Daniel Ricciardo was doing so well at the Monaco Grand Prix. He claimed Red Bull’s first pole position since 2013, and his first at Monaco. He managed to keep his lead for much of the Monaco Grand Prix itself, where the narrow street circuit makes passes extremely hard. Then he got hosed by his own pit crew.
A lot of car buyers, especially the folks that lease luxury cars, don’t have a clue about some basic aspects of their vehicle. This ad from BMW is just one illustration of a much larger issue—the #brands don’t want you to be involved anymore.
Perhaps Formula One should have yellow-flagged the race immediately after that huge melee at the start of the race. Red Bull Racing driver Daniel Ricciardo was leading—something that hasn’t happened in a very long time in a Red Bull—early in the race until a popped tire handed the lead back to Nico Rosberg.
We might see some changes to Formula One’s qualifying system for the first race of the 2016 season after all. F1 apparently can’t make up its own damn mind.
It seems strange that ultra advanced Formula 1 cars have tires with big sidewalls like your grandpa’s Plymouth. But there’s a reason why there’s so much rubber; these tires function as much of an F1 car’s suspension.
Last night, we wrote about the exciting-looking Opel GT concept. There’s a lot to like about this rebirth of the legendary model, but the biggest thing about the car isn’t the car itself; it’s what it’s wearing: a pair of vivid red tires.
Intellectually, you probably understand that winter tires are better in crappy weather. But understanding and feeling are quite different. It’s difficult to process out everything between you and the tire to get a good sense of what’s going on. Unless you take away the car part of the equation.
Say, now that does sound like something I’d like in a tire — roundness! I guess I never really thought of it, before, a sleek, black, corner-free tire on my very own car? Four complete and true circular wheels on my car, one at each corner? Man, a fella could get used to that!
When Sebastian Vettel’s tire exploded at the Belgian Grand Prix this weekend, there was much fuming from darker corners of the Internet. Why couldn’t Pirelli make a better tire? And if the tires had a habit of exploding, as they have for a while now, why didn’t Pirelli tell anyone? It turns out they did, according to…
Ferrari tried a single-pit-stop strategy with Sebastian Vettel’s car for the Formula One Belgian Grand Prix today that didn’t ultimately work out, as you can see. One of Vettel’s Pirellis popped in spectacular fashion on the next to last lap.
Williams’ Valtteri Bottas had a bit of an oops during the Belgian Grand Prix. They had three yellow-banded soft tires and one white-banded medium. Mixing compounds is not allowed, plus Pirelli makes it really easy to spot when you’ve got the wrong one via color codes.
Or is that a Tire Discount store? Anyways, we have finally found it, everyone. The nexus of the universe. The point at which space and time converge upon themselves, and are reflected back unto eternity. The nexus is almost certainly located within a Taco Bell, but what’s more important is how it manifests itself.
You know you’ve got good traction when your tires start ripping up the road itself.
She wasn’t even near a race track, yet still!
The Formula One Strategy Group meets today, and it’s quite telling when even Bernie Ecclestone thinks they won’t be able to agree on any constructive changes for the series. Here’s why the most important ruling to come out of this week’s meetings will probably be “steak is better than jumbo shrimp.”
Ever wondered what would happen if you just kept filling your tire with air?
Bad news for NASCAR driver Ryan Newman and Richard Childress Racing: while their penalties for tampering with their tires has been reduced slightly, the National Motorsports Appeals Panel upheld those penalties today. Newman's #31 car was caught with a slow leak in its tires at Auto Club Speedway.
When NASCAR audited its latest round of tires, one team's set was found not to be holding air properly: the #31 car of Richard Childress Racing driver Ryan Newman. The tires had a slow leak that allowed the tire to bleed off extra air and remain at a more consistent pressure throughout a race.