Red Bull team principal Christian Horner’s vision for the future of Formula One is so brilliantly simple that if it was down to him, people would actually start watching races again. Bernie, I believe it’s time to get the fuck out. »
Surprisingly, the often inept and self-interested Formula One Strategy Group has made some constructive decisions. Changes to the power unit penalties which are crippling this season will be rushed through. On the other hand, they’re sticking to plans to overhaul the car design. Let’s look at today’s decisions.
Maintaining a successful racing program requires skill, devotion, and most of all, money. But even then things don’t even work out. »
Strange as it may seem to read it, flop-haired sinister Andy Warhol impersonator Bernie Ecclestone doesn’t actually own Formula One. The group with the biggest stake in the biggest spectacle of motorsports actually belongs to private equity firm CVC Capital Partners. And word on the street is they want out – and… »
F1 Racing is like driving jets on the ground. NASCAR is like racing monster cars in sheet metal around an oval. Indy Car are powerful beasts themselves. Each type of racing has their own unique demands and needs. Here is a video that shows the difference between pit stops in F1 Racing, NASCAR, Indy Car, Formula E and… »
Lego master builder Sariel admits to not being much of a Formula 1 fan, but you wouldn’t know it looking at his replica of the Ferrari 248 F1 car that drivers like Michael Schumacher raced back in 2006. It’s even remote control, with full suspension and steering for hugging every tiny corner. And it’s finished in… »
Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg jumped ahead of teammate Lewis Hamilton with a great start at the Austrian Grand Prix. Hamilton tried catching up with Rosberg, but Rosberg kept his lead, with no threat of either Mercedes being wiped out by Pastor Maldonado. Seriously, Maldonado, what’s happened with you?
This isn’t the ideal way to catch up with your former teammate at Ferrari, Fernando. Fernando Alonso’s McLaren caught up to Kimi Räikkönen’s Ferrari from behind, ultimately sending him over Räikkönen’s cockpit as both cars lost control and went into the barriers. »
Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg timed their dual wipe-out just right during this morning’s qualifying session for the Austrian Grand Prix. Both drivers went off at the end of the third and final qualifying session after driving to P1 and P2 starting positions, respectively.
One thing that was made clear when Formula One banned teams from relaying certain kinds of information to their drivers was that comparative information about a teammate was not to be shared. “Lewis, Nico is safe on fuel—safe on fuel—but a little bit more critical on brakes,” seems like it might bend this rule, no? »
Close passes are one thing. Threading your wheel in between the two wheels of another Formula One race car next to you resides on a whole different plane of ridiculousness. Here’s the most beastly overtake of this year’s Canadian Grand Prix, courtesy of Felipe Massa as he goes around Marcus Ericsson.
So, it begins: Max Verstappen and Jenson Button both received grid penalties for using a fifth power unit for the Canadian Grand Prix. With some teams experiencing reliability on par with a Renault Fuego at a LeMons race, this won’t be the last time we see penalties for using a season’s four-engine allotment too soon. »
Lewis Hamilton seems to have monumentally bad luck with the tires on his Mercedes Formula One car lately. He went out on intermediates (as opposed to full wet tires) on a completely inundated Montreal track during Free Practice 2 and predictably hydroplaned into a wall. Oops.
Pastor Maldonado has had an admittedly terrible season thus far, having to retire for five out of six races through little fault of his own. Many remember the garbage days of yore, though, so let’s take a journey back through time to
battle evil cyborgs from Cyberdyne
watch Maldonado’s most facepalm-worthy hits.
Nearly every race or test session today has been a wet one, so let’s go back in time and watch some stellar wet drives. Who had the best wet race of all time?
When Autosport asked “What the hell happened there?” in regards to Lewis Hamilton’s pit stop snafu at Monaco, Mercedes Formula One team boss Toto Wolff shed some light on what makes timing at Monaco more difficult to calculate than it is at other tracks. Now we know more on how that call was botched.