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May 01, 2020. 15 comments

The Hungarian Grand Prix Is The Next Domino To Fall In F1's Doomed Calendar

The Hungarian Grand Prix Is The Next Domino To Fall In F1's Doomed Calendar

Formula One wants to get back to racing sooner rather than later, and for some teams it might be

a matter of survival that it does . Following the cancellation of the French Grand Prix earlier this month, that makes ten races that have been scrapped from the calendar , and it’s looking like an eleventh is in the offing.

Announced on Thursday, the country of Hungary is extending a ban on...

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Apr 22, 2020. 21 comments

The Cost Of The F1 Shutdown Has At Least Two Teams Sweating Bullets

The Cost Of The F1 Shutdown Has At Least Two Teams Sweating Bullets

The 2020 Formula One season has already been blown wide open by the coronavirus pandemic. A full 9 grands prix have been cancelled or postponed at this point, and things don’t look promising for at least some of the remaining 13 races. Each of those races which have gone un-run are costly for teams, the series, and drivers. Commercial rights money is drying up, sponsors are not willing to pay...

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Apr 12, 2020. 15 comments

Sir Stirling Moss, Formula One and Mille Miglia Legend, Has Passed Away at 90

Sir Stirling Moss, Formula One and Mille Miglia Legend, Has Passed Away at 90

Formula One great Sir Stirling Moss, 90, has passed away this morning, according to an FIA press release. Though Moss never took home a championship, his skill and finesse had made him one of the biggest names in open-wheel racing.

Moss’s career in racing started in 1948 but recognition waited until his debut with Mercedes in 1955 alongside fellow legend Juan Manuel Fangio. Moss spent much of...

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Apr 10, 2020. 21 comments

Formula One Won't Give Up On The 2020 Season Until October

Formula One Won't Give Up On The 2020 Season Until October

The 2020 Formula One season schedule originally had a massive 22 race weekends on the board, but nine of those have already been cancelled or postponed (and a tenth, the French Grand Prix, on deck). As the motorsport community continues to spiral in the wake of the covid-19 international crisis, the series managing director Ross Brawn has set a “drop dead point” for running a season almost by...

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Apr 08, 2020. 17 comments

Formula One's 2020 Season Continues To Dissolve

Formula One's 2020 Season Continues To Dissolve

Following the absolute omnishambles that was

the delayed-too-late Australian Grand Prix (above), Formula One has been postponed or cancelled an additional eight rounds. The Canadian Grand Prix, originally scheduled for June 14th, is the latest of them to fall victim to the coronavirus global pandemic. Of the 22 grands prix originally on the schedule, now only an unlucky 13 remain unmoved....

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Apr 03, 2020. 20 comments

89-Year-Old Bernie Ecclestone Still Fucks, Fourth Child Due This Summer

89-Year-Old Bernie Ecclestone Still Fucks, Fourth Child Due This Summer

Former Formula One boss and billionaire ghoul of note Bernie Ecclestone has confirmed that his 44-year-old wife of 8 years Fabiana Flosi is with child. This will be Ecclestone’s first child with his third wife. His eldest, Deborah (65), was born to his first wife Ivy Bamford before having two further daughters with his second wife Slavica Radic, Tamara (35), and Petra (31).

“Yes, it is due in...

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Apr 03, 2020. 16 comments

McLaren Formula One Drivers Take Voluntary Pay Cut As The Team Weathers Coronavirus Shutdown

McLaren Formula One Drivers Take Voluntary Pay Cut As The Team Weathers Coronavirus Shutdown

McLaren Formula One racers Carlos Sainz and Lando Norris have both agreed to take a voluntary pay cut as many team members have been furloughed. The McLaren factory is all but shut down in the wake of an F1 season delayed by the spread of coronavirus across the globe.

The team based in Woking, Surrey has become the first F1 team to confirm it has taken the UK Government’s job retention plan,...

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Apr 01, 2020. 17 comments

Formula One Teams Won't Be Ready For 2021 Rules Until 2023

Formula One Teams Won't Be Ready For 2021 Rules Until 2023

Nearly two weeks ago the FIA approved a delay in the new Formula One regulations slated for 2021,

pushing the change out to the 2022 season. As teams deal with the loss of revenue from the coronavirus-inflicted mass cancellation of Grands Prix in 2020, the delay was necessary as the cost to develop a new chassis this year would be insurmountable particularly by the smaller teams. Today,...

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Mar 21, 2020. 15 comments

Formula One Drivers, Soccer Men, And Streamers Are Turning To Virtual Racing

Formula One Drivers, Soccer Men, And Streamers Are Turning To Virtual Racing

It’s 2020, and because we can’t have fun anymore,

F1 is either postponed or cancelled , and many of us have gaps in our weekend plans. However, the world of esports does indeed exist, and athletes are becoming streamers on a widespread basis, en masse, to do something to entertain us and pass the time. This weekend, there is no real-world race of course, but that won’t stop drivers...

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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 19, 2020. 13 comments

Formula One Teams Want The 2021 Rules Change Postponed

Formula One Teams Want The 2021 Rules Change Postponed

Formula One teams have jumped into panic mode as the 2020 season has been postponed in the face of the coronavirus threat. In a telephone conference this week, team bosses have reportedly called for a continuation of the 2020 regulations into 2021, as well as a mandatory freeze of chassis and gearbox development, among others. According to Motorsport, nine of the ten teams agreed to this,...

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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 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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Mar 05, 2020. 15 comments

Zandvoort Is The New Best Track On The Formula One Calendar

Zandvoort Is The New Best Track On The Formula One Calendar

The Dutch are incredibly good at creating works of art; masterpieces which will outlive their creators. They have done it again,

re-building the Zandvoort circuit into something totally unseen in the current Formula One calendar. I can only hope that others will appreciate it in its era, unlike the stunning beauty of a Van Gogh. F1's Return To Banked Corners At The Dutch Grand Prix Of All...

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Mar 04, 2020. 19 comments

Formula One Will Cancel A Race If Any Team Is Banned From Travelling

Formula One Will Cancel A Race If Any Team Is Banned From Travelling

In the lead up to the 2020 Formula One season, there has been a good deal of speculation in regards to how the looming threat of Coronavirus will affect the calendar. We’ve already seen the cancellation of the Chinese Grand Prix at the hands of the disease, and at least three more are in jeopardy of not happening in the near future. The first of which is the Australian Grand Prix set to kick...

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Feb 28, 2020. 19 comments

F1's Return To Banked Corners At The Dutch Grand Prix Of All Places Looks Amazing

F1's Return To Banked Corners At The Dutch Grand Prix Of All Places Looks Amazing

This year will see the triumphant return of Zandvoort on the Formula One calendar, a venue that hasn’t hosted a race since 1985. In an effort to make the racing more exciting, though, the track decided to

implement some banking . And now we’ve got our first view of that banking.

The photos comes from Geobrugg Motorsport, the first company to create homologated fencing for FIA-grade circuits....

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Feb 27, 2020. 19 comments

Lando Norris Is All Of Us If We Had Free Rein Of A F1 Team Factory

Lando Norris Is All Of Us If We Had Free Rein Of A F1 Team Factory

There are undoubtedly a lot of perks to being a Formula One driver, but I think my personal favorite has to be that they seem to just get free rein of manufacturer factories. If I had a chance to, say, wander around the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking, England, I don’t think they’d ever be able to drag me out of it. And in that sense, I am just like McLaren F1 driver Lando Norris.

Norris...

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Feb 27, 2020. 14 comments

Here's The Geometry Of Mercedes Trick F1 Steering

Here's The Geometry Of Mercedes Trick F1 Steering

Mercedes’ innovative

dual-axis steering system has been making waves in the Formula One paddock, but if you’re unfamiliar with aerodynamics it can be tough to actually understand how changing the angle of the tires can make a car faster. Thankfully, we’ve got a new video detailing the whole concept of toe angles to clear things up.

Chain Bear on YouTube is back with some helpful explanations...

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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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Feb 21, 2020. 12 comments

Mercedes's Fancy Steering Is Legal, But Not Legal Enough To Make It To The 2021 F1 Season

Mercedes's Fancy Steering Is Legal, But Not Legal Enough To Make It To The 2021 F1 Season

Formula One preseason testing is well underway—and so is the drama. All the talk has been surrounding a new innovation by Mercedes called

dual-axis steering , or DAS. Basically, by pushing or pulling on the steering wheel, drivers can change the toe angle of the front tires in order to manipulate airflow and downforce on straights and corners. Fans were divided on whether or not the system...

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