Continuity mistake: When Memo crashes into the lake the fuel leaks out and the car explodes. Naturally the explosion would have done some massive damage to the car. It then goes to an aerial view of the accident in the next shot and the car is in the same condition it was before it exploded. Then the next scene shows Joe in the garage looking at the wreckage, and the car is blackened and mangled.
Trivia: The reporter in the Toronto press conference is Brian Jennings, the film's visual effects supervisor.
Trivia: In the scene of real Champ car drivers doing pre-race rituals, Kenny Brack (the driver of the Shell car) is holding a photo of a baby and then tapes it inside his race suit. The baby you see in the picture is director Renny Harlin's son, Lukas.