These darn Formula One drivers. They’re so amicable, so friendly, like wealthy, televised, car-driving neighbors or something. What happened to the aggression, the anger, the ruthless rivalries—the glory days? Mercedes boss Toto Wolff wants to know, because his drivers are getting along too well.
Staff from the Mercedes and Sauber Formula One teams, the FIA and Pirelli were all on the wrong end of “threatening situation[s]” during the Brazilian Grand Prix weekend, causing a tire test in Brazil to get canceled and the FIA to call for an evaluation of F1’s security procedures at race tracks.
The McLaren-Honda Formula One team, in its final weeks with that terrible “H” word tacked onto the name, planned to stick around after the Brazilian Grand Prix for a Pirelli tire test during the week. But after several robbery attempts on teams in Brazil over the weekend, the test got canceled.
Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel has not won a Formula One Grand Prix since July when he took the trophy in Hungary. That changed today in Brazil when he slid down the inside of polesitter Valtteri Bottas lap one turn one, and kept the pace to fend off all attacks for the remaining laps. Ultimately his gap to Bottas in…
Formula One has been slowly trying to make it easier for fans to tell its cars apart, mandating easy to see name abbreviations and bigger numbers. However, you still kind of have to squint to see those at speed. Clearly, what F1 needs are giant pictures of the driver on the side, because that actually kind of rules.
Four-time Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton is one of the richest people in racing, but that doesn’t mean he wont try to cut a deal where he can. Discoveries through the recent “Paradise Papers” leaks reveal Hamilton avoided millions in taxes in the European Union for his private jet.
When Lewis Hamilton clinched his fourth Formula One world drivers’ championship in Mexico, he did all the usual things: hold up the British flag, say thanks to his team over his in-car radio, and rip a few sweet donuts. Then as Lewis ran through the crowd, two fans in particular had a very bad time.
Lewis Hamilton finished ninth today at the Mexican Grand Prix in Mexico City after his tire was punctured by Sebastian Vettel’s Ferrari. Vettel tried his best to come from behind after the crash, but it wasn’t enough, ultimately handing Lewis Hamilton his fourth World Drivers’ Championship.
Just two very fast dudes celebrating in Austin.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton dominantly won the United States Grand Prix at Circuit of The Americas on Sunday, but Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel clawed his way back up to second in the finishing order to keep Hamilton from clinching the Formula One World Drivers’ Championship.
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…
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.
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.
Three-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton told the press that he doesn’t have any plans to kneel during the anthem in protest of the oppression of black Americans, as many football players are doing this year. He also refuses to let the controversy surrounding the topic keep him from winning a fourth world…
Lewis Hamilton is fast and is now on track (ha ha) to secure his fourth FIA Formula One World Championship, which can partly be attributed to factors of his abilities like the record-setting pole lap he set at Suzuka for the Japanese Grand Prix.
Last week, three-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton asked people to “try to educate” themselves on why athletes are kneeling for the American national anthem in protest of police brutality and oppression of people of color. Not long after, he said he may join them at the U.S. Grand Prix this month.
Colin Kaepernick began to silently not stand for the American national anthem in 2016, in protest of police brutality and oppression of people of color. The debate has since spread, widely, with Formula One’s Lewis Hamilton weighing in earlier this week.
Everybody laughs at farts. If they don’t, they need to reevaluate the meaning of joy. Farts are funny, and farts are even funnier when famous athletes let them rip to liven up a generic post-race press conference in one of the most strict, fancier-than-thou racing series there is: Formula One.
Today, on Ferrari’s semi-hostile home turf, Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton won an easy race from pole position, finishing 4.4 seconds ahead of his Merc teammate Valtteri Bottas. This also gave Hamilton a three-point championship lead over Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel. Monza’s giant red horde didn’t like that.
Lewis Hamilton has broken a record with his 69th pole position following today’s qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix. Nice.