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Aseel Al-Hamad Drives A Formula One Car The Day The Saudi Ban On Female Drivers Is Overturned

Before the Formula One French Grand Prix at the Circuit Paul Ricard, Aseel Al-Hamad became one of the first Saudi women to drive a car to celebrate the end of the ban on women driving in the Gulf kingdom. And she did it behind the wheel of a 2012 Renault F1 car.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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It’s Comforting To Know That Even Formula One Drivers Forget How To Drive Sometimes, Too

This Sunday, Formula One returns to its birthplace of France for the first time in a decade. The hype trains have been cruising at full force ever since the announcement was made that Paul Ricard would be on the calendar… but the start of the race didn’t exactly display the finessed driving that you’d expect […]

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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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Sebastian Vettel Went For A Sunday Drive Around A Canadian Park And Won A Trophy For It

It’s difficult to call what happened in Montreal today a race, exactly. At the front of the field, it was Sebastian Vettel who had qualified on pole, run away at the start, and set the car on cruise control leading every single lap and never looking back. This was an incredibly boring Formula One Grand […]

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The Canadian Grand Prix Is Fernando Alonso’s 300th, And He Deserves More Respect 

Fernando Alonso is the fourth most prolific racer in Formula One history, having already entered 299 Grands Prix with this weekend’s Canadian run set to be his 300th—only Rubens Barrichello, Jenson Button, and Michael Schumacher have run more. He’s been saddled with some terrible racing cars in recent years, and he…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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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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Fall Into A YouTube Hole Of Bad Jackie Stewart Commercials

Jackie Stewart’s transition from three-time Formula One World Champion to businessman and public figure was pretty flawless. It’s pretty hard to argue with someone as universally well-known as Stewart when it comes to cars; the man was basically a self-made racer who dug his own path to success.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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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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Dominant Mercedes Win In Spain While Ferrari Struggles

Formula One raced at the Circuit de Barcelona for the 5th round of the season today. Lewis Hamilton took the victory after streaking away from pole at the start of the race and never relinquishing the lead. With Sebastian Vettel making an unexpected late-race pit stop, his Ferrari fell into fourth and he didn’t score…Read […]

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