The Inside Story Of The Stillborn Honda That Would Have Dominated F1

History records that Honda quit Formula 1 at the end of the 2008 season, but Japanese engineers continued to work in secret and were very advanced on a 2009 car design and beyond. Ultimately this secret R&D project lead to the firm creating a 2014 specification hybrid power unit which will be used by McLaren in 2015… » 7/07/14 3:00pm 7/07/14 3:00pm

The 1984 Monaco Grand Prix proved Ayrton Senna's greatness

It was Ayrton Senna's fifth Grand Prix race. Monaco was soaked, and he was in a lousy Toleman-Hart. To make matters worse, a fuel spill had soaked through his suit—intensely painful. He'd had brake problems as well. But as the rain got harder, Senna got faster. And faster. The lead was in his grasp; he was reeling in… » 5/29/14 2:09pm 5/29/14 2:09pm

David Brabham Reflects On The Weekend F1 Lost Ratzenberger And Senna

Now a championship-winning sports car racer, David Brabham's long career has included several stints in Formula 1, one of which coincided with the tragic events of the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix, 20 years ago this week. He recounts that grim weekend where he lost his teammate Roland Ratzenberger, and the world lost… » 4/29/14 3:35pm 4/29/14 3:35pm

The (Very) Short List of Potential American Drivers for Gene Haas in…

An American F1 team! Or the next best thing; a rich American with FIA permission to field an F1 team. USF1 taught us those are not the same thing, but if successful Haas Formula will need a pair of (hopefully American) drivers. Like NASA, the F1 skillset required to ride the rocket is extremely specific, leaving… » 4/13/14 5:15pm 4/13/14 5:15pm