Ferrari’s President, Luca di Montezemolo, recently affirmed his support for the need to cut costs in Formula 1, inline with the FIA which has said essentially that drastic measures are required if the sport is to remain viable over the longer term. Continue Reading...
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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. Continue Reading...
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. Continue Reading...
With the 24 Hours of Le Mans coming up, an announcement is expected to come stating new regulations for the 2014 season. Continue Reading...
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. Continue Reading...
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. Continue Reading...
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… Continue Reading...
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. Continue Reading...
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. Continue Reading...
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. Continue Reading...
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… Continue Reading...
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,… Continue Reading...
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… Continue Reading...
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… Continue Reading...
This Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix race weekend enjoyed many firsts. Mercedes GP driver Nico Rosberg scored his maiden Formula 1 pole position and succeeded in taking the momentum from his strong qualifying performance over to race day, earning his first ever F1 GP victory. Controlling the race from start to finish, Rosberg commented, “It’s… Continue Reading...
When it comes to the pinnacle of motorsports, things get very expensive and very complicated at Formula 1. A Formula 1 steering wheel, a tiny carbon fiber control panel that places every electronically adjustable parameter of a Formula 1 race car into the palm of the driver’s hands, can cost $50,000 alone. With more buttons, toggle… Continue Reading...
It was a miracle that no one died at the Nurburgring Grand Prix of 1976. On lap two of the race, Niki Lauda, who drove for Ferrari F1 had a terrible crash that sent his car bouncing between the barriers and bursting into flames. Lauda’s burning car was then struck by Brett Lunger’s Surtees-Ford, who… Continue Reading...
Formula 1 and Indy Series champion Jacques Villeneuve will drive his father Gilles’s 1979 Ferrari 312 T4 Formula 1 car at the Fiorano test track on May 8 in tribute to the 30th anniversary of his father’s death. In 1982, Formula 1 witnessed the talents of the Canadian race car driver. Regarded as the fastest… Continue Reading...
Despite terminating its title sponsorship deal with Group Lotus, Lotus is committed to keeping its name in Formula 1 for the imminent feature. Confused? You should be. Group Lotus was recently sold by Proton to Malaysian automotive corporation DRB-Hicom, causing Lotus F1’s team owner Genii Capital to end its formal relationship with Lotus. Just a… Continue Reading...
For the first two races of the 2012 Formula 1 season, Team Lotus has received a mixed bag of results. Formula 1 World Champion Kimi Raikkonen finished both races in the points despite mediocre qualifying. Meanwhile, GP2 champion Romain Grosjean displayed rapid pace during qualifying but suffered a DNF for both races. Such is the mix… Continue Reading...
This weekend’s Melbourne GP kicks off the 2012 Formula 1 season. After the third session of qualifying, Michael Schumacher displayed a return to form, qualifying 4th, well ahead of his teammate for Mercedes GP Nico Rosberg. Unfortunately, Schumacher’s Mercedes lost power out of turn 1 of the tenth lap, forcing an early retirement on an… Continue Reading...
If you want a phone that says “I’m too good to take your call,” Tag Heuer’s new Racer mobile will let you screen your calls in style. Although Tag Heuer is best known for making luxury watches, the company has turned its attention to the lucrative handset market. Inspired by Formula 1 and GT racing,… Continue Reading...
Infiniti has officially confirmed the production of its new FX Sebastian Vettel special edition sport-luxury crossover. Ceremoniously named after Formula 1‘s youngest two-time world champion, the Infiniti FX Sebastian Vettel project was a collaborative effort between Infiniti’s top designers and engineers and Red Bull Racing personnel and Vettel himself. In their mission to create the best… Continue Reading...
Formula 1 racing veteran Rubens Barrichello will officially be joining KV Racing Technology to make the move from F1 to IndyCar racing. “We are kind of pinching ourselves, it’s a dream to be bringing Rubens to our team,” KV Racing co-owner Jimmy Vasser said. Barrichello is best known for being the most experienced F1 driver… Continue Reading...