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Racing

  • The 10 fastest production cars ever to lap the Nürburgring

    If you hold even a passing interest in speed (the rate at which an object moves, not the amphetamine drug), the Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit in Germany should need no introduction. But, just in case, we’ll give you some handy background before we kick off our latest list -- only the important bits, mind you. We wouldn’t want to bore you with a sleep-inducing history lesson. The terrifyingly undulating track is considered one of the most demanding in the world. The Nordschleife (or “North Loop”) -- as opposed to the newer, safer circuit updated for Formula One -- was built...

  • 8 legendary, ludicrous and utterly lorn Formula 1 innovations

    Since as far back as the invention of the wheel, humans have felt the need to travel faster and faster, preferably in competition with someone else. In today’s world of Formula 1, this insatiable appetite melds both arcane methods of exploding fossil fuels, extraordinarily talented drivers and bleeding edge technology. Innovations are, and were never too far from the sport. That’s not to say all of these innovations were successful. 1. Life's L190 W12 Engine Life Racing Engine’s 1990 season, for example, was a grave embarrassment. Everything about this team was a failure – from the use of FIRST’s diabolical and cumbersome...

  • 5 cars that changed the face of racing forever

    If there's a way to make something competitive, humans will find it. Take the car for instance. It was pretty much built to stop us from drowning in horse poop, but just a few years of the successful construction of the world's first gasoline-powered automobile, we were racing them. According to the wise minds over at Wikipedia, the Parisian magazine Le Petit Journal organized what is considered to be the world's first motoring competition on 23 July 1894. Since then, racing has taken on a variety of forms, from grand tours across continents, to short sprints on drag strips....

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