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The Gordon Murray T.50s Niki Lauda Is a Birthday Tribute To a Legend

When the designer of the McLaren F1 announces he’s making a new hypercar, you pay attention. Such was the case last year when Gordon Murray unveiled the T.50. However, as technologically incredible as that car is, Murray hinted that something even more extreme was coming. And now, it’s finally here, baring a name many Formula …
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How Did Romain Grosjean Survive His Horrific Formula 1 Crash

Over the weekend, millions of Formula 1 fans worldwide tuned in to watch the Bahrain Grand Prix. What seemed like an ordinary race quickly turned a horrific turn as one of the drivers crashed into one of the barriers. The car in question is the HAAS #8 driven by french F1 driver Romain Grosjean. Upon …
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You Can Buy a New 1950s BRM F1 Car With a 591-Hp V16

Automakers aren’t just restoring their beloved classic models anymore. Some high-end marques, like Aston Martin and Bentley, now offer brand-new models built using old-school methods. In the hands of independent companies like Eagle or Pur Sang, such cars would technically still be ‘replicas.’ But when the automaker does it, they’re called ‘continuation cars.’ And it’s …
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What Happens in a Racing Pit Stop?

If you’ve ever watched any racing, no matter what kind, you’ve noticed every once in a while, one of the race cars will pull off of the race track. In these crucial moments, the pit crew works in a rushed frenzy to accomplish several tasks, most of which you might not even realize from watching. …
NUERBURG, GERMANY - OCTOBER 11: Max Verstappen of the Netherlands driving the (33) Aston Martin Red Bull Racing RB16 comes in for a tyre change during the F1 Eifel Grand Prix at Nuerburgring on October 11, 2020 in Nuerburg, Germany. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Beginner’s Guide to Formula 1 Racing

In the US, Formula 1 racing isn’t nearly as popular as it is in some other countries. While we value sports like IMSA racing and NASCAR, Formula 1 is just something different altogether. There is a lot of reasons why Formula 1 should interest you, even if you don’t take any personal stake in a …
A showcase of the five newest McLaren Senna GTR LM's in their classic McLaren F1 GTR liveries.

The McLaren Senna is Named After Someone Special

I’ve always loved the name of the McLaren Senna. It’s beautiful, and it flows well, just like the car itself. I never gave much thought to the name’s origin. It’s not as obvious as the Kia Telluride — which was named after a city called Telluride in Colorado — but instead has a lot more …
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Mercedes-AMG is Killing the Formula 1 Game

When it comes to racing, there are a lot of different kinds. If you want to see exotic cars race, you watch IMSA, if you like Nascar, that’s cool too, but if you want to watch cars expertly designed and crafted to perform, you watch Formula 1. There is just something about watching a Formula …
A Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 car is on display during the 17th Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition

Is Mercedes-Benz a German Car Company?

Many people call Carl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler the fathers of the auto industry. Joining their passion for the automobile industry, the men formed a company. After that, the company built a reputation, and the Mercedes-Benz cars that we see today all came from that history. The iconic carmaker remains proud of Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft’s 1901 Mercedes. Also, Karl Benz’s …
a 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa with a scenic background

Is Ferrari an Italian Car Company?

Ferrari is easily one of the most iconic names in the industry. It’s a legendary race team, a producer of some speedy streetcars, and a worldwide household name. But where did the story of this automobile legend begin? Is Ferrari an Italian car company? Who founded Ferrari? The founder of Ferrari, according to Wikipedia, is …
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Are F1 Race Teams Faking Sponsorships?

Formula 1 racing isn’t all that popular in the United States, especially compared to other forms of racing like Nascar. The industry for Formula 1 racing is still extensive, and there is a lot of money that goes in and out, as you could imagine from a multi-billion dollar racing industry. Regardless of its popularity …

Was Ayrton Senna the Greatest F1 Driver of All Time?

Automotive racing is one of the most revered, fantastic, and dangerous sports of all time and the Formula 1 series is home to what some consider the highest echelon of drivers from all over the world. And while it’s easy to look at statistics and rankings throughout the years and know who is the leader …
Sir Stirling Moss

Remembering Racing Legend Sir Stirling Moss

Many legends and heroes have come out of motorsports. Sometimes, they’re team owners or influential builders, like Enzo Ferrari and Ferruccio Lamborghini. Other times, they’re victorious racers, like Ricky Brabec, the first American to win the Paris-Dakar. Or Mike “The Bike” Hailwood, one of the greatest Isle of Man TT racers ever. And whether it’s …
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How You Can Get Started in Virtual Racing on the Cheap

COVID-19 has impacted much of the automotive world. Sales of new cars are down across the board, as is production. Automotive events have also been canceled or postponed, including many high-profile races. Luckily, a new form of racing is stepping up to fill the void: virtual racing. And you can join in, too.   Can …
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The Best Amazon Prime Car Shows That Aren’t the Grand Tour

Netflix isn’t the only streaming service with automotive programming. After ‘leaving’ Top Gear, Clarkson, Hammond, and May attempted to recreate their formula on Amazon Prime in the form of The Grand Tour. And while the show is now in its 4th season, it’s safe to say their pseudo-juvenile recipe has gotten a little…stale. Exhibit 1: …
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The Best Netflix Car Shows for Enthusiasts

Top Gear used to be the go-to show for car enthusiasts, but not anymore. After offering numerous car-related movies, Netflix has started making its own car shows. And whether you’re a life-long gearhead or someone new to the passion, these shows should be on your ‘to-binge’ list. Drive to Survive In the US, the dominant …