It was a classic snoozefest to lead off the 2024 Formula One season as the fastest cars – Red Bull – finished with a 1-2 placing with Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz, Jr. claiming the third and final podium position. Max Verstappen was on pole position and led start to finish without being challenged while his Red […]
Red Bull’s Max Verstappen claimed pole position for this weekend’s Formula One season-opening 2024 Bahrain Grand Prix, edging out Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc for the top spot. 2024 Bahrain Grand Prix Qualifying Top 10 1] Max Verstappen – Red Bull 2] Charles Leclerc – Ferrari 3] George Russell – Mercedes 4] Carlos Sainz, Jr. – Ferrari […]
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Netflix’s “Drive To Survive” returns for its sixth season and in addition to the usual Formula One drama, Ryan Reynolds is finally – finally! – in a Netflix series.
William Byron survived a pair of crashes in the final laps to win the 2024 Daytona 500…
“The Grand Tour” boys – Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May – return for the latest episode of their intermittent Amazon Prime series with the double entendre-titled “Sand Job” – a two hour and 16 minute foray into West Africa [mostly Mauritania and Senegal] under the tutelage of executive producer Andy Wilman. The episode follows most of the usual tropes – usually consisting of contrived situations and pranks played […]
There had been much whinging by teams about the formats of the various sprint races during the 2023 Formula One season and Formula 1 has decided to make some changes to the format of sprint races for the 2024 season. Going forward in the 2024 F1 season, free practice and sprint qualifying will be on Friday, with the sprint race on Saturday, followed by qualifying for the main grand prix […]
The boys are back with a new episode of “The Grand Tour” as they visit the Sahara Desert in “The Grand Tour: Sand Job”. Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May reunite and return to follow in the footsteps of the legendary Paris-Dakar rally, with one major exception – they will be using cheap modified sports cars instead of Paris-Dakar rally racers. “The Grand Tour: Sand Job” is currently scheduled […]
Formula One has signed the Japanese Grand Prix at the Suzuka circuit for five more years – until at least the 2029 season – after successfully fending off a street race challenge from Osaka. Traditionally held in September, the 2024 Japanese Grand Prix is moving to a new home this year – in April – as part of Formula 1’s initiative to become more sustainable and become a net-zero carbon […]
Formula One has officially rejected the Andretti Cadillac’s request to enter the sport in either the 2025 or 2026 season – despite the proposal being approved by the FiA, Formula 1’s governing body. In doing so, F1 decided an 11th team on the grid would not “be a competitive participant” in either of those seasons but if Andretti was able to officially line up General Motors for a new F1 […]
Seven-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton will leave Mercedes at the end of the 2024 season and join Ferrari in a multi-year deal beginning with the 2025 Formula 1 season. The 39-year-old Hamilton had signed a renewed a two-year deal with Mercedes in 2023 but that contract contained a clause allowing Hamilton to move on after one year – Hamilton will be exercising that clause with the Ferrari deal. […]
Felipe Nasr joined Porsche Penske Motorsport last year and is already paying dividends as Nasr took the checkered flag in the 2024 62nd Rolex 24 at Daytona in Florida – Porsche’s first overall victory at Daytona in 14 years. Nasr fended off Cadillac’s Tom Blomqvist, who started in pole position and was closing in on Nasr at the end of the race but came up 2.112 seconds short of the […]
Jaguar Racing’s Nick Cassidy won Round Three of the 2024 Diriyah E-Prix, successfully fending off Robin Frijns of Envision Racing and Oliver Rowland of Nissan.
Andretti Global’s Jake Dennis held off a last-ditch maneuver by Jaguar’s Mitch Evans to win the 2024 Diriyah Formula E-Prix. Evans’ last lap maneuver cost him a podium position as well as DS Penske’s Jean-Eric Vergne claimed second place and Evans’ Jaguar teammate, Nick Cassidy, claimed the third and final podium position.
2026 will be bringing many changes in the Formula One racing season and one of them will be a major venue shift as the Spanish Grand Prix will move from Barcelona to Madrid beginning in that year in a deal that runs to the 2035 season. It will be Madrid’s first time hosting a Formula 1 race since 1981 [held on a different circuit located outside of the city center]. […]
Volkswagen of America is returning to the Super Bowl adfest with a promotional campaign commemorating their 75th U.S. anniversary during next month’s Super Bowl LVIII on February 11, 2024. Volkswagen of America’s promotional campaign highlights the arrival in the USA of the iconic Volkswagen Type 1 [aka Beetle] – in 1949 – and the Microbus – in 1950 – with both vehicles becoming popular and symbolic in the 1960s. Although […]
Acura is collaborating with the Sundance Film Festival to feature their all-electric ZDX at the Utah-based film festival [January 18-28, 2024] with Acura continuing the promotional campaign through the upcoming NCAA men’s college basketball championship, dubbed March Madness, in March 2024. Acura enters their 14th consecutive year as a presenting sponsor and official vehicle of the Sundance Film Festival in Park City and will feature their “House of Energy” promotion […]
Alpine and Mercedes both announced launch dates for their cars ahead of the 2024 Formula One season – with Alpine debuting their car on February 7, 2024 and Mercedes unveiling their car on February 14, 2024. Meanwhile, Mercedes also re-signed current team principal Toto Wolff to a three-year deal to remain as the team principal and chief executive of Mercedes F1 [Wolff also owns a third of Mercedes F1] until […]
Pascal Wehrlein of Porsche won the 2024 Mexico City E-Prix – first race in Season 10 – at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in Mexico City. Wehrlein fended off Toyota’s Sebastien Buemi and Jaguar’s Nick Cassidy in winning the first race of the 2024 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.