Lewis Hamilton's Pole Lap Shows Just How Insane Monaco Is

How balls-out crazy is the Monaco Grand Prix, exactly? This ride along on Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes for his pole position-winning lap will show you just how absurdly close all the Formula One cars this weekend have to get to the walls to put down a fast lap of the impossibly narrow, windy street circuit. » 5/23/15 12:28pm Yesterday 12:28pm

Monaco Grand Prix Qualifying Has A BUT GRO PER

Sometimes Formula One’s three-letter abbreviations spell out something a bit off. Today, we saw this particular combination of Jenson Button, Romain Grosjean and Sergio Perez’s names during F1 qualifying. Sounds like y’all might want to watch your butts. There’s a BUT GRO PER on the loose. » 5/23/15 10:23am Yesterday 10:23am

Grand Prix Drivers' Association Wants Your Feedback On Making F1 Better

The Grand Prix Drivers’ Association put together a long, but mildly amusing survey asking Formula One fans who they are, how they relate to the sport and what they want to see in the future. Ever wanted to see every questionable Bernie-ism listed out for the voting? Well, you can take that survey here. » 5/23/15 8:59am Yesterday 8:59am

The BBC Was So Excited About Lewis Hamilton They Forgot How To BBC

This is from a few months ago, but it’s still hilarious. Lewis Hamilton had just won the Formula One World Championship for the second time (spoiler alert), and the BBC was so delirious with excitement over their hometown boy that they completely forgot where their anchor was.
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Guy Martin: a new host for a new Top Gear

When the Christmas book rankings were released in 2014, it came as a shock to many that a certain truck mechanic from Grimsby had outsold Hilary Clinton’s greatly anticipated memoir ‘Hard Choices’. Bookshops all across London were asking, “who is this Guy Martin?”, “where has he come from?” and, “was he the bloke on… » 5/19/15 2:15pm Tuesday 2:15pm

F1 Is Bringing Back Refueling

The biggest change yesterday’s Formula One Strategy Group yesterday passed involves bringing back a practice that was banned to save costs: refueling. They also started work on a proposal “to ensure the sustainability of the sport,” per Formula One, but initial rumors as to what that may involve aren’t exactly… » 5/15/15 3:12pm 5/15/15 3:12pm

The Formula One Strategy Group Is A Joke And A Sham

The Formula One Strategy Group meets today, and it’s quite telling when even Bernie Ecclestone thinks they won’t be able to agree on any constructive changes for the series. Here’s why the most important ruling to come out of this week’s meetings will probably be “steak is better than jumbo shrimp.”
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Susie Wolff May Leave Williams F1 Test Role Over Lack Of Seat Time

According to Autoweek, Williams Martini Racing test driver Susie Wolff expressed some hum-hawing about her future with the team at Barcelona. She was disappointed when Adrian Sutil was brought in as the reserve driver, and feels as if her chances for seat time look all that much slimmer nowadays.
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Lotus just unveiled a badass marketing tie-in showcar

Lotus F1 is the most likable team in the business. The are always up for a good joke on Twitter, and they also have slap-stick driver Pastor Maldonado under contract. Now the publishers behind Mad Max saw the advertising value and had the side pods painted with advertisement for the movie. The best part is their… » 5/08/15 4:08pm 5/08/15 4:08pm

There Is No Way In Fiery Hell Iran Is Getting An F1 Race Anytime Soon

Formula One nerds were all a-twittering this weekend over a report from Iranian state news agency IRNA saying that the Middle Eastern dictatorship has plans to construct a “Formula 1 circuit.” But here’s the thing. Iran can build an F1-capable circuit all they want, but it ain’t happening anytime soon. » 5/04/15 12:12pm 5/04/15 12:12pm

Volkswagen To Formula One Rumors Go Nuts After Piëch's Resignation

Volkswagen is almost everywhere! They’re truly the People’s Race Car in some respects. They’re just not in Formula One. Rumors of a VAG-backed F1 effort pop up from time to time, most recently under the Audi brand. Now that supposedly anti-Ecclestone chairman Ferdinand Piëch is out, will we see VW in F1?
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Ten-Year-Old GP2 Series May Want To Become The FIA's Formula 2

As GP2 celebrates its tenth birthday, boss Bruno Michel has tossed its name in the hat to become the FIA’s Formula 2 series. The FIA hinted at a Formula 2 when they crafted their new superlicense regulations, and Racer reports that they hope to have the concept in place in the next two months.
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