When Sebastian Vettel’s tire exploded at the Belgian Grand Prix this weekend, there was much fuming from darker corners of the Internet. Why couldn’t Pirelli make a better tire? And if the tires had a habit of exploding, as they have for a while now, why didn’t Pirelli tell anyone? It turns out they did, according to… »
It’s more than an hour after the checkered flag at this year’s Milwaukee IndyFest. It’s been even longer since Justin Wilson’s engine went up in flames, with a late-race mechanical failure sabotaging what could have been a runner-up finish to old Champ Car sparring partner Sebastien Bourdais at the classic one-mile… »
This past weekend was a sad weekend in the world of racing for many reasons, one of which was the fact that the world lost veteran driving ace Guy Ligier. It’s hard to find an endurance race today that doesn’t have at least one of his namesake prototypes. Per Sportscar365, he passed away Sunday at the age of 85. »
The many drivers who cut the corner at Raidillon this morning during the Belgian Grand Prix raised more than a few eyebrows this morning. It took turn 4 from being a corner to, well, much less of a corner. Not going around the curbing seemed to be a fast line. Was F1 ignoring its own rule here?
Ferrari tried a single-pit-stop strategy with Sebastian Vettel’s car for the Formula One Belgian Grand Prix today that didn’t ultimately work out, as you can see. One of Vettel’s Pirellis popped in spectacular fashion on the next to last lap.
A sudden power failure forced Daniel Ricciardo to pull over in a precarious position on track, bringing about a virtual safety car period mid-way through the Belgian Grand Prix. Sky Sports’ commentators suggested that the marshal was telling him to put the car in neutral, giving us this gem of a screenshot.
Williams’ Valtteri Bottas had a bit of an oops during the Belgian Grand Prix. They had three yellow-banded soft tires and one white-banded medium. Mixing compounds is not allowed, plus Pirelli makes it really easy to spot when you’ve got the wrong one via color codes.
This weekend, NBCSN’s Steve Matchett and Leigh Diffey plan to cover the Formula One Belgian Grand Prix at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, then fly over to Pennsylvania to cover IndyCar at Pocono Raceway. How, exactly? We picked Diffey’s brain on how the television sausage is made to find out.
Exactly twenty years ago today, one of the most baffling moments in Formula One history happened: Taki Inoue got hit by the medical car at the 1995 Hungarian Grand Prix. Let’s take a moment to remember one of the most bizarre mishaps in F1, shall we? »
In a crime that sounds as if it was from a James Bond film instead of real life, F1 driver Jenson Button and wife Jessica Michibata were robbed in a vacation home in the south of France. Burglars pumped anesthetic gas through the home to knock the couple out before stealing over $465,000 worth of items.
It’s time for Formula One to take a mid-season break, with almost a month separating last weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix and their next race in Belgium. What’s Lewis Hamilton doing? Making sweet catches mid-air while doing sick jumps into the lake, that’s what.
Wait, what? What just happened? Did we actually see something... different happen at the Hungarian Grand Prix today? Was that an outcome different from every typical Formula One race lately? Did we all wake up in Bizarro World? What the hell is going on? »
Kimi Raikkönen is almost as excited about the upcoming Hungarian Grand Prix as I am, which might as well be his last one here in an F1 car since Ferrari is rumored to sign Valtteri Bottas this weekend for the next season. »