Formula One has long been trending toward becoming two-tiered, with a handful of real competitors racing alongside some poor bastards without a shot in the world. This past weekend’s British Grand Prix was a case in point, a good demonstration of how far off-pace most teams are.
After setting a new lap record pace in qualifying (video below) and nabbing the pole position for the starting grid of his home Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton was flying high as the red lights went out ahead of the 52-lap Formula One sprint at Silverstone. It only took three corners for everything to be completely…
While it was clear that Lewis Hamilton would likely end up winning his fourth-straight British Grand Prix pretty early on, it really didn’t help that all of Ferrari’s tires decided to explode in the final lap of the race.
Formula One cars may be the pinnacle of motorsport, but thank goodness, their drivers capable of hooning it up like a Camaro kid with an empty parking lot all to himself when given the chance. This week’s F1 Live show ahead of the British Grand Prix was that chance, and it was glorious.
If a report by British tabloid The Sun is to be believed, Formula One has a bit more to worry about at Silverstone Circuit in July than Mercedes’ continued attempts at rule bending. The report, though scant on details, said both F1 and circuit bosses fear an attack by ISIS bomber drones at the race.
Priorities, man. Are you really going to miss that shot if a big Formula One crash just happens right in front of you? I didn’t think so.
After a spectacular start to the British Grand Prix, Felipe Massa’s Williams jumped ahead of the two Mercedes cars on the front row of the grid. The Williams cars were faster in a straight line than the Mercedes pair, and they were holding their own. Here’s how they blew it through a series of questionable calls.
When you’re watching racing on television, it can be a little difficult to get a big-picture view of the race. Watching a car careen around a turn is awesome, but it doesn’t always give a great sense of what it takes to win an entire race.
It’s not been a great morning for famous British marques at the British Grand Prix. Both McLarens and both Lotuses whacked into each other right on the first lap of the race. Oops!
Holy crap, there’s a race going on at the British Grand Prix! Felipe Massa nailed the start while the two Mercedes cars were slow off the line, allowing him to shoot out in front early.
Pastor Maldonado was among those who had lap times deleted during today’s Formula One British Grand Prix qualifying session. Tyranny! Unfair! Taxation without repre—nah, it’s just a ruling the FIA made about Turn 9. Here’s why several fast lap times disappeared into thin air.
It feels like a long time since we've seen such tight wheel-to-wheel racing by top drivers in F1. Here's an overanalysis of the conclusion of the laps-long Alonso vs Vettel battle at yesterday's British Grand Prix.
Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen crashed out right at the start of the British Grand Prix, taking out Felipe Massa with him. It appears Kimi was trying to rejoin the track after going wide, lost it, causing Massa to spin out trying to avoid the Ferrari driver.
Today's Formula One British Grand Prix was an absolute mess, especially when compared with the relative tameness of the Canadian Grand Prix and the Monaco Grand Prix. This race wasn't about the failure of the drivers to maintain the racing line, this race was about the failure of one thing – the tires.
This weekend the British Grand Prix will take place at the Silverstone Circuit, as it has for many years. But what if it was held on a street course in London instead?
If you happened to be there or saw the news reports, last weekend's British Grand Prix in Northampton was a wet mess.
This spectacular photo was taken on October 2, 1948, at the first race weekend held on a converted British bomber station whose name you’ll recognize: Silverstone.
This photo of the Team Lotus pits at the 1970 British Grand Prix finally reveals what Lotus founder Colin Chapman (background, with stopwatch) meant by performance through lightweight. It’s nothing to do with pencil-thin suspension pieces or cross-drilled aluminum parts and all to do with having British supermodel…