Motorsports

First Porsche 917 Restored

First Porsche 917, from 1969, is Being Restored to its Original Condition

On the evening of 10 March 1969, mere months after Hans Mezger’s initial ideas and design sketches, the first Porsche 917 with chassis number 001 is completed – with just two days to go before the official press event showcasing the new Porsche Group 4 sports cars at the Geneva A...
Formula 2 Silverstone Classic

Fan of Historic Formula 2? Get Ready for this Summer’s Silverstone Classic

Living up to its illustrious reputation as the world’s biggest historic motor racing festival, this summer’s Silverstone Classic welcomes the greatest Formula 2 grid of all time. Added to this year’s packed-programme for the very first time as part of a never-seen-before retro...
McLaren Automotive IMSA Sportscar Championship Deal

McLaren Automotive Confirms Multi-Year Deal With IMSA Sportscar Championshi...

McLaren Automotive confirmed as official automotive partner with IMSA, the premier sanctioning body for sports car competition in North America McLaren 720S GT3 confirmed to contest IMSA WeatherTech Sprint Cup with customer team Compass Racing McLaren 720S GT3 to make c...
Volkswagen ID. R Nürburgring– Nordschleife Record Attempt

Volkswagen ID. R Ready for Its Record Attempt on the Nürburgring-Nordschlei...

The Volkswagen ID. R has completed the next series of tests in preparation for the challenges that lie ahead. After working on the aerodynamics in the wind tunnel, the most recent tests at the racetracks in Le Castellet and Alès (both France) focused on the energy management soft...

Ballot 3/8 LC – First Ever Italian Grand Prix Winner to be on Display...

The first extraordinary car has been confirmed for this year’s Concours of Elegance: a Ballot 3/8 LC famous for winning the first ever Italian Grand Prix in 1921. This impeccable piece of motorsport history is just one of a line-up of over 60 rare and exotic motor cars set to tak...
Lotus Evora GT4 Concept Race Car

Lotus Evora GT4 Concept Race Car Unveiled at Shanghai Auto Show

Marking a return to the international racing arena, one of the most famous names in competitive motorsport, Lotus, launches its brand new Lotus Evora GT4 Concept. Using 70-plus years of engineering innovation on road and track, the iconic company unveils its latest, British-built...
Bugatti won the First Grand Prix in Monaco in 1929

Retrospective: Ninety Years Ago Bugatti Won the First Monaco Grand Prix

When the start flag lowers at 13:30, the racing cars roar. Among others, a Bugatti Type 35 B stands at the front. A familiar image for years. But this time something is different, even though Bugatti and motorsports have been inseparable for ten years. Nevertheless, 1929 marks a ...
Aston Martin Vantage GT3 Blancpain Debut

Aston Martin Vantage GT3 Set to Make Monza Blancpain Debut

Aston Martin Racing works drivers Jonny Adam, Maxime Martin and Nicki Thiim will spearhead the British marque’s challenge in the opening round of the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup at Monza, in Italy, this weekend with the Aston Martin Vantage Gt3. Three of Aston Mart...
50 Years of Porsche 917 Celebrated at Goodwood

50 Years of Porsche 917 Celebrated at Goodwood

Four world premieres at 77th Goodwood Members Meeting in Great Britain: For the first time, Porsche presents four driving examples of the 917 around the challenging Goodwood Motor Circuit – including the first 917, chassis 001 which has been restored just in time for this year’s ...