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Today, on Ferrari's semi-hostile home turf, Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton won an easy race from pole position, finishing 4.4 seconds ahead of his Merc teammate Valtteri Bottas. This also gave Hamilton a three-point championship lead over Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel. Monza's giant red horde didn't like that.
Video: Does the thrill of accelerating a dragster to speeds of almost 480km/h outweigh the tremendous risks involved with the sport? It's hard to imagine David Tremayne wanting to climb behind the steering wheel again after he lost control of this dragster at speeds few of us will ever experience on four wheels.
Watching first-person footage of racing drones makes it seem like the tiny craft fly somewhere close to the speed of light. In reality, due to the limits of their human pilots, they top at around 129km per hour. That's incredibly fast, but the Drone Racing League managed to double that with a new world record speed of 264km per hour.
If you're worried that electric cars will ruin racing, let me kill that thought once and for all. I got the rare chance to do something usually reserved for ex-Formula One and Le Mans drivers: drive a Formula E car. I stepped out of the car laughing like a madwoman because it was that much fun to drive.
Evolving from race-car customer to race-car driver seems impossible. But Porsche, and its Motorsports Pyramid, is unique in that it shows you just where — and how — you can hone your skills to do so.
You know that part in Star Wars where they go speed a narrow channel to blow up the Death Star? That's what the Monaco Grand Prix circuit feels like at speed, except with Formula One cars. It's absurdly tight and narrow, and you should enjoy its ridiculousness in this onboard of Kimi Räikkönen's pole-winning lap.
Fernando Alonso's deal with the vengeful gods of speed and grace may be up. Fans noticed smoke pouring out of his car over the weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway right before a new Honda engine was wheeled out for his Verizon IndyCar Series ride for the Indianapolis 500.
When everybody's favourite mumbler, Kimi Raikkonen, wrecked out on the first lap of the Spanish Grand Prix Sunday, a young Ferrari fan in the crowd showed more emotion than Raikkonen probably has, total, in his lifetime. The kid looked like someone stole his new puppy. But Raikkonen turned that all around.
The 1980s and '90s rivalry between Wayne Rainey and Kevin Schwantz was one of the greatest in the history of motorcycle racing. With his hot lapping days behind him now, he instead runs the MotoAmerica series, where he wants to see the same fierce competitive energy in up-and-coming riders. And it's starting to look like he'll get his wish.
Recently, my lovely coworkers volunteered me to ride on the back of a racing motorcycle, the kind used in MotoAmerica, at Austin's Circuit of The Americas. I feel like we've known each other for a long time on this blog, friends, and I need to be honest with you: I was scared to death. In a good way. I think.
Formula One is back! While we got a fascinating strategy battle early on at the Australian Grand Prix, too much of the race felt as if that "not enough passing" problem had been exacerbated by the 2017-spec cars. We need some cheering up in these dark times. We need a meme. Meet Rammstein's new drummer, Toto Wolff.
Autonomous car racing is real, and happening soon. From a technological standpoint it's all quite impressive, but there's one big problem: it sounds boring as all shit to watch. How do you make autonomous racing interesting? The answer is pretty clear: they need to blow each other up.
Formula One is a sport of function over form if there was one, and the form Force India's new VJM10 Formula One racer certainly could've turned out better in the front — or maybe not, according to Autosport. The VJM10's unique bump in its nose had to be there in order to exploit a certain part of the suspension rules.