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F1: Paris
Lewis Hamilton was honored as the 2017 F1 World Champion at the FIA Awards banquet in Paris
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F1: Paris
Sebastian Vettel and Valtteri Bottas collect their 2nd and 3rd place 2017 F1 Award Banquet trophies
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F1: Paris
Three of the initial FIA F1 Hall Of Fame Inductees Fernando Alonso, Mario Andretti and Nico Rosberg
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IndyCar: Hollywood
CBS's multi-Emmy-Award-winning reality series THE AMAZING RACE returns on Wednesday, Jan. 3 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) for its milestone 30th season. IndyCar drivers Alexander Rossi and Conor Daly will compete
Amazing Race

McLaren: Woking
McLaren unveiled their most potent street car yet - the Senna, selling for a cool $1 million
McLaren

LA Auto Show: Los Angeles
The interior of the BMW i Vision electric vehicle prototype
LA Auto Show

NASCAR: Charlotte
Richard Petty Motorsports unveiled their 2018 Click N Save #43 Camaro to be driven by Bubba Wallace
RPM

Penske Museum: Scottsdale AZ
A Rick Mears IndyCar and Mario Andretti IROC car

NASCAR: Talladega
In a rare moment, Talladega Superspeedway was covered in snow on Friday
Talladega Speedway
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Making of a Champion: James French
  Runaway pole leader too
James French
With 11 career Motul Pole Awards, James French is the all-time IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship leader, three more than Ricky Taylor, his next-closest competitor. French graduated from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (AKA “IUPUI”) with a degree in motorsports engineering at the end of 2016. Prior to the 2017 WeatherTech Championship season, French never had won a race in the Prototype Challenge (PC) class. But that changed in a big, big way in 2017.
Q&A with Trevor Carlin, Max Chilton and Charlie Kimball
  New IndyCar team
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Trevor Carlin - Team Owner
Charlie Kimball - Driver
Max Chilton - Driver
Could Bottas challenge Hamilton next season?
  He was hot and cold in 2017

Valtteri Bottas enjoyed a strong campaign with Mercedes after replacing 2016 Drivers’ Championship winner Nico Rosberg with the team. The Finn finished third in the standings, producing the strongest season of his career, with only Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel placing ahead of him. The 28-year-old claimed three wins over the course of the term, but now faces the challenge of improving his consistency to become a constant presence on the podium.

Scenes from the Roger Penske Museum
  In Scottsdale, Arizona

Photos from the Roger Penske Museum in Scottsdale, Arizona. Roger Penske is one of the greats of motorsports as an owner in IndyCar, NASCAR and IMSA. These are his cars. It includes many Indy 500 winning cars. A lot of history in this place. For free.

Scenes from the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show
  Tesla wasn't there, but it's presence was felt eveywhere
 
There were many cars in the building but really only one story, Tesla. In the space of a decade, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has effectively reinvented the automobile, from propulsion to user interface, and helped kick-start the age of autonomy. The company’s influence, its ideas, can be seen in every corner of the L.A. Convention Center with many cars now fully electric our electrified hybrids. And sure there was the occasional race car or two.
The McLaren Senna: The Ultimate Road-Legal Track Car
  Over $1 million supercar

New Ultimate Series is the most extreme McLaren road car yet. It bears the name of legendary Formula 1 driver, Ayrton Senna, honoring its status as the ultimate McLaren track car, legalized for the road. At 1,198kg (2,641lbs), it is the lightest McLaren road car since the iconic McLaren F1. The 4-litre twin-turbocharged V8 pumps out 789bhp and 590 lb ft of torque. Priced at over an insane $1 million the production is limited to 500 units, all hand-assembled at the McLaren Production Centre in Woking, Surrey, England from Q3 2018.

Hamilton, Mercedes crowned at FIA Gala
  Racing royalty honored on a star-studded night at Versailles

At the end of a captivating season of motor sport action across all disciplines and at all levels, the FIA last night honored its championship-winning stars at a glittering Prize Giving ceremony in the stunning surrounds of one of France’s most iconic, and most fittingly regal locations, the incredible Palace of Versailles. 

Richard Petty Motorsports to team with Childress in 2018
  by Pete McCole
Two of NASCAR's most iconic racing organizations will join forces in 2018 as Richard Petty Motorsports and Richard Childress Racing plan to enter into a technical alliance and will merge their two race teams under one roof. The move will bring together two of the most successful teams in NASCAR history together along with two of the most recognizable car numbers in Petty's classic no. 43 and Childress' historic no. 3.
FIA Announces World Motor Sport Council Decisions
  Final meeting of 2017
The World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) has responsibility for all aspects of international motor sport. It meets at least four times a year to decide on rules, regulations, safety and development of motor sport at every level from karting to Formula One. The World Motor Sport Council gathered December 6th in Paris for its final meeting of 2017. The following is a summary of the key decisions taken during the meeting:
Daytona December Test Wednesday Notebook
  Teams prep for Rolex 24
While some of its competition has been logging lots of test miles over the past couple of months, the No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R from Wayne Taylor Racing returned to the racetrack for the first time since October’s 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season-ending Motul Petit Le Mans in this week’s test at Daytona International Speedway.
F1 champions honored as FIA inaugurates Hall of Fame
  New FIA Hall of Fame in Paris

The FIA last night inaugurated the new FIA Hall of Fame in Paris with nine FIA Formula 1 World Champions in attendance as all 33 winners of motorsport's most prestigious title were honored by the sport's regulator. In association with official partners Michelin and Rolex, the FIA Hall of Fame was launched at a ceremony at the headquarters of the ACF in Paris, with champions Sir Jackie Stewart, Mario Andretti, Alain Prost, Nigel Mansell, Damon Hill, Jacques Villeneuve, Fernando Alonso, Sebastian Vettel and Nico Rosberg joining representatives and family of F1's other title winners in becoming the first drivers honored by the new initiative.

F1 And Pirelli: All The Numbers From 2017 Season
  F1

From a  record-breaking  season, Pirelli have collected  some record-breaking numbers. Formula 1 introduced some radical new technical regulations this year, which resulted in the fastest cars ever seen in the history of the sport. So, Pirelli's mission was to build the fastest-ever tires, 25% wider than their predecessors to cope with the massively increased cornering speeds and energy loads, which nonetheless allowed the drivers to push hard from the start to the finish of every stint. They developed these tires throughout 2016, despite not even seeing a 2017 car until the first pre-season test at Barcelona.

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