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Top Gear pits V8 supercar against stunt plane, Komatsu tractor

Filed under: Motorsports, Etc., Videos, Holden, Australia, Celebrities, Racing Traditional motorsports pit a bunch of roughly equivalent vehicles over a course to find out which driver has the most skill and which car has the right tweaks to score a victory against the competitors. But Top Gear is anything but traditional. It decided to stage [...]

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Tony Stewart case to be presented to grand jury

Filed under: Motorsports, Government/Legal Upon my review of all of the information contained in the entire investigation, I have made the determination that it would be appropriate to submit the evidence to a grand jury, for their determination as to what action should be taken in this matter. Accordingly, the evidence developed in the investigation [...]

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Geely to provide engines to Formula 4

Filed under: Motorsports, China, MISC, Racing Formula One may get the lion’s share of attention, but it’s far from the only formula racing series. The FIA Formula E Championship just kicked off in China this past weekend, for example – and while FIA President Jean Todt was in town, he also announced the latest engine [...]

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Marcos Ambrose leaving NASCAR for return to Australia [UPDATE]

Filed under: Motorsports, Hirings/Firings/Layoffs, Australia Some racing series attract drivers from around the world, but by and large, NASCAR isn’t one of them. Marco Ambrose is one of the few exceptions, but now, after more than six years competing for the Sprint Cup, he’s calling it quits. The multitalented Australian driver came to America after [...]

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Rowan Atkinson crashes at Goodwood Revival

Filed under: Motorsports, Classics, Ford, UK, Celebrities To quote Harry Hogge (played by Robert Duvall) in Days of Thunder, “rubbin, son, is racin’.” That can mean some unfortunate damage to high-end racing machinery, which may be repaired easily enough in stock car racing, but when it comes to vintage racing, the stakes can be that [...]

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Decelerating from a 390-mph land speed record run might just trigger your fire system

Filed under: Motorsports, Videos, Specialty, Racing Have you ever had one of those days where everything was going smoothly and then, in a split-second, there was utter chaos? Racer Danny Thompson recently got a fantastic story to tell when he was taking his streamlined Challenger II land speed car for a test run. Everything appeared [...]

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Formula E has first big crash in dramatic final-corner battle for victory

Filed under: Motorsports, China, Videos, Racing The electric racing series Formula E has just made its world debut on the streets of Beijing, and some motorsports have gone whole seasons between crashes as dramatic as the last-lap scrap between Nick Heidfeld and Nicolas Prost in China. The incident happened in the last gasps of the [...]

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Tanner Foust checks out his new VW Beetle GRC rally car

Filed under: Motorsports, Performance, Videos, Hatchback, Volkswagen, Celebrities, Racing Racing driver and Top Gear USA host Tanner Foust is a very busy guy. After all, he’s competing in rounds of both Global Rallycross series and FIA World Rallycross Championship, not to mention his TV duties. However, we probably shouldn’t feel too sorry for him, because [...]

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Caterham F1 changes leadership again as Albers steps down

Filed under: Motorsports, Hirings/Firings/Layoffs To say that there’s been some instability at the Caterham F1 team lately would be a gross understatement. Caterham owner Tony Fernandes sold the team a couple of months ago, its team principal Cyril Abiteboul left for Renault, and a consortium of investors took over. They named former F1 driver Christijan [...]

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Michael Schumacher discharged from hospital, will rehab at home

Filed under: Motorsports, Celebrities, Racing Michael Schumacher’s medical progress has been slow but consistently positive over the past several months, and more seemingly good news has arrived in a statement from his manager. The seven-time Formula 1 champion is leaving the hospital in Lausanne, Switzerland, to continue undergoing rehab at his home near Lake Geneva, [...]

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Race Recap: 2014 Italian Grand Prix goes heavy on rescue and recovery

Filed under: Motorsports, Europe, Infiniti, Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, Racing, McLaren In the two weeks it’s taken Formula One to move from Belgium to Italy, fleet-footed rumor has outrun the driver transfer market – Fernando Alonso can’t issue enough denials of a departure from Ferrari, McLaren isn’t sure what it wants to do with its drivers, Lotus [...]

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Williams confirms Massa, Bottas for 2015

Filed under: Motorsports, Hirings/Firings/Layoffs Though you might not know it from the past few years, Williams was once among the most accomplished Formula One teams on the grid. It’s won nine constructors’ championships, seven drivers’ titles and 114 grands prix, putting it behind only Ferrari and McLaren in those tallies. But it’s slipped far from [...]

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Daniel Ricciardo awarded the Trofeo Bandini

Filed under: Motorsports Bragging rights in just about any racing series are typically ironed out on the race track, but in Formula One, there’s one honor that is assigned by more than just checkered flags and podium finishes, and that’s the Trofeo Lorenzo Bandini. Named after the former Ferrari driver who died from injuries sustained [...]

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Race of Champions sets sail for Barbados

Filed under: Motorsports, South America Every year the racing season closes with the annual Race of Champions. The year-end event gives drivers from different racing disciplines a chance to compete against each other on common ground and in identical machinery. And while it doesn’t necessarily move every year, organizers try to bring the action to [...]

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