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!
Returning to Suzuka would be an emotional affair, that much was clear after the sad news of Jules Bianchi’s death. The best distraction is to concentrate on the sport which he loved so much, so let’s just do that.
Up extra late? There’s some Super GT racing going on at Suzuka right now, complete with full English commentary running. They’re about a third of the way in right now, but in case you missed the start—watching insanely modified Japanese race cars have at it is clearly worth losing some sleep over.
Can a 789 horsepower Ferrari V12 possibly sound better than a twin-turbo Koenigsegg V8 producing one megawatt of holy force? I guess it’s about time we find out!
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.
The family of injured Formula One Racer Jules Bianchi has released a statement today, naming the specific injury incurred and thanking motorsports fans worldwide for their outpouring of support.
After seeing the first video of Jules Bianchi's horrible crash at Suzuka, we're surprised he wasn't killed on impact. Yes, it is that bad. And we're very glad he wasn't, of course. Our fingers are still very crossed for his recovery.
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.
Typhoon Phanfone is bearing down on Japan, and if there's anything that could make this F1 season more interesting it's aero-dependent cars knocking up against a category three tropical storm.
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.
Here's more video of five, count 'em, five, Honda HSV-010 GTs practice laps at Suzuka. It's almost ruined by watching it. A better option? Letting the four videos run, closing your eyes and drowning yourself in the aural sex.
Honda's got a new, high-revving "Red H" prototype with which to tweak Japanese car audiophiles — and it's serving as the red-flag car (read: pace car) for the Japan Grand Prix at Suzuka next weekend. The proto Honda Civic Type R sedan, which is powered by the same 197-hp, 2.0-liter DOHC i-VTEC (K20A) as the coupe…