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
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Formula 1 is a sport that arguably consumes money like no other on the planet. The sums involved are vast and, to be player, you have to have access to some serious cash. Fortunately – just like with thoroughbred horse racing's standing as the "sport of kings" – the prestige and status of F1 attracts some of the wealthiest people on the planet. So let’s take a look at them... As an entrée, just think about that Claro sticker on the rear wing of the Red Bull Racing car. Claro is the South American part of America Movil, a Forbes Global 2000 telecoms group that employs almost 200,000 staff and is headquartered in Mexico City – its reported revenues are north of $50 billion. Its chairman, Carlos Slim Helu, has a current net worth of $62.8 billion, according to Forbes – at the time of writing, he’s the world's 16 th richest man. He – along with son Carlos Slim Domit – has been the financial force behind driver Sergio Perez, who joined the team in 2021. His career has … [Read more...] about Who Are The Richest People In Formula 1?
When you do the math, the supercar actually produces around 758 lb-ft and 1,000 hp. Tesla shocked the collective automotive community when it debuted its new Roadster supercar just a few weeks ago. Complete with a whopping 7,376 pound-feet (10,000 Newton-meters) of torque, it has the ability to sprint to 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) 1.9 seconds, and continue on to a top speed of 250 mph (402 kmh). Allegedly. But those numbers may be seriously overstated, according to a revealing new video by the folks at Engineering Explained. According to Jason Fenske of Engineering Explained , he claims that the Tesla Roadster's proposed torque figures are not in-line with typical vehicle performance measurement standards. By his calculations, the supercar is only able to produce 758 lb-ft (1,027 Nm) of torque, and nearly 1,000 hp (745 kW). Still impressive by modern supercar standards, but a far cry from the alleged 7,376 lb-ft (10,000 Nm) the company touted at … [Read more...] about Tesla Roadster’s 10,000-Nm Torque Figure May Be A Bit Overstated
The high-profile team boss was last trackside for a Supercars race at the Adelaide 500 in February 2020, just weeks before the global health crisis started to make itself felt in Australia. Story then opted to sit out the remaining 2020 rounds due to the strict caps on personnel, before missing the first three events of the current campaign through personal circumstances. However he's now set to make his comeback in the DJR garage with a trip to his native South Australia for this weekend's sprint round at The Bend. "I'm delighted to be heading back to a race and getting involved again. It's exciting, it's been too long," Story told Motorsport.com. "The last race I went to was the Adelaide 500; I accepted the teams trophy when Scotty [McLaughlin] won Sunday's race. And then I went to Melbourne for the Grand Prix but didn't go to the track when all the shit hit the fan. "We all do this because we love it. All of us that have found our way into team owner land love … [Read more...] about DJR boss Story returns to Supercars paddock
The Toyota Camry fell 20 feet while the owner was getting an early morning workout at the Y. In this episode of when streets attack , we go to St. Louis where Toyota Camrys are on the menu. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch , Jordan Westerberg and his fiancée stopped by the downtown YMCA for an early morning workout. When they came out, the car was gone. At first Westerberg thought it had been towed because there were street workers everywhere, perhaps getting ready to close off part of the street for repair. He wasn't entirely wrong. The sinkhole opened up on North Sixth Street, not far from the city’s famous Gateway Arch. The hole is estimated to be about 10 feet across and 20 feet deep – easily large enough to swallow a mid-size sedan. Fortunately nobody was in the vicinity of the car when it became an appetizer, so there were no injuries. More Hungry Sinkholes: Nom, Nom: Watch Sinkhole Devour SUV Chinese Sinkhole Orders Out For British … [Read more...] about St. Louis Sinkhole Swallows Car While Owner Pumps Iron