Moves to at least partially close the cockpit in series like IndyCar and Formula One are long overdue, given the injuries and fatalities associated with leaving drivers’ heads wide open. But F1 finally mandated head protection with a “halo” in 2018, and IndyCar will be next—with a device called the “aeroscreen.”
Milestones are often joyous occasions, for those able to suppress the existential dread about getting older and closer to death with each milestone they pass. But Formula One driver Kimi Raikkonen doesn’t want your arbitrary milestones, nor does he want any of the silly celebrations you’ve planned for him.
There’s a new airbag-related recall in the U.S. government’s system, but it isn’t a Takata one—which not enough people are getting done, despite the fatalities linked to it. This new recall, instead, is for the 2019 Honda CR-V, which could potentially pop an airbag open on its driver at any moment.
McLaren tried and failed, miserably, to run the Indianapolis 500 this year, from the wrong paint color causing the team to miss nearly two days of track time to mistakes in converting inches into the metric system. But that and its failure to qualify for the big race won’t derail its IndyCar plans—whatever those may…
After becoming a meme at the 24 Hours of Le Mans last year, one might think BMW would prefer a more quiet day-long race this time around. Instead, BMW’s making news before the race begins—by announcing that after just one season, Le Mans will mark the end of its time in the World Endurance Championship.
Car dealerships get a bad reputation, and often for good reason. But if there’s anything that can break the “stealerships” and don’t-forget-valet-mode vibes, it’s kindly allowing a family of 16 ducks to move into the showroom.
It shouldn’t be much of a surprise that Subaru still has decent manual sales in a market where carmakers can’t give a third pedal away, given that its buyers are often either outdoorsy dog people or street hoons. But manual take rates in the BRZ and WRX, at least in the U.S., even manage to outshine the Mazda Miata—as…
Honda’s new city car, the Honda E, is a few things: fully electric, absolutely adorable, and, as far as we know, not currently destined for America. But buyers in areas of Europe can now reserve the E in one of five colors, and Honda’s bold choices didn’t fizzle out when it came to deciding what those would be.
Cheesy sayings might get annoying over time, but that doesn’t make them any less true. Don’t count your chickens before they’re hatched, after all, would’ve been great advice for those in charge of booking McLaren’s Indy 500 hospitality—now an extravagant monument to its own amazing failure to make the race.
Andreas Nikolaus “Niki” Lauda, a legendary figure of perseverance in the face of adversity and three-time Formula One world champion who remained a fixture in the sport even after his racing days were long over, has died, according to his family members. He was 70.
Here at Jalopnik, we try not to be redundant in the subject matter of our blogs. Redundancy would be boring for us, boring for you, and would eventually rid us of our prized spot on your bookmark bar. But if there’s anything that needs to be said again, and again, and again, it’s this: Cars are meant to be driven.
Motorsport’s big star in an always-faltering car, Fernando Alonso, was one of three drivers who failed to make the field for this year’s Indianapolis 500—leaving Alonso and his McLaren team with the choice of either trying to buy their way in or going home. They’ve chosen to go home.
British racer Jamie Chadwick—a sports-car and single-seater driver who’s a race winner in British Formula 3, a champion in the British GT GT4 division, and, most recently, leads the points in the women-only W Series championship—just took on a new role: development driver for the Williams Formula One team.
When it comes to new vehicles with manual transmissions, at least in this bleak segment of the global car market we call America, things aren’t great—even the holdouts are shedding their third pedals, and barren sales justify it. But Genesis knew its manual G70 sedan would barely sell, and brought it here anyway.
Robots and the future of ride-hailing, Tesla’s plans for expenses and cost cutting, potential spikes in gas prices on U.S. coasts, emissions wars, and more Nissan-Renault drama. All of this and more in The Morning Shift for Friday, May 17, 2019.
McLaren’s online configurator is one of the most fun to play with—one, because it looks fancy, and two, because of the abundance of paint options that includes more than the usual silver, darker silver, other silver, gray, white, pearlescent white and black. Now, we get to try them all out on the new McLaren GT.
We all misjudge things from time to time, like the third turn at Indianapolis Motor Speedway or the height of a tunnel in relation to a tall truck. Sometimes, we get several (literal) strikes in one day—like Fernando Alonso’s Indianapolis 500 practice car, which wrecked on a wrecker after wrecking on track on…
Given that the two Mercedes Formula One teammates have finished first and second in all five races so far this year, the thought might have crossed your mind to sleep in—or take a daytime nap during, depending on where you live—a race or two. But cool it, because even Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff doesn’t think it’s…
The Indianapolis 500 is a nearly two-week affair, meaning there’s plenty of time to get the wrecks out of the way before the big day. That’s exactly what retired Formula One star Fernando Alonso did, spinning into more than one wall on just the second day of practice on Wednesday.
The Formula One Dutch Grand Prix is back next year for the first time in more than three decades, at the same track it last ran at in 1985—Circuit Zandvoort, along the Netherlands’ North Sea coast. But nice scenery and triumphant return to a historic track aside, some drivers think it’ll be rather uneventful to watch.