Tag Archives: Formula One

No, Formula One ‘Super Weekends’ Are Not a Good Idea

In the mad dash to make Formula One a more exciting sport, everyone has their ideas that they think will be the biggest factor in crafting a consistently good race product. Now, even Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton is pitching his ideas into the mix: hell yeah, he says, we should have Super Weekends.

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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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Lewis Hamilton Closes In On 2018 Formula One Championship With Ninth Win Of The Year

After picking up the pole position in this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka, with Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas playing the ever reliable wing man on the outside of the front row, Lewis Hamilton got away at the start with the ease of a seasoned veteran. With ease, he quickly stretched out a length or two at…

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The Limit Recreates a Thrilling Formula One Championship Battle Between Two Unlikely Candidates

Welcome to Formula One in the early 1960s. I bet you’re expecting free-wheeling danger-loving manly men competing for the World Championship, the Steve McQueen cool that everyone expects of drivers in the sport’s most dangerous era—especially from a team as prestigious as Ferrari. So, what if I told you that the…

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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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Formula One Can’t Ban Team Orders, So It Should Ban Teams

This morning’s Formula One race was not exactly a fun one to watch. With the largely uneventful racing pockmarked with the dissatisfaction of watching what could have been a decent fight to the finish dissolve into an intrateam communication battle. Words are what won Lewis Hamilton the Russian Grand Prix today, not…

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Mercedes Make Bottas Move Aside For Hamilton Win

After Valtteri Bottas took pole at the Russian Grand Prix, and led the opening stint of the race, his team told him to stand down and allow Lewis Hamilton into the lead of the race to protect his points championship contention. Hamilton now leads over Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel by 50 points with only a maximum of 125…

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