Circuit of the Americas first lap ceremony. Photo via COTA.

Circuit Of The Americas First Lap Ceremony, Onboard And On Track: Video

If you're a fan of motorsports in the U.S., you know about the Circuit of the Americas. This past weekend, track officials and Pirelli North America put on a special event for media and VIP patrons to see the first official laps of the circuit--and even to ride along, and, in our case, drive the... read more

October 23, 2012 by
Lapping the Circuit of the Americas in F1 2012

Lapping The Circuit Of The Americas In F1 2012: Video

Last week, Codemasters released a gameplay trailer and a demo of the upcoming F1 2012 racing sim. Today, a few laps of the United States' own Circuit of the Americas in... read more September 18, 2012 by

Professor Sid Watkins

Legendary F1 Doctor Sid Watkins Dies At 84

Having attended to the likes of Ayrton Senna, Mika Hakkinen, Rubens Barrichello and many more--and contributing greatly to the safety of F1 in general, Sid Watkins was a... read more September 13, 2012 by

Maria De Villota - image courtesy of Marussia F1

Maria de Villota Leaves Hospital, Marussia Expected To Blame 'Mistakes'

F1 test driver and racer Maria de Villota has left the hospital, 17 days after a serious accident during straight-line testing for the Marussa F1 Team. Marussia's initial... read more July 26, 2012 by

Sauber F1 race car cutaway diagram

Sauber F1 Cutaway Image: All The Fastidious Details

Designing an F1 car might seem, in some respects, kind of simple: read the rule book, build to fit, bam!, race car. Of course, there's the picky bit about setup, tuning... read more July 24, 2012 by

2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG Shooting Brake

Schumacher, Rosberg Build CLS63 AMG Shooting Brake Engine: Video

Formula One racers are generally people of tremendous skill, but most, at least these days, are specialists--drivers, to the exclusion of almost everything else. The days of... read more July 19, 2012 by

Circuit layout for Grand Prix of America

New Jersey F1 Race On Hold, Street Circuit Not Ready

Formula 1 racing in the U.S. has had a rough time over the five years since its ignominious last appearance at Indy. The Circuit of the Americas is rapidly shaping up as the... read more June 27, 2012 by

Sebastian Vettel

Sebastian Vettel To Race For Ferrari From 2014?

Rumors, gossip, silly fights--if it weren't for the winged cars and the racing suits, Formula 1 might be mistaken for the Real Housewives of Some Rich County. The latest... read more June 27, 2012 by

Tyrell P34

All Three Six-Wheeled F1 Cars To Gather For First Time At Goodwood

The Goodwood Festival of Speed is a nearly religious experience for the dedicated motorsports fan, and this year, it will feature a holy trinity of its own: three of the... read more June 19, 2012 by

2013 Mercedes-Benz A25 AMG spy shots

Juke Nismo, Vettel In Jersey, A45 AMG: Today's Car News

The Nissan Juke Nismo isn't as wild and crazy as the hand-built Juke-R, but it's a nice upgrade from the standard crossover, with upgraded power and handling. Check out the... read more June 13, 2012 by

Sebastian Vettel Winning the Indian Grand Prix

Formula 1 Champion Sebastian Vettel Heads To Letterman

Some might say Sebastian Vettel has done it all. He's channeled his inner Bruce Lee, had a special Infiniti FX version built after him, and dominated the Formula 1 circuit... read more June 5, 2012 by

Kimi Raikkonen - Photo courtesy Lotus F1 Team

Lotus F1 Tells Raikkonen, 'No Rally!'

Kimi Raikkonen looks to be in fine form after returning from a two-year hiatus from Formula 1 to spend some time grinding it out on the World Rally Championship circuit. But... read more May 25, 2012 by

Jacques Villeneuve drives his father's 1979 Ferrari 312 T4 at Fiorano

Gilles Villeneuve Honored By His Son, Ferrari At Fiorano Circuit

Today, Ferrari and Jacques Villeneuve took the wheel of the famed 312 T4 at the Fiorano Circuit in honor of Gilles Villeneuve, who died in qualifying for the Belgian Grand... read more May 8, 2012 by

Caterham F1 car testing

American Alexander Rossi To Test Caterham F1 Car For Spanish GP: Video

While the Caterham F1 car is a backmarker again this season, getting any kind of foot in the door in F1 is worth taking. Alexander Rossi, one of the few American drivers... read more May 4, 2012 by

Circuit of the Americas construction progress, May 2012

Circuit Of The Americas Update: Asphalt Testing Underway, Buildings Going Up

Formula 1 is set to return to the U.S. for the first time since the decidedly lackluster 2007 U.S. Grand Prix at Indianapolis--provided the Circuit of the Americas and its... read more May 2, 2012 by

Nico Rosberg explains the F1 seating position

Nico Rosberg Goes In Depth On The F1 Driving Position: Video

It's pretty obvious just looking at any formula car that the driver is low and laid back in the seat. But in Formula 1, as with everything else, this is taken to extremes... read more May 2, 2012 by


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