The Marussia Formula One Team Just Fired All Of Its Staff

Between botched sales and Jules Bianchi's terrible accident, this has been a terrible few months for the small teams at the back of the Formula One grid. And now it just got worse: Marussia has fired all 200 of its staff and has essentially gone out of business. » 11/07/14 9:49am 11/07/14 9:49am

The Most Interesting Cars I Found In The F1 Parking Lot

Lewis Hamilton Wins Most Drama-Filled U.S. Grand Prix Yet

Two years ago in Austin, Lewis Hamilton took home the checkered flag at Circuit of the Americas' first-ever Formula One race. Today, driving for a different team and continuing a dominant streak he's displayed all season, Hamilton won again. But the race was full of drama, on the track and off. » 11/02/14 4:45pm 11/02/14 4:45pm

A huge thanks to all the Jalops, Opponauts and other friends who came to our Austin party at the Hi Hat last night! I hope you had as great a time as Stef and I did. Awesome meeting you all in person. » 11/01/14 4:49pm 11/01/14 4:49pm

Of Course Bernie Ecclestone Is The Only One Cool With A Smaller F1 Grid

With Caterham and Marussia bowing out of the next two races due to financial struggles and other smaller teams becoming vocal about costs being an issue, Formula One overlord Bernie Ecclestone would like to let everyone know that he's fine with the idea of tiny, lame 14-car grids. I'm pretty sure he's the only one. » 11/01/14 4:29pm 11/01/14 4:29pm

What Do You Want To Know About F1's Most Exclusive After Party?

Formula One isn't just about fast cars, intense competition, and weirdo politics: it's also about partying. Specifically, partying hard, and with a very high-end crowd of people. At the top of the F1 party scene is the Amber Lounge, and Jalopnik (i.e. me) is going this year. » 11/01/14 4:22pm 11/01/14 4:22pm

Nico Rosberg Trumps Lewis Hamilton And Secures Pole For USGP

Well, things just got a little more interesting at the U.S. Grand Prix. Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton may have been the fastest during Friday's practices, but it's his teammate Nico Rosberg who will start on pole tomorrow afternoon. » 11/01/14 3:29pm 11/01/14 3:29pm

F1 Tests 'Virtual Safety Car' That Forces Drivers To Slow Down

In the event of a crash or some other dangerous situation on the track, many forms of motorsport deploy a safety car that leads the race cars around at a safer speed. But in the wake of Formula One driver Jules Bianchi's terrifying crash at the Japanese Grand Prix, F1 officials are testing a system that could make… » 11/01/14 1:01pm 11/01/14 1:01pm

Caterham And Marussia Won't Face Penalty For Being Too Broke To Race

The Formula One grid is a lot smaller than normal in Austin this weekend because the Marussia and Caterham teams are both too cash-strapped to run the race. Adding insult to injury, the teams could technically face penalties from the FIA for not showing up, but race stewards have decided otherwise. » 10/31/14 6:37pm 10/31/14 6:37pm

Lewis Hamilton Is Fastest In Both USGP Practice Sessions

It seems the Circuit of the Americas is good to Lewis Hamilton. He won the inaugural race back in 2012, and he's off to a very strong start for this year's race. Hamilton topped both practice sessions today, narrowly edging out Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg. » 10/31/14 4:49pm 10/31/14 4:49pm

Vettel Will Start USGP From Pit Lane After Getting Engine No. 6

Sebastian Vettel, the winner of last year's U.S. Grand Prix, will start this year's race from the pit lane after Infiniti Red Bull officials confirmed his car is running a new engine — his sixth for the season. » 10/31/14 4:22pm 10/31/14 4:22pm

Formula 1 Is More Fun In A Horse Mask

No, Tifosi — not in every clothing item with a prancing horse on it that you can find. F1 weekend is more fun in an actual horse head mask. » 11/28/13 2:00pm 11/28/13 2:00pm

These Vortices Show The Intense Aerodynamics Of Modern F1 Cars

This is Ferrari's F1 car at Austin last weekend, showing off its fine-tuned aerodynamics as it sends vortices off its wings and splitters. » 11/25/13 10:20am 11/25/13 10:20am

Heikki Kovalainen’s USGP Race Ruined By Garbage, Because America

Heikki Kovalainen, eccentric mumbler Kimi Räikkönen's last-minute Lotus replacement, was running in the points at last week's Formula One United States Grand Prix before he dropped off the face of the Earth, never to be heard from the podium again. It turns out that his race was possibly ruined by the most… » 11/21/13 4:00pm 11/21/13 4:00pm

Red Bull F1 Team Does World Record 1.923-Second Pit Stop In Austin

This weekend's United States Grand Prix in Austin was a very good one for the Infiniti Red Bull Team. Sebastian Vettel scored another decisive win, Mark Webber finished third, they got to meet Matt Hardigree, and now it turns out they did the fastest pit stop of all time. » 11/21/13 12:01pm 11/21/13 12:01pm

Watch The Biggest Ferrari Clusterfuck Crash You'll Ever See

The Ferrari Challenge is what's known as a "gentlemen’s racing series," meaning it's not for pros but for any amateur with the cash to buy in. However, as we've seen many times over with Ferraris on the road, a big wallet doesn't automatically equal a ton of driving skill. » 11/20/13 3:05pm 11/20/13 3:05pm

I Met Romain Grosjean And Had An Epic Time At My First F1 Race

When you're a car enthusiast, your first trip to a Formula One race is kind of a magical experience. OppositeLock's JonathonW8 and his wife had an amazing time at Circuit of the Americas this weekend, and the highlight of the trip was meeting up-and-coming Lotus driver Romain Grosjean. Here's the story of their trip. » 11/19/13 8:56am 11/19/13 8:56am

How Racing Legend Jackie Stewart Made This Fan's Dream Come True

When James W. Edge bought a white racing helmet at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, it wasn't for racing. His goal was to get it signed by every Indy Car driver he could find. Life made him abandon his project for 16 years, but he finally finished it on Friday thanks to the one big name he had been missing: Legendary… » 11/18/13 2:00pm 11/18/13 2:00pm

Red Bull's Christian Horner Calls Traction Control Claims 'Bullshit'

In an interview with the assembled kobe humans journalists at the Red Bull suite in Austin, Infiniti Red Bull F1 boss Christian Horner responded to the claims that his car had a form of traction control by telling me that the idea was "bullshit." » 11/18/13 12:40pm 11/18/13 12:40pm

The outstanding Axis of Oversteer won the Ferrari 458 Challenge in Austin this weekend and now they're running a photo contest where you can win swag and glory. Send your best pictures of their ultra-lustworthy orange/chrome Challenge car to ac (at) More details here. » 11/18/13 11:50am 11/18/13 11:50am