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Erik Shilling Erik Shilling Sep 29, 2019. 16 comments

Four Staffers Fired From Lewis Hamilton's Formula One Team After 'Years' Of Racist Bullying: Report

Four Staffers Fired From Lewis Hamilton's Formula One Team After 'Years' Of Racist Bullying: Report

Four people, said to be in the IT department of Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes Formula One team, were fired in August after racially abusing a co-worker, according to The Sun. The firings were upheld on appeal last week.

From The Sun:

Bosses heard how the disgraced employees — thought to be based in the IT department — had used racist slurs in the smoking area.

One colleague was allegedly called a...

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Raphael Orlove Raphael Orlove Sep 28, 2019. 15 comments

What.

What.

With Mercedes power through the 1990s and 2000s, McLaren was one of the most dominant forces in Formula 1. But when Mercedes as a team set itself up to take control in the then-new turbo era, McLaren figured it would only ever be second-rate, so it embarked on a wandering journey to make things work with Honda (catastrophe ) and now Renault (still not great ). Now we are seeing a new report...

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Alanis King Alanis King Sep 24, 2019. 19 comments

Rich Energy: Not Dead Yet!

Rich Energy: Not Dead Yet!

Spooky season is almost upon us, which means it’s time for zombies and ghouls and haunted graveyards to be temporarily fashionable once again. But this fall, rising from the dead isn’t just for the folks in the Halloween movies. It may also be for Rich Energy, our dearly departed sponsor of the Haas Formula One team.

That’s right, kids. In terms of its presence on the world stage of...

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Mack Hogan Mack Hogan Sep 22, 2019. 5 comments

Ferrari Is Back On Its Bullshit

Ferrari Is Back On Its Bullshit

With two consecutive wins under his belt and a pole-position start to work with, Charles Leclerc had every reason to believe he had a shot at his third straight victory. He had the pace, he had the consistency, he had the pit strategy over his competitors. But, in a disappointing return to form, Ferrari handed the win to Sebastian Vettel Again.

Vettel was winless in 2019 up until today, while...

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Mack Hogan Mack Hogan Sep 22, 2019. 7 comments

Ferrari Flexes On Mercedes With A 1-2 Finish In Singapore Grand Prix

Ferrari Flexes On Mercedes With A 1-2 Finish In Singapore Grand Prix

For the first time this season, a team other than Mercedes has managed a 1-2 finish in a Formula 1. With great performances from Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc, Ferrari dominated the Singapore Grand Prix.

It was the first 1-2 finish in Singapore history, the first win for Vettel in 2019 and the first 3-win streak for Ferrari since 2008.

Leclerc had qualified on pole, with Vettel in third...

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Raphael Orlove Raphael Orlove Sep 22, 2019. 16 comments

I Would Like You All To Be Aware Of F1 Not-Legend Harald Ertl's Mustache

I Would Like You All To Be Aware Of F1 Not-Legend Harald Ertl's Mustache

One thing that’s very difficult to discern among the drivers filling up the entry lists of Formula 1 races is that it’s hard to tell what, or who, is a “pay driver.” That is, who is only where they are because of skill, and who is there because of sponsorship connections. The line is impossibly blurred at this point. Everyone is a mix of both. What is not unclear at all is that nobody on the...

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Alanis King Alanis King Sep 21, 2019. 12 comments

Haas F1 Team On Why It Didn’t Hire Nico Hülkenberg: We Need To Fix Our Car First

Haas F1 Team On Why It Didn’t Hire Nico Hülkenberg: We Need To Fix Our Car First

Renault Formula One driver Nico Hülkenberg is currently out of a ride next year, since with only 20 cars, F1 silly season is basically a prolonged game of musical chairs. Rest assured, though, Haas F1 was considering him—only to realize they needed to fix their race car before screwing around with anything else.

Given the rest of the drama over there lately, that’s probably for the best.

Haas

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Alanis King Alanis King Sep 19, 2019. 18 comments

Robert Kubica Loses F1 Ride After Coming Back From Crash That Partially Severed His Arm

Robert Kubica Loses F1 Ride After Coming Back From Crash That Partially Severed His Arm

Robert Kubica was on the rise in his career at one of motorsport’s highest levels, Formula One, when he suffered a horrific 2011 rally crash partially severed his arm. Kubica made it back to the top eight years later with the Williams F1 team, against all predictions, but his comeback won’t last into 2020—at least, not with Williams.

Kubica confirmed in an F1 press conference Thursday that he...

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Alanis King Alanis King Sep 12, 2019. 15 comments

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Max Finkel Max Finkel Sep 08, 2019. 13 comments

Charles Leclerc Gets Two In A Row With A Win At Monza

Charles Leclerc Gets Two In A Row With A Win At Monza

With the first hometown win for Ferrari since Alonso in 2010 and hot off a big success at Spa, Charles Leclerc has brought home his second win in a row (and second win ever) today at the Italian Grand Prix at Monza.

It wasn’t the lap-after-lap climb back to first-place that marked Leclerc’s first win last week in Belgium, but the Monegasque 21-year-old still put up a monster effort to keep the...

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Mack Hogan Mack Hogan Sep 07, 2019. 9 comments

Weekend Motorsports Roundup: September 6-7

Weekend Motorsports Roundup: September 6-7

After an action-packed Labor Day weekend filled with WEC, Indycar, NASCAR and Formula 1, this weekend is a little lighter on motorsports. But with big races at Monza and Indianapolis, it’s hard to complain.

Blancpain GT World Challenge Race 1

from Hungaroring, Hungary

Saturday at 9:10 AM EDT on the Blancpain GT website

Blancpain GT World Challenge Race 2

from Hungaroring, Hungary

Sunday at 7:45 AM...

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Mack Hogan Mack Hogan Sep 01, 2019. 16 comments

Charles Leclerc Pulls Out First Formula One Grand Prix Victory

Charles Leclerc Pulls Out First Formula One Grand Prix Victory

Benefitting from a first-place start, Verstappen’s early retirement, his teammate holding up Hamilton and a top speed advantage, Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc secured his first Formula One victory at the Belgian Grand Prix. After months of strategy problems and team dynamics getting in his way, Leclerc finally took pole.

His teammate, Sebastian Vettel, started in second place. An early tire...

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Alanis King Alanis King Aug 30, 2019. 10 comments

F1 World Champion Kimi Raikkonen On Sports: 'Drinking Is Probably Safer'

F1 World Champion Kimi Raikkonen On Sports: 'Drinking Is Probably Safer'

Alfa Romeo Formula One driver Kimi Räikkönen has a pulled muscle, meaning reserve driver Marcus Ericsson will have to miss the IndyCar round in Portland, Oregon this weekend in order to be Alfa’s backup boy for the Belgian Grand Prix. Räikkönen blamed “sports” for the injury, because sports are dangerous.

Sports are so dangerous, in fact, that Räikkönen—who injured his left leg but did not...

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Alanis King Alanis King Aug 30, 2019. 5 comments

The Rich Energy Drama May Be Back Once Again

The Rich Energy Drama May Be Back Once Again

Rich Energy, the mysterious and regularly embattled energy-drink company that adorns the Haas Formula One Team’s race cars, will apparently make a decision on its future as the team’s sponsor soon. But in the meantime, some other interesting things are happening: Rich Energy’s former CEO, who was removed amid countless problems at the company, appears to be back.

On Thursday, Motorsport.com...

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Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Aug 27, 2019. 24 comments

These Are Some Of The Most Ingenious Innovations Ever Implemented On An F1 Car

These Are Some Of The Most Ingenious Innovations Ever Implemented On An F1 Car
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Formula One is all about technological innovation, which also means finding new and improved ways to skirt the rules to gain that slight advantage over your competitors. If the FIA doesn’t specifically ban it, you might just have a good shot at finding a way to make it work for you.

The new...

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Alanis King Alanis King Aug 27, 2019. 13 comments

Santino Ferrucci Doesn't Seem Too Sorry About All Of That Stuff He Did In Formula 2

Santino Ferrucci Doesn't Seem Too Sorry About All Of That Stuff He Did In Formula 2

If you were to just go by IndyCar broadcasts and generic coverage, you might think Santino Ferrucci is the series’ new poster kid—its rising star, ready to take on the world without controversy and with a carefree smile on his face. But Ferrucci did a lot of not-great stuff before entering IndyCar, and he doesn’t seem too sorry about it.

Ferrucci, who was once America’s hope for a...

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Raphael Orlove Raphael Orlove Aug 24, 2019. 6 comments

Here Are Some Of The Most Terrible Cars Ever To Win An F1 Race

Here Are Some Of The Most Terrible Cars Ever To Win An F1 Race
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If F1 is the pinnacle of racing, then surely the car that wins an F1 race must be the pinnacle of racing cars, right? Well, neither side of that equation is all that true, and every so often a genuinely bad F1 car sneaks to the top of the podium.

This little video put together by Autosport of The 10 Worst F1 Cars To...

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Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Aug 20, 2019. 13 comments

Here's What The 2021 Formula One Rule Changes Will Look Like

Here's What The 2021 Formula One Rule Changes Will Look Like
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The Powers That Be at Formula One have come together to decide how, exactly, they can make the world’s most elite racing series actually more enjoyable to watch. We’ve talked a little bit about this announcement before , but now we’re getting a glimpse at how things will change, and why.

Chain...

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Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Aug 15, 2019. 22 comments

How To Upgrade The Electronics On A Vintage Formula One Car

How To Upgrade The Electronics On A Vintage Formula One Car
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Think about old PC games you used to play back in 1997. You wouldn’t be able to boot that up now, and you especially wouldn’t be able to use your modern computer to operate the exact same game. It’s a pretty similar standard when it comes to F1 cars. If you want to play that...

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Alanis King Alanis King Aug 12, 2019. 19 comments

Red Bull Is Shaking Things Up In The Middle Of The F1 Season

Red Bull Is Shaking Things Up In The Middle Of The F1 Season

Max Verstappen has been the star of Red Bull Racing this year, and perhaps the entire Formula One field. He’s a breath of unpredictability, and success, in a sea of Mercedes team dominance. His teammate Pierre Gasly has been kind of the opposite, to the point that he just got demoted to the Toro Rosso junior team.

The demotion of Gasly in favor of Toro Rosso’s Alex Albon is official as of...

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