You know which one wins this one but you'll watch this anyway. Usually, drag races are orchestrated to see which of the competing cars are the quickest in a quarter-mile, straight-line sprint. Aside from a test of acceleration, it's also a test of traction and power-to-weight ratio, as well as a bit of an assessment of the drivers' skills in launching and gear-shifting. But this weekend's drag race is a tad different. The four-cylinder Toyota Supra is out to prove that it's worthy of carrying the badge, and what better way to do that than to compete against the 3.0L Supra – both old and new. Gallery: 2021 Toyota Supra 2.0: First Drive 40 Photos The race, of course, was set up by Carwow , with Mat Watson piloting the discriminated four-banger Supra. The other contenders were the Toyota Supra powered by a BMW-sourced straight-six engine, while the other … [Read more...] about Can 2.0L Supra Prove Its Worth Against 3.0L Supras In A Wet Drag Race?
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The six-time MotoGP podium finisher joins the factory Honda squad from KTM in 2021, but will have just five days to get to know the RC213V in March before the opening round in Qatar. Espargaro should have had two days on the Honda at a post-season test at Jerez last November to have his first experience of the bike, but this outing was scrapped due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He also lost a day from the six originally scheduled for the 2021 pre-season when the three-day Sepang outing was cancelled due to the virus. Marquez confirmed on Tuesday he will not take part in the Qatar test as he continues to recover from a third operation on a broken arm. Though Espargaro will have test rider Stefan Bradl and LCR duo Alex Marquez and Takaaki Nakagami on track with him, he admits he “needs” Marquez, as the only way for him to improve on the bike “is to learn from the best rider in the world”. “I’m going to arrive to Qatar a little bit earlier, three days before the test, … [Read more...] about Espargaro: Pressure “high” to learn Honda without Marquez
Between 1997 and 2014, Kristensen won the world’s toughest sportscar race a record nine times for Joest Porsche, Audi and Bentley, and finished on the podium on five more occasions. Across 18 years of racing in the French classic, he stood on the podium every time his car made it to the finish. He also won the Sebring 12 Hours a record six times in a glittering sportscar career. Now retired from racing, Kristensen shares his deepest personal reflections and insights from both inside and outside the cockpit – including his horrifying DTM accident in 2007, which threatened his racing career. Voted ‘Sports Book of the Year’ when originally published in Kristensen’s native Denmark, his memoir is now available in English for the first time – featuring bonus content from Motorsport.com’s Global Editor in Chief, Charles Bradley , and renowned sportscar journalist Gary Watkins. For Prime subscribers: How Tom Kristensen forged his ‘Mr Le Mans’ legend The book … [Read more...] about Tom Kristensen reveals career secrets in ‘Mr Le Mans’ book
Mercedes will unleash its new W12 on Tuesday, which will be a continuation of last year's title winning W11. Originally intended to be the last of its generation, the Mercedes team poured its resources into the W11 as it not only refined its own concepts, but also incorporated others too. It also featured an innovative solution that courted a wealth of attention from F1's fans and the rest of the paddock too. Read Also: Serrated mirror mounts could be Mercedes' latest F1 marginal gain Perhaps it's a fitting time to delve under the covers of the W11 and explore the inner workings of one of F1's most dominant machines. Mercedes-AMG F1 W10 Photo by: Mercedes AMG Mercedes AMG F1 Photo by: Mercedes AMG Compared to Mercedes' W10 from 2019 (above left), the W11's sidepods had received considerable attention over the off-season. Mercedes had been the last to adopt the concept that Ferrari first showcased in 2017 and required the crash structures on the … [Read more...] about How Mercedes created the fastest-ever Formula 1 car
The Tickford ace came under fire following the single-lap dash for pole after it came to light that he dragged dirt onto the track at the esses on his in-lap. Chaz Mostert, who was next up in the Shootout, had a huge moment when he got to that part of the track on his hot lap, while Shane van Gisbergen also lost time in the second sector on his pole-winning effort. Following suggestions from rivals that it was a tactical move, Waters had to front driving standards advisor Craig Baird to explain his actions. He was subsequently cleared of any wrongdoing. Expanding on the matter after yesterday's race, Waters said it was a simple lapse of concentration and in no way tactical. He also said he apologised to both Mostert and van Gisbergen once he's seen the footage. “On my in lap, I was just kind of fat-arming it and over Skyline I took too much kerb and grabbed a bit of the dirt,” Waters explained. “I didn’t really think anything of it at the time because I … [Read more...] about Waters apologised for dirt-slinging Shootout gaffe