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 Yesterday 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 Thursday 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

America's Next Formula One Team Actually Built A Car (Update: Maybe Not)

The announcement of Haas F1, an effort led by NASCAR mogul Gene Haas, has been met with equal amounts of excitement and skepticism. That’s because memories of the failure that was USF1 are still fresh in everyone’s mind. But, look at this: Haas F1 has actually built a car. Whoa. (Update: it might not be theirs) » 6/10/15 2:40pm 6/10/15 2:40pm

Did Mercedes Violate The Rules On F1 Team Radio Instructions In Canada?

One thing that was made clear when Formula One banned teams from relaying certain kinds of information to their drivers was that comparative information about a teammate was not to be shared. “Lewis, Nico is safe on fuel—safe on fuel—but a little bit more critical on brakes,” seems like it might bend this rule, no? » 6/08/15 9:20am 6/08/15 9:20am

Insane Canadian Grand Prix Pass Had Zero Room For Error

Close passes are one thing. Threading your wheel in between the two wheels of another Formula One race car next to you resides on a whole different plane of ridiculousness. Here’s the most beastly overtake of this year’s Canadian Grand Prix, courtesy of Felipe Massa as he goes around Marcus Ericsson.
» 6/07/15 5:17pm 6/07/15 5:17pm

Formula One's First Extra Engine Penalties Hit The Grid In Canada

So, it begins: Max Verstappen and Jenson Button both received grid penalties for using a fifth power unit for the Canadian Grand Prix. With some teams experiencing reliability on par with a Renault Fuego at a LeMons race, this won’t be the last time we see penalties for using a season’s four-engine allotment too soon. » 6/07/15 3:18pm 6/07/15 3:18pm

Getting Stuck Out On The Wrong Rain Tire Will Send You Into The Wall

Lewis Hamilton seems to have monumentally bad luck with the tires on his Mercedes Formula One car lately. He went out on intermediates (as opposed to full wet tires) on a completely inundated Montreal track during Free Practice 2 and predictably hydroplaned into a wall. Oops.
» 6/06/15 11:30am 6/06/15 11:30am

One Formula One Driver Crashes So Much That He's Become A Villain

Pastor Maldonado has had an admittedly terrible season thus far, having to retire for five out of six races through little fault of his own. Many remember the garbage days of yore, though, so let’s take a journey back through time to battle evil cyborgs from Cyberdyne watch Maldonado’s most facepalm-worthy hits.
» 6/01/15 10:10pm 6/01/15 10:10pm

The Most Dangerous Thing In Juan Pablo Montoya's Garage Has 17 HP

Old race cars, model airplanes, trophies, a climbing wall, and even the Indianapolis 500 Oldsmobile Aurora pace car from his first win: it’s good to be Juan Pablo Montoya. Now that he’s won a second Indy 500, we fully expect Montoya to make a few additions to this Miami warehouse full of toys.
» 5/28/15 10:01am 5/28/15 10:01am

Mercedes Apologizes To Lewis Hamilton; Says There's No Team Favoritism

When Autosport asked “What the hell happened there?” in regards to Lewis Hamilton’s pit stop snafu at Monaco, Mercedes Formula One team boss Toto Wolff shed some light on what makes timing at Monaco more difficult to calculate than it is at other tracks. Now we know more on how that call was botched.
» 5/26/15 1:40pm 5/26/15 1:40pm