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The Pit Straight: Finding the Greatest Racecar of All Time, Pt. 2

After kicking off their quest in last week’s episode, Jack Swansey is joined once again by Road & Track‘s Fred Smith as they winnow down the contenders for the title of greatest racecar of all time.

This time, last week’s front-runners go up against a pair of heavy hitters from Mercedes-AMG Petronas, Nico Rosberg‘s World Championship-winning W07 and a W11 that toppled records in the hands of one Lewis Hamilton. Add in the Porsche 956/962, perhaps the most dominant chassis in the history of endurance racing, and Stuttgart’s finest may have the British independents on the back foot.

In true Pit Straight fashion, by the end of the episode, the hosts find themselves in agreement, but not before being sidelined by an important caveat: greatest racecar to whom?

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The Pit Straight is Frontstretch‘s F1 podcast, available weekly on Tuesdays on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and right here on the web.

About the author

Jack Swansey primarily covers open-wheel racing for Frontstretch and co-hosts The Pit Straight Podcast, but you can also catch him writing about NASCAR, sports cars, and anything else with four wheels and a motor. Originally from North Carolina and now residing in Los Angeles, he joined the site as Sunday news writer midway through 2022 and is an avid collector (some would say hoarder) of die-cast cars.

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