Pastor Maldonado, the most loathed and disrespected driver in Formula 1, is gone. What’s funny is who is replacing him.
Ferrari doesn’t reveal its 2016 Formula One livery until February 19, but Italian source F1 Analisi Tecnica says that a bit more white will be involved, this time in a big ring around the air intake.
Grand Prix Drivers’ Association chairman Alexander Wurz told the BBC that its drivers unanimously agreed that now is the time to implement better head protection in the cars, and that F1 is in a position to do so by 2017.
Just a few days ago we all enjoyed watching Dutch F1 racer Max Verstappen charge up Kitzbühel’s ski slopes and do donuts in the snow with his 800 horsepower race car. Austrian authorities were less apparently enthusiastic though, and want to fine Red Bull almost $33,000 over the stunt.
The McLaren Formula One Team is tired of losing. We’re tired of seeing them lose. Even F1 head Bernie Ecclestone is tired of seeing them lose, in a rare moment where fans and F1's leadership actually agree. So, McLaren hired a CEO from a team that doesn’t understand losing: Volkswagen’s World Rally Championship team.
Oh hey look, Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone is back to saying dumb things about women. Now he told Canadian radio station TSN Toronto 1050 that a female driver wouldn’t be taken seriously enough to make it in Formula One. That’s cute, because no one should take anything that comes out of Bernie’s mouth…
The first woman to drive in Formula One, Maria Teresa de Filippis, passed away Saturday at the age of 89. According to Motorsport.com, she made five attempts to qualify a privateer Maserati 250F in 1958 and 1959, and started three races in the car.
The brand spanking new Haas Formula One team may be based in North Carolina, but much of the team’s work happens in the United Kingdom, in Banbury. CNN’s The Circuit got a sneak peek into all the preparation work that’s happening in the team’s overseas logistics center.
Formula One teams are already working on the 2017-spec cars based on agreed upon changes to the car’s dimensions, so Motorsport.com put together a render comparing the likely 2017-spec car to this year’s Mercedes car to illustrate the differences. It’s a radically different car with more downforce than ever before.
Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner is quite annoyed that his team isn’t dominating Formula One anymo—err, um, that Mercedes winning race after race has made the sport too predictable. It’s funny what happens when the shoe’s on the other foot.
[It used to be a little easier to tell when Formula One cars were loaded up in a turn. Here’s Juan Manuel Fangio driving a Maserati during the 1957 Italian Grand Prix. Photo credit: Central Press/Getty Images]
A 2010 letter from former Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Susan Combs is making the rounds again, giving hope that the state would contribute the full amount they promised towards hosting Formula One. However, a local news report from two years after that shows Combs herself backing away from the promises made in…
In this series of photographs from Pascal Rondeau for Getty Images, we can see Mauricio Gugelmin in the Leyton House March Judd CG891 crashing at the start of the 1989 French Grand Prix. It’s a rare high-resolution view of a crash from Formula One’s past.
As the United States Grand Prix looks increasingly in doubt for 2016 in the wake of a wavering commitment from the State of Texas, race-watchers have pointed to one recently-resurfaced letter from 2010 as proof that the state can’t shake its commitment. But will it have any sway with Texas’ new state officials?
For about a fourth of what my usual morning latte costs, Renault bought a 90 percent stake in the Lotus Formula One team for only £1. According to company documents obtained by the Telegraph, the deal was finalized right before Christmas and puts Renault back in charge of the team for the first time since 2009.
Kimi Raikkonen is one of the most innately talented drivers in racing history. He is also a mumbling rich boy weirdo. A new holiday video including him captures both of these qualities, and demands a techno remix.
As Formula One heads into 2016, Bernie Ecclestone would like to remind you that the series he’s led into a repetitive parade of power unit penalties and predictable action is crap. Again.