Formula 1 star Fernando Alonso added another major win to his resume this past weekend by winning the prestigious Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona for the Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac team. It was a wet and wild Rolex 24, too-- and Alonso proved his worth again by taking the wheel with the car in P8, then slicing through the field and pulling a 16 second lead over the 2nd place … [Read more...] about IMSA 2019: Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona Results – FINAL
If you're anything like me, you've been thoroughly enjoying the post-race infographics that have been popping up on the Formula 1 subreddit throughout the 2018 season. If you're smarter than me, though, you would have realized that these poster-quality images weren't, in fact, officially-produced F1 race summaries meant for mass redistribution. You'd know that they were the … [Read more...] about Formula 1 2018: Meet the F1 Infographic Guy
Apart from the typos and memes, last weekend's Formula 1 outing at the Barcelona/Catalunya circuit was a bit of a snooze for me (literally- I fell asleep and missed about 15 laps). Still, it served up a dominant performance from Lewis Hamilton and his buddies at Mercedes-Benz. Other highlights included another solid points finish for Fernando Alonso and a podium for a more … [Read more...] about Formula 1 2018: Spain (Infographic)
My Formula 1 coverage has been lacking in recent weeks, I'll give you that. That doesn't mean it hasn't been a cracking season to now- and, if you didn't catch the Azerbaijan GP in Baku, you missed out. Here is the official F1 infographic, but it doesn't do LeClerc, Alonso, or Ricciardo justice. For now, though, the infographic is what I've got. Hope you … [Read more...] about Formula 1 2018: Baku (Infographic)
Williams became the second Formula 1 team to reveal their 2018 competitor ... sorta. And, I say "sorta", because Williams didn't actually show a car during its official reveal. Instead, it showed a rendering. Check it out for yourself, below. Ladies and gentlemen, meet the Williams Mercedes FW41 ? Full story here ? https://t.co/3H6FpGDBZg #FW41 … [Read more...] about Formula 1 2018: Williams Launch FW41 (Kinda)
Aston Martin has already committed to Formula 1 in a big way with Red Bull. It has plans to go even further, though, and news that English sports car maker will be joining the F1 circus as an engine supplier has been all but confirmed. Whether what comes to pass is a branding deal with Mercedes (a company that provides Aston with road car engines), as I've speculated, or a … [Read more...] about Aston Martin Could Supply Multiple F1 Teams
Ever since its introduction in 2014, the current F1 engine formula has been dominated by the success of Mercedes-Benz AMG. Not only have the team won every championship since then, but Mercedes' customers have dominated the midfield, too, leaving the customer Renault, Ferrari, and Honda powered teams well in the dust. How did MB get their engine to make so much more power than … [Read more...] about How Mercedes’ F1 Engine Burns Oil for More Power (w/ Video)
Formula 1 has announced a raft of changes to its engine regulations formula for the 2021 season. The new formula is expected to reduce costs- both development costs and running costs- and, in so doing, attract new manufacturer and "privateer" teams to the sport. At the same time, the new formula has to balance the needs of the sport, which include a "high tech" image and … [Read more...] about Formula 1 Engine Rules 2021: What’s New, What’s Different?
When Aston Martin signed on as a title sponsor to Red Bull Racing's F1 team earlier this week, many saw it as a marketing move for the stories British brand. A way, in other words, for Aston to elevate its global image and more effectively compete against the Italian Ferrari brand. Few, however, see the move for what I think it really is: a prelude to a branded engine deal that … [Read more...] about Why Red Bull Will Race With Mercedes Engines in 2019
There is a rumor being circulated by German Magazine Auto Bild that might be of particular interest to racing fans everywhere. That rumor: Porsche is coming back to Formula 1. That's right- after another convincing win at the 24 Hours of LeMans earlier this month, Porsche seems to be setting its sights on other racing series. The all-electric Formula E series is … [Read more...] about Is Porsche Really Planning a Formula 1 Comeback?