Life is full of disappointments, but not many have been as crushing as the story of the McLaren Honda Formula One team. The return to that partnership conjured images of the Senna-Prost glory days, but it mostly meant DNFs, engine failures and Fernando Alonso’s sad, dead-looking eyes. But for 2018, things will be…
Today Red Bull and Aston Martin unveiled their new Formula 1 car, the RB14. Decked out in very cool blue digital camo and sporting the Halo, this car might be a serious competitor for the 2018 F1 season. I quite like the look if I’m being honest.
If you’re not a person who mutes sports commentary because you could totally do better, you’ll either be pleased or rather annoyed that America will get a U.K.-based Formula One broadcast next year. Perhaps the British will use this platform to tell thousands of Americans how bad we are at roundabouts.
It isn’t 2021 and therefore Formula One’s rules for louder and cheaper engines aren’t in effect yet (because F1 is silly and announces new rules four years in advance), but the engines are still decently loud up close. Here’s what the series-dominating Ferrari and Mercedes F1 engines will sound like this year.
Formula E: Home of the suspiciously slow electric race cars, and, apparently, suspiciously high levels of hypocrisy. After welcoming Formula One “to the 21st century” for removing grid girls, something Formula E claimed to have already done, the series’ CEO basically just said, “Nah, just kidding, we’re keeping them.”
Less than a week after confirming that it would no longer use grid girls at races, Formula One announced they’ll be replaced by grid kids starting with the 2018 season. The grid kids will be actual children—and the children are our FUTURE—not adult women whose very being is lessened by others repeatedly referring to…
Put a note on the calendar to change the Sunday alarms on your phone and get ready to sleep in a little later, because Formula One’s new bosses aren’t done changing things up yet: A day after announcing grid girls would no longer be used at races, F1 confirmed it’s moving back start times as well.
Formula One’s estimated 2017 revenue was around $1.38 billion, and a lot of that money goes to the teams that actually make the races happen, but not all of it. Here’s a handy breakdown showing how much, in video format.
After apparently enjoying racing about 22 more hours than he’s used to at the Rolex 24, Formula One’s Fernando Alonso decided he’ll compete in all of the FIA World Endurance Championship races that don’t conflict with his F1 obligations this season. He, presumably, hates sleep.
Formula One’s American broadcast will be on ESPN next year, which people are understandably apprehensive about. But in some good news, F1 may push back start times, allowing we of the Red, White and Blue to sleep in past 6:30 a.m. on the weekends. On a lazy Sunday morning, that’s a decent consolation prize.
The Sauber Formula One team made a baffling and surely destructive move last summer, announcing that it would replace its Ferrari engines with objectively terrible Hondas in 2018. Sauber hired a new team boss at 9 a.m. on a Monday a couple of months later, and he called a 10 a.m. meeting to axe the Honda deal.
In 1997, a couple of years after Michael Schumacher had won two championships with Benetton, the constructor introduced the B197. Driven by Jean Alesi and Gerhard Berger, the car didn’t win them a title. These days, the B197 can still occasionally be found on the track doing what it does best.
Formula One’s use of grid girls is still “under review,” but instead of deciding whether to axe the concept altogether, F1 will try to make grid girls “more relevant” to competition. This weak and complacent move was, of course, going to happen the whole time. It was silly of us to think otherwise.
Formula One has never been big on that “internet” stuff, mostly because an old, angry and confused man ran the sport for years. That led F1 to be frustratingly absent online, and in an era when a lot ofyoung people would rather pay to look at their phones and computers than pay for cable, that’s not a good way to be.
Probably no one in the motorsport world is more known for their aggressive social media presence than Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton, who never misses an opportunity to tell us how #blessed he is. But that may be coming to an end soon. On the heels of him saying something dumb, HAM appears to be clearing out his…
In an Instagram video that’s since been deleted, Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton asked his nephew if he got the dress for Christmas and when he nodded, Hamilton asked why and yelled “boys don’t wear princess dresses.”
In the most doubt-inducing way possible, Ferrari wants everyone to know that it is really, really serious about its threat to quit Formula One. Ferrari doesn’t like what F1’s new owners are doing, and now the company’s temper tantrum is getting so big that it tossed up the idea of creating its own rival racing series.
Former Formula One dictator-in-chief Bernie Ecclestone hates a lot of things. He hates the entire continent of North America, a known shit hole. He hates the idea of gender equality. He hates social media. He also hates when widespread corruption is out of the picture, because corruption accomplishes things.