How Formula One Actually Works: A Guide For Confused Americans

Cricket is considered to be the most impenetrable game for non-Englishmen to comprehend. Being English I cannot understand why foreigners might struggle to grasp the appeal of sitting on a wooden bench and watching 22 men occasionally move on-and-off a large field for five days, but believe me when I tell you that a… » 11/20/14 12:07pm 11/20/14 12:07pm

Lewis Hamilton Wins Most Drama-Filled U.S. Grand Prix Yet

Two years ago in Austin, Lewis Hamilton took home the checkered flag at Circuit of the Americas' first-ever Formula One race. Today, driving for a different team and continuing a dominant streak he's displayed all season, Hamilton won again. But the race was full of drama, on the track and off. » 11/02/14 5:07pm 11/02/14 5:07pm

Oops! F1's 16-Year-Old Whiz Kid Crashes First F1 Car Doing Donuts

There's been a bit of a fight over 16-year-old Dutch wunderkind Max Verstappen, who will be Formula One's youngest driver at 17 next year. Everyone wants a piece of the super talented young driver... although maybe the losers will feel better after seeing this video of him crashing his first F1 car. » 8/31/14 1:12pm 8/31/14 1:12pm

Lotus Formula 1 PR Guy Says He Was Fired For 'Supporting Gay Athletes'

Back in February, the Lotus F1 team's often irreverent Twitter account shot out a tweet pronouncing its support of gay athletes at the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. The tweet was deleted, and Lotus apologized for the "unauthorised" tweet. Now its former brand director is saying he was fired for it. » 6/15/14 5:02pm 6/15/14 5:02pm

F1 Team Owner Thinks Danica Patrick Is 'Great Candidate' For Seat

Racing bigwig Gene Haas is getting all his ducks in a row in preparation for the 2016 launch of his new Formula One team. One of those ducks he needs in a row is two drivers. And to that end, he just said he thinks Danica Patrick is a "great candidate" for one of the two seats. » 6/08/14 10:51am 6/08/14 10:51am

F1 Driver Jean-Éric Vergne Was Hospitalized After Starving Himself

The powers that govern Formula One changed its minimum weight limit for drivers and cars this season, and that small change has already claimed its first victim. Scuderia Toro Rosso driver Jean-Éric Vergne was hospitalized a few weeks ago after attempting an extreme diet for just a few tenths of a second on the track. » 4/06/14 10:57am 4/06/14 10:57am