What happens when former Formula One world champion Nico Rosberg puts two of McLaren's best on a track for some head-to-head fun? This video from the Dubai Autodrome tells the tale. Rosberg has spent time with both cars before, but this is his first opportunity to get the McLaren Senna on a race track, which has him pumped. He raves about its 1,700 pounds of downforce and how much of a difference that can make in high-speed cornering. So will its svelte, 2,641-pound curb weight. "This thing is going to be fun today because the last time I drove this with you it was at a driving school in the...
Nico Rosberg samples Gen2 Formula E race car
Nico Rosberg may be done with the world of Formula 1, but that doesn't mean the former world champion can stay away from a race car. Rosberg has recently become acquainted with the world of Formula E. With a brand new generation of electric racing machine on its hands, the series invited the...Jeff Glucker
Nico Rosberg Explains The Evolution Of The F1 Helmet: Video
In the early days of Formula One racing, safety was largely an afterthought. Not only did drivers lack lap belts and shoulder harnesses, but aside from leather or cotton “skull caps,” there were no crash helmets to speak of. At speeds in excess of 155 miles per hour, we can only imaging...Kurt Ernst
Schumacher, Rosberg Build CLS63 AMG Shooting Brake Engine: Video
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG Shooting Brake gets a special F1-assisted engine build.Nelson Ireson
The F1 Monocoque, Explained: Video
Of all the safety advances achieved in F1 racing over the years, the development of the carbon fiber monocoque is among the most significant. Not only is carbon fiber incredibly light, it’s also incredibly strong, which is a good thing when it comes to protecting the driver. In fact, it may...Kurt Ernst
Michael Schumacher To Unveil 2012 Mercedes-Benz DTM Race Car In Frankfurt
Mercedes GP Formula 1 drivers Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg will help present Mercedes’ new C-Class Coupe based race car that will compete in the 2012 season of Germany’s DTM touring car series. The presentation will take place at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show on September 13...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
The Mercedes GP team may not have fared as well as it had hoped to last year, especially considering that the team had two Formula 1 greats--Team Principal Ross Brawn and racing legend Michael Schumacher--on board. However, with the unveiling this week of the ‘W02’ Mercedes GP race car, there’s a new sense of hope for the team in this year’s Formula 1 series. Once again, Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg will hop behind the wheel, with Ross Brawn presiding over as Team Principal and Malaysia’s Petronas as one of the main sponsors. As previously reported, key...