When The Pumps Ran Dry: The Bizarre 1985 San Marino Grand Prix

Formula One is a strange sport. It's not strange in that it's got open wheels or drivers from all over the world, that sort of thing is normal. It's not strange in that everyone tries to circumvent the rules – that's normal as well. What's weird is when that circumvention and the rules collide, like they bizarrely did… » 12/07/13 1:43pm 12/07/13 1:43pm

The dawn of Formula One’s most dominant car

When the 1988 Formula One season began in Rio de Janeiro, nobody knew that the record book on dominance was about to be rewritten. But that’s just what happened. When the bottom half of this car, the McLaren MP4/4, was attached to the carbon fiber shell photographed at dusk before the race, all mayhem was let loose.… » 7/04/11 4:00pm 7/04/11 4:00pm

Don’t fear the 2013 F1 engines

The 2.4-liter naturally aspirated V8’s used in Formula One will be retired at the end of next year, to be replaced with 1.6-liter turbo inline fours. WTF is naturally the first thing that comes to mind, and it’s true that we know little about the character of 1.6-liter turbo inline fours. But if 1.5-liter turbo… » 5/12/11 10:00am 5/12/11 10:00am