Few vehicles invite anthropomorphism — the assignment of animalistic qualities to an inanimate object — more than Porsche's 917 race car. Low, fast and merciless to other automotive prey, the 917 helped make Porsche's name in late-'60s and early-'70s endurance racing.
The 2015 Monte Carlo Rally will break with tradition and run the legendary Col de Turini stage in daylight as part of a raft of route changes. For the first time since 2008 more than one stage will run on Jan. 25 as the crews tackle the Col st Jean-St Laurent test twice, with the full-length Turini stage. If the FIA World Motor Sport Council passes WRC's proposed revisions to the final day of World Rally Championship rounds, the Col st Jean stage will be the first Powerstage to run under the new regulations.
Lewis Hamilton overtook his Mercedes teammate, Nico Rosberg, for the lead in the Formula One world championship point standings by winning the Singapore Grand Prix Sept. 21. Rosberg, who entered this race with a 22-point advantage over Hamilton, was forced to retire early due to an electrical problem. He completed just 13 laps. Following his seventh win of the season, Hamilton holds a three-point lead over Rosberg.