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Heads continue to roll at Scuderia Ferrari

Filed under: Hirings/Firings/Layoffs, Motorsports, Ferrari It’s a year of restructuring at Ferrari – especially when it comes to the Formula One department. Dissatisfied with the team’s performance of late, parent company Fiat fired Ferrari’s chairman, replaced its team principal twice and brought in another multiple world champion to replace the one it already had. But [...]

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ETC: Bernie Ecclestone’s Christmas card pokes fun at his legal issues

Filed under: Motorsports, Etc., Celebrities, Humor You get the picture pic.twitter.com/Qq85ampDEB – Alan Baldwin (@alanbaldwinf1) December 18, 2014 Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone is now poking fun at the settlement he made with the state of Bavaria following his bribery trial earlier this year. His chosen avenue for this jest? A Christmas card. The card [...]

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Bernie Ecclestone’s Christmas card pokes fun at his legal issues

Filed under: Celebrities, Etc., Humor, Motorsports Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone is now poking fun at the settlement he made with the state of Bavaria following his bribery trial earlier this year. His chosen avenue for this jest? A Christmas card. Continue reading Bernie Ecclestone’s Christmas card pokes fun at his legal issues Bernie Ecclestone’s [...]

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Report: Volvo planning exit from motor racing

Filed under: Motorsports, Volvo Volvo is in the midst of a rebirth of sorts. It’s completely revitalizing its product lineup, it’s rolling out new powertrain technologies, and as it announced just the other day, it’s completely changing directions when it comes to its marketing and sales approach. That will include selling new cars online, pulling [...]

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Teased: KTM renders 320-hp X-Bow GT4

Filed under: Motorsports, Racing About a month ago KTM announced the development of a new racecar in conjunction with Reiter Engineering, which we know mostly from its Lamborghini FIA GT racers. Based on the X-Bow, the renderings so far show the exterior gets a fully enclosed cockpit, some serious wheel arches and a giant wing [...]

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Motorsports: Ferrari picks up ex-Sauber driver Esteban Gutierrez as test pilot

Filed under: Motorsports, Hirings/Firings/Layoffs, Ferrari With McLaren’s long-awaited confirmation of Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button, the grid for the 2015 Formula One World Championship is finally complete. (That is, at least, aside from the bankrupt Caterham and Marussia teams, whose fate for next season still remain open.) But with the big game of musical chairs [...]

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Track Test: Porsche 911 GT3 Cup ANDIAL Edition

Filed under: Motorsports, Coupe, Porsche, First Drives, Specialty, Racing, Autoblog Black There is only one Porsche 911 GT3 Cup ANDIAL Edition on the planet, and its owner is standing patiently in the hot pits at Oklahoma’s Hallett Motor Racing Circuit, watching attentively as his prized possession circles the challenging road course at speed. I’m the [...]

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Video: This is what a 1,200-hp twin-turbo 4-rotor looks like in a Miata

Filed under: Motorsports, Convertible, Performance, Videos, Mazda, Specialty, Racing We’ve seen the diminutive Mazda MX-5 Miata swallow plenty of big engines, but New Zealand drifting ace “Mad Mike” Whiddett is roaring into where-no-man-has-gone-before territory. Wanting to replace his 515-horsepower “MADBUL” RX-7 and its twin-turbocharged, three-rotor 20B engine, his new ride is an NC-series Miata with [...]

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Video: Meet Buster, this 1968 Porsche racecar transporter from Mercedes

Filed under: Motorsports, Classics, Truck, Videos, Commercial Vehicles, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Racing If you’re thinking about Porsche and Mercedes-Benz when it comes to motorsports, your first thought is probably on the two German brands battling on the track. However, for decades, whenever Porsche’s factory team went to compete, a custom Mercedes was right along with them [...]

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Motorsports: Hyundai pulls motorsports in US, parts ways with Rhys Millen Racing

Filed under: Motorsports, Hyundai Automakers don’t necessarily undertake racing programs in proportion to their size. A company like Ferrari or McLaren, for example, may be small, but their racing programs are huge. The inverse could be said of a company like Hyundai, which has grown to rank among the largest automakers in the world, but [...]

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Read This: Young Roger Penske almost became a professional racecar driver

Filed under: Motorsports, Classics, Celebrities, Racing, Read This Roger Penske stands among the most successful team owners in motorsports history. The man seems to have the Midas touch in racing no matter what the discipline with victories in Trans Am, IndyCar, NASCAR and endurance racing over his illustrious career. Plus, he has built a fortune [...]

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Video: Julien Dupont does motorcycle backflips on a rollercoaster

Filed under: Motorsports, Motorcycle, Videos There’s just something incredible about watching a skilled trials motorcycle rider at work. The combination of amazing balance and understanding just the right amount of throttle and brake inputs seems daunting to even begin to learn. Trials rider Julien Dupont shows off some of that expertise in a new video [...]

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