Video: Horrific Pileup At The Nurburgring! Whether it’s clairvoyance or common sense that got this man out of his car, he must’ve been thankful. After stumbling upon a few cars which had crashed after slipping on coolant at the end of the high-speed section called Hatzenbach, he wisely (or not so wisely) pulled off the road.
Unfortunately, the approach to this particular corner is very fast and somewhat blind. Sitting in his stationary BMW E30, the screeching of tires is first heard before a wagon careens past him and into the next barrier. Realizing the precarious position he’s in, he leaps from his Beemer, hops behind the crash barrier, and watches helplessly as an orange 991 GT3 RS spins into the back of his parked car.
Kyle Larson, Credit One Bank expand sponsorship for 2018
Popular driver Kyle Larson wasted no time making NASCAR’s Champion’s Week in Las Vegas a cause to celebrate Tuesday afternoon with his Chip Ganassi Racing team formally introducing Credit One Bank as a primary sponsor for the No. 42 Chevrolet in 2018.
The bank, which is also the Official Credit Card of NASCAR, will be the team’s largest sponsor and most prevalent logo on the car for multiple races. Although exact details of the agreement weren’t disclosed, a source says it includes primary sponsorship for nearly half the season. It will begin its multi-year association with the 2018 Daytona 500.
The spectator calendar starts over a month earlier in 2018 with the addition of a new race weekend headlined by the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, May 4-6. Four of the traditional race dates also return to the weekend schedule at the legendary Lexington, Ohio road course.
Borg-Warner Trophy Heads To Japan For Tour (Update)
Sato with Borg Warner Trophy he will not get to keep. The winner gets a Baby Borg that is small and cheap.
UPDATE The iconic Borg-Warner Trophy is leaving the United States for the first time in its 82-year-history, traveling this week to Japan for a 15-day celebration of Takuma Sato's victory in the 101st Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil.
The Borg-Warner Trophy left its permanent home at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum on Nov. 28, flying from the United States to Tokyo for a variety of festivities to honor Sato as the first Japanese winner of "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" and also to celebrate Honda's 12th Indianapolis 500 victory.
Walter "Bud" Moore Jr., a decorated member of America's "Greatest Generation" who went on to win NASCAR championships as car owner and crew chief, has died at the age of 92.
Moore, a Spartanburg, South Carolina, native who won the NASCAR premier series title in 1957 as crew chief for Buck Baker and car owner titles in 1962-63 with Joe Weatherly, had been the oldest living member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame. He was inducted in 2011.
Fully Electric Formula E Rolls into Fourth Season with FOX Sports
Next Gen Formula E car
The all-electric FIA Formula E Championship is fully charged for the 2017-18 season, opening with a doubleheader this weekend from Hong Kong’s 1.5-mile, 10-turn Central Harbourfront Circuit live on FS1.
This season, the international racing series, betting heavily on a battery-powered future, hosts 14 events across five continents, with the U.S. being the only country to have hosted ePrixs in three separate cities -- Miami, Long Beach and New York. The series returns to the Brooklyn Circuit in 2018 on July 14-15, with a doubleheader from the 1.2-mile, 10-turn temporary street circuit along the Red Hook waterfront. Race 1 of the New York City e-Prix airs live on the FOX broadcast network, with Race 2 live on FS1.
Dale Jr. Event Among Opening Affairs Of NASCAR Champion's Week
NASCAR Champion's Week begins today in Las Vegas, as the governing body this year "switches to a Tuesday through Thursday format instead of the traditional Wednesday through Friday of years past." The schedule of events also will "be more hectic" this year, culminating with Thursday's NASCAR Awards at Wynn Las Vegas. REVIEWJOURNAL.com.
Watch Thieves Steal This Mercedes by Hacking its Keyless Start System
Here is a nimwit that has a garage, but its probably full of junk so he parks his expensive car outside, just begging for it to be stolen.
We've seen some weird stolen things in cars, but what about a strange way to have a car stolen? Police in the West Midlands of England are looking for two suspects who stole a car in late September using a method which tricks the car into thinking the thieves have the keys, reports the BBC. The victim's car was stolen using a purely technological attack which exploits keyless cars, something which many brand new vehicles ship with today. Though the technology behind how the attack works may be advanced, just how simple the relay attack works in practice might surprise you.
Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen went fastest on the first day of post-season testing at the Yas Marina Circuit, with drivers testing Pirelli's 2018 tires. Raikkonen set the best time of the day – a 1:37.768 – on Pirelli's new-for-2018 Hyper Soft compound. In the morning, he did a series of quick laps, before tackling some long runs in the afternoon. Sebastian Vettel will be at the wheel of the SF70H for tomorrow’s final day of the test.
Jaguar Announces RLL Racing as First Team to Join Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY Series
Today, Jaguar Racing announced the first Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY race team for its new global electric racing series. Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, led by Team Principal Bobby Rahal – three-time IndyCar Champion and Indianapolis 500 winner – will join the grid in the world’s first production-based electric vehicle race series, starting in December 2018.
A lawsuit filed earlier this month could play a role in determining the 2018 Daytona 500 field as a North Carolina court determines who owns the charter that Front Row Motorsports bought from BK Racing for $2 million prior to the 2017 season.
Union Bank & Trust in Virginia filed a lawsuit Nov. 17 in North Carolina Superior Court, asking for the court to declare it has rights to what was originally BK Racing's No. 83 car charter, alleging that BK Racing owes it $9.1 million on a loan that included its two charters as collateral. After Front Row Motorsports bought the No. 83 charter, it leased the charter to TriStar Motorsports (the No. 72 car driven by Cole Whitt) for the 2017 season. Teams can lease a charter for only one year, so the charter would be the property of Front Row unless the court intervenes.
IndyCar again wasting time talking to potential engine manufacturers
Poor Jay Frye. He's handicapped because of IndyCar's inferior TV ratings. The manufacturers love it, they all get free dinners
The Verizon IndyCar Series continues to waste its time meeting with automobile manufacturers to discuss the possibility of joining Chevy and Honda as official engine suppliers. As long as IndyCar races are broadcast on cable TV such as NBCSN and not getting at least 1 million USA viewers every race, and as long as there is no substantial international TV deal, what is the reason why they will come? The exposure for their brand is minuscule.
IndyCar has been trying for many years to land a third. The result? Zero!
But still they try
IndyCar competition president Jay Frye has visited with a handful of brands since the season ended in September at Sonoma, and it's believed a trip to meet with a few European manufacturers has also been part of the process.
F1 Pushes To Attract Younger Audience With Different Ventures Into Esports
F1 this year has seen "two pushes into the esports market, with the start of an official Formula One Esports Series and the McLaren F1 team’s World’s Fastest Gamer competition," according to Kate Walker of the N.Y. TIMES.
Working with game developer Codemasters and esports event organizer Gfinity, F1 "created a global online championship with almost 64,000 participants."
Figueres and Prost to lead new Formula E Global Advisory Board
Christiana Figueres - the architect of the Paris climate agreement - and legendary French racing driver Alain Prost will join forces to chair the newly-formed Global Advisory Board, helping to steer the future direction of Formula E as a key player in influencing the global uptake of electric vehicles and its impact on reducing emissions.
The Global Advisory Board has been established to bring a list of the leading names together in various sectors worldwide to provide input and expert advice on topics such as sustainability, media and business.
Video: NISMO Festival 2017 A recap of yesterday's incredible NISMO Festival supported by Motul at Fuji International Speedway – speed, sound, history, technology, yesterday's heroes, today's stars. Comment
Nyck De Vries completes Prema Theodore Racing's line up for F2
Nyck de Vries
Prema Theodore Racing is proud to announce the completion of the team's line-up for the 2018 FIA Formula 2 Championship with the addition of talented Dutch racer Nyck de Vries. The 22-year-old driver is part of the McLaren Young Driver Program and will be lining up for his second year in F2 competition. As confirmed by the arrival of Indonesian racer Sean Gelael, for 2018 Prema Theodore will be relying on experience in an effort to speed up the development of the brand-new, turbo-powered Dallara racecar.
Video: 2017 McLaren Team Review McLaren raced the final race of 2017. As we look to the off-season of preparation and then the new 2018 season, we spoke to McLaren team members to hear their highlights of the season gone, and their hopes for next year. Comment
Video: Lando Norris: F3 Champ and Future Star? 2017 has been quite the year for young Brit, Lando Norris. McLaren caught up with their protege in Abu Dhabi to find out more about his incredible year so far, and what 2018 will bring. Comment
Penske was in Australia this weekend with his Supercars team
When Danica Patrick runs the Indianapolis 500 next May, it won’t be for Roger Penske.
“Unfortunately she’s not driving for us,” he said. “But I think that’s a great seat for her. If she is going to drive, that’s a great team. They’re the ones that have always been competitive there. I take my hat off that she wants to continue to go back to open wheel. That’s going to be terrific for the sport and a lot of interest around the country.”
UPDATE Niko Kari and Bruno Baptista have both been handed time penalties by the race stewards following a review of actions late in this afternoon’s Race 2 at the Yas Marina Circuit, dropping both drivers out of the points as a result.
Kari was handed a 10 second penalty after the stewards judged him to have caused the collision with Steijn Schothorst at turn 14: the Finn, who finished the race in provisional 6th position, is now classified P13.
Baptista was handed a 5 second penalty for leaving the track and gaining an advantage at turn 11, where he overtook Kari and Arjun Maini: the Brazilian, who provisionally finished in P7, is now classified 10th.
Leclerc gets Abu Dhabi sprint win with last lap pass
Charles Leclerc mugged Albon on last lap
Charles Leclerc topped off his championship run with victory in the final race of the 2017 Formula 2 Championship this afternoon for the sprint race at the Yas Marina Circuit, slicing through his rivals all race long before mugging race leader Alexander Albon last time through on the long straight and running all the way to the flag ahead of Albon and Nicholas Latifi.
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