When Sebastian Vettel’s tire exploded at the Belgian Grand Prix this weekend, there was much fuming from darker corners of the Internet. Why couldn’t Pirelli make a better tire? And if the tires had a habit of exploding, as they have for a while now, why didn’t Pirelli tell anyone? It turns out they did, according to… »
You wouldn’t believe it at first look, but this is not a Peugeot
207 WRC car. This car was built from the chassis on up, from scratch, by a 22 year old rally driver named Alex Kelsey. It weighs just 1,000 KG (2,200 lbs) and makes 450 HP to all four wheels from a Renaultsport V6 out of a Formula 2 car. Only the… »
In a crime that sounds as if it was from a James Bond film instead of real life, F1 driver Jenson Button and wife Jessica Michibata were robbed in a vacation home in the south of France. Burglars pumped anesthetic gas through the home to knock the couple out before stealing over $465,000 worth of items.
It’s time for Formula One to take a mid-season break, with almost a month separating last weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix and their next race in Belgium. What’s Lewis Hamilton doing? Making sweet catches mid-air while doing sick jumps into the lake, that’s what.
Wait, what? What just happened? Did we actually see something... different happen at the Hungarian Grand Prix today? Was that an outcome different from every typical Formula One race lately? Did we all wake up in Bizarro World? What the hell is going on? »
Today was National Ice Cream Day, and there was no Formula One racing all day. When the racing stops, that’s the perfect time to get an ice cream—as driver Kimi Räikkönen did during a red flagged race at the 2009 Malaysian Grand Prix. »
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.
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… »
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… »
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.
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. »
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.
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.