Formula One

  • Mercedes-AMG's Valtteri Bottas at the 2019 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix

    It was a one-two finish for Mercedes-AMG at the Australian Grand Prix on Sunday, the opening round of the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship. Star driver Lewis Hamilton started the race on pole but it was his teammate, Valtteri Bottas, who would cross the finish line first. Hamilton, the reigning champ, crossed second, though was 20 seconds back. Perhaps the biggest surprise, though, was the performance of Aston Martin Red Bull Racing, now running on Honda power. After an impressive drive, Max Verstappen finished third just a few seconds behind Hamilton. Sadly for Ferrari newcomer Charles...

  • Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, home of the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix
    2019 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix preview

    After the long winter break, a new season of the Formula 1 World Championship is finally upon us. As usual, the first race on the calendar is the Australian Grand Prix, which runs this weekend at the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, a street circuit in the vicinity of Melbourne's Albert Park. The stop...

  • Mercedes-AMG video explaining 2019's Formula 1 design rules
    Mercedes-AMG explains why F1's 2019 design rules should mean closer racing

    Teams competing in the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship over the course of the past month have revealed their race cars for the new season, and in the lead up to this weekend's season-opening Australian Grand Prix Mercedes-AMG has dropped a video to explain some of the new design rules aimed at...

  • 2019 Ferrari SF90 Formula 1 car in 90th anniversary livery
    Ferrari's F1 car to don 90th anniversary livery for 2019 Australian Grand Prix

    Ferrari as an automaker celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2017, but its race team, Scuderia Ferrari, is much older. In fact, this year marks the 90th anniversary of Ferrari's racing endeavours. To celebrate, Ferrari will race in this Sunday's 2019 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix using a special...

  • Mercedes-AMG's Lewis Hamilton during testing for the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship
    F1 introduces bonus point system for fastest laps

    The organizers of Formula 1 have agreed on a bonus point system for fastest laps. To be introduced at this Sunday's season-opening Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne, the system will see a point awarded to both driver and team for achieving the fastest lap during a race. It means a driver can gain...

  • F1 car made from cardboard
    Recycled race car: How to build an F1 car using only cardboard

    Reduce, reuse, recycle. We hear it often, but what if there was a far cooler way to repurpose cardboard laying around? Fortunately, there is. A new video from YouTuber "The Q" shows us exactly how to take regular, old cardboard and turn it into a full-blown Formula 1 car. We have so many questions...

  • Giulia and Stelvio Quadrifoglio Alfa Romeo Racing limited editions

    Alfa Romeo has two new special editions it plans to showcase at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show, and Formula 1 fans should be delighted. The Italian luxury brand announced Monday that it will debut the Giulia and Stelvio Quadrifoglio Alfa Romeo Racing special-edition models at the Geneva show. Both receive paintwork inspired by Alfa Romeo Racing's latest F1 car, the C38. The special editions feature predominately white bodies with red accents on the hood, roof, and front splitter. The Alfa Romeo logo is also painted onto the hood of both cars to further mimic the F1 racer. Both cars...

  • Ferrari SF90 F1 race car
    Mercedes, Ferrari declined to participate in Formula 1 Netflix docuseries

    The upcoming Netflix docuseries titled "Formula 1: Drive to Survive" will be without the two star teams that helped define last season. According to a new report, Mercedes-AMG and Ferrari both declined to be involved in the docuseries. The Telegraph reported Sunday that the crew behind the...

  • Lewis Hamilton introduces the Mercedes-AMG Project One at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show
    Lewis Hamilton wants to build a Mercedes-AMG One LH Edition

    Lewis Hamilton isn't only a top racing driver, he's also an avid car nut and quite particular about what cars he adds to his collection. It's no surprise then that he's keen on having Mercedes-AMG, whose F1 team he drives for, build special versions of the upcoming One hypercar with his own...

  • 2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia
    Alfa Romeo road cars could receive tuning from F1 partner Sauber

    Alfa Romeo returned to Formula One racing as a title sponsor and technical partner of Sauber for the 2018 season and that partnership continues for 2019. However, off the track, the Italian luxury brand's road cars could get a dose engineering influence from Sauber. Pistonheads reported on Tuesday...

  • 'Formula 1: Drive to Survive' trailer
    "Formula 1: Drive to Survive" premiers on Netflix March 8

    Formula One fans will be treated to a new docuseries this March called "Formula 1: Drive to Survive." The series is a Netflix-exclusive and premieres about a week before the kick off of the 2019 season. In F1's announcement on Wednesday, the league said to expect 10 episodes that dive not only into...

  • 2019 Alfa Romeo C38 Formula 1 race car
    Here's the Alfa Romeo F1 car that Kimi Räikkönen will race in 2019

    Alfa Romeo made a not-so-dramatic return to Formula 1 in 2018 together with Sauber, with the team finishing a lowly eighth in the Constructors' Championship. There's renewed hope going into 2019, however, with world champion Kimi Räikkönen having joined the squad, which for the new season...

  • Ferrari SF90 F1 race car

    With its last championship-winning driver now behind the wheel of an Alfa Romeo, Ferrari on Friday revealed the SF90 Formula One racer that it'll use to challenge Mercedes-AMG's dominance in the hybrid era. The newest red racer from Maranello sports a matte paint job, smaller barge boards along the sides, and a simpler wing. The intake behind the driver is taller and more narrow this year, and the SF90 sports a small T-wing near the exhausts, presumably to draw more air into the rear wing which is taller and wider this year compared to last year's SF71 racer. READ MORE: McLaren unveils new...

  • McLaren MCL34 Formula One car
    McLaren unveils new MCL34 F1 car, driver lineup

    More than a decade removed from its last driver's championship, and two decades removed from its last constructor's championship, McLaren on Thursday revealed its latest Formula One entry, which will race in the 2019 season. The new McLaren MCL34 isn't a dramatic departure from last year's car but...

  • Aston Marin Red Bull Racing RB15 2019 F1 race car
    2019 Red Bull Racing F1 car revealed, fires up Honda engine at Silverstone

    This year marks a major shift for Red Bull Racing and its Formula One team: a switch to Honda engines. On Wednesday, the team unveiled the Aston Martin Red Bull Racing RB15, its race car for the 2019 season. The new car ditches the red, blue, and yellow colors from the past for a more sinister...

  • 2019 Mercedes-AMG W10 Formula 1 race car
    2019 Mercedes-AMG F1 car revealed, laps Silverstone

    The 2019 Formula One season is only weeks away and teams have begun to reveal the cars they've been working on for the past two years. This is Mercedes-AMG's latest pride and joy: the F1 W10 EQ Power+. The new F1 car bowed on Thursday as the team took the car for its first laps around Silverstone...

  • Model of Michael Schumacher's 1991 Jordan F1 car
    You can buy Michael Schumacher's Jordan F1 car for $4,495

    Michael Schumacher's Jordan Formula 1 car is now for sale for the low, low price of $4,495. The only catch is it's a 1:8 scale model. ACME Diecast has opened pre-orders for the wonderfully detailed scale model of Schumacher's 1991 Jordan racer, which features the 7UP livery and No. 32 from his...

  • 2019 Haas VF-19 Formula 1 race car
    Haas first to reveal 2019 F1 car

    We're just a month out from the start of the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship and the first team to reveal its contender for the new season is America's Haas. The covers came of the new Haas VF-19 on Thursday at London's Royal Automobile Club, with drivers Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean on...

  • Inside a Formula 1 car transmission

    For those who dream of tearing apart race cars, but may not ever have the chance, we have the video for you. YouTuber Driver61 published a video last week that shows the teardown process of a Formula 1 car's gearbox, and what's inside to make the race car tick. Specifically, this is a transmission from a 1997 F1 car. Undoing the differential casing reveals the transmission casing in all its glory. Right away, we see the main shaft gear that comes out of the top of the transmission. The main gear drives two additional gears in the diff casing, a diff gear, and then eventually propels the...

  • 2019 Formula 1 car design
    F1 in 2019: Teams to pay at least $546K to enter

    It's not cheap to operate a Formula One team, but the actual amounts paid to simply enter a team in the series are shocking. According to a report from Motorsport.com, the minimum cost for a team to compete in the 2019 F1 season is $546,133. The figure increases yearly based on the U.S. Consumer...

  • McLaren 2050 F1 car concept
    McLaren 2050 F1 race car: 300-mph EV that can shape-shift

    McLaren Applied Technologies has peered into its crystal ball and laid out what Formula One could look like three decades from now. It's no surprise that McLaren foresees race cars that will be entirely different machines compared to what we know today. McLaren predicts the F1 car of 2050 will be a...

  • Andreas Seidl
    New McLaren F1 boss previously ran Porsche LMP1 program

    It's no secret that McLaren's once great Formula 1 team has been struggling in recent years, with the team having failed to secure a single win since as far back as 2012. The good news is that McLaren has no intention of leaving F1. In fact, the team has a recovery plan, and the latest move is the...

  • Mattia Binotto
    Mattia Binotto replaces Maurizio Arrivabene as Ferrari F1 boss

    Ferrari on Monday named Mattia Binotto as the new head of its Formula 1 team. Binotto, who was previously the team's chief technical officer, replaces Maurizio Arrivabene in the team principal role. "The decision was taken together with the company’s top management after lengthy discussions...

  • Official Michael Schumacher app
    Michael Schumacher turns 50, official Schumacher app released

    On Thursday, Michael Schumacher turned 50, and his family honored his decorated Formula 1 career with a smartphone app. The official Schumacher app encompasses a "digital grand prix of memories," according to a statement from the official Michael Schumacher Facebook page. The app includes a virtual...

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