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Mercedes Put Up Dominant German GP 1-2 Victory As Ferrari Falters Mercedes Put Up Dominant German GP 1-2 Victory As Ferrari Falters

The German Grand Prix was a startling fight with rain taking center stage and producing an intensely interesting race. In an event that saw the pole sitter retire and Lewis Hamilton surge from the back of the grid to the point yet again, it was a seriously great event for all who saw it. The title implications of this…

Judy Stropus Mastered Timing and Scoring in Racing Before Computers Were Cool Judy Stropus Mastered Timing and Scoring in Racing Before Computers Were Cool

If you watch pretty much any form of motorsport, chances are you’ve heard the name Penske. Roger Penske built his racing empire from the ground up in the mid-20th century, and the team has been successful at just about everything they’ve tried. But back in the day, before all the fancy technology came to the fore of…

The IndyCar Season Finale Should Be Held at an Oval: Change My Mind The IndyCar Season Finale Should Be Held at an Oval: Change My Mind

It’s official. IndyCar is swapping its season finale at Sonoma for one at Laguna Seca instead, starting in 2019. A lot of people are stoked. A lot of people are definitely not. And I am definitely one of those people asking IndyCar “what are you doing?!”

Any Car Can Be a Rallycross Car if You Believe in Yourself Any Car Can Be a Rallycross Car if You Believe in Yourself

Driving a Mini Cooper S brings up different conversations depending on where I am. Around the mechanics at work, it’s all questions about reliability. To which I get to explain the joy that of owning basically a high mileage BMW, but with none of the badge or prestige. You can see the commiserating nods over oil…

The Fastest Way Isn't Always The Most Fun At Goodwood 

Like a getaway scene in an old school Brit bank heist film, Grant Williams drives his 1959 Jaguar Mk1 sedan racer at full tilt and only half in control. It’s well known that drifting and sliding is rarely the fastest way to negotiate a circuit, but at Goodwood you’re rewarded for being memorable. If Grant had simply…

Lamborghini Just Restored Its Terrible Formula One Car Lamborghini Just Restored Its Terrible Formula One Car

Apropos of nothing, Lamborghini has returned Minardi M191B chassis #003 to vintage racing duties after a lengthy seven-month restoration by the company’s Polo Storico division. Many of the original 1990s Lamborghini and Minardi staff were involved in the restoration. Polo Storico is dedicated to the preservation and…

Weekend Motorsports Roundup; July 14-15, 2018 Weekend Motorsports Roundup; July 14-15, 2018

Welcome to the Jalopnik Weekend Motorsports Roundup, where we let you know what’s going on in the world of racing, where you can see it, and where you can talk about it all in one convenient place. Where else would you want to spend your weekend?

This Time Attack Toyota AE86 Corolla Used To Live Out In A Field Full Of Goats This Time Attack Toyota AE86 Corolla Used To Live Out In A Field Full Of Goats

The AE86-generation Toyota Corolla is a highly desirable car nowadays, thanks to its starring role in Initial D, the rise of drifting in America and a general renewed interest in good ’80s cars. Colin Frost’s 1987 AE86 looks like the ultimate track weapon now, so you might not expect part of his build to include…

Goodwood Shows No Mercy, Sends Lexus RC F GT3 Up In Flames [UPDATED]

A Lexus RC F GT3 race car caught fire in the paddock at the 2018 Goodwood Festival Of Speed. Driver Scott Pruett is and thankfully unhurt, but the car looks pretty well cooked.

Formula 2 Racer Handed Suspension For Deliberately Hitting Teammate, Texting While Driving Formula 2 Racer Handed Suspension For Deliberately Hitting Teammate, Texting While Driving

Formula 2 Racer and Haas F1 junior driver Santino Ferrucci has been handed multiple penalties for transgressions both on track and off. He received a fine for texting and driving while transitioning to the grid before the race. He was disqualified from today’s sprint race for intentional contact with teammate Arjun…

Lewis Hamilton Makes Incredible Recovery Run In Home British GP Lewis Hamilton Makes Incredible Recovery Run In Home British GP

After setting a new lap record pace in qualifying (video below) and nabbing the pole position for the starting grid of his home Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton was flying high as the red lights went out ahead of the 52-lap Formula One sprint at Silverstone. It only took three corners for everything to be completely…

Why Do Superspeedways Still Have Lower Trackside Seating In The Year 2018? Why Do Superspeedways Still Have Lower Trackside Seating In The Year 2018?

There’s a certain allure to trackside seating at a superspeedway. You’re right there. Bones and teeth rattle every time a car comes careening in front of you, so close you could almost touch it. Sure, you might not be seeing the whole view of the circuit, but for the first time you truly get to see the speed—blink,…

How Liane Engeman Became A Race Car Driver By Waiting At A Bus Stop How Liane Engeman Became A Race Car Driver By Waiting At A Bus Stop

Every so often, there are drivers who burst onto the racing scene with all the brilliance of a supernova, dazzling everyone they come across only to fade off into the distance just afterward with no traces left in the history books of their brilliant presence. Dutch racer Liane Engeman was just one of those people.

Watch This Formula One Driver's Suspension Snap Like It's Made Out Of Cans Of Red Bull

It’s been a tough season for Toro Rosso driver Brendon Hartley. And things just got a whole lot harder during a Saturday morning Formula One free practice session at Silverstone. When, uh, his front-left suspension decided it didn’t feel like working anymore, and he went careening through the gravel and into wall…

NASCAR Controversially Rules Winning Pass Illegal After Driver Dips Below Yellow Line At Daytona

“Out of bounds” almost never applies in NASCAR, but passing below the yellow line at a restrictor-plate race tracks is a no-go. Driver Justin Haley got a harsh reminder of that Friday, when he barely dipped below the line in a bold move for the win and got penalized. But the call, and the rule, could be a lot clearer.

How To Transform A Ran-When-Parked Porsche 912 Into A Long-Distance Rally Car How To Transform A Ran-When-Parked Porsche 912 Into A Long-Distance Rally Car

Safari-style Porsches are the it-car of the moment, embraced by rally hooligans and show bros alike. Now Nico Samaras and Mark Gudaitis plan to take this 1968 Porsche 912 on the 2019 Peking to Paris Motor Challenge to prove it’s not just another pretty Instagram car.

How A Flooded Toyota 86 Got A Second Life As A Race Car For Charity

Recovery from a major natural disaster doesn’t happen overnight. There are still folks along the Gulf Coast who are still struggling to rebuild after Hurricane Harvey tied Hurricane Katrina for the most destructive storm in US history in 2017. So, Robb Holland had an idea: To transform a Toyota 86 flooded during…

A Bunch Of European Truck Racers Out-America'd Me At The Nürburgring

While the high-tech Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo was trying to set a new lap time record on the Nürburgring’s insanely long Nordschleife course, I couldn’t help being distracted by the action happening on over on the grand prix track. Big, rowdy, diesel-belching race trucks were sliding around the curve at the end of the…

What It Was Like To See Pikes Peak's Record Get Obliterated By An Electric Car What It Was Like To See Pikes Peak's Record Get Obliterated By An Electric Car

The Germans aren’t exactly known for being laid-back on a good day, but the morning of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb was particularly stressful.

This Retaliation-Filled NASCAR Finish Was The Best

Nothing was normal about the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway on Sunday, including that a driver who had a 12th-place car most of the race wound up with a lead so big he was almost sure to win. But that was just the beginning, and led to some of the best racing you’ll ever see.

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