What Would a Realistic Closed-Cockpit Formula 1 Car Look Like?

After Jules Bianchi's crash at Suzuka, talk has skyrocketed in the debate for adding a closed cockpit to Formula 1 cars. In this video, Craig Scarborough talks through his interpretation, noting safety concerns and aerodynamic consequences/benefits. » 10/19/14 10:23pm Sunday 10:23pm

How good is Vettel without a dominating car?

There comes that point in an F1 driver's career where you start to desire enhancing your scrutiny of their apparent skill to scrutinizing how apparently skilled they really are. It comes around pretty consistently when the guy changes cars. In the case of Sebastian Vettel, F1 fans are undeniably questioning how much… » 10/14/14 7:58am 10/14/14 7:58am

[Discussion] What do you think Alonso's plans for 2015 are?

As if the annual Formula 1 silly season isn't crazy enough, this year has been even more insane than normal with the sports' biggest drivers deciding on their futures and potentially changing teams. By now, we've all heard that Sebastian Vettel is leaving Red Bull, but despite Christian Horner stating that the 4-time… » 10/13/14 5:17pm 10/13/14 5:17pm

Lotus F1 Team to be powered by Mercedes engines in 2015

A few hours ago, the Lotus F1 team has revealed that their 2015 F1 car will no longer be powered by Renault engines, and that they are switching to Mercedes power plants. This means that Mercedes will continue to provide engines for four teams (Mercedes AMG Petronas, Sahara Force India, Williams Martini Racing, and… » 10/09/14 2:32pm 10/09/14 2:32pm

Bianchi's crash really affects the whole F1 field emotionally.

The body language and generally depressing atmosphere at the press conference 4 days after the accident gives us an insight how much a heavy crash of a colleague really impacts the mood of modern F1 drivers. Also, while I understand having Seb, Nando, Kvjat, Button and Masse at the conference - who on earth made Sutil… » 10/09/14 12:50pm 10/09/14 12:50pm

Technically Formula 1 - Russian Grand Prix

Technical innovation is what makes Formula 1 so different from any other form of racing. The on track action is as much played out by the engineers and aerodynamicists as it is the drivers. We are here to admire, study, and discuss this beauty that exists on the ragged edge of what we think is possible, or at least… » 10/08/14 7:41pm 10/08/14 7:41pm

Video of Bianchi's crash (warning: graphic!)

A video, filmed from the grandstands, has emerged, and it shows the sheer violence of the hit. If you don't feel that it's right to watch it, don't click on it, it might be hard to swallow. Edit: FOM already took it down, but I found a reupload. In case the video is blocked again, here are a few screengrabs by McMike. » 10/06/14 10:14am 10/06/14 10:14am

It's Time to Put Safety Warnings on the Steering Wheel LCD

Formula 1 prides itself as being the motorsport at the pinnacle of technology, and this year some teams started putting giant LCD displays on their steering wheels. It's time for this electronic real estate to improve driver information and safety about the track conditions. » 10/05/14 4:11pm 10/05/14 4:11pm

Japanese Grand Prix - Post Race Analysis

This is an open discussion, summary, and statistics listing following the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka. Obvious spoilers below... » 10/05/14 11:39am 10/05/14 11:39am

Jules Bianchi Taken To Hospital After Collision with Support Vehicle

The Japanese Grand Prix ended abruptly when Jules Bianchi's Marussia went off track in wet conditions under a yellow flag. Jules's car collided with a support vehicle that was trying to retrieve Adrian Sutil's Sauber from going off earlier at the same corner (what initially caused the yellow flag). » 10/05/14 10:30am 10/05/14 10:30am

Japanese Grand Prix - Post Qualifying Analysis

The Formula 1 teams roll though Suzuka, hoping to gain a good qualifying position before the Typhoon rolls in and the red lights go out (no, that wasn't a metaphor), while news of Vettel's departure did well to overshadow what was a great qualifying session for some. » 10/04/14 12:49pm 10/04/14 12:49pm