Formula One World Championship

F1 Preview. German Grand Prix. 2000 – Invasion

RaceSaturday, July 19th, 2014

Rubens Barrichello takes his first Formula 1 victory after a little help from a track invader. It had been sometime since Formula 1 had seen a track invasion, one over-excited fan...

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HSCC Superprix. Super Sounds of the Seventies

RaceThursday, July 17th, 2014

crankandpiston.com – and long-time contributor Tim Brown – head for a nostalgic afternoon of motorsport at Brands Hatch in the UK, courtesy of the HSCC Superprix. For the second time in...

24H du Mans 2014

The sounds of motorsport. It really IS necessar...

RaceThursday, July 17th, 2014

Sound is essential to motorsport. I like to think that half the experience of watching a race, be it Formula 1 or the 24 Hours of Le Mans, is the noise...

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Onboard with Jeff Zwart at Pikes Peak 2014

RaceThursday, July 17th, 2014

We join Jeff Zwart board the Porsche GT3 Cup Turbo Hill Climb Special on the 2014 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. From the driver’s seat. *NOW UPDATED WITH NEW VIDEO. Motorsport...

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VIDEO. Ferrari 330 P4. Restoring the balance

RaceWednesday, July 16th, 2014

Considered by many to be one of the greatest and most beautiful endurance race cars ever built, the Ferrari 330 P4. We all know the story of the Ford GT40: Henry...

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Why NASCAR is NOT the essence of motorsport

RaceMonday, July 14th, 2014

A couple of days ago, crankandpiston’s own Phil McGovern suggested that NASCAR represents the essence of motorsport, and on the one hand he makes a good point: big power, big crowds,...

Irish Drif Championship. Round 3

Irish Drift Championship Round 3. Team Japspeed

RaceSunday, July 13th, 2014

Round 3 of the Irish Drift Championship at Mondello Park raises the bar for international drifting. This is Global Warfare The Irish Drift Championship is one of the hardest fought drift...

NASCAR

NASCAR. It’s the ESSENCE of Motorsport. Discuss

RaceSaturday, July 12th, 2014

I’m about to go out on a major limb and suggest something ludicrous. Is NASCAR the true essence of Motorsport? This is not a post that should lead to lambasting the...

Tanner Foust & Scott Speed Talk VW Beetle Racecar

VW Rallycross Beetle. Tanner Foust & Scott...

RaceWednesday, July 9th, 2014

Tanner Foust & Scott Speed Talk VW Beetle Racecar The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand delivered over three million vehicles in the first half year for the first time in the company’s...

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Electric Mazda MX5 toasts a Tesla Model S

RaceWednesday, July 9th, 2014

An 85kWh Tesla Model S Performance Package takes on a Mazda MX5 with an Electric Motor Conversion in a 1/4 mile drag race. The Tesla Model S is no slouch in...

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McLaren F1 GTR Long-tail. Kenny Brack. Goodwood...

RaceWednesday, July 9th, 2014

Indy 500 winner Kenny Brack, takes a McLaren F1 GTR up the hill at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed in spectacular style. We are big fans of Kenny Brack. The...

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Caterham F1 Team by the numbers

RaceFriday, July 4th, 2014

Little known facts you might not know about the recently sold Caterham F1 Team. It’s no secret that the Tony Fernandes’ reign as team principal has now come to an end,...