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IndyCar Will Use This Sleek 'Aeroscreen' for Cockpit Protection Starting Next Year IndyCar Will Use This Sleek 'Aeroscreen' for Cockpit Protection Starting Next Year

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.”

It's Kimi Raikkonen's Party and He'll Cancel It if He Wants To It's Kimi Raikkonen's Party and He'll Cancel It if He Wants To

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.

Honda Recalls 120,000 CR-Vs Because the Airbag Could Randomly Go Off in Your Face Honda Recalls 120,000 CR-Vs Because the Airbag Could Randomly Go Off in Your Face

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 Won’t Let Its Massive Indy 500 Failure Derail Its IndyCar Future McLaren Won’t Let Its Massive Indy 500 Failure Derail Its IndyCar Future

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…

BMW and Its Gigantic M8 Will Pull Out of WEC After Le Mans BMW and Its Gigantic M8 Will Pull Out of WEC After Le Mans

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.

Orlando Car Dealership Adopts Giant Duck Family Orlando Car Dealership Adopts Giant Duck Family

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.

U.S. Buyers Still Overwhelmingly Choose a Manual for the Subaru BRZ and WRX U.S. Buyers Still Overwhelmingly Choose a Manual for the Subaru BRZ and WRX

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…

The All-Electric Honda E Comes in Five Delightful Colors The All-Electric Honda E Comes in Five Delightful Colors

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.

McLaren Will Host a $50,000 Monument to Its Failure at the Indy 500 McLaren Will Host a $50,000 Monument to Its Failure at the Indy 500

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.

Niki Lauda, Formula One Legend and Three-Time World Champion, Dead at 70 Niki Lauda, Formula One Legend and Three-Time World Champion, Dead at 70

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.

Drive Your Cars You Cowards Drive Your Cars You Cowards

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.

McLaren Won't Buy Its Way Into the Indy 500 McLaren Won't Buy Its Way Into the Indy 500

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.

W Series Points Leader Jamie Chadwick Becomes Williams F1 Development Driver W Series Points Leader Jamie Chadwick Becomes Williams F1 Development Driver

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.

Genesis Gave the G70 a Manual Transmission Even Though It Knew Barely Anybody Would Buy One Genesis Gave the G70 a Manual Transmission Even Though It Knew Barely Anybody Would Buy One

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.

Even Robot Drivers Won't Make Ride-Hailing Cheaper Than Owning a Car: Study Even Robot Drivers Won't Make Ride-Hailing Cheaper Than Owning a Car: Study

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.

How Would You Configure Your Grand-Touring, $210,000 McLaren GT? How Would You Configure Your Grand-Touring, $210,000 McLaren GT?

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.

Wrecker Transporting Fernando Alonso’s Wrecked Indy 500 Practice Car Also Wrecks Wrecker Transporting Fernando Alonso’s Wrecked Indy 500 Practice Car Also Wrecks

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…

Mercedes F1 Boss Says It's Not Realistic to Think His Team Will Win Every Race This Year Mercedes F1 Boss Says It's Not Realistic to Think His Team Will Win Every Race This Year

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…

Fernando Alonso Goes for a Spin, or Two, in Indianapolis 500 Practice

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.

We’re Getting a Dutch Grand Prix but F1 Drivers Think It Could Be Terrible We’re Getting a Dutch Grand Prix but F1 Drivers Think It Could Be Terrible

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.

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