It Cost Mercedes $459M to Win the F1 Championship in 2020

Regardless of the machinery—go-karts or F1 cars—racing ain’t cheap. Developing the most technologically advanced cars and hiring the world’s best drivers to race them at tracks around the globe is especially not cheap. According to Mercedes-AMG’s yearly report, as told by Motorsport, it took $459 million to make sure Lewis

How NASCAR’s Next-Gen Ford Mustang Compares to the Australian V8 Supercar

The big buzz around NASCAR right now is the announcement of the Next-Gen car that the series will race in 2022 and beyond. Ford will be racing the Mustang body in the premier stock car series, duking it out with Toyota and Chevrolet on ovals and road courses. However, Ford’s

Ecuador's Downhill Soapbox Street Racing Is Verifiably Bananas

Soapbox cars are often seen in the United States as a lowly form of racing, one with which we can entrust children. Down in rally-crazed Ecuador, however, they seem to take their motorless-sport seriously, sprinting down mountainsides or urban courses in purpose-built prototypes, often exceeding 60 mph under the pull

You Better Believe Gordon Murray Has the World's Greatest Collection of Lightweight Cars

Most people reading this will have seen that meme about the car enthusiast’s ideal house, consisting of a single bedroom and a vast dozen-car garage. Gordon Murray, the father of the McLaren F1, though, actually lives that life, confessing in a video tour of his car collection that he lives

Gaming came before racing in Lando Norris' childhood | Planet F1

Lando Norris has revealed gaming, rather than racing, was his first love as a child growing up. The McLaren driver enjoyed a meteoric rise to stardom after taking up competitive karting at the age of seven and was only 19 when he made his Formula 1 debut at the 2019

GM Passed on ZR1's 755-HP V8 for the Cadillac CT5-V Blacking Over Handling, Visibility Issues

The 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing is no shrimp. Its 6.2-liter supercharged LT4 V8 from the last-generation Chevrolet Corvette Z06 produces 668 horsepower and 659 pound-feet of torque; more than enough to trounce its German rivals. But this being the last hurrah for supercharged Cadillac sports sedans, it feels like a

Joe Gibbs Racing, Martin Truex Jr. agree to contract extension

As expected, Joe Gibbs Racing announced Wednesday that it had signed NASCAR Cup Series driver Martin Truex Jr. to a contract extension. In a press release, JGR said Truex would continue to pilot its No. 19 Toyota in the 2022 season “and beyond” but contract terms were not released. “Extending

The real-life racing rogues stranger than fiction

The forthcoming Netflix film linking the world of underworld crime and motorsport plays on a theme that isn’t exactly new. Over the years, several shady figures have attempted to make it in racing before their dubious dealings caught up with them. This week Netflix announced a new film starring John

Renault CEO's racing passion gave Fernando Alonso 'confidence'

Fernando Alonso says the passion for racing held by new Renault CEO Luca de Meo gave him “confidence” in the Alpine F1 team. Alonso is set to return to the series in 2021, having walked away from the sport at the end of an unsuccessful stint with McLaren in 2018.