The look on Michael Andretti’s face suggests dental surgery performed with forks and knives would be more pleasant than discussing his ill-fated Formula 1 season. IndyCar’s best driver, heading east in 1993 to test his mettle against F1’s titans, was shipped home early—three races shy of the finale—in embarrassing circumstances. A lone podium finis...

Maria Antonietta Avanzo only wanted two things in life: she wanted to win, and she wanted more women to find their niche in racing just like she did. Avanzo, like many female racers, fell in love with her first set of wheels at a young age. Born in 1889 in Italy, she hopped on her father’s De Dion-Bouton tricycle nearly as soon as she could sit upr...

The Italian footwear and outerwear company becomes title partner of the Formula E racing team. Geox and American racing team Dragon revealed on Wednesday a three-year partnership that will see the footwear and outerwear company becoming title partner of the Formula E racing team. As a result, beginning in season five of the ABB FIA Formula E champi...

The Mille Miglia is coming to America. One of the most famous car races in the world, the original Mille Miglia was held quasi-annually in the 30 years between 1927 and 1957 on a 1000-mile circuit that formed a bent loop between Brescia, Bologna, Rome, and Milan. Italian cars such as Alfa Romeos, Maseratis, Lancias, and Ferraris dominated the race,...

For the vast majority of us, the love of the automobile starts long before obtaining a license to drive them -- and for the vast majority of that group, not long after figuring out this whole breathing on our own thing. Cars evoke an unmatchable mix of positive emotions. Their alluring beauty, sonorous sound and roller-coaster-ride excitement combi...

Santino Ferrucci has spent most of his life trying to be the next American driver in Formula One. His journey took him from go-karting in Connecticut to European junior racing in Italy and a development deal with the Haas F1 team. Then Ferrucci torpedoed his career in spectacular fashion. The 20-year-old in July purposely crashed into his teammate...

The American kid from Connecticut with an Italian name who normally races in Europe says he’s thoroughly enjoying a chance to drive on home soil in the Verizon IndyCar Series. Dale Coyne Racing rookie Santino Ferrucci, who was signed to pilot the No. 19 Honda for the Dual in Detroit alongside Sebastien Bourdais, showed his potential on Friday after...

Mario Andretti hasn’t raced full-time in IndyCar in 24 years, but if anyone ever asks the racing legend how he’s enjoying retirement, he’ll quickly correct them. “I’m not retired,” he told USA TODAY Sports on Friday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway while promoting Firestone. “I’m only retired from one phase.” Andretti is an active ambassador for moto...

The Indianapolis 500 is, in the words of the famous Italian writer Alessandro Baricco, truly a “legend”. It has become stuff that dreams are made of for generations of Americans and Italians alike, for more than 100 years, thanks to our common passion for cars and races. The Indy 500 is a tradition and, indeed, a symbol: strongly grounded in realit...

From Brescia to Rome and back in just four days while covering over 1500 miles on a few hours rest. Collectors, enthusiasts, celebrities and racers, in custom-made outfits and matching helmet racing in a convoy of rare, collectable and completely priceless classic and vintage Alfa Romeos, Fiats, Maseratis, Ferraris, Mercedes-Benzes to the sound of...