Former Formula 1 driver Takuma Sato joined the ranks of brick-kissers Sunday after a late-race charge to first place. The final 30 laps of the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 saw stand-out performances by current and former F1 drivers including Sato, Fernando Alonso, Max Chilton, Alexander Rossi and Juan Pablo Montoya.
The Monaco Grand Prix was a decisive race for Ferrari. The team now leads the constructor championship with 196 points, a 17-point advantage over Mercedes-AMG. Red Bull is in third place with just 97 points. Similarly, Sebastian Vettel pulled ahead in the driver championship with 129 points. Mercedes-AMG pilots Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas are second and third with 104 and 75 points, respectively.
A 1993 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.8 with just six miles on the clock sold for $2.25 million at an auction. One of just 51 examples built, the RSR uses a naturally-aspirated 3.8-liter flat-six engine rated at 350 horsepower and 284 pound-feet of torque.
BMW will preview the next-generation Z4 with a close-to-production concept, according to British magazine Autocar. The yet-unnamed design study will make its public debut in August at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. The production model -- which is being co-developed with BMW -- will make its debut next year.
12 high-end classic cars found gathering dust in a Swiss castle were auctioned off recently. The batch included a 1958 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, a 1921 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Double Phaeton, a 1967 Maserati Quattroporte, and even a 1973 Ford Mustang. Collectively, the cars sold for about $2.3 million.
BMW has confirmed it's making a long-awaited return to the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Munich-based company's next endurance racer will be based on the upcoming M8, and it will make its competition debut in late January 2018 at the Daytona 24 Hours.