Tag Archives: Formula One

Daniel Ricciardo takes win in thrilling 2018 Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix

Red Bull Racing's Daniel Ricciardo made the most of a late safety car period to come out on top on Sunday at the 2018 Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix. He had a clear victory as Mercedes-AMG's Valtteri Bottas crossed the finish line second 8.894 seconds back, while Ferrari's Kimi Räikkönen claimed third spot on the podium after crossing the line 9.637...

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Vettel holds on to win 2018 Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel has now won the first two rounds of the 2018 Formula 1 World Championship thanks to his strong performance on Sunday at the Bahrain Grand Prix. Mercedes-AMG's Valtteri Bottas crossed the line second, just 0.699 seconds behind, while fellow Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton was third, 6.512 seconds behind. It was a closely contested...

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2018 Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix preview

Round two of the 2018 Formula 1 World Championship takes us to Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir for the Bahrain Grand Prix. The race is very different to the previous round in Melbourne, Australia. For example, at this time of year the temperatures in Bahrain reach close to 90 degrees F (32 degrees C) during the hottest part of the day. And the race...

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2018 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix preview

After the long winter break, a new season of the Formula One World Championship is finally upon us. As usual, the first race on the calendar is the Australian Grand Prix, which runs this weekend in the city of Melbourne. The Melbourne stop is one of the most popular on the F1 calendar, and there's always a giddy sense of excitement and anticipation as...

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2018 Mercedes-AMG GT R is F1’s fastest safety car yet

Mercedes-AMG's 577-horsepower GT R is taking over from the GT S as Formula 1's official safety car. AMG has been supplying safety cars for F1 since 1996. The GT R will be the fastest yet, however, with its top speed clocked at 197 mph. The car is also the most powerful safety car in F1 history. The safety car's job is to lead the field on warm-up laps and...

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Renault rolls out F1-inspired Clio RS 18 hot hatch

Renault's Clio subcompact is quite popular in Europe thanks to its small size and relatively long features list. To help bolster the range and boost sales further, Renault offers a sporty variant known as the Clio RS. It's the French firm's rival to cars like the Ford Fiesta ST and Volkswagen Polo GTI. Now, Renault has rolled out a special Clio RS 18 model...

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This is the view of the Formula One halo from the driver’s seat

Formula One testing is underway ahead of the upcoming 2018 season. One of the biggest changes for this year's cars is how teams and drivers respond to that new batch of bodywork sitting in front of the cockpit. Last year, the FIA decided that a halo would be used to protect drivers from debris and now we're finally able to see what that means for forward...

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F1 to launch streaming service in 2018

After staying well away from the digital space during the Bernie Ecclestone era, Formula 1 is now fully embracing it by launching an ad-free, feature-rich online streaming service. The sport's commercial side, owned by America's Liberty Media since 2016, announced on Tuesday the upcoming launch of F1 TV. It's due to go live close to the start of next...

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Mercedes created the world’s most efficient racing engine

Mercedes-Benz dominated Formula One in 2017, and part of its success was no doubt due to its latest F1 powertrain. The big news surrounding the engine is the fact it achieves a 50-percent thermal efficiency. What's so special about that? Jason Fenske of Engineering Explained is here to tell us. Thermal efficiency is the percentage of the energy content of...

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McLaren’s Renault-powered 2018 F1 car revealed

Meet the new Renault-powered McLaren race car for the 2018 Formula 1 World Championship: the MCL33. The car is decked out in a historic livery that borrows the papaya orange and blue color scheme that graced McLaren's earliest F1 cars, and it also features the new Halo cockpit protection system and revised engine cowl design that all F1 cars in the 2018...

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