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Pirelli To Formula One After Tire Explosions: We Told You So

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… » 8/25/15 6:08pm Tuesday 6:08pm

Kelsey MC2: The Road Legal, Homebuilt Rally Car That's Too Fast for the WRC

You wouldn’t believe it at first look, but this is not a Peugeot 206 207 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… » 8/17/15 2:54pm 8/17/15 2:54pm

French Police Are Downplaying The Possible Use Of Gas In Button Burglary

It’s understandable for the police around Saint-Tropez to have a healthy amount of skepticism about a gassing claim before an investigation is finalized. Draguignan city prosecutor Phillippe Guemas telling Reuters, “It is absolutely not a phenomenon found in Saint-Tropez,” however...um, what? » 8/11/15 7:15pm 8/11/15 7:15pm

Jenson Button And Wife Gassed In Home, Robbed Of $465K Worth Of Stuff

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.
» 8/06/15 11:41pm 8/06/15 11:41pm

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 7/30/15 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