How do you trade the comforts of a job you know well for the unknown of entrepreneurship? Just-retired race car driver Danica Patrick is finding out.
In the weeks leading up to Danica Patrick’s final IndyCar race this past May, she spent her time the way most drivers do — practicing on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and running through details with her team. But with about two weeks to go before she’d suit up professionally for the last time, she is summoned to do a little salesmanship. A group of teenage girls has been assembled at the speedway’s main building, and NASCAR has asked Patrick to give them a pep talk about … More
The FIA Formula One World Championship has been the most premier form of motor racing around the globe since its inception in 1950. It’s every racing car drivers’ dream to achieve this ultimate title – “Formula One Drivers’ World Championship” and get their names marked in the history of the sport.
It’s truly the sport of kings, where ultra-rich teams build expensive cars every year, race in extreme conditions, and receive huge payouts. The celebrities flocking around the paddock and in the pit garage’s, noise from these cars, champagne flowing like water are all a part of the race weekend, no wonder it is also one of the most glamorous sport in the world.
The estimated turnover for Formula One 2017 season was … More
The revelation of the season? Possibly. A growing force? Certainly. But how have America’s lone F1 team done it – and where do they go from here? In a rare joint interview, Lawrence Barretto speaks to Haas team owner Gene Haas and Team Principal Guenther Steiner to get the answers…
The last American venture that attempted to get a Formula 1 team up and running – US F1 – failed to make it to the grid. The previous three new F1 squads that did make it to the grid – Virgin, Lotus Racing and HRT – lasted just a few years before shutting their doors. So when, in 2014, NASCAR team owner and machine tool magnate Gene Haas announced plans to create an F1 project from scratch, many felt the odds were stacked against him … More
After months of promises, VW has formally unveiled its electric Pikes Peak race car… and its performance might be surprising even in light of earlier hype. The I.D. R Pikes Peak is built to smash Pikes Peak’s EV record of 8 minutes and 57 seconds not through brute force, but by achieving a finely tuned power-to-weight ratio. While the 680HP two-motor powerplant may not sound like much when the existing record holder (Drive eO’s PP100) packed a whopping 1,596HP, VW’s vehicle will weigh under 2,500lbs versus 2,646lbs for its archrival.
Combine that with potentially better aerodynamics (the VW car is closer to a Le Mans car than the usual hill climber) and the result is an EV that can outperform some of the fastest race cars. With a 0-60MPH time of … More