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Max Verstappen Only Makes It 8 Laps Into His Home F1 Race Before Retiring

Red Bull Formula One driver Max Verstappen’s home race at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps just ended in heartbreak after only 8 laps. Verstappen is the only driver whose bad luck comes close to McLaren’s wasted talent Fernando Alonso’s, as Max has now had to retire from half of his races so far this season. Read […]

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Amazon Will Ship You a Foam Mattress For Not Much Money Today, With a 120 Night Trial Period

You’re note a true internet user until you’ve purchased a mattress online, and today only, Amazon’s marking this eLuxurySupply 10” dual foam mattress down to just $374-$607, with queens checking in at $517.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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F1’s Sebastian Vettel Signs New Three-Year Contract To Stay At Ferrari

Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel just signed a new three-year contract to stay at Ferrari, reports NBC Sports. Ferrari made the announcement after the final practice session for this weekend’s race at Spa-Francorchamps, confirming what we all expected to happen after Ferrari announced they’d be keeping Vettel’s…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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The Evolution of Rallying Is One Of The Best Motorsport Movies Ever

Choosing the best motorsport movie is a tough decision as there are so many good ones. Everything from documentaries, like Truth in 24 to biographies on Colin McCrae to movies like Rush. I’ve seen most of them but I keep coming back to The Evolution of Rally: 50 Years of Sideways. Read more… Continue Reading […]

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A Definitive List Of Car Books You Just Have To Read 

There are an immeasurable amount of books on motorsports. These few are a some of my favorites because they capture the dream of motorsport. Guys like Donohue, Hunt, Hill, Caracciola and Rosemeyer, Buffum, and Perry McCarthy. Guys that weren’t born into a motorsport family. Guys that found racing on their own and did…Read more… Continue […]

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The Detroit Auto Show Venue Might Soon Not Be Named After A Racist

The Cobo Center, the Detroit convention center that hosts the North American International Auto Show each year—is named for Albert Cobo, the mayor of Detroit from 1950-1957. Cobo was a racist and a bad mayor, and, today, current Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan urged that his name be removed from the venue. Read more… Continue Reading […]

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The Year Chicanes Ruined Formula One

1994 was a depressing year for Formula One. During the third round of the season, the world lost Ayrton Senna and Roland Ratzenberger at the San Marino Grand Prix. At the very next race, Karl Wendlinger’s had a big crash and the FIA asked for series of track safety modifications. This basically means they asked […]

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Lewis Hamilton Smashes The Track Record At Spa-Francorchamps In Qualifying

To no one’s surprise, this year’s faster, crazier Formula One cars smashed the track record at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps. Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton claimed pole for tomorrow’s race with a 1:42.553, setting a new track record and matching Michael Schumacher’s record number of 68 pole positions claimed in F1.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Watch An IndyCar Knock An Official In Pit Lane Off His Feet

One unlucky IndyCar official accidentally got hit by Max Chilton’s No. 8 Chevrolet in Gateway Motorsports Park’s pit lane. Chilton spun while driving down the pits during today’s practice for the Bommarito Auto Group 500, sending him right towards the people standing in a nearby pit box. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Kia Is Awarded Coveted ‘Markie’ Award For Excellence In Marker Lamp Design 

I’m proud to announce that the winner of the 2017 Excellence In Marker Lamp Design award, better known as the ‘Markie,’ has been awarded to the upcoming Kia Stinger GT. The Stinger’s bold, unashamed rear side marker light design is a revelation in the industry, and we’re delighted to give Kia the award this year.Read […]

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VW Dieselgate Engineer Sentenced To 40 Months In American Prison

James Robert Liang—one of the engineers who helped design the defeat device that fooled U.S. emissions regulators into thinking VW TDIs were cleaner than they really were—is the first VW employee to be sentenced in the U.S. for participating in Dieselgate. And boy is he going to pay dearly.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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The McLaren F1 Team Could Finally Get Rid Of Its Terrible, Horrible Honda Engine

As we’ve said many, many, many, many, many times before, the McLaren-Honda Formula One team is not good. The “Honda” part of it is usually what makes the team so catastrophically bad, and the team may get rid of that in 2018 by using only the second-worst engine supplier in F1: Renault.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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