How To Achieve The Perfect Lap: As Told By The World’s Fastest Drivers

Throughout the How To Drive Fast series, I’ve offered opinions based on the experience I’ve amassed during my 17-years behind the wheel. The whole basis of this column is to help you drive faster, and learn the tricks and techniques utilized in the quest for victory. But for this piece, I turned to my friends for help: … » 3/12/13 12:30pm 3/12/13 12:30pm

How McLaren Built The Greatest Formula One Car Of All-Time

Tucked away in a factory, deep in the heart of England, a group of engineers worked tirelessly through the winter. Their dream was to craft a World Championship winning machine, capable of re-writing the history books. They garnered the most powerful engines, enlisted the world’s fastest drivers, and constructed an… » 3/06/13 4:00pm 3/06/13 4:00pm

Why You Should Brake With Your Left Foot

Most of my “How To Drive Fast” column is, unsurprisingly, about how to drive fast. As well as posing techniques, some of my pieces offer a glimpse into the inner-workings of motorsport, while others are just plain ridiculous. Siphoning through the bunch, you’ll notice I haven’t much talked about safety. So let’s start… » 2/26/13 2:00pm 2/26/13 2:00pm

Every Sport Is Full Of Lance Armstrongs

If you've been so busy making tender love to your fake girlfriend and you've been unable to catch the news let me fill you in: Lance Armstrong admitted to cheating. Many of us did know that Lance Armstrong doped throughout his career, and a few nights back, he finally fessed up.

Cheating in sports is unfortunately far … » 1/21/13 2:00pm 1/21/13 2:00pm

Why Today’s Racecar Drivers Are So Damn Boring

How does one prepare for the deciding round of the Formula One World Championship? If you're 1976 World Champion James Hunt, you embark on a rampage of alcohol, cannabis and cocaine. You might also have sex with 33 flight attendants in two weeks. » 1/02/13 12:00pm 1/02/13 12:00pm

The 103-Year-Old Mr. K Upon Hearing A Datsun 510 Was Named A Jalopnik

It's starting to feel like the main reason publications indulge in Car Of The Year awards is so the winning automaker will put their name in a bunch of advertisements, making the publication feel like a big shot. At Jalopnik, we don't buy in to this. We receive hand jobs from our partners, not from the automakers. » 12/19/12 10:00am 12/19/12 10:00am

How You Can Drive Any Car Fast

My racing career has always been about driving high performance, insanely fast, purpose-built racecars. Open-wheel bullets, such as IndyCars, have traditionally been my meat of choice. And while these machines may be some of the coolest, toughest cars to handle on Planet Earth, the techniques required to drive a… » 12/11/12 2:00pm 12/11/12 2:00pm