The Grand Prix Masters - featuring some legendary single-seater drivers in equal cars - was a racing series that was destined for massive success but then ultimately went down the drain as most of the start-up initiatives in the motor racing community. Here’s the story of it all from those involved.
I had a thought or two about the show Formula E has to provide and came up with a ‘sound’ idea after a drink.
The Los Angeles Motordrome was one of the fastest tracks on Earth in the early 20th century, rivalling the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. A Hungarian racing entrepreneur, an English bicycle rider and an American oil magnate made it happen. WARNING: heavy use of gifs.
Poor teams dropping out, rich ones threatening to leave, paying drivers trying to sue their way in, core events cancelled - evidence that F1 wasn't racing in the US when all this happened there.
CART is the name of the game, Gil de Ferran is the man, Fontana is the place, Penske is the warhorse and 240mph+ is the register.
Turbo V6s and normally aspirated V12s never sounded so good.
No one has ever achieved the feat of being Formula One World Champion AND IndyCar Champion at the same time, except one man - Nigel Mansell. And here’s how he did it.
Cue Laguna Seca
After IndyCar has been confirmed through 2018 to be the main attraction at one of the most prestigious street races in the world - followed by a pseudo-bidding war with F1 -, American open-wheel racing returns for another round to the west coast city of Long Beach this weekend.
The Internet is a mysterious place where even magnets and miracles are old-school and childish. It is a playground for trolls, people of identity-crisis and for those who just make stuff up. You make make people dead and dead ones alive and make it believable. I ran across something like this just now, and I know it’s…