On the heels of collaborating on the completely bonkers and somehow street legal 1,130 horsepower Aston Martin Valkyrie, the increasingly resurgent British sports car company is deepening its ties with energy drink/space jumping/motorsports concern Red Bull in Formula One. Say hello to Aston Martin Red Bull Racing.…
Everybody laughs at farts. If they don’t, they need to reevaluate the meaning of joy. Farts are funny, and farts are even funnier when famous athletes let them rip to liven up a generic post-race press conference in one of the most strict, fancier-than-thou racing series there is: Formula One.
Some of us have jobs on the internet, and therefore, critical communication online is normal. But no matter the job, most would probably tell you it’s better to hear the really important things, like, oh, you’ve been fired, straight from the bosses rather than reading it in an article along with everyone else.
McLaren-Honda was like the tumultuous relationship everyone had to keep tabs on in high school—the one doomed to not work out, but that somehow always showed up holding hands the next morning before class. So, naturally, the breakup is going about like you’d expect from a high-school relationship.
Reports of an imminent demise of McLaren-Honda’s partnership, a pairing full of failure (literally) and sadness, in Formula One are everywhere. It’s expected to be official within days, and even Bernie Ecclestone said McLaren’s switch to Renault engines is a done deal. But things are fine on McLaren-Honda’s Twitter…
When Nico Rosberg retired right after winning the 2016 Formula One title, his Mercedes F1 team was left with a seat to fill—fast. So, they plucked Valtteri Bottas from Williams and signed him for a year. It made sense, given that it was a quick decision on a driver who hadn’t proven himself in the Mercedes car yet.…
Honda, as of late, makes a very bad Formula One engine. Just ask the McLaren-Honda team and golden boy Fernando Alonso, who are both sick of “racing” it. (“Racing” is done with a working engine, hence the quotations.) But, even now, series bosses said they’re doing “everything they can” to keep Honda in F1.
Lewis Hamilton has broken a record with his 69th pole position following today’s qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix. Nice.
The Mercedes-AMG hypercar gives a whole new definition to the word, because it’s been more hyped than Taco Tuesday before the world was supposed to end in 2012. Mercedes said the road car with a Formula One engine in it makes more than 1,000 horsepower, and that its top speed will “exceed” 217 mph. Eh, OK.
That headline was mean. I’m mean. I’m sorry, I don’t know why I’m like this. Maybe someone teased me too much as a child. This video showing how Lego built a life-size replica of a Ferrari Formula One car isn’t even that great, I just wanted a chance to be mean. I’m sorry, again.
A “phantom debris caution” is what NASCAR fans call a late-race yellow that feels bogus, or for the sole purposes of entertainment when a field is spread out. But Lewis Hamilton must think NASCAR waltzed over and coughed on Formula One, because he accused his own series of calling phantom debris.
Determining the best Formula One lap ever is answering a big question. One far greater than I have the knowledge for, but maybe one of you might know.
1994 was a depressing year for Formula One. During the third round of the season, the world lost Ayrton Senna and Roland Ratzenberger at the San Marino Grand Prix. At the very next race, Karl Wendlinger’s had a big crash and the FIA asked for series of track safety modifications. This basically means they asked the…
There’s a lot of design and engineering freedom in Formula One, making cash flow incredibly proportionate to performance. That leads to teams being almost in different zip codes from one another on track each race, and results being rather predictable. But it sounds like the new F1 bosses want to change that.
If someone deserves an award for simply living life as the Good Lord intended, it’s NASCAR’s Clint Bowyer. He’s the most unapologetic country boy there is, and his views on Formula One, that series with them Eu-ro-peans over there driving spaceship cars that aren’t even V8s, are amazing.
Before the season began, Honda had goals for the very bad engine it makes for the McLaren-Honda Formula One team. But Honda couldn’t keep the engine working long enough to meet them, and when it did work, it didn’t work well. But, rejoice! After 11 races, Honda finally met its pre-season performance goals.
Considering he almost severed an arm in a horrific 2011 rally crash, it would’ve been easier for former Formula One regular Robert Kubica to leave “former” in his title. But Kubica, who entered a race before he even regained full mobility in his arm and won it less than two years after the crash, isn’t that type.
McLaren-Honda’s had a triumphant few weeks. Driver Fernando Alonso scored the team’s first points of the Formula One season at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix in June after a mere eight races of going scoreless, and he even set the fastest lap time at the Hungarian Grand Prix. Things are looking up.
A recent meeting in a small-town California city hall had residents lined out the door, most there to voice unhappiness about a proposed $300 million race track. But the head of an almost nonexistent—in terms of records and online presence—startup proposing it didn’t show, and even the mayor thinks it’s fishy.