Day: February 26, 2020

Fernando Alonso, Arrow McLaren will try again at Indy 500

Fernando Alonso will again attempt to complete motorsports‘ Triple Crown with a return to the Indianapolis 500 in May with McLaren.

The team failed to qualify Alonso for the race last season in a spectacular comedy of errors, including not having its car properly prepared to put the two-time Formula One champion in the field.

“We beat ourselves,” McLaren CEO Zak Brown said Tuesday. “We have unfinished business with Fernando.”

McLaren has now aligned with Sam Schmidt’s team and will field a third Indy 500 car for Alonso. He will attempt to qualify driving the No. 66 Chevrolet for Arrow McLaren SP with sponsorship from Ruoff Mortgage, which was a partner on Takuma Sato’s winning Indy 500 entry in 2017.

“I am a racer and the Indy 500 is the greatest race in the world,” Alonso said. “I

2020 BMW Concept i4 previewed ahead of Geneva Motor Show debut

BMW’s first series-produced electric sedan is around the corner. Named i4, the 3 Series-sized model will make its debut as a close-to-production concept car during the 2020 Geneva Motor Show opening its doors on March 3.

Electric powertrains give designers the freedom to experiment with different proportions, but the Concept i4 looks very much like a BMW. It features a long hood, a short trunk lid, and a fastback-like roof line that earns it the Gran Coupe distinction currently reserved for four-door variants of the 2, the 4, and the 8. We can tell its front fenders get air breathers that reduce turbulence in the wheel wells, but the full design remains under wraps — or, more specifically, coated by a watery substance that could be an odd-colored chocolate or a molten mineral.

“The design is dynamic, clean,

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Steering Rack/Gearbox

The steering system utilized in many modern cars is a rack and pinion steering system. The rack and pinion is comprised of multiple components including the universal joints, main and intermediate shafts, and at the center is the steering rack or gearbox. It’s this central unit that receives input from the driver, by way of the steering wheel and steering column and sends a mechanical signal to tie rods and steering shafts to complete smooth and efficient left and right turns. However, from time to time, the steering rack or gearbox will wear out. Quick and efficient service to repair this important component can mean the difference between a minor inconvenience and a major mechanical overhaul.

The steering rack is essentially the heart of the steering system. When it wears out or breaks entirely the ability to steer