Under a gloomy sky, and with 40 percent chance of rain around the 8pm mark, the Genesys 300 got underway 35mins early as IndyCar attempted to squeeze it into the TV window – and without pushing back the first race of this double-header. With qualifying having been canceled due to rain delaying practice, championship points ensured Alex Palou of Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda led the field to the green, ahead of Team Penske-Chevrolet’s Will Power, Scott Dixon (Ganassi), Colton Herta (Andretti Autosport-Honda), Simon Pagenaud (Penske) and Jack Harvey (Meyer Shank Racing). Palou made a superb start allowing Dixon to follow him through into second ahead of Power, and on Lap 3 Dixon took Palou around the outside of the front straight kink to take the lead. Harvey had displaced Pagenaud for fifth, while AJ Foyt Racing-Chevy’s Sebastien Bourdais ran second ahead of the Ed Carpenter Racing-Chevy of Rinus VeeKay, Takuma Sato of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing-Honda, and Marcus Ericsson’s … [Read more...] about Texas IndyCar: Dixon dominates, McLaughlin stars to score NZ 1-2
The giant rear fin has no aero function, but it does look fantastic. The F12berlinetta is an exciting car in its own right, but Ferrari made it even more special with the one-off F12 TRS taking inspiration from the 1957 250 Testa Rossa. Maranello’s berlinetta has once again served as the donor car for a special retro build, only this time it represents the work of an Italian coachbuilder. Touring Superleggera has reimagined the V12-powered grand tourer with a design that harkens back to the glory days of coachbuilding with influences from 1930 race cars. The makers of the stunning Mini Superleggera concept and the lesser-known Artega Scalo Superelletra are back with a rebodied F12berlinetta with carbon fiber panels to shave off nearly 150 kilograms (331 pounds) over the donor car. The massive central fin extending towards the end of the car doesn’t actually serve an aerodynamic purpose as it’s there only to evoke the spirit of sleek streamliners of the 1930s. Gallery: … [Read more...] about Touring Superleggera Aero 3 Revealed As Retrolicious Ferrari F12
At the start, a six-car shunt eliminated both AJ Foyt Racing-Chevrolets, both Dale Coyne Racing-Hondas, the sole Carlin-Chevrolet of Conor Daly and Alexander Rossi’s Andretti Autosport-Honda. It was especially heartbreaking for Sebastien Bourdais, a double DNF in team owner AJ Foyt’s backyard, despite being an innocent victim in both shunts, and for Rossi whose championship hopes look horribly tattered just four races into the season. Read Also: Six-car shunt mars start of second Texas IndyCar race At the restart polesitter Scott Dixon sprinted away from Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda teammate Alex Palou, while Jack Harvey’s Meyer Shank Racing-Honda sprinted past both Pato O’Ward’s Arrow McLaren SP-Chevrolet and Will Power in the Team Penske-Chevy. Power’s teammates Josef Newgarden, Simon Pagenaud and Scott McLaughlin ran in line astern ahead of the Rahal Letterman Lanigan-Hondas of Graham Rahal and Takuma Sato. Colton Herta’s Andretti car initially held 11 th , … [Read more...] about Texas IndyCar: O’Ward beats Newgarden, Rahal to score first win
Elon Musk is always up to something. Let's see if we can figure some things out. When Tesla CEO Elon Musk Tweeted about the upcoming Tesla Semi yesterday, he said the truck would be “seriously next level.” We, of course, want to know what that means. We can’t yet hack into Musk’s brain to figure that out, but we can try to make some educated guesses, and collect everything we know so far into one post. Here goes. What we know for sure Previous official messages from Tesla indicate that the semi will be a “ heavy-duty truck ” and Musk has said that the semi will necessarily need to have a pack over 100 kilowatt hours (kWh). We also know that Jerome Guillen is in charge of the Tesla semi program. Guillen previously was a Model S Program Director and worked at Daimler on the team that developed the Freightliner Cascadia. The closest we’ve come to an explanation about what the semi will do is this line from the not-so-secret Master plan part 2 : “We believe the Tesla … [Read more...] about Could Tesla Semi Have 680 kWh, 500-mile range?
In a previous job, writing for a publication based in the UK, one of my favorite tasks was visiting racetracks of the past and comparing them then and now. A particular favorite was Pescara in Italy, still the longest course ever to grace the Formula 1 World Championship, at 16-plus miles. The Adriatic coast and the vineyard-strewn hillsides inland in this region together form one of the most gorgeous places on Earth. The photographer and I felt a real sense of accomplishment when, brandishing archive pics from the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s, we were able to figure out where the original photographers had stood, and then were able to replicate the shots in the 21 st century. Gratifyingly, much had remained the same. But as you can imagine, the delight in spotting the same milestone markers, the same trees with 60 years more growth and the faded painted curbing at the roadside, etc., was accompanied by a deep sense of poignancy. It can’t be described as nostalgia, of course, as … [Read more...] about Opinion: Saving Laguna Seca