Around the Tracks: Ricciardo on the move, an ancient Lexus

Plus, road tripping in the McLaren, and track-testing the Model 3.

When we’re not creating it ourselves, the CarAdvice team spends a lot of time finding and consuming motoring content from all over the world.

Here’s a handful of the articles, videos and social media posts that most caught our eye last week. Some of them are brand-new, others have been online for a while.

Enjoy them – just not too much, okay?


RICCIARDO TO RENAULT: What now for the 2019 driver market? – Formula1.com

Daniel Ricciardo is officially on the move for season 2019, leaving the Red Bull Racing womb for Renault. Naturally, there are gigantic ramifications for the wider F1 grid. Here, the boffins at Formula 1 have broken down the likely changes stemming from Ricciardo’s move.

Check them out here


Check Out Everything That’s Broken on This Famous Lexus With 983,000 Miles – Andrew P. Collins, Jalopnik

That’s right, this Lexus LS400 has done almost one million miles. It’s owned by Matt Farah of The Smoking Tire, who bought it with 900,000mi on the clock. Since buying the car, he’s been lending it out to friends and other media types, in the hope of getting it beyond the magic million mile mark.

Here’s what works, and here’s what doesn’t 


Tesla Model 3 Performance: Track Test – Bob Sorokanich, Road & Track 

Hidden in a menu on its center-dash touchscreen, this particular car has a new Track Mode that gives it capabilities no previous Tesla has offered. Gearheads within Tesla had been dying to add such a feature for years. When Musk unexpectedly tweeted about how this car would spank its most noted rival on track, the team saw it as full permission to get the feature ready for rollout.

Does it live up to the hype?


Prior Convictions: McLaren Senna, road warrior – Matt Prior, PistonHeads 

The McLaren Senna is a track weapon, but it’s also a road car. That means it needs to be drivable in everyday conditions, even if comfort wasn’t forefront of mind when it was being designed.

Matt Prior joined an owner for an epic road trip to find out how the Mac Daddy stacks up on the motorway.

Here’s how it went