2014 Spanish Grand Prix: Open Thread

It's the Spanish Grand Prix and it's on while, in theory, you could be awake (and not just because you're still drunk). Let's talk about it in Kinja! » 5/11/14 7:34am 5/11/14 7:34am

Williams F1 Team Garage Explodes Into Flames After Victory Photo,…

The Williams F1 team was celebrating their first victory in eight years at the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona with a team photo when something, possibly a KERS unit, sparked an explosion. Video shows the garage burst into flames and sources are reporting multiple injuries. A team member was apparently pulled out of… » 5/13/12 12:15pm 5/13/12 12:15pm

A Behind The Scenes Look At The 1970 Spanish Grand Prix

Like anything else, Formula One has changed quite a bit over the last 42 years. Although the rules and regulations of modern F1 can make race fans long for the days past, it's amazing to see the chaos that surrounded the early days of F1 racing. » 4/15/12 4:00pm 4/15/12 4:00pm

The 2011 Spanish Grand Prix in Crayola

Formula One races at the Circuit de Catalunya have a tendency for tedium. Not this year. The track’s particular layout managed to balance the 2011 season’s runaway emphasis on offense and produced a classic thriller of a GP. Warning: spoilers. » 5/23/11 4:00pm 5/23/11 4:00pm

Ferrari rear wing declared illegal by FIA

Ferrari was forced to change the rear wing on their cars for the remainder of this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix. International Automobile Federation (FIA) race director Charlie Whiting called the wing "a very clever interpretation of the rules" on Friday. Whiting told reporters it was up to the FIA "to decide whether… » 5/21/11 12:00pm 5/21/11 12:00pm

Formula One Through Tilt-Shift Lenses

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. » 6/24/09 12:00pm 6/24/09 12:00pm

Ross Brawn In 2001: “The Last Thing You Want Is A Driver Whingeing In…

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. » 5/14/09 8:00am 5/14/09 8:00am

The Equivocation of Darth Brawn

After Sunday’s rather peculiar Spanish Grand Prix, Ross Brawn has stated that his team does not have a number one and a number two driver. Can that possibly be true? » 5/13/09 9:00am 5/13/09 9:00am

2009 Spanish Grand Prix: A Great Battle of Strategy

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. » 5/11/09 3:00pm 5/11/09 3:00pm

McLaren's Heikki Kovalainen's Close Scare

There was a scary moment at yesterday's Spanish Grand Prix that may not have been as scary as Stephane Ortelli's car flying through the air with the greatest of ease, but was scary nonetheless. The fear factor began when some part of the front left tire wheel on Heikki Kovalainen' McLaren Mercedes exploded, sending… » 4/28/08 9:40am 4/28/08 9:40am