We should talk about the Formula One season opener. How’d you like it? Are you happy to see a different driver on the top step of the podium, at least? Are you missing Nico Rosberg? How’d you like the new cars? Let’s discuss.
Greetings from a completely different race track! I’m taking a break from my own team’s 24-hour race at Buttonwillow (we’re still running!) to hide in an RV and watch some Formula One. It’s the first year of Formula One’s wider, crazier cars, and they’re off for the season now in Melbourne, Australia. Let’s live …
As Australia debates whether to recognize same-sex marriage, this Holden racing team made very clear where it stands.
Formula One driver Fernando Alonso will miss this weekend’s Bahrain Grand Prix for medical reasons, as doctors say he hasn’t recovered enough yet from a terrifying rollover crash at the Australian Grand Prix.
That’s right: America’s brand-new Formula One team just scored points in their first race. Romain Grosjean drove his Haas to a sixth place finish today in one of the most pleasant surprises of the race.
There was a lot of action at the start of the new Formula One qualifying system, but it felt as if drivers gave up at the end, and far too much “action” involved cars getting in and out of garages. Simply put in the words of Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff to Sky Sports: “The new qualifying format is rubbish.”
So, there’s an “unsafe release” from a pit stall, and then there’s just plain letting your driver whack into another car. Someone in the Manor pits wasn’t paying enough attention when Manor driver Rio Haryanto was released smack-dab into Haas driver Romain Grosjean’s car during Free Practice 3.
The Formula One Australian Grand Prix itself was a bit of a turd, with more excitement over which unreliable car would drop out next than the actual racing. One man was there to save the day. One extraordinary man. I'm talking, of course, about the Governator, Arnold Schwarzenegger.
This bird has the biggest bird-balls of all. He's mere feet away from Formula One cars at Albert Park and can't be bothered to stand anywhere else. He's either got the best seat at the Australian Grand Prix, the most dangerous seat, or both. Talk about bird-nerves of steel.
It's the first F1 race of the season, the Australian GP, and we're going to try something new that nobody has ever done before anywhere, ever.
The opening of the 2013 Formula One season got off to a lackluster start in Australia, as rainstorms caused FIA officials to push the second and third qualifying rounds to just a few hours before Sunday's race.
Overly serious car nerds can criticize games like Super Mario Kart for not being "authentic" or "representational of actual physics in any way," but sometimes life imitates art. The crash-bang-boom Australian Grand Prix this year doesn't look very different done up like the Nintendo classic.
It wasn’t until his wheels-on-grass outside pass on Fernando Alonso at the 2011 Italian Grand Prix, which paved the way to his 18th victory, that people kind of shut up about Sebastian Vettel’s lack of overtaking abilities. In Melbourne, at the 2012 season’s first race, he provided further proof that he’s not a…
At the 2012 Formula One season’s opening race in Melbourne, Lotus’s Kimi Räikkönen, back from a two-year sabbatical, proved that he’s the same old Kimi that those who appreciate laconic Finns have come to love. Listen to his radio conversation with the pits to see why. And if you can’t have enough Kimi, watch his…
After a winter off-season extended by the cancellation of the Bahrain Grand Prix, Formula One finally returned on a windy autumn afternoon in Melbourne. Four months without a Grand Prix, it would have been a fun race even if it weren’t fun. But it was fun. Warning: spoilers.
New Pirelli tires waiting to be shredded (Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)