-Landmark autonomous race to take place at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2021. -IMS, Energy Systems Network, Dallara Automobili and Clemson University join forces to power competition featuring $1 million prize. -Five universities already registered to form race teams and enter the event.
SCORE Baja 1000 More than five decades in the making, November’s BFGoodrich Tires 52nd annual SCORE Baja 1000, presented by 4 Wheel Parts, has a perspective like no other on the history of desert racing. Advance racer-registration continues until 8 p.m. (PT) on Monday, Nov.11 at www.score-international.com for this year’s legendary competition.
Formula E Ever since DS Techeetah’s Jean-Eric Vergne clinched his second global title in the shadow of Manhattan in July, the reigning champ has been a wanted man. Beneath him lie 23 challengers – the world’s best all-electric drivers – out for one thing: his championship crown.
by Stephen Cox This car was mean-looking and low slung. The roofline didn’t rise any higher than a Lamborghini. The tires were huge; the widest I’d seen since the last time I was in a sprint car. Maybe that’s why my neck started to ache halfway through the race. The cornering speed of this car was amazing. My car owner, Dan Merservey Sr., just kept asking, “Stephen, are you having fun?” Heck, yes. Just standing beside it was fun. Actually driving it was euphoric.
German marque enters its maiden Formula E season With the international premiere of the Porsche 99X Electric, Porsche has reached another milestone on the way to the works entry in the 2019/2020 season of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship. “Today is an important day. Porsche regular drivers Neel Jani and Andre Lotterer played an active role in the car presentation with players from around the world.
Vergne again Formula E champ Robin Frijns rounded out the season in style with victory in New York for Envision Virgin Racing, as Jean-Eric Vergne pulled his way up into the points to clinch the ABB FIA Formula E Championship. Vergne drove a clean and clever race, staying out of trouble and advancing up the order to seventh place and securing a second successive title. The DS TECHEETAH driver did enough to defend his crown and become the first back-to-back champion in Formula E history.
Buemi wins in New York but disaster strikes Vergne
Formula E Nissan e.dams' Sebastien Buemi won a chaotic ABB FIA Formula E race in New York, while Jean-Eric Vergne had his standings lead cut after he was involved in multiple crashes. Nissan e.dams driver and Poleman Sebastien Buemi pulled away, taking an early lead while the rest of the pack made its way around the 1.4 mile Brooklyn street circuit.
Formula E Jean-Eric Vergne scooped another victory in a frantic battle on the streets of Bern. Evans challenged for the lead but settled for second and home race hero Buemi made the podium in third. In the final seconds, heavy rain led to slippery conditions as Vergne desperately tried to retain his lead and get across the line despite Evans continuing to attack. Drifting through the corners, the top four went nose to tail across the finish line with Vergne first, Evans second and Buemi leading Lotterer in third and fourth.
Win for Audi Lucas di Grassi took victory in his Audi team in the Berlin E-Prix for his second ABB FIA Formula E win of 2018/19. Former champ Lucas di Grassi (Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler), eager to climb up from his third place start, passed HWA Racelab's Stoffel Vandoorne on Turn 6, five minutes into the race. Just minutes later, the Brazilian challenged Buemi for the top spot, passing once again on Turn 6 and he led all the way from there.
4-way battle for lead Starting from Pole, DS Techeetah's Jean-Eric Vergne pulled away with Mahindra's Pascal Wehrlein close behind in second and Nissan e.dams Oliver Rowland. Despite clinching Pole in the Super Pole shoot out, the British driver was put back after a three place grid penalty was carried over from the Paris race.
by Stephen Cox Al Unser, Sr. used a hotel lobby display car to win at Indianapolis in 1987. 46-year-old Juan Fangio broke and re-broke the Nurburgring lap record three times during his miracle Formula One victory in 1957. Every motorsport enthusiast can recite a list of the great driving performances in auto racing history. But many of the sport's truly amazing drives will never be known, not because the feats were less dramatic but because they occurred at amateur events with anonymous drivers. Like this one.
Frijns is Formula E's eighth different winner in eight races
Typical Formula E crap-shoot In Paris Dutch driver Robin Frijns, driving for Envision, won a wet and crash-strewn Paris E-Prix on Saturday to become the all-electric Formula E series’ eighth different winner in eight races this season and seize the overall lead. He was joined on the podium by Germans Andre Lotterer, for DS Techeetah, and Daniel Abt for Audi. Brazilian Lucas di Grassi was fourth for Audi.
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