Following McLaren Formula One driver Fernando Alonso’s decision to skip the Monaco Grand Prix to race the Indianapolis 500, three-time F1 champion Lewis Hamilton said over the week that he’d be interested in doing one-off races in other series—particularly MotoGP and NASCAR’s Daytona 500.
Nico—oh, er, Valtteri Bottas—is on the pole for the Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday, ahead of his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel will start third, and will hopefully line up in his boxed-off starting spot this time around. The full starting lineup can be found here.
When Formula One driver Fernando Alonso announced on Wednesday that he’d skip the Monaco Grand Prix for the Indianapolis 500, it was fun news. Everyone loves a cross-discipline racing start, especially on a big stage. That is, everyone except Bernie Ecclestone. He would have tried to stop the deal from happening.
In about as awkward of a fashion as going on a second date and spitting out the name of a recent ex, the Mercedes Formula One team accidentally called its new driver “Nico” over the radio in the Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday. Come on, Mercedes. Write his name on your palms if you have to.
Bill Burr is a comedian who’s just getting into Formula One now, which is good for us because it means someone with the capability of actually being entertaining gets to explain F1 for once. And with the Chinese Grand Prix coming up this weekend, this is the best recap you’re going to get.
We should talk about the Formula One season opener. How’d you like it? Are you happy to see a different driver on the top step of the podium, at least? Are you missing Nico Rosberg? How’d you like the new cars? Let’s discuss.
I’ll be the first one to admit that I had no clue CNN was a McLaren Formula One sponsor until today, even though things have apparently been like this for two years now. We usually just give people stickers and hope they don’t think we’re weird. Well, they always think I’m weird. Never mind.
It looks like Formula One’s newest crash-test missile, Lance Stroll, has some competition for being made fun of on the internet. There’s now a website that tracks how often McLaren-Honda, whose own driver jokes about how bad the car is just to bring some optimism into the room, breaks down.
While it’s highly tempting to say “good riddance” to Formula One’s infamous loose cannon autocrat-gnome Bernie Ecclestone, we probably wouldn’t be arguing about F1 at all had he not been there. Ecclestone was instrumental in saving the sport in the 1970s and making it the international business powerhouse it is in the…
Likely by accident, and likely about 10 years later than he would have wanted, now un-retired Brazilian Formula One driver Felipe Massa discovered the best possible way to live out an F1 career: just keep retiring. If didn’t notice, the retirement gifts in F1 are a little better than your standard fruit basket.
Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone wonders a lot of things. He wonders if the sport would be more interesting if drivers got seriously injured. He wonders why North America is such a shit hole. He wonders why all of the drivers in his sport are such “windbags.” And now, he’s wondering if he’ll keep his job.
The international nightmare is over; the crisis has been solved. The Mercedes F1 team, whose newly crowned champion retired days after winning the Formula One title, will add Williams’ Valtteri Bottas to its lineup. Taking Bottas’ seat will be Felipe Massa, who retired from Williams less than two months ago.
New year, new Formula One, it looks like. According to reports, the series’ new owner, American company Liberty Media, has plans to overhaul competition in hopes of boosting sponsorship and the U.S. fanbase. In those plans, an executive uttered the words “Super Bowl.” Oh, no. Not that “ball sport” rhetoric again.
You may or may not have heard, but Nico Rosberg was the 2016 Formula One World Champion. Not Lewis Hamilton. Nico Rosberg. So why is Hamilton on the cover of TIME magazine?
Those close to seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher will continue to keep his health a private matter, according to reports. The latest report on Schumacher, who sustained severe head injuries in a skiing accident in late 2013, was that he still could not walk or stand after nearly three years.
The Formula One traveling circus used up 42,792 tires in 2016, enough to fill up 10 Boeing 747-8 freighters. Track temperatures ranged from 51 degrees Fahrenheit up to 141 degrees. Vallteri Bottas topped out at 231 miles per hour, a new F1 record. Pirelli is once again providing the entire numbers, and they are…
In response to the sudden retirement of Nico Rosberg right after he won his first Formula One drivers’ championship, F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone apparently didn’t have the highest praise for him—Ecclestone reportedly called Rosberg “a world champion and nothing else.” But, Bernie, what if he is something else?
For what will be the first time in 10 years by the time the race rolls around, various reports say Formula One will return to France in 2018. French media first reported a five-year deal for a revived French Grand Prix, and according to reports, an announcement of the return to France will come on Monday.