Lewis Hamilton Wax Statue So Expensive Only Lewis Hamilton Can Buy It

Madame Tussauds Wax Museum has unveiled a $230,000 wax statue of F1 racing champion Lewis Hamilton. The F1 champ joins other waxy racing luminaries Michael Schumacher, Ayrton Senna and Nigel Mansell. » 3/19/09 4:30pm 3/19/09 4:30pm

Dubai Prince Gifts Island To Michael Schumacher

Are you having a tough time this Christmas season picking out the perfect gift for that special someone that has everything? Well, instead of heading down to the local Neiman Marcus store, or even buying a mere skyscraper, Dubai’s crown prince bought the retired Michael Schumacher his own island. » 12/09/08 5:45pm 12/09/08 5:45pm

Portrait Of F1 Star Lewis Hamilton Created From Hole Punch Dots

British artist and Formula One » 10/29/08 2:40pm 10/29/08 2:40pm race fan Nikki Douthwaite has taken Seurat's pointilism to a whole new level, creating an eight-by-five portrait of out of discarded hole-punch dots. Roughly 250,000 individual pieces went into the work, which Douthwaite finished just before Hamilton drives for an F1 title attempt at…

Mosley Stands By His Spec Engine Plan For F1 Racing

FIA president Max Mosley » 10/21/08 1:20pm 10/21/08 1:20pm, having put all that prostitution scandal business behind him, is back promoting his cost-cutting spec engine plan for . Mosley appears convinced that F1 must develop technologies that can make their way to everyday cars in order to remain relevant — technologies like and other…

2009 French Grand Prix At Magny-Cours Cancelled, May Move To…

First we lost the Canadian Grand Prix » 10/16/08 8:30am 10/16/08 8:30am from the 2009 Formula One schedule, and now the 2009 French Grand Prix has been dropped — only the second time since 1950 that the French have not hosted a Grand Prix event. A statement from the French Motosports Federation said simply "For economic reasons, the FFSA has decided to …

Lewis Hamilton: Child Prodigy Turned F1 Star

As a child, we mean, more of a child than he is now, well before being a superstar of the racetrack, Lewis Hamilton » 10/03/08 3:45pm 10/03/08 3:45pm was already in the limelight. The McLaren-Mercedes driver may be the biggest thing to happen for British F1 fans since claimed the championship 12 years ago, but how has the 23-year-old become so…

1968 Monaco Grand Prix In 8mm Glory

This silent Super-8 film of the 1968 Monaco Grand Prix is the perfect time warp to watch in contrast to the dazzling spectacle of the recent Singapore Grand Prix » 9/29/08 6:00pm 9/29/08 6:00pm. The raw footage of the then-savage sport captures the essence of what a street-circuit F1 race was 40 years ago. For better or for worse, things have…

Shots From Singapore Formula 1 Night Race Show An Amazing Light Show

This past weekend's Singapore Grand Prix » 9/29/08 12:45pm 9/29/08 12:45pm, the first-ever night race in Formula One, was guaranteed to grab the attention of even the most disenfranchised F1 fan. But why is that exactly? In a word, "unpredictability." The clear reason so many people have become bored with F1 is not because the cars aren't fast enough,…

KERS Electric Shock Explained; Watch Your Pencil Protectors

According to BMW Sauber, the reason behind the KERS electric-shock incident, seen above, which occurred during testing at the Jerez Speedway, was magic. Or at least, that's what the formal explanation looks like if you don't have a solid knowledge of electrical engineering. We're pretty good at chasing sparks and… » 8/21/08 3:40pm 8/21/08 3:40pm

Here's What Being Electrocuted By A Formula One Race Car KER System…

Remember when that mechanic for BMW Sauber's F1 team got electrocuted after he touched their KERS-equipped (Kinetic Energy Recovery System) Formula One car? Now we've got video. True, it wasn't enough to kill the poor guy, but still a pretty rough day if you're that mechanic, right? No, there weren't any giant… » 7/30/08 9:20am 7/30/08 9:20am

Toyota F1 Boss Says Team's Hybrid System May Not Be Ready For 2009…

Following the Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) shock received by a BMW/Sauber mechanic earlier this week, Autosport reports Toyota may not have their KERS system ready in time for the start of the 2009 season. Toyota F1 team president John Howett expressed concern about the new technology in an interview, saying… » 7/23/08 12:30pm 7/23/08 12:30pm