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

39 Years Ago: The First Long Beach Grand Prix

After IndyCar has been confirmed through 2018 to be the main attraction at one of the most prestigious street races in the world - followed by a pseudo-bidding war with F1 -, American open-wheel racing returns for another round to the west coast city of Long Beach this weekend. » 4/12/14 2:29pm 4/12/14 2:29pm

Rennsport Weekend Review: Duels in the Desert

You may be asking yourself, "where is Porsche9146?" Well, Fred has been kidnapped by all the drivers who have name searched him on Twitter; they are currently interrogating him to find answers on how they can dance while the Earth is turning, and how they can sleep while their beds are burning. Until they figure that… » 4/07/14 8:32pm 4/07/14 8:32pm

Technically Formula 1 - Bahrain Gran Prix

Technical innovation is what makes Formula 1 so different from any other form of racing. The on track action is as much played out by the engineers and aerodynamicists as it is the drivers. We are here to admire, study, and discuss this beauty that exists on the ragged edge of what we think is possible, or at least… » 4/05/14 7:42pm 4/05/14 7:42pm

Happy Birthday To The Father Of The Most Powerful F1 Engines

It's not only Jack Brabham's birthday this week, but also Paul Rosche's, and guess what the two of them came up with in the early eighties? The Brabham BMW BT52 with a 1.5 turbo engine that gave Nelson Piquet the Formula One World Championship title in 1983. » 4/03/14 2:40pm 4/03/14 2:40pm

Technically Formula 1 - Malaysian Gran Prix

Technical innovation is what makes Formula 1 so different from any other form of racing. The on track action is as much played out by the engineers and aerodynamicists as it is the drivers. We are here to admire, study, and discuss this beauty that exists on the ragged edge of what we think is possible, or at least… » 3/29/14 4:54pm 3/29/14 4:54pm

Could The Loss of Long Beach Mean The End of IndyCar?

Rumours have turned into more or less believable financial figures recently how F1 could take Long Beach back. These mills include some investors you might have thought of or you had wished you have. From the race fan's perspective that doesn't really matter. What matters is whether the so-fragile organisation of… » 3/22/14 9:30am 3/22/14 9:30am

This Was Ayrton Senna's First Formula 1 Car

The Toleman TG183B Hart S4 might have had a double rear wing and a 1,459 cc turbo four in the middle, but the young Ayrton Senna could only get eight laps out of it around the Jacarepaguá Circuit in Rio de Janeiro in front his home audience thanks to a turbo failure. » 3/21/14 12:20pm 3/21/14 12:20pm

The Horrible Noise F1 Cars Are Emitting Could Change Soon

Everybody who's anybody who knows anything hates the new sound of Formula One engines. (I like them, but only in secret, don't hate me, too.) They hate them so much that the promoter of the Australian Grand Prix is threatening to sue, and Bernie Ecclestone is desperately searching for a fix. » 3/19/14 1:40pm 3/19/14 1:40pm

Technically Formula 1 - Australian Gran Prix

Technical innovation is what makes Formula 1 so different from any other form of racing. The on track action is as much played out by the engineers and aerodynamicists as it is the drivers. We are here to admire, study, and discuss this beauty that exists on the ragged edge of what we think is possible, or at least… » 3/15/14 9:31am 3/15/14 9:31am

Watch Red Bull Explain What Makes The 2014 F1 Season Different

Red Bull made a great video starring the ever-smiling Daniel Ricciardo explaining us what we're going to see in action this weekend at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix. Their movie also proves that CGI is indeed better than reality in their case. » 3/12/14 9:00am 3/12/14 9:00am

Marshall Pruett's Racing Tech Mailbag for March 7

Welcome to Marshall Pruett's new Racing Tech Mailbag on RACER.com. We had so may questions for the first edition that we had to run this in two parts.

If you have questions about the technical side of the sport for Pruett, who spent most of his life working as a mechanic and engineer in open-wheel and sports car… » 3/07/14 10:59am 3/07/14 10:59am

Technically Formula 1 - Bahrain Pre-Season Testing Day 7

Technical innovation is what makes Formula 1 so different from any other form of racing. The on track action is as much played out by the engineers and aerodynamicists as it is the drivers. We are here to admire, study, and discuss this beauty that exists on the ragged edge of what we think is possible, or at least… » 3/02/14 3:49pm 3/02/14 3:49pm

Formula 1:Day Three testing Bahrain

Good Morning ladies and gentlemen. So today starts off the third day of practice in Bahrain. Up today we will see everyone's favorite Finn, Kimi Raikkonen. Maybe he will spin his new Ferrari, maybe he won't. We will have to see. One story I will be following closely is will the other McLaren driver, Mr. Jenson Button,… » 2/21/14 7:47am 2/21/14 7:47am