Racing

Wipeout on Wheels: MCLExtreme is McLaren's Vision For Formula One in 2050

Formula One is a sport right at the cutting edge of technology. The systems and materials used on today’s race cars will inevitably reach the road in a few years… Read More »

Sim Racers Beat the F1 and IndyCar Pros at Race Of Champions, Again

You’d think that, by now, the idea that sim racers might be pretty handy with real cars would have sunk in. It’s been over a decade since Lucas Ordonez won… Read More »

Porsche Hits the Rally Stages With the Cayman GT4 Rallye

When you think of great manufacturers of rally cars, Porsche might not be the first name to spring to mind. Even if you’re a Porsche enthusiast, it’ll be more familiar… Read More »

Project CARS 2 SMS-R Series Returns in 2019: €20K Prize Pool and Multi-Class Racing

The premiere yearly Project CARS 2 esport series is back for 2019. There’s €20,000 in prize money up for grabs, and the return of fan-favorite multi-class racing. For 2019, the championship… Read More »

Igor Fraga Wins McLaren Shadow Project, Earns Spot on Official Esport Development Program

After a short and dominant 12-lap sprint in rFactor 2, Igor Fraga has added another win to his resume. The 20-year-old Brazilian has just won the grand prize of the McLaren… Read More »

Live Stream: McLaren Shadow Grand Final Tonight

The biggest esports competition in the world is now down to its final three. After five months of competition, encompassing a wide spread of racing game and simulation titles, there’s… Read More »

Hyundai's Taking the Veloster Racing, and It Looks Mean

We’re pretty big fans of the current Veloster here at GTPlanet. We’ve driven it in warm Turbo and genuinely hot N form and liked ’em both. But Hyundai’s gone and… Read More »

Watch the McLaren Shadow Grand Final Day 1 Live Stream Right Here

After over half a million people tried out, only seven remain in the McLaren Shadow initiative. These lucky (and talented) seven are on-site at the company’s Woking headquarters, where the… Read More »

Toyota Reveals Supra to Compete in Super GT for 2020

Although we’ve pretty much seen Toyota’s new Supra now, it’s scheduled to debut, at long last, in Detroit on January 14. However, before the main event, there’s one more piece… Read More »

McLaren Shadow Competition Had Over 525,000 Players, Grand Finals Start January 16

The latest proof that racing esports are on the up comes from McLaren. According to the British car maker, over half a million gamers took part in its multi-platform McLaren… Read More »

Jann Mardenborough Lines Up for Nissan Formula E Test Drive

Nissan’s sole remaining GT Academy race car driver will find himself in a Formula E seat this weekend. Jann Mardenborough is no stranger to open-wheel action, starting almost exactly six… Read More »

A Tribute to an Idol, a Hero, and a Legend: Michael Schumacher

Michael Schumacher. That name will forever be synonymous with Formula One. That name could be the definition of success. He is a man that redefined the record books. A man… Read More »

Here's Your Chance to Join a 24 Hours of Lemons Team with Other GTPlanet Members

As you may have read previously on the site, back in May GTPlanet member Brad McClaren (McClarenDesign) made the trip from Oklahoma, USA to Auckland, NZ (a trip of over… Read More »

iRacing and Porsche Announce $100,000 Esport Series for 2019

EsportsiRacing 6 Dec 16, 2018 by Kyle Patrick

Porsche is jumping onboard the latest esports competition as an official partner. The Porsche iRacing World Championship Series will get underway next month, with a $100,000 prize purse up for grabs. With… Read More »

GT Academy's First Winner, Lucas Ordonez, Parts Company With Nissan

The first ever winner of GT Academy, Lucas Ordonez, has announced on social media that he is to leave the Nissan family. Spaniard Ordonez won the first round of the… Read More »

Watch the FIA-Certified GT Sport Champions Receive Their Trophies at the Annual FIA Prize Giving Ceremony

The annual FIA Prize Giving happened this past weekend in St. Petersburg, Russia. There, the very first GT Sport FIA-Certified champions received their trophies alongside the rest of motorsport’s elite. Each… Read More »