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$7.5 Million Ex-Schumacher Ferrari Is The Most Expensive Modern F1 Car Ever

Formula One legend Michael Schumacher drove this Ferrari F2001 to two of the three wins that helped him claim the 2001 Formula One world driver’s championship, and now it’s set another milestone. Its sale price of $7.5 million makes this the most expensive modern-era F1 car ever, according to Sotheby’s. Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Toro Rosso Confirms Gasly And Hartley As The Drivers Who Will Suffer Under Honda

The prophecy that has been foretold (and very poorly kept as a secret) has been fulfilled. One highly talented Le Mans winner, Brendon Hartley, and one promising 2016 GP2 champ, Pierre Gasly, shall be Toro Rosso’s sacrifices to the Honda power unit demons. All hail the dark lord of engine woe! Read more… Continue Reading […]

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F1 Wants To Improve Its Security Procedures After Multiple Armed Robbery Attempts In Brazil

Staff from the Mercedes and Sauber Formula One teams, the FIA and Pirelli were all on the wrong end of “threatening situation[s]” during the Brazilian Grand Prix weekend, causing a tire test in Brazil to get canceled and the FIA to call for an evaluation of F1’s security procedures at race tracks.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Pirelli’s New Pink Formula One Tire Names Suck Because They Aren’t Soft Enough

If there’s one thing my doesn’t-lift-bro self knows, it’s softness. My race car is named after a soft, fluffy bunny. My muscles are basically mayonnaise. I know soft because I am soft. Pirelli wants fans to pick the name of their new softer than ultrasoft pink tire from their three options, but all their options […]

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Pirelli Cancels F1 Tire Test After Multiple Robbery Attempts In Brazil

The McLaren-Honda Formula One team, in its final weeks with that terrible “H” word tacked onto the name, planned to stick around after the Brazilian Grand Prix for a Pirelli tire test during the week. But after several robbery attempts on teams in Brazil over the weekend, the test got canceled. Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Vettel Wins In Brazil, Gets Overshadowed By Hamilton Recovery To Fourth

Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel has not won a Formula One Grand Prix since July when he took the trophy in Hungary. That changed today in Brazil when he slid down the inside of polesitter Valtteri Bottas lap one turn one, and kept the pace to fend off all attacks for the remaining laps. Ultimately his gap […]

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F1’s New CEO: The Goal Of Limiting Engine Freedoms Isn’t To Have ‘Identical Cars’ Like NASCAR

The first time a person who had a top job in a racing series other than NASCAR told me it was “amazing how [those] metal boxes go so close to each other at high speeds,” I didn’t think much of his simplification of it. But maybe it’s a pattern, because Formula One’s new CEO seems […]

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Singer And Williams’ 500 HP Air-Cooled Flat Six Sounds Amazing

One of the few good things to happen this year was Porsche perfectionists Singer teamed up with William Advanced Engineering (yes, the Formula One Williams) to make a new air-cooled, naturally-aspirated, 9,000 RPM, 500-horsepower 4.0-liter flat six. Finally, we can hear it yarp.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Paradise Papers Reveal F1’s Lewis Hamilton Dodged Millions In Taxes On His Private Jet: Report

Four-time Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton is one of the richest people in racing, but that doesn’t mean he wont try to cut a deal where he can. Discoveries through the recent “Paradise Papers” leaks reveal Hamilton avoided millions in taxes in the European Union for his private jet.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Formula One’s New Budget Cap Could Start As Early As 2019: Report

Formula One is considering a budget cap to level the playing field among its big-budget and smaller teams, and leaked details obtained by Auto Motor und Sport show exactly how they might do it. F1 wants to start testing out the cap in 2019. Notably, drivers’ and top managers’ salaries and marketing expenditures won’t…Read more… […]

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Why Ferrari Is Threatening To Leave Formula One

Formula One’s new American owners Liberty Media have big plans for broadening the sport’s appeal, but Ferrari isn’t quite sure about where this is going, reports ESPN. Now Ferrari chairman and CEO Sergio Marchionne is threatening to quit if they change things too much and Ferrari doesn’t like it. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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EXCLUSIVE: After Much Detective Work And Investigating We Now Know The Name Of Fernando Alonso’s Cat

Formula One star Fernando Alonso is probably long accustomed to being the center of attention, but there’s a new star in his life that’s stealing some of the shine: a tiny cat. But for a long, tormenting two days after he shared a photo of the little angel, we did not know its name. Read […]

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Brendon Hartley Had To Be Released From An IndyCar Contract To Race In F1

Remember all of the rumors that current Porsche 919 driver Brendon Hartley was going to Chip Ganassi’s IndyCar team after Porsche shuttered its Le Mans prototype team after this year? Turns out, they were legit—so much so, that the Toro Rosso Formula One team had to negotiate Hartley out of an existing contract to…Read more… […]

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Formula One Plans To Have Louder And Cheaper Engines In 2021

In news almost as big as the fact that Fernando Alonso has a kitten, Formula One officials announced their goals for the series’ revamped engine regulations for the 2021 season. Some of the biggest planned overhauls will be what fans have called for for years: louder engines and lower development costs.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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