HotCars - Racing | RSS Feed In-depth coverage of the racing world. Tue, 22 Mar 2022 14:00:12 GMT en-US hourly 60 Why Gran Turismo 7 Is Such A Big Deal And How It Needs To Right Its Wrongs
Gran Turismo 7’s launch must be one of the most highly anticipated racing game launches in years. And that is saying something when the likes of Automobalista 2, F1 2021 and more have come and gone in the last year or two. But Gran Turismo 7 marks a big return to form for perhaps the biggest racing game series in the world. The PlayStation exclusive title still has plenty of fans in abundance and the hype surrounding the new game, now on both PS4 and PS5, has certainly been real.

Tue, 22 Mar 2022 14:00:12 GMT
5 Reasons Why Every Gearhead Should Buy A Race Car (5 Reasons Why It's A Bad Idea)
As tempting as buying a cool racing car might be, the pitfalls usually outweigh any benefits, too stiffly sprung for anything other than mirror smooth surface, and too tiresome to drive at regular speeds. Despite those niggling doubts, we want one, who wouldn't jump at the chance of driving the ultimate racer?

Tue, 22 Mar 2022 10:30:12 GMT
2022 Bahrain GP: Have The New Gen F1 Cars Improved Racing?
The first race of the new era of Formula 1 is finally over. After much anticipation, the 2022 F1 season is a go and the first impressions are positive. The new technical regulations of the sport reintroduced a design that was outlawed in the 80s. It now looks to be the solution to F1’s woes of the last couple of decades. The new ground effect cars and the new rules were designed to make F1 cars follow each other more closely to provide better racing. The change seems to have paid off.

Mon, 21 Mar 2022 18:45:12 GMT
NASCAR: William Byron Takes All Three Stages And Wins In Atlanta
William Byron, in a display of masterclass driving, swept the NASCAR Folds of Honor QuickTrip 500 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway this afternoon to win all three stages and the race. Christopher Bell finished P2, with Ross Chastain in P3.

Mon, 21 Mar 2022 15:15:13 GMT
10 Fast Facts About Brad Binder
After a breakout year in Moto2 back in 2019, contending for the championship all year before finally finishing second, KTM made the call to promote Binder to the premier class for the 2020 season.

Sun, 20 Mar 2022 17:31:12 GMT
10 Things We Just Learned About The Targa Florio
For most enthusiasts, the term 'Targa' means a specific type of automobile that features a designed-in roll bar. But to others, the Targa Florio comes to mind, one of the most pivotal open road events in motorsport history. Held on Sicily's narrow and winding roads, the Targa Florio attained its legendary status primarily due to the enormous challenges inherent in circumnavigating and enduring the track.

Sun, 20 Mar 2022 13:30:12 GMT
Dodge Demon Meets Its Match On The Strip Against 7-Second Mustang
The Dodge Demon. It’s one of the most insane factory muscle cars in recent time, or perhaps of all time. According to many of us, it’s the ultimate muscle car that one can count on winning races against other stock muscle cars (emphasis on the word stock). If you take a Demon straight out of the factory gates and bring it to a drag strip, it’ll still be impressive. The 0-60 acceleration of this beautiful machine takes just 2.3 seconds and finishes a quarter-mile run in just 9.6 seconds at a whopping 140 mph.

Fri, 18 Mar 2022 20:00:13 GMT
Formula 1 2022: A Brave New Era Is Finally Here
When Formula 1 announced its new era back in 2019, the aim was to bring the new cars and rules in for the 2020 season. The Covid-19 pandemic pushed that back a year, and now F1 finally enters its brave new era for the 2022 season. These cars are designed specifically to promote better racing, eliminating much of the dirty air the previous generation of cars produced. It sees a return to the ground effect concept last seen in the 1980s, and is perhaps the biggest rule change in some 40 years in Formula 1.

Tue, 15 Mar 2022 18:45:13 GMT
F1 2022: Alpine Hope To Put El Plan Into Action
Alpine might be one of the most curious cases on the Formula 1 grid. The team is still in effect the factory Renault outfit, but for whatever reason the French car company decided to rename its Formula 1 team. Why? Well, no one is really sure. Especially after they signed Fernando Alonso to replace McLaren bound Daniel Ricciardo for the 2021 season. But the fact the team was able to bring Alonso back into F1 was a sign that the Spaniard believed in their ambitions to get back to the front.

Tue, 15 Mar 2022 14:00:13 GMT
NASCAR: Chase Briscoe Takes His First Win At The Ruoff Mortgage 500 Chase Briscoe fought through yellow flags and quite a few kilometers to get his first NASCAR Cup Series win at the Ruoff Mortgage 500 in Phoenix, with Ross Chastain finishing P2 and Tyler Reddick completing the podium.

Mon, 14 Mar 2022 20:51:12 GMT
10 Reasons Why Every Biker Should Watch MotoGP
After the incredible dominance shown by two riders over the course of 20 years in the 4 stroke era, MotoGP had become a two horse race. In 2020, all that changed, after the infamous Rossi vs Marquez battles had dominated the sport for so long Rossi’s challenge had waned, and it was all about who could stop Marquez.

Sun, 13 Mar 2022 17:30:13 GMT
F1 2022: Alpha Tauri Seek To Step Out Of Red Bull’s Shadow
Alpha Tauri is an interesting team. For many years, it was the proving ground for possible Red Bull drivers, being owned by Red Bull of course, and it was of course previously the Toro Rosso team. But things are different now. It is very much the sister team, not junior team, emphasized by the long tenure that Pierre Gasly has had at the team since 2018, bar his half-season at Red Bull in 2019 before he was replaced by Albon.

Fri, 11 Mar 2022 18:00:13 GMT
Watch: Dodge Charger Hellcat On Radials Gets The Hit, Still Can't Beat Tesla Model S Plaid
In a video uploaded to the Tesla Plaid YouTube Channel, a Tesla Model S Plaid takes on a purple Dodge Charger Hellcat at Showtime Drag Strip. It's a good night for drag racing, and the Tesla came to play.

Fri, 11 Mar 2022 03:30:12 GMT
F1 2022: McLaren Look To Fight At The Top
Few would have thought that McLaren would be race winners anytime soon following their disastrous stint with Honda from 2015 to 2017, and after the horrible 2018 when they switched to Renault power. That year wasn’t horrible due to their engine, but because it exposed weaknesses within the team that highlighted the trouble they were in. However, 2019 saw McLaren finish fourth in the championship, and they went one better in 2020 by taking third place, and coming oh so close to winning the 2020 Italian Grand Prix as Carlos Sainz finished second behind Pierre Gasly.

Thu, 10 Mar 2022 14:00:13 GMT
These Are The 10 Coolest Race Cars Ever
Every automaker wants to dominate in motorsports. Motorsports give automakers a platform to showcase their engineering and technological prowess in an environment where they don't have to worry about restrictions typically associated with road-going cars.

Thu, 10 Mar 2022 13:30:12 GMT
Haas F1 Announces Kevin Magnussen's Signing On Multi-Year Deal
The Haas F1 team has pleasantly surprised F1 fans by announcing Kevin Magnussen will return to the team ahead of the 2022 season following the termination of Nikita Mazepin’s contract. Magnussen raced with Haas from 2017-2020 before the team elected to replace him and teammate Romain Grosjean with Mick Schumacher and Mazepin, the latter coming with big backing from sponsor Uralkali. Mazepin was recently sacked following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and Magnussen will step into the VF22 car on Friday afternoon of this week’s Bahrain pre-season test ahead of the 2022 F1 season.

Wed, 09 Mar 2022 22:15:13 GMT
'F1 Manager 2022': Everything We Know About The PC And Console Video Game F1 bosses and managers get in the spotlight all the time, especially for major teams such as Ferrari, Mercedes, and Red Bull. But now, players will soon know what it's like to be a F1 manager themselves. Formula 1 has unveiled a "multi-title" partnership with game developer Frontier Developments to create the long-awaited official F1 Manager 2022 game.

Wed, 09 Mar 2022 21:31:13 GMT
Why Lola’s F1 Factory Team Failed
In the late 1990s, the Lola company was looking to get involved in Formula 1. Not as a customer supplying engines, or as a partner with a team. But as a fully fledged F1 team in its own right. The idea of a Lola F1 team was an incredibly exciting one, and something that Formula 1 was very keen to have. And it looked promising when MasterCard signed up as a big sponsor, the cars were painted in those colors and the team was able to get onto the grid for the 1997 Formula 1 season.

Wed, 09 Mar 2022 15:00:13 GMT
F1 2022: Williams Continue Their Long Rebuild
It's fair to say that Williams hasn’t exactly had a good run of things in Formula 1 for the last few years. The rot really started in 2018, with the team only grabbing a couple of points finishes that year, before scoring just one point in 2019 and no points in 2020. Its early success in the turbo hybrid era was just a distant memory, and things had to change. The Williams family sold the team to Dorilton Capital midway through 2020, and Jost Capito became team principal in 2021.

Tue, 08 Mar 2022 19:50:13 GMT
9 Fast Facts About Danilo Petrucci
Danilo Petrucci recently made headlines as he became the first MotoGP rider to win a stage on the infamously challenging Dakar Rally. It was the highpoint of an incredible rollercoaster ride of a year with KTM, who had just deemed him surplus to requirements at their Tech3 MotoGP feeder team.

Mon, 07 Mar 2022 15:30:12 GMT
Check Out The 2022 BMW M2 CS Racing MotoGP Safety Car
Let us all welcome the newly-released MotoGP safety car, the BMW M2 CS Racing. This most recent acquisition to the BMW M safety vehicle fleet is a pure-bred racecar made into a safety vehicle in the festivity of BMW's celebrations for the 50th anniversary of its founding. The car has a striking BMW M livery, new front lights, and a roof-mounted light bar. It shouldn't be challenging to spot.

Mon, 07 Mar 2022 14:01:12 GMT
F1 2022: Mercedes Look To Make It Nine In A Row
For the first time in the turbo-hybrid era, Mercedes did not win both the drivers and constructors world titles. While they did take an eight consecutive constructors crown, it was Max Verstappen and Red Bull Racing who took the drivers title in the dramatic Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, on the final lap of the race. The manner in which the title was lost rankled with Mercedes, who went into radio silence for several days following the conclusion of the season. Despite that, they could at least celebrate another constructors crown.

Sat, 05 Mar 2022 21:00:12 GMT
10 Things We Just Learned About The Mille Miglia
In the early years of auto racing, the Mille Miglia rose to prominence as one of the premier annual road racing events.

Sat, 05 Mar 2022 17:30:12 GMT
Everything To Know About 2022 F1's Two New Race Directors
Formula 1's hugely controversial conclusion to the 2021 season in the closing moments of the Abu Dhabi season finale seemingly affirmed the fate of its FIA race director Michael Masi. The Australian was center stage to the controversy, which resulted in a divisive victory for Max Verstappen who took his first ever Formula 1 championship victory.

Sat, 05 Mar 2022 00:00:12 GMT
F1 2022: Red Bull Go Aggressive For The New Era
The 2021 Formula 1 season will of course be remembered for the epic contest between Mercedes and Red Bull and Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen. The championship got incredibly heated between both the teams and the drivers, but in the end it was Verstappen who prevailed in that insane final round in Abu Dhabi, with Mercedes seemingly taking little consolation from winning an eight consecutive constructors' championship. Heading into 2022, it will be the Red Bull of Verstappen that carries the number one, the first time we have seen that number since 2014 on the Red Bull of Sebastian Vettel.

Fri, 04 Mar 2022 20:00:13 GMT
10 Best Motorsports Instagram Channels We Follow Apart from YouTube, Instagram has been the go-to platform for gearheads who enjoy HD videos and vivid pictures of automobiles over the years. While there are general automobile handles like the HotCars gram channel, there are other niche handles too with interests like classic cars, muscle cars, hotrods, exotic cars, and motorsports.

Thu, 03 Mar 2022 21:30:12 GMT
Everything To Know About Supercars TV Presenter Riana Crehan Supercars Media recently confirmed the surprise return of TV reporter Riana Crehan to the Supercars paddock, ahead of the first event of the year at the Sydney Motorsport Park on the March 4-6 weekend. It will be broadcast live on both Fox Sports and the Seven Network.

Wed, 02 Mar 2022 23:01:13 GMT
F1 2022: Alfa Romeo Look To Rebuild
Alfa Romeo haven’t exactly had the best time in Formula 1 in the last couple of years. The renamed Sauber team was fairly well rooted in F1’s midfield back in 2019, but the 2020 and 2021 seasons saw Alfa Romeo finish no higher than eight in the championship, and it finished 2021 ninth, ahead of only the Haas outfit. Things have certainly changed for the team as Formula 1 heads into its new era in 2022. A smart new livery on its C42 F1 car was just one of the changes ahead of this season.

Wed, 02 Mar 2022 19:00:13 GMT
How Verstappen Can Build His Own Dynasty At Red Bull
The manner in which Max Verstappen won the 2021 Formula 1 World Championship was certainly controversial, as well as being dramatic. And it was also a very worthy championship for a driver who was able to take home the spoils in his first season as a true championship contender. It was the culmination of a lot of work between himself and his Red Bull team, stretching right back to his debut with Toro Rosso back in 2015. For Verstappen, it has been incredibly journey in F1 so far.

Mon, 28 Feb 2022 21:21:13 GMT
Audi Gets Set For The Next Challenge With Its RS Q e-tron
Audi made waves in the 2022 Dakar Rally with its incredible electric RS Q e-tron, the first all-electric car to compete in the prestigious event. The Dakar rally is one of motorsports most grueling events and is one of the most brutal tests for both man and machine. The 2022 Dakar Rally marked quite the return for Audi in global rally competition as it took on the might of rivals such as Toyota. Audi calls the car the most complex in its history, and driven by Stephane Peterhansel and Carlos Sainz, Audi made waves and worried rivals.

Mon, 28 Feb 2022 19:45:13 GMT
NASCAR: An Eventful Race Sees Kyle Larson Take The Checkered Flag Mon, 28 Feb 2022 14:00:12 GMT Here's What F1 Doesn't Want You To Know About Michael Schumacher
Michael Schumacher is a Formula One legend and probably one of the reasons why the sport is so popular. Many fans put him on a pedestal, but he is not without flaws. He has a winning attitude and his popularity made him not just well-loved but also a controversial figure.

Mon, 28 Feb 2022 02:12:56 GMT
F1 2022: Haas Need To Reclaim Respectability
The 2022 Formula 1 season is already not far away, and the first pre-season test has come and gone. It gave us a chance to see the new 2022 cars in action for the first time, and for the most part, things went well for most teams. However, one team that really struggled for reliability was that of the Haas F1 team. The team struggled to show any real pace, but that’s simply because the team was plagued by all manner of reliability issues, and then got dragged into the Ukraine-Russia crisis.

Sun, 27 Feb 2022 19:00:12 GMT
Haas Removes Uralkali Branding From F1 Car During Testing In light of the recent Russian invasion of Ukraine, Formula 1 team Haas has announced that it will run an all-white livery for the final pre-season day at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

Fri, 25 Feb 2022 23:06:12 GMT
What We Can Expect From The 2022 Season Of Isle Of Man TT
The Isle Of Man TT is considered to be the greatest motorsport event out there. A tiny peaceful island in the cold Irish Sea is converted into the most challenging racetrack for aspiring racers. And yes, it's true. You need guts of steel to get going on this unpredictable racetrack that is a closed-out public road.

Fri, 25 Feb 2022 15:00:12 GMT
F1 2022: Ferrari Must Get Back To Winning Ways
There is no glossing over the fact that Ferrari had a horrible 2020 Formula 1 season. The FIA directives issued in response to their engine power in 2019 hurt them badly, and that year's SF1000 was a truly terrible car that was only able to take three podium finishes in the entirety of that 17 race season. The 2021 season then was all about rebuilding, and it was able to leap from 6th to 3rd in the world constructors' championship. New signing Carlos Sainz took four podiums, while Charles Leclerc took pole position in Monaco and Baku and nearly won the British Grand Prix.

Fri, 25 Feb 2022 14:00:13 GMT
This Turbo Silverado Is A Rocket On The Drag Strip
Everyone loves an underdog. And drag facing fans are no exception. In this high octane sport we've come to expect the unexpected. David and Goliath sprint races are fun to watch. There's something really satisfying about watching— what should be an outright winner on paper—getting completely crushed on the quarter mile by an inconspicuous, innocent-looking outsider.

Wed, 23 Feb 2022 23:00:12 GMT
2022 Extreme E: McLaren's Off-Road Debut Gets Off To Flying Start Last weekend marked a whole new chapter for McLaren Racing in the Extreme E championship. McLaren is no stranger to venturing into different motorsport categories, famed for its domination of the short-lived Can-Am championship, various entries into the 24 hours of Le Mans and increasing presence in IndyCar. The Zak Brown-led organization is also reportedly looking into taking over the Mercedes EQ Formula E team.

Wed, 23 Feb 2022 20:30:12 GMT
Why The Yamaha Factory Team Will No Longer Take Part In The Dakar And FIM Rally Series
The Dakar Rally is one of the toughest motorsport events, held every year. Yamaha has opted to cease its Dakar bike category operations after being a part of the sports event since its inception in 1979. The blue-liveried Japanese bike manufacturer has claimed nine Dakar bike titles over the years, but after an unbelievable stroke of poor luck, Yamaha will exit the sport. Now the Japanese two-wheeler giant looks to focus its efforts in other ways another way. While the Yamaha Factory Team will exit the Bikes category, Yamaha will shift focus on to the Side-By-Side category in the Dakar.

Wed, 23 Feb 2022 17:46:12 GMT
2022 Formula 1: Alpine F1 Team Presents A522 Challenger
The BWT Alpine Formula 1 Team has launched its A522 car for the 2022 Formula 1 season. As in 2021, Alpine will have two-time world champion Fernando Alonso and 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix winner Esteban Ocon at the wheel of the cars for 2022. The new A522 features the famous pink of BWT, which joins the team for 2022 as title sponsor, along with new team principal Otmar Szafnauer who has moved over from the Aston Martin F1 team. Alpine also showed off a special livery for the first two races of 2022.

Mon, 21 Feb 2022 23:15:13 GMT
20 Celebrities Who Also Race Cars
There are celebrities taking part in various sports at charity events, whether it's golf or tennis or some other calming activity. However, the celebrities we're going to focus on are of a different breed. With every generation, there has always been a handful of thrill-seeking celebrities around, and they aren't satisfied with just fame and fortune, they want to feel the adrenaline rushing through their veins, and racing is the perfect activity to make one feel alive.

Mon, 21 Feb 2022 19:30:13 GMT
Watch Three Mitsubishi Lancer Evos Drag Race
The Mitsubishi Evo is one of the most iconic JDM cars. Fueled by a legendary rivalry with Subaru's WRX STI, the rally-bred vehicle had a successful 24-year run, with ten generations built between 1992 and 2016, when the final one came off the production line. Mitsubishi's enthusiasts rejoiced when the manufacturer announced the Ralliart's resurrection, but the company's CEO ruled out the possibility of a new Evo.

Sun, 20 Feb 2022 00:00:12 GMT
These Are Some Of The Most Influential Rally Drivers Of All TIme
Amongst many racing circles, one would be hard-pressed to argue there is a more talented group of drivers than F1 racers. F1 drivers are well aware of their car's limitations and are capable of pushing them to the very edge of their full potential. However, it can be undoubtedly said that the most fearless drivers compete in the World Rally Championships.

Sat, 19 Feb 2022 18:15:12 GMT
Michael Andretti Submits Application For New Formula 1 Team In 2024 Michael Andretti is all set to enter Formula 1 with a brand new team in 2024, according to father Mario Andretti.

Sat, 19 Feb 2022 16:30:12 GMT
Why Aston Martin Has To Get It Right In F1 2022
Aston Martin recently took the covers off its AMR22 challenger for the 2022 Formula 1 season. As we saw in 2021, the car will be driven by four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel and three-time podium sitter Lance Stroll. The new car is incredibly different to what we saw from Formula 1 in 2021, with the new cars showing just what a dramatic change they have had on the cars appearance. And the 2022 season is going to be a massively important one for the Aston Martin team.

Sat, 19 Feb 2022 15:00:12 GMT
Lewis Hamilton And George Russell: Analyzing Their Dynamic Going Into F1 2022 Sir Lewis Hamilton has to all appearances confirmed his 'return' to Formula 1 after a lengthy public absence since the controversial end to last year's season finale in Abu Dhabi. Naturally, many speculated on the certainty of his F1 future.

Sat, 19 Feb 2022 01:00:12 GMT
Here's What We Love About The 1976 Kemp Mustang Cobra II Race Car
When it comes to the background and history, we all know pretty much everything about the Mustang nameplate. Designed as a sports car in the early 60s, the Ford Mustang practically ate up the sales back in the day, much to Chevrolet's dismay. It even launched a whole new genre of automobiles, the mighty pony cars that will continue to come out in record numbers.

Fri, 18 Feb 2022 17:16:12 GMT
Here's What We Love About The 2012 Mercedes SLS GT3 Race Car
The global fascination with racing cars has been growing over the years. After the 2000s, we've seen many sports vehicles come off the production lines of prominent automobile brands, and most of them were not suitable for the street. Considering the newer exotic sports cars gained more powerful specs every year, we may say it's a good thing that we couldn't test them on the street.

Thu, 17 Feb 2022 19:15:14 GMT
This Will Be The Impact Of The New 2022 F1 Sporting Regulations
Formula One fans around the world eagerly anticipate the upcoming 2022 season with an all new generation of cars. However, FIA, the sport’s governing body has recently been under scrutiny themselves, following many questionable decisions and inconsistent enforcement of the rules in 2021. The F1 Commission gathered recently with the newly-elected FIA President, Mohammed Ben to discuss the path forward. Following the 2021 season, we highlighted some issues that needed to be addressed, and the FIA seem to have had similar ideas.

Tue, 15 Feb 2022 20:00:14 GMT
Why We Think Haas Has The Best-Looking 2022 Formula 1 Car
Haas has released a set of digital illustrations depicting its VF-22 Formula One vehicle, which will be the first to be developed under the new technical regulations that will take effect in 2022. All teams will have a fresh start to modify their vehicles and restructure their fortunes under the new rules, and Haas will be keen to take advantage of that change in particular. The car has been a long-standing of the Haas team. The vehicle has a ground effect floor, streamlined front wing, and spectacular rear wing, as well as new Pirelli 18-inch tires, in compliance with FIA and Formula One standards and to promote tighter racing.

Sat, 12 Feb 2022 22:00:12 GMT
1970 Chevy Chevelle Vs 1972 Dodge Demon Is A Good Old American Showdown
Muscle car rivalries have been a staple of American culture, especially when talking about drag races. A classic muscle car rivalry that exists to this day is between Dodge and Chevrolet. Specifically, The 1970 Chevy Chevelle SS against the 1972 Dodge Dart Demon started a grudge match that continues with the current muscle car offerings.

Sat, 12 Feb 2022 04:15:11 GMT
Ford V Dodge: Watch This Charger Drag Race The Fusion AWD
As a racer, a Fusion Sport built for safety might not carry the same cachet as a Dodge Charger, but YouTuber Sam CarLegion is hellbent on finding out how well this Ford would hold up to one of North America's most cherished muscle cars. The legacy surrounding the Fusion, especially the recently-discontinued Sport, isn't great. In 2019, the automaker recalled several Mexican-built 2006-2009 Fusions. Transmission issues also dogged Fusions as early as 2010. Despite those shortcomings, and in a video released Thursday, CarLegion still found out this Ford a worthwhile contender to line up against the Dodge.

Sat, 12 Feb 2022 03:50:12 GMT
Why Maserati Is The First Italian Brand To Enter Formula E In 2023 Maserati has been busy in a different way in the past few years. The Italian luxury carmaker signaled that it intends to do things differently from the past with the unveiling of the Ghibli Hybrid in July 2020. The vehicle was the carmaker’s way of entering the world of electrification without betraying its core philosophy and values.

Fri, 11 Feb 2022 22:00:12 GMT
You Can Modify These Cheap American Cars Into Deadly Track Weapons
When it comes to American cars, most that have rolled off the assembly line weren't ever destined to clip the apex on a tight racetrack. This being said, with enough modifications, you can whip any car into shape...well, almost any car (we're looking at you muscle cars).

Fri, 11 Feb 2022 21:30:12 GMT
Floyd Mayweather's NASCAR Venture: Here's Everything We Know About The Money Team Racing In recent years celebrities such as Micheal Jordan and Pitbull have bought ownership stakes in NASCAR teams, but by no means does this secure their success. Floyd Mayweather may be one of the greatest boxers ever, but even that doesn't carry over to every sport. Motorsport not only relies on the skills of the driver but also team management, engineers, and pit crew.

Fri, 11 Feb 2022 01:00:12 GMT
Here's Why The 2022 WRC Could Be The Most Exciting Season In Decades
With the last few years of motorsport being decimated by the pandemic, fans around the world are eagerly awaiting the return of their favorite series in 2022. The World Rally Championship in 2020 and 2021 saw shortened seasons, many canceled events, and heavy restrictions placed on spectators. Now, with restrictions in most places easing, it's back in full swing for the new season. Things kicked off in a drama-filled event in Monte Carlo in January, with semi-retired rally legend Seb Loeb taking the win after a closely-fought battle with 2021 titleholder Seb Ogier.

Thu, 10 Feb 2022 01:30:12 GMT
Details Surrounding The Ford Escort RS Cosworth's Scrapped Third Wing Design
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The Ford Escort RS Cosworth was a rally homologation special, built to qualify for the Group A World Rally Championship. The car's known for its large whale-tail rear spoiler, but it's a little known fact that this wing was designed differently in the concept phase.

Wed, 09 Feb 2022 23:00:12 GMT
2022 Formula 1: Red Bull Reveals All-New RB18 Challenger
Red Bull Racing revealed their RB18 F1 car, which they hope will allow Max Verstappen to defend his 2021 Drivers' title, plus allow the team to take their first Constructors' title since 2013. The RB18 is the first of F1’s big hitters to reveal their cars, following the launch of the Haas VF22 a week ago. Red Bull also announced that US tech-giant Oracle will become a title sponsor of the team for at least five years. Verstappen will again have Grand Prix winner Sergio Perez as his teammate.

Wed, 09 Feb 2022 21:30:15 GMT
1969 Camaro ZL1 Vs 1969 GTO Delivers Close Race Between Two Classic Muscles
A 1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 went up against a Pontiac GTO RAIV from the same year in an epic and competitive epic drag race. The coverage on the Cars And Zebras YouTube channel is pretty exhilarating as the 1969 muscle cars offer viewers a close race.

Tue, 08 Feb 2022 02:00:12 GMT
Comparing Rally Legends: Audi Quattro Vs Lancia Delta HF Integrale
Not many sports cars exist that can boast such a rich motorsport history as the Audi Quattro and the Lancia Delta HF Integrale. Indeed, these fire-breathing legends dominated the world rally scene at the time. What’s more, they encapsulate the excitement, thrills, and glamour of motorsport in the 1980s.

Tue, 08 Feb 2022 00:00:25 GMT
Ford Bronco Dominates Class In 2022 King Of The Hammers With 1-2-3 Win
Ford unveiled the Bronco Raptor as its new hardcore performance off-roader. It is more capable and more durable than a standard Bronco, thanks to a number of elite off-road technology and hardware. As if to prove that the Bronco Raptor has the goods to take the off-road SUV to new heights, three Bronco 4600 racers overwhelmed their class in the 2022 King of the Hammers with a 1-2-3 finish.

Sun, 06 Feb 2022 14:45:11 GMT
How Esteban Ocon Re-established Himself In F1 2021
There was a time when it looked like Esteban Ocon was almost a shoe in for a seat at the Mercedes F1 team, after he impressed many at Force India in 2017 and 2018. A year on the sidelines in 2019 meant he had to be patient, but he got his F1 return in 2020, although it was with Renault and not Mercedes. But Ocon was back on the grid, and paired with Daniel Ricciardo, it looked like Renault had a fearsome lineup.

Sat, 05 Feb 2022 23:00:12 GMT
Why Alpine Could Fight For The F1 World Title In 2022
Alpine might just be one of the most curious cases on the F1 grid. The French team, based in the United Kingdom, has been through a bit of upheaval in recent times with the departure of team boss Marcin Budkowski in January 2022 and of course the rebranding from Renault to Alpine from 2020-2022 will have altered the perception of the team. But its 2021 campaign was solid, consolidating the fifth place it took in the 2022 championship and taking an incredible victory with Esteban Ocon at the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Sat, 05 Feb 2022 18:00:12 GMT
10 Facts You Probably Forgot About Mario Andretti
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In the world of motorsports, Mario Gabriele Andretti needs little introduction. He is a former American racing driver of Italian ancestry. At 14, he became hooked on racing after watching Alberto Ascari compete in the Italian Grand Prix at Monza. He grew up to be one of the Motorsports' most famous figures, even surpassing his hero.

Sat, 05 Feb 2022 04:31:12 GMT
Antonio Giovinazzi Has Rocky Formula E Start After Competing In Formula 1 Former Alfa Romeo F1 driver Antonio Giovinazzi endured a distinctly sub-optimal debut weekend in Formula E, one which by that measure merely mirrors his F1 race debut. But there are crucial aspects which make his latest series inception discouraging.

Fri, 04 Feb 2022 23:15:13 GMT
Haas VF-22 Revealed As 2022 Formula 1 Livery
Formula 1’s launch season is in full swing, with the Haas F1 team launching the VF22. This is the first car of F1’s new era to break cover, with the cars now specifically designed to promote better racing. As in 2021, the Haas cars will have Nikita Mazepin, who’s sponsor Uralkali is again adorning the car, and Mick Schumacher at the wheel. The pair will be hoping that the VF22 is a big step-up on the VF21, which scored no points across the whole campaign last year.

Fri, 04 Feb 2022 22:00:14 GMT
Check Out The KTM MotoGP 2022 Race Bikes
MotoGP has been dominated by the presence of Japanese and Italian constructors. But off late, the Austrian marquee, KTM has been clawing up the ranks with its campaign in the apex level of motorcycle track racing. Following a 2021 campaign which the team boss classified as “incredibly successful”, KTM has taken the wraps off its race bikes for the 2022 season. The team hopes that it will build on the success of last year's performance. The machinery the two teams — Red Bull KTM Factory Team and Tech3 KTM Factory Team, will operate this year look impressive, to say the least.

Fri, 04 Feb 2022 20:00:12 GMT
5 Things That Made F1 2021 The Greatest Season Ever (5 Things We Want In 2022)
Formula 1 had the best season it has had in years in 2021. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen deservedly triumphed after an intense, bitter, and thrilling championship fight with seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton and his Mercedes team. It’s the first time the title fight has gone down to the wire since it was Hamilton vs Nico Rosberg in 2016. F1 has marketed it as “a season like no other” and it really was that, and it ended in a way that only the 2021 title battle could end. The 2021 season had it all.

Fri, 04 Feb 2022 00:30:12 GMT
10 Fast Facts About Darrell Waltrip
Darrell Waltrip is one of the biggest figures in NASCAR, and an unlikely fan favorite. A driver who got himself to the highest level of stock car racing through hard work and skill, his outspoken and aggressive nature earned him dislike from fans throughout most of his career that changed to love as he became a cagey veteran. He went on to a highly-successful broadcasting career, remaining a fan-favorite in the booth.

Thu, 03 Feb 2022 17:31:12 GMT
10 Fast Facts About Smokey Yunick
The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, better known as NASCAR, has over time become one of the most prestigious motorsports events in the world. There are several reasons for this, and one of them can be attributed to the contributions of racing enthusiasts, which include those of the legendary American professional stock car racing crew chief, engine builder, car designer, and driver who is popularly known as “Smokey.” Notably, Yunick’s foray into motorsports officially started in the ‘50s, and it spanned several decades before he eventually retired from the sport.

Wed, 02 Feb 2022 13:31:25 GMT
This Is Ducati’s Look For The 2022 MotoGP Season
Ducati had perhaps one of the strongest seasons of any manufacturer and team in MotoGP in 2021. The Italian bike company comfortably won both the teams championships with its factory team, and the constructors' championship as well, while its Pramac satellite team placed fourth in the teams standings. Factory riders Jack Miller and Francesco Bagnaia were just a little too inconsistent to beat Fabio Quartararo to the title. Although a crash from Bagnaia while leading at Misano late in the season ultimately cost the Italian a legitimate shot at snatching the title from Yamaha’s Quartararo.

Tue, 01 Feb 2022 22:00:13 GMT
10 Tips To Make You A Better Sim Racer
Sim racing is a great way to experience the thrills of motorsports without the expensive spills. Its popularity has grown to a global scale, to the point where it is now recognized as an Olympic sport. Because it is very much accessible to everyone, the diversity of players is insane, ranging from casual gamers to real-life professional racing drivers who like to stay sharp during their season breaks.

Tue, 01 Feb 2022 18:30:06 GMT
1970 Buick Skylark Vs 1963 Studebaker Avanti Is Classic Competitive Drag Racing
YouTube channel Cars And Zebras has posted a video that shows the battle between two classic cars at the Mid Michigan Motorplex. Watch the clip to see a 1970 Buick Skylark take on a 1963 Studebaker Avanti, after three rounds, only one car can come out on top, and it's clear that both cars are up to the challenge.

Tue, 01 Feb 2022 02:00:50 GMT
This Is Why Carlos Sainz Could Beat Charles Leclerc In 2022
Ferrari dropping Sebastian Vettel for the 2021 F1 season raised plenty of eyebrows. Ferrari signing Carlos Sainz from McLaren to replace Vettel was also a highly intriguing move. Not least because it looked like Sainz was building himself a long-term home at McLaren, and to jump ship from there to Charles Leclercs team seemed like driving into a hornets nest. Even more so when the Sainz-Lando Norris dynamic at McLaren was working so well. Plus, given the flux Ferrari ended up in during 2020, many wondered if it was even the right move for Sainz.

Mon, 31 Jan 2022 19:00:12 GMT
The Time Ayrton Senna Saved A Fellow Driver's Life The 1992 Belgian Grand Prix would be rather unusually remembered by an incident in Friday practice. An incident which, thankfully, wasn't a tragedy, as so many incidents in the years preceding and following turned out to be.

Sun, 30 Jan 2022 01:01:12 GMT
Why The Last Generation Of F1 Cars Were Flawed Masterpieces
Formula 1 is entering a brave new era in 2022. The high-downforce, dirty air ridden machines of 2017-2021 are a thing of the past. Incoming are some still very fast, but hopefully much more raceable cars that have been specifically designed to produce better racing. The vast majority of the downforce on these cars will come from the underside of the car, meaning we are effectively heading for a return of ground effect. Plus, this means much more simplified aero over all the bodywork surfaces of the cars and a potential shake up of the field that could see teams like Aston Martin at the front.

Sat, 29 Jan 2022 17:00:12 GMT
10 Group B Rally Monsters That Couldn't Be Tamed
Rallying could be described as a very acquired spectator sport, hours spent hanging around, usually in the cold, alongside a desolate rutted dirt road waiting for the competitors to appear as they roar past in a hail of gravel and mud, only to simply disappear within the blink of an eye. It may sound like a tedious endeavor, but there is something truly magical about the experience, something that stirs the soul and reminds motorsport fans about the reasons why they bother.

Sat, 29 Jan 2022 14:30:12 GMT
Supercharged Mustang Meets Its Match In A Drag Race: A Challenger Hellcat
The Ford Mustang versus the Dodge Challenger is a rivalry that has been going on for over 50 years. Ford's iconic pony cars consistently outsell the Challenger in recent years. However, Dodge sold more Challengers in 2021 than Ford sold Mustangs.

Fri, 28 Jan 2022 23:00:13 GMT
A Coyote-Powered Ford Mustang GT3 Is Coming In 2024
There are various global competitions that Ford is currently not invested in, such as GT3 racing. But that will change in the next two years, as its Ford Performance division is preparing a new incredible GT3 race car for competition in 2024 – the all-new Mustang GT3 racer.

Fri, 28 Jan 2022 22:45:11 GMT
Kimi Raikkonen Shifts To Kawasaki MXGP Team Principal Role Kimi Raikonnen is one of the more accomplished Formula 1 drivers in the world. After around 20 years (with two inactive years) in F1, “The Iceman” retired from the motorsport at the end of the 2021 season. Kimi, however, has not totally left the world of motorsport. He has shifted from four wheels to two, now serving as the team principal of the factory Kawasaki Racing Team (KRT) for the Motocross Grand Prix (MXGP class).

Fri, 28 Jan 2022 20:50:12 GMT
This Ford Puma Hybrid Will Race In The 2022 World Rally Championship
After a full decade competing at the highest level Ford have retired their Fiesta WRC rally car and are set to replace it with the Puma Hybrid.

Thu, 27 Jan 2022 19:00:13 GMT
25 Times Racing Teams Cheated So Well They Deserved Their Trophies
The term 'cheating' doesn't really apply to racing. Now, before anyone starts complaining and lecturing us about the purity of true champions, let us explain. Every race team out there has to push as far as they possibly can in order to win. This doesn't just mean pushing the car and the driver to their limits, but also the interpretation of the rules and how the regulations are applied to the cars they put on the track. In the words of Darrell Waltrip, after he got caught for using nitrous oxide in the 1976 Daytona 500: "If you don't cheat, you look like an idiot. If you do it and you don't get caught, you look like a hero. If you do it and get caught, you look like a dope. Put me in the category where I belong."

Tue, 25 Jan 2022 19:30:12 GMT
Ranking The Fastest Cars In Forza Horizon 5
Forza is one of the most successful automotive racing games to date, spawning two different types of games. First, the Gran Turismo rivaling Motorsport series, which is currently in its 7th iteration and is more focused on track racing. And the second – a spin-off launched in 2012 for the more casual player, called Horizon. The Horizon series became an instant hit and now, nine years after that, Horizon 5 has graced our consoles and PCs.

Tue, 25 Jan 2022 01:30:12 GMT
Just How Insane Was The 1997 Subaru Impreza S3 WRC As A Rally Car
With the Subaru Impreza winning a grand total of 162 championships around the world, it is not surprising that the Impreza has won six WRC titles in eight years. Many people believe that the 1997 Subaru Impreza S3 WRX was Impreza at its peak, while others believe it was Subaru at its peak, and still others believe it was rally cars at their peak.

Mon, 24 Jan 2022 14:00:12 GMT
24 Hours Of Le Mans: What Every Serious Gearhead Should Know About The Iconic Endurance Race
In 1923, a motoring organization– Automobile Club de l'Ouest (AOC) - started the 24 hours of Le Mans race. The purpose of the race was for manufacturers to test the reliability of their cars and to promote the automobile industry. What started in 1923 as a mere race has become an essential piece of car culture and history. Apart from the Formula 1 race, the 24 Hours of Le Mans is probably the most popular car race globally.

Mon, 24 Jan 2022 02:30:12 GMT
Here's How Audi RS Q E-Tron's Dakar Success Ushered A New Era Of Rallying
Audi marked its return to rallying by competing in and completing the ultra-tough 2022 Dakar Rally. This is the undeniable proof that rallying still resides within Audi’s veins. In fact, the German premium carmaker is credited with revolutionizing the world of rallying in the early 1980s with its four-wheel drive Audi Quattro.

Sun, 23 Jan 2022 23:30:12 GMT
Here's How Much Money F1's Top Drivers Make Today Formula 1 drivers are among the most high profile athletes in the world racing for some of the most prestigious brands in the world—think Ferrari and Aston Martin. With that stature comes a super high profile lifestyle that in the past at least was kept under wraps by the majority of those lucky enough to race at motorsport's pinnacle.

Sat, 22 Jan 2022 23:00:12 GMT
10 Cheap Sports Cars Owned And Driven By Pro Race Car Drivers
Racing cars is the ultimate dream for most gearheads. That is because, even if you can afford to buy a one-off McLaren Senna or Ferrari Enzo, chances of you pushing this car to the limits are very slim. You need a race car and proper racing skills to be able to extract the most out of those supped-up vehicles.

Thu, 20 Jan 2022 03:49:29 GMT
25 Things Gearheads Should Know About NASCAR Race Cars
While Formula 1, drifting, and rally-cross has grown more popular in recent years, NASCAR still reigns supreme in the land of the free. Stock-car racing has gone through some radical changes since the early days in the late 1940s. In 1947, the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) was formed to create standards and rules for stock-car racing, as well as a system for selecting a national champion based on performance at races across the country. The early races were held on dirt tracks that quickly developed bumps and ruts during the race. The unmodified stock cars were not built for that type of abuse, so NASCAR decided to allow modifications that improved durability.

Wed, 19 Jan 2022 19:30:12 GMT
Check Out The 2022 Hyundai i20 WRC Hybrid Rally Car
FIA is slowly evolving WRC into an all-electric era. A direct jump would be a shocker for both fans and competing entries. So, they are taking it step-by-step with the immediate change being the introduction of a hybrid powertrain that will allow rally cars to cater to a new set of rules that also includes electric-only zones on the dirt-driven track. And Hyundai is the first automaker to showcase its contender of the hybrid era.

Wed, 19 Jan 2022 18:00:13 GMT
10 Things We're Looking Forward To In The 2022 Formula One Season
The 2021 Formula One season was incredible, with lots of memorable moments; great battles on track, large audiences, and fans returning to racing events despite the impact of the global Covid-19 pandemic. In 2022, however, the President and CEO of Formula 1 anticipate that this season will be even more incredible for drivers and fans.

Wed, 19 Jan 2022 17:30:12 GMT
Why Ferrari Should Be In Contention In F1 2022
Let's be real. Ferrari have not had the best seasons in Formula One over the last couple of years. The 2020 season was an absolute disaster, whilst the 2021 campaign was an improvement, but it still yielded no wins. Ferrari entered 2020 on the back of a solid but unspectacular 2019, and then found out its engine was effectively illegal. That characterized their year, although the car itself that year was only good enough to give the team sixth place in the constructors standings.

Wed, 19 Jan 2022 17:00:12 GMT
Historic Moments And The Unsung Heroes Of Dakar 2022
The 44th edition of the Dakar Rally has come to a close. At the top, the expected greats triumphed, of course. Nasser Al-Attiyah dominated the Cars class. Sam Sunderland won in the Bikes category, and the Kamaz team destroyed the competition in the Trucks with a top-four sweep. However, we look at some historic achievements below the surface that may have slipped under the radar. The 2022 Dakar Rally has had its moments of heartbreak, as well as a few crying tears of joy. These are the key historical moments that took place this year at the Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia.

Mon, 17 Jan 2022 00:30:12 GMT
These Are The 9 Best Drift Cars For Beginners
Back in the early 2000s, drifting was all the rage. Thanks to movies such as Fast And Furious: Tokyo Drift, knuckleheads nationwide started looking at their beat-up Civics, thinking they would make great drift machines. These wannabe drifters were lucky that YouTube was not around during that era. On the other side, car fans willing to learn how to drift understood that it would take some time and practice in order to majestically drift down a track.

Sun, 16 Jan 2022 15:30:12 GMT
Why The Brabham Fan Car Was Gordon Murray's Finest Work
Gordon Murray is probably one of the finest car designers in the world. In the past, he has designed the epic McLaren F1 supercar, still one of the best supercars ever created. He also designed race cars for Formula 1 teams Brabham and McLaren, his greatest of those potentially being the McLaren MP4/4 from 1988. And more recently, he does of course now have his own company, Gordon Murray Automotive, and that has designed and built the truly awesome T.50 and is well on its way to revealing the T.33.

Sat, 15 Jan 2022 22:00:12 GMT
Supercross Jump-Starts The 2022 Season With Fans Allowed At Angel Stadium
Growing up in West LA, Supercross never popped up on my radar. Modern supercars and classic sports cars took up more of my focus, though I did occasionally ride dirt bikes on quick weekend trips to Hungry Valley. The fact that I only discovered an absolutely insane sport like Supercross this past year remains somewhat of a mystery to me—and by then, Supercross faced the prospect of an entire season without fans due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Sat, 15 Jan 2022 21:00:34 GMT
Why The 2022 Formula One Season Could Be Even Better Than 2021
There is no doubt about it. The 2021 Formula 1 season was probably the best in the turbo-hybrid era of F1 so far, and one of the greatest seasons the sport has ever seen, full stop. Not much will beat it. Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton went head-to-head for 22 races, and it all came down to the last lap, of the last race, a race that saw them start on equal points. It was an unbelievable season, and one that ended in equally unbelievable circumstances.

Sat, 15 Jan 2022 19:00:12 GMT
This Is Why Marc Marquez Is Training Differently For 2022
Marc Marquez is a Red Bull athlete, riding for gold in MotoGP, the pinnacle of motorcycle racing. MotoGP is the equivalent of Formula 1 but on two-wheels rather than four! It is a fascinating sport, switching leads from corner to corner and taking risks that Formula 1 drivers cannot take in their cars, with far less protection on offer. Leaning right down to the knee and coming into contact with the tarmac is exactly where MotoGP riders want to be. Zero fear, maximum courage!

Wed, 12 Jan 2022 20:00:12 GMT
10 Cars We're Looking Forward To Driving In Gran Turismo 7
Video games allow players to enter a new world with unlimited possibilities that are simply unheard of in the real world. Just as the fantastic worlds of RPGs or the intense battles of first-person shooters, the world of racing video games places players behind the wheel in an immersive environment. Through the lens of drivers around some of the most famous tracks globally, such as the Nurburgring and Suzuka Circuit, and Willow Springs. Additionally, racing games allow the average Joe the opportunity to drive awesome cars, and no series has proven more fantastic at providing a wide variety of vehicles to drive than Gran Turismo.

Tue, 11 Jan 2022 17:28:56 GMT
What We Can Expect From Williams in F1 2022
It's fair to say that the Williams F1 team hasn’t had an easy time of it in Formula 1 over the last few years. The team had comfortably the worst car in the field from 2018 to 2019, but progress was made in 2020 to the point the team could mix it with the tail-end of the midfield. However, the team failed to score a single point that year despite having an improved car. The 2021 season though saw a bit more of a renaissance from the Grove based squad in what has been a couple of years of change.

Tue, 11 Jan 2022 16:00:12 GMT