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Ferrari's Bad Tire Strategy at the Hungarian Grand Prix Wasn't Even Recommended as an Alternate By Pirelli

Mon, 08/01/2022 - 12:30pm

Ferrari, the team that has competed in Formula 1 longer than any other, is still apparently in the midst of a learning curve. This last weekend at the Hungarian Grand Prix, the team opted for a tire strategy so poor that it wasn’t recommended by tire supplier Pirelli in any capacity. Because Ferrari, of course, knows…

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World Supersport Rider Faked an Injury to Save His Race and Instead Got a Race Ban

Mon, 08/01/2022 - 12:18pm

Flopping, exaggerating or faking contact or injury to encourage officials to call a foul has become such an endemic aspect of professional sports that it has become cliché to make fun of the practice. Now, it seems like flopping has made its first appearance in international motorcycle racing, in the Supersport World…

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New Jersey City Councilwoman Didn't Even Slow Down After Hitting Cyclist: Video

Mon, 08/01/2022 - 10:52am

Video footage released by New Jersey mayor’s office the last week of a councilwoman striking a bicyclist last month and driving away is causing residents and fellow city councilmembers to demand her resignation.

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Carmakers Think They're Recession-Proof

Mon, 08/01/2022 - 10:24am

Car manufacturers have decided they’re going to jump from peak to peak, everyone and their mother is investing in semiconductor production, and VinFast officially has a U.S. showroom presence. All that and more in The Morning Shift for Monday, August 1, 2022.

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Aston Martin Will Replace Sebastian Vettel With Fernando Alonso

Mon, 08/01/2022 - 9:49am

If you asked Alpine Formula 1 team principal Otmar Szafnauer at last weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix if he’d have two-time champion Fernando Alonso in his car again next year, he would have probably affirmed it with confidence. Yet here we are on Monday, and Alonso has announced he’s headed elsewhere in 2023 — to Aston…

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What Dead Car Would You Revive as an EV?

Mon, 08/01/2022 - 9:17am

Turning dead automotive nameplates into electric vehicles is so hot right now… especially for the Detroit Big Three automakers.

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Traffic Jams: Gearld Wilson - 'Viva Tirado'

Mon, 08/01/2022 - 8:30am

While jazz isn’t as popular and mainstream as it once was, there have been times when the genre crossed over into other genres to reach more listeners. The same happened with this song composed by Viva Tirado.

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At $15,500, Will This 2001 BMW Z3 3.0 Sell as Quick as a Bunny?

Mon, 08/01/2022 - 8:00am

It seems that while we weren’t paying attention, asking prices on little BMW roadsters like today’s Nice Price or No Dice Z3 3.0 have been quickly creeping up. Let’s see if this one has crept too much.

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The 2023 Ford Maverick Tremor Is a Little Truck With a Little Lift

Mon, 08/01/2022 - 6:00am

Ford has finally invited the charming Maverick into the Tremor club, whose membership requirements include “be a Ford truck” and “have accent badging.” The littlest truck in Ford’s lineup celebrates its membership in the Tremor club with a one-inch lift and a few new bits and bobs for off-roading.

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IMSA Announces Return to Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2023

Fri, 07/29/2022 - 8:00pm

Indianapolis Motor Speedway is one of the most storied venues in not just racing, but in all of American sports. For over 80 years, the 2.5-mile speedway solely hosted one event per year, the Indianapolis 500. This tradition ended in 1994 with NASCAR visiting the track for the inaugural Brickyard 400, followed by…

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Don't Forget to Make Your Jalopnik IndyCar Fantasy League Picks for the Indianapolis Road Course

Fri, 07/29/2022 - 7:00pm

This weekend, the IndyCar series is heading back to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course for a Saturday afternoon event. That means it’s time to get your Jalopnik IndyCar Fantasy League picks submitted!

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The Red Flags F1 Podcast Is the Only Racing Pod You Need

Fri, 07/29/2022 - 6:30pm

Here’s the thing. You’re busy. I’m busy. We’re all busy, and trying to find time to squeeze in yet another podcast is perhaps not the easiest thing to do right now — but I don’t care. Clear your schedules, because you’re going to want to listen to the Red Flags F1 Podcast.

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This Is Porsche's Latest Race Car, The 911 GT3 R

Fri, 07/29/2022 - 6:01pm

While attention has been deservedly focused on automakers developing the next generation of sports prototypes, international GT racing is also undergoing a big transformation. With the GT3 category set to become the top production-based class across every major sports car championship, manufacturers are launching new…

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Toyota Corona, Ford Lightning, Dodge Viper: The Dopest Cars I Found for Sale Online

Fri, 07/29/2022 - 5:30pm

When car shopping online, it’s easy to get yourself caught in a niche. As Facebook Marketplace’s algorithm starts to learn what you want, it’ll feed you more and more of the same thing — leaving you with a page entirely made up of listings for 2005 Acura RSXes.

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These Are Your Favorite Automotive Urban Legends

Fri, 07/29/2022 - 4:47pm

Who doesn’t love a good urban legend? The proximity to truth, even if never proven, makes them tantalizing — you know something, something other people don’t, and something that someone may not want you to know. It’s exhilarating. Yesterday, we asked you for your favorite automotive urban legends, and you had a lot of…

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GM Will Cancel Your Warranty if You Buy Your Z06 From a Flipper (Update)

Fri, 07/29/2022 - 4:35pm

Automakers are trying everything they can to combat rampant flipping and reselling of high-demand models. Now, General Motors is taking the fight to those who decide to buy their popular car from a flipper. In a letter sent to dealers signed by Steve Carlisle, president of GM North America, the automaker says “certain…

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That Time I Asked Sebastian Vettel to Sign a Blue Flag

Fri, 07/29/2022 - 3:55pm

Back in 2016, Sebastian Vettel ran into a problem. The former four-time World Champion had made a swap to the Prancing Horse, but his Ferrari was eternally subject to what he considered to be some ill-timed blue flag maneuvers. As he spend the season shouting into the team radio about a competitor not receiving a…

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NASCAR Might Have Found Its 'Formula 1: Drive to Survive' Challenger

Fri, 07/29/2022 - 3:25pm

Since the rapid rise of Formula 1 racing in America thanks to the success of Netflix docuseries Drive to Survive, motorsport series around the world have been trying to replicate the format to draw more eyes to their own competition. So far, most of those knock-offs have been pretty lackluster — but NASCAR just…

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The Chevrolet Colorado Trail Boss and Z71 Can Make ZR2 Power With an Engine Tune

Fri, 07/29/2022 - 2:30pm

Now that the new Chevy Colorado has been announced, it’s clear that the mid-size truck segment is having a moment. The 2023 Chevy Colorado is going to bask in the glow for a bit, before the spotlight returns to the full-size Chevy Silverado. But the new Colorado has the Silverado to thank for its four-cylinder engine

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