It’s race day in America. America! Are you ready?
It’s race day in America. America! Are you ready?
Toro Rosso has swapped its drivers around so much at this point in the 2017 Formula One season that Brendon Hartley is being penalized for an engine swap on Daniil Kvyat’s old car. But Daniil Kvyat isn’t considered to be driving his old car, even though his number is running this weekend on Toro Rosso’s other car.
The best thing about McLaren’s Formula One team right now is that they want to let their drivers drive in other series. We had to ask McLaren Technology Group Executive Director and real-life American in F1 Zak Brown if Fernando Alonso might drive at the 24 Hours of Daytona. “Stay tuned,” he told us.
Six Formula One drivers ran faster qualifying laps than the new F1 lap record set by Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton earlier today at Circuit of the Americas, but it was Lewis Hamilton again who claimed pole position. Hamilton’s new lap record is an astonishingly fast 1:33.108, obliterating last year’s record of…
Haas Formula One driver Romain Grosjean had a brown-shorts moment when he ran wide heading out of Circuit of the Americas’ faster-than-anyone-thinks Turn 19, where he encountered a surprise from Lance Stroll’s Williams car in his path.
Sadly, 2016 GP2 champion Pierre Gasly—the driver replacing Daniil Kvyat at Toro Rosso for the rest of the Formula One season—won’t be racing anything this weekend. Gasly missed the F1 United States Grand Prix to wrap up his Super Formula season in Suzuka, but NBC Sports reports that the Suzuka race was canceled due to…
Gusty winds couldn’t keep Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton from breaking his own track record, which he set just yesterday. Hamilton’s 1:34.478 lap is the new F1 track record around Circuit of the Americas, proving once again that Hamilton’s still the F1 Lap King of COTA.
Toro Rosso stand-in driver Brendon Hartley can’t seem to catch a break in his first Formula One drive in five years. First, changes to the car’s power unit triggered enough grid penalties to move him to the rear of the field at the start of the race, NBC Sports reports. Worse yet, his helmet wouldn’t stay put during…
Ferrari Formula One driver and four-time F1 world champion Sebastian Vettel hasn’t driven for his former team Red Bull since 2014, yet he tried to get his Ferrari serviced in Red Bull’s pit stall during Free Practice 3 of the United States Grand Prix. Oops!
Williams almost had to fork over a €10,000 fine for being three seconds late turning in a tire used in Free Practice 1 on Friday. Three seconds. Holy crap, man. I thought my friends laid on the guilt trip when I show up late to things, but this is a whole ‘nother level.
Hello, Formula One-niverse. Were you hoping to sign away Red Bull’s young flying Dutchman, Max Verstappen? Sorry—wait, just kidding, not sorry at all—Red Bull just made their wish for Verstappen to stay official with a contract extension through 2020, the team announced today.
The sun peeked out this afternoon just long enough to let the 2017 Formula One cars show their true speed on a dry track during Free Practice 2. Early in the session, Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton smashed the F1 track lap record with a ridiculously quick 1:34.668 lap time.
Free Practice 2 isn’t going so well so far for Haas Formula One driver Kevin Magnussen. First, he spun off track backwards right at “Haas Hill,” and then he had a close call with his teammate Romain Grosjean.
Red Bull’s Formula One B-team Toro Rosso appeared to win the stand-in jackpot when reigning Le Mans winner Brendon Hartley was available to drive for them at the United States Grand Prix. Only catch is, it’s been five years since he’s even driven a single-seater, much less a Formula One car.
Circuit of the Americas has a population of feral cats, as many large places tend to attract. Alanis and I went looking for COTA’s cats once and found none. But now Renault—beautiful Renault—put the cats on their Formula One car. We’ve found the cats! The cats are here! Rejoice! Cats!
Congratulations! You and your merry band of miscreants have made the great pilgrimage to Austin for one of the greatest race weekends on the planet: the Formula One United States Grand Prix. But what’s the best way to enjoy it, and what do you do after the track goes cold? We’re here to help.
Formula One is back in Austin, Texas, and so are a lot of you. It’s truly the most wonderful time of the year here: the oppressive heat is gone and F1 fans from around the world return like the swallows of Car-pistrano. So, we’re meeting up yet again to enjoy drinks and snacks this Friday, and you should come!
McLaren confirmed today that Fernando Alonso will be staying with the Formula One team for next year alongside Stoffel Vandoorne, F1 announced. Thankfully, since McLaren will run Renault power units next year, they might actually have a competitive car.
There are so many things happening at the Formula One United States Grand Prix this year that we just had to go watch it for ourselves. So, let’s meet up, watch the cars, and try to determine if new series owners Liberty Media have really improved the show or not here in our home country. It’s F1 time!