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 |  Jan 22 2013, 5:02 PM

Scuderia Ferrari, the brand’s racing division, is teasing its 2013 F1 race car today with a countdown.

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 |  Oct 19 2012, 4:04 PM

Back in June, Bernie Ecclestone seemed confident that the Grand Prix of America would not happen in 2013. Despite that, June 16, 2013 was announced as the date for the inaugural Grand Prix of America at Port Imperial. Turns out Ecclestone was right.

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 |  Oct 15 2012, 8:01 AM

In a surprising move, Formula One and Speed will be going their separate ways after this season, ending a 17-year relationship.

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 |  Oct 10 2012, 9:01 AM

Exiting the sport in 2008, Honda has reportedly resumed interest in the pinnacle of motorsports: Formula One.

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 |  Sep 29 2012, 9:01 AM

After spending his entire career driving for McLaren, Lewis Hamilton will now be behind the wheel for Mercedes Formula One starting next season. Hamilton will replace seven-time Formula One champ Michael Schumacher.

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 |  Sep 28 2012, 12:52 PM

After months of speculation on whether or not a deal could be done to make the Grand Prix of America at Port Imperial a reality, the date has been set for June 16th, 2013, and this time there’s no asterisk next to it.

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 |  Aug 16 2012, 9:32 AM

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. 

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 |  Aug 04 2012, 1:01 PM

Starting next year, Porsche will select one exceptionally talented driver to participate in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, a support event to Formula 1. The driver will be selected from the Porsche one-make race series worldwide, and will cover a majority of the season budget.

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 |  Jul 06 2012, 3:51 PM

 

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.

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 |  Jun 29 2012, 9:32 AM

Never one to shy away from speaking his mind, the ever-contraversial Bernie Ecclestone believes a Formula One race would be “fantastic for London, good for England – a lot better than the Olympics.”

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 |  Jun 13 2012, 2:32 PM

With much of Europe mired in recession and seemingly ever widening debt crisis amongst member states, the very notion of spending exorbitant sums of money on activities like motorsport is coming under increasing scrutiny.

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 |  Jun 12 2012, 2:45 PM

Driving an Infiniti IPL G Coupe, F1 star Sebastian Vettel set tires smoking and caught some serious speed racing around the New Jersey roads that will mark the Grand Prix of America course in 2013. 

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 |  Jun 04 2012, 7:29 AM

Ongoing student protests in Montreal, Canada are starting to impinge upon more than just the sleeping habits of the city’s residents, with organizers of the Canadian Grand Prix announcing the cancellation of festivities on the first day of the race weekend.

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 |  Jun 03 2012, 10:01 AM

With the 24 Hours of Le Mans coming up, an announcement is expected to come stating new regulations for the 2014 season.

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 |  May 30 2012, 7:32 PM

If there’s one thing that probably beats being on the drug that is Charlie Sheen, it’s driving an F1 car. For better or worse, the average person has about as much of a shot at piloting one as they would at surviving Sheen’s devil-may-care cocaine habit. 

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 |  May 28 2012, 9:31 AM

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.

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 |  May 08 2012, 8:31 AM

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.

 |  May 02 2012, 6:02 PM

F1 drivers have to overcome a lot of obstacles to win: other racers, car problems, weather, but the seating position of the racers also provides a challenge. 

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 |  Apr 26 2012, 5:45 PM


Brace yourselves, the Ferrari hybrid is coming. Having first revealed its mid-engine HY-KERS development at the 2012 Beijing Auto Show, Ferrari CEO Amedeo Felisa confirmed that the future halo mid-engine hybrid supercar will officially debut in 2013.

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 |  Apr 24 2012, 6:15 PM

Adoration for Ayrton Senna was rekindled after Asif Kapadia’s film “Senna” came out in 2010, creating a new following among younger racing enthusiasts and inspiring a fresh group of Formula 1 fans.

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 |  Apr 20 2012, 12:52 PM

Anonymous, famous for wreaking havoc on credit card companies, major financial institutions and other business titans, is now targeting Formula 1 racing. 

Its attacks are based on disapproval around how the Bahrain regime is treating its citizens, even while a major sporting event takes place. Certain members of the Force India F1 team have already left in light of the violence. Thousands and thousands of protesters have also gathered to demonstrate disapproval.

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 |  Apr 19 2012, 5:02 PM

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.

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 |  Apr 17 2012, 10:43 AM

To see the latest in car technology, be sure to check out the advancements in Formula 1 cars. They have engines with incredible amounts of power, superb aerodynamics that keep these little things on the ground and safety features that keep their drivers safe in the case of a high-speed crash.

There’s still an untold story in Formula 1 cars however; the brakes. Luckily the folks over at Brembo brakes have released a video explaining the design and function of its brake technology in Ferrari’s Formula 1 cars.

Videos like this are like candy to car-geeks like us, and its our pleasure to share them with you.

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 |  Apr 16 2012, 6:45 PM


Patent applications from Ferrari have revealed some details on a new hybrid system for its performance road cars.

Ever since the FIA motorsport governing body permitted the application of a KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System) in Formula 1, Ferrari had intended to trickle down its latest racing technology and apply it to its line of sports cars. At the Geneva Auto Show of 2010, Ferrari first introduced its new gas-electric hybrid concept based on the Ferrari 599, dubbed the HY-KERS.

After a duration without much word on HY-KERS development, Ferrari CEO Amedeo Felisa revealed last month of continuing hybrid developments that will allow its V12 engines to become more fuel efficient and meet the demands of future emission regulations as well as the demands from Ferrari’s eco-conscious customers.

Rather than borrowing from team Scuderia Ferrari’s flywheel-based KERS racing technology, the Ferrari patent applications illustrate a more conventional electric motor and battery setup. The patent also states that the battery may be replaced with a supercapacitor as an alternative energy storage device.

In detail, the design features two electric motors, one sending power to the wheels and the other used to generate energy for on-board electronic devices including the air-conditioning and power steering systems. Another patent application features designs where the electric motor is mounted in between the cylinder banks of the V12 engine or mounted directly to the gearbox – the latter similar in setup to the 2010 HY-KERS concept car.

Ferrari’s hybrid patent filings are exclusively designed for front engine vehicles for now, possibly applied for future Ferrari FF and F12 models.

GALLERY: Ferrari HY-KERS

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[Source: Car and Driver]