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F1 Mandates Digital Checkered Flag for 2019 After Officiating Mishap That Ended Canadian Grand Prix Early

After an officiating miscommunication led to this year’s Formula One Canadian Grand Prix ending a full two laps early, F1 announced Friday that it won’t rely on us humans to end races anymore. A computer will get the responsibility instead, and digital checkered flags will be the new norm.

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MotoGP Bike Deemed ‘Too Dangerous’ for F1 Driver

Red Bull’s motorsport program will let MotoGP riders test Formula One cars for publicity and all of that junk, but you better believe the privilege isn’t the same the other way around. When Red Bull F1 driver Max Verstappen asked to get on a racing bike for fun, the team shut that idea down because it’s too dangerous.

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Max Verstappen’s F1 Car Road Trip Across America Is Going Great

Red Bull loves to put its F1 cars in places where you would not normally see F1 cars. And it is pretty cool to see them off track. Max Verstappen has raced up a mountain in the Alps and pulled donuts in downtown Budapest. Red Bull’s latest video puts Verstappen on a road trip that will take him along the Continental…

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F1 Drivers Want to Take One of the Most Difficult Corners in Racing with No Rear Wing

Suzuka is one of the greatest F1 tracks in the world, home to one of the most difficult, committed corners on any circuit: the high-speed 130R. This year, Formula 1 drivers want to take it with DRS on, their rear wings wide open.

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Kimi Raikkonen’s Book of Haiku Is Perhaps the Best Thing You’ll Ever Read

Look, we know. You’ve read the Harry Potter series 27 times. You’d still be afraid of vampires if it weren’t for the Twilight books, but now you feel like you’re fully prepared to seduce one into not killing you. You have a deep appreciation of the written word in all of its glorious forms.

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F1 Could Change Its Qualifying Format Next Year to Make Things Less Predictable

Formula One wants more uncertainty, and, theoretically, there are a few simple ways to do that: becoming a spec series, gagging the people giving team orders, slashing Ferrari and Mercedes’ tires, or, perhaps less effectively, changing the qualifying system. F1 seems to be leaning toward the latter.

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Haas F1 Team Finally Settles Insurance Claim for Freak Crash That Did About $700,000 in Damage

Formula One might have dropped the Malaysian Grand Prix from its calendar after last season, but its host track wasn’t done with F1 just yet. The track still had an insurance claim from the Haas F1 team to deal with, after a drain cover came loose and sent Romain Grosjean spiraling toward a wall last year.

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These Incredible F1 Future Concepts Aim to Make the Sport More Exciting

Photos of a Formula One concept car for the 2021 season popped up on Twitter earlier this week, and, aside from the routine rules overhaul planned for that year, the photos had almost no context at all. But F1 stepped in a few hours ago to give us all the context we needed, and it turns out what we’re seeing is the…

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More Than 88,000 People Signed a Change.org Petition to Keep Kimi Raikkonen on the Ferrari F1 Team

Before the Ferrari Formula One team unsurprisingly announced it would trade 38-year-old Kimi Raikkonen out for younger driver Charles Leclerc this week, someone started a petition to keep him around on Change.org—the “web’s leading platform for social change,” as it calls itself. A valiant effort.

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Here’s What That Terribly Tight F1 Miami Grand Prix Course Would Have Looked Like in a Race

Formula One isn’t racing in Miami next year as planned, but it still would have been interesting, at least for a couple of minutes, to watch 20 drivers navigate the ridiculously tight street course the organizers mapped out. But we can see how it might have looked, thanks to computer simulators.

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