Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone’s mother-in-law has reportedly been kidnapped in Brazil and held for a ransom demand of roughly $36.5 million, according to Brazilian magazine Veja.
Before Baylor’s latest massive athletics scandal, the university’s football team sucked on a different level: they couldn’t win games—at least until RGIII showed up and made them respectable. They couldn’t give tickets away when I went there, so they covered up the unused endzone seating with a giant tarp. Uh, hey,…
There are a few ways that Formula One can inform a driver that there’s faster traffic behind him. One is with the traditional blue flag thrown by trackside marshals. Another, more desperate but more entertaining method, is for the overtaking driver to flip the bird as he blows by the slower car. Let’s watch!
Conditions were so nasty at the Hungaroring yesterday that 11 drivers of the 22-car Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix field set qualifying times slower than 107% the time of Rosberg’s leading 1:33.302 lap, reports Racer. Under F1's 107% rule, anyone who qualifies that slowly gets pulled from the race.
In response to a rules breach by Nico Rosberg and his team at the British Grand Prix, Formula One did the least logical thing they could—make even more rules, which four-time champion Sebastian Vettel reportedly called “bullshit.” For the sake of foul language in the cockpit, let’s hope he didn’t say it on the radio.
The Sauber Formula One team has been struggling with cash for a while, most notably at the beginning of last year, when they contracted more drivers than they had seats because if two drivers’ money is good, more drivers’ cash must be better. So, to avoid that, a Swiss investment firm called Longbow Finance SA just…
Warren Zevon offered up some touching words of advice on The Late Show with David Letterman after being diagnosed with cancer: “Enjoy every sandwich!” Now this advice adorns Haas Formula One driver Esteban Gutiérrez’s steering wheel.
The McLaren F1 is still probably one of the most radical and absolutely insane supercars to ever grace this planet, and according to a new report from UK car magazine Autocar, McLaren is gearing up a bespoke, all-new three-seater supercar for 64 lucky, lucky, lucky customers.
Good news! The overwhelmingly rosso corsa Italian Grand Prix will most likely stay on the calendar for the time being. However, Imola, not Monza, signed the contract with Bernie Ecclestone to host it, per Motorsport.com. Monza has hosted the Italian Grand Prix every year except one since F1's inaugural 1950 season.
Priorities, man. Are you really going to miss that shot if a big Formula One crash just happens right in front of you? I didn’t think so.
Please enjoy this clip of 24 Hours of Le Mans winner, ex-Formula One driver and Sky Sports F1 commentator Johnny Herbert eating it on a hoverboard.
Hey, did you think [talented upcoming Formula One driver] was going to take Kimi Räikkönen’s spot at Scuderia Ferrari next year? Ha! Jokes on you all. Kimi is sticking around in Ferrari’s rosso corsa for at least one more year.
Mercedes backed away from F1 team boss Toto Wolff’s earlier threat that they may have to instate team orders if their two star drivers can’t quit hitting each other. Good news! Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton will continue to be able to race each other, providing entertainment for us all.
Honda motorsport head Yusuke Hasegawa would like to find a second team to partner with in Formula One to better develop its power unit, but he told Autosport that no one was interested. Honda’s F1 engine has just sucked too much, too often.
Resident Formula One egomaniac Lewis Hamilton was so upset over losing to Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg in the European Grand Prix that he reportedly destroyed his room. Rock and roll.
We have one question for Mercedes Formula One driver Nico Rosberg: why didn’t you turn? On the final lap of the Austrian Grand Prix, Rosberg blew a corner and ran wide directly into teammate Lewis Hamilton’s car.
Everyone knows Formula One drivers have some of the fastest reaction times on the planet, but how does that affect how they see the track? To find out, Sky Sports put a pair of Tobii eye-tracking glasses on Force India driver Nico Hülkenberg to see what he focuses on, and for how long.
Every year, the Formula One Austrian Grand Prix seems to be Red Bull’s opportunity to remind the world that their eXtrEme garbage beverage of choice comes from the central European nation, and to celebrate that heritage. Really, though, look at these matching lederhosen race suits. That’s too much, you guys.