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There’s potential for a hybrid version of this 1,800hp EV
Three units will join the race
No fewer than three Honda NSXs will ping their way up the Pikes Peak hill climb next month. Well, we say Honda, but held as it is in Americaland, the NSXs will wear Acura badges for their journey to over 4,000m
Electric power boost will be available on special stages
Hybrid drive has conquered the world of Formula 1 and dominated Le Mans endurance racing for almost a decade. Now, it's getting muddy. Gritty. Icy.Yep, from 2022, the FIA has announced that the World Rally Championship will be contested by
Driver Gaby Dela Merced leads the charge
Tuason Racing officially launched the 2019 Giti-Formula V1 Challenge. The first round was held last May 18, 2019 at the Batangas Racing Circuit.Now on its second year, the homegrown single-seater race program "has developed one of the biggest racing
Niki Lauda talks about his 'reel' world portrayal
NOTE: This interview was originally published in 2012.There are many great moments in Rush, but although the film is a cocktail of fast racing, faster women, old-school male bravado, and general chicanery, Niki Lauda's fiery crash during the 1976
We lost an icon
If we are sometimes too eager to describe sporting figures as 'legends,' Niki Lauda, who has died aged 70, more than qualifies. A triple Formula 1 champion, he was a passionate, clever, and often inspired racer, in the fullest sense of the
He was one of the sport’s fiercest, most outspoken competitors
Niki Lauda has passed away, aged 70.His impact on the world of motorsport has been immeasurable. On the one hand there are his three Formula 1 championships, a feat matched by Ayrton Senna and bettered only by five other drivers.But
Good news for Verstappen fans, but is Zandvoort the kind of track that F1 needs?
Formula 1 is never far from controversy these days, but the latest debate may have surprised a few. With most fans calling for the sport to look backwards and revisit its glory days, you'd expect the return of the Dutch Grand
It’s hard to say who’s having the worst day at this point
We all have bad days at work. But this is a really bad day at work. In a Chinese Touring Car Championship race at the weekend, the safety car driver managed to wipe out the two leading racers after bizarrely sweeping out
The Italian rider will swap his Ducati Desmosedici for an Audi RS5
Racers switching between two and four wheels is a disappointingly rare occurrence nowadays, so it's with great delight we learn a star of MotoGP is having a bash at DTM.Andrea Dovizioso, currently pushing the mighty Marc Marquez hard at bike
Located in Rio de Janeiro
Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro, who was elected toward the end of last year, has tweeted news that the country's grand prix will move to a newly built track in Rio.Interlagos, pictured below, has been a well-loved circuit on the
Honda’s hot hatch is now the fastest FWD production car around that circuit
Honda has deployed the Civic Type R to set a new front-wheel-drive, production-car lap record at the iconic Mount Panorama circuit in Bathurst, Australia. Not the most exciting news, you may think, but the driver was a certain Jenson
Seventeen-year-old Oliver Solberg clearly takes after his rally-racing parents
Think for a moment of what you've inherited from your parents. We'll wait. Now, consider that Oliver Solberg clearly got the 'immense rally driving talent' gene that runs in his family. Not that we're bitter, of course.Oliver is
Plus slick tires and big wings. They’re still hybrids, though
The Toyota Prius is automotive spreadable yeast extract. It's loved by Uber drivers and Dirty Mike and the Boys, but loathed by people who appreciate decent driving dynamics and doors that are a gauge thicker than a sardine can's lid.
At the Suzuka 10 Hours, behind the wheel of a McLaren 720S GT3
Two-time Formula 1 world champion Mika Hakkinen is set to return to racing later this year. Yep, that's the very same Mika Hakkinen who can also be described as a 50-year-old father-of-five. Please be our dad,
Half a century ago, these technological marvels reset the boundaries of speed
Fifty years ago, the technological needle was moved somewhere it had never been before. On April 9, 1969, the first British-made Concorde began its maiden flight and opened the door to the world of supersonic commercial travel. Back on the ground
On driving old race cars, the best part of his job, life after F1, and more
Last weekend, Mercedes celebrated its 125th anniversary in motorsport at Silverstone. Yep, 125 years. Yikes.Unsurprisingly, its current Formula 1 world championand one of its greatest-ever drivers-Lewis Hamilton was in attendance. A superb opportunity to catch up with him, then,
The Spaniard will have another crack at winning the Indy 500 in May
Fernando Alonso seems to be enjoying his life outside of Formula 1. The Spaniard has won Le Mans, launched his own racing team, and-just over a week ago-was hooning Toyota's Dakar Hilux around a desert.Now, another toy. McLaren
BBM Sport specializes in maintaining sports prototypes
Worth watching despite the absence of Mercedes and Ferrari
Ahead of 2019's first Formula 1 race in Australia next week, Netflix has released Formula 1: Drive to Survive, a 10-part documentary that looks back on the previous season's biggest talking points-except for the championship battle between Mercedes
History worth celebrating
Gold organ-stop air vents. That's the way to celebrate your 100th birthday. Yep, Bentley cruises through its first century this year and is having an 18-karat celebration. But there's more. In fact, the British carmaker has built an
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