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F1 Is Considering Ending Its Use Of Grid Girls

Depending on others’ opinions, Formula One’s new bosses could get rid of “grid girls”—an outdated concept in which women line a male-dominated racing grid, for few other reasons than being something to look at. It should go without saying, but having grid girls encourages objectification and gender stereotypes.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Mercedes F1 Boss Thinks His Drivers Need To Dislike Each Other A Little More

These darn Formula One drivers. They’re so amicable, so friendly, like wealthy, televised, car-driving neighbors or something. What happened to the aggression, the anger, the ruthless rivalries—the glory days? Mercedes boss Toto Wolff wants to know, because his drivers are getting along too well.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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International Motorsports Council Picks Worst Woman Possible To Represent Women

The FIA, a motorsport governing body overseeing dozens of international series like Formula One, added a women’s commission in 2009—when the association was over a century old already—to talk about “girl stuff” like, oh, equality in racing. The commission just added Carmen Jorda, who is the antithesis of that.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Ferrari Is Still Very ‘Serious’ About Its Threat To Quit F1

After threatening to quit Formula One, Ferrari brought Alfa Romeo back to sport for the first time in 30 years on its Sauber team. That’s like adopting a puppy together after threatening to end things with a significant other, but Ferrari wants everyone to know that it is still really, very serious about what it […]

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Get Ready For 360-Degree Views Of Formula One Action In 2018

In addition to the ‘Halo’ driver safety cage, Formula One cars will have another new design element for the 2018 season; a golf ball-sized 360-degree camera. It would seem F1's new owners are interested in delivering a better fan experience, which is a fresh change from those who owned the sport prior. Additionally,…Read more… Continue […]

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NBC Sports Formula One Broadcasters Sign Off In The Best Way Possible, With A Shoey

Signing off of their final broadcast as the commentary team for US broadcast of Formula One on NBC Sports, Leigh Diffey, David Hobbs, and Steve Matchett gave us one last fantastic moment. Formula One is switching to ESPN next year, and will use the world feed’s native commentary team, thus rendering…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Valtteri Bottas Leads Mercedes 1-2 In The Final Formula One Race Of 2017

Sure he didn’t win the championship this season, but sitting on three victories, Valtteri Bottas is one of only five racers to win a grand prix this season, and one of only seven drivers to land on the podium in 2017. While his Mercedes teammate Lewis was off scoring the championship laurels by winning 9 […]

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Watch Ex-F1 Driver Mark Webber ‘Audition’ To Become The Grand Tour’s Next Driver

Ever since The Grand Tour shitcanned its driver, “The American,” the show has been on the hunt for a replacement. Now it looks like Clarkson, Hammond and May have found a promising candidate: ex-Formula One driver Mark Webber. Watch him try to impress the trio with “hot laps” of the Porsche 911 GT2 RS and […]

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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 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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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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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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