Pirelli Motorsport boss Paul Hembery is confident that F1 fans can expect more flat-out corners this year thanks to the new-for-2017-spec tire.
Speaking at the 2017 Pirelli Motorsport presentation in Turin, Italy, Hembery said that simulation data, plus what has been gleaned from multiple tests on the new tires mated to 2015-spec cars, shows that corner speeds can be as much as 25 mph faster with up to 1G of additional lateral grip.
This year marks the 20th year of production of the Porsche Boxster. Over time, the mid-engined roadster has evolved into quite a machine, but let's go back to the beginning and take a closer look at its transformation. It all began in 1993 — four years before the Boxster's model year debut. The Boxster first appeared at the 1993 Detroit Auto Show in concept form. The Boxster concept resembles the first-generation car quite a bit.
Historic race cars that performed in international competitions at Le Mans, Nurburgring, Fuji and a host of other famous venues will be auctioned during Gooding & Company’s Amelia Island, Florida, sale on March 10.
Leading the pack are three intriguing examples of performance machines, including two Porsches and a famed rotary-powered Mazda that competed in endurance races as the factory entry.
The 1989 Mazda 767B is considered one of the most iconic of Japanese race cars, according to a Gooding news release, especially among Mazda and rotary-power enthusiasts.
Jari-Matti Latvala secured Toyota's first victory on only its second event back in the FIA World Rally Championship after 17 years out of the top level of the sport. The Finn powered through the final three stages of Rally Sweden, winning each, to take an emphatic 29.2 second win. M-Sport was again able to celebrate a double podium with Ott Tanak taking second and reigning world champion Sebastien Ogier finishing third in a Fiesta WRCs.
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca has added a new vintage car race to its 2017 schedule. The Spring Classic will feature nine different race groups that will qualify on Friday, May 19, and race on Saturday, May 20, and Sunday, May 21. "Adding the Spring Classic to an exciting slate of events this season is a great way to celebrate 60 years of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca," said Gill Campbell, CEO and general manager of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.