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F1: Paris
Lewis Hamilton was honored as the 2017 F1 World Champion at the FIA Awards banquet in Paris
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F1: Paris
Sebastian Vettel and Valtteri Bottas collect their 2nd and 3rd place 2017 F1 Award Banquet trophies
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F1: Paris
Three of the initial FIA F1 Hall Of Fame Inductees Fernando Alonso, Mario Andretti and Nico Rosberg
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IndyCar: Hollywood
CBS's multi-Emmy-Award-winning reality series THE AMAZING RACE returns on Wednesday, Jan. 3 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) for its milestone 30th season. IndyCar drivers Alexander Rossi and Conor Daly will compete
Amazing Race

McLaren: Woking
McLaren unveiled their most potent street car yet - the Senna, selling for a cool $1 million
McLaren

LA Auto Show: Los Angeles
The interior of the BMW i Vision electric vehicle prototype
LA Auto Show

NASCAR: Charlotte
Richard Petty Motorsports unveiled their 2018 Click N Save #43 Camaro to be driven by Bubba Wallace
RPM

Penske Museum: Scottsdale AZ
A Rick Mears IndyCar and Mario Andretti IROC car

NASCAR: Talladega
In a rare moment, Talladega Superspeedway was covered in snow on Friday
Talladega Speedway
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Castroneves, Montoya adapting to full-time IMSA status
  Indy Stars demoted to sports cars by Roger Penske
Helio Castroneves and Juan Pablo Montoya have accomplished many great things during their racing career. Castroneves is a three-time Indy 500 champion, 30-time IndyCar race winner and is a previous winner of Motul Petit Le Mans. Montoya owns two Indy 500 winner’s rings, an IndyCar championship, victories in Formula 1 and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, and three Rolex 24 At Daytona wins. But the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will be a new experience for both
Qualifying report 4 Hours of Fuji
  Round 2 - Asian Le Mans Series
Qualifying today was held in bitterly cold temperatures with an ambient temperature of just 6 degrees at the start of the session. Getting warmth into the Michelin tyros was going to be critical for these short 15-minute qualifying sessions. In the Asian Le Mans Series, qualifying is broken into two sessions, one for the prototypes and another for the GT cars.
Making of a Champion: James French
  Runaway pole leader too
James French
With 11 career Motul Pole Awards, James French is the all-time IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship leader, three more than Ricky Taylor, his next-closest competitor. French graduated from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (AKA “IUPUI”) with a degree in motorsports engineering at the end of 2016. Prior to the 2017 WeatherTech Championship season, French never had won a race in the Prototype Challenge (PC) class. But that changed in a big, big way in 2017.
Q&A with Trevor Carlin, Max Chilton and Charlie Kimball
  New IndyCar team
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Trevor Carlin - Team Owner
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Max Chilton - Driver
Could Bottas challenge Hamilton next season?
  He was hot and cold in 2017

Valtteri Bottas enjoyed a strong campaign with Mercedes after replacing 2016 Drivers’ Championship winner Nico Rosberg with the team. The Finn finished third in the standings, producing the strongest season of his career, with only Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel placing ahead of him. The 28-year-old claimed three wins over the course of the term, but now faces the challenge of improving his consistency to become a constant presence on the podium.

Scenes from the Roger Penske Museum
  In Scottsdale, Arizona

Photos from the Roger Penske Museum in Scottsdale, Arizona. Roger Penske is one of the greats of motorsports as an owner in IndyCar, NASCAR and IMSA. These are his cars. It includes many Indy 500 winning cars. A lot of history in this place. For free.

Scenes from the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show
  Tesla wasn't there, but it's presence was felt eveywhere
 
There were many cars in the building but really only one story, Tesla. In the space of a decade, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has effectively reinvented the automobile, from propulsion to user interface, and helped kick-start the age of autonomy. The company’s influence, its ideas, can be seen in every corner of the L.A. Convention Center with many cars now fully electric our electrified hybrids. And sure there was the occasional race car or two.
The McLaren Senna: The Ultimate Road-Legal Track Car
  Over $1 million supercar

New Ultimate Series is the most extreme McLaren road car yet. It bears the name of legendary Formula 1 driver, Ayrton Senna, honoring its status as the ultimate McLaren track car, legalized for the road. At 1,198kg (2,641lbs), it is the lightest McLaren road car since the iconic McLaren F1. The 4-litre twin-turbocharged V8 pumps out 789bhp and 590 lb ft of torque. Priced at over an insane $1 million the production is limited to 500 units, all hand-assembled at the McLaren Production Centre in Woking, Surrey, England from Q3 2018.

Hamilton, Mercedes crowned at FIA Gala
  Racing royalty honored on a star-studded night at Versailles

At the end of a captivating season of motor sport action across all disciplines and at all levels, the FIA last night honored its championship-winning stars at a glittering Prize Giving ceremony in the stunning surrounds of one of France’s most iconic, and most fittingly regal locations, the incredible Palace of Versailles. 

Richard Petty Motorsports to team with Childress in 2018
  by Pete McCole
Two of NASCAR's most iconic racing organizations will join forces in 2018 as Richard Petty Motorsports and Richard Childress Racing plan to enter into a technical alliance and will merge their two race teams under one roof. The move will bring together two of the most successful teams in NASCAR history together along with two of the most recognizable car numbers in Petty's classic no. 43 and Childress' historic no. 3.
FIA Announces World Motor Sport Council Decisions
  Final meeting of 2017
The World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) has responsibility for all aspects of international motor sport. It meets at least four times a year to decide on rules, regulations, safety and development of motor sport at every level from karting to Formula One. The World Motor Sport Council gathered December 6th in Paris for its final meeting of 2017. The following is a summary of the key decisions taken during the meeting:
Daytona December Test Wednesday Notebook
  Teams prep for Rolex 24
While some of its competition has been logging lots of test miles over the past couple of months, the No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R from Wayne Taylor Racing returned to the racetrack for the first time since October’s 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season-ending Motul Petit Le Mans in this week’s test at Daytona International Speedway.
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 Kimball and Chilton to Carlin in 2018

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 John Nemechek to join Ganassi Xfinity Series team

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