A British F1 fan and weekend racer recently bought Rubens Barrichello’s 2007 Honda RA107 at auction for £37,000. The Honda F1 chassis was bought with many of the unobtanium parts included, but he is now taking to the internet for help in fully restoring his new toy to near-hairsplitting performance.
Most of my “How To Drive Fast” column is, unsurprisingly, about how to drive fast. As well as posing techniques, some of my pieces offer a glimpse into the inner-workings of motorsport, while others are just plain ridiculous. Siphoning through the bunch, you’ll notice I haven’t much talked about safety. So let’s start…
Left: the poster advertising the 1994 Monaco Grand Prix. It shows Ayrton Senna’s #8 McLaren MP4/8, which he drove to victory at the 1993 event.
After a winter off-season extended by the cancellation of the Bahrain Grand Prix, Formula One finally returned on a windy autumn afternoon in Melbourne. Four months without a Grand Prix, it would have been a fun race even if it weren’t fun. But it was fun. Warning: spoilers.
A few months before his death, Ayrton Senna remarked the now-famous line about his sister Viviane's 10-year-old son: "If you think I'm fast, just wait until you see my nephew Bruno." We've now seen him race. But have we really?
The most successful driver Formula One has ever seen came back from a three-year retirement to drive the successor of last year’s world championship car—and had his worst-ever season amid, arguably, F1's most exciting season. What went wrong?
A suspension failure on the Brazilian veteran’s Williams race car at last week’s Monaco Grand Prix shows how fast and brutal a single error in Formula One can be.
With a rash of new teams, an unretired Michael Schumacher, and a very balanced field, the 61st season of Formula One has kicked off in the sands of Arabia. Spoilers below.
Jalopnik reader solracer was in attendance at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix, the motor race which saw the deaths of Roland Ratzenberger and Ayrton Senna, along with a major accident which almost killed Rubens Barrichello.
Singapore is the new Monaco: a harborside city track, no passing, more spectacle than motor race. But it’s an absolute thrill when you treat it as pure eye candy. Here’s some photos from last Sunday's race.
A fascinating profile of Brawn GP’s main man from 2001 reveals a ruthless drive for team victory—and a dislike for the kind of public bickering his driver Barrichello has just done.
Whispers of team orders clouds a brainy race in Barcelona, where most of the action happened in the pits and in the tactical computers. Warning: spoilers below.