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  • 2021 F1 racer renderings

    Formula One organizers noticed something about the current F1 car design: the cars don't race very well together on the track. Therefore, the latest design proposals for the 2021 F1 racer focus on aerodynamics. “When we started looking at the 2021 car, the primary objective was to enable the cars to race well together. What we established early on in our research is the cars we have now are very bad in following each other," F1 motorsport boss Ross Brawn said, according to Formula1.com. On Friday, the racing body published the latest design proposals, which have been in the works for...

  • Red Bull Racing at Spanish Grand Prix
    Red Bull Racing announces it will run Honda F1 engines

    After a disastrous relationship with McLaren, Honda will provide power for a new Formula One team. Red Bull Racing (RBR) confirmed it will switch from Renault-sourced engines to Honda for the 2019 season. Motorsport.com first reported on the major shakeup on Monday. The move puts an end to a...

  • Brembo breaks down F1 and Le mans brakes
    How do Formula 1 and Le Mans LMP1 brakes differ?

    Formula 1 race cars are amazing feats of motorsport engineering. Equally as amazing, however, are the LMP1 prototype racers that run in the various endurance events around the globe, including the 24 Hours of LeMans. Each type of cars represents the pinnacle of what's currently possible with a race...

  • This is the view of the Formula 1 halo from the driver's seat
    This is the view of the Formula One halo from the driver's seat

    Formula One testing is underway ahead of the upcoming 2018 season. One of the biggest changes for this year's cars is how teams and drivers respond to that new batch of bodywork sitting in front of the cockpit. Last year, the FIA decided that a halo would be used to protect drivers from debris and...

  • Mercedes-Benz F1 engine efficiency
    Mercedes created the world's most efficient racing engine

    Mercedes-Benz dominated Formula One in 2017, and part of its success was no doubt due to its latest F1 powertrain. The big news surrounding the engine is the fact it achieves a 50-percent thermal efficiency. What's so special about that? Jason Fenske of Engineering Explained is here to tell us...

  • 2018 Haas F1 race car
    Haas becomes first team to reveal 2018 F1 car

    The Haas Formula One team is first on the grid to reveal images of its 2018 F1 car. It sets a standard of what we can expect from other teams with the mandatory requirement for a driver "halo" this season. Called the VF-18, the F1 racer is an evolution from the team's VF-17. The name comes from...

  • Cosworth corporate logo

    Cosworth has been absent from Formula One racing since 2013, but the company has reportedly signed on to frame new engine rules past the year 2020. In doing so, Cosworth may be poised for a return to F1 in 2021. The Northampton, England-based engineering company has signaled its optimism about the forthcoming rules and regulations, and according to Motorsport, there's a business case built to return to the motorsport Cosworth has dominated for decades. "I think that we've got sufficient support from the existing teams, and we've had discussions with some, that enable us to make the commitment...

  • McLaren Worlds Fastest Gamer competition
    McLaren is searching for the world's fastest gamer

    The late nights spent in front of the Playstation or Xbox may pay off for one lucky racing simulator expert. McLaren has announced its search for the best gamer in its "World's Fastest Gamer" competition. The competition is exactly as it sounds: those who feel up to the task will compete to become...

  • Sebastian Vettel does massive F1 burnout on FLIR infrared
    Red Bull F1 Car Goes Technicolor With Tire-Melting Infrared Burnout: Video

    This stunning array of pinks, purples, oranges, and reds isn’t some impressionist masterpiece. Or then again, maybe it is. However you classify it, it’s certainly impressive to watch the Red Bull RB8 F1 car do tire-melting donuts in infrared. DON'T MISS: Tiny V-8 Nitro Engine Looks...

  • Sebastian Vettel does victory donuts after the 2013 Indian Grand Prix
    Victory Donuts Are Now Legal In Formula 1

    You might call it the "Vettel Rule": victory donuts are now legal in Formula 1. That's right, after winning a race, the victor can do their spinny rings of tire death at will. In fact, the winning driver can now do an in-car celebration of just about any sort, reports The F1 Times. Stopping on...

  • Raikkonen gives feedback to the Lotus F1 team - photo courtesy Lotus F1 Team
    Kimi Raikkonen Out For Remainder Of 2013 F1 Season Due To Back Surgery

    After not being paid all year, despite his current third-place position in the driver’s championship, Lotus Renault GP Formula 1 driver Kimi Raikkonen will be out for the rest of the season as he seeks surgery on his back to fix a problem causing him significant pain. The news comes by way of...

  • Part 3 of Infiniti Red Bull Racing's F1 car production series
    Red Bull F1 Shows The Manufacturing Process: Video

    Infiniti Red Bull Racing is mid-way through a seven-part series that takes an unusually close look at what goes into bringing a modern F1 car to life on the track. The first part gave us insights into the design and R&D phase of the process. Then we saw how carbon fiber is used--and made--to...

  • Proposed New Jersey F1 street circuit

    The American Grand Prix isn't the United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas--it's the one that's going to happen on a street circuit in New Jersey, just a short distance from New York City. Today, it's officially on the 2014 Formula 1 calendar. As recently as August, F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone had said the New Jersey F1 race was not going to happen in the 2014 season. Today, the FIA released the full official calendar, and New Jersey is on it. But only provisionally. A trio of other races also join the calendar for 2014, including Austira, Russia, and Mexico. Joining New...

  • Infiniti Red Bull Racing explains its carbon composite process
    Red Bull's How To Make An F1 Car Series Explains Carbon Fiber Use: Video

    Carbon fiber and its various composite materials are central to the design and construction of a modern Formula 1 car. But how are carbon composites made, used, and leveraged to make the brutally efficient machines we see on race day? This video takes us behind the scenes into Infiniti Red Bull...

  • Red Bull Racing at the 2013 Formula One Belgian Grand Prix
    How To Build An F1 Car, Red Bull Style: Video

    If you're a fan of F1, you're probably pretty familiar with what an F1 car is made of. But do you know how it's made? Probably not. Fortunately, Red Bull Racing and Infiniti have decided to let us in on the less secretive parts of the process through a new video series. This is the first part. The...

  • James Hunt's 1977 McLaren M26 F1 race car. Photos via RK Motors.
    James Hunt's McLaren M26 F1 Car Going Up For Auction

    Known for his womanizing, partying ways as much as his brilliance behind the wheel of an F1 car, James Hunt was a racing icon. He's being further immortalized in the upcoming Ron Howard movie Rush, showcasing his battle with Niki Lauda during the 1976 season. Now, Hunt's 1977 McLaren M26 race car...

  • Infiniti contest will let fans design Sebastian Vettel's helmet for the 2013 U.S. Grand Prix.
    Fans To Design Vettel's Helmet For U.S. Grand Prix

    Formula 1 is rapidly redeveloping its roots in the U.S., and to help drum up more interest in the next United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, Red Bull Racing sponsor Infiniti is holding a contest for fans to design Sebastian Vettel's helmet. Vettel is most famous...

  • Circuit layout for Grand Prix of America
    New York/New Jersey F1 Race Not Happening, Says Ecclestone

    Most of the racing world has expressed doubt or outright disbelief that Formula 1 and race organizers would be able to pull off a grand prix in the New York City area. Now Bernie Ecclestone has put an end to the idea--for now, at least. Like any terrible/great idea, it will likely continue to grow...

  • A lap of Spa Francorchamps in the F1 2013 video game

    The circuit at Spa Francorchamps is a tricky, history-rich set of elevation-changing curves. From catastrophic accidents to utterly brilliant passes, it highlights both car and driver in a way few modern F1 circuits manage. Fortunately, you don't have to book a flight to Belgium and find a few hundred million dollars in sponsorship money to lap Spa in an F1 car. You can do it virtually, as demonstrated in this video of actual in-game footage from Codemasters' F1 2013. The spot-on track commentary is also a welcome feature, orienting the virtual racer to the track's requirements and...

  • Proposed New Jersey F1 street circuit
    A Lap Of The Proposed New Jersey F1 Street Circuit: Video

    America is finally back in the F1 saddle with the U.S. Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. But that's the only place in the U.S. that could have an F1 race soon--New Jersey's Port Imperial Street Circuit is still on the table. Placed as close to New York City as is...

  • Alexander Rossi takes Will Buxton for a lap of the 'Ring
    Caterham F1 Driver Rossi Laps The 'Ring With Will Buxton: Video

    Putting your life into the hands of someone else on a race track is a bit scary even after the first dozen times. Doing it on the Nordschleife must be terrifying, even if the driver is Caterham F1 reserve driver Alexander Rossi. The fact that the lap is to be run in a Caterham 485S does nothing to...

  • Onboard with Michael Schumacher at the 2011 Germany GP
    Michael Schumacher To Lap Nürburgring In F1 Car

    Michael Schumacher, seven-time F1 driver's champ and so fast he had to retire twice to make it stick, will soon be back in an F1 car--this time on the Nürburgring Nordschleife. Schumacher will pilot a 2011 Mercedes W02 F1 car around the long, treacherous course on May 19, according to SpeedTV...

  • Claire Williams - image: Williams F1 Team
    Williams F1 Appoints Claire Williams As Deputy Team Principal

    The Williams F1 Team has announced that Claire Williams, daughter of Team Principal Sir Frank Williams, has been appointed to the newly-created position of Deputy Team Principal, effective immediately. In this new role, Claire Williams will work alongside her father in running the day-to-day...

  • The Mercedes-Benz AMG F1 safety vehicles for the 2013 season
    Mercedes-Benz Provides New Safety And Medical Cars For The 2013 F1 Season

    Mercedes-Benz and AMG have been the official supplier of safety and medical cars to Formula One for the past 18 years. Just as Formula One cars have gotten quicker and more capable over the years, so have the Mercedes-AMG supplied support vehicles. The 2013 season is no exception to this rule, and...

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