Lewis Hamilton Gives Encouragement to Naomi Osaka

Hamilton, the F1 champion, says he knows how it feels to be under intense media scrutiny and supports Osaka’s stand against news conferences.

#automobile-racing, #azerbaijan, #french-open-tennis, #hamilton-lewis, #mercedes-gp-petronas-formula-one-team, #osaka-naomi-1997, #ricciardo-daniel, #tennis

Helio Castroneves Wins Indianapolis 500 for a Fourth Time

Castroneves, 46, who last won the Indy 500 in 2009, joined A.J. Foyt, Al Unser Sr. and Rick Mears as the event’s only four-time winners.

#automobile-racing, #carpenter-ed-1981, #castroneves-helio, #chevrolet-division-of-general-motors-corp, #daly-conor-1991, #dixon-scott, #herta-colton, #honda-motor-co-ltd, #indianapolis-500-auto-race, #indianapolis-motor-speedway, #newgarden-josef-1990, #pagenaud-simon, #rahal-graham, #rossi-alexander-1991, #sato-takuma, #unser-al-jr

At the Indianapolis 500, Scott Dixon Has the Pole Position. And More.

At 40, Dixon has won six IndyCar Series titles but just one Indianapolis 500, back in 2008. “This is our year,” says the person many consider Dixon’s secret weapon.

#andretti-mario, #automobile-racing, #content-type-personal-profile, #dixon-scott, #foyt-a-j, #franchitti-dario, #indianapolis-500-auto-race, #indianapolis-motor-speedway

Max Mosley, Motor Racing Chief and Embattled Privacy Advocate, Dies at 81

The son of Nazi sympathizers sought to separate himself from his parents, but was bogged down by a secretly recorded sex video later in life.

#automobile-racing, #automobile-safety-features-and-defects, #deaths-obituaries, #formula-one, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #international-automobile-federation, #mosley-max, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

Crackdown on Emissions ‘Defeat Devices’ Has Amateur Racers Up in Arms

A recent court decision against a maker of aftermarket parts, coupled with the new possibility of criminal charges, has jolted an industry.

#air-pollution, #automobile-racing, #automobiles, #california-air-resources-board, #clean-air-act, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #specialty-equipment-market-association, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Bobby Unser, Racing Clan’s Three-Time Indy 500 Winner, Dies at 87

Unser, who was afraid of heights, also captured the Pikes Peak climb race an unmatched 13 times.

#automobile-racing, #deaths-obituaries, #indianapolis-500-auto-race, #mountaineering, #pikes-peak-colo, #unser-bobby

Sabine Schmitz, Racing Driver and TV Personality, Dies at 51

She was the only woman to win the epic 24-hour race at the storied Nürburgring track in Germany. She became a spirited presenter on the BBC show “Top Gear.”

#automobile-racing, #deaths-obituaries, #germany, #schmitz-sabine-1969-2021, #television, #top-gear-tv-program

Will Martin Truex Finally Win the Daytona 500?

Martin Truex Jr. is making his 17th attempt to win the Daytona 500.

#automobile-racing, #daytona-500-auto-race, #earnhardt-dale-inc, #gibbs-joe-racing, #hamlin-denny, #national-assn-of-stock-car-auto-racing, #truex-martin-jr

Bubba Wallace Needed NASCAR Help. Michael Jordan Took It Personally.

Denny Hamlin, who won the Daytona 500 the past two years, asked Jordan to form a team with him, 23XI Racing. They are rallying behind Wallace, the only Black full-time driver at NASCAR’s top level.

#automobile-racing, #daytona-500-auto-race, #hamlin-denny, #jordan-michael, #national-assn-of-stock-car-auto-racing, #race-and-ethnicity, #wallace-darrell-jr

Breaking the Garage’s Glass Ceiling

Women are vastly outnumbered in the auto trades, but one pioneer, who died in 2019, is still inspiring others to pursue their dreams and lift one another up.

#anderson-sana, #automobile-racing, #automobile-service-and-charging-stations, #automobiles, #careers-and-professions, #combs-jessi-1983-2019, #holler-heather, #leon-eliza-1985, #united-states, #women-and-girls, #xtreme-4x4-tv-program

Pandemic Paved the Way for Sim Racing, but Will It Last?

Nearly a year into the experiment, digital racing appears to be paying off for fans, race teams and even tracks.

#automobile-racing, #computer-and-video-games, #enascar-nascar-digital-media-llc, #formula-one, #fox-sports, #iracing, #larson-kyle, #national-assn-of-stock-car-auto-racing, #wallace-darrell-jr

Hare Scramble: A Photographer Goes Knee Deep in the Mud

Off-road racers and spectators like me spend days knee deep in mud holes and covered in clouds of dust.

#all-terrain-vehicles-atv, #automobile-racing

Hare Scramble

Off-road racers and spectators like me spend days knee deep in mud holes and covered in clouds of dust.

#all-terrain-vehicles-atv, #automobile-racing

For Some Veteran Stars, NASCAR’s Appeal Is Fading

Jimmie Johnson, the seven-time champ, is the latest big name to move on while still in his mid-40s.

#automobile-racing, #johnson-jimmie, #national-assn-of-stock-car-auto-racing

Chevy’s Little Engine That Could

For six decades, a small-block Chevy has powered the dreams of hot-rodders and Corvettes, and plenty of other cars, even a Ford Mustang.

#antique-and-classic-cars, #automobile-racing, #automobiles, #chevrolet-division-of-general-motors-corp, #engineering-and-engineers, #engines

Endurance Racing With Cars That Belong in a Demolition Derby

Autos worth $500 or less have competed for 15 years in a circuslike race called 24 Hours of Lemons. Now electric vehicles have been invited, with no limit on spending.

#24-hours-of-lemons, #automobile-racing, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #lamm-jay

Takuma Sato: Winning Indy 500s and Surfing Couches

After winning on Sunday, the Japanese driver Takuma Sato revealed he had spent much of the year crashing at a friend’s house in Indianapolis because of the pandemic.

#automobile-racing, #dixon-scott, #franchitti-dario, #indianapolis-500-auto-race, #sato-takuma

A Formula 1 Season Like No Other

The pandemic has forced the sport to patch together a schedule with new races and new tracks, with more to come. What’s the same is Mercedes, which is still on top.

#automobile-racing, #automobiles, #brawn-ross, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #england, #formula-one, #international-automobile-federation

Driving Across the Globe to Fight Child Trafficking

Renée Brinkerhoff has been on a quest, on almost every continent, to use racing “as a platform to do something about” a global scourge. Next stop, Antarctica.

#automobile-racing, #automobiles, #brinkerhoff-renee, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #children-and-childhood, #human-trafficking, #philanthropy

Driving Older Cars: Light on Tech, Heavy on Fun

“There is no nanny system. It is just you and your steering wheel and your right foot and the road.”

#antique-and-classic-cars, #automobile-racing, #automobile-safety-features-and-defects, #automobiles, #center-for-automotive-research

Test Drive: The 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo

Put through its paces on a motor club’s racetrack, the 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S growls with a gaudy 640 horsepower and handling that lets even amateur drivers feel like superheroes.

#antique-and-classic-cars, #automobile-racing, #automobiles, #monticello-motor-club, #organizations-societies-and-clubs, #porsche-ag

Let’s Race Two: Behind the Indy-NASCAR Doubleheader

For the first time, NASCAR and IndyCar will run races at the same venue on the same weekend. Is this the start of a new tradition?

#automobile-racing, #dixon-scott, #indianapolis-motor-speedway, #indy-racing-league, #national-assn-of-stock-car-auto-racing

For Black NASCAR Fans, Change Would Mean Feeling at Ease at a Race

NASCAR’s decision to ban the Confederate battle flag has stirred conversations about attracting new fans. In some ways, that has overlooked the experiences of black fans already committed to the sport.

#automobile-racing, #black-people, #discrimination, #flags-emblems-and-insignia, #national-assn-of-stock-car-auto-racing, #race-and-ethnicity, #talladega-superspeedway

NASCAR Releases Image of Noose Found in Bubba Wallace’s Garage

“As you can see from the photo, the noose was real, as was our concern for Bubba,” said Steve Phelps, the president of NASCAR.

#automobile-racing, #black-lives-matter-movement, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #justice-department, #wallace-darrell-jr

Talladega Noose Incident Puts Spotlight on NASCAR’s Troubles With Racism

Although investigators determined that the knot was not meant as a hate crime targeting Bubba Wallace, the auto racing giant has long had complaints of racist behavior from people within the sport.

#automobile-racing, #black-people, #race-and-ethnicity, #talladega-superspeedway, #wallace-darrell-jr

F.B.I. Says Noose Was in NASCAR Garage Since Last Year

Law enforcement officials said the noose was placed well before the stall was assigned to Bubba Wallace, the lone black driver in the sport’s top tier, for a race this week.

#automobile-racing, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #national-assn-of-stock-car-auto-racing, #talladega-superspeedway, #wallace-darrell-jr

Justice Department Investigating Noose Found in Bubba Wallace’s Track Garage

Fellow drivers pushed Wallace’s car to the front of pit road at the start of their race at Talladega Superspeedway.

#automobile-racing, #national-assn-of-stock-car-auto-racing, #talladega-superspeedway, #wallace-darrell-jr

NASCAR Investigating Noose Found in Bubba Wallace’s Garage

Wallace, the only black driver in the motor sports giant’s top tier, said it was “a painful reminder of how much further we have to go.”

#alabama, #automobile-racing, #black-people, #discrimination, #flags-emblems-and-insignia, #national-assn-of-stock-car-auto-racing, #race-and-ethnicity, #television, #wallace-darrell-jr, #whites

Abiding by the Confederate Flag Ban Inside Talladega, Grudgingly

Inside the track, racing fans went by NASCAR’s rules. Elsewhere, though, they waved the battle flag.

#automobile-racing, #black-lives-matter-movement, #flags-emblems-and-insignia, #national-assn-of-stock-car-auto-racing, #talladega-superspeedway, #wallace-darrell-jr

NASCAR’s Confederate Flag Ban Faces a Test in Alabama

Sunday’s race at Talladega Superspeedway will come after a black, Alabama-born driver took on a stubborn ritual of racing and Southern culture.

#alabama, #automobile-racing, #black-people, #confederate-states-of-america, #discrimination, #flags-emblems-and-insignia, #national-assn-of-stock-car-auto-racing, #talladega-superspeedway, #wallace-darrell-jr

‘A Sports Car That You Can Wear Into a Bar’

Wristwatches and fast cars: precision machines that have grown together for a century, drawing crowds and connoisseurs.

#antique-and-classic-cars, #art, #automobile-racing, #automobiles, #ford-motor-co, #formula-one, #richard-mille-horometrie-sa, #roger-dubuis-sa, #rolex-sa, #tag-heuer, #watches-and-clocks

Who Is Bubba Wallace?

He is the only African-American driver in NASCAR’s top-flight racing series, and this week got the organization to bar the Confederate flag at its events.

#automobile-racing, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #confederate-states-of-america, #discrimination, #flags-emblems-and-insignia, #national-assn-of-stock-car-auto-racing, #race-and-ethnicity, #wallace-darrell-jr

NASCAR Says It Will Ban Confederate Flags

The announcement came two days after Darrell Wallace Jr., the first black driver in 50 years to win one of NASCAR’s top three national touring series, called on NASCAR to ban the flags outright.

#automobile-racing, #black-people, #flags-emblems-and-insignia, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #national-assn-of-stock-car-auto-racing, #race-and-ethnicity, #wallace-darrell-jr

Bubba Wallace Wants NASCAR to Ban the Confederate Flag

Mr. Wallace and his team also revealed a new black paint scheme for his No. 43 Chevrolet, with the slogan ‘#blacklivesmatter’ over the rear wheels, that will make its debut on Wednesday.

#automobile-racing, #black-lives-matter-movement, #flags-emblems-and-insignia, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #national-assn-of-stock-car-auto-racing, #wallace-darrell-jr

Gov. Cooper Orders Ace Speedway to Shut Down

Ace Speedway had defied the governor’s orders prohibiting large gatherings because of the pandemic. It can only reopen with a state-approved plan.

#ace-speedway, #automobile-racing, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #national-assn-of-stock-car-auto-racing

Overlooked No More: Roberta Cowell, Trans Trailblazer, Pilot and Auto Racer

Cowell is said to be the first woman known to undergo sex reassignment surgery in Britain. But after a splash in the 1950s, she withdrew from public life and died in obscurity.

#automobile-racing, #automobiles, #cowell-roberta-1918-2020, #deaths-obituaries, #defense-and-military-forces, #gender, #great-britain, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #pilots, #surgery-and-surgeons, #women-and-girls, #world-war-ii-1939-45

Despite Warnings, Races Continue at a N. Carolina Speedway

At the direction of Gov. Roy Cooper, a county sheriff told the track’s operators to cancel Saturday’s races. Then they went ahead, again, as scheduled with fans in attendance.

#alamance-county-nc, #automobile-racing, #cooper-roy-a, #north-carolina

He Placed in a Virtual Race. But His Racing Was Too Virtual.

A driver in a virtual Formula E race apologized for “outside help” in placing third.

#automobile-racing, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cricket-game

Sebastian Vettel to Leave Ferrari

With both sides struggling to meet their expectations, the German driver said he would leave his Formula One team after the 2020 season.

#automobile-racing, #ferrari-spa, #formula-one, #hamilton-lewis, #leclerc-charles-1997, #vettel-sebastian

NASCAR Driver Kyle Larson Suspended After Using Racing Slur

NASCAR suspended the driver Kyle Larson indefinitely after he used a racial slur during a live stream of a virtual auto race. His team also suspended him without pay.

#automobile-racing, #iracing, #national-assn-of-stock-car-auto-racing, #race-and-ethnicity

Driver Kyle Larson Suspended After Using Racial Slur

NASCAR suspended the driver Kyle Larson indefinitely after he used a racial slur during a live stream of a virtual auto race. His team also suspended him without pay.

#automobile-racing, #iracing, #national-assn-of-stock-car-auto-racing, #race-and-ethnicity

Stirling Moss, One of the Greatest Drivers of All Time, Dies at 90

Known for his brash, puckish persona, he won 212 of his 529 races, including 16 Grand Prix victories, but never won the Grand Prix Championship title.

#automobile-racing, #deaths-obituaries, #moss-stirling