A bit of Background on Hamilton's exploding brake rotor

Pictured above is the moment Lewis Hamilton lost the German GP to Nico Rosberg. During Q1, Hamilton's W05 suddenly spun when braking into the banked Sachs corner, and he ended up hitting the tire wall rear first with a force of 21g. Not pretty, but how come? » 7/20/14 1:38pm 7/20/14 1:38pm

Ferrari P4/5 Competizione: The Watch

The P4/5 Competizione isn't even built yet and Girard-Perregaux's already making a watch to commemorate the car. Forget "Arab Money," we want haute Swiss horologist money. » 10/28/10 2:45pm 10/28/10 2:45pm

Smoke 'Em If You Got 'Em

The best purpose-built race cars are almost always at least incidentally beautiful. Anyone out there have a guess as to specifically what this is? UPDATE: Answer below. » 8/06/10 10:00am 8/06/10 10:00am

1968 Monaco Grand Prix In 8mm Glory

This silent Super-8 film of the 1968 Monaco Grand Prix is the perfect time warp to watch in contrast to the dazzling spectacle of the recent Singapore Grand Prix » 9/29/08 6:00pm 9/29/08 6:00pm. The raw footage of the then-savage sport captures the essence of what a street-circuit F1 race was 40 years ago. For better or for worse, things have…

Simulator Hot-Lap Of F1 Singapore Grand Prix Street Circuit Night Race

This video of Williams F1 driver Nico Rosberg practicing for the Singapore Grand Prix's street circuit on the simulator is about as close as anybody will get to driving the track until the cars actually get on track this weekend. Since it is the first ever night race for Formula One, that means the action will start… » 9/24/08 6:20pm 9/24/08 6:20pm

Details of Singapore Grand Prix, F1's First Night Race Emerge

They may not be getting new Formula One engines anytime soon, but F1 fans will get to enjoy the first-ever F1 night race in 2008. The Singapore Grand Prix is set to start at 8:00 pm local time, making it the darkest F1 race in history. Italian lighting firm Valerio Maioli S.p.a. will use a state-of-the-art system to… » 12/13/07 9:45am 12/13/07 9:45am

The Mini GP: M-Power on the Cheap or Cynical Marketing Exersize?

Our buddy Gabe at Motoring File points us to a new test of the Mini John Cooper Works GP in the newsstand edition of Evo. The article poses the question foremost on Mini heads' minds, as it were. That is, is the GP a pure sports car, influenced by BMW's M-Power propellerheads, or is it a cynical tart job for those… » 7/10/06 10:43am 7/10/06 10:43am