Formula One

  • Monaco

    Round six of the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship takes us to the south of France for the prestigious Monaco Grand Prix. The race is the most famous on the calendar, but it's also a bit of an anomaly due to its low speeds, a result of its historic setting in the principality. The Monaco Grand Prix was on 1950’s inaugural F1 calendar and been a regular fixture since 1955. The layout of the 2.1-mile Circuit de Monaco has remained largely unchanged over the years, the biggest updates taking place in 2004 when a new pit complex was built. Its tight layout and close walls mean that there is...

  • Niki Lauda
    Formula One legend and former champion Niki Lauda dies at 70

    Three-time Austrian Formula One champion and former team boss Niki Lauda died Monday, according to media reports. He was 70. According to a statement by Lauda's family, the racing legend "peacefully passed away with his family." “His unique achievements as an athlete and entrepreneur are and...

  • 2019 Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix
    Hamilton leads Mercedes one-two at 2019 Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix

    Mercedes-AMG's current domination of the rest of the Formula 1 field continued over the weekend at the 2019 Spanish Grand Prix, with the team on Sunday ratcheting up its fifth one-two finish in five races. It was reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton who crossed the line first, with teammate...

  • Circuit de Catalunya, home of the Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix
    2019 Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix preview

    The 2019 Formula 1 World Championship heads into the European leg of the calendar, starting this weekend with round five, the Spanish Grand Prix, which once again takes place at the Circuit de Catalunya just outside of Barcelona. The 4.6-mile track is one teams and drivers know well, as it's been...

  • 2019 Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix
    Bottas leads Mercedes one-two finish at 2019 Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix

    Mercedes-AMG's Formula 1 domination continued over the weekend at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, where the German team was able to notch up yet another one-two finish. This time it was Valtteri Bottas who crossed the line first on Sunday, the Finn having also started the race on pole. His teammate...

  • Baku City Circuit, home of the Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix
    2019 Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix preview

    Round four of the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship is on this weekend, and teams are in the city of Baku, home of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. The race is held on the Baku City Circuit, a Hermann Tilke-designed street circuit that stretches 3.73 miles and features the key characteristics of a long...

  • Miami skyline - Image via City of Miami Government

    There's a bid on to establish a Formula 1 race in Miami but organizers have scrapped a plan to host the race on a street circuit located in the city's downtown area. F1 owner Liberty Media and stakeholders of the potential Miami race, a group that includes local businessman Stephen Ross, the principal owner of the Miami Dolphins and Hard Rock Stadium, have mutually decided to scrap the downtown race due to the disruption it would cause to local businesses and residents. “We want to do something great for Miami, but unfortunately when we finally received the detailed report of what it...

  • Mercedes-AMG's Lewis Hamilton at the 2019 Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix
    Another one-two for Mercedes-AMG at 2019 Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix

    Mercedes-AMG enjoyed its third one-two finish in a row in the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship after star driver Lewis Hamilton crossed the finish line first on Sunday at the Chinese Grand Prix, which was F1's 1,000th race. Teammate Valtteri Bottas crossed the line 6.5 seconds later in what turned...

  • Shanghai International Circuit, home of the Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix
    2019 Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix preview

    Round three of the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship is the Chinese Grand Prix, which is on this weekend at the Shanghai International Circuit. The Chinese race will be the 1,000th F1 grand prix since the inaugural race was held at the United Kingdom's Silverstone Circuit in May of 1950. A lot has...

  • Mick Schumacher enjoys first taste of F1 during Ferrari test session in Bahrain - April 02, 2019
    Mick Schumacher tests for Ferrari in his first taste of F1

    On Tuesday, a Schumacher hopped behind the wheel of a Ferrari Formula 1 race car once again. This time it was Mick Schumacher, the son of the most-decorated F1 driver of all time, Michael Schumacher, but he wasn't actually racing. Ferrari chose Mick to participate during official F1 testing at the...

  • Mercedes-AMG's Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari's Charles Leclerc at the 2019 Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix
    Hamilton clinches Bahrain F1 victory after reliability issues plague Leclerc

    There was heartbreak for Charles Leclerc on Sunday at the 2019 Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix, with reliability issues stealing a likely first victory for the Ferrari newcomer. Leclerc was the fastest all day but with 15 laps of the Bahrain International Circuit remaining, his car's power unit went...

  • Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, home of the Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix
    2019 Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix preview

    Round two of the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship is the Bahrain Grand Prix, which takes place this weekend at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir. Located in the middle of a desert, the 3.36-mile Bahrain International Circuit presents several challenges, from the heat to the blowing sand...

  • What's inside an F1 tire

    Curiosity, in this case, brought out the grinders and saws. One YouTuber decided he'd have a look at what the inside of a Formula 1 tire looks like, all in the pursuit of knowledge. The tire is a standard issue Pirelli F1 tire that teams use, and right away, it's clear they're tough. It requires a lot of grinding to take the outer rubber down to what lies below. After a lot of smoke and sparks, we see there's a steel rim that runs around the inside of the tire as part of its construction. When it comes time to actually slice it open, the same steel rim proves difficult. The shoulder section...

  • Mercedes-AMG Formula 1 steering wheel, 2019
    Here's what every button on an F1 steering wheel does

    Glancing at a modern Formula 1 race car's steering wheel reveals a very complex contraption, and it's just as in-depth of a wheel as it suggests. Mercedes-AMG, the reigning F1 champion, recently published a video with driver Valtteri Bottas to give fans a closer look at what action each button...

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

  • 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

    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 an extra point even if they can't progress up the field, but to be eligible they also have to finish within the top ten placings. Coming 11th or lower, or failing to finish, means no bonus point will be awarded. With 21 races on the calendar this season, it means there are an extra 21 points up for...

  • 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 Giulia, Stelvio Quadrifoglio receive F1-inspired special 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...

  • 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...

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