The newest exhibit at World of Speed Motorsports Museum honors the most successful American race car driver of all time: Mario Andretti. "Mario Andretti is a household name because he won at every race he entered in," says David Pearson, the executive director of World of Speed. "He was a champion across all different disciplines of motorsports." I...

Ferrari presented its 2019 Formula One race car - the SF90 - at its Maranello headquarters on Friday. Ferrari President John Elkann, CEO Louis Camilleri, new team principal Mattia Binotto and drivers Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc were present, along with Piero Ferrari, the son of late founder Enzo Ferrari. "I can't wait to get in the car and...

Italian car brand Alfa Romeo will be the only name on its Formula One team partnership with Switzerland-based Sauber this season. The rebranding means 2007 F1 champion Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi will be driving for Alfa Romeo Racing in 2019.  The team was called Alfa Romeo Sauber when it finished eighth in the constructors' standings...

There was once a brief meeting in a hospital with a fan who talked Formula One and Ferrari with him over a cup of coffee. When he saw the man later that day, sobbing and holding a small child, Zanardi offered him comfort. The man was crying tears of joy. His daughter, born without legs, had been fitted for her first pair of prosthetics that day. Wh...

The Pista di prova di Nardò della Fiat, as it was originally called, was built by Fiat in 1975. Porsche Engineering purchased the track in 2012, renaming it the Nardò Technical Center. But pretty much everyone still calls this high-speed test track the Nardò Ring. Squarely located in the heel of Italy’s “boot,” the 1,730-acre testing site has a ran...

Living legend Alex Zanardi will be competing at the 24 hours of Daytona race in January aboard the BMW M8 GTE. The Italian driver has already completed a set of tests aboard his specially modified car and he declared himself satisfied with the way things turned out. This will be his first race in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and his...

Alex Zanardi popped out of his wheelchair and onto the concrete garage floor to await his turn to climb into the race car. He pushed his way toward the car, then lifted himself into the cockpit to practice a driver change as seamless as any done by his competitors. The swap took nearly 30 seconds when Zanardi first began working with teammates. Aft...

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...