Formula One’s pit crews are some of the most trained, synchronized and fascinating teams in any sport. There are so many people, all working with millimeter precision to get a set of tires off a car and a new set on in give or take two seconds. And here’s a crew member I’ve never seen before: valve person.
Ever since we’ve had both Red Bull and Scuderia Toro Rosso sharing the grid, it’s been hard at times to tell them apart, especially when they’re further away. They’re usually both dark blue with a red bull, although Toro Rosso’s has been a more stylized illustration of Red Bull’s logo-animal. This year, they’re…
Oh, Red Bull. Never change. Here are the four Red Bull and Scuderia Toro Rosso drivers in perhaps the best press photo of the year. Which beefcake from N*CARS is most worthy of a Tiger Beat centerfold? Please, caption away.
Ever since the legendary 1968 Gold Leaf-branded Lotus, Formula 1 cars have been disguised and cluttered and hidden under the weight of sponsorship logos. Well, not all of them.
Scuderia Toro Rosso’s Carlos Sainz paused qualifying for the United States Grand Prix with 12 minutes and 46 seconds to go in the 18-minute session after he lost control of his car in the slippery conditions and ate the barrier in Turn 4.
There’s good reason why safety cars often come out to aid with the recovery of hard to reach pieces of debris on track. If we just let marshals go out into the middle of the race track with no warning, things like this tend to happen.
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!
If cars had pants, that is, Max Verstappen’s Toro Rosso would be mooning us all.
Here’s driver’s ed student and Scuderia Toro Rosso Formula One driver Max Verstappen going side-by-side with Sauber’s Felipe Nasr through Blanchimont at the Belgian Grand Prix in case you somehow forgot that Verstappen is awesome. Dude is a beast.
So, it begins: Max Verstappen and Jenson Button both received grid penalties for using a fifth power unit for the Canadian Grand Prix. With some teams experiencing reliability on par with a Renault Fuego at a LeMons race, this won’t be the last time we see penalties for using a season’s four-engine allotment too soon.
Max Verstappen caused the first safety car of the Monaco Grand Prix, hitting the barriers hard at St. Devote. He tried to make a move around the Lotus of Romain Grosjean, but ultimately clipped Grosjean’s rear, sending his Toro Rosso into the wall. Ouch!
Scuderia Toro Rosso Formula One driver Max Verstappen had a moment in practice today where he spun out and ate a little wall with one of his rear tires. As you can see, he didn’t want to give that wall back.
Notable features of the STR10 include a split overhead air intake, one to feed the engine and the other for various cooling (for what is unknown at the moment), another intake just behind the roll bar, an interesting Y100 winglet (monkey seat) above the exhaust outlet with no endplates, and a much more respectable…
If there was ever a man who was driving to earn a seat, it was Jean-Éric Vergne this weekend at Formula E. He may have been taken out of contention due to a suspension failure, but taking pole and battling for the lead in his Formula E debut says one thing to his ex-team in F1:PFFFFFFFFTTTTT!
If there was ever a man who was driving to earn a seat, it was Jean-Éric Vergne this weekend at Formula E. He may have been taken out of contention due to a suspension failure, but taking pole and battling for the lead in his Formula E debut says one thing to his ex-team in F1: PFFFFFFFFTTTTT!
This was the new Caterham leaving the pits in Jerez while below you can hear the Toro Rosso STR9 using Renault's Energy F1 V6 Turbo flat out after choosing it over Ferrari power.
Starting in 2014, Mercedes AMG will supply engines to four of Formula One's 11 teams: McLaren, Mercedes, Force India, and Williams. It looks like the Germans are taking over F1.