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Rumor: F1's Jenson Button May Become The Most Dapper Man On Top Gear

Fair warning: this rumor comes via The Daily Mail, which is about as reliable a source as that guy at the music festival who did too much and needs a moment alone with the voices—particularly on all matters Top Gear. Behold: those voices say we might get Jenson Button as a Top Gear host! » 7/30/15 2:37pm Thursday 2:37pm

FIA Retires Number 17 From Formula One In Honor Of Jules Bianchi

FIA president Jean Todt announced this morning that the number 17 will be retired from the Formula One World Championship in honor of the last driver to use it, Jules Bianchi. Bianchi passed away Friday following severe head injuries sustained at last year’s Japanese Grand Prix. » 7/20/15 10:41am 7/20/15 10:41am

Motorsports Mourns The Loss Of Formula One Driver Jules Bianchi

The entire world of motorsports is in mourning today, as young Formula One driver Jules Bianchi passed away last night from injuries sustained at last year’s Japanese Grand Prix. Here are some of the condolences and memories shared by friends, competitors and other figures in motorsport.
» 7/18/15 12:27pm 7/18/15 12:27pm

Why Danger Isn't The Key To Making Formula One More Exciting

In light of recent attempts to make F1 more exciting again, some have called for a return to the high stakes, womanizing days of yore, where F1 didn’t apologize for what it was and a simple off would certainly end your race. Here’s why Hooniverse’s Patrick Hoffstetter doesn’t think that’s the answer to F1’s woes.
» 7/16/15 3:17pm 7/16/15 3:17pm

There Might Be Another American F1 Team Next Year (Maybe (Maybe) Maybe) 

Rumors and whispers of the Next Great American Formula One Team come and go, often crumbling like bits of Pirelli rubber in the wind. But while the Haas F1 team actually looks like it’s coming to fruition, there’s another murmur, this time dancing through the ears of Motorsport.com. And this one looks to be based on a… » 7/15/15 4:24pm 7/15/15 4:24pm

Juan Manuel Fangio's Body To Be Dug Up For Paternity Suit

Juan Manuel Fangio, widely considered to be one of the greatest Formula One drivers of all time, died damn near 20 years ago at the ripe old age of 84. He never married, and didn’t have any children – supposedly. Now a man going by the name of “Oscar Espinosa Fangio” is claiming Juan is his father, and his body is… » 7/15/15 9:30am 7/15/15 9:30am

Lewis Hamilton Missed Wimbledon Over English Gentleman Wardrobe Failure

Never mind the random act of hat, or the shirt that may have been borrowed from James May. Formula One driver and SUPPPOSED English gentleman Lewis Hamilton ran afoul of the Royal Box dress code at Wimbledon, causing him to miss the final. The violation? No jacket, tie and shoes that were to the code’s standards.
» 7/13/15 9:50am 7/13/15 9:50am

Formula One Adds Race In Azerbaijan, Simplifies Grid Penalties

The FIA World Motor Sport Council decided on many issues related to racing all over the world today, but all eyes were on Formula One. Today, they not only approved many of the F1 Strategy Group’s proposed changes, but they released the 2016 race calendar. Welcome back, Germany, and say hello to Baku. » 7/10/15 7:00pm 7/10/15 7:00pm

Formula One Puts The Smack Down On Instructions Teams Can Give Drivers

Formula One said they were going to crack down on driver coaching and other aids to ensure that the driver has more control of the car, and now we know exactly what that will entail. Here’s why Kimi Räikkönen is probably smiling somewhere next to a bowl of ice cream because of the rules released today.
» 7/09/15 7:15pm 7/09/15 7:15pm

Rumor: Aston Martin To Bring Mercedes Power Units To Red Bull F1 Team

Oh, rumor mill, we love you so. Either a deal with Aston Martin will finally bring Formula One’s Red Bull Racing a functional power unit, or it’s a rumor so crazy that it will allow us to indulge in a time-honored Independence Day tradition: having a chuckle at Britain’s expense.
» 7/04/15 8:15pm 7/04/15 8:15pm

Strategy Group Gives Honda A Break, But Can They Actually Improve F1?

Surprisingly, the often inept and self-interested Formula One Strategy Group has made some constructive decisions. Changes to the power unit penalties which are crippling this season will be rushed through. On the other hand, they’re sticking to plans to overhaul the car design. Let’s look at today’s decisions.
» 7/02/15 9:00pm 7/02/15 9:00pm

This Is As Close As You're Going To Get To Driving An F1 Car At Goodwood

As it stands, the Goodwood Festival of Speed is very much a spectator event. At least, for the main event of storming up Lord March’s driveway. But what if you could do it yourself, and, in a Formula One car? Williams had the same thought, and strapped a GoPro right to the visor of the guy driving an FW13B.
» 6/29/15 7:00pm 6/29/15 7:00pm

Some Of The Worst People In Sports Are Trying To Buy Out Formula One

Strange as it may seem to read it, flop-haired sinister Andy Warhol impersonator Bernie Ecclestone doesn’t actually own Formula One. The group with the biggest stake in the biggest spectacle of motorsports actually belongs to private equity firm CVC Capital Partners. And word on the street is they want out – and… » 6/24/15 12:41pm 6/24/15 12:41pm

The decal work alone on this Lego Ferrari F1 car is amazing

Lego master builder Sariel admits to not being much of a Formula 1 fan, but you wouldn’t know it looking at his replica of the Ferrari 248 F1 car that drivers like Michael Schumacher raced back in 2006. It’s even remote control, with full suspension and steering for hugging every tiny corner. And it’s finished in… » 6/22/15 2:22pm 6/22/15 2:22pm

What The Hell Is Wrong With Pastor Maldonado?

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg jumped ahead of teammate Lewis Hamilton with a great start at the Austrian Grand Prix. Hamilton tried catching up with Rosberg, but Rosberg kept his lead, with no threat of either Mercedes being wiped out by Pastor Maldonado. Seriously, Maldonado, what’s happened with you?
» 6/21/15 11:35am 6/21/15 11:35am

Both Mercedes F1 Cars Go Off At The End Of Qualifying, Grab 1-2 Anyway

Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg timed their dual wipe-out just right during this morning’s qualifying session for the Austrian Grand Prix. Both drivers went off at the end of the third and final qualifying session after driving to P1 and P2 starting positions, respectively.
» 6/20/15 10:28am 6/20/15 10:28am