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    Official: Peugeot 2008 DKR to challenge Dakar with help from Red Bull [w/video]
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    The Mini All4 Racing team has dominated the Dakar Rally in recent years, with wins in 2012, 2013 and 2014. In this year's event, its drivers stood atop all three steps on the podium, and it had seven cars in the top ten. However, Mini's superiority is getting a big challenge in 2015 because ...

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    Video: Take a POV hot lap in the Porsche 918 Spyder
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    That title about says it all. This is a hot lap of the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, TX, with Porsche Works Driver Patrick Long at the wheel of a Porsche 918 Spyder. The camera is basically showing us everything that Long sees, making this not just one of the coolest 918 videos we've seen, ...

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    Motorsports: Ferrari USA boss takes over as F1 team principal steps down
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    Stefano Domenicali, the team principal of Ferrari's struggling Formula One team, has resigned. Domenicali's term at the helm of the legendary F1 team started with a bang, as the Scuderia captured the constructors' title in 2008, but went downhill rather quickly. In his tenure, Domenicali, above, ...

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    Motorsports: Gene Haas granted F1 license by FIA
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    Gene Haas, co-owner of former NASCAR champion team Stewart-Haas Racing, has officially received a Formula One team license by the FIA. The new squad could begin racing as soon as the 2015 F1 season. "Obviously, we're extremely pleased to have been granted a Formula One license by the FIA. It's ...

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    Motorsports: BMW to follow Honda back into F1?
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    The economic downturn wrought devastating effects on motor racing. Formula One alone lost half its engine suppliers when Honda left at the end of the 2008 season, and both BMW and Toyota followed at the end of 2009. But things are looking up again. Cosworth may have dropped out this season, ...

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    Motorsports: Honda Performance Development reveals new ARX-04b LMP2 coupe
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    Make no mistake about it: Honda is big in racing. It was the first Japanese automaker to enter Formula One, remains the most successful and is set to return as an engine supplier next season. It's powered more IndyCar race winners and champions than any other manufacturer, hands down. Honda has ...

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    Video: F1 car models made from paper will blow your mind
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    There is an old saying that goes, "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life." The short film Paper Dreams illustrates just how true that is and includes some beautifully detailed automotive models to get the point across. Paul started crafting paper model kits as ...

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    Exclusive: Motus and Race Car Replicas debut RCR Monoposto and Baby Block MV4 engine [w/video]
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    The beautiful red racecar you see above may not be what you think it is. It's not vintage, it has never actually seen competition, and it's not from Italy. What it is, though, is the wrapper that debuts a new powerplant from the crew at Motus, the small-scale American motorcycle manufacturer from ...

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    Report: Marussia production car hopes dead, F1 team gets new owners
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    Russian media outlet R-Sport reports that sports car maker Marussia Motors has stopped making road cars and its employees in Moscow have "left the company en masse and joined a government-run technical institute." That suggests there won't be an evolution of the Cosworth-powered B2, the firm's ...

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    Motorsports: Formula Drift kicks off 11th season on Streets of Long Beach
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    The 2014 Formula Drift series kicked off last weekend in Long Beach, and saw Chris Forsberg, who you'll recall went mad and drifted around a warehouse in an Infiniti M, take the title behind the wheel of his Hankook Tire Nissan 370Z (shown above). Forsberg ran away with the first round of ...

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    Motorsports: F1 drivers dangerously losing weight to improve performance
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    In order to wrestle a modern Formula One car around the track, you need to be in peak physical condition, right? Well, that's usually the case, but this season is seeing that notion turned on its head as some of the drivers are forced to undertake drastic weight-loss measures. Why this season ...

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    Motorsports: NASCAR's Haas, HRT's Kolles front-runners for new F1 teams
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    Back in December we received word that the FIA was preparing to open up the application process for a new team to join Formula One. A month later we heard that Gene Haas, founder of NASCAR team Stewart-Haas Racing, was throwing his proverbial hat in the ring. Now the word on the street circuit is ...

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    Read This: Everything you ever wanted to know about getting started in road racing
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    For many auto enthusiasts, one of the higher items on their bucket list is to go racing on the track – whether it's a road course, dirt track oval or even a drag strip. But what if you want to make racing into a regular hobby? While each type of motorsport carries its own challenges and ...

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    Motorsports: Race Recap: 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix is racing like you dream about
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    Well. What a race. The first line of last year's Bahrain Grand Prix recap was, "The sand, the wind, the penalties, the contact and the one crash – all of them collided to make the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix a surprise affair from day to day and lap to lap." This year the sand stayed ...

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    Auctions: Stirling Moss-crashed 1956 Maserati 450S to be auctioned in Monaco
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    RM Auctions has some very special and expensive Italian sportscars of the 50s and 60s consigned for its auction in Monaco on May 10, but the one that currently carries the highest estimated value at between 4 and 5.5 million euros ($5.5 - $7.5 million) is a 1956 Maserati 450S with some very ...

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    Motorsports: Williams apologizes to drivers, fans, for botched 'team orders'
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    For the second year in a row, the Malaysian Grand Prix ended in a controversy over team orders - the commands from teams ordering teammates to let each other pass for positions. Whereas last year's fiasco surrounded Red Bull Racing, Williams is now under the microscope following last weekend's ...

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    Video: Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge running prototype driven by Sebastian Vettel
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    Infiniti's high-performance Q50 Eau Rouge concept might be one of the biggest teases in the current automotive world. It was first shown at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show as a body without an engine. Then, the sports sedan arrived at the Geneva Motor Show with a modified version of the turbocharged ...

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    Report: Michael Schumacher showing 'moments of consciousness' according to agent
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    In a story that seemed to be continually going from bad to worse, there is the first sign of good news. Michael Schumacher is showing "moments of consciousness and awakening," according to an official statement released by his agent, Sabine Kehm. The statement reads: "Michael is making progress ...

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    Video: Checking in with Colin Furze, creator of the World's Fastest Mobility Scooter
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    Surely you remember Colin Furze. You know, creator of scooters with flamethrowers, a 25-seat motorcycle, a massive wooden wall of death fashioned from old pallets and the world's fastest stroller and mobility scooter. It's that last vehicular creation that's the subject of the video embedded ...

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    Video: Watch Volvo's V8 Supercar drivers play with the Polestar S60 in the Arctic
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    The Volvo S60 Polestar may not seem like a natural fit for the V8 Supercars series that runs throughout Australia, New Zealand and Tasmania. After all, the all-wheel-drive production-spec car isn't even available with a V8. But the rear-wheel-drive racing version has acquitted itself well in the ...

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