Preview ‘APEX: The Story of the Hypercar’, premieres 3/17 at 11pm ET

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As part of the lead-up to this weekend’s season-opening Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix (Sunday 3/20, NBCSN 12am ET), NBCSN will be premiering APEX: The Story of the Hypercar tonight at 11pm ET.

APEX: The Story of the Hypercar showcases some of the most dynamic machines in the high-end car culture.

The film, which was shot entirely in 4K, includes access to motorsport legends like Porsche, Ferrari, Bugatti and McLaren, as well as newcomers like Koenigsigg and Pagani, and spotlights a new class of exotic sports cars designed to blast from zero to 200 miles per hour in seconds.

Rocket science meets the auto industry as APEX follows a thread that starts in the design studios and R&D labs where these “fighter jets of the street” are created, and leads to a perilous racetrack in Germany where drivers can reach new heights of speed and performance – if they dare.

Equal parts human drama and speed, APEX follows Swedish entrepreneur Christian von Koenigsegg, a lifelong sports car enthusiast, on a personal quest to build a “mega” car whose golden ratio defies all expectations for a hypercar’s velocity and power, while competing against the biggest names in motorsports for space on the world stage.

With insights from top engineers and designers, APEX pulls back the curtain on the top-secret development facilities at Porsche, Ferrari, McLaren and Pagani, where awe-inspiring hypercars are imagined and built.

APEX puts you inches from the action, as top drivers shake down the latest hypercars flat-out on some of the world’s greatest racetracks.

You can watch a preview above.

APEX: The Story of the Hypercar premieres at 11pm ET on NBCSN tonight.

Santino Ferrucci will drive No. 14 for AJ Foyt Racing full time in 2023 IndyCar season

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Santino Ferrucci will return to full-time racing in the NTT IndyCar Series next season, joining AJ Foyt Racing.

Ferrucci had made eight IndyCar starts with three teams since his last full-time season in 2020 while also racing part time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series this year.

He will drive the storied No. 14 Dallara-Chevrolet for four-time Indy 500 winner A.J. Foyt’s team, which will field the car from its Waller, Texas headquarters.

“It’s incredibly exciting to be back in the INDYCAR Series full time,” Ferrucci said in a team release. “Being a part-time driver over the last two years has been hard for me, personally. I’m a race car driver, and I want to compete. Working with different teams has been exciting, and I’m proud that no matter which car I’ve raced, I’ve always shown speed and consistency. I couldn’t be more excited to join AJ Foyt Racing in the 14 Chevy. I can’t wait to make the best of it.”

Ferrucci, 24, had finished a career-best fourth in IndyCar four times, including the 104th Indy 500 in 2020. He was the 2019 Indy 500 rookie of the year with a sixth.

In nine Xfinity starts since 2021, Ferrucci has a career-best finish of 13th at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

“I am thrilled to welcome Santino to the team,” Larry Foyt said in a release. “He’s shown a knack for getting toward the front of the field, and I think he is a racer who moves forward on race day. A.J. sees the fire in him and has enjoyed their meetings together. I think Santino’s experience will help his rookie teammate as well, so he is a great addition to our roster.”

Ferrucci will be teamed at AJ Foyt Racing with Benjamin Pedersen, who finished fifth in the 2022 Indy Lights standings. The team has yet to specify the number for Pedersen’s entry, which will be fielded out of its Indianapolis race shop.

Foyt’s two full-time drivers last season were Dalton Kellett and Kyle Kirkwood, who is moving to Andretti Autosport.