Tag Archives: Formula One

2018 Formula 1 German Grand Prix preview

After skipping things last year, the German Grand Prix is back on the calendar as round 11 of the 2018 Formula 1 World Championship, running this weekend at the Hockenheimring. While the circuit's layout has changed beyond recognition since its original flat-out incarnation of the 1930s, a distinct flavor of the traditional challenge remains, with long...

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Lewis Hamilton signs for two more years at Mercedes-AMG F1 team

Mercedes-AMG hot shoe, Lewis Hamilton, will stick around for another two years. Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport announced on Thursday that Hamilton's contract will extend through the 2020 Formula One season. With the extension, Hamilton could be in the hunt to match Michael Schumacher's seven world titles. The 33-year-old racer holds four titles; three of...

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Max Verstappen claims victory in wild Formula One Austrian Grand Prix

One week removed from the French Grand Prix and one week ahead of the British Grand Prix, it would have been easy for Sunday's Austrian Grand Prix to be overlooked by teams and fans. But from lights out, the 2018 Austrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring was anything but forgettable. Aston Martin Red Bull Racing driver Max Verstappen claimed the fourth...

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2018 Formula 1 Austrian Grand Prix preview

Round nine of the 2018 Formula 1 World Championship takes us this weekend to the city of Spielberg, where the Red Bull Ring, home of the Austrian Grand Prix, is located. At a short 2.688 miles in length, it takes just 68 seconds to complete a lap of the Red Bull Ring, which is made up of only nine corners—the fewest of any circuit on the calendar...

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Nico Rosberg test drives the Nio ES8 electric SUV

Formula 1 world champion Nico Rosberg was recently in China where he was able to visit electric car startup Nio and test drive the company's ES8, a twin-motor, mid-size SUV with 644 horsepower on tap. He came away impressed with the vehicle's acceleration and handling, though he wasn't a fan of the aggressive energy recovery system which Nio says is still...

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Hamilton wins revived Formula 1 French Grand Prix

Mercedes-AMG's Lewis Hamilton claimed his 65th career win on Sunday at a revived Formula 1 French Grand Prix, held at the Circuit Paul Ricard located near Marseille. It's the first time in 10 years that the French race has been held. The Mercedes driver finished a full 7.0 seconds ahead of second-placed Red Bull Racing driver Max Verstappen. Third place...

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Red Bull Racing announces it will run Honda F1 engines

After a disastrous relationship with McLaren, Honda will provide power for a new Formula One team. Red Bull Racing (RBR) confirmed it will switch from Renault-sourced engines to Honda for the 2019 season. Motorsport.com first reported on the major shakeup on Monday. The move puts an end to a 12-year relationship between RBR and Renault. The former said the...

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Lewis Hamilton spotted in LA with new Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta

It turns out Mercedes-AMG Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton is one of the 210 people in possession of a Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta. He was spotted driving around Los Angeles in the white car and one of the stops he made was at the popular Nobu restaurant in Malibu where this video was taken. While Hamilton drove up to the restaurant in the LaFerrari Aperta, he...

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2018 Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix preview

This weekend is round seven of the 2018 Formula 1 World Championship, which takes us to Montreal's Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, home of the Canadian Grand Prix. The 2.71-mile track layout almost always delivers an action-packed race. Overtaking is relatively straightforward, speeds are high and the cars are pushed to their limits; likewise, the concrete walls...

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McLaren X2 a vision of the future of racing

Formula 1 now has its halo in place. Still, cars can always be made safer. And this doesn't have to come at the expense of the quality of the racing or the appeal of the cars themselves. Case in point; the McLaren F1 team's amazing X2 concept race car. The McLaren X2 isn't actually new, mind you. The British race team produced another variation on this idea...

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