Jul 22

D’Ambrosio becomes 17th driver to confirm ride for inaugural Formula E season

D'Ambrosio competed in 20 races in Formula 1 from 2011-2012, with a best finish of 13th for Lotus when replacing Grosjean at the 2012 Italian GP. (Photo: FIAFormulaE.com)

D’Ambrosio competed in 20 races in Formula 1 from 2011-2012, with a best finish of 13th for Lotus when replacing Grosjean at the 2012 Italian GP. (Photo: FIAFormulaE.com)

Jerome d’Ambrosio will team with Dragon Racing to compete in the inaugural FIA Formula E series this Fall.

The 28-year-old Belgian will be teammates with IndyCar driver Mike Conway for the 10 races that will make up the 2014-2015 season.

Jul 17

Tesla aims to rival BMW with electric-powered Model III

Two Tesla Model S's sit on display in a showroom in Palo Alto, Cuba. (Photo: Getty Images)

Two Tesla Model S’s sit on display in a showroom in Palo Alto, Calif. (Photo: Getty Images)

Tesla, a relatively new car brand to the auto market renown for making fully-electric vehicles, is getting set to rival the BMW 3 series with its upcoming Model III.

One of the major talking points on this upcoming vehicle is its price tag: $35,000 - half of what the current Model S costs.

Jul 16

F1 video: Burti’s damaged helmet returned 13 years after terrifying accident

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, BELGIUM - SEPTEMBER 02:  GP von BELGIEN 2001, Spa Francorchamps; AUTOWRACK von Luciano BURTI/BRA - PROST -  (Photo by Sandra Behne/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Luciano Burti’s wrecked Prost is towed away after a high-speed accident at the 2001 Belgian Grand Prix. (Photo: Sandra Behne/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Luciano Burti’s Formula 1 career came to an abrupt end on the fifth lap of the 2001 Belgian Grand Prix, after an attempted pass on Eddie Irvine in the blanchimont turn led to a head-on collision into the tire barriers.

Now, 13 years later, the helmet that helped save his life has been returned to him, with the mud and dirt from the accident still plastered over it.

Jul 15

F1: Rosberg to wear World Cup-themed helmet for home race in Germany

 

Nico Rosberg, Formula 1 World Championship leader and German World Cup soccer fan, will be wearing a special helmet at the Hockenheim circuit this weekend.

Rosberg, who was born in Germany but grew up in Monaco, considers the German Grand Prix his “second home grand prix” of the season and will be wearing a German-World-Cup-team-themed helmet in celebration of the nation’s World Cup victory last Sunday.