And, importantly, it's super easy to track in any telescope. It's not like it could do it covertly. It's capable of the job, but just like a lot of our tools it would be politically untenable in all but the most serious circumstances. » 10/20/14 11:08am Yesterday 11:08am

DTM is also the most popular motorsport over there, so compare its numbers to NASCAR. We struggle to get people to less televised events, especially if it's out of town. Street races are usually pretty busy in the states, and look at where all those popular European air races are: right above a city harbor. » 10/20/14 9:30am Yesterday 9:30am

Stupid dangerous all around. First, the fire was shooting flames into the cockpit before he got it pulled in. Second, the driver had never opened the door from the inside, they only ever practiced pit stops. Third, the pits weren't closed, resulting in several near misses with cars entering pit lane and the marshals… » 10/16/14 3:21pm Thursday 3:21pm

Did you say the same thing 7 years ago when we found out IGN's Nintendo editor was married to the VP of Nintendo's PR firm? He worked there for three more years after it was discovered (IGN didn't disclose it until someone else broke the controversy). » 10/15/14 5:50pm Wednesday 5:50pm

My understanding is Marussia entered their second car because they didn't expect to make their decision on what to run until after the entry deadline. Bernie himself told them they wouldn't receive any consequences if they chose to race one or neither car. » 10/14/14 11:39am 10/14/14 11:39am

I've heard stories even in SRF, where the guys with more funds will buy three sealed engines, put them all on the dyno, and grab the one that makes maybe 3HP more. And you hear the same in karting and everywhere. As long as someone can spend money, they will, and whether that's picking stock components with the best… » 10/14/14 11:18am 10/14/14 11:18am

To be fair, they 'got the car to perform' with the help of Balance of Performance adjustments. They had the fastest car at Mosport and threw it away on a driver error. They got help from the series, probably hoping Dodge brass would see the performance pay dividends. » 10/06/14 2:43pm 10/06/14 2:43pm