realm of performance automotive seating Recaro is a leader in the industry, whether it’s at the OEM or aftermarket level. Continue Reading...
Back in June, Bernie Ecclestone seemed confident that the Grand Prix of America would not happen in 2013. Despite that, June 16, 2013 was announced as the date for the inaugural Grand Prix of America at Port Imperial. Turns out Ecclestone was right. Continue Reading...
Has the dominant Audi team finally met its match in the FIA World Endurance Championship series? After notching its historic first win in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the Toyota TS030 Hybrid has won its second race in a row. Continue Reading...
After months of speculation on whether or not a deal could be done to make the Grand Prix of America at Port Imperial a reality, the date has been set for June 16th, 2013, and this time there’s no asterisk next to it. Continue Reading...
This year’s racing season surprised many when Toyota fielded a hybrid-powered Le Mans race car and Audi enjoyed immense success with its hybrid R18 e-tron quattro. Continue Reading...
Ferrari’s President, Luca di Montezemolo, recently affirmed his support for the need to cut costs in Formula 1, inline with the FIA which has said essentially that drastic measures are required if the sport is to remain viable over the longer term. Continue Reading...
MINI‘s hopes for capturing the 2012 World Championship Rally title took a big blow before the effort even started. Mini has missed the deadline for signing up for next years championship, which expired at midnight, last night. The Mini rally car, which is based on the Countryman model is prepared by Prodrive in Banbury, U.K…. Continue Reading...
Just as the end of racing season draws near, Audi announces the TT RS Race Car is available for private sale. Although it shares its name with the production car, the new race car is nothing like it. Rather than fitting it with the Quattro system that put Audi on the map, the TT RS… Continue Reading...
Porsche and racing go hand in hand, however, the German sports car maker continues to shy away from the likes of Formula 1 and the DTM series. Now there is news that Porsche will compete in a new class of motorsport in 2014. So far the details for this new series are very scarce. All… Continue Reading...
F1’s former chief commandant Max Mosley has joined Red Bull pilot Mark Webber in speaking up against the FIA’s decision to race in Bahrain this October, claiming that it is a mistake that “will eventually cost Formula One dear.” “By agreeing to race there, Formula One becomes complicit in what has happened,” said Mosley in… Continue Reading...
The FIA has just posted its 2012 Formula 1 schedule, and good news to race fans and Americans in general: in the world of international motorsports, our fair nation is once again significant! That’s right, the 10th round of the 2012 Grand Prix schedule includes a date in Austin, Texas—the return of F1 to our… Continue Reading...
Indefinitely postponed after the March 13th race was canceled, the FIA has reportedly given the green light for the Bahrain Grand Prix to return to the Formula 1 schedule this season. “Mabrook, Bahrain, will host f1″, tweeted Fawaz Al Khalifa, the head of the country’s information affairs authority, adding that a date is being worked… Continue Reading...
Back in the 1980’s the FIA World Rally Championship had the infamous Group B class, which featured some of the fastest cars to ever enter professional rallying. Rallying rules at the time dictated that at least 200 road-going examples had to be made, and hence the era saw many wild, road-legal versions of cars like… Continue Reading...
With an eye toward fostering electric-powered F1 competition, Jean Todt, president of the FIA (Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile), said it plans to begin with electric auto, go-kart, and single-seater racing. The first season could come as soon as 2013, he said, and plans for a series and championships are comprehensive. “We want as soon as… Continue Reading...
Due to the ongoing protests in Bahrain, F1 officials have officially pulled the plug on the Bahrain Grand Prix, originally scheduled for March 13th. F1’s governing body, the FIA, and its president Bernie Ecclestone have decided to “postpone” the opening race of the 2011 season, instead starting in Melbourne, Australia on March 27th. A new date… Continue Reading...
With the 2011 Formula 1 season fast approaching, the sport’s various teams are getting ready to unveil their latest entries. One of the most highly anticipated unveilings was that of Ferrari‘s newest machine, the F150. No, the Italian squad has not taken a Ford F-150 pick-up truck and turned it into a racer. Instead, they… Continue Reading...
Ferrari chairman Luca di Montezemolo expressed disgust regarding Formula 1’s new engine regulations, slated to come into effect in 2013. According to a report by British network Sky Sports, the sartorially impeccable Ferrari boss said that the new turbo 4-cylinder engines are “a bit pathetic” for “the top class of racing”. “ Why couldn’t we… Continue Reading...
At the recent U.N. Climate Change Conference, the announcement to launch an all-electric racing series was made. The new series will be called Formulec EF01. This new series will be performed on tracks around the world and in terms of performance will rival the current FIA Formula-3 series, which uses 2.0-liter gas engines. The new… Continue Reading...
Formula 1’s ubiquitous safety car, deployed whenever an accident takes place, was present for its 250th Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi last weekend. Known as a pace car in American race series, the safety car has been used on and off since 1973 but became a permanent fixture in 1996. The safety cars have generally… Continue Reading...
Debuting in an unfinished forum at the Geneva Auto Show earlier this year, Lotus how now officially unveiled the Evora Cup GT4 race car at at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in Monterey, CA. And judging by the tires, this car has already seen plenty of track time. Built to compete in the FIA GT4… Continue Reading...