Sadly, we don't get a crystal clear look. Update: Looks like we were a bit off on originally identifying this as a Bronco Warthog prototype. Special thanks to the tipsters with knowledge on RTR who identified this Bronco as a special build headed to Moab. That's also confirmed by Vaughn Gittin Jr . on his Instagram account. With all the Bronco Warthog sightings recently it's an easy mistake to make; even the folks at Bronco Nation were caught unaware. But we're certainly keen to see what this wide, lifted, mean-looking off-roader is all about. We've seen quite a few spy shots of the Ford Bronco Warthog over the last several months, but we've never seen it like this. Truth be told, you might say this is an unofficial reveal since it's caught camouflage-free on this gooseneck car trailer. Too bad it's wrapped with enough clear plastic to keep it watertight in the event of a catastrophic flood. As such, even this "revealed" image posted by Bronco Nation doesn't really … [Read more...] about RTR Building A Bulked Up Ford Bronco To Conquer Moab [UPDATE]
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The Canadian star won races in Formula BMW, Formula Atlantic, GP3, Formula 3, A1GP, Formula 2 and won the Formula Renault 3.5 Series which earned him a Formula 1 testing role. However, without the necessary funding to become an F1 test driver, Wickens stepped off the open-wheel ladder to spend six seasons in the DTM series (where he scored six wins) before joining the IndyCar Series for 2018. Belying his rookie status, he scored a pole and four podium finishes in his first 13 races, took Rookie of the Year honors at the Indy 500, and lay sixth in the championship when a horrific crash in the 14 th round at Pocono in August left him with a thoracic spinal fracture, fractures to both legs, both hands, a forearm, an elbow and four ribs. Wickens was second at Mid-Ohio in 2018, his final completed IndyCar Series race. Photo by: Michael L. Levitt / Motorsport Images Today Wickens tested a racecar for the first time since the accident , which occurred when he was 29, … [Read more...] about Wickens still aims to return to “elite level” of motorsport
In a bid to allow drivers to push harder for longer in races, rather than fuel save, a rule change has been introduced for this year to increase the fuel limit from 105kg to 110kg. The extra five kilos should help minimise fuel saving at some of the marginal races, and help rid F1 of the lift-and-coast tactics that both drivers and fans hate so much. But the extra fuel does not come without some downside, and if teams want to use the maximum amount possible, they will need to increase the size of their fuel tanks – and that means taking up some of the valuable real estate space in the middle of the car. Teams cannot simply make their fuel tanks taller, because F1's technical regulations are strict that fuel must be kept no more than 400mm from the longitudinal axis. The only solution then, with FIA rules stipulating a specific location in the centre of the chassis, is a longer fuel tank, which means either trying to cram in the components that sit behind the old fuel … [Read more...] about Why longer wheelbase cars could be the F1 trend in 2019
From an intense title rivalry between two previously chummy team-mates that went down to the wire to the emergence of a new wave of stars; from the abject struggles of some of the sport’s biggest hitters to a near-constant stream of political intrigue, the first season of the sport’s new turbo era just about had it all. Indeed, it’s tempting to say, with the events of last year still relatively fresh in our memories, that the 2014 Formula One season will be remembered in 10, 20 or even 50 years’ time as a classic. After all, even critics of the new V6 turbo hybrid engine formula would be forced to concede that the quality of last year’s wheel-to-wheel racing was perhaps the best that F1 fans have been treated to in a generation. Arguably, there were fewer ‘dull’ races in 2014 than perhaps any other Grand Prix season in history, certainly in proportion to the number of races on the calendar. Was is as good as it looks on paper? But, when you examine the factors that lead … [Read more...] about How will the 2014 Formula 1 season be remembered?
Aside from five minutes of two-stage pit-speed limiter practice on Saturday and five minutes of install laps on Sunday, the 24-car field will be granted just one-hour of practice (75mins for rookies) before qualifying gets underway. As was introduced on ovals last year, each driver’s first lap of qualifying will set the grid for Saturday’s race – the 212-lap Genesys 300 – and the second lap will set the grid for Sunday’s 248-lap XPel 375. Between qualifying and Race 1 on Saturday, the cars will be impounded, meaning that all teams and drivers will be setting their times on the heavier race downforce. This, according to Team Penske-Chevrolet’s Scott McLaughlin and Pietro Fittipaldi of Dale Coyne Racing with RWR-Honda, will simplify their task ahead of their first race on the 1.5-mile Texas Motor Speedway. “Obviously we will be qualifying pretty much on race condition stuff and I think we start the race on our qualifying tires,” said McLaughlin, who ran his first oval … [Read more...] about Qualifying with race downforce at Texas will aid TMS novices