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Just how important is speed? For IndyCar and NASCAR, the official line is that speed still has meaning and relevance, but not to the detriment of the quality of the racing, or safety. Seems reasonable enough, and in the case of the Verizon IndyCar Series and Indianapolis Motor Speedway, it doesn't close the door on someone finally breaking Arie Luyendyk's 237.498mph single-lap record or 236.986mp...
Monday, 15 August 2016
Nobody designs or builds a racecar for reasons as amorphous as "greatness." Mostly, they do it for more tangible goals: to be as fast and competitive as possible, and hopefully win races and champion...
Thursday, 14 July 2016
In the afterglow of two motorsports monuments, the Legendary Races issue of RACER, on sale now, presents 41 pages that go inside the glory – and heartbreak – of the Indianapolis 500 and the 24 Hours ...
Monday, 23 May 2016
There are teams that have existed for longer – Scuderia Ferrari and McLaren, albeit in two guises, spring to mind. But none have sustained a level of excellence, or accumulated the scale and variety ...
Wednesday, 13 April 2016
It was only when we'd assembled our cast of heroes for RACER's 24th anniversary issue that we noticed an obvious link: given their natural modesty and self-effacing style, none of these guys would re...
Friday, 11 March 2016
There’s always pressure on Ferrari to deliver in Formula 1. It comes with the territory when you’re the oldest, most storied and charismatic marque in the ultimate motorsports arena. Yet heading into...
Thursday, 10 December 2015
How do you analyze something as instinctive and ethereal as the ability to drive a racecar faster than anybody else? Sure, you can break down certain techniques or traits, but that doesn’t entirely e...
Friday, 30 October 2015
Be careful what you wish for... In theory, the hybrid power units introduced to Formula 1 in 2014 would be the catalyst for returning it to a position of technological relevance it hadn't enjoyed sin...
Wednesday, 16 September 2015
Justin Wilson was one of those guys we had on speed dial for whenever RACER wanted an intelligent, considered and balanced opinion on the motorsport matters of the day, because he was extraordinary s...
Wednesday, 05 August 2015
The KISS ethos – Keep It Simple, Stupid – is one that rarely creates great racecars. Generally, the machines that earned big numbers at the time, and still earn big plaudits decades later, are ones t...
Friday, 26 June 2015
The day after the 83rd running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans was the last day before our July issue went to press, and we were feeling pretty pleased with ourselves. Yet again the GT classes provided th...
Friday, 22 May 2015
Rose-tinted spectacles regularly emerge when racing folk get together to remember the good times, and sooner or later, the topic of driver versatility will come up. “Whatever happened to that breed o...
Friday, 27 March 2015
There was one moment on his first visit to the Racing Capital of the World – a fact-finding mission in October 1962 — when Jimmy Clark's pride got the better of him. He was not impressed at having to...
Monday, 09 March 2015
It's just as well a picture paints a thousand words, because the Nissan LM GT-R NISMO rendered us speechless when we first saw under the skin. Designer Ben Bowlby has again ignored convention, but no...
Friday, 19 December 2014
What a sense of relief. The Formula 1 World Championship was not decided by the double points available in the finale. Another sense of relief. This gimmick has now been dismissed to F1's Room of Lam...
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