Pitstop Slapstick McLaren Style

Lewis Hamilton pulling into the McLaren pits before heading to his new home at Mercedes was far from without precedent at McLaren. In 2011 in Shanghai, Jenson Button fancied a wheel change at then-dominant Red Bull’s pits before Sebastian Vettel’s mechanics waved him on. Can you recall other instances of racing… » 3/25/13 5:30pm 3/25/13 5:30pm

What’s Your Favorite Happy Kimi Moment?

Kimi Räikkönen, famous for a nonchalant dump and a nonchalant F1 world title, showed actual, human-like emotion when he won the Australian Grand Prix on Sunday, his 20th career win. Was this the first time he smiled on the podium or have you seen him display emotion before? » 3/18/13 1:25pm 3/18/13 1:25pm

Sebastian Vettel Copies Jalopnik In Schumacher Tribute

This weekend's grand prix at Spa will be Schumacher's 300th race. How did reigning double world champion, fellow German, and crazy driver Sebastian Vettel commemorate the occasion? By riffing on Jalopnik, of course. » 8/31/12 10:00am 8/31/12 10:00am

The 2011 Brazilian Grand Prix in Crayola

Zombie season’s over! As always at Interlagos, it was an entertaining Grand Prix, with some rather surprising results. Behind the Red Bulls, that is. Warning: spoilers. » 11/28/11 4:30pm 11/28/11 4:30pm

The 2011 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in Crayola

The third non-championship race of the season, on a track where it’s impossible to overtake and where nobody has won a race except the current world champion? It was meant to be a yawnfest—but it was pretty exciting for the first two corners. Warning: spoilers. » 11/14/11 4:00pm 11/14/11 4:00pm

The 2011 Indian Grand Prix in Crayola

It’s only race two into Formula One’s first significant post-season since 2004 and the tedium is already mounting. Even if the new track in India is pretty damn good. Warning: spoilers. » 10/31/11 4:30pm 10/31/11 4:30pm

The 2011 Korean Grand Prix in Crayola

Racing drivers don’t die anymore, right? Wrong. They do. Hours after a wonderful second Grand Prix in the southwestern archipelago of South Korea, Dan Wheldon died in an IndyCar. Warning: spoilers. » 10/17/11 4:30pm 10/17/11 4:30pm

The 2011 Japanese Grand Prix in Crayola

Welcome to the Suzuka edition of our financial advice column. Today is a wonderful day for all of those who’ve taken our recent tips. But before you blow all that newly minted money, here’s some Formula One. Warning: spoilers. » 10/10/11 4:00pm 10/10/11 4:00pm

The 2011 Singapore Grand Prix in Crayola

The Formula One season’s endgame began on the night streets of Singapore. There were no surprises, only time and the occasion to reflect on the strange and beautiful season we’re witnessing. Warning: spoilers. » 9/27/11 3:30pm 9/27/11 3:30pm

The 2011 Italian Grand Prix in Crayola

It’s time to say goodbye to the European season of Formula One at Monza, the track where racing looks like racing footage on stimulants. It was everyone’s last chance to stop the Red Bulls. But tell that to Sebastian Vettel, not about to be stopped. Warning: spoilers. » 9/12/11 4:00pm 9/12/11 4:00pm

The 2011 Belgian Grand Prix in Crayola

We’re back! After a four-week summer break, Formula One has returned to Spa-Francorchamps. And it was overtake city, crazy qualifying and terribly gorgeous drives. Warning: spoilers. » 8/29/11 3:30pm 8/29/11 3:30pm

The 2011 Hungarian Grand Prix in Crayola

There really is nothing like the glory of changing weather conditions for sprinkling fairy dust on a Grand Prix. A shot of rain on a cool day was enough to turn the tedium of the Hungaroring into a sparkling race to remember. It also didn’t hurt to have the sultan of capricious weather on the grid, hungry for a win. … » 8/01/11 4:00pm 8/01/11 4:00pm

The 2011 German Grand Prix in Crayola

The homecoming for Germany’s new world champion, joined by five other Germans in the splendid freezing German summer at the Nürburgring, against a depressed and disillusioned McLaren. What could possibly have gone wrong for Red Bull at the season’s halfway point? Then again, motor racing has a way of being about as… » 7/25/11 4:00pm 7/25/11 4:00pm

The 2011 British Grand Prix in Crayola

Under rule changes as capricious as the British weather, Formula One returned to its first-ever venue. Silverstone may be new in layout, but it is also very old, and you still need only three words to describe it: fast, fast, fast. Warning: spoilers. » 7/11/11 4:30pm 7/11/11 4:30pm

The 2011 European Grand Prix in Crayola

It would have taken Libyan technicals racing Wally powerboats at Monaco to top the previous race in excitement, and all that at Valencia, a track where overtaking is conspicuous by its absence. It wasn’t the most exciting race, but it was an opportunity to study the finer points of Formula One often lost in the usual… » 6/27/11 4:00pm 6/27/11 4:00pm

The 2011 Canadian Grand Prix in Crayola

After six dry races, Formula One was more than ready for a wet Grand Prix in Montréal. What we got was no ordinary wet race. It was the mother of all wet races, a deep sea battle to see if Sebastian Vettel is man or, indeed, machine. Warning: spoilers. » 6/13/11 4:00pm 6/13/11 4:00pm

The 2011 Monaco Grand Prix in Crayola

A third of the way into the season, and here’s Monaco. It takes brains to win at Monaco. It also takes luck. And more luck. This year’s race was a showcase of what’s awesome about this antediluvian Grand Prix, and also of what makes Monaco so terribly irritating, for 2011 was a teeth-gnashing coitus interruptus of a… » 5/30/11 4:00pm 5/30/11 4:00pm

The 2011 Spanish Grand Prix in Crayola

Formula One races at the Circuit de Catalunya have a tendency for tedium. Not this year. The track’s particular layout managed to balance the 2011 season’s runaway emphasis on offense and produced a classic thriller of a GP. Warning: spoilers. » 5/23/11 4:00pm 5/23/11 4:00pm

The 2011 Turkish Grand Prix in Crayola

After a three-week spring break, Formula One returned to within 25 miles of its European heartland to see if there’s anyone stopping Red Bull this year. At Istanbul Park’s swan song Grand Prix, many tried. Warning: spoilers. » 5/09/11 4:00pm 5/09/11 4:00pm

The 2011 Chinese Grand Prix in Crayola

A complex, clever, nail-biting race on a dry Shanghai International Circuit brought the F1 season’s first part to a close with terrific racing and laps upon laps of drama. But was it just a bit too dramatic? Warning: spoilers. » 4/18/11 4:00pm 4/18/11 4:00pm