In response to a rules breach by Nico Rosberg and his team at the British Grand Prix, Formula One did the least logical thing they could—make even more rules, which four-time champion Sebastian Vettel reportedly called “bullshit.” For the sake of foul language in the cockpit, let’s hope he didn’t say it on the radio.
Lewis Hamilton has a thing for using Snapchat. Formula One Management has a thing for protecting its incredibly exclusive broadcast rights. Those two things don’t mix well, and F1 head honcho Bernie Ecclestone put a personal ban on Hamilton’s Snapchat use in the paddock—which Hamilton broke that very day.
Fernando Alonso’s car tore itself to shreds after a wreck on the 17th lap of today’s Australian Grand Prix, but the Spaniard walked away in a testament to the safety standards of the world racing series.
It’s been an eventful Singapore Grand Prix so far, but even with Lewis Hamilton’s retirement and a crazy crash between Felipe Massa and Nico Hulkenberg, no moments have been as bizarre as this: the random fan seen just walking around the track.
In a crime that sounds as if it was from a James Bond film instead of real life, F1 driver Jenson Button and wife Jessica Michibata were robbed in a vacation home in the south of France. Burglars pumped anesthetic gas through the home to knock the couple out before stealing over $465,000 worth of items.
Rumors and whispers of the Next Great American Formula One Team come and go, often crumbling like bits of Pirelli rubber in the wind. But while the Haas F1 team actually looks like it’s coming to fruition, there’s another murmur, this time dancing through the ears of Motorsport.com. And this one looks to be based on a…
Never mind the random act of hat, or the shirt that may have been borrowed from James May. Formula One driver and SUPPPOSED English gentleman Lewis Hamilton ran afoul of the Royal Box dress code at Wimbledon, causing him to miss the final. The violation? No jacket, tie and shoes that were to the code’s standards.
Strange as it may seem to read it, flop-haired sinister Andy Warhol impersonator Bernie Ecclestone doesn’t actually own Formula One. The group with the biggest stake in the biggest spectacle of motorsports actually belongs to private equity firm CVC Capital Partners. And word on the street is they want out – and…
How balls-out crazy is the Monaco Grand Prix, exactly? This ride along on Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes for his pole position-winning lap will show you just how absurdly close all the Formula One cars this weekend have to get to the walls to put down a fast lap of the impossibly narrow, windy street circuit.
UPS opened up a can of worms when they decided to do a photo mosaic for their logo. The idea was to use fans' Facebook photos as the background. Of course, someone had Dick Butt (which is a doodle of exactly what it sounds like) as their photo. Now Dick Butt will take a glorious ride aboard the Ferrari SF15-T. …
Today is Michael Schumacher's 46th birthday. It has to be a better birthday than last year for the seven-time Formula One world champion and his family; he spent that one still in a coma in the wake of his terrible winter skiing accident. As he recovers, let's pause to remember one of the greatest moments of his…
Mercedes-Benz is the official victor of the Formula One Constructor's championship, but for me, it doesn't matter who won officially. The way I see it, Red Bull Racing keeps winning everything. Because they keep cheating in the cleverest of ways, which is what F1 is all about.
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…
When Fernando Alonso's car started to catch fire during during the second round of practice for the Brazilian Grand Prix, he simply pulled over, got out of the car and brought over a fire extinguisher as if this were a normal, expected thing to do.
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.
Marussia F1 driver Jules Bianchi was seriously injured and is reportedly in surgery after crashing into a tractor that was attending to Adrian Sutil who crashed at a very wet Japanese Grand Prix on the outskirts of a typhoon.
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.
May 1st, 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the death of Formula One legend Ayrton Senna, one of the greatest racing drivers the world has ever known. Jalopnik reader Alan Dahl was there at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix where Senna lost his life. This is his story. -Ed.
The term "Media Relations" takes on a new tone when it gets to Formula One. Hopefully a little rub for good luck will help Ferrari out.