With Nico Rosberg winning the Formula One Japanese Grand Prix and Lewis Hamilton fighting back to third place, Mercedes finally got the constructors’ points they needed to reaffirm the fact that they have the best car on the grid for 2016. I’m shocked, I tell you. Shocked!
I know that’s not what literally happened here, but it’s been so long since we’ve had an American in Formula One — indulge me, okay? Look at this pass and tell me that the Statue of Liberty herself isn’t weeping as we speak. It’s beautiful.
Silver Arrows? Perhaps Silver Huevos is a better name. Here’s Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg outbraking Williams’ Valtteri Bottas at the chicane during today’s Formula One Japanese Grand Prix. You’re welcome.
Poor Carlos Sainz Jr. Not only did he whack into the pit entry cone as he pulled into the pits, but he locked up his tires trying to slow down down to pit lane speed in time. This looked like the worst last minute pit call ever, but the upside is that the pit entry cone is worth ten imaginary bonus points!
Here we see the Shuriken Sentai Ninninjyaa — fighters in lots of spandex and crazy helmets — trying to teach a guy who drives around in lots of nomex and crazy helmets something. What are these dudes trying to teach Formula One’s Daniel Ricciardo?
Driver Jenson Button is expected to announce an end to his sixteen-season career in Formula One sometime before this weekend’s race at Suzuka, reports The Telegraph. Button had been in negotiations with McLaren, but will likely bow out instead of spend another season in the uncompetitive car.
The FIA released the findings of its Accident Panel today regarding Jules Bianchi's horrific crash at the Formula One Japanese Grand Prix. They determined that Bianchi was traveling too fast to avoid going off at the same corner as Adrian Sutil's accident, and have recommended yellow flag speed limits as a result.
The family of injured Formula One driver Jules Bianchi released a statement today explaining that Bianchi has been taken out of the artificial coma he was placed in after the wreck. He is breathing on his own and has moved to Nice, France, to continue his recovery closer to his family and friends.
The FIA released several more details concerning the crash which injured Formula One driver Jules Bianchi today during a press conference for the Russian Grand Prix.
Felipe Massa criticised FIA Race Control for its decision to continue the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka, Mie before the crash by fellow driver Jules Bianchi.
Marussia F1 driver Jules Bianchi was seriously injured and is reportedly in surgery after crashing into a tractor that was attending to Adrian Sutil who crashed at a very wet Japanese Grand Prix on the outskirts of a typhoon.
It's so wet, Ericsson spun on the safety car lap. There were only 3 laps under a safety car before the race was red flagged for standing water on track. The restart (which was still under yellow) was just as mad. So, uh, what's your favorite ice cream?
Sauber's Hello Kitty promotion with sponsor NEC are nothing new per se—they've been giving out the totes presh kawaii Racing Kitty plush and other themed prizes since August. It's just time to step up their Sanrio-licensed game.
Jenson Button has a pretty decent life. He drives in Formula One for McLaren, was the F1 champ in 2009, and his girlfriend is Jessica Michibata, a gorgeous model from Japan. His helmet for the Japanese Grand Prix celebrates her heritage, and it totally rocks.
Welcome to the Suzuka edition of our financial advice column. Today is a wonderful day for all of those who’ve taken our recent tips. But before you blow all that newly minted money, here’s some Formula One. Warning: spoilers.
An October afternoon race in Japan means dusk after the podium ceremony. It was a pretty dusk.
Originally developed for architectural photography, tilting and shifting lenses are much more than gadgets for turning cars into toys. Professionals even use them to document the ins and outs of Formula One. Mega-sized gallery below.