It’s official: Porsche’s mad prototype has gone around the Nordschleife quicker than anything.
Last year, I wrote a story about Stefan Bellof’s 6:11.13 Nürburgring lap time set back in 1983 in a Porsche 956. I said it was a record that would remain unchallenged unless Porsche took its 919 LMP1 car to the ‘Ring. That’s exactly what it’s done. Running a 5:19.55 around the famous Nordschleife, the Porsche 919 Evo driven by Timo Bernhard just obliterated the all-time record.
That’s 51.58 seconds faster than Bellof’s time, which is almost hard to believe … More
What Makes Porsche’s 1160hp F1-Beating LMP1 Car So Fast?
Electric cars have started to dominate racing series from the Pikes Peak hill climb to formula cars to Saturday night grudge matches between Tesla and Dodge Challenger owners at rented local drag-strips.
At professional levels, though, racing organizations have been slow to change, and stock cars and drag racing organizations have been the among most resistant to electric powertrains.
Fans go to hear the roar of engines, and in some cases, even to smell … More
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
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