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Mar 20, 2020. 13 comments

F1's 2020 Season Is Dissolving

F1's 2020 Season Is Dissolving

The Monaco Grand Prix is canceled. The central point of the season is gone, as other races also dissipate and next year’s cars, too, are delayed. The 2020 Formula One season is slipping away in coronavirus.

Here’s the Monaco cancellation:

And here’s the official pushback of the rather extreme 2021 rule changes to 2022:

Teams had been wanting this , it was just a question of how long it’d take...

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Mar 13, 2020. 23 comments

Formula One Was Always Going To Make This A Complete Fiasco

Formula One Was Always Going To Make This A Complete Fiasco

Formula One finally canceled Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix yesterday , days after that seemed inevitable. This morning, it also postponed the grands prix in Bahrain and Vietnam, with the first race of the season possibly not happening till June. Formula One didn’t have much of a choice in the end but the picture above—showing confused fans lining up today at the track in...

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Mar 12, 2020. 21 comments

Nobody Knows Why F1 Hasn't Canceled The Australian Grand Prix [Update: Race To Be Canceled]

Nobody Knows Why F1 Hasn't Canceled The Australian Grand Prix [Update: Race To Be Canceled]

“Cash is king,” reigning Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton told Motorsport.com in Australia, hours before the entire McLaren team dropped out of the opening race of the season, with nobody quite sure why the race is still going on. “But honestly I don’t know. I can’t really add much.”

Updated: Thursday, March 12, 2020 12:22 p.m. Autosport is reporting that the Australian GP is set to be...

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Mar 08, 2020. 16 comments

The Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix Will Happen But The Stands Will Be Completely Empty Thanks To Coronavirus

The Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix Will Happen But The Stands Will Be Completely Empty Thanks To Coronavirus

The Coronavirus pandemic has killed thousands already, and it is difficult to understate both its virulence and danger. That’s proving very challenging for event organizers globally, and Formula One is no different. The Bahrain Grand Prix will go on as planned, but reportedly without any spectators at all.

As authorities forbid large gatherings of crowds for health and safety reasons, shows...

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Feb 21, 2020. 14 comments

The F1 Miami Grand Prix Is Getting Sued But It Might Actually Happen

The F1 Miami Grand Prix Is Getting Sued But It Might Actually Happen

The ongoing saga of the Formula One Grand Prix in Miami has been truly mindblowing. With an initial design that looked truly horrible followed by a delay and a relocation , it would be easy to assume the event just isn’t happening . But... it might actually happen. Even if it might get sued first.

To understand what’s next in this very complicated story, we have to step back and look at...

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Jan 30, 2020. 14 comments

Mercedes In Talks To Exit Formula One After This Season: Report

Mercedes In Talks To Exit Formula One After This Season: Report

Making cars is almost as difficult as it is expensive. Mercedes-Benz owner Daimler is running on hard times right now, having reported a decline in 2019 profit of more than 50 percent. In addition to a desire to focus on road car research and development [because Daimler is pretty screwed on CO2 emissions right now], the company is looking for ways to cut costs and increase profits.

Mercedes...

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Bradley.Brownell Bradley.Brownell Jan 24, 2020. 15 comments

Formula One Proves Dedication To Cost Cutting By Making Teams Build Extra Car For Three-Day Tire Test

Formula One Proves Dedication To Cost Cutting By Making Teams Build Extra Car For Three-Day Tire Test

Starting for the 2021 season Formula One is going to be maintaining a strict cost cap on the ten teams involved in the sport. Traditionally the teams that spend the most are the teams that perform the best, and by reducing that max spends the series hopes to close the gap from the frontrunners to the backmarkers. This dedication to a reduction in costs for teams has the potential to change...

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Bradley.Brownell Bradley.Brownell Jan 24, 2020. 10 comments

Chinese Formula E And Formula One Rounds In Jeopardy Of Cancellation As Coronavirus Spreads

Chinese Formula E And Formula One Rounds In Jeopardy Of Cancellation As Coronavirus Spreads

Over 600 people have contracted the Wuhan coronavirus, and it has killed 17 people as of January 23rd. China is a massive international travel market with millions of people passing through its borders every year, and as a result of the virus’ ease of transfer the country is cancelling many large scale sporting events, including motorsport.

Early on Thursday the General Administration of...

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Alanis King Alanis King Jan 16, 2020. 18 comments

The Women-Only W Series Will Be A Support Race For Two F1 Events This Year

The Women-Only W Series Will Be A Support Race For Two F1 Events This Year

The women-only W Series racing division, which ran its inaugural season last year with Williams Formula One development driver Jamie Chadwick taking the championship , will be back for a longer second season in 2020. Not only will the second season be longer, but it’ll also pair up with F1 for two race weekends.

F1 announced on Thursday that the W Series would be a support race for two of its...

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Alanis King Alanis King Jan 14, 2020. 11 comments

Crash Testing For Race Cars Is Just As Intense As You'd Expect

Crash Testing For Race Cars Is Just As Intense As You'd Expect

We often talk about crash tests for street cars , since those are the cars we drive and knowing how they’ll handle an impact is important. But race cars need to be crash tested as well, because safety in auto racing is more than just slapping on a halo or something similar and immediately calling it good.

I was poking around about Formula One this week when I noticed a mention of F1 crash...

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Alanis King Alanis King Jan 10, 2020. 8 comments

The Most Important Part Of Working Your Dream Job Is Keeping The Dream Alive

The Most Important Part Of Working Your Dream Job Is Keeping The Dream Alive

Teenage me always thought the most magical place on a race track was on the other side of the fence, earning a paycheck doing what she loved. I stared at the infield during races when I was younger, wishing I had the status or credentials or teleportation ability to get myself down there from the grandstands, knowing I’d be the happiest person in the world when I did.

But just like there’s a...

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Alanis King Alanis King Jan 08, 2020. 14 comments

Haas F1 Boss: You'd Be Naive To Think Smaller Teams Could Fight For Wins In 2021

Haas F1 Boss: You'd Be Naive To Think Smaller Teams Could Fight For Wins In 2021

When it comes to Formula One, we’ve all been under the impression that 2021 will be our year—well, maybe not our year, but the year that more than three teams will actually be able to compete due to new regulations for leveling the field. But Haas F1 boss Guenther Steiner wants you to know that the new rules won’t magically make smaller teams like his competitive for wins.

The 2021 season...

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Alanis King Alanis King Jan 03, 2020. 17 comments

F1 Comeback Story Robert Kubica Will Stay In The Series As Reserve Driver For Alfa Romeo

F1 Comeback Story Robert Kubica Will Stay In The Series As Reserve Driver For Alfa Romeo

The Formula One dream looked like it might be over for Robert Kubica at the end of last year, when his team let him go after he clawed his way back to F1 following a horrific 2011 rally crash that partially severed his arm. But it isn’t over yet, because Alfa Romeo Racing just named Kubica as its reserve driver.

Alfa Romeo also found a new sponsor, and would now like for you to call it “Alfa...

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Alanis King Alanis King Jan 01, 2020. 7 comments

F1 Midfielders Want More TV Time, Reminding Us That We're Missing All Of The Good Stories

F1 Midfielders Want More TV Time, Reminding Us That We're Missing All Of The Good Stories

A staple of modern Formula One is the fact that it’s split into two tiers: the top teams and the rest of the field. But there have been grumbles in the rest of the field for a while now, and those grumbles have been over how much television attention they’re getting—which is, to drivers like Sergio Perez, not enough.

Motorsport.com reports that Perez, who finished 10th of 20 drivers in the

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Alanis King Alanis King Dec 20, 2019. 10 comments

FIA President Says It'll Be 'Decades' Before F1 Goes Electric, If It Even Does

FIA President Says It'll Be 'Decades' Before F1 Goes Electric, If It Even Does

On the surface, the electric Formula E Championship continues to gain ground in open-wheel racing. The FIA, the governing body also over Formula One, will soon begin recognizing Formula E as world championship , and manufacturers are flocking to it by the season. But all of that isn’t putting pressure on F1 to go electric—at least, not that F1 is letting us onto.

In fact, Motorsport.com quotes...

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Alanis King Alanis King Dec 17, 2019. 17 comments

Ferrari Wants A Woman In Its F1 Development Program

Ferrari Wants A Woman In Its F1 Development Program

Female drivers have been a rare thing in what’s normally regarded as the peak of open-wheel racing, Formula One, for a plethora of reasons. But there have been a few women in development ranks in recent years, and there may soon be a female driver in the program at F1’s second-best team as well: Ferrari.

Of course, “may” and “will” are two very different words. We’ll just have to see whether...

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Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Dec 03, 2019. 5 comments

How To Lose A Formula One Championship, As Told By Ferrari

How To Lose A Formula One Championship, As Told By Ferrari

Every season, Ferrari looks promising. Formula One’s pre-season testing starts the rumor mill churning: this might just be the year Ferrari beats Mercedes! Ferrari is faster! Its engine is better! Aerodynamically, Ferrari is killing it! It’s always something.

And every year, Ferrari slowly comes to realize that its championship hopes are dying but won’t quite admit it’ll be another depressing...

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Erin Marquis Erin Marquis Nov 20, 2019. 10 comments

Red Bull Beats Its Own Record For Fastest Pit Stop For The Third Time This Season

Red Bull Beats Its Own Record For Fastest Pit Stop For The Third Time This Season

World records, like rules or the latches on public restroom doors, were made to be broken. Again . And again . Red Bull Racing truly lives by this motto. They’ve just beat their own record of 1.88 seconds with a 1.82-second long pit stop. That’s four tires off and four tires on in less time than it takes to blink, if you blink extremely slowly.

So do NOT blink, lest you miss it. Here’s footage...

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Matt Brown Matt Brown Nov 18, 2019. 22 comments

Sebastian Vettel Has Choice Words For Teammate As Both Ferraris Wreck At Brazil

Sebastian Vettel Has Choice Words For Teammate As Both Ferraris Wreck At Brazil

Ferrari’s day was cut short at the Brazilian Grand Prix when Sebastian Vettel collided with teammate Charles Leclerc after getting passed by him on the straight. Each car suffered damage that ended the race for both drivers with only a handful of laps to go.

Vettel can be heard on the radio yelling “Puncture! What the hell is he doing!” followed by what sounds like German profanity. Can we...

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Nov 17, 2019. 13 comments

Max Verstappen Brings Honda Its First Pole In Brazil Since Ayrton Senna

Max Verstappen Brings Honda Its First Pole In Brazil Since Ayrton Senna

Max Verstappen, for all the excitement he brings into any given Formula One race, has only started a race on pole once in his career. Today, after being dominant in every session, he extends that list to two. And the pole is the first for a Honda-powered car at Interlagos since 1991 when Ayrton Senna qualified first for McLaren.

Verstappen was in a class of his own throughout all three...

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