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  • The European Grand Prix in Valencia

    This weekend is shaping up to be another thriller for race fans, with three major international events taking place over the next 48 hours. They include the arduous Nurburgring 24 Hours endurance race in Germany, the 12.42-mile Pikes Peak Hill Climb in Colorado and of course, the eighth race of the 2011 Formula 1 season, the European Grand Prix taking place in Valencia, Spain. The Hermann Tilke designed course runs past the city’s famous harbor and stretches for some 3.4-miles. The current lap record of 1 minute and 37.587 seconds was set by none other than Red Bull Racing’s...

  • Tony Stewart and Lewis Hamilton swap cars at Watkins Glen, 2011
    Lewis Hamilton And Tony Stewart Swap F1 And NASCAR Rides: Video

    Formula 1 star Lewis Hamilton and NASCAR hero Tony Stewart recently swapped race cars for a promotional event at the 2011 Watkins Glen International in New York, and we now have a video of the duo on the special day. Hamilton hopped into Stewart's 850 horsepower, 3,400 pound Chevrolet Impala NASCAR...

  • McLaren driver Jenson Button at 2011 Canadian Grand Prix
    Button Edges Past Vettel On Final Lap Of Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix

    As we predicted, yesterday’s 2011 Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix turned out to be a rain sodden affair, with the very wet conditions proving arduous to even the most seasoned of drivers. McLaren’s Jenson Button fought tooth and nail to hold on the Red Bull Racing’s Sebastian Vettel...

  • Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, home of the Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix
    Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix Preview

    This weekend the Formula 1 circus heads to Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal for the 2011 Canadian Grand Prix, and coming as no surprise the odds are already favoring Red Bull Racing champ Sebastian Vettel to take the checkered flag at the conclusion of Sunday’s race. The race is the only...

  • Sebastian Vettel taking the checkered flag at the 2011 Monaco Grand Prix
    Sebastian Vettel Extends Lead At Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix

    Sebastian Vettel secured his first ever victory in Monaco, taking the checkered flag yesterday at the 2011 Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix after starting on pole. The German’s youngster’s lead over closest rival McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton in the 2011 Formula 1 Drivers’...

  • Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix
    Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix Weather Forecast

    Monaco’s favorable Mediterranean climate seems to have taken leave for today’s Formula 1 Grand Prix, with predictions of rain looking to dull the day’s racing. A lovely high of 77 degrees is forecast, with only a very mild easterly wind of 7 mph, but the rainfall radar for Europe...

  • Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix

    This weekend the spectacle that is Formula 1 heads to the luxury playground of Monte Carlo for the 2011 Monaco Grand Prix, one of the most important and prestigious races, not only on the F1 calendar, but in the whole world. The narrow roads of the famous street circuit, with all its elevation changes, tight corners and trademark tunnel, creates plenty of drama each year and 2011 is expected to be no different. Drivers will complete 78 laps of the 2.08 mile track for a total 161.88 miles. A recent truck fire at Ste-Devote, near the first corner of the race, managed to cause some damage to the...

  • Vettel barely ahead of Hamilon at 2011 Spanish Grand Prix
    Sebastian Vettel Barely Holds Off Lewis Hamilton At Spanish Grand Prix

    German youngster Sebastian Vettel managed to extend his lead in the 2011 Formula 1 Championship by clenching victory at yesterday’s 2011 Spanish Grand Prix, though his closest rival, McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton, kept on his tail from the 20th to the final 66th lap. In the end, only 0.63...

  • 2011 Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix
    Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix: Weather Report

    Spain’s tradition of great weather has rung true for today’s race at Circuit de Catalunya, the site of the 2011 Spanish Grand Prix, with forecasters predicting dry conditions and just a slightly patchy sky. Temperatures should peak at around 78 degrees, which should guarantee plenty of...

  • Sebastian Vettel wins 2011 Formula 1 Turkish Grand Prix
    Sebastian Vettel Cruises To Victory At Formula 1 Turkish Grand Prix

    Championship leader Sebastian Vettel extended his lead from 21 to 34 points following yesterday’s 2011 Formula 1 Turkish Grand Prix, leading the race from start to finish and securing his position as the current top driver. This represents the German youngster’s third victory from four...

  • 2009 Hungarian GP grid
    Return to form for former heroes at Hungarian GP

    The race for the 2009 world championship took a sharp turn in Hungary on Sunday, as the sport’s former top drivers showed a return to form. Title contenders Jenson Button and Sebastian Vettel both struggled: the Brawn driver just seventh at the chequered flag with tire wear problems, and Red...

  • The Duel
    Video: Tag Heuer picks a winner in Hamilton-McQueen 'Duel'

    The final video in 'The Duel' from watch company Tag Heuer sees F1 champion Lewis Hamilton taking on racer and actor Steve McQueen on the Le Mans track that made McQueen famous. Using editing techniques, the pair is put together on the screen for an impossible race - and a little bad lip syncing...

  • 2009 Hungarian GP grid

    A closely fought British GP at Silverstone today marked what possibly could be the last F1 race ever held at the famous circuit. Conditions were warm and in the end there was one clear winner. The toast of Silverstone last year, however, McLaren, continued its dismal season, which plummeted to new depths following today’s events. Sebastian Vettel is now 25 points behind Brawn's Button with nine races to go, after his and Mark Webber's Red Bulls were utterly dominant at Silverstone. "To be here today and to have a car which showed a clean pair of heels to everyone was very special," said...

  • Lewis Hamilton McLaren F1
    Lewis Hamilton to pilot Ayrton Senna’s championship-winning McLaren at Goodwood FOS

    In just four weeks at the Goodwood Festival of Speed (FOS), current F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton will tackle the event’s famous 1.16 mile hill-climb in the McLaren-Honda MP4/4 turbo race car that led to Ayrton Senna’s championship win in the 1988 F1 season. Hamilton has been a...

  • Ferrari at the 2009 Monaco GP
    Former heroes return to form in Monaco

    Conditions were ideal in Monaco for today’s race, with temperatures reaching 77 degrees and the competition close, but in the end there was one clear winner. However, some former heroes showed a return to form but sadly the reprise was not enough to clench the final win. Ferrari was finally...

  • Lewis Hamilton
    Hamilton stripped of Australian GP points for "misleading" stewards

    Stewards earlier today declared that Lewis Hamilton and McLaren offered "deliberately misleading" evidence that resulted in Jarno Trulli losing his podium in a post-race inquiry at the Australian GP last Sunday. The reconvened investigation in Malaysia resulted in Hamilton, the reigning world...

  • Lewis Hamilton Madame Tussauds wax work figure
    Lewis Hamilton immortalized as Madame Tussauds wax work figure

    A lifelike statue of reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton was unveiled by London's Madame Tussauds wax museum today. Unfortunately, he wasn’t on show for the statue’s unveiling as the current F1 World Champion had to fly out to Canada to see a live performance of his Pussycat Dolls...

  • Lewis Hamilton
    Queen inducts Lewis Hamilton into the Order of the British Empire today

    British racing drivers are no strangers to royal honors when they do well, and Lewis Hamilton today finds that out first hand, being inducted into the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II. The induction ranks Hamilton at the entry level of the Order, with the title of...

  • mclaren mp4 24 2009 f1 race car 003

    After one of the closest finishes imaginable to the 2008 FIA Formula 1 World Championship, won by Vodafone McLaren Mercedes on the final lap, by a single point, the 2009 season's challenges have the potential to truly shake things up. Mercedes, on the other hand, is working to keep things the same, and thinks it has another winner with the unveiling of its MP4-24 race car for the 2009 season. The new car itself is a significant departure from the 2008 car, thanks primarily to new aerodynamic and powertrain regulations. The well-known rule changes regarding the Kinetic Energy Recovery System...

  • Lewis Hamilton
    Lewis Hamilton designs ultimate F1 circuit

    The youngest Formula 1 World Champion in history, Lewis Hamilton has no shortage of talent behind the wheel. Now that the 'silly season' has arrived, however, he's taken to a more conceptual field, and designed his own personal take on the ultimate F1 circuit. Though the track is thus far nothing...

  • Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Benz GL320 CDI
    Lewis Hamilton picks Mercedes GL320 CDI as daily driver

    McLaren racing star Lewis Hamilton is just one GP away from possibly writing himself into the history books as the youngest-ever F1 champion, but when he’s not carving up the race track the 23-year-old-Brit is usually driving a much slower vehicle – a diesel SUV in fact. The vehicle is...

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