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Pirelli To Formula One After Tire Explosions: We Told You So

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… »8/25/15 6:08pm8/25/15 6:08pm

Remembering Justin Wilson, The Gentle Giant Of IndyCar

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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… »8/25/15 3:47pm8/25/15 3:47pm

Motorsport Legend Guy Ligier Dead At 85

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. »8/25/15 1:23pm8/25/15 1:23pm

Caption This: Daniel Ricciardo Looks Confused About His Busted F1 Car

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.
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How Two Commentators Plan To Cover Two Races Across The World In One Weekend

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.
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Ferrari Kicks F1 Silly Season In The Nuts By Keeping Kimi Räikkönen For 2016

What, you thought you had the whole Formula One grid figured out for 2016? Bottas to Ferrari, Räikkönen to artisanal cheesemaking, Hülkenberg to Williams, Cow to Pasture, etc., etc.? Ha! Think again, mi amigo. No rumor is sacred now, as Scuderia Ferrari is keeping the Kimster. »8/20/15 4:54pm8/20/15 4:54pm

French Police Are Downplaying The Possible Use Of Gas In Button Burglary

It’s understandable for the police around Saint-Tropez to have a healthy amount of skepticism about a gassing claim before an investigation is finalized. Draguignan city prosecutor Phillippe Guemas telling Reuters, “It is absolutely not a phenomenon found in Saint-Tropez,” however...um, what? »8/11/15 7:15pm8/11/15 7:15pm

Jenson Button And Wife Gassed In Home, Robbed Of $465K Worth Of Stuff

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.
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Rumor: F1's Jenson Button May Become The Most Dapper Man On Top Gear

Fair warning: this rumor comes via The Daily Mail, which is about as reliable a source as that guy at the music festival who did too much and needs a moment alone with the voices—particularly on all matters Top Gear. Behold: those voices say we might get Jenson Button as a Top Gear host! »7/30/15 2:37pm7/30/15 2:37pm