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Azerbaijan GP: Sebastian Vettel hits Lewis Hamilton as Daniel Ricciardo wins

<b>Sebastian Vettel was penalised for driving into Lewis Hamilton in a chaotic and incident-packed Azerbaijan Grand Prix but the German still extended his title lead as a loose head restraint cost the Briton victory.</b><p>A remarkable race that featured three safety cars and several crashes, including …

Auto Racing

Ricciardo kisses barrier, qualifies a disappointing 10th in Baku

Daniel Ricciardo only qualifies 10th in Azerbaijan after clipping a barrier near the end coming out of turn six on a hazardous Baku street circuit …

Auto Racing

Formula 1: Daniel Ricciardo takes blame for session-ending shunt

Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo accepted responsibility for his session-ending crash during qualifying for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, after carrying too …

Auto Racing

Formula 1: Ferrari still has ‘good chance’ in race - Sebastian Vettel

Sebastian Vettel reckons Ferrari still has a “good chance” of overhauling Mercedes at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, despite a sub-par qualifying …

Auto Racing

Blancpain: Bentley breaks three-year win drought at Paul Ricard 1000km

<b>Bentley broke its winless run in the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup with a comprehensive victory in the 1000km contest at Circuit Paul …

Formula 1: Niki Lauda has ‘never seen anything’ like Lewis Hamilton's Baku pole lap

Mercedes Executive Chairman Niki Lauda heaped praise on Lewis Hamilton, claiming that he has “never seen anything” like the Briton’s pole position …

Auto Racing

Formula 1: Lance Stroll lifted by best F1 qualifying run

Lance Stroll expressed optimism as he backed up his encouraging practice pace with his best qualifying result of his nascent F1 career at the …

Auto Racing

The Next Renaultsport Megane Will Have Trick Four-Wheel Steering

In addition to the 4Control announcement, Renault has also confirmed that - as with previous RS Meganes - there’ll be a Cup chassis option. No …

Autos

10 Iconic Le Mans Cars That Didn't Win The Race

Much like great F1 drivers who never won at Monaco, or a top cricketer who never made the honours’ board at Lord’s, there have been some great …

Motorsport

A Vanagon Syncro, RWB Porsche, And The Great Coastal Surfing Road Trip

Story and photography courtesy of VAST Life<p>We love a good road trip story, whether that be crossing The Sudan in an Alfa Romeo Sprint GT, cruising …

Road Trips

The 24 Hours Of Le Mans Experience

Photography by Alex Sobran<p>The 24 Hours of Le Mans is a test of endurance for the teams of drivers, mechanics, engineers, pit crews, and strategists, …

Motorsport

Meet The Tyre Kicker Club: A Secretive Meeting Of Motorheads

Photography by Ted Gushue<p>A few weeks ago I had the distinct pleasure of joining an incredible group of people at Daylesford farm in Gloucestershire, …

Networking

Penning A Love Letter To A BMW E24 6-Series, The ‘Great White Shark’

Photography by Ricky Shull<p>I had already known you for a couple of years before we were brought together, and when I first saw you, I was blown away. …

Fish

Keiichi Tsuchiya​ in a Honda NSX GT at Le Mans in 1994

GALLERY: Behind The Scenes On Our Ferrari 308 Film Shoot

Each week with every film we produce we’re going to aim to give you a bit of a gallery from behind the scenes. This week we take a ride from the …

Supercars

Years Of Searching And Wrenching Led To This Crisp Mazda RX-7

Photography by Andrew Golseth<p>Story by Alex Martinez<p>I have always believed that cars have a soul, and having owned many projects over the years, I’ve …

Attilio Fantini’s Collection Is A Never-Ending Story

Photography by Rosario Liberti<p>It was 1969 and he was an 18-year-old boy. At that time, nobody could ever imagine the actual scene, not even himself, …

Classic Cars

GALLERY: Highlights From The New York International Auto Show

Photography by Kieran Buttrick<p>Why is Petrolicious interested in events like this? It’s not just for the cars—after all, there’s a noticeable dearth …

Auto Shows

1966 Lola T70 MkII Spyder

The first Lola T70 was built in 1965 based directly on the lessons learnt at Lola during the development of the Ford GT40 for the Americans. In turn, …

Motorsport

1992 Ferrari F40

The Ferrari F40 is considered by some to be the first supercar, but those who have driven one will tell you it’s probably better described as being …

Classic Cars

Film: Building the Chrysler Proving Grounds – Circa 1954

This film was produced for Chrysler to show off their new proving grounds in the mid-1950s. The film was made by Wilding Picture Productions, and it …

Architecture

1973 Iso Grifo Series II

A Brief History of the Iso Grifo<p>The Iso Grifo was developed by a dream team of Italians in the 1960s, the body design was penned by Giorgetto …

Classic Cars

Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series Prototype Sounds Vicious at the 'Ring

AMG's most hardcore GT variant yet finally makes a camouflaged appearance on the Nurburgring.<p>Back in November, AMG head Tobias Moers confirmed his division is developing a hardcore Black Series variant of the brand's flagship AMG GT, due out sometime in 2018. Now, thanks to this latest spy video …

Trucks

Lamborghini's Most Famous Test Driver on What Makes the Countach so Thrilling

Valentino Balboni test drove every car Lamborghini built for 40 years. He still gets excited by the Countach.<p>If anyone could find driving a Lamborghini to be unremarkable, it's former company test driver Valentino Balboni. He spent his career road testing every single car Lamborghini made, in a …

Classic Cars

Meet the Man Who Daily-Drives a 725,000-Mile 1976 Porsche 911 Turbo

The original Turbo was so challenging, they call it the Widowmaker. For Bill MacEachern, it's his daily driver—even in Canadian winters.<p>Porsche is past building its one millionth 911, and that's kind of a big deal. With demand for 911s being higher than ever, it seems that no matter how much demand …

Autos

We All Know the Ferrari Testarossa Is Gorgeous, But What's It Like to Drive?

There's a reason this car appears on millions of bedroom wall posters.<p>Starting in 1984, Ferrari built 7177 Testarossas before upgrading the platform to 512 TR specification in 1991. But among vintage Ferraris, the Testarossa went under-appreciated for many years, for two main reasons: An F40 is …

Autos

Steve McQueen's Le Mans-Starring Porsche 917 Can Be Yours

The 1970 917K that starred in Steve McQueen's Le Mans will go up for auction at Pebble Beach in August.<p>During Monterey Car Week this August, perhaps the most famous Porsche 917 in the world will cross the auction block. This 1970 Gulf-liveried 917K was used as a test car for Le Mans before becoming …

Motorsport

The Trials and Tribulations of an All American Team at Le Mans

The American Keating Motorsports team ran an American Riley chassis at the endurance classic last week, with their share of issues. We checked in throughout the race to see just how hard Le Mans can be.<p>Car dealer Ben Keating wanted to race his own car at Le Mans in 2017. Car builder Bill Riley had …

Motorsport

Baku Might Actually Be the Most Challenging Circuit on the F1 Calendar

This street circuit in Azerbaijan could have Monaco beat for the most close calls. And of course, some wrecks.<p>This weekend marks the eighth round of the 2017 Formula One championship, with the series returning to Azerbaijan and the Baku street circuit for the second time. Like Monaco and Singapore, …

Auto Racing