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In a surprising move, Formula One and Speed will be going their separate ways after this season, ending a 17-year relationship.
When was the last time a car’s braking performance made headlines? Or when a vehicle’s defining feature was listed as its ability to come to a stop in a hurry?
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.
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.
The highly anticipated Formula One United States Grand Prix will take place at the new Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas on November 16-18, 2012.
With the 24 Hours of Le Mans coming up, an announcement is expected to come stating new regulations for the 2014 season.
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.
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.
Formula 1 two-time world champion Sebastian Vettel isn’t having his best year. He hasn’t been able to put the car on pole in qualifying nor has he won any races, but changing to an acting career? That seems drastic.
OK, so the Redbull Infiniti F1 star isn’t actually pondering a career change, but he did recently appear in a martial arts film with the actress Celina Jade.
“Kung Fu Vettel: Drive of the Dragon” is the first of many films Infiniti is planning to launch this year as part of their “Inspired Performers” series.
When it comes to historic automobiles like the Honda RA272, which was the first Japanese car to win a Formula One Grand Prix, memorabilia is hard to come by.
So what’s a fan to do? Build it of course. This Lego Honda RA272 was built by “Biczzz” and is simply a work of art. In fact, at some angles, you really have to inspect to realize it’s made out of Legos. Clearly “Biczzz” wanted to pay homage to the race car Honda used for the 1965 Formula One season, which was powered by a 1.5-liter V12 engine that had 230 hp but revved up to a screaming 14,000 rpm.
When it became the first Japanese car to win a Formula One Grand Prix, it did it in impressive fashion. Richie Ginther drove it at the Mexican Grand Prix and led from start to finish.
Projects like this make the Lego projects most people did as kids look like, well, child’s play.
GALLERY: Lego Honda RA272
[Source: Farm of Minds]