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Alfa Romeo’s Glorious Return To Formula One Is Here

For the first time in decades, Alfa Romeo’s famous Quadrifoglio lucky cloverleaf badge will grace the side of a Formula One car. This time, it’s aboard the new Sauber C37, which was unveiled today with a big ol’ Alfa Romeo graphic on the side. Alfa’s finally back in F1.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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The New Williams Formula One Car Should Have Martini Liveried The Halo

Most racing fans aren’t huge fans of the aesthetics of the halo—Formula One’s new cockpit protection device which envelopes a driver’s upper body in a big flip-flop-looking thing. But they’re so here for the classic livery of Williams’ main sponsor Martini. Friends, this is what I call a missed opportunity. Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Haas Shows Off The First Halo F1 Car And It Doesn’t Look Bad After All

Haas skipped all the silly teasers other teams have been doing and surprise-revealed their entire new VF-18 Formula One car for 2018 this morning. It’s the first F1 car unveiled of 2018 with the newly mandated halo to better protect a driver’s head and upper body in the car. It looks shockingly okay. Read more… […]

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American F1 Fans Won’t Have To Illegally Stream British F1 Broadcasts Next Year

If you’re not a person who mutes sports commentary because you could totally do better, you’ll either be pleased or rather annoyed that America will get a U.K.-based Formula One broadcast next year. Perhaps the British will use this platform to tell thousands of Americans how bad we are at roundabouts. Read more… Continue Reading […]

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The Winter Olympics Could Use Some Downhill F1 Car Snow Runs

I’ve never felt that that motorsports really belong in the Olympics. Motorsports and the Olympics are good enough at being endless controversy factories on their own without combining forces, thank you very much. That being said, I’d love to see a Formula One car hoon down the Olympic ski slopes between races, as Red…Read more… […]

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Here’s What The Ferrari And Mercedes F1 Cars Will Sound Like This Year 

It isn’t 2021 and therefore Formula One’s rules for louder and cheaper engines aren’t in effect yet (because F1 is silly and announces new rules four years in advance), but the engines are still decently loud up close. Here’s what the series-dominating Ferrari and Mercedes F1 engines will sound like this year.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Formula E Gets Grid Girls Spectacularly Wrong

Formula E: Home of the suspiciously slow electric race cars, and, apparently, suspiciously high levels of hypocrisy. After welcoming Formula One “to the 21st century” for removing grid girls, something Formula E claimed to have already done, the series’ CEO basically just said, “Nah, just kidding, we’re keeping them.”Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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WEC Changes Race Date So It Doesn’t Clash With F1 Star Fernando Alonso’s Schedule

The FIA World Endurance Championship officially changed its 2018 schedule, moving the 6 Hours of Fuji back a week. The changes conveniently came after Formula One star Fernando Alonso announced he’d race the entire WEC season that didn’t conflict with his F1 schedule, and Fuji conflicted with his F1 schedule.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Adorable Grid Kids Will Replace Grid Girls At F1 Races

Less than a week after confirming that it would no longer use grid girls at races, Formula One announced they’ll be replaced by grid kids starting with the 2018 season. The grid kids will be actual children—and the children are our FUTURE—not adult women whose very being is lessened by others repeatedly referring to…Read more… […]

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Madman Fernando Alonso Will Race The F1 And WEC Seasons At The Same Time

After apparently enjoying racing about 22 more hours than he’s used to at the Rolex 24, Formula One’s Fernando Alonso decided he’ll compete in all of the FIA World Endurance Championship races that don’t conflict with his F1 obligations this season. He, presumably, hates sleep.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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I Really Hope Fernando Alonso Isn’t Cursed But He’s Having Fun At Daytona

One of the most exciting recent developments in Formula One is the reappearance of drivers driving in other series. For some reason—an unwillingness to risk getting hurt or break their focus or whatever—that hasn’t happened much recently. But as F1's Fernando Alonso and Lance Stroll have found out at this year’s Rolex…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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F1 Could Push Back Start Times So All Of Us Lazy People Have No Excuse For Sleeping Through It

Formula One’s American broadcast will be on ESPN next year, which people are understandably apprehensive about. But in some good news, F1 may push back start times, allowing we of the Red, White and Blue to sleep in past 6:30 a.m. on the weekends. On a lazy Sunday morning, that’s a decent consolation prize.Read more… […]

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All The Innovative Ways Dan Gurney Shaped Racing As We Know It Today

Dan Gurney died Sunday at age 86, and to say that he lived a full life would be an enormous understatement. He wasn’t just one of the world’s most prolific racing drivers, or the namesake of the Gurney flap and the Gurney bubble. He even started the tradition of spraying champagne on the podium. But […]

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Of Course F1 Is Backpedaling On Getting Rid Of Grid Girls 

Formula One’s use of grid girls is still “under review,” but instead of deciding whether to axe the concept altogether, F1 will try to make grid girls “more relevant” to competition. This weak and complacent move was, of course, going to happen the whole time. It was silly of us to think otherwise.Read more… Continue […]

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