This year’s most dominant team in Formula One and its new reigning champion won’t have a home grand prix next year. The German Grand Prix is off the calendar for next year, reports Fox Sports. This cuts the F1 season down to 20 races, with Brazil left as the only unconfirmed date on the tentative schedule.
Everyone’s favorite ‘Strayan F1-driving honey badger Daniel Ricciardo offered a surprise explanation for how Australians can stomach beer-funk as a condiment: he drank out of his friggin’ shoe on the podium. I mean, at least vegemite isn’t foot-funk. Ricciardo claims the foot-funk tastes “good.” Right.
While there are still interesting battles further back in the field, the front of Formula One’s pack hasn’t always been all that exciting. Case in point: even Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel just kind of spaced out and slowed down during the last lap of last weekend’s Hockenheim race.
That’s a massive seat-covering Rolex tarp at the Formula One German Grand Prix Yikes. If you can’t sell the seats, I guess you can always sell ad space.
The Scuderia Glickenhaus Nürburgring 24 Hours competing racecar just set a new lap record at the Hockenheim ring by a whole four seconds over the previous record-holder — a Porsche 918 Spyder.
Bernie Ecclestone's letter to the Rhein-Zeitung newspaper claims that a German Formula One Grand Prix even at the back-up venue of Hockenheim won't be "commercially viable" because "attendance has been so low for the past few years." Ouch.
For the past few years, Hockenheim and the Nürburgring have agreed to alternate hosting the Formula One German Grand Prix. 2015 should be the Nürburgring's turn, but the new owners don't have a contract with F1, so the grand prix goes to Hockenheim this year instead.
Ever have the compulsion to put a Canadian flag on your backpack while traveling abroad just to avoid getting into arguments with French people? Well, any European goodwill we may have built up as a nation lately has been promptly ruined by these guys driving terribly around the Hockenheimring race track.
At this past weekend's German Grand Prix at Hockenheim, Kimi "The Iceman" Raikkonen knocked over a young child and kept on walking. OK, so it all seems to have been an accident, and perhaps just as much the fault of the girl's mother (or whoever that woman is), but after intentionally pushing over a photographer…
Okay, its arguable to consider the Porsche Cayenne's true antecedent to be the VW bus, especially when the Stuttgartian SUV can be tweaked into performing such feats of strength (just in time for Festivus). As we mentioned back in November, Edo's highly tweaked, twin-turbo Cayenne seemed from the spec sheet to be…