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What Vehicle Should I Rent to Drive Iceland's Ring Road? What Vehicle Should I Rent to Drive Iceland's Ring Road?

Iceland has turned into one of those really hip tourist destinations for those quirky people you see on Instagram who are constantly traveling to out-of-the-way places. The airfare is cheap, it’s a relatively small country, and it’s a great jumping-off point for other European destinations.

I Have to Begrudgingly Admit That the W Series Liveries Look Great I Have to Begrudgingly Admit That the W Series Liveries Look Great

Racing’s first top-tier women-only racing category, the W Series, has continued to truck right along as it approaches its on-track debut in May. While the selection process has begun—to be continued later this month—the series hadn’t yet released what their cars would look like. Until today. And I hate that I love…

Nissan and BMW Prepare For a Rough Year Nissan and BMW Prepare For a Rough Year

Nissan slashes sales targets in China, BMW is introducing a savings plan to account for a projected downturn in sales and President Donald Trump is playing out his reelection campaign amid the General Motors-UAW fight in Ohio. All this and more in The Morning Shift for Wednesday, March 20, 2019.

It Finally Happened—Someone Replaced Car Tires With Saw Blades

If Speed Racer taught us anything, it’s that our cars can only be improved by the addition of specialized and ridiculous equipment tailored to suit very specific situations—but how many of us actually put that theory to the test? Finnish YouTube channel Behind the Press has decided to do the heavy lifting for us, by…

Daniel Ricciardo Said His Promotional Schedule Helped Kill His Australian Grand Prix Hopes Daniel Ricciardo Said His Promotional Schedule Helped Kill His Australian Grand Prix Hopes

Daniel Ricciardo had one hell of a tough time at Formula One’s season opener in Melbourne, Australia this past weekend. On his new team debut with Renault and in his home country, he qualified 12th, only to completely destroy his front wing mere seconds after the race had started. This led to an early retirement,…

Watch F1 Champion Lewis Hamilton Bring Up the Moon Landing Hoax to Actual Astronauts Watch F1 Champion Lewis Hamilton Bring Up the Moon Landing Hoax to Actual Astronauts

Believe it or not, Formula One drivers are real people, too. They have heroes and they can get awkward when faced with those heroes, just like the rest of us. Sometimes, it can be comforting to know you’re not the only person out there who brings up absurd subjects at the wrong time—sort of like Lewis Hamilton asking…

How to Drink Your Way Through Every F1 Race in 2019 How to Drink Your Way Through Every F1 Race in 2019

Congratulations to everyone who has survived the Formula One off-season! I know what you’re thinking: “Man, I really wish someone told me all the best things to drink during every race this year.” Well, never fear. I, a master mixologist and motorsport expert, have compiled a list of what to drink during every Grand…

Your Guide to the 2019 Formula One Season Your Guide to the 2019 Formula One Season

This weekend heralds the kick-off of the 2019 Formula One season, and it’s time to get back in the swing of watching beautiful race cars at ungodly hours of the morning! Whether you’re a longtime fan who tunes out of the F1 circus during the off-season or a new fan interested in trying something new, we have you…

MotoE's Future Goes Up in Flames MotoE's Future Goes Up in Flames

Disaster struck nascent international electric motorcycle series MotoE on Wednesday night during the series’ pre-season testing event in Jerez, Spain. Every single Energica Ego Corsa bike was burned in a currently unexplained paddock fire, spelling tragedy for the entire sport.

Makthaverskan — 'Demands' Makthaverskan — 'Demands'

Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams.

Here's Why F1 Drivers Don't Hit the Wrong Buttons on Their Complicated Steering Wheels Here's Why F1 Drivers Don't Hit the Wrong Buttons on Their Complicated Steering Wheels

If you’ve ever caught sight of a Formula One car’s steering wheel, chances are you took one look and went, “what the hell?” There are, approximately, one million buttons and dials that each have a different function and each look intimidating as hell. Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 understands that confusion—and they’ve…

Karma Automotive Keeps Trying With a New Electric Designed by Pininfarina Karma Automotive Keeps Trying With a New Electric Designed by Pininfarina

Fisker Automotive, once a luxury plug-in hybrid startup whose sedan had a distinctive face and a little problem with fires, was reborn several years ago under new ownership as Karma Automotive. It has big plans to do what Fisker could not, and now at next month’s Shanghai Motor Show, we’ll see its next move.

Susie Wolff Becomes the First Female Team Principal to Win a Race in Formula E Susie Wolff Becomes the First Female Team Principal to Win a Race in Formula E

If female drivers are uncommon in racing, female team principals are rarer still. Former F1 test driver Susie Wolff—now heading the Venturi team in Formula E—is one of those few team principals. And she’s just secured her first win as team principal, making history in the series.

Why Red Bull Racing Is Threatening to Leave F1, Again Why Red Bull Racing Is Threatening to Leave F1, Again

It seems like Red Bull Racing threatens to leave Formula One at least once a season. When things might not go its way, the team releases a lot of vague threats that they’ll ditch the series. So far, those threats haven’t culminated in anything serious—but Red Bull is back at it again before the 2019 season has even…

Here's How the 2019 Toyota Corolla Stacks Up Against Ferraris and Lamborghinis Here's How the 2019 Toyota Corolla Stacks Up Against Ferraris and Lamborghinis

When it comes to comparison tools on car purchasing websites, it generally helps to compare your desired car to, well, its competitors. If you’re looking at buying a Toyota Corolla, for example, there’s a better chance that you’d want to see how it compares to a Honda Accord than a Bentley. But on Toyota’s website,…

Watch This BMW E30 Become the Fastest Car on Ice

After experiencing my first winter in a state that actually drops below freezing, I’ve come to appreciate anyone who has the immense skill that it takes to control a car at high speeds on ice. And I’m just sitting here with my jaw-dropped watching this BMW E30 M3 become the fastest car on ice like it was no problem at…

This Is the Year You Start Watching IndyCar This Is the Year You Start Watching IndyCar

IndyCar tends to get a bad rap in the racing world. Not as elite or as large-scale as F1, not as rooted in American motorsport NASCAR, not as ground-breaking as Formula E, IndyCar is often pegged as something to shrug off—with the exception of the Indy 500. But, friends, IndyCar is an untapped reservoir of incredible…

There Are Too Many Damn Cars There Are Too Many Damn Cars

The car industry is consolidating in the name of technology, EPA standards might prove to be unsustainable, and self-driving cars are falling into chaos as a result of one autonomous technology being utilized across the board. All this and more in The Morning Shift for Thursday, March 7, 2019.

Super Formula Has the Best Looking Open Wheel Cars This Year Super Formula Has the Best Looking Open Wheel Cars This Year

I gotta say, there are some good looking open wheel cars hitting the track around the world this season. Formula One is as classy as ever with its 2019 regulations. IndyCar keeps refining their road course and oval packages. But they’re nothing compared to what Super Formula is racing this year.

Formula E's Partially Indoor London ePrix Circuit Has the Most Ridiculous Layout Formula E's Partially Indoor London ePrix Circuit Has the Most Ridiculous Layout

It’s been two years since Formula E lost their London ePrix at Battersea Park, the series’ season finale. The rumor mill has been active ever since with speculation of a UK return—now, we’ve finally got confirmation that the series will be back in London. And the circuit—partially indoor with 23 turns—is going to be…

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