33 autó, 200 kör, 500 mérföld, 100 futam. Az indianapolisi 500-as holnap beírja magát a történelemkönyvekbe.
On 26 May, 1996, two major open-wheel races were held on United States soil. One was run for the 80th time, the other was a newcomer. One was a bleeding giant, the other is a swift and cheeky foilist. They were in for the fight, yet little did they know both of them were about to lose. This was the Indy 500 vs. the US…
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.
Ten years ago, Formula One nearly wrote itself and everyone involved off from one of the biggest markets it always wanted to conquer - driven by ego and self-interests. Here is what (probably) happened.
I had a thought or two about the show Formula E has to provide and came up with a ‘sound’ idea after a drink.
If you ever want to introduce motorsports to a person not interested in high-octane entertainment, the 1994 Indianapolis 500 is the race to do it. Conquest, tears, divorce, fuel. All in one package.
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.
Following the American open-wheel split of 1996, Indy Racing League was meant to be single-seater NASCAR for ovals. This is what happens when you put one car in a hill climb event.
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.
[UPDATED] Stallone's 2001 CART racing action title, Driven, is by no doubt one of the worst films in the genre ever to hit the silver screens and has become a byword for bad movie-making. Yet the times it is set in were the best ones for open-wheel racing.
Two aspiring, soon-to-be racing teams made their move of getting you involved in competing at the Monaco Grand Prix and/or the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Mash-ups have never sounded this promising, this loud and this fast. What if you let LMP1, IndyCar and F1 cars loose today on the madly banked oval of Monza? Would be the most pointless yet most awesome motor race in history. Great twist: they actually did it.
In the heartland of England, a not much covered press conference took place about probably one of the most exciting racing series in the future. Here are some samples.
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
Before IndyCar launches its cars down in So-Cal, let's have an extended look - i.e. a full race - what F1 racing looked like there many-many years ago.
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.