In 2006, BAR Honda went to the Bonneville Salt Flats and became the fastest outright F1 car ever made at a bit over 248 miles per hour. It was an incredible project. I just never thought about what it would take to clean up afterwards.
Formula One’s leaders finally admitted they’re “concerned” that a woman protesting the Bahrain Grand Prix on Facebook got thrown in jail for three years, the Guardian reports. It’s an acknowledgment from the series’ new owners that people do suffer outside of race-track walls, no matter how much past owners tried to…
Deep breath, America. We’ve done it. We’ve survived another election cycle, and I bet everyone is pretty stoked that we aren’t going to be bombarded with political ads and commentary everywhere we look for a little while and take a breather. Right? Well—maybe not.
Anyone who’s ever had the misfortune to hit a bird while driving knows how much it blows. Now imagine how quick hitting a bird at up to 200 mph could really ruin your day. Such are the unfortunate worries of McLaren driver Stoffel Vandoorne at the Interlagos circuit this weekend.
For the past few years, enigmatic Polish driver Robert Kubica has been inching back into Formula One after surviving getting impaled in a rally car crash. Now he has a standing offer for a race seat with Williams and a possible reserve role at Ferrari, as Autosport reports.
Formula One’s had an iffy record with planned races lately, with the 2019 Miami Grand Prix debuting a mess of a proposed street course then getting pushed back until at least 2020. But F1 does, at least, have more solid plans for 2020: the Vietnam Grand Prix, which will run on part street course and part race track.
There are only 20 cars in the current Formula One field, meaning competition for seats that happen to be open for the upcoming season is fierce. Because of that, it sometimes takes a little extra to get noticed—like how Motorsport.com reports that Formula 2 driver George Russell used PowerPoint to make his case.
Niki Lauda, hospitalized for a “severe cough” and illness while on vacation just a few days before, underwent a lung transplant in Austria around the beginning of August. Nearly three months later, reports are that the hospital released him to undergo “intensive rehabilitation” over the next few weeks.
And to think, I had a draft all ready to go hailing Lewis Hamilton for his eternal dominance at Circuit of The Americas. Turns out Kimi Raikkonen had other plans.
Kimi Raikkonen’s down to his last few races with the Ferrari Formula One team before heading to Sauber, but he reminded everyone not to count him out just yet on Sunday. In an unpredictable, edge-of-your-seat type of U.S. Grand Prix, Raikkonen won his first F1 race since 2013 while Lewis Hamilton’s fifth-career title…
Friday’s first two U.S. Grand Prix practice sessions got practically drowned, leaving many teams hiding in their garages for most of the time available. On Saturday, the onslaught of rain bombarding Central Texas over the past month or so finally decided to give us all a break, and allowed Circuit of The Americas to…
The Formula One driver championship is essentially decided, with leader Lewis Hamilton only needing score eight points more than Sebastian Vettel to clinch his fifth title. So, no, that’s not the close, exciting battle battle at this weekend’s U.S. Grand Prix. The real battle is Max Verstappen versus the kerbs.
Formula One may be making its one stop of the year in America this weekend, but there’s another red, white and blue flag that’s important to this particular U.S. Grand Prix: the one British F1 star Lewis Hamilton could wave to celebrate his fifth series title on Sunday. He’ll start first in pursuit of that title.
Well, would you look at that. We’ve all miraculously survived an entire year since the last U.S. Grand Prix, and to celebrate, Texas is giving us cold and rainy weather for the week of. How kind. Anyway, time flies, which is why you should make the most of it by joining Jalopnik for our annual Formula One party in…
Formula One is a tight-knit world of distant super-technology, secret from all of us. Even the smallest parts have a kind of mythical glow about them, unattainable. But also, old pieces of these cars show up in private hands all the time, and you can just buy them.
Recent reports claim driver Guy Edwards, who ran 11 Formula One races over three years in the 1970s, has died at age 75. Corrections to those reports came out Tuesday morning, with Motorsport.com’s saying a “former colleague of Guy’s was able to track him down ... and confirm that he is very much still with us.” Oops.
The Mercedes-Benz AMG performance division said two years ago that it would make a $3 million Formula One car for the road, built with the engine used in a series often called the pinnacle of motorsport. But it’s not so easy to tone down an F1 engine to the point that it can share stop lights with the Ford Fusions of…