Good morning! It’s Memorial Day, a holiday for everyone else at Jalopnik so I’m running the show. This past weekend was full of exciting endurance racing, disappointing (if unsurprising) Formula 1 results, and a 100th Indy 500 that truly deserved a special note in the history books. So, here’s your Memorial Day…
As you likely know, the 100th running of the Indy 500 is just about to happen, and that’s a big deal. Even if we all solemnly agree that this centennial is indeed a Big Deal, there’s still many upstanding gearheads who may be confused about the differences between the two best-known open-wheel racing series. Let’s see…
For the past few years, Formula 1 has had some random old person interview the top three drivers of the race as they stand on the podium. It should come as little surprise that this is a terrible and great idea.
There are few clearer examples of a country basing its entire economy off of oil than Venezuela, which is a bad sign for petrostates because Venezuela is going to shit right now.
Red Bull Racing will replace Daniil Kvyat with Max Verstappen from Torro Rosso as Daniel Ricciardo’s teammate starting with the Spanish Grand Prix next weekend, the team announced today.
What Red Bull Racing has been toying around since March is finally here in the flesh, with Daniel Ricciardo testing the new windshield safety device this Friday at the Russian Grand Prix.
When you pit a Formula One car against a race-spec 1,000 cc superbike, the F1 car walks all over the bike. But, add in an extra lap for the car, and you have yourselves a great race and an even better video. This one surprised everyone.
F1 testing has begun in Barcelona and here’s a huge gallery of our first look at 2016's new turbo F1 cars.
It seems strange that ultra advanced Formula 1 cars have tires with big sidewalls like your grandpa’s Plymouth. But there’s a reason why there’s so much rubber; these tires function as much of an F1 car’s suspension.
Silverstone is the home race for the majority of Formula 1's teams, and it hosted the very first F1 race back in 1950. Now it’s clear that the series has run the track dry.
Ever since the legendary 1968 Gold Leaf-branded Lotus, Formula 1 cars have been disguised and cluttered and hidden under the weight of sponsorship logos. Well, not all of them.
It should come as no surprise that he got booted for a driver with a multimillion-dollar backing from a petro-state.
Just a few days ago we all enjoyed watching Dutch F1 racer Max Verstappen charge up Kitzbühel’s ski slopes and do donuts in the snow with his 800 horsepower race car. Austrian authorities were less apparently enthusiastic though, and want to fine Red Bull almost $33,000 over the stunt.
Toro Rosso driver Max Verstappen took his Formula One car to the ski slopes of Kitzbühel, Austria to drift and rip donuts. The resulting video is what dreams are made of.
In this series of photographs from Pascal Rondeau for Getty Images, we can see Mauricio Gugelmin in the Leyton House March Judd CG891 crashing at the start of the 1989 French Grand Prix. It’s a rare high-resolution view of a crash from Formula One’s past.
Infiniti and Red Bull Racing will discontinue their partnership at the end of the 2015 season, one year before their contract was supposed to end. While the F1 team will continue to use Renault engines, the new power units will wear TAG Heuer badges.
Following the Brazilian Grand Prix qualifying session in which he failed to post a time on Saturday, McLaren Formula One driver Fernando Alonso took a seat and basked in the sun a bit. Little did he know that it would lead to a (hilarious) photoshopping frenzy of “#PlacesAlonsoWouldRatherBe” on Twitter.
The Grand Prix Masters - featuring some legendary single-seater drivers in equal cars - was a racing series that was destined for massive success but then ultimately went down the drain as most of the start-up initiatives in the motor racing community. Here’s the story of it all from those involved.