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Tanner Foust drifts Rockstar Passat around US Cycling TT course

Filed under: Motorsports, Videos, Volkswagen, Sedan, Performance, Racing The USA Cycling Time Trials take place on Saturday in Chattanooga, TN. That’s also where Volkswagen has its US headquarters. So in honor of the event, VW decided to have a little fun involving Tanner Foust and a 900-horsepower Rockstar Drift car. Continue reading Tanner Foust drifts [...]

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Franchitti, Kanaan, and Dixon prank young IndyCar driver

Filed under: Celebrities, Humor, Motorsports, Videos, Chevrolet, Racing In the lead-up to the 2015 Indianapolis 500, Dario Franchitti, Tony Kanaan, and Scott Dixon decided to prank young racecar driver Sage Karam by turning his Chevrolet Camaro into the Karamo. Continue reading Franchitti, Kanaan, and Dixon prank young IndyCar driver Franchitti, Kanaan, and Dixon prank young [...]

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Autoblog’s adventures at the Nurburgring 24-Hour race [spoilers]

Filed under: Motorsports, Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, Mercedes-Benz, Europe, Germany, Racing Autoblog recaps its adventures during ten days in Germany, including the 2015 Nürburgring 24-Hour race, a few more details on the AMG GT3, 1,500 miles in a Mercedes-AMG G65, and life in a Grimm Brothers fairy tale. Continue reading Autoblog’s adventures at the Nurburgring [...]

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Lewis Hamilton signs another three years with Mercedes

Filed under: Hirings/Firings/Layoffs, Motorsports, Mercedes-Benz Reigning Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton has signed a new contract with Mercedes to drive for the next three years. The deal is said to be worth as much as $40 million per season. Continue reading Lewis Hamilton signs another three years with Mercedes Lewis Hamilton signs another three [...]

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Hinchcliffe stable after wreck at Indy [w/video]

Filed under: Motorsports, Safety, United States, Racing James Hinchcliffe suffered serious injuries in practice for the Indianapolis 500 when a suspension failure caused his car to crash into the wall. After undergoing surgery, he’s now in stable condition. Continue reading Hinchcliffe stable after wreck at Indy [w/video] Hinchcliffe stable after wreck at Indy [w/video] originally [...]

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Alpine celebrating 60th anniversary at Goodwood

Filed under: Motorsports, Renault, Specialty Renault’s resurgent Alpine sports car brand will mark its 60th anniversary with a display of classics in the Moving Motor Show at Goodwood next month ahead of this year’s Festival of Speed. Continue reading Alpine celebrating 60th anniversary at Goodwood Alpine celebrating 60th anniversary at Goodwood originally appeared on Autoblog [...]

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Ed Carpenter wreck caps crash-filled practice at Indy

Filed under: Motorsports, Videos, Safety, United States, Racing Ed Carpenter, Josef Newgarden and Helio Castroneves all had their racecars flip during practice for the Indianapolis 500. The crashes forced rules changes from officials for the event’s qualifying. Continue reading Ed Carpenter wreck caps crash-filled practice at Indy Ed Carpenter wreck caps crash-filled practice at Indy [...]

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Ferrari renews partnership with Marlboro [UPDATE]

Filed under: Marketing/Advertising, Motorsports, Ferrari Despite the absence of any discernible branding, Philip Morris International and its Marlboro brand have reportedly renewed their sponsorship of Scuderia Ferrari. Continue reading Ferrari renews partnership with Marlboro [UPDATE] Ferrari renews partnership with Marlboro [UPDATE] originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 18 May 2015 08:27:00 EST. Please see our [...]

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Pre-Race notes from the 2015 Nurburgring 24-Hours

Filed under: Motorsports, Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, Mercedes-Benz, Germany, Racing Autoblog heads to Germany to watch the Nurburgring 24-Hour race with Team Mathol and AMG. Here are some pre-race notes. Continue reading Pre-Race notes from the 2015 Nurburgring 24-Hours Pre-Race notes from the 2015 Nurburgring 24-Hours originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 16 May 2015 [...]

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2015 Nissan Micra Cup First Drive [w/video]

Filed under: Motorsports, Nissan, Canada, First Drives, Hatchback, Budget, Racing Senior Editor Greg Migliore spends a wet day with the Nissan Micra Cup racecar at the Mont-Tremblant circuit in Quebec, Canada. It may only have 109 horsepower, but this affordable little racer offers tons of entertainment. Continue reading 2015 Nissan Micra Cup First Drive [w/video] [...]

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Michelin wants back into F1

Filed under: Motorsports Michelin is interested in replacing Pirelli as Formula One’s exclusive tire supplier, but only if the FIA lets it take its rubber gloves off and switch to 18-inch wheels. Continue reading Michelin wants back into F1 Michelin wants back into F1 originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 14 May 2015 10:46:00 EST. [...]

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2017 Ford GT spied in the raw

Filed under: Motorsports, Ford, Coupe, Performance, Supercars The Ford GT supercar is finally going outside to play, and it has been captured for the first time prowling the streets near Ford’s compound in Dearborn, MI. Continue reading 2017 Ford GT spied in the raw 2017 Ford GT spied in the raw originally appeared on Autoblog [...]

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Watch Sebastien Loeb tackle the Nurburgring

Filed under: Motorsports, Videos, Citroen Sébastien Loeb has conquered the WRC, Pikes Peak, and the Race of Champions. Now he’s out to conquer the Nürburgring in the World Touring Car Championship, and as you can see from this latest video, he’s been practicing. Continue reading Watch Sebastien Loeb tackle the Nurburgring Watch Sebastien Loeb tackle [...]

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Project CARS Video Game Review [w/video]

Filed under: Motorsports, Toys/Games With a single-minded focus on racing, Project CARS takes a simple idea and executes to a tee. It falls short of Forza in some ways, but not many. Continue reading Project CARS Video Game Review [w/video] Project CARS Video Game Review [w/video] originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 11 May 2015 [...]

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2015 Spanish F1 Grand Prix makes its Deutsche mark

Filed under: Motorsports, Ferrari, Infiniti, Lotus, McLaren, Mercedes-Benz, Europe, Racing Autoblog recaps the 2015 Spanish Formula One Grand Prix, where the top four positions remained the same from the grid to the checkered flag, but the Championship might have changed. Continue reading 2015 Spanish F1 Grand Prix makes its Deutsche mark 2015 Spanish F1 Grand [...]

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