This here must be one of them 2.4 liter naturally aspirated V8 faucets, because it sure as hell sounds better than those modern whiny turbo V6 Formula 1 cars.
What is Daniel Ricciardo calling bullshit on?
Brazil may be hosting the Olympics this year, but one of their greatest sporting triumphs is in a discipline not eligible for the Olympics at all: Formula One. That doesn’t mean that Brazilians won’t use Senna’s retelling of his incredible drive from the 1991 Brazilian Grand Prix as motivation to win, though.
Rio Haryanto, the now-ex Formula 1 driver backed by a state-owned Indonesian oil company, is out of the backmarker Manor F1 team, per Racer. What happened to all that sweet, sweet oil money, Rio?
Honda in the early ‘90s was so successful building engines for Formula One, it encouraged its engineers to construct an entire F1 car in their spare time. They never even intended to race it. They were just like ‘hey why don’t we build an F1 car for shits and giggles.’ And they did.
Everyone’s favorite ‘Strayan F1-driving honey badger Daniel Ricciardo offered a surprise explanation for how Australians can stomach beer-funk as a condiment: he drank out of his friggin’ shoe on the podium. I mean, at least vegemite isn’t foot-funk. Ricciardo claims the foot-funk tastes “good.” Right.
While there are still interesting battles further back in the field, the front of Formula One’s pack hasn’t always been all that exciting. Case in point: even Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel just kind of spaced out and slowed down during the last lap of last weekend’s Hockenheim race.
After landing a test in a Maserati 250F at the young age of 17, driver Chris Amon went to the highest levels of open-wheel and sports car racing. And together with fellow New Zealander Bruce McLaren, he drove the Ford GT40 to its first 24 Hours of Le Mans win in 1966. He died today at age 73.
Bernie Ecclestone’s mother-in-law Aparecida Schunck was rescued Sunday after being reportedly abducted at knife-point in Brazil for a ransom of $37.5 million. Police have arrested two of the kidnappers and have now reportedly detained a helicopter pilot close to Ecclestone.
Former Formula One driver Niki Lauda is still a fixture at races, chiming in on every controversial move of the front-runners as the non-executive chairman of the Mercedes F1 team. He’s lucky to be here at all. Forty years ago today, a horrifying crash at the Nürburgring nearly took his life.
Codemasters’ F1 series has been the standard for Formula One video games ever since F1 2009 debuted for, well, the 2009 season. F1 2016 is the latest version, and even though it isn’t even out yet, we’ve nabbed a copy. We’re playing it right now with Principal Game Designer Lee Mather in all of its digital glory.
The best things from the German Grand Prix were the oldest.
The bizarre and terrifying saga of the kidnapping of Aparecida Schunck, the mother-in-law of Formula One impresario Bernie Ecclestone, apparently came to an end on Sunday thanks to a daring police operation in Sao Paulo. Schunck was rescued by officers without the massive $37 million ransom being paid, according to…
Formula One head honcho Bernie Ecclestone’s mother-in-law has been at the mercy of kidnappers for more than a week, and Brazilian police now reportedly believe the kidnappers to be an organized European gang. The gang had been “meticulously planning” the $36.5 million kidnapping for months, according to reports.
That’s a massive seat-covering Rolex tarp at the Formula One German Grand Prix Yikes. If you can’t sell the seats, I guess you can always sell ad space.
The contingent of teams that make up the Formula One Strategy Group recently shelved plans to introduce a head-protecting device around the cars’ cockpits until at least 2018. Fortunately, the FIA followed up that news with a commitment to research the idea further. Here’s as complete a solution as it gets: close the…
As if Formula One’s prohibition on radio instructions wasn’t unpopular enough already, a penalty for violating that radio ban was given to one of the series’ most beloved drivers at the Hungarian Grand Prix: Jenson Button. That was the end of that ban. Today, the F1 Strategy Group voted to kill off the ban for good.