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Matt Brown Matt Brown Jan 19, 2020 at 02:00. 12 comments

FIA President Says F1 Shouldn't Complain About Expanded Calendar

FIA President Says F1 Shouldn't Complain About Expanded Calendar

The number of races in a Formula 1 season has been slowly creeping up since the first season which had seven races in 1950. The 2020 season will have the most races ever with 22. While still fewer than the hundreds of races that NASCAR’s top series runs each year (36, actually), the larger calendar has led to concerns about travel, and teams are exploring new plans to rotate team members.

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Alanis King Alanis King Jan 16, 2020 at 22:55. 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 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. 14 comments

How Motorsport Has Evolved, 2004 Through 2019

How Motorsport Has Evolved, 2004 Through 2019

Jalopnik began in 2004, which, in internet years, is a long time ago. But it’s also a long time ago in motorsport years, because the plethora of changes to racing over the past 15 or so years have transformed the sport into something entirely different than it was back then—generally, for the better.

So, to end the year, we found it appropriate to recap just how far we’ve come.

Dominant...

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Alanis King Alanis King Jan 01, 2020.

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

Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Dec 30, 2019. 15 comments

Ferrari Actually Wants F1's Budget Caps To Be Stricter

Ferrari Actually Wants F1's Budget Caps To Be Stricter

While many big-name Formula One teams aren’t all that happy about the new cost caps being implemented in 2021, there’s one team that’s not happy with the restrictions for a completely unexpected reason. Ferrari doesn’t think the caps are going to be strict enough.

If you need a refresher, F1 teams will only be allowed to spend $175 million per season in 2021, not including driver salaries or...

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Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Dec 25, 2019. 22 comments

Which Formula One Driver Had The Best Facial Hair Of All Time?

Which Formula One Driver Had The Best Facial Hair Of All Time?

It’s the debate that has raged on for decades, one that has torn family dinners asunder and ruined relationships. That’s right. With people sitting down for a big feast tonight, we’re going to decide which Formula One driver sported the best facial hair in the history of the sport. Let’s get ready to fight.

There are some obvious answers, the go-tos that everyone immediately thinks of: Emerson...

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Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Dec 23, 2019. 11 comments

Here's How The Tiniest Changes Enabled Mercedes To Dominate The F1 Season

Here's How The Tiniest Changes Enabled Mercedes To Dominate The F1 Season

Success in Formula One depends pretty damn heavily on having lots of money and also having the most minutely more impressive technology—and no battle epitomized the importance of those seemingly microscopic details than the championship fight between Ferrari and Mercedes.

Seriously. We’ve talked before about how just about everything Ferrari tried this year somehow failed , but a new Autosport...

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Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Dec 21, 2019. 5 comments

Formula One's North American Races Are Some Of Its Highest Attended: Report

Formula One's North American Races Are Some Of Its Highest Attended: Report

Formula One is on a steady attendance rise, and, surprisingly, the North American market is proving itself a pretty important part of the fanbase. A recent attendance report shows that two of the three North American races are some of the highest-attended events of the season.

The numbers in F1's report don’t lie. While the British Grand Prix had the largest single-day, with 141,000 people,...

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Bradley.Brownell Bradley.Brownell Dec 20, 2019. 19 comments

Comment Of The Day: Formula One Discourse Edition

Comment Of The Day: Formula One Discourse Edition
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As we inch closer to Formula One’s massive rulebook rewrite, and consider it in context of a massive increase in interest in Formula E from manufacturers, sponsors, and fans alike, we need to consider if this change will be enough. Could the sport be doing more to make the competition closer and the playing field more level?

With that in...

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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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Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Dec 19, 2019. 18 comments

Ferrari Is Getting Ready To Spend So Much Money On Its F1 Program In 2020

Ferrari Is Getting Ready To Spend So Much Money On Its F1 Program In 2020

We already know that Formula One teams are definitely going to be spending tons of money developing their cars before the cost caps go into effect in 2021—but it sounds like Ferrari is gearing up to spend even more than everyone else. There’s currently no idea how much, but we’re talking taking advantage of a “record” financial year, according to Ferrari CEO Louis Camilleri.

“We’re also...

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Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Dec 17, 2019. 19 comments

Lewis Hamilton Received 'Stacks' Of Cease And Desist Letters From Bernie Ecclestone Over His Social Media

Lewis Hamilton Received 'Stacks' Of Cease And Desist Letters From Bernie Ecclestone Over His Social Media

I don’t think anyone would be particularly surprised to learn that even Formula One drivers fell victim to the tyrannical rule of bossman Bernie Ecclestone before Liberty Media bought the series and made everything suck a little bit less. But a new article that’s come out about just how bad that got has come to light. It sounds like trying to run a successful social media account in the...

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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 14, 2019. 17 comments

Watch Legendary Champions Lewis Hamilton And Valentino Rossi Swap Rides For A Day

Watch Legendary Champions Lewis Hamilton And Valentino Rossi Swap Rides For A Day

There’s really no doubting that both Lewis Hamilton and Valentino Rossi are two of the greats in their sports, Formula One and MotoGP, respectively. But what would happen if they had to swap rides for a track day? Would they still be as absurdly dominant?

Apparently plenty of other people wondered the same thing because The Powers That Be decided to give Rossi a 2017 Mercedes and Hamilton a...

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Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Dec 11, 2019. 16 comments

Thank God We Aren't Naming Track Corners Anymore

Thank God We Aren't Naming Track Corners Anymore

When’s the last time a new circuit popped up on the Formula One calendar laden with cool corner names like Spa-Francorchamps’ Eau Rouge or Monza’s Parabolica? You’d probably have to scrape the very recesses of your brain to try to think of one—and you’d still come up blank. And I’ve gotta say—I can’t be happier.

This is something that’s been playing in the back of my mind recently. I’ve been...

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Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Dec 11, 2019. 12 comments

Every Single Formula One Team Decides Pirelli's New 2020 Tires Suck

Every Single Formula One Team Decides Pirelli's New 2020 Tires Suck

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What would Formula One be if everyone was actually happy about potential changes? I couldn’t tell you, because every single F1 team has unanimously voted to ditch Pirelli’s new 2020-spec tires because they apparently suck that bad.

Thank God Formula One is Ditching High Degradation Tires

Oh joyous day! With the new regulations set to appear for the 2021 season of Formula One comes a…

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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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