The grid is buzzing. All 20 Formula One cars are lining up on the grid for Saturday’s sprint qualifying for the 2021 Brazilian Grand Prix. There’s a long wait—the last driver is taking their sweet time, letting the frontrunners’ tires get cold. The driver in 20th place is—record scratch—Lewis Hamilton.
Lexus works with two well-known racing drivers to craft a pair of modified IS vehicles for this year’s SEMA Show. Townsend Bell and Hiraku Co. build an IS 500 for performance on the street. Scott Pruett and Dsport Magazine make an IS 350 into a car to work on the track. The
A slot car, as defined in the recently published book Slot Car Dreams: The Slot Car Frenzy of the ’60s Beginning to End, is “[a]n electrically-powered model car, guided by a blade or pin running inside a groove in the center of one or multiple lanes routed in wood or
The 2021 Formula 1 championship is turning out to be one for the ages, with Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen locked in a close title fight with just seven races to go. Whichever way the battle goes, this is the strongest showing from Red Bull’s engine partner
Acura and Penske Racing split amicably after a championship-winning 2020 season. Penske Racing, seeking future success at Le Mans, aligned with Porsche to commit to a 2023 LMDh operation. Acura, meanwhile, signed separate deals with long-time Honda Performance Development partners Meyer Shank Racing and former Cadillac stalwarts Wayne Taylor Racing.
Nikolas Tombazis, the FIA’s head of single-seater technical matters, admitted that the 2022 regulation changes may not improve F1’s racing spectacle immediately. With the 2021 season in full flow, the teams have already switched their focus to designing their challengers for next year, with sweeping changes that will see the
Another weekend, another dominant performance by Japanese companies in motorsport. Following its trophy haul from last week, Honda put on another strong showing on Sunday, while its other compatriots also won big on both two and four wheels. The big news was, of course, in Formula 1, where Max Verstappen
Getting the first one out of the way was always going to be the toughest challenge for Bubba Wallace and 23XI Racing and they went two-for-one on Sunday at Pocono Raceway. First top-10.First top-5. To make the accomplishment even sweeter, the performance came in front of team co-owner Michael Jordan,
Jessica Hawkins had a pretty cool job: she was a stunt driver for the live show version of the Fast & Furious—a sort of career goal if you love doing ridiculous things with cars. Filling up an arena with tire smoke wasn’t exactly what she set out to do, however,
Extreme E gains McLaren Racing – taking the number of teams to 10 McLaren Racing has confirmed it will enter Extreme E next year, pitching itself against the likes of Cupra, Andretti Autosport and the two-for-one combo of Lotus and JBXE Racing. The British team is already invested in electrified