Tag Archives: Formula One

2021 F1 car design proposals focus on aerodynamics for better racing

Formula One organizers noticed something about the current F1 car design: the cars don't race very well together on the track. Therefore, the latest design proposals for the 2021 F1 racer focus on aerodynamics. “When we started looking at the 2021 car, the primary objective was to enable the cars to race well together. What we established early on in...

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2018 Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix preview

Round 15 of the 2018 Formula 1 World Championship takes us to Singapore, specifically the street circuit known as Marina Bay Circuit. It's been 10 years since the Singapore Grand Prix became part of the F1 calendar but the charm of the only night race on the calendar remains unchanged. Being F1's only night event, the race has a completely different...

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Leclerc to drive for Ferrari in 2019 while Räikkönen returns to Sauber

Ferrari confirmed Tuesday that current Sauber driver Charles Leclerc will join Sebastian Vettel in its driver lineup for the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship. The young Monégasque driver will replace Kimi Räikkönen who will fill the empty seat at Sauber for at least the next two seasons. The confirmation ends months of speculation that...

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McLaren F1 team picks 18-year-old Lando Norris as new driver

McLaren confirmed Monday that 18-year-old Lando Norris will drive for its Formula 1 team in 2019. The British youngster is already a test and reserve driver for the team and a contender in the 2018 Formula 2 Championship, where he currently ranks second. He will replace current McLaren F1 driver Stoffel Vandoorne who will step down from the team at the end...

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Mercedes rains on Ferrari’s parade at Formula 1 Italian GP

Mercedes-AMG's Lewis Hamilton overcame the odds on Sunday to take out the 2018 Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix. Ferrari was the dominant force at qualifying on Saturday, with Kimi Räikkönen securing pole with a blistering 1:19.119. This was a new record for the fastest lap in F1 history, based on Räikkönen's average speed of 163.78 mph. His...

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2018 Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix preview

The 2018 Formula 1 World Championship continues this weekend with the Italian Grand Prix at the legendary Autodromo Nazionale Monza. The Italian event is typically the last of the European rounds, as is the case this year, and it's always a great race to attend, thanks in part to thousands of Tifosi there to celebrate their home team. And then there's the...

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Ferrari reclaims Spa record with F1 race car

Porsche made headlines in April when its 919 Evo tribute/time attack car trekked to Belgium's Spa-Francorchamps in an effort to lay the smack down on the track record. Driver Neel Jani ripped off a 1:41.770, which bested the prior track record of 1:42.553 set by a 2017 Mercedes-AMG Formula 1 race car driven by Lewis Hamilton. Well the F1 world wants its...

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Gasly to join Verstappen at Red Bull Racing in 2019

Red Bull Racing late on Monday confirmed that Formula 1 rising star Pierre Gasly will join the team in 2019 as the replacement for Daniel Ricciardo, who is leaving to join Renault. Gasly currently drives for Red Bull feeder team Toro Rosso and his promotion to the top team was largely expected. He will race alongside current Red Bull driver Max Verstappen...

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McLaren confirms Carlos Sainz as Fernando Alonso’s replacement

Formula 1 driver Carlos Sainz will join McLaren for the 2019 season. The Bahraini government-owned team said Thursday it signed a multi-year contract with Sainz, who will fill the seat of Fernando Alonso who announced Tuesday he will step down from F1 after the current season. Sainz currently drives for Renault but was confirmed earlier this month to be...

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