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Despite having a dumb name, the LaFerrari is nothing short of awe inspiring.
Few car companies are committed to all-out performance quite like McLaren. The boutique British brand is probably best known for its outrageous F1 supercar that set speed records in the 1990s. But the company is far from a one-hit wonder. Over the last decade and a half they’ve been active in racing, worked with other automakers like Mercedes-Benz to deliver some awe-inspiring vehicles and have even developed a successor to the F1 – the elegant looking but awkwardly named MP4-12C.
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Pushing into the future, McLaren is set to reveal a new supercar at the Geneva Motor Show in just a few days, and believe it or not the P1 as it’s known is actually a hybrid. But don’t worry; it’ll still deliver absolutely crushing performance. Here are the Top 10 things you must know about this exciting new McLaren before it takes the stage next week.
Some small changes to the rules are coming to Formula 1 for the 2013 race season, changing up team curfews and how the drivers practice and qualify.
In a surprising move, Formula One and Speed will be going their separate ways after this season, ending a 17-year relationship.
After a less-than-glorious return to the sport, seven-time Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher has announced his retirement from the pinnacle of motorsports.
New still photos of Ron Howard’s upcoming F1 movie, Rush, were just released as teasers for the film, which will debut in a little more than a year on September 20, 2013.
With the British Grand Prix kicking off this weekend, Caterham Formula One drivers Heikki Kovalainen and Vitaly Petrov decided to flex their driving skills in conjunction with the Queen Park Rangers (QPR) football team.
Threats of protests threatening a Formula One race are nothing new in far away regions of the world like the Middle-East, but what about here in North America?
Have you heard the big news in Formula One? No, not that Mark Webber just won the Monaco Grand Prix, but that Red Bull has launched its ‘Racing Spy’ app, bringing plenty of Formula One goodness to your favorite Apple device.
Formula 1 is a lucrative career no matter how you place. It’s even more so if you’re a seven-time World Champion.
In fact, according to a new list released by the Sunday Times, Michael Schumacher has earned a total of $823 million during his career that has stretched from the Benneton team back in 1991 to the Mercedes-Benz team of today – plus a hugely successful stint in between as the man at Ferrari.
Schumacher’s earnings are not, however, enough to rank him as the sports world’s highest earner; that title goes to Tiger Woods, who edges out the F1 champ by $46 million.
By comparison, Schumacher (and Woods) easily best others in the running, including Michael Jordan at $516 million, Roger Federer at $316 million and David Beckham at “just” $258 million.
As for other Formula 1 starts, both Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen have billed for roughly $161 million during their careers while World Champions Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button tally $89 million and $85 million respectively.
Last year, civil unrest and rioting caused the Kingdom of Bahrain to withdraw from hosting the 2011 Bahrain Grand Prix. One year later, Formula 1 returns to Bahrain despite remaining political instability.
Authorities gave their word to assure the safety of the visiting Formula 1 community, promising to provide an enormous security presence for the event.
Unfortunately, the security measures proved insufficient when four mechanics of the Force India F1 team were caught in the middle of an incident as police clashed with protesters while the team’s hire car was stationary in Bahrain traffic after leaving the circuit yesterday.
Having driven for the Mercedes-Benz DTM team for the past several years, Susie Wolff has now been signed on board the Williams F1 team as a development driver.
As the newest member of the team, Wolff will help out in the development of the team’s simulator, aerodynamic testing on the FW34 chassis, and even take on a full track test at an upcoming grand prix. Born in Scotland, the female driver will participate in her seventh season in DTM for 2012.
“I would like to thank Sir Frank for giving me this opportunity both on and off the track. I must also thank Mercedes Benz AMG and HWA for supporting me to take up this new experience with Williams. Formula One is the ultimate challenge for any racing driver and it offers me the chance both to apply and to improve the skills I have developed racing in DTM. In return I shall be offering some of my own technical insight and experience – coming from a different discipline – and helping the team engage with its partners. I hope also to demonstrate that women can play a role at the highest levels of motorsport and I shall be working closely with the team on its social responsibility programme in the areas of education and road safety,” said Susie Wolff.
The always classy Bernie Ecclestone was happy to hear the addition of Susie Wolff to Formula One saying that if she’s “as quick in a car as she looks good out of a car then she will be a massive asset to any team and on top of that she is very intelligent.” Good thing he brought up her good looks before her intelligence.