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Car #44: The Best Mercedes is a Cheap Diesel Mercedes.

Car #44: The Best Mercedes is a Cheap Diesel Mercedes.

There is a saying that the most expensive Mercedes is a cheap Mercedes. Honestly, why shouldn’t I believe that? If Volkswagen, the least expensive car of the German bunch, can have parts that make my wallet cringe, then logically the luxury brand Mercedes must bring outright fear. But so far its been…
Can You Text While Driving An F1 Car?

Can You Text While Driving An F1 Car?

Apparently Nico Rossberg can text while driving an F1 car! Check out his qualifying lap from the Mexican Grand Prix. He’s fast and took pole position but even more interesting is all the inputs he makes into the steering wheel. Check out his fingers while he makes his lap! The…
How The F*#% Do You Choose a Carburetor?

How The F*#% Do You Choose a Carburetor?

Have you ever tried to buy an aftermarket carburetor? Its pretty confusing. There are a bunch of brands and while they look similar they are very different. Incredibly different. And I don’t have a clue which design is better. I know it’s like Mercedes vs. BMW or Ford Vs. Chevy…
BMW: The End Of An Era

BMW: The End Of An Era

Three years ago I wrote the article titled “The Death of BMW’s M Brand”saying that the BMW M cars had become the Ultimate Poser Machine. But I didn’t realize how right I was until last Saturday when I went to a Chicago Region SCCA Autocross. There were two BMWs there and…
Forza Ferrari! Sebastian Vettel Wins The Malaysian GP

Forza Ferrari! Sebastian Vettel Wins The Malaysian GP

Sebastian Vettel portrays true class, winning the Malaysian Grand Prix, by outsmarting both Mercedes drivers in the pits. This very eventful race has managed to showcase that his move to Ferrari was anything but a mistake, given that his former team, Red Bull, has barely managed to hang on to…
NEW FIA GT3 MERCEDES-AMG

NEW FIA GT3 MERCEDES-AMG

Mercedes-Benz is presenting a new customer sport racing car that complies with FIA GT3 race regulations in the form of the new Mercedes-AMG GT3. With this, the second customer sport car to be developed by Mercedes-AMG, the Affalterbach company is seeking to build on the success of the SLS AMG…
McLaren Honda MP4-30

McLaren Honda MP4-30

It’s not the white and orange livery we were hoping for, but it’s a great looking race car. Is it fast? We’ll find out next week at the first test in Jerez, Spain as this is really all we know about the new car. But the partnership is one of…
McLaren Honda to Return to Historic Colors?

McLaren Honda to Return to Historic Colors?

The Spanish Newspaper El Mundo Deportivo reports that McLaren might return to using its historic orange color! Keep in mind they are Honda powered like there back in the Senna Prost days. The reports says there’s a chance the car could be all white as it was in McLaren’s first year…
Supercharged Grand Prix Cars 1924-1939

Supercharged Grand Prix Cars 1924-1939

Some say this is the golden era of Grand Prix cars and I know very little about the period. I know Auto Union and Mercedes battled in those giant monsters in the 1930’s, but no real appreciation for how we got there.  Or where Bugatti came from or why the…
2014 Formula One Belgian Grand Prix

2014 Formula One Belgian Grand Prix

Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo was the man of the moment today, as he took the chequered flag and became the winner of the FIA Formula One 2014 Belgian Grand Prix. The Australian driver’s sensational victory at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit makes it his third of the season and 50th for the…
42nd ADAC Zurich 24h Race at the Nürburgring

42nd ADAC Zurich 24h Race at the Nürburgring

Phoenix Racing has won the 42nd ADAC Zurich 24h Race at the Nürburgring. At the end of an exciting race including a total of 32  first position changes, Christopher Haase / Christian Mamerow / Rene Rast / Markus Winkelhock powered their Audi R8 LMS ultra #4 to victory, followed by Jeroen Bleekemolen…
THE AIR WAR IS ON AT THE NURBURGRING 24!!!!

THE AIR WAR IS ON AT THE NURBURGRING 24!!!!

The 20 fastest qualifiers for the 2014 ADAC 24 Hours of the Nurburgring went head to head this afternoon to determine the order at the top of the grid. Engaged in a contest of how far down the right pedal and go, drivers pushed their cars to the edge of…
SECOND 24-HOUR RACE VICTORY FOR AUDI WITHIN SEVEN DAYS

SECOND 24-HOUR RACE VICTORY FOR AUDI WITHIN SEVEN DAYS

Audi has won the Nürburgring 24 Hours exactly one week following the brand’s 13th success in the Le Mans 24 Hours. Phoenix Racing with the Audi R8 LMS ultra celebrated a hard-fought victory in its home round in the Eifel. Ernst Moser’s squad had previously taken the honours in the race through…
SIR STIRLING MOSS BACK IN THE HOT SEAT

SIR STIRLING MOSS BACK IN THE HOT SEAT

Racing legend Sir Stirling Moss OBE will be back behind the wheel of one of his favourite grand prix cars to lead both record F1 and Maserati centenary parades at this summer’s Silverstone Classic (25-27 July). The world’s biggest ever F1 parade will mark 50 grands prix at Silverstone –…
GT LEGENDS READY TO ROAR AGAIN

GT LEGENDS READY TO ROAR AGAIN

A stunning new grid of racing supercars from the nineties is the latest addition to the incredible on-track action at this summer’s award-winning Silverstone Classic (25-27 July). The inaugural 90s GT Legends line up stars a mouthwatering field, topped by Ferrari F40s, Jaguar XJ220s, Lister Storms, Porsche GT1s plus no…
DANIEL RICCIARDO TAKES MAIDEN WIN IN MONTREAL THRILLER

DANIEL RICCIARDO TAKES MAIDEN WIN IN MONTREAL THRILLER

Daniel Ricciardo scored a sensational first win at the Canadian Grand Prix, the Australian fighting his way past Force India’s Sergio Perez and the ailing Mercedes of Nico Rosberg to claim a first win of the season for Infiniti Red Bull Racing in a thrilling encounter in Montreal. Sebastian Vettel…
AUDI TRAVELS TO DTM AT OSCHERSLEBEN WITH TAILWIND

AUDI TRAVELS TO DTM AT OSCHERSLEBEN WITH TAILWIND

Next weekend (May 16 to 18) the DTM is entering its next round at Oschersleben near Magdeburg. The DTM season opener at Hockenheim gave a good foretaste of what the fans can expect this year: thrilling action until the chequered flag is waved, door-to-door duels for positions and extreme competitiveness…
SENDING FORMULA ONE INTO HYBRID-DRIVE!

SENDING FORMULA ONE INTO HYBRID-DRIVE!

The technical revolution of 2014 can be expressed in one simple phrase: the engine is no more, long live the Power Unit! This change in terminology reflects the fact that the new powertrain is far more than simply an Internal Combustion Engine. Where the previous V8 format utilised a KERS…
Audi Looks to Defend Title in Season Opener at Hockenheim

Audi Looks to Defend Title in Season Opener at Hockenheim

New faces, new cars, new rules: The DTM is starting the 2014 season with a fresh breeze. The season opener at Hockenheim (May 2 to 4) marks the beginning of the title defense project for Audi and the reigning Champion Mike Rockenfeller. The squad of Audi Sport has newly developed…
1955 Lancia D50A Formula One

1955 Lancia D50A Formula One

For the 1954 grand prix season, Lancia’s legendary chief engineer, Vittorio Jano, created yet another landmark automobile. The Lancia D50 boasted a twin-cam 90-degree V-8, which was located as a stressed member within the chassis and mounted at an angle so that the driveshaft could be placed beside the driver,…
BMW readies their M4 DTM for the 2014 touring car season

BMW readies their M4 DTM for the 2014 touring car season

Like its road-going equivalent, BMW’s newest two-door racer changes its name from M3 to M4. Slightly longer than last year’s M3, the tightly controlled requirements of the DTM series mean that on paper, the car is very similar to the old one: a 480-hp naturally aspirated 4.0-liter V8, a curb weight of just…