Maldonado Bins It At Barcelona-Catalunya's Turn Four In Formula One Test

Has Lotus Formula One driver Pastor Maldonado crashed today? Yes. Maldonado ate it outside Turn 4 in testing at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya today. Thankfully, Maldonado is okay, however, his personal crash counter had to be reset. » 3/01/15 11:11am 3/01/15 11:11am

Lotus F1 Team Makes The Slowest Mall Chase Video Ever

The Dubai Mall is the world's largest shopping mall, so Renault let Lotus Formula One team drivers Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado loose inside in a pair of Renault Twizys. Yes, in fact, a Twizy will powerslide. » 12/01/14 3:39pm 12/01/14 3:39pm

This Is What A Fire-Spewing Formula 1 Turbo Failure Looks Like

Formula 1 went turbo this year and now, on the last race of the season, we get to see the massive smoke- and fire-spewing result when one of them fails. » 11/23/14 9:23am 11/23/14 9:23am

The Best Pastor Maldonado Jokes

Look, I'm sure Pastor Maldonado is a nice enough guy. But the Venezuelan driver for the Lotus F1 team is a bit, um, "erratic," to put it lightly, and he's grown quite a reputation for crashing spectacularly, and crashing often. So much so that he's the butt of many great jokes. Jokes like these. » 5/21/14 2:50pm 5/21/14 2:50pm

Let Lotus F1 Demonstrate The Proper Way To Tow A Caravan

Lotus hasn't tested their new F1 car yet. That's not ideal. So what have they done instead? Well, they towed a mobile home with last year's car. You know, important stuff. » 2/07/14 12:40pm 2/07/14 12:40pm

Lotus F1 Hires Pastor Maldonado, Chooses Money Over Talent

When Kimi Raikkonen announced he's leaving the Lotus F1 Team for Ferrari, speculation placed highly rated German Nico Hulkenberg in the seat. But he didn't bring any $$$$$ with him. Enter Pastor Maldonado. » 11/29/13 11:42am 11/29/13 11:42am

What If Formula One Was Raced Like Mario Kart?

Overly serious car nerds can criticize games like Super Mario Kart for not being "authentic" or "representational of actual physics in any way," but sometimes life imitates art. The crash-bang-boom Australian Grand Prix this year doesn't look very different done up like the Nintendo classic. » 7/05/12 2:00pm 7/05/12 2:00pm

Hugo Chavez Now Has An F1 Team

Venezuela's state-owned oil company just injected millions of dollars into the cash-strapped Williams Formula 1 team, giving the country's president Hugo Chavez a chance to gloat about something else. » 1/17/11 12:40pm 1/17/11 12:40pm