Trans Am Is The Best Sounding Race Series

SRT isn't completely gone from motorsports. They're still alive and kicking with partner Miller Racing, who runs a sweet lime green Challenger in the Trans-Am series. This short clip of Tommy Kendall's Challenger and another competitor's Camaro proves that Trans Am is now the best sounding race series in existence. » 11/23/14 4:58pm Today 4:58pm

Jenson Button Has A Chat With McLaren Head Ron Dennis

Sky F1 captured some footage of driver-sans-2015-contract Jenson Button meeting with McLaren CEO Ron Dennis after the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Although we're fairly certain Alonso will be driving for McLaren next year, no one knows who his teammate will be. » 11/23/14 12:42pm Today 12:42pm

Lewis Hamilton Is Your 2014 Formula One World Driver's Champion

An unfortunate power unit failure on lap 25 took Nico Rosberg out of contention for the Formula One World Driver's Championship, giving Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton the win. The two teammates were neck-and-neck for the WDC title, even more so because of the double points Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. » 11/23/14 9:43am Today 9:43am

Why Mercedes Having A "Shrink" At Abu Dhabi Is Nothing Crazy

Several tabloids this week have run sensational headlines claiming that the Mercedes Formula One teams have a "shrink" on standby to console the loser of this year's World Driver's Championship after the final race at Abu Dhabi. Here's why they're all a sack of turds for singling Mercedes out on this. » 11/23/14 7:32am Today 7:32am

Caption This: Caterham's Finbarr The Burninator

Bless his heart, Caterham adminstrator Finbarr O'Connell tried to field questions from the media, as he came along with the team to help head up the operation for the weekend. He looks about as out of place as it gets. » 11/22/14 8:04pm Yesterday 8:04pm

Force India Co-Owner Vijay Mallya Is Losing It On Twitter

Formula One's budgetary woes seem to have come to an inevitable head: someone's gotta flip their lid on social media. That someone is Force India co-owner Vijay Mallya, and he's expressing his displeasure by putting Red Bull on blast for their cheaty wings. » 11/22/14 3:54pm Yesterday 3:54pm

Red Bull Gives You Illegal Wings; Faces Grid Penalty

Per the BBC, the FIA will be investigating the front wings on both Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel's Red Bull Racing cars. The FIA, which sanctions Formula One, claims that the current wings flex downwards too much, giving the Red Bull cars an unfair aerodynamic advantage at speed. » 11/22/14 11:55am Yesterday 11:55am

Nico Rosberg Takes Pole At Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton may be ahead in points of Nico Rosberg for the Formula One World Driver's Championship, but Rosberg's going to make winning that difficult. Nico qualified in first during today's qualifying for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, ahead of Hamilton by 0.386 seconds. » 11/22/14 9:48am Yesterday 9:48am

Weekend Motorsports Roundup, Nov. 22-23, 2014

Welcome to the Jalopnik Weekend Motorsports Roundup, where we let you know what's going on in the world of racing, where you can see it, and where you can talk about it all in one convenient place. Where else would you want to spend your weekend? » 11/22/14 7:28am Yesterday 7:28am

How Does Mercedes' Formula One Gearbox Work? An Explainer

Excellent technical resource ScarbsF1 brings us an explainer of the narrow cartridge-style gearbox Mercedes is using this year in its utterly dominant Formula One car, the W05. No one outside the team has seen the internals, so Craig Scarborough and Peter Windsor drew out the basics based on what they know. » 11/21/14 5:57pm Friday 5:57pm

The Beauty And Agony Of Formula 3

From this year's chaotic Macau Grand Prix weekend comes this gorgeous video of the Formula 3 race. Never has a lower-level formula race looked and sounded so epic. There's only fifteen laps in the season finale and the first few were interrupted by a huge crash. Make it count. » 11/21/14 5:23pm Friday 5:23pm

Insanity Is Drag Racing A Jet-Powered Go-Kart

Meet Captain Jack McClure, a racer from the early days of NASCAR who strapped a hydrogen peroxide-powered rocket on the back of a go-kart and went drag racing in it. Here's on-kart footage from his latest runs (at age 88!) at South Georgia Motorsports Park. » 11/21/14 2:00pm Friday 2:00pm

Former NASCAR Driver Who Fled From The Cops Postpones Court 13th Time

Former NASCAR and World of Outlaws driver Tyler Walker led cops on a high-speed chase two years ago outside Las Vegas. Walker received a cornucopia of drug and alcohol related charges on top of a failure to stop for the chase, all of which he has yet to appear in court for. » 11/21/14 12:03pm Friday 12:03pm

Why The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Is This Year's Must-Watch Formula One Race

If you haven't watched a single Formula One race and had to choose only one to pay attention to, clearly, it should be this weekend's upcoming Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Two dominant Mercedes cars are vying for an undetermined championship. Only one can win. » 11/21/14 8:01am Friday 8:01am