Alonso: The McLaren's Steering Locked Up, And The Wind Story Is Crap

McLaren Honda Formula One driver Fernando Alonso has been cleared to race after suffering a concussion in testing, and boy, did he have some bombs to drop about that accident during Thursday's press conference. It wasn't from a gust of wind: the steering actually locked up and sent him into the wall. » 3/26/15 6:13pm Yesterday 6:13pm

Mercedes Formula One Driver Nico Rosberg Uses Maxi Pads

So, maxi pads: they're these things for menstruation. A woman's miserable-time. Surely, you've seen the commercials, or if not, Deadspin has a thorough explainer. Only, for obvious reasons, Nico Rosberg doesn't use them like that. He told Sky Sports at the extremely muggy Malaysia race that he uses them to absorb… » 3/26/15 4:16pm Yesterday 4:16pm

The Porsche 919 Now Comes In The Right Color; Must Now Win Le Mans

Shut. The. Front. Door. Shut down the Internet. Drop everything. And look at this. Porsche just showed off its trio of Le Mans-bound 919 LMP1 race cars, and they finally painted one in the right color. This car is pretty much guaranteed to win. Place all bets on #17. (Oh, and they've got black and white cars, too.) » 3/26/15 2:09pm Yesterday 2:09pm

Drop Everything, Move To Australia: Volvo Could Run A Wagon In Supercars

I'm not entirely sold on the part of the 2017 V8 Supercars rules that allow non-V8 engines to run yet, because I'll admit: I love that sound. On the other hand, I'm all about the part of the 2017 regulations that allow non-sedan body styles, however, because we could be getting a Volvo wagon. REJOICE! » 3/26/15 9:43am Yesterday 9:43am

Bar Refaeli Thinks Danica Patrick Would Make A Great Model

USA Today's For The Win blog snuck in a tasty little nugget in their celebrity Final Four tie-in interview with Bar Refaeli: she thinks NASCAR driver Danica Patrick would, in fact, make a great model. » 3/25/15 4:41pm Wednesday 4:41pm

Nissan LMP1 Passed Its Crash Test; Roll Hoop Now Good For Barrel Rolls

When we last heard an update on the Nissan GT-R LM Nismo, the car was going to sit out the first two rounds of the World Endurance Championship for further development work. One thing to fix was a front roll hoop that didn't pass the FIA's crash tests. Per Darren Cox in the Q&A today, that item just passed. » 3/25/15 2:56pm Wednesday 2:56pm

Ask Nissan Motorsport Head Darren Cox Anything You Want

Nissan has been a busy company lately, both with their ongoing GT Academy program as well as their crazy World Endurance Championship LMP1 racer, the debut of which has been pushed back to the 24 Hours of Le Mans. We'll let you ask what's going on with that live for the next hour or so with Nismo head Darren Cox. » 3/25/15 1:45pm Wednesday 1:45pm

Irwindale Speedway Will Probably Become A Crappy Outlet Mall

Ugh. Southern California has eleventy billion places to go shopping, and only one race track left in Los Angeles County, according to Speedhunters' loving tribute to Formula D's races there. Can't you put your oversized exercise room for old people somewhere else? » 3/24/15 9:57pm Tuesday 9:57pm

Show Us: The Strangest Yellow Caution Flags Thrown In Racing

"Was that invisible debris?" and "I think the officials may be hallucinating in those hot helmets this year" seem to be common laments of NASCAR fans, giving way to conspiracy theories galore about NASCAR throwing flags just to spice things up. So show us: what are the most bizarre caution flags thrown in racing? » 3/23/15 4:24pm Monday 4:24pm

The New Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro Has Way More Hybrid Power

Audi will be switching from the two-megajoule to the four-megajoule sub-class this year within the LMP1 class in the World Endurance Championship. What does that mean? This year's R18 e-tron quattro Le Mans prototype racer gets more hybrid power, delivering more of electric boost for longer periods of time. » 3/23/15 12:10pm Monday 12:10pm

I Need An Off-Road Porsche 911 In My Life

The best car in the 12 Hours of Sebring paddock wasn't one of the party trucks that wandered around with fans yelling "WOOOO" in the bed, or any kind of latest-and-greatest supercar. Nope. Not even close. It was this 1986 Porsche 911 jacked up on nubby tires with a million rally lights up front. I'm...I'm in love. » 3/22/15 12:53pm Sunday 12:53pm

Getting Audited Sucks For Race Cars, Too

All of the Mazda MX-5 teams that participated in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race this weekend were found yanking out their engines after the race on Friday night. Why? According to IMSA, it was time to do a routine audit to make sure everything was in spec. Yes, getting audited sucks for race cars, too. » 3/22/15 11:59am Sunday 11:59am

12 Hours Of Sebring Ends With Total Chaos In GTD Class

"There's no such thing as endurance racing anymore," explained Sébastien Bourdais, who drove the number 5 Action Express Racing that won the 12 Hours of Sebring overall today. "Just a long sprint." If anything proved that theory this weekend, it was the late battle in the GT Daytona class. » 3/22/15 12:55am Sunday 12:55am