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F1 Will Stream This Weekend's Mexican Grand Prix Coverage For Free On Twitch, But Not In The U.S.

F1 Will Stream This Weekend's Mexican Grand Prix Coverage For Free On Twitch, But Not In The U.S.

Formula One has been progressively getting with the times lately, including its own streaming service , and the apparent next step in that process is to put race coverage up on Twitch. F1 will do that for this weekend’s Mexican Grand Prix, streaming all of the coverage for free in six different countries.

But don’t get too excited until you see whether you qualify, as those countries are...

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Alanis King Alanis King today at 00:40. 11 comments

The 'Residents Vs. Big Business' War Over The F1 Miami Grand Prix Is Well Underway

The 'Residents Vs. Big Business' War Over The F1 Miami Grand Prix Is Well Underway

Just last week, it was announced that the Formula One Miami Grand Prix we all doubted would happen may indeed happen by virtue of a purpose-built track at the Miami Dolphins’ NFL stadium. But even that’s iffy, and the stadium is now petitioning against residents who are petitioning against its tentative F1 race.

An email account made for the tentative F1 race under the Hard Rock Stadium...

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Alanis King Alanis King Oct 22, 2019 at 22:30. 12 comments

Renault Will Have So Much Time To Focus On F1 Engines Now That McLaren Doesn't Want One

Renault Will Have So Much Time To Focus On F1 Engines Now That McLaren Doesn't Want One

The top tiers of McLaren open-wheel racing have been in a loop of pain for years, some of it by McLaren’s own doing and some of it simply because life is hard. But even with the Formula One team’s eyes toward a brighter, Mercedes-powered future in 2021, life had to get at least one more gut punch in.

That punch came from Renault, the engine supplier McLaren is leaving in order to go to...

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Alanis King Alanis King Oct 16, 2019 at 03:43. 20 comments

F1 Strikes Preliminary Deal To Hold 2021 Race At Miami Dolphins Stadium

F1 Strikes Preliminary Deal To Hold 2021 Race At Miami Dolphins Stadium

The Miami Grand Prix that never was may still be, according to a report from the Miami Herald. The Herald reports that Formula One came to a preliminary agreement with the Miami Dolphins’ Hard Rock Stadium for a race in May 2021, and both are waiting for approval from the government of Miami-Dade County.

Update: Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 4:49 p.m. ET: Right after this published, a Dolphins...

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Alanis King Alanis King Oct 09, 2019. 17 comments

Haas Confirms It's An Independent F1 Team That Doesn't Need Rich Energy Anyway

Haas Confirms It's An Independent F1 Team That Doesn't Need Rich Energy Anyway

The Haas Formula One team entered into a title sponsor partnership with British energy drink company Rich Energy that went down as well as a can of Rich Energy goes down: not great . But it seems like our early suspicions were true. When the Rich Energy deal tanked, Haas had cash to fill the void.

The Mysterious Energy Drink Sponsoring America’s F1 Team Tastes Like Ass

A while back,...

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Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Oct 09, 2019.

How To Design And Manufacture A Professional Motorsport Wiring Harness

How To Design And Manufacture A Professional Motorsport Wiring Harness
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Wiring harnesses are one of the unsung heroes of motorsport. These complicated nests of wires basically make the cars function the way they do, so designing and producing one requires a high level of skill and a minimal threshold for error.

This video comes from the...

Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Oct 08, 2019. 11 comments

Formula One's Dutch Grand Prix Under Fire For Environmental Reasons

Formula One's Dutch Grand Prix Under Fire For Environmental Reasons

While Formula One’s Dutch Grand Prix may have secured a slot in the series’ prospective 2020 calendar , the race is far from guaranteed to happen. That’s because of a rare case of F1 coming face-to-face with governmental regulations.

Nitrogen emissions are proving to be the biggest sticking point. The Council of State in the Netherlands instituted something called a Nitrogen Approach Program...

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Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Oct 03, 2019. 21 comments

Here's How Much It Cost Mercedes To Win The 2018 F1 Title

Here's How Much It Cost Mercedes To Win The 2018 F1 Title

We all know that Formula One is one of the most expensive forms of motorsport, but sometimes we need a reminder of just how costly things end up being. Mercedes has gone ahead and released plenty of figures regarding the cost of running a championship-winning F1 team in 2018.

After taxes, Mercedes F1 actually earned £13.3 million ($16.36 million), Motorsport.com reports. All told, F1 prize...

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Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Oct 02, 2019. 22 comments

F1's Helmet Design Limit Once Again Proves That It Is The Stupidest Rule In Racing

F1's Helmet Design Limit Once Again Proves That It Is The Stupidest Rule In Racing

In this day and age of over-sanctioned racing, there are plenty of stupid rules in motorsport around the world—but possibly no rule is quite as pointlessly dumb as Formula One’s demand that drivers retain the same helmet design for a full season lest they face an ambiguously defined financial punishment. And this dumbass rule came into play yet again ahead of last weekend’s Russian Grand Prix...

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Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Sep 30, 2019. 5 comments

McLaren-Mercedes Is Officially Returning To Formula One

McLaren-Mercedes Is Officially Returning To Formula One

Oh, McLaren—you’ve really gone downhill these past few years in Formula One. Ever since the ill-fated decision to swap to Honda in 2015, then Renault in 2018, races have just been a mess. It makes one wish for the good ol’ McLaren-Mercedes glory days, a time when— wait. Hold on. Holy shit, McLaren-Mercedes is coming back to F1 in 2021!

You heard that right, people. The iconic McLaren is...

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Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Sep 30, 2019. 20 comments

Toro Rosso F1 Team Wants To Be Called AlphaTauri, Which Sucks

Toro Rosso F1 Team Wants To Be Called AlphaTauri, Which Sucks

Formula One team Toro Rosso has been on the grid since 2006 after Red Bull bought and rebranded Minardi. But that might not be the case moving forward. Toro Rosso has requested a name change for the 2020 season... to AlphaTauri. Which also happens to be the name of Red Bull’s ultra-expensive luxury clothing line.

The Toro Rosso experiment has proved pretty damn successful over the years....

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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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Erik Shilling Erik Shilling Sep 29, 2019. 15 comments

Sometimes It Isn't Your Day

Sometimes It Isn't Your Day
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Lewis Hamilton won today’s Russian Grand Prix to remain on course for his sixth drivers’ championship. Sebastian Vettel, fifth in the championship standings, was leading midway before having to retire because of an engine problem. Anyway, I most enjoyed this moment involving crew members on Kimi...

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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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Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Sep 26, 2019. 1 comments

Motorsport Fans Now Have Access To The FIA Database Of Race Results

Motorsport Fans Now Have Access To The FIA Database Of Race Results

While there are plenty of websites that offer a comprehensive list of racing results for a few different series, there really hasn’t been one official site developed by a sanctioning body itself. Until now, that is—the FIA is giving us all the info in a new site called Motorsport Stats.

I think the best part of this site is the fact that it doesn’t just contain results from FIA-sanctioned...

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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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Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Sep 23, 2019. 14 comments

Legendary F1 Designer Adrian Newey Is Moving To Extreme E

Legendary F1 Designer Adrian Newey Is Moving To Extreme E

Extreme E, the new all-electric SUV racing series, has been drawing some pretty big names lately ahead of its first season in 2021 . Now, we can add legendary Formula One designer Adrian Newey to the increasingly impressive list.

Newey is one of the most successful and innovative designers in F1's modern history. Whether he was working for McLaren, Williams, or Red Bull, Newey managed to...

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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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Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Sep 21, 2019. 12 comments

Cranky Gargoyle Walks At The Goodwood Revival

Cranky Gargoyle Walks At The Goodwood Revival

There I was, in a jovial mood with the sun shining overhead, on my way to look at some pre-war Bentleys at the 2019 Goodwood Revival when I found my way blocked by a crowd of people. Curious, I looked around and saw, to my shock, the petite gargoyle in the form of Bernie Ecclestone, standing in the way and inexplicably signing autographs.

I had never seen him in person before (indeed, I...

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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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