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Red Bull Racing Will Switch To The Notorious Honda F1 Engines Next Year 

Just last year, Honda Formula One engines were a mix of the biggest joke and the biggest mechanical plague in the sport. “Honda” was so synonymous with “bad” in F1 that you could practically swap the words out in a sentence. Now, Honda is the new engine supplier for F1’s third-best team, Red Bull Racing.Read […]

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F1 Could Start Using A Computerized Checkered Flag After Canadian Grand Prix Mishap

After a miscommunication between officials ended the Formula One Canadian Grand Prix early and caused a lot of grief for Winnie Harlow, the celebrity who waved it, F1 could start using a computerized checkered flag. No, really, F1 may hand the most iconic symbol in motorsports to computers over a rare mistake.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Here’s What Happened With The Flag Blunder That Ended The F1 Canadian Grand Prix Two Laps Early

It wasn’t surprising that Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel took the checkered flag first on Sunday at the Formula One Canadian Grand Prix. What was surprising was when he took it, since a major miscommunication led the flag to be waved before the finish and effectively end the race more than five miles early.Read more… Continue […]

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UK Tabloid Publishes Headline On ‘Lewis Hamilton’ Police Chase But Omits Important Detail: It’s Not The F1 Driver

A 20-year-old driver named Lewis Hamilton recently got sentenced to eight months in jail and a temporary ban from driving after a police chase in March, according to the Daily Star. He’s not the Lewis Hamilton most of us are familiar with, not that the Daily Star’s headline would’ve keyed you into that.Read more… Continue […]

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Please Stop Asking Max Verstappen About How He Crashes All Of The Time

Formula One driver Max Verstappen said at a recent press conference that he “might headbutt someone” if journalists (and other people, too, maybe?) keep asking about how much he’s been crashing his car in F1 lately. It’s not the cute and loving kind of headbutt like a pet cat does, though. He seems mad.Read more… […]

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Safety Tests For F1 Helmets Include Being Hit By Air Rifles, Hammers And 155 MPH Projectiles

Formula One helmets are tougher than bad steak at a cheap restaurant you knew looked sketchy but went to anyway, as shown by YouTube video upon YouTube video of people trying to break them with sledgehammers and other weaponry. But they don’t get to that point without some ridiculous testing requirements.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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After Montreal Woman Accuses Him Of Sexual Assault, F1’s Kimi Raikkonen Files Extortion Complaint

A woman who accused Formula One driver Kimi Raikkonen and a member of his entourage of sexually assaulting her at a bar during Montreal’s 2015 Grand Prix weekend is now the subject of a police complaint from Raikkonen claiming harassment and extortion, according to reports. But the woman who made the allegations on…Read more… Continue […]

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A ‘Temporary Blip’ On F1 TV Blacked Out The Start Of One Of The Year’s Most Important Races

Those of us hoping the kinks would be worked out with F1 TV after its disastrous debut two weeks ago were out of luck Sunday morning for the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix. In my case, F1 TV Pro’s live stream worked fine through the pre-race and then crashed on the opening lap. Read more… Continue […]

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Daniel Ricciardo Set The Fastest-Ever Lap At Monaco And It Will Break Your Brain

In Formula One, Monaco is as difficult as it is beautiful. It’s hard to pass, so seeing that happen is impressive but rare. It’s the spectacle of modern F1 cars hustling through a course where they barely seem to fit at speed. That’s why Daniel Ricciardo’s pole position lap—which set a new record there—is a…Read […]

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Here’s How Virtual Safety Cars Work In Formula One

Following the fatal crash of Jules Bianchi at the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix, Formula One developed and introduced a new virtual safety car system the next racing season, which slows drivers down during a caution without the need of a physical pace car on the track. Here’s how it works. Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Embarrassing ‘Spainish Grand Prix’ Typo Somehow Gets Painted On F1 Track

Typos are bad and embarrassing. Why, the very website you are reading once called the then-GOP presidential nominee “Tump” in a headline. So we’re sympathetic to the particularly noticeable typo before this weekend’s Formula One race, designing a “#SpainishGP” logo that got painted across the race track. Then some…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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