Jun 23

F1 Video: ‘It all worked out,’ says Austrian winner Rosberg

Nico Rosberg celebrates with his team after extending his points lead with his win Sunday in Austria. (Photo: Getty Images)

celebrates with his team after extending his points lead with his win Sunday in Austria. (Photo: Getty Images)

Nico Rosberg extended his championship lead with his third victory of the year in Austria, taking advantage of the fact that teammate Lewis Hamilton started back in ninth.

Although the Briton was quickly up to fourth and on Rosberg’s tail, he never got into a position to properly challenge Nico as both men had to fight their way past the Williams duo on strategy, and then preserve their equipment. Rosberg insisted that the race went to plan.

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Jun 22

VIDEO: Viper Nearly Crushes Safety Car During Nurburgring 24 Hour

Add this to the long list of bonehead moves we’ve seen lately in automobile racing.

Early on in this weekend’s Nurburgring 24-Hour race, a safety zone was in effect and all drivers were forced to drastically reduce their speed as track marshals cleared the area — much like we saw in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. However, the No. 210 Viper did not slow in time and nearly crushed the intervention car that was sitting on the track.

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Jun 20

VIDEO: Rally Driver Survives Vicious Crash Over 360-Foot Jump

On-board footage of Guerlain Chicherit's crash. (Photo: GoPro)

On-board photo of ’s crash that occurred on March 18, 2014. (Photo: )

GoPro has released footage of Guerlain Chicherit’s massive crash that took place back in March when the French rally car driver was attempting a record-setting jump in Tignes, France.

Chicherit was aiming to break Tanner Foust’s record for the longest four-wheeled automobile ramp jump of 332 feet, set in 2011 at the Indianapolis 500. Chicherit was aiming to crush that record by an additional 28 feet in a modified MINI.

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Jun 18

Video: Supercars get airborne during time trial contest

We’re sure the spectators were pleased with the person who decided to put a small bridge at the bottom of this course in the 2014 Cholmondeley Pageant of Power.

We’re not so sure about the ’ owners though, given that each of these seem to have caught some kind of air over the small bump en route to the finishing line.

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